SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – The Formation Tool

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional makes it incredibly easy to lay out copies of your product using the handy Formation Tool. In only a few clicks, Visualize will place your models into a variety of patterns (circular, line, diagonal, vee, etc) allowing for quick and easy display of design iterations or product variants like different colors. In this week’s Visualize Quick Tip, we’ll show you how to use the Formation Tool to rapidly arrange several models in a single Visualize project.

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Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.