## What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2018: Bounding Box

The bounding box is an indispensable piece of reference geometry in SOLIDWORKS, representing the smallest area or volume in which a design can fit. While available in weldment and sheet metal models for many years, creating a bounding box for

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## SOLIDWORKS Composer: Preparing Your Models for Asset Generation – Viewport Properties & Property Pane Controls

In today’s blog, we’ll be going further in depth to prepare your model for asset generation by diving into Viewport Properties in SOLIDWORKS Composer. With Viewport Properties, we’ll go through how certain Lighting properties affect your actors. In addition, we’ll

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## SOLIDWORKS Motion Study: Controlling the Roll

Introduction Have you ever rolled a dice and hoped for a specific number to show up? Because I know I have! With lots of roll playing games, using dice of various shapes and sizes I decided it would be fun

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## SOLIDWORKS Simulation Quick Tip: Prescribed Displacements

When setting up an analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, we typically think of applying forces or other loads and calculating the resulting stresses and displacements as our outputs. However, in situations where the forces may not be known, an expected displacement

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## SOLIDWORKS: Bring Your Drawings to Life!

It’s easy to understand the range of motion of an assembly when you’re working with a 3D model. But how can one communicate this effectively in a 2D drawing environment? Well, the Alternate Position View makes quick work of this

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## SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017: 5 New Features You’ll Want to Use

Are you looking to upgrade to SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017? Wondering what new features it has? Well, look no further. We’re going to cover what I think are the top 5 new features that were added to SOLIDWORKS PDM* for the

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## What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 – Costing

Hi, everybody! Every year, SOLIDWORKS rolls out a new version with many great enhancements, and this year is no different. In this article, I’m going to show you some of the top enhancements to the costing module in SOLIDWORKS 2017.

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## Dirty file? Clean it up, with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Cleaning Utility

With every SOLIDWORKS installation, there are a set of additional tools that get installed along with the software that can be very useful. Most of you may not have known any of these tools existed unless you’ve been introduced to

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## An Overview of ScanTo3D in SOLIDWORKS

Starting in 2016 for SOLIDWORKS Professional (Premium for 2015 versions and older), there is a great add-in that works for those who need to transfer physical objects into a 3D model. The add-in is called ScanTo3D. For users who need

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## Circuitworks vs. Circuitworks Lite

If your designs include printed circuit boards (PCBs), there is a pretty good chance that at one point or another you have wished you could have an accurate 3D representation of the finished board for fitting or design checks. Well

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