Have you ever rebuilt a model repeatedly and it still doesn’t update properly? Or rebuilds alternate between different results? Or the performance if slow? If so, it might have a circular reference. A circular reference happens when the dimensions or... Continued
One of the great things about live training is the interaction between members of the class. As students try things or think of how they might use SOLIDWORKS in their own work, questions come up that allow for learning beyond the book. During my last Advanced... Continued
If you work on a drawings of large assemblies you know it can be frustrating at times due to reduced performance. Those drawings contain several drawing sheets and each sheet contains several views of all types. Not to mention all... Continued
Making Part Modifications There may be times when you’re working on an assembly and decide that one of the parts needs to be modified; however, you don’t want to modify the original, but instead make a copy to be modified specifically... Continued
Partridge in a Pear Tree: This fun part has two configurations showing the collapsed and open states of the geometry. The geometry in this part acts similar to a pop up greeting card. One angle dimension in the base sketch controls... Continued
SOLIDWORKS 2021 was released on Monday, October 5, 2020, and it had some terrific enhancements! One of my favorites is the addition of the COLOR PICKER tool. This tool allows users to easily match the color of their SOLIDWORKS model... Continued
In SOLIDWORKS Visualize, background contains of two kind of background: 3D Environment and 2D Backplate. A list of 3D Environment is stored in the default SOLIDWORKS Visualize library. We can choose a suitable environment directly from the library. An... Continued
Rocking Horse: A toy Rocking Horse that can be scaled up or down to be used in renderings or as a 3D printed figurine, an ornament, etc. You can download the part here. Complexity: Moderate Features: Layout Sketch, Offset Surface, Delete/Keep... Continued
SOLIDWORKS 2021 now includes the ability to use equations in properties. By having equations to use to calculate physical aspects of your designs will greatly enhance communications to downstream stakeholders. It will also enhance the accuracy of the annotations and... Continued
Continue to create a Wooden Toy Diner Kitchen in part 2 of this SOLIDWORKS Tutorial. In part 1 we created the main kitchen structure. In part 2 we are finishing the model, and applying appearances and decals.
The Part, Decal and DXF files needed for this tutorial are available in the blog below.