## Create a Cactus: SOLIDWORKS Tutorial

For this SOLIDWORKS tutorial you will need to download the cactus pot and cactus spike parts from the SOLIDWORKS blog below. In this tutorial I am going to demonstrate the use of loft using normal to profile constraints. I will also show you how to use component patterns within an assembly to add the spike onto the cactus.

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## SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Football Tutorial

Football: Just in time for the Super Bowl, we got this model ready to go with no deflategate controversy here. This fun multi-body model has some uncommon but powerful features included. There are two simple examples of curved driven patterns. There is

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## SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Cornucopia Tutorial

Cornucopia: This festive model is multi-body part. It has two curve driven patterns to make up most of the cornucopia’s shape. The curve driven patterns use 3D sweeps as construction geometry to control the shape of the patterns. To create the

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## SOLIDWORKS Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch Tutorial – Part 3

It’s safe to say that Quidditch is Harry Potter’s favorite wizarding pastime. As Hagrid would say, a wizard’s passion for Quidditch is the equivalent to a muggle’s passion for football. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication

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## SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Bowling Pin Tutorial

Bowling Pin: This model shows how to use split line curves. It also has newer SOLIDWORKS functionality using circular profile sweeps. The circular profile sweep eliminates the need for an additional sketch with a circle on it to create the

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## SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Utilizing Curve Driven Patterns

While some of the common patterning commands like Linear Pattern and Circular Pattern can accomplish your modeling needs, sometimes a feature needs to be patterned along a face that has a custom curvature. The Curve Driven Pattern command allows you

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## SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Chariot Tutorial

Chariot: This small but feature packed assembly consists of a few multi-body parts. The wheel and wheel boss are multi-body parts and have several examples of circular patterns. The chariot part is another multibody part made of extrusions and revolves features and

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## SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Candy Castle Assembly Tutorial

Candy Castle Assembly: This festive assembly has easy to understand component patterning and mirroring. It has examples of linear, circular and curve-driven patterns. One part has a fill pattern. Assembly level cuts using “Feature Scope” are used to control which components are cut. Part

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