Growing up and playing with LEGO® as a budding engineer, had you ever thought about how strong your LEGO® pieces were? We shall investigate this thought using SolidWorks Simulation, an FEA module that runs natively within the SolidWorks User Interface.... Continued
There are 3 main tools that can project our 2D sketch onto a face: Project curve, Split line and Wrap. How should we choose and what is the difference between them? Here are some tips for you. Project curve –... Continued
Learn how to easily delete a face from a solid or surface body when modeling in SOLIDWORKS. Our #TechTip this week is by Training Manager John Setzer. Video Transcript Hi and welcome to another GSC tech tip. Today we’re going... Continued
This is a SOLIDWORKS Tutorial for a drop out bowl mold. The mold is designed to create a slip cast ceramic bowl. The tutorial focuses on the combine tool, and the use of undercut analysis, which evaluates the design of the bowl for possible issues for molding. It is essential to test a model in this way before molding to avoid the model getting trapped in the mold.... Continued
This is a SOLIDWORKS tutorial to create a pot of gold money jar. This tutorial demonstrates a range of modelling tools, but also highlights the use of the centreline sketch tool as a guide for sketches, new planes, and axis for pattern or move features. The decals and coin part for this design are available to download in the tutorials blog description.... Continued
What if you needed to pull a cross-section of a solid with the ability to trace it? Well there are a couple of ways you can go about doing just that. The first is the Slicing tool which first made... Continued
This is Part 2 of a two-part SOLIDWORKS tutorial for a Gingerbread Train Set. This tutorial demonstrates the use of path mates, to create a motion analysis of a train set that moves through the application of path motors to create a simulation of a toy train set. You will need to have watched part 1 of this tutorial if you want to see how to add reference points to parts ready for a motion analysis.
The accessories, tracks and carriages for this tutorial are available available to download from the description.
This is a two part SOLIDWORKS tutorial for a Gingerbread Train Set. Part 1 of this tutorial will demonstrate how to create a simple wooden train model in preparation for a motion analysis which is used to create an animation. In Part 1 you will create two parts, a Train and a set of wheels. The tutorial focuses on basic modelling features, but also shows you how to export decals ready to bring in to SOLIDWORKS and how to apply them to the train. The decals for this tutorial are available to download from the description.... Continued