This is a SOLIDWORKS tutorial to create a Magnetic Penguin Puzzle. This tutorial focuses on the use of the Split Tool. It also demonstrates how to export the split bodies to parts, and create a simple gravity motion analysis animation with an assembly of the finished puzzle. The decals and DXF file for the design are available to download in the description below.... Continued
This question came up during one of our classes regarding model orientation. The challenge was to orient a model normal to a face but not have the view orientation use default “Y” orientation for that face. There’s actually a very... Continued
Mannequin: This model is intended to highlight the power of Instant 3D in a part. Enable Instant 3D, highlight the sketch named ‘Skeleton’ and drag the blue handles to articulate the Mannequin. As the body parts move, the graphics update... Continued
Sheet Metal: This part covers all the new features and most of the enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal parts from SOLIDWORKS 2017 thru 2019. One other newer option from SOLIDWORKS 2016 is also included where the edge flange can extend past... Continued
Part 2 of the Galaxy themed Bead Maze Toy Tutorial. Part 2 we will create the beads for the maze, and create a final assembly with all the parts. Ensure that you have watched Part 1 of the tutorial first. In Part 1 you will learn how to create the main structure of the bead maze, which involves the use of 3D sketch and the sweep tool. You will also be shown how to add decals to a model. The decals and DXF files are available for download in the description.... Continued
Equation Driven Nixie Tube Clock: This model is intended to demonstrate the power of equations and their ability to suppress and unsuppress features based on input from Custom Properties. Simply type in a time, and the clock will respond by... Continued
Tutorial to make a Galaxy themed Bead Maze Toy. Part 1 you will learn how to create the main structure of the bead maze, which involves the use of 3D sketch and the sweep tool.
You will also be shown how to add decals to a model. Part 2 we will create the beads for the maze, and create a final assembly with all the parts. The decals and DXF files are available for download in the description.
Variable Pattern Tiki: This model is intended to demonstrate the power of the Variable Pattern feature. The bottom head contains the original Mouth, Teeth, Nose and Eyes features. The other three heads are patterned using Variable Pattern. Each instance... Continued
Fun with Part Patterns: This part shows several different, easy to understand part patterns. There are seven patterns covering six different part pattern types. We cover some of the pattern functionality introduced recently to help users be more efficient and... Continued
1. Uncovering a childhood memory at the thrift store! I love thrift stores. There’s something magical about walking into one of these places and uncovering a treasure or seeing something from your childhood resurface. The latter is what happened to... Continued