Split Core and Cavity with Simple Extrude and Surface Features

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Split Core and Cavity with Simple Extrude and Surface Features by Selvam Though creating a core-cavity part may be mostly used by mold designers, it is also important for FEA and reverse engineering engineering to learn this ability to help them with their requirements. Solidworks provides a robust Mold Design tools to do this, but you are also able to achieve this results using the simple extrude and surface features found in Solidworks. For this 2 parts series, I will …

Solidworks Design Checker – Keeping all your drawings up to standard!

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Solidworks Design Checker – Keeping all your drawings up to standard! by David Solidworks Design Checker allows you to quickly check if your Solidworks part, assembly or drawings follows a particular standard or requirement that your company has set or a particular industry standard. Just as how NASA has its own set of rules to follow when it comes to their detailed drawings, you now have the option to create your own rules or to follow international standards such as …

Create Technical Drawings using Task Scheduler

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Create Technical Drawings using Task Scheduler  by Nathan Hey there! So for my last article, I touched on how we could create a drawing template with predefined views, which allows us to generate drawings based on a 3D CAD with the desired views. This is a great way of saving time and for streamlining all your drawing formats. For today, I am gonna take it up a notch. In the previous case, you would still need to start a new drawing file …

Save Time with Predefined Views on Solidworks

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Save Time with Predefined Views on Solidworks by Nathan Hey there! Good to see you guys again. Its been a while since I put up a post, and thought that I would write about methods to save time on 2D Drawing generation using Solidworks. Creating a 2D Drawing from a 3D model in Solidworks is very easy. You could easily create one with 4 views and annotations in about a minute. But what if could do the same thing in 10 …

Solidworks Feature Recognition – Using the Interactive Method

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Solidworks Feature Recognition – Using the Interactive Methods by Erick Some of the pains of working with a neutral files (such as Parasolid and IGES) is the lost of feature information which makes editing them a hassle. Solidworks tries to alleviate this pain by introducing Feature Recognition, which helps you identify some of these features and populating them again in the design tree for easy editing. There are two ways to use Feature Recognition, which is either by allowing Feature …

Automate your Configurations using DriveWorksXpress

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Automate your Configurations using DriveWorksXpress by David A few months ago I started a task scheduler series whereby the key message was the ability to cut down on time used on repetitive tasks such as updating drawings etc using some of the tools provided for Solidworks. To up the ante today, we are gonna automate something much more intricate, which is part configuration. With Solidworks you could create configurations on a particular part with the same part file. But what …

Explode Animation Using Solidworks

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Explode Animation Using Solidworks by Nathan A video is always  a good tool to communicate an idea as it uses visuals to convey the information that is intended. Especially when it comes to product presentations or how-tos, a properly made video goes a long way in making sure that no miscommunication happens. For today’s post, I would like to touch on that which is on creating simple explode animation. The Solidworks explode function already has the function of creating an exploded …

Creating Chain Pattern using Solidworks

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Creating Chain Pattern using Solidworks by Erick For today I thought I would touch on some features that not many people would know but is extremely powerful. The chain pattern helps in creating chain links which consist of repeated chain pattern, and helps in assigning the right chain movement. You can create three types of chain patterns: Distance Distance Linkage Connected Linkage Creating a chain pattern is easy! I have created a video which shows exactly that: Also new in …

Creating Cosmetic Threads with Solidworks

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Creating Cosmetic Threads with Solidworks by Selvam Modeling screws and fasteners can be a hassle if one does not know how to model one. And most of the time, we would not need to have an exact model of a screw or fasteners, but just a part to represent one. With Solidworks you can easily do so by creating cosmetic threads instead of modeling it. What is good about this function is that you are able to define the kind …

File Referencing in Solidworks – How it Works

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File Referencing in Solidworks – How it Works by David Knowing how Solidworks searches for individual parts of an assemblies is important in being able to troubleshoot any issues with wrong reference files as quickly as possible. Everytime a part is created in Solidworks, two sets of IDs are associated with it which are the External ID and Internal ID. The external ID is the name you assign to the part, for example Part1.sldprt. The Internal ID is a naming …