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Advanced notes in SolidWorks drawings: Pattern Instance
Want to stuff some sweet automatic pattern instance updates into your drawing notes? Many times when people get to the point of creating a drawing they are stretched for time causing failing back to basic techniques and manually labor. In … Continue reading [more...]
Nov 11, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-10)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can use the Swept Flange Feature to create bends in different directions for more complex Sheet Metal parts. 2.You can set new sketches to Auto-rotate normal … Continue reading [more...]
Oct 14, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-3)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1. The Home key will bring you to the top of the feature tree and the end key will bring you to the bottom of the feature … Continue reading [more...]
Feb 26, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
How to learn SolidWorks 2014
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Gandi We have all been in situations where a new skill was required, and some are easy through trial an error. I for example … Continue reading [more...]
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Feb 17, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
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Rhino 5 Service Release 7 Available Link [Lars:With 25 saves before it stops working, I think I need to review the trial version soon] Mastercam Swiss Expert 2013 on a Tsugami S-327 5-axis machine Link [Lars:I could watch cool Swiss … Continue reading [more...]
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Feb 12, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-20)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.To dimensions from tangent edges of an arc or circle, hold Shift and select the tangent edge closest to the desired placement. 2.You can create parts in … Continue reading [more...]
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Feb 5, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-19)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can press the space bar to bring up the Orientation dialog box. 2.When dimensionsing, right-click to lock the orientation of the dimensions (inside/outside angle or horizontal/vertical/parallel). … Continue reading [more...]
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Feb 4, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
3 Things you should know about SolidWorks Search Routines
Changes are that appreciation is not what most people has on their mind when this message apear when opening an assembly. But if a tiny bit of frustration is coming to the surface do not point it at SolidWorks. SolidWorks … Continue reading [more...]
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Jan 27, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
cadcamstuff Wins TenLinks Top Ten Blogger Award
No one like people who brags, but today I am going to stick to the American Novelist Sarah Sheppard who said It ain’t bragging if it is true The great news source TenLinks and SolidWorks had teamed up this year … Continue reading [more...]
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Jan 22, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
GrabCAD Workbench Professional now has SolidWorks add-in
GrabCAD might have been your favorite hub for cool 3D models but has become so much more with their new “collaboration/Dropbox on steriods” Workbench feature. From GrabCAD Workbench gives user the capabilities to automatically sync their desktop files to cloud … Continue reading [more...]
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Jan 20, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-18)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.When you create a new projected, section, or auxiliary view, by default it is aligned with the parent view. To break the default alignment, hold down Ctrl … Continue reading [more...]
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Jan 14, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
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SolidWorks Tutorial:Import Diagnostics… Link [Lars:My friend Alin Vargatu from Javelin does a fantastic job explaining this great SolidWorks tool] Ten Inspiring Quotes On Design and Creativity… Link [Lars:Simon Martin posted this great and fun article on one of my favorite … Continue reading [more...]
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Jan 13, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-17)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can create blocks from commonly used sketches and easily reuse them in sketches, drawings, and models to quickly copy a sketch. 2.Use the Sketch Picture command … Continue reading [more...]
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Jan 6, 14 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-16)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.Click the Show in Folder icon next to recent documents in the File menu to browse to their location. 2.You can pin files in the recently used … Continue reading [more...]
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Dec 18, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
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SolidWorks 2014 Style Spline… Link [Lars:Charles Culp from SWtuts.com does an awesome job showing this tool. You should take the time to watch this!!] Autodesk introducing CAM 360… Link [Lars:Cloud based solution for CAM is here! Is this the future?...] … Continue reading [more...]
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Dec 16, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-15)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can specify the defalt line font for many types of drawing items. Click Tools, Options, Document Properties, Line Font. 2.A sketch has a minus in front … Continue reading [more...]
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Dec 12, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
Get going with SolidWorks Sheet Metal Gauge Tables
SolidWorks Sheet Metal Gauge Tables… Time to do a quick filter through options and get going with using Sheet Metal Gauge Tables. How do you use Sheet Metal tables in SolidWorks? Where do you start? Why do you need them? … Continue reading [more...]
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Dec 10, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
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SolidWorks SP1.0 available for download… Link [Lars:If your company is paying for subscription it might be fun to test this release out. Do not forget you can run it side by side with an older version of SolidWorks. If your … Continue reading [more...]
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Dec 9, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-14)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.When editing a part in an assembly, you can force the other components to become transparent, making it easier to select the part to be edited. Right-click … Continue reading [more...]
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Dec 3, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
SolidWorks Drawing Tips and Workarounds
SolidWorks wants to know about your drawing workarounds. A while back Matt Lorono from SolidWorks started an interesting post on the forum. Looking for user feedback on what is most troublesome in regards using SolidWorks drawings. One could think that … Continue reading [more...]
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Dec 2, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-13)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can use Interference Detection to make sure components in an assembly don’t intersect one another. 2.You can use Hide/Show Items on the Heads-Up View Toolbar to … Continue reading [more...]
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Nov 25, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-12)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can use the Split Part feature to remove geometry from an imported body. This can be used in the place of trying to create a cut … Continue reading [more...]
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Nov 21, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
Use SolidWorks Costing to find the right price
A tool to extract costing data from your 3D CAD model, An excellent idea. It is about time that I write something about one of my favorite newer tools in SolidWorks. SolidWorks costing has been around a few years, and … Continue reading [more...]
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Nov 19, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-11)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can make a perspective view in a drawing. First, create a named view in the model using the Orientation dialog box, then insert that view in … Continue reading [more...]
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Nov 14, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
Let the SpaceMouse navigate your 3D creation
A beautiful well designed productivity tool from 3DConnexion. Personal Experience… About 5 years ago I found myself as a 9 hour a day CAD/CAM jockey with only minutes through the day allocated for lunch and bathroom breaks. Sounds familiar?. At … Continue reading [more...]
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Nov 7, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-9)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1.You can create a split FeatureManager design tree by grabbing the gray bar at the top of the FeatureManager design tree, and dragging it downward. 2.After you … Continue reading [more...]
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Nov 6, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
6 things SolidWorks Users should know about 3D Printing
What do you want to know about 3D Printing? My experience is that engineers and designers want to know everything about everything. We just don’t always have that kind of time so we have to simplify. The Trick… My trick … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 31, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-8)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1. You can use the Sketch Fillet tool to fillet non-intersecting sketch entities. The entities are automatically trimmed or extended when the fillet is added. 2. You … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 28, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-7)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1. Use Command Search to locate and execute SolidWorks commands. The default keyboard shortcut for Command Search is W. 2. You can drag a command Search result … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 24, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-6)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1. You can control the component color in Hidden Lines Removed View in an assembly with the parts or the assembly. Select View, Display, and select or … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 23, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
SolidWorks Composer on the Shop Floor
Ready to drop playing weekend photographer/Microsoft Paint amateur to get the message across, and instead handle your communication with the shop floor a lot faster? SolidWorks Composer… Advertised as a technical communication tool most people are probably thinking instruction manuals … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 21, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-5)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1. You can step through the creation sequence of a part by clicking the Rollback bar in the FeatureManager design tree, then pressing the up and down … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 17, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
5 Productive SolidWorks Tips (REV-4)
5 SolidWorks Tips that may possible be helpful kick starting your 3D day. 1. You can automatically save Backup and Auto-recovery information after a specified time interval. Click Tools, Options, Systems Options, Backup/Recover to enable this option, and to specify … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 16, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
4 Things you need to know about SolidWorks Rx
It can quickly determine if you are having a graphics card issues It is simply the best way to get the right graphics driver for SolidWorks It is a great way to assure your computer is a lean mean CAD machine It … Continue reading [more...]
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Oct 30, 13 — CADCAMstuff blog
Free CAM:Delcam for SolidWorks Xpress
I guess it is alright being late to the party if you are the only one who knows there is one. Delcam for SolidWork Xpress (DelcamXpress as I choose to call it) has been out since May 2013 but hasn’t … Continue reading [more...]
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