SOLIDWORKS PDM

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Product Data Management (aka idea-lockers) – A Simple Explanation Here at Hawk Ridge Systems, our customers design some of the most complex and amazing products and systems in the world. We provide engineering tools and services to those companies, and while they’re some of the most user-friendly tools on the market, those tools can beRead the Rest…

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

How to Find the Volume of a Hollow Body

A question that I have been asked many times by SOLIDWORKS users who have modeled a part that has an internal volume is, “Is there a feature that can show me the volume inside my hollow part?” Luckily, SOLIDWORKS has many great tools where we can easily find the mass and volume of bodies from our Evaluate section, but does not directly tell us the volume inside a part that has been shelled. In order to make this happen, we need to somehow create a body that will fill in the hollow volume where we can then measure the volume for it.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Proper Renaming of Files in SOLIDWORKS

In your installation of SOLIDWORKS, there is a basic file management utility called SOLIDWORKS Explorer that goes a long way in helping you ensure that if files are renamed or moved, those references are still maintained! The reason SOLIDWORKS documents can’t easily be renamed by right-clicking in Windows Explorer and clicking ‘Rename’ is because of references.

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