SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Maintain Appearances When Applying Materials in SOLIDWORKS

So you just finished an awesome design that took you quite a bit of time to model, and you are feeling pretty proud of it. That’s usually right about the time I realize I forgot to apply a material to this part so that I can get an approximate weight. If you did, you just witnessed part of your beautiful appearances disappear, or be replaced rather.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – eDrawings

eDrawings on the desktop has a whole new look starting in 2015, closely following the eDrawings for Android and iOS user interface made for touch screen mobile devices. Tablets running Windows and many laptop PCs have touch screen displays, so the icons have been made bigger and spaced further apart to make them easier to select.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Key Enhancements to the Move Face Command

We all know that when working with a native SOLIDWORKS model, design changes can be easily made by editing the individual features. But what if you’re working with imported 3D geometry such as Parasolid, STEP, or IGES files that are missing the SOLIDWORKS feature information in the model? If you’ve never used the Move Face feature before, you’re missing out. With the move face feature you can offset, translate, and rotate faces on solid and surface models to quickly and easily make changes to the geometry. For those of you that are already familiar with the Move Face command, here are a few great enhancements to the tool that you might not have noticed.

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