SOLIDWORKS Blog  -  by Hawk Ridge Systems

January 17, 2018

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS: Fixing Incorrectly Sized Toolbox Hardware

Have you ever opened an assembly to the sight of gigantic bolts, washers, nuts, or other incorrectly sized hardware from the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox? Why is this happening and more importantly how can it be fixed? Why are my Toolbox components the wrong size? The Toolbox works through a database that governs what sizes are available for each piece of hardware….

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January 15, 2018

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SOLIDWORKS: Tab & Slot Business Card Holder Design

The business card holder below was created as an example to illustrate the benefits of the Tab & Slot feature. An additional goal of the design was to create a finished product cheap enough to be used as giveaway items for marketing events. The Tab & Slot feature creates interlocking tabs for self-fixturing assembly design, which is particularly useful…

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January 10, 2018

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SOLIDWORKS: Changing Serial Numbers

Have you ever wondered, “How in the world do I change my SOLIDWORKS serial number?” Perhaps you have an evaluation license installed, and need to input your new permanent serial number. Maybe you were assigned a new serial number by your company that you need to swap out. How do you get up and running so that you  have full…

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January 8, 2018

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SOLIDWORKS: Reusing Deleted Drawing View Labels

For many users, drawings are a critical aspect of the design documentation process. When creating drawing views, SOLIDWORKS automatically applies labels to the new views with respect to the assignedSystem Properties. By default, these labels are not reused once a labeled view has been deleted. As such, inconsistent lettering is often a problem when deleting…

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