Category Archive: SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

SOLIDWORKS 2018

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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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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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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SOLIDWORKS: Tips for Creating Organized Title Blocks

There’s a lot that goes into creating SOLIDWORKS drawing templates – sheet formats, linked custom properties, document properties, and more. With all of this, one topic that often gets overlooked is how to keep your title blocks neat and organized. Here are some tips to help. A good place to start is setting up your…

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