Have you ever needed to add an edge break to a Boss, Hole or Pocket feature with curvature on the top edge of the surface? I can't tell you how many times I talk to customers struggling to do those very things, unaware that the functionality is only a few clicks away.
In this video, we will walk through setting up the Chamfering of Non-Planer Edges inside SolidWorks CAM or CAMWorks 2.5 axis milling.
Anytime I have to repeat the same tasks or steps over and over again, I’m always looking for a way to streamline that process and make it easier moving forward. One great way to save time in SOLIDWORKS is to create custom part, assembly and drawing templates. In this post, we will go through the basic steps of creating templates for parts and assemblies so you can streamline your workflow and save time as well.
There is nothing more frustrating for us at Alignex then hearing our customers are struggling with a project. It's even worse when we find out the problem is easily fixable with a feature already hidden within the SOLIDWORKS interface. This week, Alignex application engineer Mike Dady is here to introduce the Hole Wizard Customization Tool, a little known gem that can help save your team a ton of hassle in the future.
Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. Here’s the SOLIDWORKS plan for supporting Windows 10.
Windows 10 SOLIDWORKS Supported Editions
• Windows 10 Pro (64 bit only)
• Windows 10 Enterprise (64 bit only)
Windows 10 SOLIDWORKS Support Schedule (All Products)
• SOLIDWORKS 2015: SP5 (Released November 18, 2015)
• SOLIDWORKS 2016: SP0 (SOLIDWORKS 2016 Beta 2 and SOLIDWORKS PDM Beta 3 will include Beta level support for Windows 10)
Thinking of upgrading your OS? Take a look at this SOLIDWORKS compatibility chart:
If you’re a student, professional or manager that utilizes SOLIDWORKS, then obtaining certifications is a great way to stand out from the rest of the pack. It can even be the difference rising to the next level in your organization. Long story short, SOLIDWORKS certifications are definitely worth your time. The next question is how do you go about getting certified?
Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation where you need to create an extrude-cut on a curved surface. People new to SOLIDWORKS get freaked out just at the thought of tackling such a complex endeavor, but really it's not as difficult as it seems.
Today I'm going to walk you through the step-by-step process on how to create an extrude-cut on a curved surface, and offer a few quick tips along the way.
Every year, SOLIDWORKS offers a new major version release of the software. With that comes hundreds of updates and enhancements. Some updates are small and may go unnoticed by some users, but we also see very powerful enhancements such as new sketch, feature, drawing or assembly tools.
With the latest buzz about new versions of SOLIDWORKS, it’s easy to get confused about some of the basics when it comes to upgrading to a newer version. For instance, technically UPGRADING SOLIDWORKS refers to moving major versions like 2017 to 2018, while UPDATING refers to service pack changes. We will use this convention throughout this article.
The Line Format Toolbar can be used in drawings to change an entity’s appearance. Using this toolbar, we have the ability to control an entity’s color, line thickness, and line style. These appearances can be managed through layers to maintain consistency across a series of selections. This blog post will summarize and show how to use these capabilities.