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What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

Chris Geringer on August 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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How can you increase performance and security in one simple process, without sacrificing appearance?

Easy, use SpeedPak.

What is SpeedPak?

SpeedPak is a simplified configuration of an assembly or subassembly.  No need to suppress components or substitute them with blocky simplified versions.  The SpeedPak configuration retains only the geometry that is needed for dimensioning or mating.  The user is in complete control of what geometry is retained, and what is converted to graphic display.

How does a SpeedPak configuration improve performance?

By allowing the user to define only the geometry that is relative to the intended purpose of the assembly, only that geometry is actually loaded into memory.  The rest of the assembly is simply displayed as graphic entities.  An assembly can be loaded directly in the SpeedPak configuration making load time super-fast even for the most complex assemblies.

What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

How does SpeedPak increase security?

Again by allowing the user to capture only geometry that is relative to the intended purpose of the assembly, and converting the rest of the assembly to graphic entities.  Anything that is converted to graphic entities is safe from being measured, 3D printed, or reverse engineered in anyway.  The SpeedPak configuration not only protects your valuable intellectual property graphically, it collapses the assembly tree as well.  Keeping the names and quantity of components hidden.  The SpeedPak configuration is completely self-contained meaning it can be shared without needing to do a pack and go.  It gives you complete control of what is shared with the outside world.

How do you make a SpeedPak configuration?

With an assembly open, go to the configuration manager right click on a configuration and select SpeedPak.  The configuration that is created is a derived configuration.  Changes to the parent configuration will be reflected

What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

Choose what to capture in the dialog box.  Faces, bodies, and reference geometry can all be captured.

What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

After choosing all the relevant geometry, and or bodies the derived configuration is created.

What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

The SpeedPak configuration looks exactly the same as the full model.  Let’s take a closer look at some captured surfaces in the table mounting area.

What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

The surfaces for the mounting holes have been captured.  Note the “Graphics Circle” surrounding the mouse pointer.  Anything that has been converted to graphic entities disappears within the “Graphics Circle”.  To toggle the “Graphics Circle” on and off use ALT+S

What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

The “Graphics Circle” can also be turned on or off in the System Options.

What is SOLIDWORKS SpeedPak?

Start using SpeedPak today, you will be working faster and more securely than ever before.



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