Custom materials in SOLIDWORKS are important if you are using materials not included in the default set. Around a decade ago, Chris Saller compiled a bunch of such custom materials from varies sources based on requests and submissions from many different people. This list is informally known as Ctopher’s Custom Material Database, “ctopher” being Chris’ more »
There’s a classic problem with drawings: interpretation. Without enough information, there is always some sort of ambiguity. Let’s take at a classic interpretation problem for example. What is the shape of the part being described by this drawing (below)? Note that Hidden Line Visible is turned on for both the Front and Top views. Because more »
This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Also in New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Apply your Center Mark and actually using it too (with advanced right-click commands)! What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Sketches What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Asymmetric Fillet What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Drawing Zones (Part 1) more »
SolidNotes blog has a very good article about the differences between Bend Tables and Gage Tables in SolidWorks. Bend tables were the original table used by SolidWorks to pull Bend Deduction, Bend Allowance, or K-Factor values for use in calculating the flat pattern. Before the introduction of gauge tables, you would need a separate table more »
The Hawkridge Systems has a practical example of using the Intersect tool in a recent article.
This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series New in SOLIDWORKS 2014A big leap forward for the Hole Wizard in SolidWorks 2014 is the support of slots as features! I’ll say this another way. You can now create slots with Hole Wizard! When SolidWorks first announced that there was going to be support more »