Mate to Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review

Javelin Tech Tips

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 , you can create mates that use reference geometry as their reference in the Large Design Review mode. By creating your mates in the Large Design Review mode, you can save time and resources without having to open the assembly in the normal mode.

Create SOLIDWORKS Reference Sketches from 2D DXF/DWG Files

Javelin Tech Tips

These files can be great for SOLIDWORKS users to use a reference when trying to design parts in SOLIDWORKS. With this in mind, we can now create reference sketches from 2D DXF/DWG files in SOLIDWORKS 2020. Import as reference Option. Reference Sketch application.

Get in the Right Frame of Mind with SOLIDWORKS Reference Geometry

DASI Solutions

Written by Daniel Soltero, Application Engineer When designing in SOLIDWORKS it is good practice to use reference geometry.

Repair All Missing References for Fillets with SOLIDWORKS 2020

Javelin Tech Tips

When was the last time that you made a minor change to your model which caused a fillets to have a “missing edge reference” even though the edges are exactly where they used to be? The Fillet tool Missing Edge References after a change. Have you ever had a Fillet Error?

10 Best Reference Headphones

3D Printing Hub

Are you an audio professional or enthusiast that’s looking for the best reference headphones? We have searched the marketplace to find the best reference headphones across 3 price categories. Wide frequency response and comfortable with gimbal design. About the open back design.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Dynamic Reference Visualization Redesign

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the Dynamic Reference Visualization has been redesigned! Dynamic reference arrows have been redesigned to improve clarity in the FeatureManager Design Tree. SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips Dynamic Reference Visualization FeatureManager Design Tree SOLIDWORKS 2017 SW201

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Dynamic Reference Visualization

Javelin Tech Tips

The dynamic reference visualization has been enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2016 with the ability to now also show child feature dependency in parts. When you select a feature in the FeatureManager design tree SOLIDWORKS will now point to related parent references in blue and child references in red.

Sneak Peek 2016: Reuse Absorbed Reference Curves

The Solidworks Blog

Reusing Absorbed Reference Curves. You can select and reuse all reference curves in a model. Previously, you could only use absorbed reference curves in the feature for which they were created.

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Dynamic Reference Visualization [VIDEO]

Javelin Tech Tips

Another excellent feature that has been added to this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS is Dynamic Reference Visualization ; this is the ability to dynamically see the parent / child relationships between features within the FeatureManager.

How to Replace SOLIDWORKS References

Javelin Tech Tips

There are many different ways to replace SOLIDWORKS references: In SOLIDWORKS Explorer references can be replaced without having to open the file. Replacing a Reference in a Drawing.

My SOLIDWORKS Drawing still references a file that has been removed from view?

Javelin Tech Tips

When SOLIDWORKS users report that a drawing file references a model that is not included in any of its drawing views, it usually turns out to be a model view has been deleted from the drawing, but the reference to the model remains in the View Palette.

The ToolChanger - Part 2 - Assembly of the Reference design multi-tool 3D Printer

RichRap

In this post, I'm going to be building up the E3D Beta30 reference kit. I will loosely follow the five different sections as it also makes sense to focus on these areas when showing how the ToolChanger has been designed.

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019: Managing External References

DASI Solutions

Written by: Greg Dawes, Application Engineer Viewing and managing external references in a top-down assembly design environment has been streamlined in SOLIDWORKS 2019. The dialog that used to be called “List External Refs…” is now just called “External References…” and … Continue reading → New Features SOLIDWORKS 2019 external references featuremanager solidworks solidworks 2019 top-down assembly What's new

Dynamic Reference Visualization - Turn Off Those Arrows in the SOLIDWORKS 2015 Feature Manager

CADD Edge

SOLIDWORKS 2015 added a nice new function called “Dynamic Reference Visualization” Dynamic Reference Visualization is a Great New Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2015.That Not Everyone Wants. 3D CAD Design Software Feature Manager Dynamic Reference Visualization

How to use SOLIDWORKS Surfaces as Reference Geometry for Mates

Javelin Tech Tips

Dummy/reference surfaces can be utilized for various design situations in SOLIDWORKS. Surfaces are useful as reference geometry and can then be hidden from view. In this blog as describe an example of using dummy surfaces as reference geometry for a mate in an assembly.

The ToolChanger - Part 1 - E3D Reference design of a multi-tool 3D Printer

RichRap

Firstly I would like to thank everyone at E3D for inviting me into the exclusive 'Beta 30' trials and Duet 3D who have invested both time and custom design of the electronics platform that's running the ToolChanger (Duet 2 wifi/ethernet + Duex 5 expansion ).

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CATI Tech Notes: Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References

CATI Tech Notes

Design Validation. Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References. Creating mate references in parts used frequently is a great way to speed up the assembly process.  CATI Tech Notes. Archives. Subscribe. CATI Search. Subscribe to CATI TechLink Newsletter. Recent Comments.

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Rename a file in the SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager Design Tree and PDM will update all the references!

Javelin Tech Tips

When you rename an assembly file in SOLIDWORKS via the FeatureManager Design Tree SOLIDWORKS PDM will update all the references for you automatically. After a rebuild and save, the name will be updated within SOLIDWORKS PDM: Flashlight Assembly References Updated.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Visualization Tool for References #sw2015

CATI Tech Notes

Another new User Interface Enhancement in SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the new Visualization Tool for References that can be seen in both Part and Assembly Model FeatureManager (FM) design trees.

CATI Tech Notes: SolidWorks External References

CATI Tech Notes

Design Validation. SolidWorks External References. This means that the part was attached to the geometry of another part in the assembly with external references. This happens automatically because of the external references. Now the part can update the references.

Using a solid model as reference geometry for creating a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Sketch

Javelin Tech Tips

In this blog article, I will show you a quick method of using a solid model as reference geometry when creating your 3D Sketch. Hide the reference Solid Body. Therefore, extra reference planes would not be needed.

SOLIDWORKS Mate References are a Huge Time Saver when building an assembly

Javelin Tech Tips

This is possible using SOLIDWORKS Mate References. In this article, a sample model is used to demonstrate how to use Mate References. How to Run Mate Reference Command. In the following, it is shown that Mate Reference are found under the Features CommandManager tab > Reference Geometry. The mate references have to be added to both the part models that are going to be mated in an assembly environment. Run Mate Reference Command.

How to replace SOLIDWORKS Sub-assemblies with Multi-Body Parts while maintaining Drawing References!

Javelin Tech Tips

As design evolves within SOLIDWORKS we find many customers have a desire to swap sub-assemblies for multi-body components. Preserve Geometry References. When we save the sub-assembly as the eventual part file, simply choose the “Preserve Geometry References” option.

Bundle All Your References in One Shot with SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go Feature

CADD Edge

Grab Your SOLIDWORKS Assembly, Part or Drawing, While Bundling All Associated References Along with It! This will allow you to grab the assembly, part or drawing, while bundling all of the associated references along with it. 3D CAD Design Software

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Variables with Linear Pattern Up to Reference

CATI Tech Notes

The idea was that the drawing views showed dimensions with values of variables like A, B, C and such, and you had to vary these values throughout the exam to test that you understood the idea of design intent. To round out the design of my L bracket, I decided to add in a hole wizard feature.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Expandable PropertyManager Input Boxes, Triad, & Visualization Tool for References– #SW2016

CATI Tech Notes

Visualization Tool for References. In the FeatureManager design tree hovering over a feature will display arrows that allow you to preview the relationships connected with that feature. Expandable PropertyManager Input Boxes.

3D Printing: Discover New Design Possibilities

3D Innovations

3D printing technology, also referred to as additive manufacturing, allows you to explore design possibilities without typical design constraints. One of the primary advantages of 3D printing is that you can break traditional manufacturing barriers with your product design.

Celebrating Innovative Design

3D Perspectives

Our Vice President, Design Experience Anne Asensio recently had the honor of being the first woman to serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 30 th annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. What is unique about EyesOn Design?

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Keeping track of External Relations in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is now easier than keeping track of your relatives?!

Javelin Tech Tips

Let’s take a look at the model for this plastic injection mold tool as it contains many external references. Mold Design training file rendered in SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Updated 2019 Assembly External References dialog box. Previous Assembly External References dialog box.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 the what's new you didn't hear about. part 03 - Dynamic Reference Visualization

CATI Tech Notes

When perusing a model in SOLIDWORKS that was not your own, you really need to understand the feature manager design tree for the file you are looking at. Part03-Dynamic Reference Visualization.

Meet the Minds at the Center for Advanced Design

The Solidworks Blog

Later in the Town Hall, Gian Paolo Bassi introduced Marc McCauley and Jesse Hahne, the founders of the Center for Advanced Design – Product Development. Marc and Jesse are no strangers to digital design. Not all of their designs focus on motorsports.

Design Patents and Utility Patents for Startups

3D Innovations

For the purpose of this piece, patents — particularly design patents and utility patents — will be the focus of the conversation. There are three types of patents: utility, design and plant patents. Exploring Design Patents and Utility Patents.

Cubify Invent - Tutorial 16: The Power of Reference Objects

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Planning is an important part of design. This is especially true if you plan on printing that design on a 3D printer, like the Cube. It''s also imperative if that design must interface with a real world object. Reference objects are only guides and aides for your s ketch.

A Human-Centered Design Approach

3D Innovations

Famed design firm, IDEO, first coined the term, “Human-Centered Design” and have been using this approach to design many recognizable products, such as: the first computer mouse for Apple in 1980 and the Palm Pilot in 1998. The Six Phases of a Human-Centered Design Approach.

Christmas Advent 3D Printing #Day 17 Advice for making reference test prints using a Polyalchemy Elixir sample pack

RichRap

Christmas Advent 2017 Download on Thingiverse here - designed by Tom Van den Bon @geekc0der With some help for each day by the South African Makers team. The original advent calendar from 2012 is on Thingiverse - designed by Peter Leppik.

Design Guidelines for Direct Metal Laser Sintering, Selective Laser Melting, Laser Powder Bed Fusion

3DPrint.com

Perchance I came across an excellent document on the design guidelines for Direct Metal Laser Sintering, also called DMLS, Selective Laser Melting, SLM, Laser Powder Bed Fusion and referred to as. 3D Design Featured Stories Metal 3D Printing 3D direct metal printing design guidelines design rules design rules DMLS Design rules SLM Direct Metal Laser Sintering DMLS selective laser melting SLM

COPRO Technology innovates composite parts production

3D Perspectives

A platform solution was the obvious choice for COPRO Technology to connect all project stakeholders seamlessly at their two sites for design and machine assembly. Image © DLR.

Designer Spotlight: Daren Strange – East Tower Design

Shapeways Blog

Daren Strange is the designer behind East Tower Design , a Shapeways Shop that boasts some beautifully designed architectural models and cityscapes from around the world. Los Angeles, California by East Tower Design. How do you decide which monuments to design?

Product Design: Need v. Want in a Design

3D Innovations

Product design is a delicate balance between what the entrepreneur wants the product to be and what the end-user actually needs. Want comes up in our everyday life, and it is no different when you are designing a product for consumers. Product Design Hierarchy of Needs.

Industrial Design: Many Solutions, One SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

The Solidworks Blog

Today industrial designers use many tools to get their job done. There is no ‘one tool fits all approach’, rather the tools that industrial designers use are many and varied. Lets take a look at each step a little bit closer: Design Proposal.

Designing the World’s First Smart Electric Guitar

The Solidworks Blog

As a designer and avid guitarist, Dave McAuld wanted to play music as he travelled the world. We designed the Fusion Guitar to be the 21st century guitarists’ gateway to enjoyable musical expression anywhere and anytime.

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Designer Spotlight: Megan Grace

Shapeways Blog

We heard from designer Megan Grace, originally from the UK but calls Barcelona home now. What’s the story behind your designs? I love jewellery, both wearing it and as an object to design. How did you learn how to design in 3D? Designer Spotlight

Creating frameworks using a SOLIDWORKS Grid System

Javelin Tech Tips

If you ever had to design furniture, racking or framework for more complex forms there is a reference geometry command that will save you time and effort called a SOLIDWORKS Grid System. Using this reference geometry, we can make short work of our shelving project using weldments.