Customize your SOLIDWORKS model background!

Javelin Tech Tips

Ever wanted a SOLIDWORKS model background that’s more pleasing to the eye? There is a collection of.png image files of such backgrounds that gets installed with SOLIDWORKS. The image below uses SOLIDWORKS 2020 as an example, but you will want to change that to the year of your installed version. png), otherwise you’ll see other images that are somewhat busier, and may distract from the modeling experience.

A Simple Workflow to 3D Print Your SOLIDWORKS Concept Models

Javelin Tech Tips

Product design workflow is easier than ever before, thanks to Stratasys 3D printers and SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software. Read on to find out how you can 3D print your SOLIDWORKS models: SOLIDWORKS Click to 3D Print. 3D Print SOLIDWORKS Models Workflow.

Model Mania Returns to 3DEXPERIENCE World

The Solidworks Blog

Model Mania® returns to the all-digital 3D EXPERIENCE® World 2021 and next year, this annual competition will be divided into three different challenges. The SOLIDWORKS Challenge. Model Mania will also be the place to show off your modeling skills in the cloud.

Organic Modeling with SolidWorks

Wohlers Talk

Many people have asked me how I use SolidWorks, a popular CAD software product, to create these objects. If one looks at a honey bee, for example, its body is a very complex shape that could be a serious challenge to model as a single feature. When breaking the bees body into the head, neck, waist, and main body, each individual part is much less complex than the whole, making the object simpler to model.

Sub-D Modeling for SOLIDWORKS Users

The Solidworks Blog

If you’re a SOLIDWORKS® user looking to quickly create smooth, organic shapes, 3D Sculptor may be a good fit for you. Built on the 3D EXPERIENCE® platform, the cloud-based solution (which includes the xShape app) has advanced subdivision (sub-D) surface modeling capabilities, plus it works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS desktop, so a change in 3D Sculptor can propagate throughout SOLIDWORKS. 3D Sculptor is a sub-D modeling tool that is much more like sculpting.

Dassault Systèmes Introduces SOLIDWORKS 2020 Release at Modeling & Simulation Conference

3DPrint.com

At SOLIDWORKS 2019 in Dallas, Dassault Systèmes revealed a lot of features the company was working on for its upcoming SOLIDWORKS 2020 release. 3D Printing 3D Printing Events 3D Software.3mf 3d simulation 3d slicing 3dexperience 3DEXPERIENCE 3D Software Platform 3DExperience platform 3DEXPERIENCE.WORKS 3mf file format Dassault Systèmes Enovia geometry new software release SIMULIA solidworks SOLIDWORKS 2020 SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Services SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

Javelin Tech Tips

If you’re anything like me you can have multiple SOLIDWORKS files open at any one time. If a command is open on one model it prevents selecting a different window until the command was closed or completed.

SOLIDWORKS Next Top Modeler Previews SOLIDWORKS 2018

The Solidworks Blog

For the final act of SOLIDWORKS World 2017 General Session, the Product Introduction Team delivered the highly anticipated Technology Preview to show off some of the new functionality our developers are working hard to deliver in the SOLIDWORKS 2018 release. With this in mind we turned the skit into a contest with each contestant delivering their most compelling performance with SOLIDWORKS. Assembly Visualization of SOLIDWORKS performance information.

Export Interference Detection Results in SOLIDWORKS 2021

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS 2021 we now have the ability to export Interference Detection Results as a spreadsheet. This can be useful in scenarios, where you need to compare similar designs, or maybe the analysis further examination outside of SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Design Enhancements “Live” and in Action

The Solidworks Blog

SOLIDWORKS 2021 became available for download in October. In SOLIDWORKS 2021, many enhancements have been in the areas of detailing and view creation. SOLIDWORKS 2021 delivers improvements to assemblies in both performance and function. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS.

Should I choose SOLIDWORKS Desktop or 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS?

Javelin Tech Tips

New this year are the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers , this is a cloud-connected version of SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium software. Recently we have been receiving questions related to SOLIDWORKS Desktop vs 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 A First Look – Parts & Features – Model Display #SOLIDWORKS

Michael Lord

SOLIDWORKS 2017 is out of Beta and Pre-release PR1 is now available to download, The SOLIDWORKS 2017 website is live with information and videos of the highlighted features. SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS 2017 Beta Review SOLIDWORKS 2017. SOLIDWORKSThe […].

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SOLIDWORKS for Newbies – Modeling

Jeff's Tool Shed

As with so many aspects of SOLIDWORKS, there is no one way to go from a blank screen to having a designed solid in it. The post SOLIDWORKS for Newbies – Modeling appeared first on Jeff's Tool Shed. Instructional SolidWorks Community models SolidWorks

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Recommendations

Javelin Tech Tips

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2021 hardware / computer specs. SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2021: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000/5000 or AMD Radeon Pro W5700/WX8200. File Storage : SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

What is the best method to open a SOLIDWORKS model in Revit?

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS models can be quickly opened up in Autodesk Revit. Here are the steps to do so: Step 1 – Export from SOLIDWORKS: Open the 3d model in SolidWorks. Now save the model as either IFC 4 (.*ifc) Export IFC file from SOLIDWORKS.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 On-demand Webinars

Javelin Tech Tips

We recently ran a Virtual Tech Conference where our certified SOLIDWORKS experts unveiled the new features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Part Design : SOLIDWORKS 2021 introduces many enhancements to extend the already robust capabilities when working with parts.

SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training Course Preview

Javelin Tech Tips

Attend a live SOLIDWORKS training demonstration to learn how the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course develops a deeper understanding of the essential tools and techniques SOLIDWORKS users need to master for every day use. About the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.

Save time detailing bodies in SOLIDWORKS with Relative To Model view!

Javelin Tech Tips

So you’ve got a multibody part, such as a weldment or other non-welded design (doesn’t even need to use Weldment tools) in SOLIDWORKS, and it’s time to detail each body as it would appear before being welded or assembled. There are several, such as hiding bodies in View Properties, or creating Display States in the model (to be later selected in the drawing view properties). Switch to the model if not already there (Ctrl+Tab is great for switching back and forth).

Top Ten SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Enhancements

The Solidworks Blog

Dassault Systèmes has launched SOLIDWORKS® 2021, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and manufacturing applications. Let’s take a quick look at some of the enhancements you’ll see in SOLIDWORKS 2021. Assembly Modeling Enhancements. SOLIDWORKS Inspection.

Empower the Model-Based Enterprise with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. MBD needs to catch up on both the authoring and consumption sides, which is why SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 focuses on the following key aspects. In the 2019 release, SOLIDWORKS MBD included the bend tables, bend notes and flattened 3D views as shown in Figure 1. You won’t need a SOLIDWORKS MBD license to use it.

Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model appear Black?

Javelin Tech Tips

When a SOLIDWORKS model changes appearance and becomes black, the cause of the change may not be found in the display-state pane… . Red appearance, black model. This is how the same model looks with a directional light enabled: Directional Light applied. The post Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model appear Black? appeared first on SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, Videos & Tutorials from Javelin.

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How to Reverse Engineer / 3D Scan a Model into SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Recently we have been receiving questions about how to 3D scan parts into SOLIDWORKS… “How do I convert a physical part into SOLIDWORKS?” ” or “we’ve lost the model file but I’ve got a physical part, how can I get it into SOLIDWORKS?” ” So we have created a video tutorial to demonstrate the process of reverse engineering / 3D scanning a part into SOLIDWORKS using an Artec Space Spider 3D Scanner.

Model Mania Returns to 3DEXPERIENCE World

The Solidworks Blog

One of our community’s favorite parts of our annual user conference is undoubtedly the Model Mania challenge. Model Mania returns to 3D EXPERIENCE World 2020 with two challenges: Model Mania SOLIDWORKS Challenge: Back for its 21 st year Model Mania will be the place to prove you have the SOLIDWORKS modeling skills to top them all. Here’s how it works: Go to the Model Mania booth in the 3D EXPERIENCE Playground.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 – The Preview – SOLIDWORKS NEXT top modeler #SOLIDWORKS #SWW17

Michael Lord

The most highly anticipated segment of the General Session at SOLIDWORKS World would have to be the teasers of the next years SOLIDWORKS release! SolidWorks SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2017Always entertaining and fast moving! The […].

Explore 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Live

The Solidworks Blog

3D EXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS makes it easier. Our 3D EXPERIENCE experts are ready to take you on a high-level journey through the functionality of 3D EXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS and show how you can leverage cloud-based tools and SOLIDWORKS CAD on the desktop together.

Adding Color to PolyJet Printed Models Using SOLIDWORKS

Modern Tech

Using SOLIDWORKS, we can apply a label to our part with color and finish, then transfer those settings directly to our printer software for 3D printing on our Stratasys PolyJet machine. When creating multiple iterations of a part, it can be helpful to apply a label for identification purposes. 3D Printing PolyJet Technology 3D Printing Materials Video Tech Tips for 3D Printing

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

The Solidworks Blog

We are excited to share with you some of the many exciting enhancements being delivered in SOLIDWORKS 2021 that will increase your productivity and help you not just get to market faster, but smarter. SOLIDWORKS CAD. SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Solve more models with contact faster.

How to change the SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Recovery Model

Javelin Tech Tips

With SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional , SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard , and SQL Management Studio by default within Microsoft SQL, the recovery model option for any new databases is set to full. In some instances this can cause problems later as the full recovery model; causes the transaction log to grow exponentially as regular database backups are captured. How to verify and change the Recovery Model option of the DB.

How to enable BOM Model Highlighting in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Javelin Tech Tips

When we publish images from SOLIDWORKS Composer specifically Technical Illustrations, it allows us to save.SVG type images and upon opening the images in a web browser we can easily identify corresponding parts in the model by hovering the mouse pointer over line items in the BOM. This is because the Model Highlighting property is disabled by default , and needs to be enabled as shown below: BOM property. Result : Model Highlighting from BOM list.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Geometry Corrections for Curved Surfaces in Contact

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 has improved the calculations for curved surfaces that come into contact by integrating geometry correction factors. The results from SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 and 2021 are shown below. SOLIDWORKS 2020 displacement plot.

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surfacing for Mold Design Tutorial

Javelin Tech Tips

Interested in taking a SOLIDWORKS mold design training course ? Manually adding Mold Folders to a model. Creating shut-off surfaces using surface modeling techniques. About Live Online SOLIDWORKS Training. SOLIDWORKS Online courses are typically half day sessions.

The difference between SOLIDWORKS Desktop and 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS / Connected

Javelin Tech Tips

There are now two distinct types of SOLIDWORKS software available from Dassault Systemes. In most ways, SOLIDWORKS Connected behaves the same as SOLIDWORKS Desktop, but there are important differences that you need to understand, which are listed in the article: Installation and Licensing.

How SOLIDWORKS 2018 is Empowering Model-Based Enterprises (MBE)

The Solidworks Blog

As manufacturers across the globe implement Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) processes, a key question is how to measure progress and gauge success. SOLIDWORKS is here to help. As shown in Figure 2, SOLIDWORKS 2018 has taken major steps to empower MBE across multiple production processes, from Definition and Communication to Machining, Inspection and Management. The Model-Based Enterprise Vision Powered by SOLIDWORKS 2018. SOLIDWORKS Manage.

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Free SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition Learning Resources

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based definition (MBD) is a process shift. Therefore, besides the SOLIDWORKS MBD product, you are also assisted at MySolidWorks with 12 free* SOLIDWORKS MBD product learning modules including videos, click simulations, quizzes and sample datasets. A lesson example on how to define a sheet metal part using SOLIDWORKS MBD. published an independent study on MBD value metrics: Testing the Digital Thread in Support of Model-Based Manufacturing and Inspection.

How to run SOLIDWORKS on a Mac

Javelin Tech Tips

How to run SOLIDWORKS on a Mac? But with the new 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Design Roles, SOLIDWORKS 3D Creator for mechanical design, and SOLIDWORKS 3D Sculptor for industrial design, you can now design your products on a Mac via your web browser. SOLIDWORKS Mac Requirements.

SOLIDWORKS 2021 now includes Accelerated Zoom!

Javelin Tech Tips

Now, in SOLIDWORKS 2021, Accelerated Zoom has come to the rescue to get us zoomed in or out much faster, simply by holding down the <Shift> key while mouse wheeling. Check out the example video below to see the difference in zoom speed: SOLIDWORKS Accelerated Zoom Option.

Showcasing Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Workflows at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

The Solidworks Blog

Model-based manufacturing with embedded annotations on 3D models. To empower your similar smart manufacturing strategies, SOLIDWORKS 2018 released a portfolio of new enhancements. To put the enhancements into action and showcase the manufacturing automations, we are joining force with inspiring partners to set up a shop floor demo at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 at a 40 x 70 foot booth 133. No, because we’ve paved a path of completely model-based workflows.

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Working with Imported Geometry in SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

Do you reference or modify imported geometry in your SOLIDWORKS designs? During this presentation; Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, Jamie Hill, presents 3 key considerations that will allow for better incorporation of imported geometry into your SOLIDWORKS designs.

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How to dimension a spline in SOLIDWORKS

Javelin Tech Tips

What if in SOLIDWORKS you need to model a wire, tube, or other path that has a predetermined length but you’re not sure exactly what shape it will take? The post How to dimension a spline in SOLIDWORKS appeared first on The Javelin Blog.

CAD Tip: Model with All Features!

cadcamstuff.com

Great tip from @robcohee from twitter: Model the same part using different techniques. Design and Manufacturing 3D Autodesk CAD CATIA PTC Siemens Solidworks TipsExtrude, Revolve, Sweep and Loft. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Solutions

Javelin Tech Tips

3DEXPERIENCE WORKS includes ENOVIAworks which is a portfolio of cloud-based SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Apps that work seamlessly together and with SOLIDWORKS to provide data and product lifecycle management and collaboration capabilities.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Enhanced Blended Curvature-Based Mesher

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides three different types of meshers. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 has optimized the code to improve performance where the Blended mesher could be considered for any model. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 Blended Curvature-Based Mesh Time.

Balloon models & new import formats in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

Javelin Tech Tips

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018 , the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in supports creating reports from SOLIDWORKS part and assembly models. Balloons can be added to model dimensions, notes, GD&Ts, and hole callouts created in SOLIDWORKS MBD or using DimXpert. Balloon Models. Inspection reports can be exported to Excel, eDrawings 2D PDF and where SOLIDWORKS MBD is installed, to 3D PDF. SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017 Standalone.

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