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4 Ways to Improve Large Assembly Performance in SOLIDWORKS

Working with large assemblies in SOLIDWORKS can be very challenging — and even frustrating — if you’re not familiar with some basic large assembly performance improvement techniques.

January 23, 2019 | Jason Wright

5 Fun Projects for Your 3D Printer

If you’ve had access to a 3D printer for a while, you’ve likely tried plenty of projects like printing calibration cubes to attempt getting just the right amount of extrusion.

January 17, 2019 | Chris Main

What Are the Mechanical Assembly Mates in SOLIDWORKS 2019?

Taking a look at the use and setup of the seven mechanical mates in SOLIDWORKS Choosing which mates to use when building your assemblies in SOLIDWORKS depends on what you want to do with the assembly itself.

January 14, 2019 | Patrick Ehrhardt

What Are Advanced Assembly Mates in SOLIDWORKS 2019?

An introduction to SOLIDWORKS’ 7 advanced assembly mates and when to use them When you’re building a static assembly — or even one that just needs to look a certain way for renders or meetings — the standard mates in SOLIDWORKS (coincident, parallel, perpendicular, tangent, concentric, lock, distance, angle) will usually be enough.

January 9, 2019 | Patrick Ehrhardt

How to Scale in AutoCAD

If you’ve ever seen a model of a small electronic train chugging along a little metal track lined with cotton-ball bushes and a painted foam mountain, you’ve seen how important scale is.

January 3, 2019 | Jisell Howe

How to Design Custom SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profiles the Right Way

The importance of design strength and constructability in SOLIDWORKS weldments Designing SOLIDWORKS weldments is a great way to generate a frame or chassis, which is often used as the highest strength-bearing component of the assembly.

December 13, 2018 | James Jepsen

The Engineering Tips Our Experts Live By Delivered to Your Inbox

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December 6, 2018 | Tony Glockler

SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts That’ll Increase Your Design Efficiency

One of the easiest ways you can design faster is by using SOLIDWORKS keyboard shortcuts.

November 30, 2018 | Madie Norris Forcier

5 Tips to Improve Your Surfacing in SOLIDWORKS

Using SOLIDWORKS Surfacing tools can be easier than it seems when you first start learning how to do it, check out these five tips that can help you create advanced-looking geometry without breaking a sweat.

November 29, 2018 | Chris Main