Automatically Fill in Your Title
Every time that you create
a drawing document, you need to fill in the title block, including your name
and the date that you created it. However, it gets repetitive if you have to
do this every time. SolidWorks provides you the ability to do this automatically
whenever you start a new drawing document.
Evenly Spaced Holes
A lot of parts require features like holes that are
equally spaced. There is a real easy way to do this without
and modify configurations
Similar to a design table, all the parameters that you want to control are
all in the
Modify Configurations dialog box. And not just for one configuration at a time, but for all
of your configurations.
create the intersection between a loft and a sweep
A customer requested help creating the intersection between a
loft and a sweep. He is working on a hairdryer and had already created the
profiles to generate the lofted solid.
You can use the
Combine Bodies command to combine multiple solid bodies into
a singled-bodied part. In this example, you will create a snowboard.
This is a simple wheel
design to shown you how it's done. Once you understand the main concepts, you
can easily create your own custom wheels.
Insert a Company Logo Into a
A lot of companies
like to have the company logo on their blueprints. All you have to do is use the Sketch
Picture command to easily insert your image file
into a drawing.
Engrave Text On a
In a just a few steps, you
can easily create any text and engrave or emboss on a curved surface.
How to copy settings to use on
Many people work on
multiple computers. Others have multiple users on the same computer. How do
you move to another computer and load your interface easily? There’s really
not a whole lot to it when you use the SolidWorks Copy Settings Wizard. Just a
few clicks and you’re done.
How to add a watermark to a
At times, a
watermark such as “CONFIDENTIAL” is required on a drawing print.
There are a few workarounds that are available. Also,
see how to
change the drawing paper image.
Ever Need to Create a
The easiest way to add a knurl
is to apply a texture to the face. But you also can physically
create a knurl feature.
Using Projected Curve to
Create a 3D Curve
technique to create a 3D curve is to create two sketches on intersecting planes and merge the
sketches to create one 3D sketch.
the New CommandManager
Here are a few things you can do to customize the
CommandManager in SolidWorks 2008.
One of the things
that you are going to want to do right away in SolidWorks 2008 is to customize the
new shortcut toolbar.
New Keyboard Shortcuts Card
A new SolidWorks 2008 Keyboard Shortcuts Card for SolidWorks 2008 was just
What's New in SolidWorks
Highlights and helps you learn the new functionality
in SolidWorks, introducing concepts and providing step-by-step
examples for many of the new functions. Video demos have been
See how easy it is to make a quick solid model with SolidWorks 2008.
Instant3D On-screen Rulers
Instant3D lets you quickly create and modify model geometry using drag
handles and rulers. These on-screen rulers can be used to precisely measure
Compare recovery file with last saved file using DrawCompare
I was wondering if you could compare the recovery file with
the last saved file. I know that when you ca
Reduce File Size for Emailing
I got an email asking if we had an ftp site to upload a large SolidWorks
file to rather than emailing me the file. I tested three ways to try to
reduce the file size.
And the Winner Is...
Thanks to all the SolidWorks users who made this contest very
successful. The voting has been completed and a favorite has been
chosen. Check out the results here.
New CommandManager Options in SolidWorks 2008
SolidWorks 2008 now allows you to add a custom tab to the CommandManager.
All you have to do to add a custom tab is...
Sheet Metal Guy
Blog, July 18, 2007.
What are the
system requirements for SolidWorks 2008?
Some have been asking what the system requirements for SolidWorks are and if Windows Vista is supported.
Here is the
complete list of the SolidWorks system requirements.
Which Windows Vista Version?
So many options to choose from! Determine which version of
Microsoft Windows Vista is right for you.
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista?
Back up SolidWorks and other application data. Back up your Toolbox
data, and copy the data to the C:\SolidWorks Data folder. Un-install
SolidWorks. Refer to the
Windows Vista Migration Step-by-Step Guide to upgrade your operating
system. Install SolidWorks Vista Edition. Because Toolbox has been
relocated, SolidWorks may not find referenced Toolbox components.
Reconfigure Referenced Documents
file locations in Tools Options to the Toolbox location.
Step behind the curtain
and play with not-yet-released technologies from SolidWorks R&D and
test-drive SolidWorks functionality prototypes.
SolidWorks 2008 Launch
Discover how SolidWorks customers around the world are
designing better products. See first hand the latest release from
Company news and product announcements from SolidWorks
SolidWorks Case Studies
More than 300,000 product designers worldwide spend more
than 60 million hours a year using SolidWorks® software to get quality
products to market faster at a lower cost.
SolidWorks webcast series offers you an
opportunity to learn more about 2D and 3D worlds.
The Companion webcast series offers
useful tips and tricks to help you improve your design and analysis
skills at your own pace. All LIVE Tips & Tricks webcasts will be held at
11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern.