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  • Z-up View Orientation What’s New 2020 – Z-up View Orientation   By default, the “Y” direction has always been the up-direction views in SOLIDWORKS. This is fine for many native users who are happy to work this way. However, for those users who are accustomed to working in Machining it can be quite frustrating. Bringing SOLIDWORKS models into CAM software ...
  • What’s New 2020 – Top 5 Enhancements SOLIDWORKS 2020 Top 5 Enhancements   Welcome to 2020, SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP1 has been out since 6th Jan. Here is our favourite enhancements for this year. For more information on what’s new follow the button below: For more information about SP1 Detail mode We all know how painful working on a drawing of a ...
  • How to re-orientate an Imported Model How to re-orientate an Imported Model   Sometimes when models are imported into SOLIDWORKS from alternate file types, the co-ordinate system can line up differently. Below we can see the before and after of an out of line part and in line part.     In this tutorial we will go through the step by step process of correcting this ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Importing Assemblies into Visualize 12 Blogs of Christmas – Importing Assemblies into Visualize   Today is the final day for the 12 Blogs of Christmas. It is a short video where we import the 10 different Assemblies into Visualize.   12 Blogs of Christmas – Importing Assemblies into Visualize 24th December 2019 12 Blogs of Christmas – ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Assembly Video Full Room Assembly Day 11 of the 12 Blogs of Christmas and today we are putting all the previous 10 assemblies together in the same room to create a Christmas scene. 12 Blogs of Christmas – Assembly Video 23rd December 2019 Full Room Assembly Day 11 of the 12 Blogs of ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Nutcracker Modelling A Nutcracker   In today’s blog we will be modelling a Christmas nutcracker. This will be built up through multiple lofts and revolves. Once we have completed the solid modelling, we will use split lines to add in some detail.   Note: When using lofts, we can sketch out all of the required profiles at once and then ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Christmas Tree Christmas Tree The main centrepiece at Christmas is the tree, this year we have gone for a more artistic approach. There a several designs available, the one we have chosen allows us to use some interesting SOLIDWORKS features. For Day 9 of the 12 Blogs of Christmas we are looking at how to create a Christmas ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – CyberSleigh Designing a Cybersleigh   Today we will be designing Santa’s sleigh but with a futuristic twist, by creating a CyberSleigh where the looks are based off Tesla’s brand new CyberTruck. This sleigh features sharp angles in the design to help it cut through the air!   This blog will show you how to build up the sleigh from start ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Snowman 12 Blogs of Christmas – Snowman   The search for the perfect Snowman led us to the Industrial Engineer journal where a class from Bluefield state college sets out the ideal snowman.   We will just be focusing on the dimensions of the 3 snow balls making up the body. Which are 3ft, 2ft and 1ft. I created 3 arcs ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Santa Hat 12 Blogs of Christmas – Santa Hat   The following steps will show you how to model a Santa Hat for Christmas. We will utilize surfacing tools and the Flex feature.   Section 1 – Holly Bush Create a New Part in SOLIDWORKS. Open a New Sketch on the Top Plane.   Inside the sketch add a Sketch Picture for reference. Tools ...