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  • 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 ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Star Tree Ornaments – Star   In today’s blog we are going to create a Star to sit atop the  tree. It is a fairly big star at 20cm across. To model the Star we will be using circular sketch pattern. First, I sketched one point.   Drawing a centerline and 2 angled lines down from the tip. I am not ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Gingerbread House Creating a Gingerbread House Using Sheet Metal Today we will be creating a gingerbread house as a sheet metal part and applying textures.   Starting with the base, sketch out a square or rectangle for the shape you want. Within the sheet metal tab, select Base Flange/Tab. We have extruded this based upon sheet metal parameters.   Now we have ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Presents How to create presents with a ribbon in SOLIDWORKS   Create a Sketch of the desired shape and extrude out to form a basic box. Sketch a cross to create a split line to detail the ribbon later on. This could also be done with a 3-D sketch or individual sketches on each face which are then extruded. Once ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Bunting 12 Blogs of Christmas – Christmas Bunting   The following steps will show you how to model Christmas bunting. We will utilise tools such as Sweep and text along path to create this decorative festive model! Create a new part.   Create a new sketch and sketch some construction geometry for overall sizing. In this case a center rectangle was ...
  • 12 Blogs of Christmas – Candy Cane 12 Blogs of Christmas – How to create a Candy Cane in SOLIDWORKS In the build up to Christmas, CCSL are doing a series of blogs called ’12 Blogs of Christmas’. This is where we will be doing 12 different models for the last 12 days leading up to Christmas day.   The following steps will show you ...
  • Borrowing Licenses from an SNL Borrowing and returning SOLIDWORKS Network Licenses Standalone licenses are usually intended for one user only. A standalone serial number can only be activated on one machine at any one time. It would need to be deactivated and reactivated for use on a different PC. A SolidNetWork License Manager allows ‘floating’ licenses by distributing licenses to client machines ...
  • Reload Command in SOLIDWORKS The Reload Command in SOLIDWORKS Sometimes you may make changes to a file unsure about whether you will keep them or not. As long as the changes are not saved you may have a few options for how to go backwards. Sometimes pressing undo a few times can work. But the success of this may depend ...
  • Drawing Views of Individual Bodies Drawing Views of Individual Bodies A multibody part occurs within SOLIDWORKS when there is more than one continuous solid inside a single part file. A multibody part can be used as an intermediate step towards a single body or an as alternative to an assembly. While multibody parts should not replace assemblies, they can be a useful ...
  • How to download SOLIDWORKS Downloading SOLIDWORKS to your desktop   STEP 1   Log on to the customer portal through: https://customerportal.Solidworks.com If you do not have an account you can register with your email and Serial number.   STEP 2   Once you are registered and logged on you may still need to register products. To do this, click “Register My Products” under the My Support section.   STEP 3   From here ...