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Articles tagged with: Design

Making an Espresso ... Pot!

Written by Tim Newton, Senior Elite Application Engineer on November 01, 2016. Posted in Symmetry Solutions News

Machining and Designing at its Finest!

Making an Espresso ... Pot!

Making a Simple Animation in SOLIDWORKS - Part 2

Written by Alaina Sobrack, Application Engineer on May 19, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips

Making a simple animation of an appearance change, and an explode/collapse/rotation

Making a Simple Animation in SOLIDWORKS - Part 2

Step by step process on how to input appearance changes, rotation around an axis, and utilize an exploded view (explode/collapse) in an animation using SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP3 Is Available for Early Visibility

Written by Dave Padelford, MCAD Application Engineer on March 24, 2016. Posted in SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS Tech Support

Classic Colors

SOLIDWORKS 2016 SP3 Is Available for Early Visibility

SOLIDWORKS has made the 2016 SP3 EV available for download. The main reason I bring this up is because they said the classic colors for icons could be used.

Now on first look I opened a part amd they did have color for the Feature tool bar. The 2016 SP3 with classic colors is on top and the 2015 is on bottom.

The Renault FT - "The First Modern Tank"

Written by Neil Lantto, Application Engineer on February 04, 2016. Posted in Symmetry Solutions News

Lessons from Neil

The Renault FT -

The Renault FT (FT17 or FT-17) is a French light tank that is among one of the most revolutionary and influential tanks in history, starting its service in 1917. The world has pinned the title of "The World's First Modern Tank" to the little FT thanks to the armored warfare historian Steven Zaloga.

Your Midwest SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch Event

Written by Jonathan Weisz, Application Engineer on August 21, 2015. Posted in SOLIDWORKS News, Symmetry Solutions News

The Largest Engineering and Design Event in the Midwest

Your Midwest SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch Event

Register now and attend The Largest Engineering and Design Event in the Midwest! This year's Main Event will be located at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Take a minute and explore the website, review the agenda, and reserve your spot before it sells out.

Using the Design Library in SOLIDWORKS for Awesomeness

Written by Jonathan Weisz, Application Engineer on June 05, 2015. Posted in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips

Discover how to add files into the Design Library and how it may help you!

Using the Design Library in SOLIDWORKS for Awesomeness

That pop out window on the right of the SOLIDWORKS screen is called the task pane.  When you select the icon that looks like little books you find a brave new world of opportunity.  That is, if you know what you are looking at!

The purpose of the is blog is to show you how to add into the design library.

Some future topics are:

  • What is the Design Library
  • Adding Additional Design Libraries

For now, we will focus on adding into the Design Library

My example is a mold electrode that has some faces moved in order to allow for proper burning in the mold. I wanted to show the model in both pre move and post move positions.

Mate References SOLIDWORKS Efficiency

Written by Jonathan Weisz, Application Engineer on May 19, 2015. Posted in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips

Minimize design time with some good planning!

Mate References SOLIDWORKS Efficiency

Who needs mate references?

Anyone who is repeating the same mate selection process over and over ... think in terms of assemblies with repeating components.