SolidWorks 3D Design Software

SolidWorks 3D design software can help you design better products faster. When you have an idea for a great product, you’ll have the tools to design it in less time, and at lower cost. Here you will find Tips and Tricks relating to SolidWorks functionality

Don’t Miss DriveWorks at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

Don’t Miss DriveWorks at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

As a SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner, DriveWorks have been part of SOLIDWORKS World for the last 13 years and they will be joining in the action again this year in Los Angeles – sponsoring, exhibiting, presenting, listening and learning. Make sure you visit DriveWorks in the Partner Pavilion, to see their Design Automation and CPQ software […]

Why Clear Vision Cooling Chose DriveWorks As Their Design Automation Solution

Why Clear Vision Cooling Chose DriveWorks As Their Design Automation Solution

Clear Vision Cooling is the newest entity within the Bouwman Group, based in Harderwijk, the Netherlands. For over 35 years the Bouwman Group has been a successful business, supplying refrigeration and freezer cabinets for supermarkets and other retail spots. They’ve recently purchased DriveWorks, so we caught up with their Commercial Director, Jurnjan van den Bremer, to […]

How To Turn On 3D Interconnect

How To Turn On 3D Interconnect

By now you may have heard of the excellent new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2017 for working with 3D data from other CAD systems. It’s called “3D Interconnect”, and it’s generating a lot of buzz among SW2017 enhancements. To learn more about it, and to see it in action, you can check out the tutorial video. […]

3D Printed SOLIDWORKS Snowflake Puzzle Guide

3D Printed SOLIDWORKS Snowflake Puzzle Guide

Each year we like to feature  holiday themed technical tips to keep the end of year chaos at bay. This year, I was inspired by a wooden brain-teaser puzzle I saw at a local craft supply store. So I bought one, reverse-engineered it in SOLIDWORKS, and made some artistic changes to bring out the snowflake shape I saw […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: SOLIDWORKS Edition

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: SOLIDWORKS Edition

SOLIDWORKS has made it so easy for us to access our favorite things throughout the user interface. We’ve already discussed how we can use Mouse Gestures and the S-key to access our favorite commands and views, with just a click or swipe of a button. There are many other ways to quickly access and set […]

Upgrading To SOLIDWORKS 2017

Upgrading To SOLIDWORKS 2017

When it is time to upgrade your system to SOLIDWORKS 2017 you will most likely have tons of questions about where to start. Here are some of the best resources to review before you begin. FAQ’s Every year CAPINC compiles a list of FAQ pages to help you get started on your upgrade. Our engineers run many […]

SOLIDWORKS: The CAD Platform Of The Future

SOLIDWORKS: The CAD Platform Of The Future

For those of us who use SOLIDWORKS on a regular basis, it can be easy to view the software as nothing more than a tool to create the 3D models needed to convey our design concepts. And that in itself is powerful, but the problem is this: if we are limited to seeing SOLIDWORKS only […]

New Stratasys 3D Printing Material: Nylon 6 For Jigs, Fixtures, & End-Use Parts

New Stratasys 3D Printing Material: Nylon 6 For Jigs, Fixtures, & End-Use Parts

Manufactures are always looking for a 3D printed material for jigs, fixtures, prototypes and end-use parts that is stronger and more durable than what they currently use. Stratasys has introduced Nylon 6 for immediate use in the Fortus 900mc production system. The Nylon family of polymers has a broad range of uses and is considered one […]

SOLIDWORKS PDM Keyboard Shortcuts And Hot Keys

SOLIDWORKS PDM Keyboard Shortcuts And Hot Keys

I was helping a SOLIDWORKS PDM customer the other day who works with really large assemblies. When I say large, I mean not only are their assemblies several hundred megabytes in size, but they also contain thousands of parts and sub-assemblies. While it wasn’t their main issue, they mentioned selecting files within the check-in/check-out dialogs was a real […]

Tailor Your DriveWorks World 2017 Experience

Tailor Your DriveWorks World 2017 Experience

Register for the annual technical training event for DriveWorks Users, in Atlanta, Georgia from March 6th-10th. DriveWorks World is your chance to advance your knowledge of DriveWorks Pro Administrator and beyond. Talk to DriveWorks experts and learn from other users about the way they do things to improve the way you work. Whether you are new to […]