In today’s video blog CAPINC Applications Engineer, Laura, goes over the updates SOLIDWORKS has put into the user experience, specifically the new accessibility techniques and mate visualization capabilities in SOLIDWORKS 2016. In 2016, there’s better accessibility to some of the most common advanced mates, including the width mate, symmetry mate, & the profile center mate. […]
As SOLIDWORKS users, we inevitably spend a lot of time creating mates to hold our assembly components together and dictate how the motion in an assembly will work. Many of the components may be unique to the project you are working on at that time; however most designs do contain some number of standard components, […]
Did you know that many online vendors offer free 3D CAD files of their products? Popular vendor websites, such as www.mcmaster.com , offer free 3D CAD file downloads for most of their online inventory. Importing these models to SOLIDWORKS is a great method for making sure that the part fits in with your design before […]
CAPINC’s Application Engineer, Laura Weismantel stops by to discuss two new mate enhancements found in SOLIDWORKS 2015. Watch the vlog to learn about the new profile center mate and the updates to the width mate!
There are many adjectives I can use to describe my college experience: amazing, stressful, memorable, ridiculous, and broke, to name just a few. However, when I think back on some of the dorm rooms I shared, one word in particular comes to mind: CRAMPED. If you’ve ever lived in a dorm (and especially if you […]
SolidWorks Toolbox has a plethora of available mechanical hardware for machine designers to choose from. In fact, the estimate is that there are over 2 millions distinct sizes of hardware to grab. In playing around with Toolbox today, I rediscovered a trick to rapidly insert screws into an assembly. The normal process to insert a […]
You don’t have to be Marlin Perkins of Wild Kingdom to appreciate the number of ways to pair parts together using “Mates” in SolidWorks. However, if we take a page or two from Darwin, we might make sense of the classifications of mates in SolidWorks. Let’s think of how Darwin classified the kingdom of plants […]