March 29, 2017

Create Cutting Threads in SOLIDWORKS

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By Jeff Setzer

Using the Thread feature, a custom profile library, and a little sweep-modeling insight, you can create your own cutting threads in SOLIDWORKS.

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February 15, 2017

5 Habits Of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users

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By Melissa Polley

We all get busy and when you're rushing to get a job completed, it's easy to form some bad SOLIDWORKS habits along the way. We polled some of our power users to see what helped them break the bad habits and increase their efficiency in SOLIDWORKS.

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February 08, 2017

Get the GSC Add-In For SOLIDWORKS 2017

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By Jeff Setzer

Stay in touch with GSC easier than ever with our SOLIDWORKS 2017 add-in!

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August 17, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Time Savers

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By Evan Stanek

These SOLIDWORKS Electrical tips will save you time over the long haul.

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August 10, 2016

How to Export Using a Custom Coordinate System in SOLIDWORKS

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By John Setzer

CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS and CAM systems use different directions for defining coordinate systems. The result is, when a model is exported from SOLIDWORKS and imported to a CAM system, the model comes up in the CAM system in the "wrong" orientation. The good news is there's a simple fix!

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July 13, 2016

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Makes Selecting Identical Components in an Assembly a Snap!

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By John Setzer

Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016 make picking similar components in an assembly a snap! Just use the new "Select Identical Components" command found in the Selection tool fly out.

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June 29, 2016

How Using SOLIDWORKS PDM for Automation Makes Data Entry Less Painful

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By Cody Pendzich

For many of us, SOLIDWORKS PDM proves to be a lifesaver in automation time and again.

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June 22, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Electrical: The Ins & Outs of Connection Labels

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By Evan Stanek

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Connection Labels may just make you feel a little more like MacGyver. That is, if he had access to a Swiss Army knife instead of a wad of gum and a paper clip.

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June 01, 2016

Safely Save Your SOLIDWORKS Settings

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By Sam Hochberg

Prevent your SOLIDWORKS upgrade from overwriting your settings with useful advice from Sol and Sal.

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May 10, 2016

SOLIDWORKS: Show All Edges When Selecting Features

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By John Setzer

The Feature Manager design tree makes highlighting all of the faces of a specific feature easier. However, sometimes it's easier to select what you want from the graphics area directly.

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February 25, 2016

Customizing SOLIDWORKS: Changing the Look of CommandManager Buttons

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By John Setzer

Have you ever wanted to customize your SOLIDWORKS CommandManager tab to add a tool button group? Make the text for a button move to the side instead of below the button, or just not show text at all? Wonder no more!

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January 29, 2016

What Does SOLIDWORKS Save When I Have a Configured File?

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By John Setzer

How does SOLIDWORKS store configuration data? Does a part with ten configurations store ten “copies” of the model? Here's how to find out.

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July 01, 2015

Two Hidden Settings in SOLIDWORKS for Spline Display

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By John Setzer

Change up how splines are displayed in SOLIDWORKS with these hidden settings.

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