Some remote workers struggle to be as productive on their mobile workstation screens alone, or are toggling tasks between one or two additional monitors - but are your monitors equipped to handle all your engineering needs? If you use 3D CAD software like SOLIDWORKS, you’re likely already aware that when working on designs, display quality is critical, so monitor size and resolution quality can influence how effective and efficient you are in your digital workspace.
When you purchase a license of SOLIDWORKS, you are provided a 24-digit alphanumeric serial number. (Older license/serial numbers used sixteen digits). You will use this number to activate your license of SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS add-ins (e.g., Simulation, Composer, Inspection, etc.) installed on your computer.
I've been a SOLIDWORKS user since 2008 and over time, I have used the software to design many projects around the house. What I enjoy most about SOLIDWORKS is the ability to see a design in its finished state ahead of time and eliminating the trial-and-error process. In this article, I've compiled some of the projects I've worked on over the years. I can tell that my SOLIDWORKS skills have improved over time as I learned more 'secrets' of the software.
The Delete Hole feature is an effective but slightly elusive command in SOLIDWORKS that restores closed interior profile(s) from surface bodies. It is very similar to the Untrim Surface feature because it can quickly patch or fill trimmed surface geometry. Delete Hole is like Delete Face but for surface bodies. This command is usually easier and more efficient than trying to use a Filled Surface feature.
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software is a solid investment. It can help keep your data under control, eliminate repetitive work, and further improve your product development process. In this article, we list six ways you can maximize your investment and save on future seats.
Analyze. Evaluate. Check. Compare. These are all words used to describe digging further into our designs to not only verify the functional needs of its intended use but also its manufacturability and cost to manufacture. In terms of SOLIDWORKS, I have grouped the tools available to assess manufacturability and cost to manufacture into four categories: utilities, DFMXpress, Evaluation tools, and Costing.
New in SOLIDWORKS 2021, the Enhanced Graphics Performance option has moved from a 'Beta' to a mainstream system option. This option improves graphical performance and affects rotate, pan, and zoom for parts and assemblies, and the display of drawings that have shaded or draft quality views.