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Reduce Cycle Times and Tool Wear with Volumil – SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional

Written by Marty Bucholz, Technical Support Engineer The modern machine shop is always on the go. In order to meet customer demands we must make the most of our machines and cut down on cycle times. Taking advantage of the … Continue reading

Assembly is a Snap with Tab & Slot

Written by Heather McHale, Technical Support Have you ever designed something, and attempted to weld it together, but didn’t have enough hands or clamps?  Did you have pieces propped together, hoping breathing didn’t cause collapse?  If the end product is … Continue reading

Setting Yourself Up for the Best Mate

Written by Krystal Petersen, IT Support What makes for the best mate? Well, that’s all dependent on what is needed. You wouldn’t use a Concentric mate with an arc/circle and a line, would you? No, because that wouldn’t be the … Continue reading

Avoiding STEP and IGES File Import Issues

Written by Maurice Cherian, Application Engineer In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the “3D Interconnect” import option was added to the program. The feature allows for proprietary CAD data to be opened in its native format, keeping a link to the original part … Continue reading

Restrain Your Models Before Restraining Yourself: Soft Springs and Inertial Relief

Written by Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer Have you ever leaned back on the backrest of your chair, and then realize that you didn’t have a backrest?  Though this “simulation” can be comedic for onlookers, if you try to simulate this … Continue reading