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Mate Diagnostics In Solidworks
Mate Diagnostics In Solidworks
** Free login Required ** If you`re having problems with parts of assemblies not mating, check out this helpful tip on how diagnose these problems from the SolidProfessor.
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Problem Solving with Patterns
Problem Solving with Patterns
Students learn to apply engineering design to solve a real-world manufacturing problem. The following concepts are explored: linear patterns (spacing and direction), circular patterns (angles and axis), using above concepts solve real-world problems.
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SolidWorks Design Table For a Part
SolidWorks Design Table For a Part
Video on controlling dimensions and features in part.
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Building a Stapler - The Base pt2
Building a Stapler - The Base pt2
using cut extrudes with instant3D, filleting edges, using filletXpert, shell, final cuts
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Trimming Complex Weldments
Trimming Complex Weldments
Although we do not plan on having all of the Tips and Tricks related to SolidWorks Weldments, this tip again has to do with working with Weldments. During an excellent "Stump the Chump" break out at SolidWorks World 2008, the question of trimming Weldments came up. Users find that often times creating a trim will not always do what they need. Let's take a look at a few tips.
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Kitchen Cabinet
Kitchen Cabinet
Using the 2d to 3d geometrical transitions, the kitchen cabinet represents a collection of simple geometry patterns that introduce the major components of SolidWorks. In addition, the SolidWorks Email Conversion Operation allows students to submit teacher approved projects into the student proficiency portfolio. Students are also require to create a top, front and right view on graph paper. Contributed by Al Wooton.
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Video Tutorial from SolidWorks - Modeling
Video Tutorial from SolidWorks - Modeling
I have a sphere and a separate helix ramp. How can I create a mate to simulate the sphere rolling down the slide? Watch now...
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Dimensioning Parts
Dimensioning Parts
Like all CAD programs, SolidWorks allows you to dimension the parts you create. Parts do not have to be dimensioned, but when you are making accurate drawings or are interested in mating parts, dimensions are extremely important. Luckily, SolidWorks makes it very easy to add and change dimensions. This tutorial will use "link3slide.SLDPRT" from the parts.zip archive. You can use this tutorial for any part though.
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Unsuppress With Dependents
Unsuppress With Dependents
See tip/tutorial link for description.
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Model Of Golf Club?
Model Of Golf Club?
Can anyone share a model of a golf club to be used in our display designs?
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Design To Prevent Fatigue
Design To Prevent Fatigue
** White Paper ** Learn how to determine fatigue strength in materials, calculate fatigue life, and design with it in mind. Email submission required.
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Taming Rotation In Solidworks Part Ii
Taming Rotation In Solidworks Part Ii
As we all know it is possible to rotate your model by using the middle wheel button on your mouse. You just hold it down like a button (don't roll it) & move your mouse. The problem is when rotating while zoomed in to a particular model detail you may loose what is on your screen upon rotate. Last newsletter / tech tip we described how to rotate the model about the center of the screen. This time we learn how to do this using only the mouse!
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Scale Factor for Surface Area and Volume
Scale Factor for Surface Area and Volume
This lesson is an exploration in the relationship between scale factor and surface area and volume in solids. In the first part students create three different areas to investigate scale factor. These sketches will then be used in the second part to generate solids. Students make use of the Section properties and Mass properties to quickly find the surface areas and volumes of the similar solids. Once students discover how scale factor affects surface area and volume, they should be able to calculate new values based upon the scale factor. Contributed by Lindy Wine, Atlanta, Georgia.
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Design and Testing of an ROV Float
Design and Testing of an ROV Float
This lesson provides an example of the growing area of technology in underwater exploration. This class will be designing and building working ROVs to perform a number of tasks. The ROVs will be completely designed using SolidWorks and explore the Physics concepts of Buoyancy vs Ballast & Center of Gravity. Students will apply engineering principles to develop the overall design of a working ROV, multiple design concepts, and problem solving. This lesson applies the mathematical concepts of geometrical design and analysis of area and displacement. Contributed by Scott S. Dickinson, Rhode Island.
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Taming Rotation In Solidworks Part I
Taming Rotation In Solidworks Part I
Tired of your model flying off the screen when rotating while zoomed in on a small detail? Did you know that there are multiple rotation options in solidworks? Did you know that you could rotate about the center of the screen instead of the center of the model?
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