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Explode Your Assemblies Like An Expert Using SOLIDWORKS Composer

 

Explode Your Assemblies Like An Expert Using SOLIDWORKS Composer

Learn SOLIDWORKS Composer with SolidProfessor

In this 30 minute webinar you’ll learn how to create Exploded Views and Animations using SOLIDWORKS Composer. We’ll start off with an introduction to Explodes as well as the various tools used to create them. You’ll then learn how to apply explodes to animations and create paths in 2D views and animations. We’ll wrap up by showing you how to create and save scenarios of animations as well as how to apply them to actors in a scene using SOLIDWORKS Composer.

Date/Time: November 12th 10-10:30 am PST

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What are your Reasons to be at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2015

 

Have you registered for SOLIDWORKS World 2015 starting February 8 through February 11, 2015.

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Here is why I would attend SOLIDWORKS WORLD

SOLIDWORKS World is great place for meeting people in different disciplines who share similar interests and experiences. Talking to people who are having similar challenges gives me new ideas on how to solve them in the most efficient way possible; fully immersed in an expertise-rich, how-to environment. Moreover this helps in cultivation of global business and professional contacts. Finally I can keep myself updated with the latest trends and solutions offered by various partners in the Exhibit Hall.

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Grab your spot at the upcoming SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona to learn how to design better products, faster. Propel your business and gain competitive advantage in the market so run, don’t walk, to register today.

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I enjoyed and had a great time at SOLIDWORKS World 2014 and I hope to meet you again at

SOLIDWORKS World 2015.

PS–be sure to follow SOLIDWORKS World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

The ABC of Weldment Profiles in SOLIDWORKS

 

ABC of Weldment Profile

I’ve seen lot many times people asking about the folder structure for weldment profiles in SOLIDWORKS. The folder structure for weldment profile is simply ABC.

ABC of Weldment Profile

A is the path for the folder that contains the Standard. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments
B is the path for the folder that contains the Types. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments\Inch
C is the path for the folder that contains the Sizes. For e.g. D:\Design Library\Weldments\Inch\10×20.SLDLFP

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So when setting up the weldment profile location, you need to set the location of A under Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Weldment Profiles

SOLIDWORKS Drawing: Move Detail View to Different Sheet

 
We all need to manipulate drawing views in SOLIDWORKS.

Move Detail View

Here is a video tip on how to move a detail view easily to a different sheet.

 

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 is calling YOU.. Join the Wagon!!

 

While we’re still less then 7 months away months from SOLIDWORKS World 2015 in Phoenix , things are already starting to happen. Earlier this week DS SOLIDWORKS Corporation announced its Call for Presentations for SOLIDWORKS World 2015. SOLIDWORKS World brings together 6000 users, resellers, and partners, from around the world,  that are passionate about design using SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 will be held  at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, February 8-11, 2015

While SolidWorks World always has lots of great presentations and guest speakers, the real value of the event for most customers comes from the technical breakout sessions that take place over three days, most of which are lead by regular SolidWorks customers. These presenters come from around the world, and lead sessions on topics in which they have considerable experience. In return, we let them into the event for free. You can see some of the presentations from SOLIDWORKS World 2014 on SOLIDWORKS World proceedings website.

Any SolidWorks customer 21 or older can submit a proposal to present at the event. If you have any interesting thing to share,  just go ahead and submit the presentation. Later this summer, SolidWorks World selection committee will get together and pick the ones that they think will be the most valuable, and send out invitations.  SolidWorks World Team encourage both long-time presenters and new applicants alike to submit.

We are looking for presentations that cover the following categories/topics:

  • Customer Success and Integrated Solutions
  • Data Management and Administration
  • Design Automation
  • Design Communication
  • Design Simulation
  • Electrical
  • Modeling Essentials
  • Productivity Tools
  • SOLIDWORKS in Education

If you want to find out more, visit the submission site and get the details. With any luck, we’ll see you at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, February 8-11, 2015.

 

You never know if you’re presenting at next SolidWorks World.

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation

Hi All, sorry for being too late in posting this one. So before putting any further delay here are the steps by steps on doing “SolidWorks Cutaway Animation”. Please note that you should have SolidWorks Professional OR Premium installed in order to access the animation/motion manager.

If you’re reading this for first time do check this completed animation

Download the files you would need for this animation here. The files are in SW2013 version.

1. Open the assembly SolidWorks Cutaway Animation.

2. Set the three default assembly planes to show (optional, but make it easier in selection).

3. Insert a part named Cutting Plate and drop it anywhere in assembly.

4. Select the top face of Cutting Plate and add a distance mate for 140 mm between assembly top plane and top face of the Cutting Plate.

5. Rotate the view and go on the back side.

6. Select the face shown and add a coincident mate with Right plane (important).

7. Select the face shown and add a coincident mate with Front plane (important).

8. You may now set the three assembly plane to hidden state (in case you’ve set them to show).

9. Select the top face of Cutting Plate and start a new sketch (important).

10. Now click on the convert entities to get the sketch we need for this animation (I’ve set the Cutting Plate to hidden state for clarity).

11. With the sketch active, go to Insert > Assembly Features > Cut > Extrude.

12. Set End condition as thru all. Under Feature Scope uncheck “Auto Select” and then select the components you want to cut thru.

13. Click OK to exit the sketch/cut feature mode. Test the set up by changing the distance mate from 140mm to 5mm. You should see the cut feature in the assembly. Keep the distance as 5mm only (optional).

14. In case you don’t see the cut, then please change the cut-extrude direction.

15. Once you set it up, then switch to motion study tab. Please note that you should have the MotionManager selected under View menu.

16. In the motion study tab, drag the slider to any time (in this I’ve set it to 6 sec).

17. Expand the mates folder.

18. Double click on the distance mate we have set between the top plane and cutting plane. Set the value back to 140mm. Click OK to set the distance.

19. Now you should see the blue lines in the motion manager which represent change in the vale.

20. Finally click on calculate button and enjoy the animation.

You can add motors to the shaft to get more realistic animation. I’ve used PhotoView360 to process this animation shown below.