SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Know


Here are some SOLIDWORKS tips and tricks from our Application Engineers you should know:

“To automatically create a plane perpendicular to a 3D curve (or any model edge) that passes through a point on that curve, click the curve near (not on) the endpoint of that curve, then click the sketch command.”

- Dave Murray, Syracuse, NY

“Did you know the asterisk symbol, * , next to a document name in the SOLIDWOR

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Quick and Easy Analysis of Document References


If you’ve ever opened a SOLIDWORKS file and been presented with mate errors, incorrect geometry or lost files, you may have certainly wondered, “How did this happen?”  Before you go yelling over the cubicle wall at the one user who “just doesn’t understand,” let us take a look.

It seems each user has developed their own methods for ensuring data stays intact

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Reduce Manufacturing Errors with Sheet Metal Bend Tables


Doesn’t it seem like a juggling act to develop documentation for the shop floor without confusion on how things are to be done efficiently? More specifically, when it comes to sheet metal, the order in which parts are bent plays a considerable role. Back to our juggling act - most of us could create a SOLIDWORKS drawing with multiple configurations depicting the bending process, but 

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The ASME Show – August 17-20, 2014 – Buffalo, NY


Is anyone attending the ASME show in Buffalo next week?

Be sure to visit our CADimensions exhibitor booth…  We’ll have our 3D printers running and a couple of AEs there to show off the SOLIDWORKS suite.

Check out some of the great sponsors of the event here.

Hope to see you there!

Dropping the ball… at the Ol’ Ball Game!


The quadcopter executing its mission while the players warm up.

On July 25th, 2014 the Rochester Red Wings defeated the Indianapolis Indians with a final score of 5 to 3. There were a couple highlights. Part of a broken bat was sent flying into the crowd in the 1st inning and Josmil Pinto hit a 3 run homer in the bottom of the 6th for the Wings. However, the real action took place before the gam

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