Can your current design process determine which design is the best choice before production? An important part of engineering and design is understanding how your products will behave. Learn how asking the right questions and analyzing your design options leads to better product design.
Quick tip for the month: you can easily move tool buttons by holding down the <ALT> key and dragging!
Simply hold down <ALT> on the keyboard, then drag buttons from one location to another. This can be within a toolbar or Command Manager tab or from one toolbar or tab to another. It’s a quick way to organize things the way you want them.
See the video below for a short illustration of how this works.
Today's tip is searching for a tool that you can't find. Whether you're a new user who isn't too familiar with the software or someone who has been using SolidWorks for years, but just can't remember where a specific tool or command lives.
To use this technique, navigate to the search bar and using search commands, click on the commands and look for, for example, line. When you go to the line command, you can either open it right away or click on the magnifying glass over to the right, you'll get a red arrow showing where the line tool is.
The other tip within the search command would be to hit the "W" key. It goes into the commands area, from there, type in the command you're looking for, and open. It will open directly and you can immediately begin working.
Many companies out there are evaluating new technologies, beyond CAD, to improve their products and get to market before their competition. However, with the amount of different options out there, it is hard to visualize how these new technologies can work together to benefit your engineering team.
Graphics Systems created this short video to demonstrate how a company can achieve "seamless product developement" while designing, testing, and documenting a remote control truck.
Watch as we take the product through design changes, test quality and environmental impact, and create interactive 3D docmentation while using the latest 3D engineering tools from SolidWorks.