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Welcome to the Cadtek SolidWorks Blog…

We post various articles such as SolidWorks tutorials, hints & tips, how to’s, as well as the latest Cadtek news and stories from our customers. We update regularly, so check back for lots of useful SolidWorks related content.

Webinar Preview: Introduction To Configurations

In this week's webinar, Mike will take you through the creation and uses of configurations and how they can speed up your workflow. He will be showing you how to create a ratchet set. This webinar is aimed more towards those new to SolidWorks but will also be a good...

Start-Up Success – Felcana Device Revolutionises Pet Care

Felcana is a great example of Start-Up success. Recently featuring at Crufts 2017 the 'vet tech' start-up is on track to achieve full retail launch in 2017. Reinventing the way we care for our pets’ health and manage their well-being, pet owners receive real-time...

How To Build A Killer Robot

Want to design and build a robot ready to battle out on the RobotWars Arena? Well SolidWorks and Cadtek Systems give you the run down of what you should consider. From the weaponry and defence to what tool to use when, this guide is where to start when creating your...

SolidWorks Certification Day a Hit!

Cadtek Systems' first SolidWorks Certification Day went off with great success. All those who attended walked away passing their exams with confidence and boosting their professional development. Paul Cooke from Oliver Valves Ltd and Anthony Walker at Brit-Tipp Ltd...

SolidWorks Mouse Gestures and Keyboard Shortcuts

Mouse gestures and shortcuts can be customised to increase your speed and productivity. If there are certain features or tools you use regularly, this is a great way to save time previously used scrolling around trying to find them. Set these shortcuts by either...

Webinar Preview: What’s New in Flow Simulation 2017

This webinar will include Rob taking you through the new features of flow simulation in SolidWorks 2017. This will include demonstrations of how the features and options are used to help the simulations. This webinar is primarily aimed a customers with flow simulation...

Webinar Preview: Surfacing Hints and Tips

In this webinar, Jake will be taking you through his top tips when it comes to using surfaces. He will be showing you techniques and methods of using surfaces which will speed up your modeling and process. Even if you don't currently use surfacing inside SolidWorks...

Webinar Preview – Top 10 SolidWorks Support Issues

This webinar will guide you through a few of our more common support calls that crop up more less every day. This will help with troubleshooting some of the problems that you may be having but have not contacted support about. The Cadtek Top 10 Support Questions will...

Modelling a Paddle in SolidWorks – Surface Modelling

Following Part 1 of this video tutorial, Stuart looks at reference geometry and surface modeling to create the paddle & seals. You will see how using surfaces and features within SolidWorks makes life so much easier and more efficient when designing in 3D CAD. The...

Weldments: Not Just For Metal

Within SolidWorks there is a tool tab which is titled ‘Weldments’ within the tab you can insert structures and profiles to extrude along a path. This tool gives you the option to group bodies which are the same structural profile and will also give you a cut list of...

5 Step Strategy to Implementing PDM

Product Data Management or PDM, as it is commonly known, is not a new thing. For as long as man has been designing and creating things we have needed a way to document and safeguard the information for future use. The only thing that has changed is how we record this...

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