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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.

Geometry Sketching

Quickly producing complex sketches in SolidWorks can greatly increase design productivity. Sketching forms the foundation of many features and there are some quick hot keys which will help when sketching more complex geometry, outside of the standard sketch shapes...

When Buying 3D CAD There Are 8 Questions Everyone Should Ask

What do I need CAD for? Almost all professional CAD packages have different levels or grades. Identifying which version is right for you can be the first challenge in making an informed decision. The better you understand your needs, issues and goals, the better...

From Farm to Glass

Overview Think back to when you were enjoying your last beer. As that first taste hit your lips, the engineering complexities required to create that moment of satisfaction were probably the farthest thing from your mind. However, today's growing brewing industry, and...

Webinar Preview: Walk-throughs in SolidWorks

Creating Walk-throughs within SolidWorks In this weeks webinar we will be showing you how to create walk-throughs within SolidWorks. Topics that are covered within this webinar are as follows; - what are walk-throughs, creating a walk-through, motion studies and also...

SolidWorks – How to Finance

Want to know your finance options? With Cadtek you can finance your SolidWorks purchase for as little as £200 per month. While some companies budget for an upfront purchase, others, big and small, like to finance their investments to spread the cost. This frees up...

Webinar Preview – Getting Started with Visualize Scenes

Continuing with the Getting Started Series, this Friday’s webinar will be concentrating on using Scenes within SolidWorks Visualise. We will explore how to use the right combinations of Environments and Backplates to help to bring your product to life! Register To...

Process & Plant Design Made Easy with SolidWorks

Process and Plant design can involve a large range of industries, such as chemical, petrochemical, agriculture, mineral processing, advanced material, food and pharmaceutical to name a few. Building processing systems, even an entire plant or factory, has become more...

Box Selection in SolidWorks

Box Selection in SolidWorks is a useful tool for mass selection of multiple elements. Saving seconds of a simple task such as this can save you huge amounts of time in the long run. There are different selection defaults depending on the document type; In... Sketches...

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