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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: DriveWorks Child Specifications

In this week's webinar Mark Cason will take you through what DriveWorks child specification are and how to use them in your project. If you try to drive multiple models from a single project, the complexity can be difficult to manage. This can lead to mistakes and...

SolidWorks Visualize Appearance Library

SolidWorks has a comprehensive library of materials and appearances which can be used to create great renders. However, did you know SolidWorks Visualize has its own libraries which enable you to create photorealistic content for web and print? To access these great...

SolidWorks PCB 30 minute webcast

SolidWorks PCB - Paradigm Shift in ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Discover how ECAD and MCAD design teams can go beyond the time-consuming, manual, error prone processes of communicating with file-based IDF/STEP data. In this webinar we will introduce you to SolidWorks PCB....

Webinar Preview: Configuring Toolbox II

In this week’s webinar Michael Moffatt is looking at how to configure your SolidWorks Toolbox. There are over a million smart fasteners and components included in the toolbox as part of SolidWorks Premium and Professional, covering a wide range of international...

FEA and CFD, What’s the difference?

FEA – Finite Element Analysis CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics Rather than define these terms individually and risk further confusion it is better to simply associate them with the 2 virtual test types they are most commonly used to describe. FEA = Mechanical...

Joseph Joseph Flying the Flag for British Design

Cadtek customer, Joseph Joseph, have been crowned with this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Operating since 1966, her Majesty The Queen makes the Awards on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that...

SolidWorks Visualize Professional – What’s Included?

The SolidWorks Visualization range is a standalone software product suite which allows users to transform 3D CAD geometry into photorealistic content. The benefit of this is that a non-CAD user can work on projects in Visualize without tying up a seat of SolidWorks....

PipSqueak use SolidWorks to Reach for the Stars in TV Debut

Nick Ford of PipSqueak Developments is well known amongst us here at Cadtek Systems, having been a customer of ours for over 10 years. Now, this elite product development company has made its TV debut with its latest collaboration. We all love watching programmes that...

SolidWorks PDM 30 minute webcast from Alan Coles

Avoid Distractions And Focus On Design By Using SolidWorks PDM Professional No matter the size of your organisation or what products you make, effectively managing your data is essential. However this can be perceived as a tedious process that takes time away from...

How to Activate and Install SolidWorks Visualize

With the release of SolidWorks 2017, the installation of the SolidWorks Visualization product range has been streamlined into the SolidWorks Installation Manager, bypassing the need to manually download SolidWorks Visualize from the Customer Portal. All seats of...

What Are Xpress Products and How Do I Get Them?

Every seat of SolidWorks comes with SolidWorks Xpress products, which are entry-level versions of SolidWorks software not included in Standard or Professional packages. There are 5 different Xpress products to take advantage of, which are: FloXpress SimulationXpress...

Importing CAD Data to SolidWorks Visualize

How do I import CAD data into SolidWorks Visualize? Good news. Importing cad to SolidWorks Visualize is simple. This question came from customer employees who are not necessarily users of CAD, but want to produce great marketing content from CAD data. Jamie, our...

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