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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 SolidWorks Toolbox Part 1

In this week's webinar Mike will be taking you through all you need to know about SolidWorks Toolbox. Toolbox is a  time-saving library of Smart Parts, fully integrated with SolidWorks software. SolidWorks Toolbox is a simple and affordable way to be more productive...

Webinar Preview: SolidWorks Drawings Hint & Tips

In this webinar Jake will be taking you through his top tips for getting the most out of your 2D SolidWorks Drawings. From smarter ways to add dimensions, to ensuring each drawing view has just the right amount of detail, this webinar covers a host of essential tricks...

Design Your Own Drift Trike in SolidWorks – The Saddle

The Saddle This part focus' on the design of the saddle and how to create the shape and style of the seat. Stuart will be modelling this part using a mirror technique so in effect he only has to model one side of the saddle, saving time and effort. The saddle is...

Webinar Preview: Introduction to Sustainability

This Weeks webinar focus' on the SolidWorks' sustainability tool available in the premium edition of SolidWorks. Solidworks Sustainability is a means of integrating your parts and assemblies into a Life Cycle Assessment Analysis, helping you make decisions about...

30 Minute Webcast Series – SolidWorks Composer

Reuse your CAD data Create documentation faster and at lower cost Find out how from the SolidWorks Composer team! With SolidWorks Composer, you can create stunning life-like visuals and interactive animations of your product or process without waiting for physical...

SWUGN UK – SolidWorks User Groups in the UK

Calling all SolidWorks users, SWUGN UK (SolidWorks User Group) have expanded. After growing its membership year on year, now this fantastic group of engineers, designers and makers have added two new user groups in the Midland and London. This is in addition to its...

Webinar Preview – Sheet Metal Hints & Tips 2017

In this week's webinar Mark will be showing you ways in which to improve and be quicker when using Sheet Metal in SolidWorks. Since many industries require a wide range of sheet metal parts within their designs, SOLIDWORKS makes a flexible design approach possible....

Design Your Own Drift Trike in SolidWorks – The Forks

Fork Design This part focus' on the creation of the trike fork. The fork of the trike will be used both for supporting the main wheel and also being the link to steering the wheel. Stuart has taken a technical document found freely on the internet to base his design....

Design Your Own Drift Trike in SolidWorks – The Frame

Frame Design Not only is a frame the most important structural member it is also the biggest part and shapes the feel of the Trike. This video tutorial contains the step by step process for creating the frame and structure of the whole Trike. Using a layout sketch to...

The Evolution of CAD Design – A Users Guide

When Masuri Helmet’s approached Visitech’s Alan Meeks to redesign the cricket helmet it was a project that called upon all the skills he had developed over 40 years as a designer. Cadtek Systems recently met up with Alan to find what brought him from being an...

Webinar Preview: Hints and Tips for Designing Furniture

In this webinar Jake will be taking you through his top tips for designing furniture within SolidWorks. From the modelling of a cabinet, global variables, using library features and smart components. This webinar covers all the little tricks required to help you speed...

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