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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.

SolidWorks 2017 – The Delete Face Feature

Often when creating intersecting bodies using advanced sweeps and lofts unwanted artifacts are created, these are often faces created as merging bodies collide. These faces tend to be difficult to spot when both bodies are displayed with the same appearance, changing...

SolidWorks Enhancement Requests

SolidWorks 3D CAD and its wider portfolio is continually reviewed and improved on. As a customer and a frequent user of SolidWorks, you may still have times where you think "I wish I could do that". Or, you may think of a process that could potentially enhance the...

Surface Modelling – Modelling a Paddle in SolidWorks

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...

The Saddle – Design Your Own Drift Trike in SolidWorks

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...

Custom Materials Part II: Sharing

Custom materials in SolidWorks are useful for replicating specific materials that aren’t already available in the material library provided by SolidWorks. This quick tip looks at how a set group of custom materials can be shared across a company so everyone is working...

Custom Materials Part I: Creation

SolidWorks has a large database of materials ready to be used, from metals and polymers to wood and composites. However, there are specific cases where custom materials need to be used that demonstrate particular properties. Materials can be added manually to be...

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...

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