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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 Simulation 30 Minute Webinar

Get more time to analyze results, try new options, and create a great design! It has never been simpler to increase product performance and quality and reduce the time and cost of physical prototyping. What is more - any engineer can use these tools directly in their...

The Fidget Spinner: In 5 Easy Steps

Learn how to create one of the largest trends to hit the market in 2017 in under 15 minutes. To recreate this fidget spinner, you will need the basic know how of the following features: Boss Extrusions Fillets Simple Mates Toolbox Components PhotoView 360 Step 1:...

Copy Feature

There are many ways to copy features from a model in SolidWorks – but the most commonly used method includes using the copy/paste command located in the Edit tab of the Menu Bar. This process alone may require up to four clicks and involves multiple translations of...

Webinar Preview: Using SolidWorks Utilities

When working with multiple design iterations you might need to compare CAD data to ensure the geometry and properties of the SolidWorks data is in line with the project requirements. SolidWorks Utilities are a set of tools that lets you examine, in detail, the...

SolidWorks 2018 Launch Events

SolidWorks 2018 is here and to signal its arrival we are running a series of events around the UK showcasing the latest release to our 3000+ customers. This year we are travelling to 10 venues throughout October finishing on the 2nd November in Southampton. We are...

View Shortcuts

Navigating between views is one of the most common actions whilst using SolidWorks, so having the ability to do this quickly, although simple can be very convenient and time saving in the long run. Simply pressing Ctrl and the Space Bar brings up a cube round the...

Webinar Preview: Getting Started with Visualize Cameras

This week, the SolidWorks Visualise Getting Started Series explores the use of Cameras. Getting that perfect angle and composition, along with adding effects using post-processing. We look at how to create bloom which is the effect producing fringes of light extending...

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...

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