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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 2018 – Upgrade Events Review

Our SolidWorks 2018 Launch events have now been concluded and what a success it has been. A big thank you to everyone who attended and enjoyed their time with us at these events and we look forward to seeing you again next year. We would also like to thank our leading...

The Return Key

When adding multiple of the same features to models in SolidWorks there are multiple methods of how repeated features can be added. For example you can access ‘Recent Commands’ by right clicking in the display window – this will provide fast, easy access to the most...

Webinar Preview: Flow Simulation and Topology

First Webinar of the day is on Flow Simulation and will be broadcasted at 11am. The first webinar is on Free Surfaces in Flow Simulation and we will cover: What are Free Surfaces? What licence you need? How to set it up Yacht Demonstration Flow Simulation allows to...

Pierce Sketch Relation

Sketch relationships are relationships between different types of sketch entities. Pierce relations can be added to sketch points and an axis, edge, line or spline. They are especially useful for ensuring that a coincident relationship is formed between entities of...

How to make a Witches Hat in SolidWorks

Happy Halloween This tutorial will walk you through how I went about creating a witches’ hat within SolidWorks. This tutorial uses sweeps, lofts along with surface modelling tools. We hope that you have a good Halloween week and if you are trick or treating, stay...

Geometry Pattern Explained

The pattern feature is a commonly used time saving tool, an often over looked part of the feature is the Geometry Pattern option. This blog looks into exactly what it does. 1. Pictured is a cut extrude that has been done from the sketch plane on the bottom surface,...

Design Win Shred Win a Mako Jetboard with SolidWorks & Gilo Industries SolidWorks have teamed up with Gilo Industries to celebrate the launch of the Mako Jetboard, the latest product from the adrenaline fuelled innovators. Allowing users to surf wherever there is...

Creating a Tapered Thread

Creating a tapered thread can be difficult if you haven’t already considered the mathematical data required to input specific values. This is not necessary - a swept surface can be used to first create the twisted geometry that can then be used to project a curve...

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...

SolidWorks Software Sale - Cadtek Systems

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