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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.

12 Days of Christmas: Elf Hat SolidWorks Tutorial

For the fourth day of our 12 days of Christmas series we have modelled an elf hat. If you saw our earlier tutorial posted during Halloween, this elf hat has been created using similar modelling techniques. Using the jingle bell model created for day 2 of...

12 Days of Christmas: Jingle Bell SolidWorks Tutorial

For the second day of our 12 days of Christmas blog posts – we have created a jingle bell. To create this jingle bell, knowledge of surfacing techniques is desirable but not necessary as it is straight forward enough for you to follow along with the video...

12 Days Of Christmas: Candy Cane SolidWorks Tutorial

So it is the final countdown to Christmas, we thought there wasn't a better way to celebrate Christmas, other than to have 12 different Christmas themed tutorials - a festive way to pick up some hints and tips. We hope you enjoy the next 12 days following...

Webinar Preview: SolidWorks 2018 Hints and Tips

Join us for the 6th December’s Webcast Wednesday for a two part tips and tricks recap from our SOLIDWORKS 2018 launch events. If you were able to attend one of our  events and need to refresh yourself on that killer tip that you couldn’t quite fully...

SolidWorks 2018 Top 10

Lets take a look at our SolidWorks 2018 Top 10 enhancements. Jake Gosling, one of Cadtek's Elite SolidWorks Application Engineers, gives you a quick tour of the best productivity gains, new features and even a brand new SolidWorks add-in. Over 90% of...

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...

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