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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.

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...

SolidWorks PCB 30 minute webcast

SolidWorks PCB - Paradigm Shift in ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Discover how ECAD and MCAD design teams can go beyond the time-consuming, manual, error prone processes of communicating with file-based IDF/STEP data. In this webinar we will introduce you to SolidWorks PCB....

Webinar Preview: Configuring Toolbox II

In this week’s webinar Michael Moffatt is looking at how to configure your SolidWorks Toolbox. There are over a million smart fasteners and components included in the toolbox as part of SolidWorks Premium and Professional, covering a wide range of international...

FEA and CFD, What’s the difference?

FEA – Finite Element Analysis CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics Rather than define these terms individually and risk further confusion it is better to simply associate them with the 2 virtual test types they are most commonly used to describe. FEA = Mechanical...

Joseph Joseph Flying the Flag for British Design

Cadtek customer, Joseph Joseph, have been crowned with this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Operating since 1966, her Majesty The Queen makes the Awards on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that...

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