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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...