Good news for users who wish to run SOLIDWORKS on an Apple Mac. We have now tried and tested a configuration that works really well! Our Technical Director, Ed Hawkins, talks about his current Mac set up…
Tag: SOLIDWORKS 3D design
Thomson Rail Equipment has specialised in the design and manufacture of specialised rail equipment for ten years. Design work was initially completed with a low cost 2d design package and rapidly moving on to AutoCad 2D.
If you are looking to export a SOLIDWORKS drawing to DXF/DWG, it’s not necessarily just a case of saving as DXF/DWG. There are more considerations to be taken such as version, scale and layers. There are various things that can be controlled when going to Options within the save as dialogue.
When you open an assembly or drawing in SOLIDWORKS, you are not just opening a single file, you are opening all the referenced files too. So if you open an assembly, SOLIDWORKS opens the assembly, as well as all the sub-assemblies and part files within it.
We have found that some customers have been a little confused by line thicknesses. Specifically the line thickness displayed in SOLIDWORKS versus the line thickness that is printed. Below is a guide that explains the process.
This blog post came from a customer asking me a question about the colours on his drawings and in particular the use of this button on the Line Format toolbar.
When Fenland Leisure made a leap of faith and decided to invest in advanced 3D design technology, little did they know that soon their children would be entertaining themselves by creating 3D graphics using a very similar software created by the same organisation.
It’s an unsightly spectacle that’s all-too familiar, bins overflowing with rubbish, littering the landscape from city streets to local beaches with mountains of plastic bottles, newspapers, take-away meal containers and everything in between.