Tutorials

How do I convert STL graphics to a solid model?

125 26 Beginner
This tutorial will teach you how to convert STL graphics to a solid model in SOLIDWORKS. Try it. It worked for me!

How to convert STL to STEP using FreeCAD

74 22 Beginner
This tutorial covers how to convert an STL to a STEP using FreeCAD. Note: Since STLs are meshes, the resulting model won't be as precise as parts originally made as solids. FreeCAD can export: - Step - Iges - Scad - Dxf - Dwg - Obj - Pdf And many others…

How to change default unit system in SolidWorks

52 12 Beginner
In this tutorial i will show you how to change units permanently in Solidworks.

CATIA V5 Basic Tutorial

48 5 Beginner
This tutorial contains Basic Catia modules sketcher, part, assemblies, drafting... this will list general toolbars used in each modules and there overview for academic purpose with some specific topic elaborations.

LEGO - 01 Basic Dimensions & Bricks Explained

60 8 Intermediate
I get a lot of questions about how I create LEGO parts. This is Part I - The Basics. Most "standard" parts can be created using only simple math. Standard parts consist of square, circular, and angled blocks - regular geometric blocks. I will refer to BrickLink (www.bricklink.com/), but many others use similar methods: Peeron: http://www.peeron.com/ BrickOwl: http://www.brickowl.com/ Brickipedia: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/LEGO_Wiki etc.

How to Convert 2D Images into 3D STL Files

14 0 Beginner
There are several ways to create 3D models from BMP images. This tutorial explains how to do this by converting a BMP file to an STL file. The following content was taken from Stratasys' Resources Center

how to convert solidworks file to obj ?

22 7 Intermediate
convert solidworks file to obj

How to convert CAD files in Workbench

114 48 Beginner
How to convert file formats, such as sldprt and sldasm files, to STEP, IGES, STL, Parasolid (.x_t), ACIS (.sat), JT, or VRML (.wrl)

Tutorial : How to Import Sketchup files to SolidWorks?

8 6 Intermediate
Import Sketchup files to SolidWorks

How to convert STL to sldprt

27 11 Beginner
How to convert STL to sldprt

How do I scale a model in Inventor?

47 13 Beginner
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Tutorial: How to model involute gears in SolidWorks and show design intent.

62 23 Beginner
The model from this tutorial is found here: http://grabcad.com/library/involute-gear-design-from-scratch-1

How do I convert CATIA V5 R21 files to V5 R20?

18 6 Beginner
I got a tutorial for you to convert a higher version file to lower version. Suppose you are using V5R21, you can save it as a V5R20-V5R6.

Convert STL (or OBJ) Mesh to SOLIDWORKS Model (NURBS)

61 12 Intermediate
Need to convert an STL (or OBJ) file into a "real CAD model"? There are several tutorials which already exists for this topic. I'm making a new tutorial to give additional information.

Tutorial: How to use drafting workbench in Catia V5?

8 1 Beginner
Tutorial to use drafting workbench in Catia V5.