How to Prepare Your 3D Model for Manufacture

32 1 Expert
Using this ladies bike model found in the thousands of models available on GrabCAD I have made a step-by-step guide on how to break down your top level assembly for the workshop or for outsourcing.

CNC Build Guide-Mach3

16 0 Intermediate
Mach3 CNC Basic Technical Advise

[VIDEO] How to Make G Code for CNC Machining using SolidWorks

14 2 Beginner
In this video you will learn how to setup cnc machine using solidworks. I will describe some basic functions of solidworks HSM express to make gcode for cnc milling. Milling Operations you will learn in this video are: 1. Defining stock and origin of part. 2. setting up 2D face milling operation. 3. 2D pocket milling operation. 4. cnc milling simulation. 5. Post processor selection. 6. How to save all functions as gcode. 7. How to send gcode to your cnc machine.

DIY Laser Engraver

13 3 Beginner
The DIY Laser Engraver is a simple tutorial, that shows you how to build your own fully operational Laser engraver. It's an Arduino Uno based model, that can learn you many things about electronics and mechanical engineering. Through the Laser you can engrave wood and some plastics. Be careful and use eye-protection, it is dangerous to use lasers.

Getting your Solidworks drawing lasercut ready

12 4 Beginner
Hello everyone, In this tutorial, I will explain and give tips for converting your Solidworks drawing to a vector file that CNC machines can read. I will be focusing on a laser cutter in this tutorial. I will be using Solidworks and Adobe Illustrator in this tutorial. This is paid software if you want to use free software I recommend using Fusion 360 for 3D modeling and Inkscape for vector image editing. If you have any questions or are missing information in this tutorial please leave a comment below so I can update the tutorial.

Tutorial How to create a Spring in SOLIDWORKS

9 0 Beginner

Tutorials:-Working with Power MILL " PART I" To Generate the Programs(G-coded & M-coded) For Various CNC Machines.

8 1 Beginner
Let Start With Beginning..

How do I activate realview graphics in SolidWorks 2020, Como Activar el Realview graphics de Solidworks 2020

6 3 Beginner
In this tutorial we will learn how to make the parts have a real representation according to the material assigned in Solidworks 2020. En este tutorial aprenderemos como hacer que las piezas tengan una representación real según el material asignado en Solidworks 2020.

Woodwork for Inventor CAM module for Bunk bed 3d model

6 0 Beginner
How to use Woodwork for Inventor CAM module for Bunk bed 3d model

how do I reverse a drawing?

5 0 Beginner
The AR is a bit more complex than is needed for this tutorial so I skipped a few steps that I did to prepare the model. I used http://grabcad.com/library/mil-spec-ar-15-lower by http://grabcad.com/toddaho and imported the .ipt file into SolidWorks.


5 0 Intermediate

Convert splines to arcs tangent for Lasercut

5 0 Expert
SolidWorks Export DXF in TANGENT ARCS I do not know of a Solidworks macro that can convert "polyline" DXF ​​files into tangent circle arcs. We know that laser machine pilots need it and that some suppliers refuse files containing ellipses splines or only polylines. To export a Solidworks DXF file into tangent arcs, use Draftsight free software distributed by Dassault Systèmes, the owner of SW. Here are the steps you should take to get there efficiently and after a few tries, without much time wasting: Follow theses instructions with steps pictures 1 to 9 1. Export a face, a sketch in DXF taking care to go in the export options and tick the box "POLYLINE". Step 1A, Step1B 2. Download and install DRAFTSIGHT. ... open the DXF file from SW. Step 1C 3. If your export is in spline, you can transform it into pôlylignes with the command "ÉclaterX" (Explode) Step1C1. = F1 4. To remember the procedure, it is only a question of going back to the help of Draftsight menu F1 and to follow the information concerning the poylines and the conversion of these into tangent arches. Step 1D. In fact, the command Adjust (Probably Adjust or Explode in English), this command transforms polylines into tangent arcs into this single function. Step1D and Step2. 5. Save the dxf or dwg and publish it to your client. 6. To import it into SW and or to check it: In order to obtain the tangency between the arcs it is necessary to check the box "ADDING CONSTRAINTS" when importing dxf into SW. Step3 7. And that's the work, Step Last. For me this is a small miracle happening entirely inside SolidWorks! If you consider this procedure too long, know that I lost a lot of time not having known it!  Note: I am not an autocad-user. I know you could do it differently and the final parameters like the number of tangent arcs can be adjusted. But this is a procedure that works very well without the help of software that covers most of the needs. SolidWorks Exporter DXF en ARCS TANGEANTS Je ne connais pas de macro Solidworks capable de convertir les fichiers DXF « polylignes » en arcs de cercles tangeants. On sait que les pilotes de machines laser en ont besoin et que certains fournisseurs refusent les fichiers contenant des splines des ellipses ou uniquement des polylignes. Pour exporter un fichier Solidworks DXF en arcs tangeants , utiliser Draftsight un logiciel gratuit distribué par Dassault Systèmes, le propriétaire de SW. Voici les étapes que vous devriez rencontrer pour y arriver de façon efficace et après quelques essais, sans trop de perte de temps : 1. Exporter une face, une esquisse en DXF en prenant soin d’aller dans les options d’exportation et de cocher la case « POLYLINE ». Step 1A, Step1B 2. Télécharger et installer DRAFTSIGHT.…ouvrir le fichier DXF provenant de SW. Step 1C 3. Si votre export est en spline, vous pouvez la transformer en pôlylignes avec la commande « ÉclaterX « (Explode) Step1C1. = F1 4. Pour vous souvenir de la procédure il ne s’agit que de retourner dans l’aide de Draftsight menu F1 et de suivre les informations qui concernent les poylignes et la conversion de celles-ci en arcs tangeants. Step 1D. En fait la commande Ajuster (probably Adjust or Explode in english), cette commande transforme les polylignes en arcs tangeants en cette seule fonction. Step1D et Step2. 5. Sauvegarder le dxf ou dwg et le publier vers votre client. 6. Pour l’importer dans SW et ou le vérifier : Afin d’obtenir la tangeance entre les arcs il faut cocher la case « AJOUTER DES CONTRAINTES » lors de l’importation dxf dans SW. Step3 7. Et voilà l’travail, Step Last. Pour moi il s’agit d’un petit miracle qui se passe entièrement à l’intérieur de SolidWorks ! Si vous considérez cette procédure trop longue, sachez que j’ai perdu énormément de temps à ne pas l’avoir connue ! Remarque: Je ne suis pas un habitué d'autocad. Je sais que vous pourriez procéder autrement et que les paramètres finaux comme le nombre d'arcs tangeants peuvent être ajustés. Mais il s'agit ici d'une procédure qui fonctionne très bien sans l'aide d'un logiciel cad qui couvre la majorité des besoins.

CNC wood router in Solidworks

6 3 Intermediate
This tutorial will let you know how to design CNC wood router machine.

Mastercam 2021 (CAD+CAM)

5 1 Intermediate
Mastercam 2021 3D Modeling tutorial

CAM&CNC Milling Machine

5 0 Beginner
CNC Milling Process to generate the G CODE.