SolidWorks Best Practice Tips 01

35 9 Beginner
This is a collection of "best practices" and "tips" when using SolidWorks. We have compiled them over time. Not all of them are of our authorship, as more experienced users have made huge contributions on this subject. We hope you find this series useful. From time to time we will be posting more tips and advice for a more fruitful and professional use of SolidWorks. Stay tuned!

Rare Bottle 06262021

20 8 Intermediate
Learn how to model our Rare09262021 bottle. You can download the files here: https://grabcad.com/library/rare-bottle-09262021-1

Rare Bottle 040721

16 4 Intermediate
Tutorial on how to model our first "Rare" bottle from july. Lots of new tricks using surfaces and other techniques... You can download the 3D files here: https://grabcad.com/library/rare-bottle-first-for-july-1 Also you can see our other rare bottle tutorial here:https://grabcad.com/tutorials/rare-bottle-300721

SolidWorks Best Practices Tips 02

16 0 Intermediate
Second part of the collection of best practices and tips for a better and more satisfactory use of SolidWorks.

Chess Knight

15 7 Expert
Modeling Breakdown of our Chess Knight. You can download the model here: https://grabcad.com/library/chess-knight-13

Surfacing With SolidWorks 07

9 0 Beginner
Chapter 7 of our mini course. SKETCHING FOR SURFACING PART 1. As the saying goes: The better the sketch, the better the surface. Making good sketches for surface modeling is fundamental, so we will produce high quality surfaces on our models. Don't miss part 2!

Surfacing With SolidWorks 09

8 0 Beginner
This is chapter 9 of this Mini Course. Here we discuss more auxiliary tools for surface modeling. After this chapter we will do several modeling exercises to put into practice what we have learned. Don't miss it!

Hunting Knife..

8 0 Intermediate
Modeling Breakdown of the Hunting Knife that we modeled a few years ago as a 3D modeling challenge. Many surface and solid modeling techniques are used in SolidWorks. We hope it will be useful in learning SW. You can find the 3D files here: https://grabcad.com/library/hunting-knife-16

Surfacing With SolidWorks 05

8 0 Beginner
This lesson completes the study of the Boundary Surface command. There are still some points to be covered, but they are more advanced and we will do this in a more advanced stage of this mini course. Stay tuned for the next chapter!

Surfacing With SolidWorks 08

8 0 Beginner
This is chapter 8 of the course. We deal with Curvature and Continuity of Splines. As well as best practices when sketching them. Don't miss the next chapters.

Surfacing With SolidWorks 16

8 0 Intermediate
This time we will see how to use 3D Sketches to make profiles and guide curves to create surfaces. Also how to use them to make auxiliary surfaces to reference them for tangency and curvature. And we will see how to use the excellent tool of the multiple views to work more comfortable in the three dimensional space. Don't miss the next lesson...


7 0 Beginner
If you, like me, frequently have to model threaded shafts that comply with Metric or American standards, this tutorial and the information contained in it will be very useful to you.

Gamepad Modeling

6 0 Expert
Tutorial that is a few years old, but still very instructive. Modeling this Gamepad is quite tedious, but there are many tricks with surfaces that are worth knowing. You can download the 3D Files here: https://grabcad.com/library/gamepad-modeling-1

Easy Container Modeling

6 11 Beginner
Learn how to model these types of containers, without having to use the SolidWorks Weldments process. This method is appropriate if you are in a time crunch and need to quickly construct the container. You can download the 3D model here. https://grabcad.com/library/container-to-collect-plastic-containers-1 Thanks to Alex for the support casters The wheels are from: https://grabcad.com/alex-1430 https://grabcad.com/library/2-5-swivel-caster-no-breake-1

Surfacing With SolidWorks 17

6 0 Intermediate
This time, always under the 3D Sketch theme, we will see the Spline on Surface tool. Another tool in the arsenal for surface modeling (and also with solids). Don't miss the next lesson.