Tutorials

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!

Want to Improve your Modeling Skills in SW?

23 5 Intermediate
This, more than a tutorial, is a series of recommendations to improve your SolidWorks modeling skills. We cannot forget that if we are on the road and it has become easier, it is because others have already walked it and contributed their share to the evolution of us. List of some SolidWorks Masters from whom we should learn: Thomas Parel https://www.coroflot.com/parel/Portfolio1 Edward Eaton (Dimonte Group) https://dimontegroup.com/projects/mistronics-advantage-housing/ https://dimontegroup.com/projects/natus-echo-screen-iii/ https://dimontegroup.com/news-resources/ Mike J. Wilson https://www.mikejwilson.com/otw.html Paul Salvator http://www.zxys.com/swparts/ http://www.zxys.com/ Rob Rodriguez https://www.axiscadsolutions.com/#portfolio TRIAXIAL (Design and Analysis) http://www.triaxialdesign.com/consumer-products/

Introduction to Blow Mold design in SW

16 4 Intermediate
This is an introduction to blow mold design using SolidWorks. The recommended workflow to successfully accomplish the design and modeling of a fundamental production tool in today's industry.

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.

Mandalorian Helmet

10 0 Intermediate
This is a tutorial on how to model our version of the Mandalorian helmet. The model was done very fast, less than an hour, and we didn't worry so much about the measurements but the proportions. We didn't do a lot of details, just the basics to present it to a group of students. Anyway I think it can be useful for some SW colleagues. You can download the 3D model here: https://grabcad.com/library/mandalorian-helmet-11

Surfacing With SolidWorks

9 8 Beginner
This is a short course on 3D modeling in SolidWorks using surfaces. Surfaces have many advantages for modeling objects aimed at the general consumer market (bottles [plastic, or glass for perfumes and beverages], phones, watches, hand tools, power tools, etc.). The course will be divided into several parts. We will try to cover from the basics, to the more complex use of surfaces. Stay tuned for the different parts of the course. Enjoy!

Surfacing with SolidWorks 02

9 0 Beginner
This is chapter 2 of our mini-course dedicated to surface modeling in SolidWorks. Do not miss any of the chapters, because we are going to learn how to model wonderful and practical objects.

Surfacing With SolidWorks 03

7 0 Beginner
Chapter three of our short course on surface modeling in SolidWorks. This time we will discuss the Boundary Surface tool (Part 1), and we will cover the topics of Tangency, Curvature, and ISO parametric curves. Stay tuned for our next chapters.

22 LT Container. Solving Problem

4 2 Expert
As we said in the post about this model, a friend of mine was designing this container, and ran into a problem when it came to splicing the handle to the body, looking for a smooth, quality surface for the job. In this tutorial we show what we did to help our friend, we hope you find the information useful. You can download de 3D file here: https://grabcad.com/library/22-lt-5-8-gal-container-with-handle-1

Surfacing with SolidWorks 04

3 0 Beginner
This is the fourth part of the mini course on surface modeling in SolidWorks. Here we cover the second part of the Boundary Surface command, one of the most powerful tools for surface creation. Don't miss the next chapters!

Surfacing With SolidWorks 06

3 0 Beginner
This is the Sixth Chapter of the mini-course. This time we will study the powerful Filled Surface command. Stay tuned for the next chapters!

The Fastest Way to Do it: 001

4 2 Beginner
This is a tutorial for beginners and intermediates. It is about modeling a part as fast as possible, not in speed, but in less modeling steps. Are you up for it?

Corner Shelf & Scenario

2 0 Beginner
This is a tutorial for yellow belt beginners, a little more advanced. The modeling and the models included are very simple, but we use several techniques that allow us to do everything very quickly and efficiently. You can download the file here: https://grabcad.com/library/corner-shelf-scenario-1. Enjoy... and keep practicing!

A Matter of Lights

1 0 Beginner
Sometimes we need images quickly, but that look good, either for a quick presentation, or for technical or other illustrations. In this tutorial we will see how to use lights and appearances in SolidWorks to have sometimes formidable results.