Posts Tagged:Solidworks

SolidWorks 2014: Save As PNG

Here is a nice feature for creating quick screen shots with versatility. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”″ id=”0″]

SolidWorks 2014: Save A Motion Study As .LXO

SolidWorks 2014 adds another way to bring your files into modo.  This Option allows you to not only transfer the geometry and materials but the motion study as well. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”″ id=”0″] was introduced in beta during SolidWorks World 2013.  Last week the website finished it’s beta run and now it’s ready for the user community.  Think of as a one stop shop for SolidWorks  user community information that’s unique to you.  You don’t have to check a number of different SolidWorks sources for information, answers, videos, etc.,…

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Let’s Talk Surfacing

I normally stick to rendering topics on this blog but today I’d like to talk surfacing.  More specifically, complex organic shape creation.  I’ve been a SolidWorks user since release ’99 which means I’ve been using the product for about 14 years.  Over that period of time complex shape creation in SolidWorks hasn’t really come a…

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PhotoView 360 2013: Network Rendering

Network rendering is one of my top three enhancements for PhotoView 360 2013.  It will definitely save people time when processing final renders or fully rendered animations. Have a look at the video to find out more. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”″ id=”0″]  

PhotoView 360 2013: Modo Materials

PhotoView 360 users now have the ability to use Modo materials as appearances!  The video takes you through the process step by step. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”″ id=”0″]  

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Copy/Paste

Copy/paste has returned for SolidWorks and PhotoView 360 in 2013.  It’s nice to have it back.  The video also shows a nice little tip/trick to consolidate appearances so make sure you watch in it’s entirety. [videoembed type=”vimeo” align=”aligncenter” width=”500″ height=”281″ url=”″ id=”0″]

E-drawings Pro for ipad

Earlier this year SolidWorks released e-drawings for ipad.  A $1.99 app that allows users to view and interact with  SolidWorks files on their mobile ipad device.  While it was a welcome app,  SolidWorks was a little late to the party and the feature list was a bit short.  Today,  SolidWorks releases e-drawings Pro for ipad.  A $9.99…

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SolidWorks User Group Meeting In Montreal

Join me on Wednesday June, 13th in Montreal, Canada for the User Groups SolidWorks Quebec (GUSQ) meeting.  I’ll be presenting all things PhotoView 360 and answering questions on all SolidWorks topics.  I’m scheduled to talk for 60-90 minutes.   It’s been a while since I’ve been to Montreal.  The city is a great place to…

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SolidWorks, 3D Printing and Baseball

SolidWorks, 3D Printing and baseball, sounds like an odd combination.  SolidWorks and 3D printing work hand in hand together but baseball throughs  a wrench into the title. On a recent project however they did all fit together, quite nicely actually. It all started at SolidWorks World.  I was approached by Objet to create a solid…

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