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We are happy to announce that we have added a complete surfaceing tutorial to our products. A HUGE 15 part plus 2 bonus rendering tutorials online class. Thousands of SolidWorks Tips users have purchased it and have learned so much.  Not only in surfacing but with SolidWorks core itself because of the techniques shown and taught in this tutorial.


Sheet Metal - Forming Tools (Video) Print
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00


New in the SolidWorks 2012 release great new options for the Forming Tools has been added.  Check out the video below to learn.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 08:48
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I'm finding that I'm doing the same thing with SolidWorks Tips. I get your tips during the week, view it, and then - this is where the trouble starts - I see all the links to other tips. OMG! What a mistake ... way too much time
Fortunately unlike Facebook I'm getting something out of your site. Way cool. 
Thanks for all the info. I've learned a lot in the past week or so, many just little things, but very useful. 

Dave U


-Love your site....keep up the great work

Chris B


-Thank you for the e ffort you put into maintaining this site. I am sure that you realize what a beacon of hope a site of this caliber is to a beginner, especially one such as me who is attempting to learn Solidworks from two books that I was able to get. There is no formal instruction available anywhere near where I live, and separate tutorials such as the ones that I have seen here are extremely useful.

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Quick Trans Print
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Wednesday, 06 July 2011 00:00
This Quick Translation Macro is fully featured to allow you to create:
  • PDF
  • TIF
  • JPG
  • DWG
  • DXF
  • AI
  • PSD
  • soon eDrawings...

This macro will create any or all of the file types above of any SolidWorks drawing that you have active on the screen.  This Macro saves so much time if you need to create even one file type all the time.  For instance that PDF for Doc Control, or that AI or PSD file for marketing.  Your just a click away.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 July 2011 19:33
Top Prize in Model Mania Print
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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 08:55's own Neil Custard has taken 1st place in the SolidWorks World 2012 Model Mania contest in San Diego, CA.

After placing 2nd in 2008 and 3rd in 2010 Neil Custard with the knowledge posted in the Members Area and Non-Members area of the site and of course lots of practice time, came out on top of the over 200 contestants with a time of only 10:03 out of a possible 20 minutes. See video below.

This was the 13th anual Model Mania contest to be offered. The contest tests a users ability to model quickly with accuracy and capabiliy to make an unknow change given after the initial model has been built and also run either a SimulationXpress or Standard Simulation analysis and feed back a Factor of Safety or another study outcome to finish the contest.

You can download any of the past models to try for yourself. Also for most a video is available with a suggested way to build it a pretty good speed.

Check out the YouTube stream of the Day 3 General Session including the Winner announcement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016 08:47
SolidWorks Macro - Using Notifications (Events) in SolidWorks Print
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Sunday, 29 May 2005 16:00

API Tip #5    05/30/2005 (updated 5/1/06)


Notifications or Events give you a powerful method for triggering code to run when something happens in SolidWorks.  This is the ideal method, for example, if you would like to run a procedure that checks to see if certain file properties have been filled out when a user saves a part.  Unlike typical macros which run after the user clicks a button or manually runs the macro, macros that use notifications run continuously.  They are prompted to run procedures when specific actions occur in SolidWorks. 

This example will process notifications from SolidWorks to return when a part model is active and a notification from the part when it is saved.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2011 09:51