SolidWorks Timesaving Tips

SolidWorks Timesaving Tips for Engineers

SolidWorks Timesaving Tips for Engineers

31 March, 2010

The following video tips were created to show you some of the ways you can save time in your everyday work and be more productive. Here you’ll find some shortcuts, tips and tricks, and best practices that can help you get the most out of SolidWorks® 3D CAD software.
  • Task Scheduler Schedule tasks to be performed in SolidWorks while you’re away from your desk.
  • Macros Use 3D ContentCentral to download macros that automate many day to day tasks.
  • Mate References Mate References let parts snap together when you bring them into an assembly.
  • Feature-Driven Patterns Use the feature patterns in components to drive the location of items in your assemblies.
  • Assembly Techniques Learn how to use empty sub-assemblies and save time when mating stacks of hardware.
  • Interface Customization Tailor the SolidWorks user interface to suit your preferences so you can access the tools you need faster.
  • Command Navigation Shortcuts and context sensitive pop-ups make your designs come together faster.
  • Design Library Use the design library as a central location for your commonly used items.
  • View Manipulation Learn about different ways to orient the model quickly….some old, some new, and some lesser known techniques.
Those timesaving tips are also available in PDF format for you to download and print! To access all the videos and PDFs, click on the image below: .

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