SolidWorks: an update for 2018

SolidWorks: an update for 2018

As we enter 2018, we are fast approaching the SolidWorks 2018 update. We know you are probably wondering what impact this update will have on your life, so here we take a look at some of the key changes. SolidWorks has designed the new update to ensure the software...
Reverse Engineering of a LED Fitting

Reverse Engineering of a LED Fitting

Why did our customer require a CAD company? For this reverse engineering project the customer sent us some LED Light fittings via post for us to create them in 3D. They wanted the models to be created so that 2D drawings could be made for fabrication.   There were a...
Solidworks upgrade pitfalls – and how to avoid them!

Solidworks upgrade pitfalls – and how to avoid them!

The Solidworks program is becoming more popular than ever in computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering. The publisher, Dassault Systemes, regularly releases updates to Solidworks with the latest one for 2017 coming in September 2016. While new features and...
Creating custom appearances in SolidWorks

Creating custom appearances in SolidWorks

Custom appearances allow you to add texture and colour to your models and can be used in various ways to assist the design process, in addition to making your designs look more realistic. SolidWorks offers around 490 appearances in assorted categories, including wood,...
Large assembly SolidWorks tips and tricks

Large assembly SolidWorks tips and tricks

When working with SolidWorks, large assembly can prove challenging, especially for computers that are a little slower. If you’re looking for some tips and tricks to improve the performance of your computer, while maintaining all the functionality you have come...