SolidWorks World 2014 Proceedings are available now!

I hope every enjoyed their time at SolidWorks World 2014  at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. It was great to be a part of the event and meet lot of people. This year also there were lot of interesting presentations and hands on sessions were conducted by various professionals including SolidWorks employees, SolidWorks Users and SolidWorks VARs. And like everyone, I was also waiting for them to get these presentation and videos upload for access to everyone. So the wait is over now and the SolidWorks World 2014 proceedings…
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Animating Geneva Mechanism in SolidWorks

I’have been seeing lot of people talking on Geneva Mechanism over various forums and even I have been wondering myself on animating a Geneva Mechanism in SolidWorks. In the past I had used many different tricks to achieve it like gear mates or using surfaces etc. Here is an animated view of what I have done few days back. I have been modelling some simple file to put up for this post but I recently came across SolidWorks Geneva-Device files on GrabCAD by Bobby…
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Alternate Position or Configuration in SolidWorks

Do you ever need to show open/closed positions or parts movements in drawing views. Let’s take an example of Box Cover Assembly to explore two different ways of presenting the required views. Alternate Position View Method: 1. Start a drawing and place the assembly view as required. 2. Right click on view and select Drawing View > Alternate Position View or go to View layout and click on Alternate Position View. You’ll be prompted to select a view if not selected. 3….
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Exploding a Multi-body part -2

Continued to my earlier post on exploding a multi body part, here is another example.  I have used a Weldment part for his example. Example 2: Exploding a Weldment Part. 1. Click here to download the SW2011 part files used for this example. 2. Unzip and open up Weldment Part-2011 file. 3. Set the “3DSketch1” to show. Right click or click on “3DSketch1” and select show. 4. Also make sure sketches are set to show under View menu. 5. Go to…
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Exploding a Multi-body part -1

Many of us have been dealing with multi body parts and sometimes we need to show an exploded view similar to what we do in assembly to give a presentable picture of the parts or to show more details. Creating an exploded view in assembly is quite easy using the tool available. But are there any ways to replicate same in a multi body part. Let’s explore the ways to do it: Assembly Method: The easiest method is to convert the multi body…
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