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HOW TO CHANGE/SWAP TEMPLATE/SYSTEM OPTIONS IN SOLIDWORKS

I have heard this request many times so putting it up over here. The whole credit for this should go to Stefan Berlitz of http://solidworks.cad.de/ http://swtools.cad.de . Without his wonderful macro, this option might not have been possible. Before starting the process I will strongly advice you to make a backup of the files. Open you part, drawing or assembly file from which you want to copy the Tool, Options> System Options /Document Properties Settings. Open the Excel based macro and…
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Different ways to Mate with a SLOT -1

Now we have finished and learned the techniques of making a SLOT, the second question comes up in the mind is “How to Mate with a SLOT”. Again there can be several ways to achieve this and one may adopt the method which he/she finds easy and quick to use. In this chapter let’s discuss about various simple ways of mating with a SLOT. To use these methods you need a simple plate with a Slot of any size, a…
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Different ways to make a SLOT

When one thinks of slot, generally the obround shape comes into mind. I have seen various posts where a user has asked about making a slot or obround cut. There can be several ways to create a slot and one may adopt the method which he/she finds easy and quick to use. In this chapter let’s discuss about various ways of making a slot. 1. Line –Arc Method: Start a new sketch and start a vertical or horizontal line as…
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How to animate simple Spur Gear in SolidWorks

In this post I will discuss about a simple animation of Spur Gears. I have used SW2009 for the tutorial but lower version can be used to perform this activity. You can use any cylindrical part for the animation. I have used spur gear to make the animation more realistic. 1. Start SolidWorks and go to Tools > Add-Ins. Make sure Toolbox/Toolbox browser is checked. If not then check them to add. 2. Click on the right side on Design…
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HOW TO ANIMATE A SPRING -2

Sorry for keeping this one longer. There was some other work going on which kept me away from putting this one up but I’m happy to have this one now.. To start you will the spring file you created in the last chapter i.e. HOW TO ANIMATE A SPRING -1. 1. Open the spring part file. 2. Click on the Record button on the macro tool bar. If you haven’t have the macro toolbar one, you can go to Tools…
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