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HOW TO ANIMATE A SPRING -1

Quite many time people have been asking me as how I have done the spring animation or can we animate spring in SolidWorks. The answer is yes and here is the trick. I have used SW07 to show “How to Animate a Spring”. 1) Start a new part (can be either mm or inch). 2) RMB on the top plane or any plane and choose “Insert Sketch” from the pop up window. You can also select plane and click “Insert…
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How to make/edit Material Database in SW09

1) Start a new part. Right click on the Material and select Edit material from the pop up menu. 2) Right click any where on the left side and select New Library. 3) Save you database a name and at a specified location or Solidworks default Location. I have used My_mat09 as my database/library name. 4) The new material database/library will get added in the list. 5) To add a material category, RMB on the new library and select new…
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How to make/edit Material Database in SW08 or lower version

1) Start a new part. Right click on the Material and select Edit material from the pop up menu. 2) Select any material from the list and click on Create/Edit Material. 3) Click on arrow next to Solidworks material and select new material database. 4) Save you database a name and at a specified location or Solidworks default Location. I have used My_mat07 as my database/library name. 5) Add material classification and name. I have used My_Mat as material classification…
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HOW TO CREATE ISO SECTION VIEW-2

Continuing with the old ISO section trick, SolidWorks has added a good option to create an isometric Section View. 1) Create the drawing placing/creating any view except Isometric or similar view. 2) Create section view and place the view. 3) RMB on the sectioned view and select the Isometric Section option from the menu. 4) You are done with the Isometric Section View.

HOW TO CREATE ISO SECTION VIEW-1

Many times people have been asking about how they can create an Isometric Section view. When I started working on Solidworks, I used the configurations trick to accomplish this. Now a day I call that as an old trick. I have used one simple revolved part for this exercise. This trick can be applied to assemblies as well. Here goes the old ISO section trick. 1) Create one configuration of the part/assembly of which you want to show the ISO…
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