In this episode of Matt’s Minute, Matt explains how to resize a proportional spline in SolidWorks
In Inventor, I use a lofted surface to replace a face of a solid, and then extend the solid with the Move Face command, stretching the area of the lofted surface.
In this episode of Matt’s Minute, I show how to use blocks in SolidWorks sketches to simulate mechanisms. Sometimes full-on 3D is too much for simple conceptual work. In cases where what you really want to do is cut shapes out of paper and make a little mechanical mock-up, blocks in a sketch work great for this kind of work. Editing and coloring the blocks is also easy. Blocks can be made external and shared or reused in other documents. Check out this short video to see SolidWorks sketch blocks in action.
SolidWorks has posted presentations, photos, videos and audio podcasts from the SolidWorks World 2009 convention in Orlando this past month. Even if you were not there, you can listen and see 150 presentations on a wide range of technical topics. This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up some software usage tips from some of the most knowledgable folks in the world. Follow this link to browse the SolidWorks World 2009 proceedings. Check it out.