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John Landis

The Revolve Features Unique Question

The Revolved Boss and Revolved Cut features will sometimes prompt a message that isn’t found anywhere else in SOLIDWORKS.  You may have puzzled over this, wondering…

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Conditional Statements In SOLIDWORKS Equations

SOLIDWORKS’ Equations are a powerful way to create relationships in our designs that reflect our underlying intent.  As a native Windows application, SOLIDWORKS lets us use…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Boundary Boxes for Volume Calculations

We are getting ready to move to a new office space in the Pittsburgh area and need to figure out what size moving truck to…

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Working with Selection Sets in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS is very flexible about letting you execute your designs and perform your work in a manner that suits you. They try not to lock…

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Quick Tips: Copy, Paste, Drag and Drop in SOLIDWORKS

First off, SOLIDWORKS is made for Windows. When the first release of SOLIDWORKS first came out in 1995, it was made to be as fully…

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Top-Down Assembly Modeling

SOLIDWORKS is easy to use. That’s not really a hot take, it’s pretty much an agreed-upon fact. Among other reasons, that is due to the…

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An Old Trick For Quickly Creating Reference Planes In SOLIDWORKS

I love how SOLIDWORKS gives you so many opportunities to quickly perform many functions through on-screen gestures and typical Windows options keys. This nifty little…

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Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS 2016 or Later

With the recent release of SOLIDWORKS 2016 and the flurry of “What’s New” events behind us, I started thinking about new features that have been…

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