Wrap Feature in Solidworks

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Solidworks has a wrap feature. This feature wraps a sketch onto a planar or nonplanar face. You can create a planar face from cylindrical, conical, or extruded models. You can also select a planar profile to add multiple, closed spline sketches.



The wrap feature supports contour selection and sketch reuse. You can project a wrap feature onto multiple faces. The sketch plane must be tangent to the face, allowing the face normal and the sketch normal to be parallel at the closest point.


While the the Split Line tool projects an entity (sketch, solid, surface, face, plane, or surface spline) to surfaces, or curved or planar faces. It divides a selected face into multiple separate faces. You can split curves on multiple bodies with one command.




Registration for SolidWorks World 2010 is now open!

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Registration for SolidWorks World 2010 is now open!

Join us for SolidWorks World 2010 January 31- February 3, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention
Center in Anaheim, California, USA.

Be sure to register early and save with our Early Bird rates. Early Bird
deadline is October 9, 2009.

Visit www.solidworks.com/swworld for up-to-date information about SolidWorks World 2010.

Interested in presenting at SolidWorks World 2010? Submit a presentation for consideration today!

We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim.

- The SolidWorks World Planning Committee


Tip: Lost a File, What a Pain.

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“Just the thought of having to hunt through all of your company’s documents for the one piece of design data you need is enough to make your blood boil. It wastes your time and adds to your design development costs.

With SolidWorks Enterprise PDM in place, you have a way to find exactly what you need. The search tool helps you quickly pinpoint the precise details you’re looking for across a variety of file types, and multiple vault data preview tells you at a glance that you’ve found what you need.

  • Quickly locate documents by name, data, metadata, workflow state and more
  • Easily manage multiple types of data per job – Microsoft® Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Outlook emails, jpegs, CAD files, etc.
  • Confirm you have the right document with visual preview
  • Predefine, save and share searches
  • Save favorites for quick retrieval”

Free Upgrade to Premium when you buy Solidworks

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From: Solidwoks

“If you’re thinking about switching to SolidWorks, think about this: buy any seat of SolidWorks now, and we’ll upgrade you to our flagship premium package at no additional cost.*

What is SolidWorks Premium? It’s the industry’s top-of-the-line CAD software with powerful capabilities to solve the toughest design problems standing between you and success.  It comes packed with fully integrated simulation, data management, collaboration, and more.

Just pay for standard-level SolidWorks and you’ll end up with SolidWorks Premium for half the price – and a lot more value for your money.

But you must act now. This offer expires Sept. 30, 2009.”


DWGeditor Tips – 2 Great Tips:

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*Balacing your scales – details at other scales

The Challenge:
  Many parts are relatively large but have much smaller details on them, such as a snap-ring groove on a shaft. If we draw the shaft to scale, then the groove is too small to be adequately seen and dimensioned. We need a detail view at a larger scale.

*Decoding the DXF files – can you count to two?

The Challenge:
  You want to send or receive CAD files to or from other brands of software, or you want to pass your files over to post-processing software. The later case includes the situation where you want to create CNC G-code files or to perform FEA (Finite-Element Analysis) operations based on your CAD files.




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