Category Archives: CAD

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SolidWorks Hump Day Tips 06: Closing Surfaces in SolidWorks (Part II)

8 hours ago

Each week we’re sharing a new tip with you here on the ‘Smack to help elevate your CAD game to a new level. Our goal is to mix up the…

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Sharing is Caring: How Real CAD Users Share Data

2 days ago

If data portability is so annoying, what format(s) are we talking about here? We asked what formats people use when sharing data with 1) collaborators, 2) clients, and 3) fabrication shops. The results were generally unsurprising, but lead to some interesting conclusions.

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SolidWorks Hump Day Tips 05: Closing Surfaces in SolidWorks (Part I)

6 days ago

Each week we’re sharing a new tip with you here on the ‘Smack to help elevate your CAD game to a new level. Our goal is to mix up the…

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HoneyComb: A New and Free Browser-Based Parametric CAD Platform for 3D Printing

1 week ago

3D printing and CAD software couldn’t function without each other, they go together like a match made in pythonOCC. As 3D printing continues to build its freight train like momentum…

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Behind the Design Process: Industrial Designer Simon Williamson’s Vehicle Concepts

1 week ago

It’s not very often when you come across an industrial designer who has a desire to bring what is commonly hidden by a panel or housing out into the open…

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SolidWorks Hump Day Tips 04: Methods for Fine-Tuning Splines

2 weeks ago

The ‘Hump Day Hot Tips’ series from our industrial design training site cadjunkie has been off to a great start after three weeks of looking at splines in SolidWorks. This…

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Hump Day Hot Tip 03: Working With Style Splines in SolidWorks 2014

3 weeks ago

As part of the new ‘Hump Day Hot Tips’ series from industrial design training site cadjunkie, industrial designer Adam O’Hern has been looking at various methods for connecting two buttery-smooth…

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Dassault Dishes the Goods on SolidWorks 2015 (and the Future of SolidWorks)

3 weeks ago

Today, SolidWorks 2015 peels itself from the cocoon of the Dassault dev chamber and releases itself into the loving arms of users around the world. (Fly free, fresh software, fly…

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The Most Annoying Thing in CAD: Survey Says…

4 weeks ago

Are 3D CAD companies adding the features that users really want? We asked you, SolidSmackers, to tell us what you find most face-bashingly frustrating about 3D CAD tools today, boy, did you deliver. As it turns out…