FISHER/UNITECH Offering 12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012
Brian VanderPloeg, a senior applications engineer at FISHER/UNITECH in Troy, Michigan, has started a campaign to offer 12 free SolidWorks tips in 2012.
“My goal is to provide a handy tip each month that addresses questions I’ve been hearing from many of my SolidWorks customers here at FISHER/UNITECH,” VanderPloeg writes.
Three of the 12 tips taken from real-life customer issues have been posted so far. Each includes a written explanation and an accompanying video.
This tip “addresses a few questions I hear a number of times a year,” explainsVanderPloeg. “‘How do I measure the volume of a container, and what is the best way to monitor the volume while making changes?’”
According to VanderPloeg, this tip “stems from a recent visit to a company newer to SolidWorks. As we were going through establishing some standard part templates, particularly for Sheet Metal, the question came up on how, if possible, could they always revert to using their own custom Gauge Table. Sounded like a perfect Template Gem to share with the masses since this type of template functionality is not well documented or very self discoverable.”
VanderPloeg identified a bug in SolidWorks and addresses that in his latest post. “I wanted to highlight creating a library feature in SolidWorks but found an issue when trying to include a reference axis as part of the feature,” says VanderPloeg. Good news is that VanderPloeg discovered a work-around to get reference geometry included as part of a library feature:
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Let me know what you think of VanderPloeg’s tips so far.