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Solidworks: 3D Printing threaded holes

When designing 3D models in Solidworks with the intent of fastening with machine screws, you might not think of directly modeling machined threads into your design. If your threads are coarse enough though, it may work better than modeling a hole with no threads since you won’t have to use a nut or threaded insert […]


Solidworks tip – scanning and importing

One very useful technique in Solidworks for designing parts to fit other parts that already exist is to use a flatbed scanner or other calibrated input device to make your model match critical dimensions with a reduced amount of getting out the calipers and making detailed measurements. Flatbed scanners are particularly useful for scanning printed […]