Top 5 Solidworks 2019 Tips and Tricks

Top 5 Solidworks 2019 Tips and Tricks

One of the most popular software for parametric-based 3D modeling in the market is SOLIDWORKS. This CAD software has been adopted by more than 1,50,000 companies worldwide. Apart from dominating the manufacturing sector, it’s also been used in the interior, architectural and medicine industries to name a few.

SOLIDWORKS provides a wide platform for solid modeling, as well as for surface modeling both controlled parametrically.

There are many ways to work on a software but if we find the right tool we can explore the software even better. So here are some interesting handful Solidworks 2019 tips and tricks, Now you can explore now while working on SOLIDWORKS.


  1. USING “S” Key:

You can use “S” key to easily reach to your favorite tools at your pointer eliminating the typical searching for the tools through various menus. By pressing the “S” key from your keyboard while working in SOLIDWORKS; opens up a shortcut bar consisting of various tools. Tools available in the shortcut bar depend on the environment in which you are working wiz. Sketching, Modeling, Assembly as depicted from images below.


  1. Dimensioning Arcs/Circles from Tangent points:

Need to dimension an Arc/Circle from tangents points is just a click away. While linear dimensioning mode active, select the entity from which you need to add dimension and then press-hold “SHIFT” key and click on the circumference of the Arc/Circle; you will get your required dimension. You can also select the Arc/Circle first and then the entity from which you need to add dimension. The key-point in selection is you have to use SHIFT key while clicking on the Arc/Circle for selection.


  1. Knowing your Tool path:

Finding a location of a tool can be sometimes a little bit annoying for a novice, pressing “S” key two times activates the search bar. Simply enter the tool name keywords you are looking for; a list of tools will be displayed with a symbol of goggle on its right. Click on that symbol, SOLIDWORKS will direct you to the tool by following the sequential pattern to invoke a tool.


  1. Show/Hide Body and Parts:

Working with Multi-body part or an assembly and need to temporarily hide a body or a part. Hover the cursor over the part or the body you need to hide temporary and press the “TAB” key, the selected part/body will be hidden. To unhide the body/part, move the cursor to location of the hidden part/body and press and hold the “SHIFT + TAB” key. However sometimes it is difficult to find the location of the body/part. Press and hold “CTRL+SHIFT+TAB” all the hidden body/parts will be shown in translucent state, click on the body/part you need to show.


  1. Mouse Gesture to Invoke a Tool:

Most sought-out shortcut for invoking a tool in SOLIDWORKS is the “Mouse Gesture”. Press and hold Right Mouse Button and then drag the mouse to show a wheel type structure in the graphics area containing tools. Release the Right Mouse button on the tool you need to invoke. The tools displayed in the gesture will depend upon the environment you are working in. You can also add or remove tools in the mouse gesture as per your feasibility.

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What is Building Information Modeling? BIM Adoption in India

What is Building Information Modeling? BIM Adoption in India

Global BIM (Building Information Modeling) scenario

In the construction industry, traditional methods (2D) for design and construction is being rapidly moving towards 3D digital models: BIM. Developing intelligent 3D digital models and communicating project information with ease within the project team is the key within BIM.

The current BIM Adoption in India in building industry began by the similar approach as the decades-long usage of digital prototyping by the manufacturing industry for engineering, analysis, and production of products.

In today’s scenario, as the economies are rebounding at a snail pace, the building supply chain ranging from architects, engineers, contractors, and fabricators are expected to deliver projects faster and within smaller budgets. To gain the competitive edge, more and more firms are adopting BIM which improves productivity and profit margins which have resulted in many BIM mandates across various countries.

Expectations are growing for closer collaboration of different disciplines within the project. Advancement in technologies for communication and cloud technologies has transformed how people work together.

Prefabrication has witnessed increased demand by improving construction productivity and BIM work-flow bridges design and construction by connecting designers with fabricators and contractors.

Economic construction with clear design intents has become the expected standard for building projects in today’s world. BIM work-flows and analysis tools help firms evaluating the cost-effective project delivery at every stage.

Therefore, rapid BIM adoption in India in the construction industry has clearly highlighted that the industry is moving away from the traditional 2D methods towards BIM for fast and cost-effective project delivery.


Can we still rely on decade-old 2D process and technology to survive?

Before answering this question, let’s closely look at what is BIM.

It’s the question the majority of us from the Architecture, and Construction background must know. BIM is a way to create the digital model of the building or infrastructure before its actual construction. Note that the digital model must be intelligent enough to provide various information such as visualization, documentation, cost estimation, clashes, simulation, etc.

BIM tools such as Autodesk Revit works on integrated databases to maintain relationships between different model elements by connecting everything. Additional efforts are none to keep the project data in sync and manual labor is less.

Professionals practicing BIM has experienced reduced errors and omissions, reduced project duration, more profit, win new projects, repeat business, etc as short and long-term BIM benefits.

To survive in the upcoming times, firms must re-work on their strategies by adding the use of BIM. One cannot sit back and wait for the increased BIM Adoption in India in their business markets. They need to be at the forefront of using BIM.


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