SolidBox Spotlight: My Gaming Computer Will Run SolidWorks, Won’t It?

Here at SolidBox, we encounter SOLIDWORKS and Mastercam users from a vast amount of industries. There seems to be one common question that we get from CAD/CAM folk across that wide array of industries, and that question is some variation of this:I just built an expensive gaming computer, can I use it to run SOLIDWORKS/Mastercam as well?”The honest-to-God truth is yes, most gaming computers would accept an installation of SOLIDWORKS, and yes, you could even do some modeling with it. However, th

published December 06, 2016

Weekly Productivity Enhancer: Set Assemblies To Lightweight

We here at SolidBox value productivity above all in our applications and of course, our hardware. Each week, we’ll be giving you a tip to help you enhance your productivity with SolidWorks specifically. Sorry, we can’t help you with the hours you spend on Youtube each week watching cat videos, but hopefully you can learn something to make your SolidWorks experience easier. The larger your assemblies get, the more computational juice required by your computer. However, by changing

published August 23, 2013

Weekly Productivity Enhancer: Derived Sketch SolidWorks 2013

We here at SolidBox value productivity above all in our applications and of course, our hardware. Each week, we’ll be giving you a tip to help you enhance your productivity with SolidWorks specifically. Sorry, we can’t help you with the hours you spend on Youtube each week watching cat videos, but hopefully you can learn something to make your SolidWorks experience easier. Frequently in my designs, I find myself having to recreate an identical sketch entity on more than one face

published August 01, 2013

Weekly Productivity Enhancer: Part Reviewer in SolidWorks 2013

We here at SolidBox value productivity above all in our applications and of course, our hardware. Each week, we’ll be giving you a tip to help you enhance your productivity with SolidWorks specifically. Sorry, we can’t help you with the hours you spend on Youtube each week watching cat videos, but hopefully you can learn something to make your SolidWorks experience easier. We take pride in bringing you content devoted to the lesser used tools in SolidWorks 2013. Each day, we try

published July 03, 2013

Weekly Productivity Enhancer: Blocks In SolidWorks 2013, Part 2

We here at SolidBox value productivity above all in our applications and of course, our hardware. Each week, we’ll be giving you a tip to help you enhance your productivity with SolidWorks specifically. Sorry, we can’t help you with the hours you spend on Youtube each week watching cat videos, but hopefully you can learn something to make your SolidWorks experience easier. If you've never used blocks in your designs, Part 2 of this 2 part video will give you a few reasons why yo

published June 27, 2013
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