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I want you to think of the tools that you use most frequently in SOLIDWORKS, especially the ones that you have to search out or are hidden deep in the pull down menus. Why don’t you have keyboard shortcuts for these?

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Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of work with some plastic parts. The parts that I’ve been creating use the Master Model approach. Now this has both upsides and downsides. The technique allows for avoiding the some of the pitfalls of assembly design, such as a complex reference structure.

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In SolidWorks 2013, the intersect tool was introduced. It’s core function is to allow easy creation and modification of solid bodies. For example, you can turn a set of surfaces into a solid without having to trim them first. You can also add to an existing solid with an intersecting surface.

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