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Stop Wasting Time and Money on Irrelevant Details in SOLIDWORKS

Are you guilty of modelling commercial off-the-shelf items in excessive detail? Do you spend hours perfecting the aesthetics of your designs, even if they won't be manufactured in-house? If so, it's time to re-evaluate your design process.


In this video, we will share some important insights on why it's crucial to focus on the form, fit, and function of your designs, rather than just the aesthetics. Modelling unnecessary details in off-the-shelf items can result in wasted time, poor PC performance, non-compliant drawings, incorrect bill of materials, and mass calculations.


To avoid these issues, it's suggested to simplify off-the-shelf items, make them single-part files, and modify their mass properties. Creating a library of read-only components can also save time and money, as it eliminates the need to repeatedly model the same items.


By following these tips, you can improve your design efficiency, simplify your workflow, and avoid unnecessary costs. Remember, every extra feature and unnecessary part that you model has to be regenerated by your PC, so it's best to keep it simple.


So, if you want to save time, money, and effort in your SOLIDWORKS designs, start focusing on what really matters - the form, fit, and function. Watch the video for more insights and tips on how to simplify your design process.


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