The Fredericksburg (Virginia) SolidWorks User Group (AKA FredSWUG)
Fredericksburg, United States
How to Raise Your GrabCAD Score
Your score on GrabCAD is not terribly important, but it is nice to have a better score, and not be "ranked" dead last on a site with four million users. What can you do to increase your score?
Some Keyshot Tips
Keyshot is pretty easy to use, but there are some tips and tricks which can boost the quality of your output. These are some of the tips I've learned. I pass them on to you and hope they give a boost to your rendering abilities. For additional Keyshot and Photoshop tips check out: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/more-keyshot-and-photoshop-tips
More Keyshot and Photoshop Tips
I don’t think of myself as an expert in Keyshot or Photoshop, but I can often get some decent results from both programs. My biggest hurdle sometimes is simply remembering the process I typically use. This article is being created as a tutorial for you, and a reference for me if I forget a step. I have another tutorial on Keyshot you may also enjoy: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/some-keyshot-tips
Some Tips for Dealing With Splines
A lot of new SOLIDWORKS users are creating a computer mouse based off of some videos on Youtube. This is great, welcome to SOLIDWORKS. I wish there were a Youtube to learn from when I started! This is one example of the mouse, but there are dozens of others: https://grabcad.com/library/mouse-199 The tutorial is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTXEHjqWRI like many, it lacks audio. I truly appreciate the time and effort that goes into tutorials, so this is not to bash or complain. Follow along with the video, and you will learn. I just want you to see that there are a few issues which can occur. This problem arises around the five minute mark.
Basic Symbols Used in Engineering Drawings
Learn about the ways these common features are described in drawings. Counterbore Countersink Spotface Depth Diameter Radius I should also mention that I did not create this course, I just found it online and thought it was pretty well done. https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/career-clusters/stem/eng16204/basic-symbols-used-in-engineering-drawings
Amazing Realistic Rendering with Reality Capture from Photographs
I wish I could take credit for any part of this, but I only found the link :( Looking forward to some amazing new models and rendering techniques from everyone! http://www.3dscanstore.com/index.php?route=journal2/blog/post&journal_blog_post_id=19