300th TopSolid Video Created

Today was a very exciting day! Not only did I get to have fun doing some TopSolid 7 demonstrations, but I also got to publish our 300th TopSolid Video!  And here it is! The video below will show you how to build the front end assembly shown in the image above! What’s that? You want… Continue reading »


TopSolid 7 Revealed: Fixture Design

Sometimes you can reuse old fixtures. Other times you need to build special fixtures. In this post we will do both! In fact we are going to start by downloading a vice from Kurt Work Holding. We will show you how quickly we can take that imported fixture and capture its design intent within TopSolid… Continue reading »


Capturing design intent with TopSolid 7

Design intent. Now that is a topic of conversation that can truly be taken in hundreds of directions…if not more! Design intent has been a huge topic of “marketing” conversation for cad companies for years. And each company seems to spin their own definition of what design intent means to them. So I figured…why not… Continue reading »


TopSolid 7 Revealed: Engineer the 3 setups required

Every job is different. Some jobs are easy…and some…not so much! In this post we will show you the steps it takes to engineer the 3 stock conditions that will be used later in our fixture development. Why would we even care about stock conditions? That’s a simple one to answer. If we didn’t know… Continue reading »


TopSolid 7 Revealed!

It is often very difficult to see the big picture. Why? Because the big picture is often too much for any one person to handle all at once. Because of this, I have decided to paint the big picture of TopSolid 7 for you…but not in one post! In fact this series of posts will most… Continue reading »


Powerful 3d sketcher!

There are a lot of solid modeling software’s on the market today.  And I’ll tell you a secret regarding them…that no one in the industry wants you to know. They can all extrude a rectangle, add a fillet, cut a pocket and create a drawing!  I know, this is an earth shattering secret! That being… Continue reading »