Create custom materials with textures in TopSolid 7

The following video will introduce you to the creation of a user defined material.  It even shows you how to add a standard texture to your material for realistic rendering mode. Depending on what you are planning on using the material for, you will need to know some information about the material.  For example, if… Continue reading »


Change your origin in TopSolid Cam 7

From time to time you might need to be able to modify your program origin point.  In some systems this might be a little challenging to do.  But not in TopSolid 7!  In TopSolid 7 it is but a right mouse click away… The video below will show you step by step how to modify… Continue reading »


TopSolid 7 Revealed: Program the Job

Ok, so I hope that you are a meat and potatoes kind of person because in this post we will be covering the meat and potatoes of our big picture effort. In fact, we will cover every aspect of programming this job from building custom tooling to using stored favorite programming methods. This post will… Continue reading »

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TopSolid 7 Revealed: Setup the machine

TopSolid Cam 7 is founded on the principle of assembly-based machining. In this post we will show you how easy it is to bring in your custom fixtures and assemble them onto your machine of choice. In this case, we will be using full machine simulation during the programming stages. It is our goal to… Continue reading »


TopSolid 7 Revealed: Prepare parts for machining

Ok , so we have our fixtures and our custom stock conditions all set up. Now it’s time to put them all together so that TopSolid Cam 7 knows what’s what. This is the step that most cad/cam systems don’t offer because they don’t’ know how to manage real stock conditions let alone give you… Continue reading »


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 »


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 »


New TopSolid 7 Design tutorial has been released

We are pleased to anounce that we have just released a new tutorial for TopSolid 7 Design.  This tutorial can be found in the Tutorial section of our website. Or you can just click here to be taken there directly. The goal of this tutorial is to introduce you to the basics of TopSolid 7… Continue reading »

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