Todd Blacksher

SWW18 Presentation - All The Small Things

Discussion created by Todd Blacksher on Feb 16, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2018 by Edward Poole

There have been a number of requests regarding my "All The Small Things" presentation from SWW18.


If you didn't get a booklet, I have attached a .pdf - If your printer will do 2-sided copies, everything should come out in order - just cut in half, fold, and staple.

If you weren't able to attend the session at sww18, it was broadcast on Facebook Live, here is a link:

This is a recording of the slugme presentation from last year, if you are interested, here is a link:


Update: ALL of the Facebook Live Videos from SWW18 are available here: On Demand | SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2018


EDIT: Files have been attached in the .zip file, they are as follows:

32 Ford - Shows "Combine-Intersection" and using Sketch Pictures. This one is a decade old, and I would do this a little different now.

bent-tube - Shows the Flex tool for "bending" tubing

benttubesm - Shows "tubing" made using Sheet Metal tools - will not flatten, because the last 3 features add material to "close the tube."

Combine - Shows "Combine-Subtract" - Quick and Dirty example built using same technique as part shown in the presentation.

HC 1014 - This is the .dwg file that was used to create the weldment profile.

ladder - Shows the Linear Pattern with the "Up to Reference" technique - Just select a side, click "Edit Part", click on the part and drag. (similar to room in presentation)

Press Brake - This is the amazing sample that Gerald Davis shared on the forum years ago.

TubAssy - This is the simple assembly that was used to animate the water draining from the tub.

Note: I believe that all files are in SOLIDWORKS 2018 format.


Update: I have not been able to track down any older version files, but I'm still looking.


Update: I did a small write up about the presentation for Engineers Rule, and it went up on the website this morning - Check it out:


If you have any questions, this is a great place to start the conversation!