SolidWorks Freelancer Make Money

How a SolidWorks Freelancer Can Make More Money.

A SolidWorks expert has a chance to make thousands of dollars each month. Irrespective of where a professional is from and what his work background is, if he/she knows SolidWorks, then there’s an opportunity to earn big money.
The good thing is you can work even as a freelancer without being associated with any professional SolidWorks company. And the bad thing is not many SolidWorks professionals have even a small clue about how easy making money as a freelancer is.
People spend a lot of time and money on SolidWorks Courses and to buy SolidWorks, but only a few of them actually learn and recoup their here in this article, we’re going to help some of you experts understand how to make money as a freelancer.

Some of the ways for earning money as a SolidWorks freelancer are as follows. Continue reading to know what they’re…
Design Lights: If you know how to use SolidWorks, you can take freelance projects for designing lights for metal shops. The metal industry is growing and so is the demand for 3D designs of the metal. So just check around on the net, there are dedicated sites that have such projects listed. There are chances of making some quick bucks here.
Concept Models and Prototypes: Product inventors need prototypes and concept models before bulk manufacturing is done. It saves time, the money of the investor and efforts of the manufacturing firm. Therefore, SolidWorks expert can get in touch with such inventors and bag concept model and prototype creation projects.

Create 3D Models.

3D models can be created using SolidWorks. There are different versions of SolidWorks such as SolidWorks 2012 and others. All these versions are easy to use and make it possible to create 3D models in less time. Any freelancer can take up such works and earn quite good money from them.


3D Icons Creation.

3D icons are often created for media groups. And considering the fact that they hire freelancers and get icons created, anyone can get projects and make money. The SolidWorks pricing may vary based on the type of work.

Create Layouts.

There are plenty of construction and city planning companies that post layout creation work online. It’s for the freelancers to grab the work. Basically, if you’re a freelancer, you need to keep checking freelance project sites. And immediately bid for any layout creation projects you come across.

solidworks layout
Technical Illustration:

SolidWorks technical illustrations projects are also plenty in number. SolidWorks professionals with ample knowledge can take up these projects and make money just like that.

These and many more options are available for you to make money using SolidWorks. However, it’s important that you take projects only from reputed websites and not from any random website you come across. There are quite chances of an unknown site being a scam.

How Much Can You Earn as SolidWorks Freelancer?

Earning potential as a SolidWorks freelancer is very high. An individual can earn anywhere between £1000 and £1500 per month. The pricing of projects varies a lot. Example: For creating 2D and 3D designs, the pricing could be anywhere from £50 to £150 or above.
So there’s absolutely no limit to how much one can earn from long as you think you can provide great value to the clients, you make thousands of dollars just by being a freelance SolidWorks user. You can find freelance projects with services provided by companies like Intercad.


Having spent so much money to learn SolidWorks, it’s time to monetize your skills. Waste no time, promote your business and make money right away.

How to get a GeForce graffics card to work in SolidWorks (realview)

SolidWorks GeForce RealviewOne of the most annoying things about SolidWorks is the none existent support for Geforce cards,

But there is a workaround for this and this video details how to get around the issue and get realview working.

How To

1.) Open up the registry editor (Start Button - Run... - "Regedit")

2.) Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 2015\Performance\Graphics\Hardware\Current"

3.) On the right side double click on "Renderer"

4.) copy (ctrl+C) the Value

Since I have a GeForce Card mine is "GeForce GTX 960M/PCIe/SSE2".

5.) Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 2015\Performance\Graphics\Hardware\Gl2Shaders\nv40"

6.) On the left side (the tree view) right click on "R420" and choose "New / Key"

7.) Rename the new key with the copied value (ctrl+V)

8.) Click another Key and back to your newly created to make sure you are editing the right values. The right side should be empty but an entry (Default) whose data is "value not set"

9.) right click on the right side and create "New / DWORD (32-bit) Value"

10.) Rename the DWORD to "Workarounds" and, after that, double click it

11.) Leave the "Base" to "Hexadecimal" and enter 30008 into the field "Value data"

12.) Leave the Registry Editor open and start Solidworks. Create a new part / open an old one and try to enable RealView.

If RealView is still greyed out:
13.) Close Solidworks and go back to the registry editor. Doubleclick the DWORD "Workarounds" and change the "Value data" to 30408 or 40408
14.) Fire up Solidworks and try again to activate Realview (Part or Assembly open)

If RealView is STILL greyed out:
15.) Freakout - I can't help you mate.

SolidWorks How To Add Weldments Profiles

SolidWorks How To Add Weldments Profiles

SolidWorks, Adding weldments profiles is extremely easy once you know how theirs a few must follow steps in getting it right,

That is why I have created this video so that you can gain the knowledge that I have and use SolidWorks to its full potential.


U-1 Future Design and Build Model

U-1 Future Design and Build Model

U-1 Future Design and Build Model

U-1 Why Design This Boat

U-1, I mean why would I not have this as a Future Design and Build Model the U-1 is truly a great hydro racer, its slick design and raw power make it an unbelievable performer on the water nobody can fault miss Budweiser on this.

Future Design and Build Model

My plans are to Design this model in SolidWorks and possible aim for a  1/8th scale model this will roughly get a 42 by 21-inch hull with plenty of stability.

Initial I will probably just use an electric motor setup but I have a 2 stroke sitting around that maybe be suitable for the task but we will see as brushless motors have come a long way and with a good lipo battery these things can fly.

I will Probably start designing this model pretty much straight away but the build won’t start until I have my CNC and other little projects complete.


Unlimited Hydroplanes are fast boats capable of more than 320 km/h (200 mph) on the straightaways and running average lap speeds of 209–266 km/h (130–165 mph). They are 8.5–9.1 metres (28–30 ft) in length and weigh a minimum of 3,060 kilogrammes (6,750 lb).

The modern turbine-powered unlimited hydroplane is derived from the 3-point prop-riding hydroplanes of the 1950s. These were the first boats to ride on a cushion of air trapped between “sponsons” mounted on the sides of the front of the boat, and the bottom half of the propeller, which was all that touched the water.

They were called “Unlimited” because they were the only class of boat racing the APBA that had no restrictions on the displacement size of their piston engines. The designation Unlimited has stayed with the class in the turbine era, even though there are restrictions on the turbine engine and its fuel



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SolidWorks CNC Design

SolidWorks CNC Design

So over the last few weeks, I have decided to design and build a CNC for future projects and this is the design I have come up with.

I have used a design I don’t see too often within the DIY CNC builders and this is where the x-axis is raised to the y reducing the height of the y-axis.

originally was going to do the build out of steel but decided aluminium extrusion would be an easier material to work with.

SolidWorks CNC Design

Overview of DIY CNC Designed in SolidWorks 2016.

SolidWorks CNC Design

Z Axis

This I a view of an unfinished and z-axis.

Design to be Completed in the not too far future.

Future part to Design in SolidWorks.

So what’s left to design on the CNC mainly the z-axis is left to complete that includes the spindle motor too! complete the y-axis this is not far from being complete and the CNC bed again not far from completion.

Downloadable Items available so far.

DM542A Stepper Driver Design

DB-1206 Break Out Board

Ball Screws

SolidWorks YouTube Videos.

SolidWorks Weldments Tutorial

GeForce in SolidWorks Hack