With the written word, a simple bit of punctuation can change meaning. Seemingly insignificant details can significantly alter the outcome from what a person intends. Likewise, simple SOLIDWORKS features, such as ribs, can significantly alter the stiffness or integrity of a model. Rib features, though easy to create, can add a great deal to your design. Let’s explore a few examples of what the Rib command (pictured in Image 1) can do for you.