New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Dynamic Reference Visualization [VIDEO]


Another excellent feature that has been added to this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS is Dynamic Reference Visualization; this is the ability to dynamically see the parent / child relationships between features within the FeatureManager. To quickly ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Chain Component Pattern [VIDEO]


It's what we have all been waiting for some time now - the curtain has been pulled back to reveal some fantastic new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2015.  If you did not have the chance to take a look at the SOLIDWORKS 2015 beta releases and scour through them for the new features ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS 2015 is here! My Favorite Top 20 CAD Enhancements

Cage build with 3 Width mates

Ever since I watched the SOLIDWORKS 2015 teaser videos at SOLIDWORKS World in January, I knew that the newest release of SOLIDWORKS will be something special. Let me tell you why. In every new release I look for three very important factors: How many enhancement requests ... Read More

An Interview with Richard Doyle about the SWUGN (SOLIDWORKS User Group Network)

Richard Doyle, the User Group Guy

Richard Doyle's official title is Senior User Advocacy & SolidWorks User Groups - but most people just call him "The User Group Guy". Richard has been a SolidWorks user since 1997 and was one of the founding members of the SWUGN Committee. Since starting the Central Texas ... Read More

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SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual – A New Way to Tackle Concept Design Problems


Innovative conceptual design is the core of any successful product. SOLIDWORKS® Mechanical Conceptual, powered by Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform, removes the constraints of structured design programs and gives you a flexible, intuitive, powerful modeling environment ... Read More

Creating Configuration Specific Properties in Toolbox Parts [VIDEO]


When configuring the SolidWorks Toolbox, you can enter "Description" and "Comment" values for each fastener's size. These values are populated to configuration specific custom properties in the SolidWorks part files. But what if you wanted to enter more property information than ... Read More

How To Rename and Move SolidWorks Files [VIDEO]

Do This Not That

As your library of SolidWorks files grows, you may at times need to rename some of your files, or perhaps move them from one folder location to another. This can cause issues if you simply right click on the document in Windows Explorer and click "Rename" or if you move ... Read More