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

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

SolidWorks World 2014 – My Nominations for the TenLinks Best in Show Award


The task of choosing a favorite to nominate for the SolidWorks World 2014 TenLinks Best in Show Award is not an easy one. Every product showcased in the Partner Pavilion is unique and provides huge benefits to the users in the SolidWorks ecosystem. It is also very hard to use ... Read More

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SolidWorks World 2014: Top 10 Solidworks VAR Awards, by TenLinks

3D Printed Skis by Stratasys

The Sunday before the official start of the SolidWorks World was actually a very busy day. The registration booths opened at 7 am and people were already lining up to get their badges, agendas, back packs and T-Shirts. Most of the users attended the CAD Managers' Boot Camp for ... Read More