SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Printed Circuit Board

PCB Cond Vol

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are concerned as a special case of solid material having anisotropic thermal conductivity. The integral characteristics of a PCB, i.e. its effective density, specific heat, and components of thermal conductivity, are calculated on the basis of the ... Read More

Quick Measurements with the Status Bar (Enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2015)

Vertex

If you need quick measurements from your model, you don't always have to launch the Measure tool.  Selecting edges or faces will give you simple values in the Status Bar at the bottom of your screen.  Depending on what you select, you can find some useful information.  NEW in ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Rotating Inserted Components in Assemblies

Quick Rotate toolbar

When inserting components into a SOLIDWORKS 2015 assembly, you will now see a new context sensitive toolbar pop up before placing the component.  This will allow you to rotate your component to the proper orientation before placing which can help when adding mates.  The default ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS Javelin Online Live Training (JOLT): An Effective and Environmentally Friendly Learning Experience

Javelin Online Live Training

The Javelin Online Live Training (JOLT) is an opportunity for users to learn the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD program from their work location. I participated in Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Essentials JOLT training course a few weeks ago in order to become more knowledgeable with SOLIDWORKS so ... Read More

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Slice Section View now includes Surfaces! [VIDEO]

surface-section

Until the current release of SOLIDWORKS, displaying surfaces within a drawing view has been a bit tricky in SolidWorks. Past releases have had us jump through a few hoops to get exactly what we want to have displayed on a drawing. SOLIDWORKS 2015 alleviates the majority of those ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 – Run Specified Studies

Run Specified Studies 1

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 has introduced a new option to Run Specified Studies within a file so you have an option to choose what you want to run.  Previously you could run the active study or all studies in the model.  This will allow you to setup additional studies as you need ... Read More