Why Would SOLIDWORKS Flat Pattern Drawing View Display the Formed Part Instead?

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SOLIDWORKS users occasionally come across a sheet metal drawing view that displays formed (bent) part instead of flat pattern. Here is the explanation of a common mistake that causes this problem. http://youtu.be/CmtzLnxx3SY?list=UULyCdxp1pmTzKBoQv0FmX0g SolidWorks creates ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Load Case Manager

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In SOLIDWORKS Simulation a new load case manager interface within a Static study allows you to define (secondary) load combinations from (primary) load definitions quickly and evaluate the effects of the various load combinations on your model. Right-click the top icon of a ... Read More

Convert SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Files Task Fails to Launch after Logging In

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When running the Convert Workgroup PDM Files task, from SolidWorks Task Scheduler.  If you cannot proceed past login screen, you need to install the SolidWorks API component. From the windows control panel, select Uninstall a program. Right click on the SolidWorks ... Read More

So you received your MySolidWorks Professional serial number, NOW what?

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Now that you're the owner of a shiny new MySolidWorks Professional license, what do you do with the serial number you just received? MySolidWorks is a web page - where does this serial number go? You have have looked and haven't located a spot. And unlike SOLIDWORKS, there is ... Read More

Where are the other Shear Stress Simulation Plots?

Shear Stress Plots

Have you ever needed a shear stress plot from your study but didn't find the right direction and plane?  When creating shear stress plots in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, there are only three options.  But where are the other three shear stresses? Well due to the equilibrium ... Read More

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Tutorial: Fluid Flow Animation

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Ever seen a fluid flow animation created in SOLIDWORKS Composer? Here are simple steps you can take to create the illusion of fluid flowing through a pipe in SOLIDWORKS Composer. To begin, apply a texture on an actor that would resemble the presence of a fluid in the pipe. ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015! – Model Break View [VIDEO]

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Along with the new release of the core SOLIDWORKS 2015 products, we also have a variety of new SOLIDWORKS products that are eagerly awaiting their insertion into your design and documentation process. One of those new products is SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition). Let's ... Read More