SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Where do I download SolidNetwork (SNL) Manager?

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If you are using a network license manager and you are planning to upgrade your SOLIDWORKS, the first step is to upgrade your SolidNetwork License (SNL) Manager on your server. You can upgrade SNL Manager while client machines are running SOLIDWORKS product. However, in some ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – A Choice When Deleting Components from Assemblies [VIDEO]

SW2015 - Choose what you want to delete

SolidWorks 2015 now gives you more control when deleting components out of assemblies.  In SolidWorks 2013, there was a change to the functionality such that selecting a component in an assembly and pressing Delete would delete just the component that was selected.  If the ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Professional – Select By View [VIDEO]


When speaking with folks who are new to the SolidWorks sphere of influence, I will typically mention the ability to make fast and accurate selections as primary skill to focus upon when learning SolidWorks. This latest release of SolidWorks will help everyone accelerate their ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – New Constraints in the Width Mate [VIDEO]

SW2015 - Width Mate Constraints

The Width Mate has become even better in SolidWorks 2015.  There are three new Constraint options in this mate.  Rather than just having the component centered between the width references, you can now control the movement and position between them. Constraints: Centered ... Read More

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015: Incremental Nonlinear Simulation Results


In SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015, you can visualize intermediate results during an incremental nonlinear simulation. By getting visual feedback of the results as the simulation progresses, you can make decisions to either stop the simulation and make adjustments to the input, or let ... Read More