Learn What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 at a Canadian Launch Event


SOLIDWORKS 2015 is coming soon and we’re excited to present the latest 3D design software product at Launch Events across Canada this October. SOLIDWORKS 2015 offers new tools and solutions to boost your engineering and design productivity. With new features like simplified ... Read More

SolidWorks EPDM – How to use the OR Condition in Workflows and Categories

EPDM Or Conditions Featured

This is another area where I find people often get confused, so I will attempt to demystify this topic. The OR statement allows a file to meet one or more conditions, but it does not have to meet all conditions. For instance a file can meet a condition, if it as a SolidWorks file ... Read More

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SolidWorks EPDM – Is that Access Error or Poor Vault Performance a Sign of a Full Drive


When access errors start to occur,the cause may not be a connection issue between the client and the server. Even though the logs seem to indicate that the error is with communications. The actual issue may be a full drive. There are a number of articles on our ... Read More

Hole Wizard Database File is not the Expected Version

Hole Wizard Holes

The Problem: A question we often get on the support line is in regards to this error message: It reads: "Error: The database file 'C:\SolidWorks Data\lang\english\swbrowser.mdb' is not the expected version (16.02)" The file path and the number shown may vary. The ... Read More

Excluding Components from your Simulation Studies [VIDEO]


There are a couple options for excluding components from your SolidWorks Simulation studies, but they behave differently. http://youtu.be/K_s2J1aIVVg Method #1: Using the Exclude from Analysis command The first method is directly in an existing study.  You can right-click on ... Read More