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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update frequently asked questions answered below: SOLIDWORKS 2017 General Information SOLIDWORKS 2017 Installation SOLIDWORKS 2017 Standalone licensing SOLIDWORKS 2017 SolidNetWork Licensing (network/floating) licensing SOLIDWORKS 2017 Activation SOLIDWORKS 2017 Update General Information Review our SOLIDWORKS 2017 update general topic questions: How can I learn about the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2017? Visit…

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Need Help Selecting A SolidWorks Workstation?

Are you looking for a new SolidWorks workstation?  You may have already reviewed the SolidWorks 2012 Hardware FAQ available on our website which will help guide you toward SolidWorks certified systems (http://www.javelin-tech.com/main/support/solidworks_2012_hardware_faq.htm). However, you could still be faced with huge list of options when selecting a system from a major manufacturer, and if you are…

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Hold on to your 3D motion controllers folks…they just became a whole lot more useful!

Like many folks, I’ve had a 3D motion controller sitting on or near my desk for years now.  One of the things that frustrated me with motion controllers in general, and specifically the motion controllers manufactured by 3DConnexion, was that their usage was limited to a very, very few applications.  3DConnexion has addressed this little…

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Upgrading your laptop?

Are you thinking of upgrading your laptop and optimizing your SolidWorks experience? Here are my personal suggestions for what you should be looking for. For the processor I would recommend an Intel i5 or an i7, depending on your budget. For general SolidWorks users, I would recommend an i5 processor with a speed of 2.5 GHZ…

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Do you use a HP Z800 with 64GB or more of RAM? PLEASE READ…

If you use, or are planning on purchasing in the near future, a HP Z800 workstation running Windows 7 x64 that has 64 GB or more of RAM installed and NVidia Quadro graphics, you could run into a driver compatibility problem that will prevent SolidWorks from running unless Software OpenGL mode is used. Related Posts Where did…

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How do multi-core processors help with SolidWorks?

SolidWorks actually uses multi-thread technology for certain functions.  This is different from when we talk about multi-cores.  Multi-core describes the CPU.  It is the operating system that ultimately decides what Core each Thread runs on.  Windows 7 is said to utilize multiple processors more efficiently compared to Vista. Related Posts Where did the Add Relation…

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Optimizing the Virtual Memory on a System

System Information

The virtual memory on your computer should be adjusted to provide optimum performance, and minimum fragmentation.  While this guide is written for Windows XP, the changes and settings are also fully applicable to other Windows operating system (however the locations of the menus in question may be different). To properly adjust your virtual memory, you…

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To BIOS or not to BIOS? It’s not a question…

When a computer is unstable and consistently crashes, many people turn to the software that is running on it as the root cause of the crashing issue. Many do not realize that stability problems lie much deeper. With today’s demanding applications, one being SolidWorks, vulnerabilities can be exposed in a computer’s stability much more abruptly…

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