New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Equal Spacing Option for Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry [VIDEO]

SolidWorks 2015 - Linear Pattern - Up to Reference

How often do you need to add a linear pattern to fill a length with a specific number of instances?  Or perhaps you need to fill a length with specific spacing, but you need it to automatically determine the number of instances that are required? In the past, we would use the ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Tutorial – Improved Angle Dimensions [VIDEO]

Angle Dimension Crosshair

Sometimes you want to add an angular dimension from the vertical or horizontal, but there isn't anything nearby from which to dimension.  SolidWorks 2015 now gives you the ability to dimension between a line and an imaginary horizontal or vertical line.  A reference crosshair ... Read More

Join the SolidWorks Customer Experience Improvement Program

General Options - Customer Experience

SolidWorks is getting better every year through great enhancements, but they always strive to increase the quality and stability of the product at the same time.  You can help by joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program that will send logs and information about your ... 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. Method #1: Using the Exclude from Analysis command The first method is directly in an existing study.  You can right-click on ... Read More

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Why is SolidWorks unable to locate my Assembly Components?

Search for Files

I'm sure you've seen this before.  After opening up a SolidWorks assembly file, there is a message that a file cannot be located and you must browse for it yourself or the component will be suppressed.  Or perhaps this message was dismissed so the assembly opens fine but a lot of ... Read More