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 automatically send logs and information ... 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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If you want to become more efficient with SolidWorks then learn SolidWorks live over the web with Javelin. Classes include Drawings, Surfacing, Sheet Metal, Simulation, plus GD&T.

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

SolidWorks Tutorial: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

SolidWorks Sheet Format

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SolidWorks.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the fact that each sheet can potentially have different sheet sizes and title blocks.  Because of this ... Read More

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Tutorial: How To Pack And Go Files Out of The Vault [VIDEO]

No Pack And Go

If you are managing your SolidWorks files using Workgroup PDM, you may have wondered how you can package up file sets so that you can share them with others. When managing your SolidWorks files using Windows Explorer you can use Pack and Go, and when using Enterprise PDM there ... Read More