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Surface Extrusion

How to use SOLIDWORKS Surface Extrude without Pre-drawing a Sketch

Using the SOLIDWORKS Surface Extrude feature, we can extrude the boundary edges of a face of a solid body or edges of a surface body in a customized direction. When...

How to remove Background Colour from SOLIDWORKS Screenshots

From time to time, we need to take SOLIDWORKS screenshots of our designs or simulation results and insert them into a Microsoft PowerPoint or Word document. However, if the background...

Getting Started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Take control of your SOLIDWORKS assets using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal The SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal is an online service and management interface, where individuals who administrate any size group of...

Test out different Materials with SOLIDWORKS Simulation!

The extensive SOLIDWORKS Simulation materials library can be used for many things such as mass properties, simulation studies etc. These materials include accurate mechanical properties that come into effect when simulation...
SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners

The SMART way to use SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

Do you find yourself designing hardware components from scratch? Or even downloading them from websites? You might think you're saving time by downloading these files but what if I told...
Groups - Permission Assignments

SOLIDWORKS PDM Permission Assignments Tool

If you've had the honor of being named the local vault administrator then it's extremely likely that someone has approached you regarding their SOLIDWORKS PDM Permission Assignments: "I need to...

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...
Certified SOLIDWORKS CSWA Associate Badge

How to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam with help from MySolidWorks & Subscription Service

Did you know that if you are a SOLIDWORKS customer who has an active Subscription Service contract, you have access to MySolidWorks Standard, which includes preparation materials designed to help you become a Certified...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

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

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...