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Use keyboard shortcuts to access searches in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

There have been lots of enhancements added to the search function within SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, like the new Quick Search and the ability to search multiple variables.  Another enhancement I'm...
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New PDM Options for processes in SOLIDWORKS Manage 2020

In SOLIDWORKS Manage 2020, we have more options for PDM outputs from a process; Process Configuration Wizard > Workflow Properties Outputs Process Configuration Wizard Do not...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Structure and Backup best practices

If you are an IT professional who supports a SOLIDWORKS PDM installation, you already know that it has many features that enable the Engineering department to design their products faster...
SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass

Adding/Analyzing/Modifying SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass Part 2

Have you ever had an old fan with the metal cage still run like a champ but found that a newer plastic fan seems to die within a year or...
SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass

Adding/Analyzing/Modifying SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass Part 1

In my opinion, the SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass is an underrated reference dimension. Many designers use it to see where the bulk of the weight is. This can determine if...
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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Offset Surface now much easier to use!

Remember that time you tried to offset faces as new surfaces, only to receive an error message that it failed?  This can be frustrating, especially when many faces are involved...

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 additional formats available for saving video

In prior years, the only Save As option for a SOLIDWORKS Composer video format was AVI. Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, we also have the ability to save video as...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

How to use the new Quick Search option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

With the greatly anticipated Quick Search feature added in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, users have a quick and convenient way to search favorite variables directly from within Windows Explorer.  We can...
SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review...
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