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Free SOLIDWORKS Training

SOLIDWORKS eCourses are FREE for Subscription Customers until Sep 21, 2018

Are you a SOLIDWORKS Subscription customer? Want to enhance your SOLIDWORKS skills this summer? Then take advantage of free SOLIDWORKS training from DS SolidWorks. Starting June 21 through September 21,...
SOLIDWORKS Component Properties Tool

Unsuppress SOLIDWORKS Components in All Configurations

In some cases you may have a component that has a mixed suppressed/unsuppressed state in different configurations.  If this needs to be unsuppressed in all configurations, there is a fast...
Solve complex simulations

How to solve complex simulations to enhance product performance

Engineering successful, innovative products in today’s competitive environment requires simulation power. The ability to analyze the multifaceted physical performance characteristics of a design before making a prototype can substantially increase...
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started Guide

Adjusting to a new design software can be a daunting task even for seasoned electrical designers and engineers. For myself, coming from a mechanical engineering background, even visualizing schematics in...
SOLIDWORKS Instant3D

Optimize SOLIDWORKS Performance by disabling unused tools

SOLIDWORKS has a wealth of functionality meant to improve the user experience. Since every user uses SOLIDWORKS differently however, there are often many tools that are rarely, if ever, used...
SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Create Configurations Option

Generating all SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes in One Step when using a Customized Toolbox

The SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in uses a database to store information on available SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Sizes and Properties of hardware.  The database is linked to a master part file for each type...

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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 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...