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Configurations

SOLIDWORKS PDM Warning: ‘The file format of file is not recognized’

When checking in files that contain configurations, a SOLIDWORKS PDM user may receive a message ‘The file format of file is not recognized. Do you want to check it in...
SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents dialog box improvements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents dialog box improvements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces some great new capabilities that not only improve the user experience, but also increase your daily productivity with new SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents functionality: The SOLIDWORKS 2019 Welcome...
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SOLIDWORKS PDM Set Description Character Limit

Some ERP systems limit the description of a part to maximum of 30 characters. This can be controlled for SOLIDWORKS parts when using SOLIDWORKS PDM. In SOLIDWORKS PDM, you can...
word

How to embed SOLIDWORKS Composer files into Microsoft Word

SOLIDWORKS Composer data can be published into various external tools such as a PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HTML. Sometimes when you want to show your content to other...
SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Pattern Failing? Try the Geometry Pattern option!

What is this strange SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern checkbox?  More importantly, why is my pattern failing with no explanation given?  These two things might be related.  Try changing the state of...
PDF with SMG content

How to publish SOLIDWORKS Composer content in a PDF document

SOLIDWORKS Composer content can be published in a PDF document in three different formats: Universal 3D: This format displays as 3D data. SMG: displays an SMG file in an embedded...

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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...