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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...
Get Answers to the most pressing Simulation Questions

Get Answers to the most pressing Simulation Questions

Get answers to your most popular product design simulation questions to boost your confidence and productivity with integrated simulation tools. There’s no doubt about it: Simulation has come a long...
PDM-ECR-Module

SOLIDWORKS PDM Engineering Change Request made easy with Javelin ECR Module

Over the years, many customers have asked us to help them manage their engineering changes requests (ECR) and automate their workflows. This means a lot of different things depending on...
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New ways of specifying the Up Axis for View Orientation in SOLIDWORKS 2020

For years now, SOLIDWORKS has included many useful tools in the View Orientation window.  Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, we can use that same window to specify whether to use Y...

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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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