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Description Filed on save as dialog box

Description option missing on Save as dialog box. How to fix it?

Recently, a few customers have contacted me to report that their SOLIDWORKS Save as dialog box is missing the description field? When saving a part, assembly, or drawing document, you...
Rename SW file extension registries

How to restore SOLIDWORKS file shortcut options in Windows Explorer

Many SOLIDWORKS users are used to access SOLIDWORKS which appears when we right click on any part, assembly or drawing file within Windows Explorer. This SOLIDWORKS file option has various...
Run import diagnostics

Problems with imported model? Import Diagnostics to the rescue!

So you imported some model and it's giving you grief.  Perhaps inexplicable behavior that cannot be resolved simply by restarting SOLIDWORKS.  We feel your pain! At the earliest opportunity, you...
Manage Error

How to fix a SOLIDWORKS Manage Can not Authenticate Error

During the process of restoring a SOLIDWORKS Manage database, you could receive the error "Could not Authenticate!" if you try to test the Sites Properties. SOLIDWORKS...
Disk Brake 6

SOLIDWORKS MBD PDF Security Settings

SOLIDWORKS MBD has come a long way since it initially released back in 2015. Adding dimensions or using existing design dimensions to publish directly into a manufacturable PDF saves time...

Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct in SOLIDWORKS – Part 4 of 4

Welcome to part 4 of this adventure of making a large sheet metal HVAC duct. In Part 3 we saved the bodies, converting them into sheet metal parts and exported...

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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...