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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Save As Copy and Open: Close the Original Document Option

SOLIDWORKS Save As Copy has always been a great option for managing references when creating copies of documents under new filenames. In 2020, when doing a File > Save As......
SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Operators

Using Search Operators and Wildcards in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, when performing a complete search, you can now use Search Operators and Wildcards such as "AND", "OR", or "NOT" separated by a space. From previous...
Hole Depth to Tip

Define Hole Wizard Depth to Tip or Shoulder with SOLIDWORKS 2020

Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2020, the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard holes would specify end condition of drilled or tapped holes as depth to shoulder.  Now in 2020, we can specify drill depth...
Sheet Metal Cone

How to Make and Flatten a Sheet Metal Cone in SOLIDWORKS

Creating a Sheet metal cone in SOLIDWORKS can seem like a complex task, but I'm here to alleviate your worries and provide you with the correct workflow. I typically like...
Adding Fonts 10

Adding Missing SOLIDWORKS Inspection GD&T Specific Fonts

Wait, hold up, stop the bus, what do mean you can read this very specific SOLIDWORKS only font on your computer without having SOLIDWORKS installed? There are some occasions where...
solidworks pdm search columns

Reorder Columns in Search Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

Whether you've just created your vault view and added files into your vault, or if you're a long time user of PDM. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, you now have...

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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...
The rigid connection type (top) produces artificial stress concentrations in the bolt head region. The distributed option (bottom) produces a more realistic stress field.

Distributed Coupling for Bolts and Pins in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

Getting simulation results quickly, while maintaining accuracy, is always a top priority for any analyst. Replacing modeled fasteners with bolt or pin connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a great way...
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