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Using the Stratasys F120

Using the new Stratasys F120 3D printer and SOLIDWORKS to build end-use products

Technology is constantly evolving; every day there are new and innovative products on the market. Recently, there has been a rise in popularity of bladeless products, like fans and hairdryers....
Create SOLIDWORKS drawings macro

SOLIDWORKS Macro to create Drawings for All Configurations with Updated BOM

Have you ever had a part with tens or hundreds or thousands of configurations? And you're responsible for creating a drawing for EACH of those configurations with a correct BOM? Well...
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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...

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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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