Articles by: Andrew Lidstone, CSWE

Andrew is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.

Where Did My RAM Go?

Most of us are likely familiar with a now commonly encountered limitation of 32 bit computer systems, they can only support a maximum 4 gigabytes of physical RAM.  But you may wonder, why is this limit there and especially, what does it mean for us…

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3D Models on your iPhone or iPad

3dVia Mobile

Want to view your 3D designs on your iOS device?  There’s an app for that.  In fact there’s two, 3DVIA Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch and new 3DVIA Mobile HD for iPad.   These 3D viewers allow you to show off your SolidWorks models on the…

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Using and Customizing SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures [VIDEO]

Mouse Gestures Wheel

With SOLIDWORKS 2010 a new productivity tool was introduced called SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures.  Once you get used to using them, Mouse Gestures can be a real time saver when using SOLIDWORKS to bring your designs to life. How SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures Work: You use Mouse Gestures by pressing…

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Speed up your sketching with “on screen numeric input on entity creation”

Sketch Dimension Input

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 is the option to “Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation”.  Though it’s name doesn’t do it justice, this feature can really have a big impact on your ability to create accurate sketches quickly.

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