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Articles by: Ben Crisostomo

Ben is a SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Application Expert based in the Javelin Oakville head office

New Touch Mode Enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2020

With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2020, there are a couple of changes that have been made to Touch mode to enhance your experience. In addition to the features that have been highlighted in the previous article Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers, there…

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DCHU Graphics Card Driver Information regarding SOLIDWORKS

For newer computer setups running on Windows 10 versions 1809 and newer, you might notice that our current graphics card driver has DCHU attached to it as seen in the image below.  This stands for Declarative, Componentized, Hardware Support Apps, Universal API compliance. This is…

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Fun SOLIDWORKS Part Building Challenges for Beginners

So you’ve just completed a SOLIDWORKS Essentials training course, or you are looking brush off those cobwebs and start using SOLIDWORKS again. Whatever the case may be, you need to start practicing. Here are a few parts that you might find challenging, but are all…

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Unable to Save after Changing a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile?

So you are working on a SOLIDWORKS Weldment part, you go to save, and suddenly the following error message appears: If you are unable to save after changing a Weldment Profile, this could be caused when there is a set of custom properties whose value…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Sketch Ink in Your Workflow

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Ink

I’ve always used a tablet ever since I took my first graphics arts class back in high school.  I’ve found it to be an invaluable tool over the years, helping me with the creative process. When I found out that SOLIDWORKS has integrated tools that…

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Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I’ve had a touch screen on my computer, and for a while, it hadn’t occurred to me use it in SOLIDWORKS. So when I did, I…

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How to sync SOLIDWORKS Composer sub-assemblies with SOLIDWORKS

If you use SOLIDWORKS Composer in tandem with SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Design to generate the models, chances are that you have had difficulty updating the Composer file after an update in a sub-assembly. In this article,  we will explore a way to set up your Composer…

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Image Considerations when using SOLIDWORKS AutoTrace to Create Sketches

SOLIDWORKS AutoTrace Image

Adding a logo to your design is an excellent way to creating brand awareness and reaping the benefits of product placement, whether laser cutting it into a Muskoka chair, or punching it into a piece of sheet metal. The SOLIDWORKS AutoTrace feature can be used…

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