Articles by: John Lee, CSWP

John Lee is a CSWP with over a decade of experience using SOLIDWORKS. He is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. Efficiency and speed are of primary concern when he is teaching users how to get things done in SOLIDWORKS . With a background in Mechanical Engineering, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.

Transition your SOLIDWORKS Installation over to use SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

Article #6 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: STEP 1: Please review the following articles prior to making attempts to switch your SOLIDWORKS client installation over to the Online Licensing model: Introducing SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Getting started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal Inviting users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Assigning SOLIDWORKS Products to Members…

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How to enable Online Licensing for your SOLIDWORKS Products

Article #5 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In the previous article we showed you how to Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before a SOLIDWORKS user can make use of a SOLIDWORKS License attached to their SOLIDWORKS ID the Administrator will need to switch the licensing mode of the product,…

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Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Article #4 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In our previous article we showed you how to Invite Users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing. But before a SOLIDWORKS user can make use of their SOLIDWORKS ID to login to their SOLIDWORKS Products, an administrator will need to ensure that products have been assigned to…

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How to Invite Users to participate in SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

Article #3 in our SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing series: In previous articles for this series we introduced SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing, and showed you how to get started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before SOLIDWORKS can be assigned SOLIDWORKS assets within the SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing model, an administrator must “invite” the user to participate in online licensing…

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Problems with imported model? Import Diagnostics to the rescue!

Run import diagnostics

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 want to run Import Diagnostics.  It’s a powerful tool that harness the miracle of computer-based modeling to heal bad faces/edges.  For more information, check out…

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Free Introductory SOLIDWORKS Self-Paced Tutorials

New to CAD (Computer-Aided Design)?  Enrolled in the SOLIDWORKS Essentials class?  Or, looking to take advantage of advanced functionality of SOLIDWORKS?  Either way, here is a great way to prepare for using SOLIDWORKS, and optimize your learning experience if you’re taking the Essentials class.  If you’ve used CAD before, then scroll down past this next…

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Gotta pattern something in SOLIDWORKS? Reduce your effort with a Sketch Driven Pattern!

A SOLIDWORKS Sketch Driven Pattern is a great way to control instance locations, but did you know you can use the same sketch for both the instances AND the feature?  You can!  To demonstrate, we’re going to dive into the universe of one of my all-time favorite sci-fi novels and movies, “2001: A Space Odyssey”:…

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“SOLIDWORKS is not responding!” But will it?

So you’re getting that message “SOLIDWORKS 20XX is not responding….” and are given the choice to either “Close the program” or “Wait for the program to respond”. Don’t close the program yet…  Hold your horses, Speed Racer!  🙂   Your best choice depends on what is actually going on in SOLIDWORKS.  It’s hard to know what exactly is…

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