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.

Put an end to shooting wrist pain while mousing at your computer

Repetitive strain injury

Repetitive strain injury seems to happen to some of us, notably CAD users who just want to go faster and faster to get more done in less time.  There’s so much mousing…somehow our mousing hand and arm seem to suffer from trying to work too fast, and before we know it we’re experiencing shooting pain…

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Source supplier parts or get your SOLIDWORKS design manufactured with 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace!

3DEXERIENCE Marketplace

Wondering where to get supplier parts for your SOLIDWORKS design, or how to find a company to manufacture your design?  You can do both, right from within your SOLIDWORKS session! First a bit of background.  For many years, a vast source for parts has been accessible right within your SOLIDWORKS session in the Design Library…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS Drawing background appearance

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Background

While model-based definition (MBD) is gaining momentum in industry, many companies currently rely on drawings, which brings us to this article.  Are you staring at SOLIDWORKS drawings a lot?  Ever wanted to spruce up those drawings for a bit of realism in the sheet’s appearance in your SOLIDWORKS session?  As if it were printed on…

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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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