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Justin Flett

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Formula Manager Enhancements

A number of improvements have been made to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Formula Manager.  This includes full attribute variable names within the interface (“COMPONENT_MARK_ROOT” vs. “COM_ROOT”) for easier use. A list of all available SQL functions, and a very handy Test Formula Tool. Functions Tab The latest…

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Design & 3D Print Golf Tees with SOLIDWORKS & Stratasys 3D Printers

In this article I’ll quickly describe how we design and 3D print golf tees using SOLIDWORKS 2015 and a Stratasys Polyjet 3D Printer. We will explore the entire product lifecycle from original conception, all the way through to design and manufacturing, and finally testing and final use. With the…

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Using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and Composer to Create the Ultimate Mini-Putt Golf Course!

For this golf themed tech tip I have designed a Mini-Putt Golf Course using both SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and SOLIDWORKS Composer 2015.  First, I’ve created the 3D design of the mini-putt hole layout completely in SOLIDWORKS: After creating the 3D model using SOLIDWORKS I then used SOLIDWORKS Composer to help improve the technical…

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Customizing Dynamic Connector Configurations with SOLIDWORKS Electrical [VIDEO]

Previously we learned how to easily insert connector symbols using the dynamic connector insertion tools.  A few default dynamic connector configurations come standard with our SOLIDWORKS Electrical product, however in some cases we may find it necessary to customize these configurations for our specific company or…

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Using a Dynamic Connector with SOLIDWORKS Electrical [VIDEO]

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New to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 is the Dynamic Connector tool.  With this new tool we can insert connectors of any size, and the related connector symbol will be created automatically for us!  This is a huge time saver, especially when dealing with very large connectors…

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Could a Hockey Stick Putter designed with SOLIDWORKS improve your Short Game?

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Hi, I’m a hockey player here to play golf… As you may have noticed from the first line of this article I am not much of a golfer, so I will be drawing extensively from my main source of golfing knowledge….the Adam Sandler movie, Happy Gilmore. During…

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Where is my SOLIDWORKS Electrical ProgramData folder?

The SOLIDWORKS Electrical data files are stored by default in the C:\ProgramData\SolidWorks Electrical\ directory and include all the electronic data for projects, library symbols, templates, reports, macros and so on.  This default location is defined during the initial installation process. If you are browsing your C:\ Drive…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Cannot Connect to Database?!

One of the most commonly seen errors when trying to launch SOLIDWORKS Electrical is the “cannot connect to database” error.  If you have ever run into the error message below, this article will give a how-to guide for quickly and easily resolving the issue. This error message…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Splitting Attribute Data [VIDEO]

Generally within SOLIDWORKS Electrical each component’s attribute data is displayed on a single line of text.  This is great for showing component information within your electrical projects, however when a single attribute becomes too long we can run into some issues. Luckily this can easily be…

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Unable to Connect to Collaborative Server SOLIDWORKS Electrical Error!

Have you ever run into the Unable to connect to Collaborative Server error when trying to launch SOLIDWORKS Electrical? This error message occurs most often if the collaborative server service is not running.  Clicking OK will bring you to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical interface but will render the software…

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