Articles by: Mersedeh Zandvakili

How to Use Symmetry in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to Reduce the number of Fixtures?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Symmetry

Did you know you can use symmetry in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to reduce the number of fixtures required to stabilize your model? Using symmetry in simulation will not only simplify your model (and therefore drastically improve run time), but it eliminates the need to apply additional fixtures and this will result in even more accurate results.…

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Stabilize SOLIDWORKS Simulation Studies with Soft Spring and Inertial Relief

SOLIDWORKS Simulation offers two techniques for stabilizing self-equilibrated models: Soft Springs or Inertial Relief. In a self-equiblibrated model, all of the applied loads are inherently balanced which means that we don’t expect the model to be unstable in any direction (or move away in any direction). For example, in the picture below, the model is…

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Why you should run Interference Detection before a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study

SOLIDWORKS interference

Before running any SOLIDWORKS simulation study, you need to make sure there is no interference between different components of a multibody part or an assembly. This can be done using the SOLIDWORKS interference detection tool available under Evaluate > Interference Detection. If any volumetric interference is found within the model, it needs to be fixed…

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SOLIDWORKS Save, Backup, and Auto-recover Options

Have you ever lost work simply because you forgot to save your changes? Have you ever changed your design and couldn’t redo the changes to a previous model, so you had to start over? Then let me show you how to guarantee you are keeping your designs safe by setting up SOLIDWORKS save, backup and…

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SOLIDWORKS Spell Checker

SOLIDWORKS spell checker

SOLIDWORKS can check the spelling of the words in your document notes, dimension text, and drawing title block using a central dictionary. The Spell Checker is available with Microsoft Word 2000 or later. If a wrong spelling is found using the Spell Checker tool, you can replace the word using entries from Microsoft Word dictionary…

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Why am I unable to obtain a license for SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Examples

Complimentary seats of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard are included with SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium Network License that is on active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. But in order to use them you need to reactivate your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard license every year. Once you activate your network license manager after purchasing your licenses, permanent licenses like SOLIDWORKS do not…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller now provides Negative Values for Limit Angle Mates

In SOLIDWORKS 2019 you can now add negative values for SOLIDWORKS Limit Angle Mate in the Mate Controller. In an assembly with a Limit Angle Mate, click on Insert > Mate Controller to open the Mate Controller property manager. In the following example, a Limit Angle mate (-100 degrees to 100 degrees) controls the angle…

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How to Select Identical Components in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows you to select identical components by selecting one of the components. This option works within the features including: Pattern Components (Circular Patterns, Circular Component, Curve Driven Component, Linear Component, Pattern Driven Component, Sketch Driven Component) Mirror Components Move/Rotate Components (available with Collision Detection and Physical Dynamics) Component Selection for features such as…

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