Articles by: Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.

DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight is a feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists.  There are various levels of DraftSight licenses available.  For companies with multiple users, DraftSight Enterprise provides network-based licensing for…

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Working with SOLIDWORKS at Home through COVID-19 Shutdowns

SOLIDWORKS Remote License

The continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) is causing significant impact around the globe.  While health is always of primary importance, this pandemic also affects business productivity.  As shutdowns and quarantines are rapidly expanding, more and more employees are being asked to work from…

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Using your SOLIDWORKS Network Licenses Away from the Office

As SOLIDWORKS network licenses are hosted on a server connected to your network, clients must also be connected to the same network to obtain a license.  In some situations it may be required to use a license away from your office, such as working from…

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SOLIDWORKS Certified Graphics Drivers

  SOLIDWORKS works closely with graphics card manufacturers to ensure compatibility and certification.  Having a proper graphics card and driver is essential for best performance and stability of the software. It is crucial to have a professional grade 3D graphics card installed.  SOLIDWORKS only supports…

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SOLIDWORKS Certified NVIDIA Graphics Card Drivers – Branch Family Support

SOLIDWORKS requires a certified graphics card and driver for optimal performance and stability.  Our SOLIDWORKS Certified Graphics Drivers blog post provides detailed information recommended SOLIDWORKS graphics cards and drivers. SOLIDWORKS is also transitioning to support “Branch Family” of NVIDIA drivers to make it easier to…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Torsion Continuity Relation (G3)

SOLIDWORKS 2020 adds an additional sketch relation to provide torsion continuity (G3) between splines and any other sketch entity in a 2D Sketch.  The torsion relation applies to splines and one of these sketch entities: Spline Arc Conic or elliptical arc Model edges that are…

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How to Search for Materials in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Material Search

The Material dialog now includes a Search bar in SOLIDWORKS 2020.  While it’s a subtle change, this can save you time when defining different materials in your model or SOLIDWORKS Simulation study.  The search functionality will include results from the default SOLIDWORKS material databases as…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Enhanced Graphics for Improved Performance

SOLIDWORKS Enhanced Graphics

SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduced an option for ‘Enhanced graphics performance’.  This adds significant improvement during pan, zoom or rotate in the part or assembly environment.  It takes advantage of modern OpenGL 4.5 and hardware acceleration for higher detail and frame rate.  The performance scales up with…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Custom Scales for Drawing Sheets and Views

SOLIDWORKS 2020 makes it easier to assign custom drawing scales for both the overall sheet properties and individual drawing views.  Now you can type in the custom scale size directly into the User Defined dialog. Setting Custom Scales for Drawing Sheets In SOLIDWORKS 2019, the…

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