Articles by: Scott Durksen, CSWE

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

SOLIDWORKS License Buyers Guide

SOLIDWORKS license buyers guide

Need a SOLIDWORKS License? There are many varieties of SOLIDWORKS license available and they can be tailored to fit your needs.  This article discusses the different license types and will assist you in finding the best solution.  Contact our knowledgeable Technical Sales Team for more information. SOLIDWORKS License Types So what’s available?  To start off,…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear Result Options to Save Disk Space

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Nonlinear studies include Result Options that can be defined before running the study to minimize the filesize of the results (.CWR file).  You can choose how often to save results of Stresses and Strains over the time steps.  Displacement values will always be calculated for each time step. Within the Nonlinear study tree,…

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SOLIDWORKS Weldment Trim Order

On creating multiple groups in a single SOLIDWORKS Weldment Structural Member feature, you can adjust the Trim Order to indicate which group comes first (isn’t trimmed) then how subsequent groups are trimmed.  In this example we’ll look at corner location with 3 members coming together. If you create a single group of two segments, they…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Large Design Review now has Editing Capabilities

The SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review mode is essential when working with large assemblies.  Models can be opened in a fraction of time for quick review and then load only the components you need to work on.  Use tools like snapshots or walk-through to make the most of it. New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the ability…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Linked Custom Properties in Mirrored Assembly

SOLIDWORKS 2019 can now link custom properties of an opposite-hand mirrored assembly.  Mirrored part files already had the ability to transfer the custom properties.  Now custom (or configuration-specific) properties can be transferred to the new assembly file. The Transfer options did show the option for Custom Properties, but this was only for the part files. …

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Additional Animation Output File Types

SOLIDWORKS animations give life to your models.  These can be exported to various file types.  Prior versions only allowed exporting as AVI (video), BMP (images) or TGA (images) files.  SOLIDWORKS 2019 has added additional common formats which is useful in many situations. Video formats: *.avi *.flv *.mkv *.mp4 Series of images: *.bmp *.jpg *.png *.tga…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Assembly Pattern Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Linear Pattern

Some useful pattern features in Parts are now available in Assemblies with SOLIDWORKS 2019.  This provides greater control when positioning your components while still using patterns to save on rebuild time. Linear Pattern – Up to Reference Assembly linear patterns can take advantage of the Up to Reference option.  This allows automatic calculation of equally…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Configuring Cut Lists for Configurations

SOLIDWORKS 2019 now has the option to configure Cut List Properties.  This can be used in scenarios where you need separate properties for a cut list item in different configurations. For example you have ‘Cut-List-Item1’ with two different configurations.  This cut list item has different lengths in each configuration.  While the linked properties (i.e. Length)…

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