Articles by: Scott Durksen, CSWE

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

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Measure Tool can remain On Screen for all Tools

The Measure tool is one of those features that you always need around.  So why not keep it open as you work?  SOLIDWORKS 2019 enhances the Measure tool so it can remain open while working in other tools.  This applies to any tool in Part, Assembly or Drawing environments! With another tool open, the Evaluate…

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How to Suppress/Disable Equations in different SOLIDWORKS Configurations

The ability to configure equations was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2014.  This change removed the previous simplified functionality of only suppress/unsuppress equations in different configurations.  SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduced disable/enable equations, however this can only be applied to all configurations at once.  So the question is how can we configure SOLIDWORKS Equations in order to suppress/disable/ignore an…

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How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to a Newer Version

After upgrading SOLIDWORKS to a newer major release, you may see a warning that the Hole Wizard and Advance Hole database is not the expected version.  This indicates that the Hole Wizard/Toolbox database has not been properly updated to the same version. You will need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to the newer version. If your database…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Interference Detection on Multibody Parts

The SOLIDWORKS 2019 Interference Detection tool can be used directly on a multibody part.  This is very useful to check weldment parts (or multibody sheet metal parts) for any potential interferences that need to be reviewed.  Previous versions required other solutions such as combine or inserting into an assembly. This is also useful when running Simulation studies…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Downloads Faster and with Greater Success

As SOLIDWORKS provides new tools and products to make your design process easier and faster, the SOLIDWORKS 2019 download size has inevitably got larger.  Yet computer technology is also increasing.  Hard drives have more capacity and internet speeds are increasing at the speed of light (pun intended).  I have a fiber optic internet connection with…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Breadcrumbs can always be shown beside your Mouse Pointer

For those who have never used or heard of Breadcrumbs in SOLIDWORKS before, you are really missing out.  This is a powerful selection tool to save time spent digging through the FeatureManager Design Tree for the feature you need to edit.  For details and a quick demo check out our previous SOLIDWORKS Breadcrumbs blog post. …

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Topology Study Intermediate Results

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 now allows Topology Studies to be stopped during intermediate iterations and keep its results.  The results may not be fully optimal as the solver is interrupted before reaching convergence. NOTE: If you terminate the solver before reaching convergence, rerunning the study will need to start from the beginning.  It cannot carry on…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 Topology Study Mesh BREP Export

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 introduces an option to export the smoothed mesh from a Topology Study directly as a mesh BREP body.  The exported mesh boundary representation body (aka BREP) are created from mesh facets (triangles) to generate surfaces based on limits.  A solid body generates a watertight boundary mesh where surfaces bodies would just be…

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