Articles by: Scott Durksen, CSWE

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

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Hardware recommendations

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2022 hardware / computer specs. The following gives details on specific hardware components.  However the entire system should be designed and assembled for optimal performance.  Custom machines can be a cheaper option, however selecting components individually and…

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SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Discontinuation

SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing was introduced with SOLIDWORKS 2018 as an alternative to Machine Activation licensing.  Online Licensing provided a “named-user” structure where user accounts could be used to log in on launching SOLIDWORKS to obtain the license. Unfortunately due to low adoption of Online Licensing…

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Creating your own SOLIDWORKS ID Account

A SOLIDWORKS ID is your own account to access great content like the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal, MySolidWorks, and SOLIDWORKS Forums. A valid email address must be used as a verification email is sent.  Anyone can create an account and have guest access to limited content. …

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Remote Solver (Network Solving)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software provides the ability to share the calculations of a project over a network connection to a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Remote Solver. Resources are then freed up on the local computer to continue other work without reduced performance as the solver is…

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SOLIDWORKS User Forum joins the 3DEXPERIENCE Swym Communities

If you’ve recently browsed to the SOLIDWORKS Forums, you will find yourself connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE Swym Communities. This gives you access to the same great content that was available in the previous layout but opens up more opportunity.  Connect with other communities like DraftSight…

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What is the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Trend Tracker?

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Trend Tracker

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Trend Tracker provides a way to track Simulation results as changes are made. A Baseline is defined based on initial results.  When modifications are made, either geometry or study setup, re-running the study will add iteration results.  Tracking graphs provide a way to…

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SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Troubleshooting (SNL)

SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager Troubleshooting

A SOLIDWORKS Network License requires a network connection between the server and client machines.  The server runs the SolidNetWork License Manager service and client machines must verify a connection and available licenses from the server before SOLIDWORKS will open.  Communication errors are commonly found on…

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Unsuppress child/dependent features in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS uses Parent/Child relationships between features.  For example if a Cut-Extrude feature has an applied Fillet feature, the Cut-Extrude is the parent and the Fillet is the child.  If you suppress the Cut-Extrude feature, the Fillet feature is automatically suppressed.  This makes sense since the…

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Hardware Recommendations for SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Hardware

This article provides recommendations related to hardware for SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software. You can learn more about general SOLIDWORKS hardware requirements for SOLIDWORKS 2021 on our blog. Be aware that more powerful and expensive computers may not solve simulation studies in a practical timeframe if…

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