Articles by: Scott Durksen, CSWE

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

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bearing Load

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Force Load on Hole Face

Applying a force to a hole in Simulation will give a uniform load to all locations on the hole.  In reality most loading conditions would only apply to the lower half of the hole.  The load would start at zero on the side and then grow to the largest amplitude at the bottom of the…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Reports

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Reports

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides an automatic way to export your results to a Word document.  The document is based on a Word template that extracts a large amount of data from your study.  Therefore, Microsoft Office must be installed on the computer.  The report includes items like Mesh properties, Material properties, Stress plots, etc. Generating a…

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SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork License Manager Options File Case Insensitive Setting

The SolidNetWork License Manager allows you to reserve licenses for a particular set of users.  You need to create an Options file for the License Manager.  This article provides more information on how it’s created: How to Reserve Licenses on SolidNetWork License Manager for Users or Groups However when you set up the groups and…

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SOLIDWORKS Compare and DrawCompare Tools

SOLIDWORKS Compare gives you the ability to find slight differences between two models.  Perhaps you receive an updated model back and are not sure of all the changes made.  The Compare tool can find slight differences in: Document Properties Features Geometry, or Bill of Materials Compare Parts, Assemblies or Drawings Choose two models and select…

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SOLIDWORKS Animation Control using Mates

SOLIDWORKS Animation Control

SOLIDWORKS Animations have an option called Autokey.  This can be useful for simple animations where you enable the option, click somewhere along the timebar and then drag components.  It will add keys for all components that moved for its final position at that time step.  You need to be aware of the initial position of…

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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bend Lines mapped to DXF Layers

When exporting a SOLIDWORKS sheet metal part to DXF/DWG, you have the option to save different entities to separate layers.  The layers can also be set to different colours and linetypes.  This is accomplished with a Mapping file setup in the Export options. The first thing to do is enable mapping under Tools > Options…

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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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