Articles by: Scott Durksen, CSWE

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

Troubleshooting your PropertyLinks Installation

If you are experiencing difficulties installing PropertyLinks or PropertyLinksXpress, here are some guidelines to ensure a clean installation.

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Adding Custom Toolbox Component Sizes

Toolbox Bolt

If there is a specific fastener you need but can’t find the size in the default Toolbox, you can modify and add custom sizes.  Open SOLIDWORKS and go to Tools > Options > System Options tab > Hole Wizard/Toolbox.  Then you can click on the…

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Helping our communities, the eco-friendly way

Green living has become a part of our every day lives,  every one is trying to contribute and make a difference on our environment.    When we go to the supermarket, we now have the choice to bring our own bags or purchase a plastic one…

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One method of modeling a Chain in SolidWorks

Chain Model

NOTE: This is an older blog post.  The latest versions of SOLIDWORKS now have the Chain Component Pattern feature which is a better method.  See the following blog posts: New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Chain Component Pattern [VIDEO] How to use the SOLIDWORKS Belt/Chain Assembly…

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Eco-friendly design using SustainabilityXpress

A great free tool available to all SolidWorks users to help them design products that are more environmentally friendly is SustainabilityXpress which was introduced in SolidWorks 2009. The life cycle assessment tool looks at a product’s entire life, which encompasses ore extraction, material production, manufacturing,…

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