Articles by: Scott Lidgey

Scott has been using SolidWorks since version 98. Since that time he has help countless companies find solutions and best practices for all their design challenges.

Migrating from SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or Standard

Now that you are about to embark on all the fun and excitement that comes with upgrading to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or PDM Standard; how do you get all your legacy data moved over from your old SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault? You need a good strategy! …

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection GDT Font Installer

Are you having trouble reading some of the characters in your inspection reports generated by SOLIDWORKS Inspection? The inspection reports often include characters that are not supported by the regular Windows fonts installed on your machine; in this article we will provide a quick and easy solution for…

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Adding Languages in SOLIDWORKS Inspection [VIDEO]

If you work with customers, suppliers or partners overseas, then you probably have received drawings that include notes in a foreign language. SOLIDWORKS Inspection allows you to extract your notes in multiple languages. To do so,  you may need to modify the settings of the Optical…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Productivity Tips

SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a simple and intuitive application that reduces the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90%, and virtually eliminates errors inherent to any manual process, thus improving quality and reducing time to market. Although the software is very easy to use, this article…

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Is your SOLIDWORKS Inspection OCR Language Lost in Translation?

So your engineering drawing notes read this… But SOLIDWORKS Inspection reads it like this… SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2015 SP1.1 now supports multi-languages. English, Chinese simplified & Traditional, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese-Brazilian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish to be exact. It’s simply a matter of setting…

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CMM Data Import in SOLIDWORKS Inspection [VIDEO]

One of the ways SOLIDWORKS Inspection makes the inspection process easier is by allowing you to import Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) data directly into the software to perform the inspection process. SOLIDWORKS Inspection allows you to import data from any CMM machine listed in the Template Control…

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