Articles by: Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.

How to access libraries in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Content Portal provides access to variety of rich electrical resources that you can use in your Electrical design. During the installation process of SOLIDWORKS Electrical most commonly used symbols, Title blocks, manufacturer parts etc are downloaded to keep the installation process faster. However, sometimes when…

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Do PDF files saved out of SOLIDWORKS conform to ISO Standard?

SOLIDWORKS PDF ISO Standard

While carrying out technical support customers often ask me: “Do PDF files saved out of SOLIDWORKS conform to ISO Standard?” Answer is, yes they do. To confirm. Save a PDF file from SOLIDWORKS using the following steps: Open the SOLIDWORKS model or drawing you would like…

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Why is the PDF Export function not working in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

Quite often customers using SOLIDWORKS Electrical have issues accessing printer properties while printing and creating PDFs from electrical drawings. SOLIDWORKS Electrical PDF Export files are created with a third party application called “PDF Creator“. Originally it used to be installed with SOLIDWORKS Electrical up to…

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How do I install the same version of eDrawings as SOLIDWORKS?

Install eDrawings Product Selection

In some cases, when you download and install SOLIDWORKS and try to launch eDrawings from the start menu, it doesn’t show up. This means that even though the latest version of SOLIDWORKS was installed you still need to install the latest release of eDrawings. To…

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How do I download older versions of eDrawings?

download older eDrawings versions

Lets say you have SOLIDWORKS 2017 installed on your machine, which also provides you access to eDrawings 2017; but you also need access to an older version of eDrawings such as eDrawings 2015. To download older eDrawings versions follow the procedure below: Log in to…

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How do I upgrade the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager?

upgrade SOLIDWORKS SNL Manager

Most companies have their SOLIDWORKS licenses on a network. So, when it comes to upgrading SOLIDWORKS it is necessary to first upgrade the SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) on the server machine before upgrading SOLIDWORKS on client machines. Here are few things you must check before…

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Experiencing problems when you load the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in?

Sometimes when you launch SOLIDWORKS and try to load SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Library or Utilities add-in, SOLIDWORKS delivers a message stating “You appear to have experienced problems the last time you loaded the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in”. Two options at this point: If you pick yes, continue…

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How do I create a SOLIDWORKS ID / Customer Portal Account?

After a customer purchases a license of SOLIDWORKS quite often the first question they ask is “How do I create SOLIDWORKS ID?”. The SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal provides customers, who have an active subscription service contract, access to a number of SOLIDWORKS tools conveniently located in…

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Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer Getting Started

If you are new to the SOLIDWORKS Composer product, there are a number of extremely helpful free resources available for you to learn and quickly become a Composer expert.  Many people may not be aware of the great resources available to them right within the…

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