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Learn how to communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D with SOLIDWORKS MBD software

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SOLIDWORKS 2024 Drawings and MBD

SOLIDWORKS 2024 drawings

Watch our video to discover what’s new for SOLIDWORKS 2024 Drawings and MBD (model based definition)

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Why You Should Be Using SOLIDWORKS MBD in Your CAM Processes

Traditional workflow is to create a CAD model, create a paper drawing, provide the drawing to your manufacturing team with the original solid model, then hope for the best…BUT…some suppliers require you to work directly…

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How to Improve Machine Design Efficiencies While Reducing Non-value-added Work

Machine design efficiencies

Download Tech-Clarity’s research study below to discover the latest Machine Design best practices, find out where engineers lose the most time, and how to avoid non-value-added work. About the Machine Design White Paper Engineering is…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021 Bend Tables

SOLIDWORKS MBD Bend Tables

This is personal opinion time; I think SOLIDWORKS MBD will be the new future in terms of drafting. Right now it’s a hidden gem that’s not being fully utilized. Its maximum potential has yet be…

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Datum Targets now available in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021

SOLIDWORKS MBD Datum Targets

In SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021, Datum Targets are now available. Previously only Datums were available,  but now in MBD 2021, Datum Targets can be added to a Datum. The Datum Target command is available from the…

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Organizing the Annotation Folder in SOLIDWORKS MBD

SOLIDWORKS MBD Annotation Folder

SOLIDWORKS MBD (model-based design/definition) has some new Annotation organizational features for the 2020 release. When viewing annotations, they can now be displayed per the annotation view. This will help you to identify PMI (Product &…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD 2020 Compound Hole Callouts

A long awaited feature we desperately needed was a fix on the hole callouts in SOLIDWORKS MBD (model based definition). New for SOLIDWORKS MBD 2020 are hole callouts and not only that but compound hole…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD PDF Security Settings

SOLIDWORKS MBD has come a long way since it initially released back in 2015. Adding dimensions or using existing design dimensions to publish directly into a manufacturable PDF saves time and interpretation errors. SOLIDWORKS 2019…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 now includes Cosmetic Threads

A once sore subject with SOLIDWORKS MBD is “Cosmetic Thread” appearance or lack of. Well, SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 takes care of that. Now when you save out a PDF you get to see the thread…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD now has support for Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS MBD Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS MBD is a fantastic tool that eliminates the need for standard 2D drawings on the shop floor by creating and communicating design information directly onto your model. SOLIDWORKS MBD was first introduced in 2015…

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How to Adopt Model Based Definition (MBD) Guide

Model Based Definition guide

Download the “How-To Adopt Model Based Definition Guide” to learn best practices that will help you shorten the learning curve for adopting MBD and achieve the fastest possible ROI. Companies initially adopt Model Based Definition…

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Balloon models & new import formats in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018, the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in supports creating reports from SOLIDWORKS part and assembly models.  Balloons can be added to model dimensions, notes, GD&Ts, and hole callouts created in SOLIDWORKS MBD or using DimXpert….

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SOLIDWORKS MBD Can Help Your Manufacturing Team Avoid Costly Errors

Does your 2D drawing on the shop floor match your 3D models? Can you easily communicate your designs and products with the manufacturing team, service team, suppliers, dealers, and customers? If you are simply not…

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How do I install and activate SOLIDWORKS MBD?

Installing SOLIDWORKS MBD

The question of installing SOLIDWORKS MBD is quite common after our customers have purchased a license. Installing SOLIDWORKS MBD SOLIDWORKS MBD license is not included in any of the three SOLIDWORKS license types (Standard, Professional or…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2016-2017 [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2017

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. — Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher and writer The first step for any designer or engineer starts at the learning level. The first, best step, for…

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SOLIDWORKS 2024 hardware

SOLIDWORKS 2024 Hardware Recommendations

TriMech has compiled this recommended SOLIDWORKS 2024 hardware guide to aid you in the process of upgrading or purchasing new hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

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Transfer Activation

IMPORTANT! Transfer Activation Prior to Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2024

Prior to installing SOLIDWORKS 2024, you need to transfer activation from your prior release of SOLIDWORKS to ensure it’s available to activate SOLIDWORKS 2024.

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SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software? Learn about the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings.

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