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Microsoft Excel Vs SOLIDWORKS Configurations for Design Tables

Microsoft Excel Design Table

SOLIDWORKS Design Tables allow you to build configurations of parts or assemblies by setting parameters in an embedded Microsoft Excel worksheet. Configurations can represent different versions of a design within a single part file and manage those variations in your part geometry. In this article, we will show you some techniques for displaying your configured…

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5 Advantages of Switching to 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS instead of Online Licensing

Access SOLIDWORKS Connected

DS announced the phasing out of SOLIDWORKS online licensing. SOLIDWORKS 2022 does not offer this licensing methodology, and it will stop working for prior versions in February of 2022. However, this change does not mean that the benefits of using SOLIDWORKS anywhere have to be abandoned! You have a solution by switching to 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS….

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How to Split and Merge a SOLIDWORKS BOM Table

Split SOLIDWORKS BOM

If you have a SOLIDWORKS assembly drawing with a lot components you may find that your BOM table is too large for the sheet. In this situation you can split the table into separate pieces and move them to another location on the sheet or even to another sheet altogether! Split BOM Table To split…

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Best Practices to Shorten the Learning Curve for Adopting a 3D CAD tool

Adopting 3D CAD

Winning in today’s increasing competitive global markets demands manufacturers constantly innovate to create products worthy of their customers’ loyalty. Trying to succeed in today’s market with yesterday’s tools makes it that much harder to compete. Success today requires the right tools. According to Tech-Clarity, a whopping 98% of respondents report they achieved benefits from transitioning…

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SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketching Planes & Spline Tools

SOLIDWORKS Resolve 3D Sketch

When should SOLIDWORKS 3D sketching be used? When you are working in SOLIDWORKS and 2D sketches just don’t cut it. When you need to access 3D dimensions when creating weldments or structure systems in a design. It could also be working with tube and cable routing. Even though SOLIDWORKS 3D sketching is classified as an…

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Working with the Autotrace Feature in SOLIDWORKS

Autotrace feature

The Autotrace feature allows you to automatically trace around a sketch picture that has been imported into SOLIDWORKS. This is a great way to quickly recreate a logo or organic shape. Check out the video below for a more in-depth look at this intuitive tool! Using SOLIDWORKS Autotrace An imported image can be used in features…

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Blank SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager Window

The SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager is a self-contained installer to assist with the download and installation of SOLIDWORKS products.  Launching Setup.exe should open the Installation Manager window and immediately provide several options.  If you experience a blank or empty window, the following solutions should assist. Solution #1: Extracting From Compressed File Receiving a compressed (zipped) folder…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch System Options that will Save You Time

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Options

In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few SOLIDWORKS Sketch Options that will make your work much easier and save you valuable time by reducing tedious clicks. The time-saving sketching techniques and options we’ll cover in this video blog include: Auto-Rotate View Create Sketch on New Part Enable On-Screen Numeric Input on Entry…

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Leveraging SOLIDWORKS Linear Patterns

Up to reference solidworks linear pattern

SOLIDWORKS Linear Pattern enables you to copy an existing feature and apply it in various ways, saving you time from having to recreate them. This week’s video tech tip will go over two enhancements SOLIDWORKS has made to linear patterns in recent years to help you design more efficiently. Let’s take a look in the…

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