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Enable This Setting in SOLIDWORKS 2024: Sketch Dimension Previews

With each major release of SOLIDWORKS, there are new and improved capabilities within the software that can completely change the user experience. One of the most exciting enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2024 was the introduction of…

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Using Card Control Logic in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Control logic provides the ability to dynamically show, hide, or disable a data card control by specifying one or more conditions. In the example below, we’ll use two radio buttons on a file card to…

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How to optimize your SOLIDWORKS Settings for a Certification Exam

Optimize your SOLIDWORKS Settings for taking a Certification Exam

Our tips on how to optimize your SOLIDWORKS settings before embarking on a design certification exam will play a pivotal role in determining your success.

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How to project a SOLIDWORKS Sketch onto a Curved Surface using Split Line

Sketch on the top plane

Have you ever tried to apply extrude boss or cut on a curved surface in SOLIDWORKS, but not have been successful? We have the solution for you.

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Understanding the shift from Configuration to CAD Family in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS CAD family

This article describes the new SOLIDWORKS CAD family, physical products, representations, and how to manage this new default setting.

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Tools To Help Create SOLIDWORKS Sheet Formats

Automatic Borders in Sheet Formats

Using SOLIDWORKS sheet formats is how you can quickly update your drawing to change title blocks, table layouts, and add common annotations. Here are some of the best tools to help you when creating new sheet formats.

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SOLIDWORKS Mold Design Training – Learn How to Create a Mold

The SOLIDWORKS Mold Design training course will teach you how to use the features on the Mold Tools tab of the SOLIDWORKS Command Manager.

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Restore Deleted PDM Users

how to restore deleted pdm users

If you have ever needed to restore deleted PDM users that have been prematurely deleted in previous versions of PDM you were pretty much out of luck and all you could do was to create…

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Export Planes in STEP Files

Sometimes, when creating a STEP file to send to a client or a vendor, there are certain elements that are necessary when exporting, such as reference planes. Learn how to export planes in this tech tip.

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Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

Updating SOLIDWORKS toolbox helps you recover from the the default upgrade that writes over any customizations you’ve made in the Toolbox.

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How to locate hidden or newly-imported annotations in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Drawings

In our earlier article, we demonstrate how to hide and show dimensions: How to Hide SOLIDWORKS Drawing Dimensions and make them reappear (javelin-tech.com) Building upon that functionality, we now introduce a few new skills to…

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Understanding SOLIDWORKS Feature Scope

Highlighted body in green in the graphics area is the specific body enabled for feature scope

The SOLIDWORKS Feature Scope tool within many features in SOLIDWORKS, will allow you to specify which body or bodies are being selected for the desired feature.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin User and its Special Privileges

Every SOLIDWORKS PDM vault contains a default user named Admin. That’s because this user is automatically added upon the creation of a new vault and cannot be deleted. In this article, we will look at…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbars to Boost Your Productivity

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Command Manager Menu

SOLIDWORKS Toolbars make navigating the interface easier and can bring features and functions that are typically truncated directly to your mouse.

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Double-clicking SOLIDWORKS files are printing instead of opening?

When you double-click on a SOLIDWORKS file, is it printing on a nearby or recently used printer instead of opening in SOLIDWORKS? This is most likely an issue with your SOLIDWORKS file associations.

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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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