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Helping our communities, the eco-friendly way

Green living has become a part of our every day lives,  every one is trying to contribute and make a difference on our environment.    When we go to the supermarket, we now have the choice…

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One method of modeling a Chain in SolidWorks

Chain Model

NOTE: This is an older blog post.  The latest versions of SOLIDWORKS now have the Chain Component Pattern feature which is a better method.  See the following blog posts: New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Chain…

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Adding Fasteners to your assembly with a SolidWorks Feature Driven Pattern

If you don’t have access to SolidWorks Toolbox Smart Fasteners then there is an alternative method to quickly add fasteners to your assembly. To add fasteners first insert the required fastener part, then apply a SolidWorks feature driven pattern which utilizes a pattern feature of an existing part located in your assembly. Watch the following…

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3DVIA Composer Line Widths

3DVIA Composer Line Widths

In the 3DVIA Composer Technical Illustration module, line widths can be a bit tricky to figure out.  This 3DVIA Composer tech tip should make it easier for you. There are two main types of lines…

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Copying or resetting interface customizations and “clean” uninstall of 3DVIA Composer

3DVIA Composer Reset Registry

Note: this tip is for advanced users who are familiar with editing the registry of a computer! SolidWorks has the ‘Copy Settings Wizard’ to copy user customizations to other computers.  Unfortunately we have no equivalent…

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What is CircuitWorks?

CircuitWorks

CircuitWorks is a translator bridge for SOLIDWORKS.  It allows SOLIDWORKS to open files produced by Electrical CAD software for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design.  Upon opening the file, SOLIDWORKS will create an assembly model of…

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Customer Design: Future Hydrogen Gas Station

Hydrogen Gas Station Design Concept

Joseph Paonessa of the UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), in Oshawa, Ontario, submitted his green design concept of a Hydrogen Gas Station for one of our design contests. One day soon we might all be driving…

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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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