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Masterclass Part 2: SOLIDWORKS Parts and Features

SOLIDWORKS part modeling

During the on-demand webinar, our instructor will guide you through a step-by-step process, covering fundamental concepts and advanced techniques for efficient SOLIDWORKS part modeling.

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5 Reasons for Upgrading SOLIDWORKS from the Last 5 Years

Upgrading SOLIDWORKS

There are many benefits to upgrading SOLIDWORKS to the latest version. Some of these benefits include innovative features and functionality, enhanced performance, as well as compatibility and collaboration.

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SOLIDWORKS Newer Version of this Application is Already Installed Error

SOLIDWORKS newer version error

The SOLIDWORKS newer version error stems from the updates made to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) version 7.1. Learn how to resolve the error

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Failed to Obtain Computer Identifier in SOLIDWORKS

Computer Identifier Error

When you launch SolidWorks, are you getting the error “Failed to obtain a computer identifier…”? Then follow the steps below! This Computer Identifier error message is generated by the FlexNet licensing system that SOLIDWORKS uses…

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SOLIDWORKS Part Feature Tree (and other data) Salvage!

SOLIDWORKS Part Feature Tree

Discover creative ways to salvage your work by transplanting the SOLIDWORKS Part feature tree, custom properties, and configuration data into a new part file! 

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Make it Manufacturable – Design for Manufacturing in SOLIDWORKS with DFMXpress

One of the biggest bottlenecks in the design process can actually occur after the design is initially completed. The form and function may be magnificent, but if DFM has been an afterthought, there could be…

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Best Resources to Become a SOLIDWORKS Pro

SOLIDWORKS Certified Professional Exam become a SOLIDWORKS Pro

There is a wide variety of resources available to help you become a SOLIDWORKS pro. These resources and products include the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, PDM, Simulation, CAM, Electrical, Visualize, Inspection, Composer, and more. Whether you are…

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The Power of Parameters in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Parameters in SOLIDWORKS Flow dialog box

When performing simulations for product designs, precision and efficiency are paramount. Engineers and designers need tools that allow them to explore a wide range of scenarios very quickly without having to manually adjust each boundary…

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All the Changes to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal

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The former SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal was retired in October, and a variety of the functions you would previously perform on it have been moved or replaced. This is part of Dassault Systemes consolidating all products…

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Resolving SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager Error Messages

The SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager is a small application used to download and install all SOLIDWORKS products. This can be downloaded by logging into the SOLIDWORKS Downloads website with a 3DEXPERIENCE ID that is associated to…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Note Error Message: Favorite with this name already exists in this document

SOLIDWORKS Error Message saying "Favorite with this name already exists"

What happens when we add a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Note to our SOLIDWORKS Design Library? This article will be discussing the steps at a basic level.

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PDM Search Capabilities in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform – Save Searches

3DEXPERIENCE 3DSearch 6w tags filter metadata

3DEXPERIENCE Search Capabilities with 3DSearch The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is, at its core, a data management tool. CAD users who have lived in the SOLIDWORKS ecosphere for a while will be familiar with the original data…

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How to salvage data from a SOLIDWORKS File Corruption

SOLIDWORKS file corruption

This article will help you learn troubleshooting tips to help you salvage your data from SOLIDWORKS file corruption.

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2024 – A Mold-Maker’s Delight: Subtract Bodies, Make Main Body Transparent

SOLIDWORKS Combine Bodies Make Main Body Transparent

In this post, I want to highlight a SOLIDWORKS 2024 enhancement that gets to the most basic form of CAD modeling. One of the oldest and most elemental concepts in CAD is Boolean operations –…

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IMPORTANT! Transfer Activation Prior to Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2024

Transfer Activation

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 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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