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Auto Tabs are new in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020

SOLIDWORKS CAM Tabs

In SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020 we are now able automatically create Tabs on Contour Operations. Whether you are trying to avoid fixtures/clamping or stopping flyers, this new feature is another huge time saver. This feature is very handy for owners of routers. When contouring parts, they…

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Minimize SOLIDWORKS Drawing save time when working with Shaded With Edges display style

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2020 is the ability to open drawings in Detailing Mode (File > Open > select the drawing > Mode > Detailing > Open) for high performance when loading and saving, without loading model data. However, when loading in Resolved mode with views…

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Transforming a high-detail Artec 3D Scan with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool

Artec Space Spider 3D Scan

When using SOLIDWORKS to create CAD models of complex, high-detail meshes, you need to start with a first-rate 3D scan of the model, such as this example from an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner. Then use the SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool to simplify the geometry….

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Working with Imported Geometry in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Imported Geometry

Do you work with multiple CAD systems? Do you reference or modify imported geometry in your SOLIDWORKS designs? Then this on-demand webinar is for you! During this presentation; Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, Jamie Hill, presents 3 key considerations that will allow for better incorporation of imported geometry into…

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Installing SOLIDWORKS without the Toolbox Data

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2020, when deploying SOLIDWORKS using an Administrative Image, you can choose not to install the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox data files. This is useful if your SOLIDWORKS Toolbox is located in a central location such as the SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault or network drive.  Previously,…

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Our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update Training Course has been Updated!

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update Course

Our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update Training Course has been recently updated to include new best practices and features included with the latest release of SOLIDWORKS. The focus of our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update course is to learn the advanced functionality within the core SOLIDWORKS product including all…

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How do I backup/archive the individual projects in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

backup solidworks electrical projects

You can backup and archive SOLIDWORKS Electrical Projects individually rather than taking a backup of the whole electrical data using the Environmental archive. Archiving a project backs up all of the documents and data within it, as well as items required for design work like…

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User Interface updates in SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP03

Help in SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP03

There are some recent changes to the SOLIDWORKS User Interface that have been rolled out in Service Pack 03 (SP03). DS SolidWorks have posted the following information in the SOLIDWORKS Forum, which we are reposting below for reference: Quick Access Tools A new option is…

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Modifying a Joint Group for Beam Elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

solidworks simulation joint group

When setting up your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study with beam elements, you may sometimes need to modify the joint group that connects the structural member together. This modification can be done only for a single joint (to add or remove a member from that joint), or…

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