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SOLIDWORKS PDM Scale Paper Size

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Scale Paper Size in Print Task

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 is an option to scale the paper size in Print Task. When configuring the Print task, you can select "Scale to fit" or "Scale". When you select "Scale",...
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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Quick Search Variable Lists

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 File Explorer's quick search can now be customized for searching for variables in SOLIDWORKS PDM. To do this, a custom quick search variable list must...
Version Comment - Web2

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Version Comment

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2, we have the ability to view version comments in the data card of a file. When a file is selected in the SOLIDWORKS PDM...
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Add-in Performance Improvements

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 the performance of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in has improved significantly. Enhancements include the following: The SOLIDWORKS PDM task pane tree refreshes faster and the commands in...
SQL Server Express

Installing SQL Server Express and the Management Studio

The SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is an integral component for administrating SOLIDWORKS PDM, as it allows us to maintain and capture backups of the database.  When installing a new...
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update frequently asked questions

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update frequently asked questions answered below: SOLIDWORKS 2020 General Information SOLIDWORKS 2020 Installation SOLIDWORKS 2020 Standalone licensing SOLIDWORKS 2020 SolidNetWork Licensing (network/floating) licensing SOLIDWORKS 2020 Activation...

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SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review...
The rigid connection type (top) produces artificial stress concentrations in the bolt head region. The distributed option (bottom) produces a more realistic stress field.

Distributed Coupling for Bolts and Pins in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

Getting simulation results quickly, while maintaining accuracy, is always a top priority for any analyst. Replacing modeled fasteners with bolt or pin connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a great way...
Access the Simulation Evaluator directly from the Simulation Tree

Get peace of mind with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Simulation Evaluator

Few things grind an analyst’s gears like setting up a long study to run overnight, and then returning the following morning only to find that the study failed after 25...
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