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How to Add Missing Fonts to SOLIDWORKS

Do you ever get this SOLIDWORKS Missing Font warning when trying to open a part that came from someone else? "Use a temporary replacement font." SOLIDWORKS...
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

The increased performance of SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 makes your day-to-day use faster than ever before. You no longer have to wait for file contents and their details to load to...
Navigation Controls - Back and Forward Buttons

Enhanced navigation controls for records in SOLIDWORKS Manage 2020

The main user interface has been enhanced in SOLIDWORKS Manage 2020, adding controls that allow users to navigate and jump between records and different objects with ease. Back and Forward...
Certification Program

Free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam for Subscription Customers

If you have an active subscription with SOLIDWORKS, you and your team can write free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams. SOLIDWORKS Certification is a symbol of ones knowledge, skill, and competency with...
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Browsing Performance Improvements

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 the performance of browsing in the PDM vault view has increased. SOLIDWORKS PDM now loads the data in the background, which improves the browsing responsiveness....
SOLIDWORKS 2020 Deactivate Licenses

SOLIDWORKS Standalone License Deactivation and Activation

SOLIDWORKS Standalone licenses (serial numbers beginning with 9000...) are locked to a specific computer and hardware ID.  At some point you may need to transfer the license off the current...

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How to use the new Quick Search option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

With the greatly anticipated Quick Search feature added in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, users have a quick and convenient way to search favorite variables directly from within Windows Explorer.  We can...
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...
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