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How to define a Thermostat in a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study

Did you know you can set up a thermostat directly in your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Transient Study which will turn the heat power on/off based on the temperature? The thermostat (transient)...
SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork License Manager - Cannot connect error

SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Troubleshooting (SNL)

A SOLIDWORKS network license requires a network connection between the server and client machines.  The server runs the SolidNetwork License Manager service and client machines must verify a connection and...
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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether...
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SOLIDWORKS Design Intent: what is it, and why should I care?

Ever hear of the term "design intent" and wonder what it means, or how it pertains to design? In SOLIDWORKS, we refer to design intent as your plan as to...
SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Service

Reduce Costly Manufacturing Errors with a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Service

Common Sheet Metal Issues When I visit clients, I am surprised that SOLIDWORKS users are not aware of the sheet metal bend tables included with the software and quite often...
SOLIDWORKS AutoTrace Image

Image Considerations when using SOLIDWORKS AutoTrace to Create Sketches

Adding a logo to your design is an excellent way to creating brand awareness and reaping the benefits of product placement, whether laser cutting it into a Muskoka chair, or...

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

Reduce Costs with Optimization Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

When completing structural designs, it is common practice to "over-design" our materials. That is, use a size or thickness of material that we know works despite the potential for additional...
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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether...
SOLIDWORKS Structure System

Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list...