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SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features [VIDEO]

This video explores the different outcomes between selecting a sketch object, a sketch, one or more edges, or even a face when defining features in SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual. Looks like...

PLC I/O Wire numbering in SolidWorks Electrical

While working with PLCs it is typical for  designers to use the Device I/O as a part of their numbering standard. This tech tip explains how this style of wire...

How to Build a Symbol in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Using an intelligent tool makes your design process more efficient. With SolidWorks Electrical in a few simple steps, you can build your very own symbol. The article below answers the...
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EPDM – What’s New 2014 – Extracting Hidden SolidWorks BOMs

Even if a SolidWorks BOM is hidden in a SolidWorks assembly or drawing, the BOM can still be accessed through SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. This option can be set from the...

EPDM – Version Free Variables

Version free variables allow for a variable to be changed without checking out a file. Changing a version free variable will not increment the version of a file and a...
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SolidWorks Sheet Metal – Why is my Flat Pattern Displayed as a Bent Part?

When the Flat pattern drawing view of a SolidWorks sheet metal part displays the part in the bent condition, this can indicate an issue with the suppression state of the...

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Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...
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How to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam with help from MySolidWorks & Subscription Service

Did you know that if you are a SOLIDWORKS customer who has an active Subscription Service contract, you have access to MySolidWorks Standard, which includes preparation materials designed to help you become a Certified...
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SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the...