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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Hardware Recommendations

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2020 hardware.  Browse through this FAQ for more detailed information. Processor: 3 GHz or higher clock speed (preferably over 4GHz) Operating...
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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Child Reference State Conditions

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 we have the ability to define child reference state conditions, to prevent parent files from being transitioned before all the requirements are met.  In the example...

SOLIDWORKS PCB 2020 Duplicate Designators from ECAD to MCAD

In SOLIDWORKS PCB 2020, duplicate pad designators can now be pushed through the PCB connector from ECAD to MCAD. Duplicate pad designators are created: SOLIDWORKS PCB...

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Resize dialog boxes

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 dialog boxes for the following nodes are customizable and can be resized: Edit Variable Serial Number Indexing Settings Cold Storage Schema Data Import/Export File Type...
SOLIDWORKS Macro Not Running

Why is my SOLIDWORKS Macro not Running?

Have you ever ran into a situation where your SOLIDWORKS Macro is not running? Or it looks like it runs but nothing happens and it doesn't give you an error...
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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge Holder (Part 3 of 3)

In the final post of my three part series on creating a custom oil pressure gauge holder for my car, I cover the finishing touches to my SOLIDWORKS model file,...

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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...
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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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