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SOLIDWORKS Composer Ribbon

Export SOLIDWORKS Composer Ribbon Settings Workaround

Our customer Wilfred Doll from Horst Welding has found a workaround to export SOLIDWORKS Composer ribbon settings (limitation reported in SPR 653306: Create a wizard which can be used to...
New File Version Upgrade Tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Enhanced File Version Upgrade Tool

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018; upgrading old file versions is quicker with deeper vault analysis available using the enhanced File Version Upgrade Tool. The new enhancements are as follows: Upgrade...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Monitor Upgrade Process

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 File Version Upgrade Tool – Monitoring the Upgrade Process

Included with the enhancements to the File Version Upgrade Tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, we can now monitor the upgrade process on any client with the tool installed via the...
File Version Upgrade Tool - Notify Users

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 File Version Upgrade Tool – Notify Users

Included with the enhancements to the File Version Upgrade tool in PDM 2018, we can now notify users about the upgrade process. This is configured on the Upgrade Settings screen:...
SOLIDWORKS PDM File Version Upgrade Tool

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 File Version Upgrade Tool – Detailed Summary

Included with the enhancements to the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Version Upgrade Tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, is a more detailed summary of the files ready to upgrade: [caption id="attachment_31371" align="aligncenter"...
Imported *.stl file in SOLIDWORKS is meshed/tessellated.

Creating a Surface from a Mesh Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2018

When a *.stl or *.obj file is imported into SOLIDWORKS, the 3D model opens in a tessellated or meshed form. All faces are broken into some triangular faces. Round faces...
References - Non-SOLIDWORKS Files

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Supports Non-SOLIDWORKS CAD File References

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 is support for the 3D Interconnect functionality; the PDM vault will now manage references between SOLIDWORKS files and non-SOLIDWORKS CAD files. SOLIDWORKS...
Stress Singularity

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Mesh Refinement for Stress Singularities Hot Spot Diagnostic

The Stress Hot Spot Diagnostic Tool introduced in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017 helps engineers find hot spot regions in their model and possibly look for a potential 'stress singularity'. In SOLIDWORKS 2018,...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Warning Messages for Workflow Conditions

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 Enhancement: Detailed Warning Messages for Workflow Conditions

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018, we are presented with more information as to why the vault is angry at us with detailed SOLIDWORKS PDM Warning Messages for when workflow conditions are...