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SOLIDWORKS Base Flange vs Thin Feature

Today we are going to decide which feature is the better choice in a particular design situation - in this example should I use a Base Flange (Edge Flange/Sketch Bend)...
No Bends Found SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error

How do I resolve the ‘No Bends Found’ SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error?

Have you ever received this SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error? "No bends found." No Bends Found SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error Why do I get this error? This...

How to use a Metal 3D Printer

The Desktop Metal Studio System is the world’s first affordable, office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Safe and simple to use, the Studio System was designed to bring metal 3D printing...
Fig. 5 Dimensions List

Creating a Checklist for Dangling Dimensions in Drawings using the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

One of the most common drawing questions that users ask if there is a way to list all the dangling dimensions that are in their SOLIDWORKS drawings. Looking for them...
Fig. 5 Geodesic Option

Using Geodesic Offsets on Complex Curves in SOLIDWORKS

My architect friend was recently commissioned to design a community center. His client’s mandate was that the building had to be pointing to a monument on the other side of...

Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct – Advanced Tip 1

Making a sheet metal duct can be time consuming but hopefully these few tips can reduce the time it takes. In my previous articles I took you through the process...

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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...