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Transition Warning

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Transition Notification Warning

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, for transitions that include dynamic notifications, you receive a warning if you have not selected a user or group to receive a notification. Previously in...
SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 SQL Server Requirements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 SQL Server Requirements

Starting with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, the SQL Server running the vault database will need to be upgraded to at least SQL Server 2014 SP3. This applies to both SOLIDWORKS PDM...
Clarity-enhancing callout option

SOLIDWORKS Composer Callout Exponent Shape Option

In the past, SOLIDWORKS Composer has offered the option to call out quantity as an exponent on an annotation.  Now, in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, that exponent can be set to...
SOLIDWORKS Reference Sketches

Create SOLIDWORKS Reference Sketches from 2D DXF/DWG Files

Being able to work with different file types is crucial to working with other clients using other programs. There are a large number of companies who use DWG & DXF...
Fig. 1 2019 Open Option

Simplified Open Options in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Choosing the correct way to open files can be difficult, especially when it comes to opening those bigger assemblies. In SOLIDWORKS 2020, the Open options dialog box has been reorganized...
New SOLIDWORKS Composer basic attach type

New basic attach type for Annotations in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

New in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, is a basic attach type for labels.  It is simpler than some of the other attach types, for example, it has no Properties > Label...

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SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us and Michael Bublé is singing festive songs. Every year when putting up my tree, I have the same Christmas...
Fig. 5 Preview of Markups on Rotation

Using Markup in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Markup is a great way to communicate ideas between teams, allowing users to propose changes without having to edit the geometry of a part. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, there is...

SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 additional formats available for saving video

In prior years, the only Save As option for a SOLIDWORKS Composer video format was AVI. Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, we also have the ability to save video as...