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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...
SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance Improvements for Older Version Files

SOLIDWORKS 2020 assembly performance has been improved when working with older version files.  Previously, components not upgraded to the latest release caused longer open and save times. [caption id="attachment_43687" align="aligncenter"...
Check In File Structure Dialog Box

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2 Check In File Structure Dialog Box

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020 Web2, when you drag a folder or file to the file list, the Check in File Structure dialog box opens automatically. ...
Activate BOM

How to use SOLIDWORKS PDM Export Rules for Bill of Materials (BOM)

Is there a way to export specific BOM (Computed BOM or CAD BOM) using SOLIDWORKS PDM export rules? An ability to only export activated BOMs is presented. You should activate...
SOLIDWORKS 2020 Data Management What's New

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Data Management What’s New Top 10

SOLIDWORKS 2020 introduces many new enhancements to data management with SOLIDWORKS PDM and SOLIDWORKS Manage providing new features and workflow improvements, you can check out what we think are the...
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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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...
Access the Simulation Evaluator directly from the Simulation Tree

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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