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Windows Services

Is your Antivirus application affecting your your SOLIDWORKS installation?

This post is regarding one of those topics that I repeat daily when speaking with our customers: temporarily disabling any Windows and SOLIDWORKS Antivirus or Anti-spyware applications that may be...
The Power Select Button

Are Bulk Selections costing you valuable time?….. Try Power Select!

  Have you every had to fight your way through a model performing several CTRL+Select operations as you are attempting to apply an appearance to a few faces or a...
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EPDM – Helpful Tool – Collect Support Information…

Sometimes the archive log file is not enough to troubleshoot your vault - the "Collect Support Information..." tool allows you to quickly generate a variety of logs and reports. STEP 1: In the SolidWorks...
How to Automate Your Electrical Schematics Part II

How to Automate Your Electrical Schematics Part II

Now that you have been introduced to Options and Variants, there are a few common questions that customers ask me all the time – Where can you apply it? How can...
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Trouble Activating DraftSight? – Here is some info to help you along…

As a follow-up to Scott's great article: What to do if your DraftSight installation has expired — I thought I should highlight another great resource PDF that the DraftSight Team...
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EPDM – Deleting a Search Favorite from the Local Vault View

Finding where to delete unwanted Search favorites can be tricky if you don’t know where to look. The trick is to click on the favorite icon and not the pull-down....

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

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...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

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...