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Use SOLIDWORKS Defeature to Remove Proprietary Information and Reduce File Size!

The SOLIDWORKS Defeature tool was introduced in the 2011 release.  This feature provides an easy way to remove proprietary information from your models before sending it to clients for their use.  The...
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Let’s do Less Work… (with automation)

            How about this? Do less work + yet get more accurate and error-free drawings and sign-offs? Sound good? Then this post is for you......

Taking the deformed model out of Simulation (FEA) and using it!

Let's see what we can do with the simulation deformed model.  It can be saved as a new solid model shown below. In this example I will take a cushion...

Drawing Dimensioning – Foreshortened

If you don't know how to add foreshortened diameter dimension in the drawing, this article will help you. (more…)
Bring Your Own Reusable Containers for Restaurant Leftovers

Bring Your Own Reusable Containers for Restaurant Leftovers

Here is a simple green tip. When going out for dinner, take your own reusable containers to pack up food especially if you have kids or someone in your family...
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How to avoid lost references to custom SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2011, a new option was introduced to help avoid SOLIDWORKS Toolbox lost references. Under Tools > Options > System Options tab > Hole Wizard/Toolbox, there is now...

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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...
Certified SOLIDWORKS CSWA Associate Badge

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...