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Recycle your Electronics

Recycle your Electronics

It is that time of the year when we all receive shiny new electronic devices and it is time to retire the old ones.  What to do with these? Check...
Edge Flange Corners

Auto vs Corner Relief in SolidWorks Sheet Metal

Sheet Metal functionality within SolidWorks provides designers with powerful tools to create accurate, formable models of their designs.  However, a common point of confusion when using sheet metal functions is...
The case against using the /3GB switch on 32-bit Windows

The case against using the /3GB switch on 32-bit Windows

For those of us who are still using older workstations running 32 bit Operating Systems, applying the so called /3GB switch to get more memory allocated to SolidWorks is the first...
Process, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electric Schematics

Process, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electric Schematics

When showing the electrical capabilities of E3.WireWorks to our customers I have had many of them ask me whether it is a suitable tool for doing other types of schematics...
12 Frustrations using SolidWorks

Frustrated designers in 2010

2010 has been an interesting year in many ways.  We have had the privilege of helping organizations of all sizes and have helped individuals at all levels of these organizations achieve a...
whats-new

New in 2011 – You can now link model configurations between drawing views

One of the modules that received the most enhancements in the 2011 version of SolidWorks is the Drawing Environment. Most of the new functionality is well documented in the "What's...

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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...
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...