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Routing: How the “Flip Relation” Option Can Speed Up Routing Sketch Edits

Occasionally when modifying a routing sketch (or other 3D sketch) you may run into a scenario where a spline tangent needs to be flipped or reversed.  See the image below. [caption...
Fig. 1 - How many edges can you count?

How to Reduce the Number of Edges for an Imported Surface?

How many times have you imported a neutral format file (STEP, Parasolid, IGES) in SolidWorks and encountered challenges when working on it? Let me give you an example regarding edges: "How...
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QR Codes vs Augmented Reality Markers – a primer

 QR codes are popping up everywhere these days: movie posters, coffee cups, stickers. I even have one on the back of my business card (see left). When you use a...
GDC Outside

Javelin Reality – On the Road @ GDC 2012

Recently the Javelin Reality team travelled to GDC 2012 in San Francisco. GDC stands for “Game Developer Conference”. If you think SolidWorks World is a big event, there were over...

Modifying the “Admin” user password in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

When Enterprise PDM is set up to use the Windows Active Directory for user logins, the EPDM users’ passwords will match their Windows passwords.  But what about the special “Admin”...
Custom Properties Tab

SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder

If you haven't heard of property tab builder in SolidWorks, it is utilized to define a list of properties to allow the users to input the values when a model...

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Online Training

SOLIDWORKS Online Training delivered by a Live Instructor

You are likely spending most of your time working from home now due to COVID-19 and this gives you the opportunity to develop your SOLIDWORKS skills with online training. If...
MySolidWorks eCourses

MySolidWorks Professional now includes ALL SOLIDWORKS eCourses

Starting February 6, 2020, DS are changing how SOLIDWORKS eCourses are offered. All SOLIDWORKS eCourses will be included with MySolidWorks Professional, and will no longer be offered for sale individually....

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Live Online Sessions

If you couldn't make it to Nashville for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 (formerly SOLIDWORKS World) to see the latest from SOLIDWORKS, no problem. You can attend the conference LIVE ONLINE on...