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EPDM – Unsupported File Type???

Here is an interesting article from the Solidworks Knowledgebase which can address some issues when using eDrawings to view files. What can cause eDrawings to launch but fail loading the file...
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Recovering your Windows System Resources with System Configuration (MSCONFIG)

In my last post I discussed all of the unnecessary, auxiliary processes that may be running on your system.  Items such as update utilities, that generally present themselves as Icons...
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What is stealing Windows System Resources away from your session of SOLIDWORKS?

Ever wonder what other stuff is running on your PC while you struggle for Windows System Resources to finish the SOLIDWORKS task at hand? The 'stuff' I refer to is...
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SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Techniques: Embossing on Non-Planar Faces

This post originates from a discussion I had with students in my SOLIDWORKS Essentials training course a few months ago. Some time, in the third day of the course, we...
Thinking outside the box “101” with SolidWorks

Thinking outside the box “101” with SolidWorks

So your company has just made a great investment in one of the premier CAD design tools in the industry, SolidWorks. What is the next step? In many cases, giving...

Be careful when adding downloaded SOLIDWORKS Fasteners to your assembly

I recently had a discussion during one of my SOLIDWORKS training classes regarding common websites that everyone was using to download SOLIDWORKS fasteners for use in assemblies. Some of the most popular...

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 additional formats available for saving video

In prior years, the only Save As option for a SOLIDWORKS Composer video format was AVI. Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, we also have the ability to save video as...

How to use the new Quick Search option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

With the greatly anticipated Quick Search feature added in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, users have a quick and convenient way to search favorite variables directly from within Windows Explorer.  We can...
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...
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