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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...
Why DO Assemblies take longer to open over the network??

Why DO Assemblies take longer to open over the network??

If you have ever had to wait a painfully long period of time for a large assembly to open while loading the files from a network location, you've likely asked...
SOLIDWORKS Benchmark Test

Test your machine performance with the SOLIDWORKS Benchmark Tool

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Rx is equipped with a SOLIDWORKS Benchmark tool? To run the performance test either activate SOLIDWORKS Rx or pick SOLIDWORKS Performance Test 20XX from your...

Mirroring in Assemblies

When mirroring a component or sub-assembly in an assembly you have to remember that SolidWorks mirrors relative to the center of mass of the component or sub-assembly.  If you are...
SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

How to update to the latest SOLIDWORKS Service Pack

Each year there are typically five SOLIDWORKS service pack updates released to address SPRs (Software Performance Reports), providing an even better 3D modeling experience. The update process is quick, provided...

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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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