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EPDM – What can you do when you get the message “Cannot check in file”

EPDM – What can you do when you get the message “Cannot check in file”

There can be a number of reasons for this message, some of which can be controlled by good Vault View management, others can indicate permissions issues, while other still can...
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Best Way to Assess Curvature Conditions: Show the Bounding Curve for the Curvature Comb

When assessing the curvature condition for a curve, it is important to know if you are presented with one of these situations: Discontinuity Contact (C0) Tangency (C1) Curvature Continuity (C2) The curvature...
Paint 3D Printed Part

How to paint 3D printed parts

When you create a part with a 3D printer, you may need a specific colour. Getting it directly from the printer is not always possible, but there is an easy...
Features in Gestures

Adding Features to Sketch Gestures

This article is a continuation of an earlier article regarding adding Boss/Cut Extrude to the sketch Short-Cut Bar. If you use Gestures, the same can done for the Gestures available in sketches. In the...
Short-cut Bar

Accessing Extrudes from Sketch Short-cut

I came across this tip at the 2012 SolidWorks World (exchanging tips and information is one of the many reasons to attend SolidWorks World). I wish I could remember the name of...
Barrel Cam Profile

Using the Wrap Feature to Create a Barrel Cam

Let's model together a barrel cam. Watch this video first: (more…)

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How to make more Informed Engineering Decisions with Cloud based Analysis

Tech Clarity research indicates top performers succeed with cloud based analysis technology. Nearly half (44%) of manufacturers say design decisions have become more difficult. If engineering wasn't hard enough, economic...
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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation demonstrates how social distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software can analyze and simulate real-life fluid and heat transfer behavior of products. By using CFD, you can also analyze real-life scenarios, including...
SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Assembly Visualization

A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training Event

Alin Vargatu shares his 3DEXPERIENCE World presentation (A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training) in an online live training format. For users who work with SOLIDWORKS assemblies, which...