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SolidWorks Stars

SolidWorks Star Blog of the Month: Jeff Sweeney’s

Blog Address: Author: Jeff Sweeney Description of the Blog from the Author: Welcome to the 3DVision Technologies blog site. Our Application Engineers and Technical Support staff will provide ongoing commentary about...
How can Simulation Help Design Process?

How can Simulation Help Design Process?

I read an article recently, regarding to how Simulation can improve product design.  There are some interesting points I would like to talk about. The purpose of any FEA software...
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...

Latest Vlogs


The basics of SOLIDWORKS xDesign Demonstration Video

Watch and learn how SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines 3D CAD modeling and cloud collaboration using a web browser. In this 90-minute, on-demand video you'll learn how to create parametric models and...

Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I've had a touch screen on my computer, and for a...
Topology Study produces organic geometry that is optimized for its intended application

Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Additive manufacturing is no longer a bleeding edge technology; this powerful method is being used across countless industries, for applications ranging from rapid prototyping to jigs/fixtures and production end-use parts. Widespread...