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Mint Your Own Gold Medals with SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360

Getting your Expert Certification in SolidWorks (CSWE) can be compared to winning a Gold Medal in a top competition! There is only one very small, but somewhat important difference, though: Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks...
How to : Work with Symbols

How to : Work with Symbols

E3 has a very good collection of components from different manufacturers and all the symbols and panel models are part of the components. Having said that what if you don’t...
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5 Ways Project Management JUST got Easier

Project Managers are constantly being pushed to the limits to keep their projects on time and within budget while maintaining a high degree of quality.  As time-lines are being shortened and margins...
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Drawing Dimension Palette Options

Back in SolidWorks 2010, a new functionality was added to drawings where selecting a dimension causes a context toolbar to pop up, called the Dimension Palette.  This feature provided quick...
Bend Allowance Dimensions

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bend Allowance Calculations

In SOLIDWORKS there are several options for Sheet Metal Bend Allowance Calculations.  These calculations will determine the length of the flattened pattern shape.  Three of the most commonly used options are...
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Quick Access to your Display States

Do you need quick access to your Display States list? (more…)

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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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