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12 Frustrations using SolidWorks

Frustrated designers in 2010

2010 has been an interesting year in many ways.  We have had the privilege of helping organizations of all sizes and have helped individuals at all levels of these organizations achieve a...

New in 2011 – You can now link model configurations between drawing views

One of the modules that received the most enhancements in the 2011 version of SolidWorks is the Drawing Environment. Most of the new functionality is well documented in the "What's...
Copy Settings Wizard

Use the SOLIDWORKS Copy Settings Wizard to save and restore your custom menu and system options

After spending the time in SOLIDWORKS to customize all your toolbar, menu, shortcut and system options, the last thing you want to do is go back and do it all...
32-Bit System Information

Where Did My RAM Go?

Most of us are likely familiar with a now commonly encountered limitation of 32 bit computer systems, they can only support a maximum 4 gigabytes of physical RAM.  But you...
It’s the Little Things that Help the Earth

It’s the Little Things that Help the Earth

Here are a few ways I have changed in how I am doing things this fall.  Try some yourself. I only run the dish washer once a week if possible...
"Don't Ask Me Again"

How to restore your Dismissed SOLIDWORKS Messages

Have you been wondering where those pop-up dialog boxes with options have disappeared to?  If you checked off options like "Don't ask me again", then what you select will be...

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...