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The Sketching Dozen

1.     KISS- Keep It Simple. Simple sketches are easier to edit less likely to develop rebuild errors help downstream features such a configurations 2.     Center the first sketch of a...
How to Reserve Licenses on SolidNetWork License Manager for Users or Groups

How to Reserve Licenses on SolidNetWork License Manager for Users or Groups

You are able to reserve specific SOLIDWORKS licenses for selected users or groups of users so the license is always available to them.  Any SOLIDWORKS licenses reserved for a user...
Third Phase in creating a Rolled sheet metal component within SolidWorks.

How to create a SOLIDWORKS rolled component that can be flattened

A recent customer query had us considering a number of different methods to create a roll of material. After a number of attempts using various methods, the following suggestion was to...
Increase your assembly or drawing performance with a SpeedPak Configuration

Increase your assembly or drawing performance with a SpeedPak Configuration

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 the SpeedPak Configuration command allows you to create a simplified configuration of an assembly without losing references. If you work with very large and complex assemblies,...
Let’s get picky and use the Selection Manager

Let’s get picky and use the Selection Manager

Dan Johnson asks this question in the SolidWorks Forum: I am trying to create a handle that is part of a scanner body and I made my curves using a...
What's New in SolidWorks

A History of SolidWorks Commands

This is a CHALLENGE for all you history buffs out there. And no, I am not talking about the Roman Empire or who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte, but about finding out when...

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...
Certified SOLIDWORKS CSWA Associate Badge

How to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam with help from MySolidWorks & Subscription Service

Did you know that if you are a SOLIDWORKS customer who has an active Subscription Service contract, you have access to MySolidWorks Standard, which includes preparation materials designed to help you become a Certified...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the...