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Fine tune the results of your equations

Fine tune the results of your equations

What do you do when you need to find a quick answer to a SolidWorks related question? I, for one, go first to the help file, then to the SolidWorks Knowledgebase...
Selection Menu Zoomed

Select like a Pro with Power and Advanced Select

You may have noticed the Select tool in the menu toolbar is always highlighted.  But have you seen the drop-down menu beside the button?  This provides some quick selection filters...
3DConnexion SpaceNavigator

Hold on to your 3D motion controllers folks…they just became a whole lot more useful!

3DConnexion SpaceNavigator

Like many folks, I've had a 3D motion controller sitting on or near my desk for years now.  One of the things that frustrated...
EPDM – Are you backing up your critical data? Here’s how you can be better prepared

EPDM – Are you backing up your critical data? Here’s how you can be better prepared

Accidental deletions, viruses, hardware failures are just a few things that can damage or destroy your vault data. Without a well structured back-up scheme, recovering data after a calamity can...
Automatic Wire Numbering

Automatic Wire Numbering

A lot of people out there have brought up this point that they spend some-times entire days numbering wires. Thankfully most of those people now have E3 WireWorks and now...
Electrical Design / Schematic Packages and Tools

Electrical Design / Schematic Packages and Tools

I don’t want to be the evangelist in the cause for better CAD, at the same time I feel like may be if the information was available for one more...

Latest Vlogs


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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