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How to Automate Your Electrical Schematics Part II

How to Automate Your Electrical Schematics Part II

Now that you have been introduced to Options and Variants, there are a few common questions that customers ask me all the time – Where can you apply it? How can...
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Trouble Activating DraftSight? – Here is some info to help you along…

As a follow-up to Scott's great article: What to do if your DraftSight installation has expired — I thought I should highlight another great resource PDF that the DraftSight Team...
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EPDM – Deleting a Search Favorite from the Local Vault View

Finding where to delete unwanted Search favorites can be tricky if you don’t know where to look. The trick is to click on the favorite icon and not the pull-down....
EPDM – Safely Deleting and Recreating a Local Vault View

EPDM – Safely Deleting and Recreating a Local Vault View

Safely Deleting and Recreating a Local Vault View If there are no checked out files or if all files can be checked in, the process is pretty simple. Log into...
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Error: Out of memory or other error trying to initialize data source from standards file ‘…\HoleWizardFavorites.mdb’

SOLIDWORKS Error Message Some of you probably have seen this error in your SW program when you try to use Hole Wizard feature.  Several reasons can...
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BOM Magic – The Quick Resize Trick

As a designer, you want to spend most of your time designing, not drafting and this is one of the reasons you chose SolidWorks as your main design tool. As...

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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...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

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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