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Sustainable Make-Up Products

Sustainable Make-Up Products

Here is my make-up tip for the month: Buy your make-up products from The Body Shop. They are committed to protecting the earth and do not test their products on...
Javelin SolidWorks Cool Design Contest

Javelin is now accepting entries for the 2010 SolidWorks Cool Design Contest

The 2010 SolidWorks Cool Design Contest is now open for entries from Javelin Commercial or Educational Customers. You have the opportunity to show off your cool designs created with SolidWorks,...
Exploring the STARS of the SolidWorks Blogosphere

Introducing Guest Bloggers from the SolidWorks Blogosphere – A new series of articles

This month we are launching a new series of articles exploring the stars of the SolidWorks Blogosphere. Once a month we will be introducing you to a SolidWorks blog and...
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How do multi-core processors help with SolidWorks?

SolidWorks actually uses multi-thread technology for certain functions.  This is different from when we talk about multi-cores.  Multi-core describes the CPU.  It is the operating system that ultimately decides what...
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Increasing SOLIDWORKS Drawing Performance

Here are recommended options and best practices for increasing SOLIDWORKS drawing performance and reduce processing time when making changes: Select Sheets to Open Let's start with the Open dialog box. By using “Select Sheets to Open”,...
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Traveling Green with my iPhone

There are already a few things that I do when I travel in order to be green. I bring my own soap & shampoo, turn off unused lights, put out...

Latest Vlogs

SOLIDWORKS xDesign

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...
SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

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...