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Did you know that you can configure sketch planes too?

Configurations are the perfect time savers when needing to create families of parts or assemblies. The items that are being configured most of the times are dimensions, features and components....

Saving eDrawings as .EXE

You might have noticed that it is no longer an option to save eDrawings files as a .exe file in eDrawings 64-bit. This is because a 32-bit computer would not...
Merge Note Option

Prevent drawing notes from merging

A new option was added in SolidWorks 2011 SP3 that you may find quite useful.  In a past release, the new functionality of merging drawing notes when dragging over one...

Use SOLIDWORKS Defeature to Remove Proprietary Information and Reduce File Size!

The SOLIDWORKS Defeature tool was introduced in the 2011 release.  This feature provides an easy way to remove proprietary information from your models before sending it to clients for their use.  The...
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Let’s do Less Work… (with automation)

            How about this? Do less work + yet get more accurate and error-free drawings and sign-offs? Sound good? Then this post is for you......

Taking the deformed model out of Simulation (FEA) and using it!

Let's see what we can do with the simulation deformed model.  It can be saved as a new solid model shown below. In this example I will take a cushion...

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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...

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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