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Full view of the overview tab in the Windows 7 resource monitor.  Monitor memory, disk, network and CPU usage all in one convenient location.

Step it up a notch – Use the Resource Monitor in Windows 7

Typical computer power users, including us gaming geeks, CAD engineers/designers, and the like, need to know what is happening when our computer decides to punish us unexpectedly with a process...
William Lishman – Inventor, Artist and Innovator

William Lishman – Inventor, Artist and Innovator

William Lishman was the inspiration for the 1996 Film "Fly Away Home" about a gaggle of geese who were led by Mr. Lishman to wintering grounds in Virgina. Mr Lishman...
SNL Options File

SolidNetwork License Manager Options File to Control Timeout Period

The SolidNetwork License Manager has a default timeout period of 2 hours.  This means if someone is using a network license but they leave their desk for a period of...
Disabling Vista UAC

Troubleshooting your PropertyLinks Installation

If you are experiencing difficulties installing PropertyLinks or PropertyLinksXpress, here are some guidelines to ensure a clean installation. (more…)
Figure 1: Holes applied to a sheet metal part

How to create the “axis” of a bent hole?

Bronek Bednarz from L-3 Wescam showed me a sheet metal model (similar to the one shown in fig. 1) and asked a very interesting question: I need to place bolts...
FlexNet

How to use multiple SolidWorks serials with the SolidNetwork License Manager

So, how does someone who possesses 2 or more network SolidWorks serial numbers use them with the same SolidNetwork License Manager?  Great question! You'll be happy to know that I...

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

Reduce Costs with Optimization Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

When completing structural designs, it is common practice to "over-design" our materials. That is, use a size or thickness of material that we know works despite the potential for additional...
Slice 1

Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether...
SOLIDWORKS Structure System

Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list...