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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...
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CAD ADMINS, here’s a SolidWorks 2011 improvement you’ll really like!

For CAD admins out there, SolidWorks 2011 has made a nice enhancement you'll really benefit from - no longer do you need to download the 64-bit installation fileset using a...
DraftSight Free DWG Editor

With Draftsight you can edit DWG files from any version of AutoCAD!

Looking for a free DWG Editor? Unable to open your AutoCAD files? We might be able to help you with DraftSight... https://youtu.be/Et8xp8y1IwU One of the common frustrations that SOLIDWORKS users have...

Latest Vlogs

The Defeature Preview Window rotates and zooms with the SOLIDWORKS viewport, making it easy keep tabs on the simplification process

Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS...
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How to apply Textures to 3D Printed Parts with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS users often need to create complex or repeating features, but these features can be time-consuming to generate, especially on complex models. Some designs, such as a textured surface or...
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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...