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SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

How to update to the latest SOLIDWORKS Service Pack

Each year there are typically five SOLIDWORKS service pack updates released to address SPRs (Software Performance Reports), providing an even better 3D modeling experience. The update process is quick, provided...
2012 Beta Program

SOLIDWORKS 2012 Beta Program – Why Participate?

The SOLIDWORKS 2012 Beta program has begun.  If you have an active SolidWorks support subscription you can join the program and download the Beta here: SolidWorks...
SolidWorks Files

Restoring SOLIDWORKS File Associations in Windows

When you double-click SOLIDWORKS files within Windows Explorer do they open up in a new, separate instance of SOLIDWORKS? If they do, then this is one of the symptoms that something is...
Long Treee Sample

5 Quick Shortcuts for navigating the SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager Design Tree

Do you find yourself scrolling up and down the SOLIDWORKS feature tree all day hunting for that elusive feature? Does dragging the rollback bar to the desired feature in your tree feel...

Repairing SOLIDWORKS with the Installation Manager Step-by-step Guide

If you encounter problems with an installed SOLIDWORKS product (e.g. SOLIDWORKS Premium, Simulation, PDM, Inspection, Electrical etc.) you can use the repairing SOLIDWORKS tool in the Installation Manager to repair the installation...

Show Properties with Linked Dimensions on a BOM in Different Units

Using linked dimensions from properties on a BOM is very useful.  They are all linked so everything will update together. The problem is if the drawing and the part have...

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3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Live Online Sessions

If you couldn't make it to Nashville for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 (formerly SOLIDWORKS World) to see the latest from SOLIDWORKS, no problem. You can attend the conference LIVE ONLINE on...

SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us and Michael Bublé is singing festive songs. Every year when putting up my tree, I have the same Christmas...
Fig. 5 Preview of Markups on Rotation

Using Markup in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Markup is a great way to communicate ideas between teams, allowing users to propose changes without having to edit the geometry of a part. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, there is...