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A Note of Caution: SolidWorks and Windows 7 SP1

A Note of Caution: SolidWorks and Windows 7 SP1

Windows 7 SP1 was recently released by Microsoft. If you consider upgrading your machine in the next couple of months, please read this article first: SolidWorks and Windows 7 SP1
What a treat! Watch all the presentations from SolidWorks World 2011

What a treat! Watch all the presentations from SolidWorks World 2011

At the end of SolidWorks World 2011 I was suffering from information overload. After each general session in the morning we could attend a maximum of 4 other presentations until the end...

New Features in DriveWorks 8

Forms in DriveWorks 8 are more configurable than ever before. One of the major focuses of the development of DriveWorks 8 was ease of use for users and developers. Some...
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Javelin Customers Win DX Awards

On Wednesday of this past week my son and I attended an event at the Design Exchange.  After the event we did some touring around and reviewed all the winners...

Superman is a SolidWorks user! Watch the Bionic Builders Show on Discovery.

 As per CTVMedia: Hollywood Stuntman turns Superhuman in BIONIC BUILDERS on Discovery Science:  Blurring the line between man and machine, BIONIC BUILDERS is a captivating one-hour special showcasing Casey Pieretti...

The World Series Report – Day 2 of SolidWorks World 2011

There was no time for a well deserved R&R timeout after the free-for-all Nerds with Nerfs Wild West style “duels” from the CSWP/CSWE party the previous night. Tuesday morning at...

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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...
The rigid connection type (top) produces artificial stress concentrations in the bolt head region. The distributed option (bottom) produces a more realistic stress field.

Distributed Coupling for Bolts and Pins in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

Getting simulation results quickly, while maintaining accuracy, is always a top priority for any analyst. Replacing modeled fasteners with bolt or pin connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a great way...
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