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Time Saver – Predetermined Zoom in SolidWorks Drawings

Just a little tip that can save you big time when working with your drawings. (more…)
SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Flag

Removing the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Internal Flag

All SOLIDWORKS Toolbox parts have an internal file flag that sets them apart from regular SOLIDWORKS parts.  This flag enables SolidWorks to recognize them as standard parts and places a...
Keep the Cold in the Fridge

Keep the Cold in the Fridge

Leaving the fridge door open while you decide what to graze on is not sustainable. Tips: Use your phone to take a photo inventory of the fridge contents so you...
Staying Green in Winter

Staying Green in Winter

- REDUCED HEATING BILL: Does your wife get cold easily during the winter?  Pregnancy will fix that right up!  Actually had to turn down the thermostat this winter due to...
On-Machine Control Solutions

On-Machine Control Solutions

Efficiency and cost cutting is the something every industry is striving to maximize. The companies and individuals who are able to achieve this goal are on the rising edge of success and growth....
Out of Date eDrawings

Out of Date eDrawings

The eDrawings viewer displays nested tessellated data of the most recently SAVED version of the file being viewed. The eDrawings viewer will reflect changes to a saved file, but not for any...

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

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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