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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...
The power of Display States in SolidWorks 2010

The power of Display States in SolidWorks 2010

Johnny Eberle was asking in the SolidWorks Forum: I am trying to create a view of just one part of weldment with a few other parts, which are modeled in...
How to link a drawing note to the material property of a body

How to link a drawing note to the material property of a body

Jason Rackley was asking this question in the Solidworks Forum: Is it possible to link a note to the material of a body in a drawing (note)? I have a...
Shorcut Toolbar

Using and Customizing the Shortcut Toolbar

Shorcut Toolbar

Beginning with SolidWorks 2008, SolidWorks introduced the Shortcut Toolbar – a context sensitive toolbar that can be very useful and save time when designing...
System Information

Optimizing the Virtual Memory on a System

The virtual memory on your computer should be adjusted to provide optimum performance, and minimum fragmentation.  While this guide is written for Windows XP, the changes and settings are also...

Latest Vlogs

3D Printed Texture

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...
SOLIDWORKS xDesign

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...
SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I've had a touch screen on my computer, and for a...