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Help! I Can’t See My Model in SOLIDWORKS!

When providing technical support to our customers I see this issue a fair amount among new users. They cannot see their part on the screen but the feature tree is...

DriveWorks: Fast Way to Copy Rules

While working on my DriveWorks Solo Certification, I was shown a really fast way to copy existing rules into new rules. It is faster than CTRL+C (copy), CTRL+V (paste). (more…)

Updating Your SolidWorks Files to 2012 Format

This is the season to upgrade your SolidWorks from 2011 to 2012. A good practice is to convert all of your models to 2012 too. This will save you from...

NEW In SolidWorks 2012 – Span Displays

New in SolidWorks 2012 is the feature Span Displays.  This new feature allows SolidWorks to intelligently span across dual monitors. Clicking the “Span Displays” button on the SolidWorks Title Bar,...
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Routing: Flip Route at the Clip

When you rotate a clip in a SolidWorks Route you sometimes find that the route now has a loop in it.  Thankfully, there is an easy way to correct the...
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Routing: How the “Flip Relation” Option Can Speed Up Routing Sketch Edits

Occasionally when modifying a routing sketch (or other 3D sketch) you may run into a scenario where a spline tangent needs to be flipped or reversed.  See the image below. [caption...

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How to make more Informed Engineering Decisions with Cloud based Analysis

Tech Clarity research indicates top performers succeed with cloud based analysis technology. Nearly half (44%) of manufacturers say design decisions have become more difficult. If engineering wasn't hard enough, economic...
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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation demonstrates how social distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software can analyze and simulate real-life fluid and heat transfer behavior of products. By using CFD, you can also analyze real-life scenarios, including...
SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Assembly Visualization

A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training Event

Alin Vargatu shares his 3DEXPERIENCE World presentation (A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training) in an online live training format. For users who work with SOLIDWORKS assemblies, which...