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NEW! in Simulation 2011 – 2D Simplification

If you haven't tried this, you should!  2D simplification study for Simulation Professional. It will save you a lot of time to conduct detailed analysis on your model. Let's use...
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SolidWorks Composer in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

In SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2011, we now have the ability to view SolidWorks Composer files directly inside the view tab in Windows Explorer and in the search dialogue.  I see this...
You have upgraded your software. What about upgrading your users too?

You have upgraded your software. What about upgrading your users too?

I have just finished teaching the SolidWorks Refresher course and I was so amazed with the reaction I got from my students, that I wanted to share it with you. They...
Update SolidWorks References in EPDM 2011

Update SolidWorks References in EPDM 2011

I came across this blog that Jeff Sweeney wrote and I couldn't agree more.  I have been waiting for this feature for a long time and I am very excited...
This is the sample template created to help capture the engineering time spent

SRED Time Logging with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

I have had many customers looking for better solutions for tracking engineering time. One of the largest contributors to this is the desire to get time stamped and accurate reporting...
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SOLIDWORKS Extend Surface command does not work with my model?

You are a tool and die designer and your customer has just sent you an IGES file containing a solid with a complex face which has to be used as...

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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...
Access the Simulation Evaluator directly from the Simulation Tree

Get peace of mind with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Simulation Evaluator

Few things grind an analyst’s gears like setting up a long study to run overnight, and then returning the following morning only to find that the study failed after 25...
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