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New in 2011 – You can now link model configurations between drawing views

One of the modules that received the most enhancements in the 2011 version of SolidWorks is the Drawing Environment. Most of the new functionality is well documented in the "What's...
Copy Settings Wizard

Use the SOLIDWORKS Copy Settings Wizard to save and restore your custom menu and system options

After spending the time in SOLIDWORKS to customize all your toolbar, menu, shortcut and system options, the last thing you want to do is go back and do it all...
32-Bit System Information

Where Did My RAM Go?

Most of us are likely familiar with a now commonly encountered limitation of 32 bit computer systems, they can only support a maximum 4 gigabytes of physical RAM.  But you...
It’s the Little Things that Help the Earth

It’s the Little Things that Help the Earth

Here are a few ways I have changed in how I am doing things this fall.  Try some yourself. I only run the dish washer once a week if possible...
"Don't Ask Me Again"

How to restore your Dismissed SOLIDWORKS Messages

Have you been wondering where those pop-up dialog boxes with options have disappeared to?  If you checked off options like "Don't ask me again", then what you select will be...
IFC save as

SolidWorks 2011 adds IFC file export

Are you a SolidWorks user who collaborates with architectural or building construction design?  If so, I have good news!  SolidWorks 2011 now provides Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) export based on...

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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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