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Traveling Green with my iPhone

There are already a few things that I do when I travel in order to be green. I bring my own soap & shampoo, turn off unused lights, put out...
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CAD ADMINS, here’s a SolidWorks 2011 improvement you’ll really like!

For CAD admins out there, SolidWorks 2011 has made a nice enhancement you'll really benefit from - no longer do you need to download the 64-bit installation fileset using a...
DraftSight Free DWG Editor

With Draftsight you can edit DWG files from any version of AutoCAD!

Looking for a free DWG Editor? Unable to open your AutoCAD files? We might be able to help you with DraftSight... https://youtu.be/Et8xp8y1IwU One of the common frustrations that SOLIDWORKS users have...
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Increasing Performance with Quick View

Quick View can substantially increase performance by only loading the components that you require for your current session or a specific operation. Quick View only opens and loads into the...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Webinars

Some SOLIDWORKS Simulation Usage Tips

Here are a few SOLIDWORKS Simulation usage tips we provide in training classes: SOLIDWORKS Simulation How to successfully mesh? Mesh failure is common if only global size is used, because...
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How to apply Layer Mapping when exporting DWG/DXF from SOLIDWORKS

DWG/DXF files are still widely used by designers and engineers. Layers are very useful in 2D drawings to distinguish different types of entities. In SOLIDWORKS drawings, there is a layer tool in the Line...

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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...
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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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