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Increasing Your SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile Library

SOLIDWORKS provides a library of standard weldment profiles that can be used for structural members.  However, you also have the opportunity to download additional profiles or create your own. Download...
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Sustainable Make-Up Products

Here is my make-up tip for the month: Buy your make-up products from The Body Shop. They are committed to protecting the earth and do not test their products on...
Javelin SolidWorks Cool Design Contest

Javelin is now accepting entries for the 2010 SolidWorks Cool Design Contest

The 2010 SolidWorks Cool Design Contest is now open for entries from Javelin Commercial or Educational Customers. You have the opportunity to show off your cool designs created with SolidWorks,...
Exploring the STARS of the SolidWorks Blogosphere

Introducing Guest Bloggers from the SolidWorks Blogosphere – A new series of articles

This month we are launching a new series of articles exploring the stars of the SolidWorks Blogosphere. Once a month we will be introducing you to a SolidWorks blog and...
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How do multi-core processors help with SolidWorks?

SolidWorks actually uses multi-thread technology for certain functions.  This is different from when we talk about multi-cores.  Multi-core describes the CPU.  It is the operating system that ultimately decides what...
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Increasing SOLIDWORKS Drawing Performance

Here are recommended options and best practices for increasing SOLIDWORKS drawing performance and reduce processing time when making changes: Select Sheets to Open Let's start with the Open dialog box. By using “Select Sheets to Open”,...

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

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...
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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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