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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Windows Explorer

SOLIDWORKS PDM enhances Windows Explorer with more controls and speed!

I laugh sometimes when I deliver demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS PDM because I feel like I'm demonstrating something which everybody lives and breaths every day when they are working with their Windows computers. ...

SOLIDWORKS BOM (Bill of Materials) management and best practices [VIDEO]

The Bill of Materials (BOM) is such an important report yet it is surprising the number of users that do not have a formal strategy in place with how their...
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Installing the VaultAdmin

By default, the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin is not installed during the installation of SolidWorks. In this article we will look at how to include the VaultAdmin during the original...

Why Are You Not Using DriveWorksXpress?

When you purchased SolidWorks you might not have realized that you received a free version of DriveWorks. DriveWorksXpress comes with every license of SolidWorks. In this blog, I am going...
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Flat Pattern Views for Sheet Metal Multi-body Parts

SOLIDWORKS has supported sheet metal multi-body parts for the last two releases, but that still came as a pleasant surprise for me. The advantages are huge and clear — you...
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3DVIA Composer: How to Set the Default View that an SMG Exported to PDF Opens To!

When exporting an SMG project to PDF, you may want to have a certain view (of many in the project) active by default when the PDF is opened. Before exporting...

COVID-19 Related Posts

Cloud based simulation

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...