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EPDM – Unsupported File Type???

Here is an interesting article from the Solidworks Knowledgebase which can address some issues when using eDrawings to view files. What can cause eDrawings to launch but fail loading the file...
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Recovering your Windows System Resources with System Configuration (MSCONFIG)

In my last post I discussed all of the unnecessary, auxiliary processes that may be running on your system.  Items such as update utilities, that generally present themselves as Icons...
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What is stealing Windows System Resources away from your session of SOLIDWORKS?

Ever wonder what other stuff is running on your PC while you struggle for Windows System Resources to finish the SOLIDWORKS task at hand? The 'stuff' I refer to is...
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SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Techniques: Embossing on Non-Planar Faces

This post originates from a discussion I had with students in my SOLIDWORKS Essentials training course a few months ago. Some time, in the third day of the course, we...
Thinking outside the box “101” with SolidWorks

Thinking outside the box “101” with SolidWorks

So your company has just made a great investment in one of the premier CAD design tools in the industry, SolidWorks. What is the next step? In many cases, giving...
SOLIDWORKS Fastener

Be careful when adding downloaded SOLIDWORKS Fasteners to your assembly

I recently had a discussion during one of my SOLIDWORKS training classes regarding common websites that everyone was using to download SOLIDWORKS fasteners for use in assemblies. Some of the most popular...

COVID-19 Related Posts

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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

On Thursday June 4, Alin Vargatu is sharing his 3DEXPERIENCE World presentation (A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training) in an online live training format. Your assemblies contain a treasure of...
Interface in your face

How to work faster with SOLIDWORKS FREE Online Live Training Event

On Thursday May 28, Alin Vargatu is sharing his 3DEXPERIENCE World presentation (Interface in Your Face – the 2020 Edition) with the SOLIDWORKS community, in a FREE online live training format. You will...