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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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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...

Latest Vlogs

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SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us and Michael Bublé is singing festive songs. Every year when putting up my tree, I have the same Christmas...
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Using Markup in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Markup is a great way to communicate ideas between teams, allowing users to propose changes without having to edit the geometry of a part. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, there is...
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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 additional formats available for saving video

In prior years, the only Save As option for a SOLIDWORKS Composer video format was AVI. Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, we also have the ability to save video as...