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EPDM – Cannot Delete Client Vault View!?

If being logged in as the user or an administrator will not allow you remove the view, the problem could be due to the desktop.ini file missing or having incorrect...
Fig. 1 - Align Sketch Tool

Heads or Tails in Sketch Orientation

I love the SolidWorks Forum (, not only for being a great learning tool, but also for the brainstorming sessions that take place in most of the threads. For me...

How to Dynamically Avoid Adding Automated Tangent Relations in SolidWorks Sketches

I have always loved simple tips and tricks. You know... those shortcuts that save time and always make you look like a magician when you show them to any audience?...
Backcasting with SolidWorks Sustainability

Backcasting with SolidWorks Sustainability

Everyone knows what forecasting means, but have you heard of the term "backcasting"?  With forecasts we want to know what the future will be like.  Backcasting is a different mindset....
Fig. 1 - Contact between glass and water

PhotoView 360: When is interference a good thing?

When you have layers of transparent materials in your model (like a glass containing water), you get a better result when rendering with PhotoView 360 if the "liquid" body interferes...
EPDM – Reinstalling SolidWorks – Use Caution When Cleaning Out Registry

EPDM – Reinstalling SolidWorks – Use Caution When Cleaning Out Registry

DISCLAIMER: This blog article contains information on modifying your Windows Registry. It is always recommended that you take a backup of the Registry before editing any of the values because...

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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...
Simulate virus spread

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...