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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...
Why DO Assemblies take longer to open over the network??

Why DO Assemblies take longer to open over the network??

If you have ever had to wait a painfully long period of time for a large assembly to open while loading the files from a network location, you've likely asked...
SOLIDWORKS Benchmark Test

Test your machine performance with the SOLIDWORKS Benchmark Tool

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Rx is equipped with a SOLIDWORKS Benchmark tool? To run the performance test either activate SOLIDWORKS Rx or pick SOLIDWORKS Performance Test 20XX from your...

Mirroring in Assemblies

When mirroring a component or sub-assembly in an assembly you have to remember that SolidWorks mirrors relative to the center of mass of the component or sub-assembly.  If you are...
SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

How to update to the latest SOLIDWORKS Service Pack

Each year there are typically five SOLIDWORKS service pack updates released to address SPRs (Software Performance Reports), providing an even better 3D modeling experience. The update process is quick, provided...
2012 Beta Program

SOLIDWORKS 2012 Beta Program – Why Participate?

The SOLIDWORKS 2012 Beta program has begun.  If you have an active SolidWorks support subscription you can join the program and download the Beta here: SolidWorks...

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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...