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Restoring SOLIDWORKS File Associations in Windows

When you double-click SOLIDWORKS files within Windows Explorer do they open up in a new, separate instance of SOLIDWORKS? If they do, then this is one of the symptoms that something is...
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5 Quick Shortcuts for navigating the SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager Design Tree

Do you find yourself scrolling up and down the SOLIDWORKS feature tree all day hunting for that elusive feature? Does dragging the rollback bar to the desired feature in your tree feel...

Repairing SOLIDWORKS with the Installation Manager Step-by-step Guide

If you encounter problems with an installed SOLIDWORKS product (e.g. SOLIDWORKS Premium, Simulation, PDM, Inspection, Electrical etc.) you can use the repairing SOLIDWORKS tool in the Installation Manager to repair the installation...

Show Properties with Linked Dimensions on a BOM in Different Units

Using linked dimensions from properties on a BOM is very useful.  They are all linked so everything will update together. The problem is if the drawing and the part have...
Troubleshooting the SolidWorks Installation Manager Download

Troubleshooting the SolidWorks Installation Manager Download

In order to provide the latest available service packs and current media to customers, SolidWorks has introduced the SolidWorks Installation Manager.  The SolidWorks Installation Manager provides an automated method to...

Sheet Metal Bend Direction

When using Convert to Sheet Metal tool, the selected fixed face will define the bend direction.   The Bend Direction specified in the flat-view of a drawing will be normal...

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...