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SOLIDWORKS Certified Graphics Driver - Branch Family

SOLIDWORKS Certified Graphics Card Drivers Branch Family Support

SOLIDWORKS requires a certified graphics card and driver for optimal performance and stability.  Our SOLIDWORKS Certified Graphics Drivers blog post provides detailed information on how to locate the proper driver....
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Importing Exploded Views into SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

SOLIDWORKS Composer is a great way to create documentation based on SOLIDWORKS models. However, a major sticking point for Composer users was that they needed to create exploded views from...

Upload STL files to 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace with eDrawings 2020

In a previous article, we demonstrated how to access the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace from within SOLIDWORKS in order to get parts quoted for manufacture.  We can now use eDrawings Professional to...
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Faster ways of Opening Recent Files in SOLIDWORKS 2020

We are always looking for more ways to improve our productivity, where it's trying to save a few seconds in an assembly line process, or a few clicks of the...

Callout-driven BOM ID visibility is new in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

A handy feature new to SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 is the ability to filter the BOM table to show only the components which have visible callouts.  The setting is a checkbox...
SOLIDWORKS Zebra Stripes for Torsion Continuity Relation

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Torsion Continuity Relation (G3)

SOLIDWORKS 2020 adds an additional sketch relation to provide torsion continuity (G3) between splines and any other sketch entity in a 2D Sketch.  The torsion relation applies to splines and...

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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...

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...