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Using and Customizing SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures [VIDEO]

With SOLIDWORKS 2010 a new productivity tool was introduced called SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures.  Once you get used to using them, Mouse Gestures can be a real...
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Speed up your sketching with “on screen numeric input on entity creation”

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 is the option to “Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation”.  Though it’s name doesn’t do it justice, this feature...
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Circular References

A Circular reference occurs when two or more components, in an assembly, share external references in a way that a rebuild of one component necessitates...
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How to insert additional bodies into a 3DVIA Composer file

There is a simple procedure to use with 3DVIA Composer that allows you to insert a new actor (body) into an existing file.  With the...
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The Sketching Dozen

1.     KISS- Keep It Simple. Simple sketches are easier to edit less likely to develop rebuild errors help downstream features such a configurations 2.     Center...
How to Reserve Licenses on SolidNetWork License Manager for Users or Groups

How to Reserve Licenses on SolidNetWork License Manager for Users or Groups

You are able to reserve specific SOLIDWORKS licenses for selected users or groups of users so the license is always available to them.  Any SOLIDWORKS...

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Posts

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Mesher Types

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Enhanced Blended Curvature-Based Mesher

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides three different types of meshers.  The Standard and Curvature-Based meshers have been available for a long time.  The Blended Curvature-Based mesher was introduced in Simulation 2016 with...
SOLIDWORKS Accelerated Zoom

SOLIDWORKS 2021 now includes Accelerated Zoom!

I was tired of how much zooming I had to do with the mouse wheel in SOLIDWORKS... Several scrolls of the wheel just to zoom in or out as far...
SOLIDWORKS MBD Datum Targets

Datum Targets now available in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021

In SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021, Datum Targets are now available. Previously only Datums were available,  but now in MBD 2021, Datum Targets can be added to a Datum. The Datum Target...