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Third Phase in creating a Rolled sheet metal component within SolidWorks.

How to create a SOLIDWORKS rolled component that can be flattened

A recent customer query had us considering a number of different methods to create a roll of material. After a number of attempts using various methods,...
Increase your assembly or drawing performance with a SpeedPak Configuration

Increase your assembly or drawing performance with a SpeedPak Configuration

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 the SpeedPak Configuration command allows you to create a simplified configuration of an assembly without losing references. If you work with...
Let’s get picky and use the Selection Manager

Let’s get picky and use the Selection Manager

Dan Johnson asks this question in the SolidWorks Forum: I am trying to create a handle that is part of a scanner body and I...
What's New in SolidWorks

A History of SolidWorks Commands

This is a CHALLENGE for all you history buffs out there. And no, I am not talking about the Roman Empire or who defeated Napoleon Bonaparte,...
Full view of the overview tab in the Windows 7 resource monitor.  Monitor memory, disk, network and CPU usage all in one convenient location.

Step it up a notch – Use the Resource Monitor in Windows 7

Typical computer power users, including us gaming geeks, CAD engineers/designers, and the like, need to know what is happening when our computer decides to punish...
William Lishman – Inventor, Artist and Innovator

William Lishman – Inventor, Artist and Innovator

William Lishman was the inspiration for the 1996 Film "Fly Away Home" about a gaggle of geese who were led by Mr. Lishman to wintering...

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...