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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...
SNL Options File

SolidNetwork License Manager Options File to Control Timeout Period

The SolidNetwork License Manager has a default timeout period of 2 hours.  This means if someone is using a network license but they leave their...
Disabling Vista UAC

Troubleshooting your PropertyLinks Installation

If you are experiencing difficulties installing PropertyLinks or PropertyLinksXpress, here are some guidelines to ensure a clean installation. (more…)
Figure 1: Holes applied to a sheet metal part

How to create the “axis” of a bent hole?

Bronek Bednarz from L-3 Wescam showed me a sheet metal model (similar to the one shown in fig. 1) and asked a very interesting question:...
FlexNet

How to use multiple SolidWorks serials with the SolidNetwork License Manager

So, how does someone who possesses 2 or more network SolidWorks serial numbers use them with the same SolidNetwork License Manager?  Great question! You'll be...

The power of Display States in SolidWorks 2010

Johnny Eberle was asking in the SolidWorks Forum: I am trying to create a view of just one part of weldment with a few other...

SOLIDWORKS 2021 What's New Articles

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tutorial

SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2021 New Tutorial

Do you design injection molds with SOLIDWORKS?  Did you know that SOLIDWORKS Plastics offers a comprehensive set of tutorials? New in the SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2021 release is a tutorial entitled...
SOLIDWORKS Slot Mate

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Lock Rotation for Slot Mates

SOLIDWORKS 2021 adds functionality to lock rotation of slot mates, similar to lock rotation of concentric mates which has been available since SOLIDWORKS 2014. The Lock Rotation option can be...
SOLIDWORKS Inspection Templates

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2021 Templates

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2021 has some template improvements. Before these improvements were made, when making an Inspection report you would click the "Add" button for a template, same when exporting to...

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