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SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass

Adding/Analyzing/Modifying SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass Part 2

Have you ever had an old fan with the metal cage still run like a champ but found that a newer plastic fan seems to die within a year or...
SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass

Adding/Analyzing/Modifying SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass Part 1

In my opinion, the SOLIDWORKS Center of Mass is an underrated reference dimension. Many designers use it to see where the bulk of the weight is. This can determine if...
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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Offset Surface now much easier to use!

Remember that time you tried to offset faces as new surfaces, only to receive an error message that it failed?  This can be frustrating, especially when many faces are involved...
Get Answers to the most pressing Simulation Questions

Get Answers to the most pressing Simulation Questions

Get answers to your most popular product design simulation questions to boost your confidence and productivity with integrated simulation tools. There’s no doubt about it: Simulation has come a long...
PDM-ECR-Module

SOLIDWORKS PDM Engineering Change Request made easy with Javelin ECR Module

Over the years, many customers have asked us to help them manage their engineering changes requests (ECR) and automate their workflows. This means a lot of different things depending on...
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New ways of specifying the Up Axis for View Orientation in SOLIDWORKS 2020

For years now, SOLIDWORKS has included many useful tools in the View Orientation window.  Now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, we can use that same window to specify whether to use Y...

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SOLIDWORKS Loft Bend Problems and Solutions

SOLIDWORKS Loft Bend Problems and Solutions

If I were to compare the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal module with an Opera Company and you (the SOLIDWORKS user) with the director, then the Loft Bend would be a wanna-be diva; a spectacular...
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Spinning Coin with SOLIDWORKS Motion Manager and PhotoView 360

Do you want to know how this spinning coin effect was created with SOLIDWORKS Motion Manager and PhotoView 360? https://youtu.be/WpTlnzjixqU About a year ago, I took full advantage of the...
Nonlinear FEA

Even a Nonlinear Nincompoop can validate a design with SOLIDWORKS Simulation software [VIDEO]

Until recently, most FEA applications undertaken by design engineers were limited to linear analysis which provides an acceptable approximation of real-life characteristics for most problems design engineers encounter. Nevertheless, occasionally...
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