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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Save As Copy and Open: Close the Original Document Option

SOLIDWORKS Save As Copy has always been a great option for managing references when creating copies of documents under new filenames. In 2020, when doing a File > Save As......
SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Operators

Using Search Operators and Wildcards in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, when performing a complete search, you can now use Search Operators and Wildcards such as "AND", "OR", or "NOT" separated by a space. From previous...
Hole Depth to Tip

Define Hole Wizard Depth to Tip or Shoulder with SOLIDWORKS 2020

Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2020, the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard holes would specify end condition of drilled or tapped holes as depth to shoulder.  Now in 2020, we can specify drill depth...
Sheet Metal Cone

How to Make and Flatten a Sheet Metal Cone in SOLIDWORKS

Creating a Sheet metal cone in SOLIDWORKS can seem like a complex task, but I'm here to alleviate your worries and provide you with the correct workflow. I typically like...
Adding Fonts 10

Adding Missing SOLIDWORKS Inspection GD&T Specific Fonts

Wait, hold up, stop the bus, what do mean you can read this very specific SOLIDWORKS only font on your computer without having SOLIDWORKS installed? There are some occasions where...
solidworks pdm search columns

Reorder Columns in Search Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

Whether you've just created your vault view and added files into your vault, or if you're a long time user of PDM. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, you now have...

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PhotoView 360 Rendered Animation

PhotoView 360 Rendered Animation in SOLIDWORKS

If you like my previous post about a rendered cruise boat video, you should see PhotoView 360 Rendered Animation too. The Javelin office just moved to a new location earlier...

Video Games meet CAD (at work too!)

Check out the YouTube video here It's the 40-hour workers' dream: playing video games all day while getting paid to do it. But not many of us get to experience...
PhotoView 360 Surface Finish

SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 Surface Finish Overview

One of the most underutilized feature sets of PhotoView 360 is the appearance surface finish tab.  Why is it underutilized?  For a couple of reasons I think, those being: It’s...
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