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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

Save Time with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

What would you do with more time? The sky is the limit: you could become the next Carlos Santana, create an industry disrupting technology, or have more chances to perfect...

How to define a Thermostat in a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study

Did you know you can set up a thermostat directly in your SOLIDWORKS Simulation Transient Study which will turn the heat power on/off based on the temperature? The thermostat (transient)...
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SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager Troubleshooting (SNL)

A SOLIDWORKS network license requires a network connection between the server and client machines.  The server runs the SolidNetwork License Manager service and client machines must verify a connection and...
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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether...
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SOLIDWORKS Design Intent: what is it, and why should I care?

Ever hear of the term "design intent" and wonder what it means, or how it pertains to design? In SOLIDWORKS, we refer to design intent as your plan as to...
SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Service

Reduce Costly Manufacturing Errors with a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Service

Common Sheet Metal Issues When I visit clients, I am surprised that SOLIDWORKS users are not aware of the sheet metal bend tables included with the software and quite often...

Latest Vlogs

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Video: Desktop Metal Studio System 3D Printer Unboxing and First Impressions After much anticipation, our Desktop Metal Studio System has arrived at our Oakville head office! The Desktop Metal Studio System is a three-part solution that automates metal 3D printing....
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How to Troubleshoot “Model is Unstable” Errors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation [VIDEO]

When working in Simulation, there's a good chance you'll see one of the following errors at some point. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Iterative Solver Stopped [caption id="attachment_39597" align="aligncenter"...
SOLIDWORKS View Shortcuts

Shortcut Keys to Change View Orientation in SOLIDWORKS

There are a lot of different tools available in SOLIDWORKS to rotate and position your model the way you want it. SOLIDWORKS View Shortcuts In this...