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SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM Exclude

How to Exclude a Manufacturer Part from a SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, you can use the "Exclude from bill of materials" property in the Manufacturer part properties dialog box to show or...
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Virtual SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) Meetings via Meetup

Are you suffering from SWUGN withdrawal? The leaders of the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network feel your pain and want to invite you to join a...
SOLIDWORKS Composer Delete Empty Groups

SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 Delete Empty Groups at Import

Ever imported models into SOLIDWORKS Composer only to find that some of the assembly structure is empty?  You might then be tempted to go through...
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...
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...

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...


SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Access Toolbar Administration

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Quick Access Toolbar

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, you can use the Quick Access Toolbar to easily access commonly used commands like check in or check out. SOLIDWORKS PDM...

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Displaying Derived Part References

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the way Derived Part References are displayed, has been improved. But before we look at the improvements, perhaps should first discuss what a Derived Part actually...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bonded Formulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Improved Bonded Formulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 has made changes to algorithms related to bonded interactions to improve the accuracy and stability of static, frequency and buckling studies.  There may be small gaps between...