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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...
SOLIDWORKS MBD Datum Targets

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 2021 Posts

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology Changes

There are some amazing enhancements coming with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021.  Although SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Terminology may not be a significant enhancement, it will be noticed immediately.  Here is an explanation...
SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021. The latest release provides new ways to manage your projects, edit your Bills of Material, and interact with suppliers,...
SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM with Cut List

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Assembly BOMs now support Cut List items

Starting in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, Cut List items can be shown as children of their part files in any Bill of Materials (BOMs), not only in the part Cut List...