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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Assembly Study

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results on Specific Assembly Components

Using assemblies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation can make things more difficult to view the results of the various plots.  Perhaps you only want to see results...
Could not create folder. Cause: The file/key name was invalid

SOLIDWORKS PDM Error: “Could not create folder. Cause: The file/key name was invalid.”

This article is part of a series for troubleshooting common, and perhaps not so common, SOLIDWORKS PDM error messages. SOLIDWORKS PDM ERROR: "Could not create...
SOLIDWORKS Cloud Solutions

How to take advantage of SOLIDWORKS Cloud Solutions in 2021

2020 was a crazy and unprecedented year. Our home lives and work lives have gone through and will continue to go through some significant changes....
Color Selection

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Pick Colour for Appearances from External Source

SOLIDWORKS has long been known to have an intuitive and customizable user interface. However, by listening closely to the user base, SOLIDWORKS 2021 comes packed...
SOLIDWORKS 3D PDF- End Result

How to create 3D PDFs of SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies

Sometimes we want to be able to send 3D information to individuals who may not have SOLIDWORKS access such as managers, customers, vendors, etc.  How...
3DEXPERIENCE WORLD 2021

3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 is a FREE All-digital Experience

3DEXPERIENCE WORLD will be a FREE all-digital experience from February 8 - 11, 2021 with a unique agenda that will enable you to participate in...

SOLIDWORKS 2021 What's New Articles

SOLIDWORKS Dark Mode

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Dark Mode Enhancement

I'm a big fan of Windows Dark Mode or any app that offers it for that matter.  The darker my screen is the better.  Although SOLIDWORKS does not have an...
SOLIDWORKS 2021 VDA balloons

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Adds VDA Balloons

VDA refers to a German Quality System, generally used for the automotive industry. This is a highly recognized and respected quality management system, which requires a 90 percent compliance record...
SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

If you're anything like me you can have multiple SOLIDWORKS files open at any one time.  If a command is open on one model it prevents selecting a different window...

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