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SOLIDWORKS Abaqus Analysis

Streamline Your Design Process with SOLIDWORKS Associative Analysis from Abaqus & SIMULIA

Are you ready for simulation that matches your desire for innovation? The 3DEXPERIENCE® Works Simulation portfolio provides comprehensive all-physics all-scale simulation solutions for SOLIDWORKS® users to...
SOLIDWORKS CAM Multi-surface Features

Multi-Surface Features and 3 Axis Contouring with SOLIDWORKS CAM

For milling complex multi-surface features, SOLIDWORKS CAM is equipped with three tool paths to quickly and easily program most challenges. Machine time can be a...

Clearance, Rapid and Feed Planes for Speed and Safety with SOLIDWORKS CAM

Finding the right balance of speed and safety is critical for SOLIDWORKS CAM programmers. Clearance, Rapid and Feed Planes allow us to control how far...
Electric Motor Winch Design

Lifting Up Designs in the Cloud with 3DEXPERIENCE® Works

DS Industry Process Consultants Gian and John dive into the SOLIDWORKS® cloud-based design tools as they design and assemble an electric winch. In this on-demand...

Windows June 8 2021 Security Update (KB5003637) Disables Adobe Reader PDF Preview Support in SOLIDWORKS PDM

Issue: the recent Windows Security Update (KB5003637) released in June 2021, may break the integration of Adobe Reader ActiveX within SOLIDWORKS PDM. This can result...
CSWA Exam Practice

CSWA Practice Exam Download Package for Students and Educators

Complete the form below to access the CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate) Practice Exam Download Package which is designed for students to practice for the exam...

SOLIDWORKS 2021 What's New Articles


SOLIDWORKS 2021 Graphical Manipulator in Structure System

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the ability to drag and rotate a structure system structural member using graphical manipulators.  This can make it easier to make quick offsets or rotations...
Export Interference Detection - with preview

Export Interference Detection Results in SOLIDWORKS 2021

In SOLIDWORKS 2021 we now have the ability to export Interference Detection Results as a spreadsheet.  This can be useful in scenarios, where you need to compare similar designs, or...

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...

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