Tech Tips and Resources for the latest SOLIDWORKS release

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Overview

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tech Tips

Drawing styles

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Drawing Styles and Attribute management

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 added new features enabling users to manage properties, and configure project Drawing styles such as Layers, Line styles and Text Styles. Just like existing configurations (such as...

Copy Tree Dynamic Variable Values in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018

One of my favorite enhancements in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 is a new option to use dynamic values when updating Variables while performing a Copy Tree.  In the past, this functionality...
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Managing Wires

In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018, there are 3 productive changes made with regards to managing wires. Global Wire Mark Display: We can now pre-define the connection label display style directly from...
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Natural Sort Option & Unused Marks

Leveraging the options of automation usually requires some setup and planning, lucky for us in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 there are some more additions in the configurations to creating device tags...
Classifications in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Classification Management

Probably the most anticipated development of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018. Users can now create classes and sub classes. The classification can be fully defined and are searchable fields in the project...
SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 3D Integration Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 3D Integration Enhancements

As a pioneering technology for E-CAD and M-CAD design, the development team at SOLIDWORKS has done a fantastic job with SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018. We have listed a few of the...
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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2018 Database Link

As we advance into a technology driven future it has become more of a necessity for all systems to be connected and to have information bidirectionally accessible.  In SOLIDWORKS PCB...

Working with Mesh data in SOLIDWORKS 2018

Anyone who has needed to work with mesh data knows how much of a pain it is to get anything from it inside of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces new ways...
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration

The SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2018 Routing Integration upgrade has taken the ambiguity out of SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D and completely adopted the SOLIDWORKS Routing platform. Note the electrical component wizard below in SOLIDWORKS...