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SOLIDWORKS Costing Pack and Go to include Template and Report

SOLIDWORKS Costing information is saved with the model files after it has been calculated.  When you open this model on another computer you will get a prompt that the referenced Costing Template (.SLDCTM, .SLDCTC, .SLDCTS) is missing on the computer, but you can save out…

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What’s New for SOLIDWORKS 2017 Add-in The Steel Detailer [WEBINAR]

SOLIDWORKS Steel Detailer 2017

To take advantage of the enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017; there is a new 2017 release of The Steel Detailer (TSD) gold partner add-in software. TSD has been updated to give you better performance and reduce your workload. We will be hosting a live What’s New webinar for The Steel Detailer 2017 on Thursday,…

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SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat make the design of soft goods easy [VIDEO]

Soft Goods Design

Soft goods design such as shoes, bags, bedding etc., come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Since shoes, for example, are so common it is easy to underestimate the effort that goes into designing the perfect fitting shoe. That being said, you can quickly tell…

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SOLIDWORKS Database is Missing! Complete functionality will not be available?

Have you ever seen these messages before when launching SOLIDWORKS? SolidWorks Database Missing. Complete functionality will not be available. Or what about this SOLIDWORKS error message? Failed to initialize Toolbox Library Not to worry!  This only means that the Hole Wizard/Toolbox functionality has failed to find an…

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NEW In SolidWorks 2012 – SolidWorks Part Reviewer

A new feature added in SolidWorks 2012 is the SolidWorks Part Reviewer Add-In.  This new tool can be used to review, step-by-step, the features used to create the geometry of a part. Many SolidWorks users are aware that an effective way to learn how to…

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Are Bulk Selections costing you valuable time?….. Try Power Select!

  Have you every had to fight your way through a model performing several CTRL+Select operations as you are attempting to apply an appearance to a few faces or a specific type of face in your model. It is a question we run into every…

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How to substitute a custom elbow into a Pipe Route

Pick Replace Fitting

When Pipe Routing you may need to have an elbow that has a drain or weldolet on it.  This is actually easily accomplished.  Simply model the modified elbow and use the replace fitting command to swap it into the route.  Best results are likely achieved if…

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Notes on combining multiple Routing library files

Configuration Properties

To speed up the Pipe Routing process or simplify your library, it may help you to combine similar routing parts into one file.  You can make configurations with different Material Properties for example.  Just make sure to have the configuration specific routing property “Pipe Identifier” a…

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Pipe Routing using only one elbow file with multiple angle configurations

Specify Elbow

In SolidWorks Pipe Routing we can only specify one default elbow for the route subassembly.  Historically this  meant that if we have more than one angle of elbow in the route, we had to browse each time for every case not matching the default.  Now we…

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