SOLIDWORKS Add-in

How to Integrate SOLIDWORKS with McMaster-Carr Add-In

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One thing we know about our clients is how heavily they work with components supplied by McMaster-Carr. This includes fasteners, hardware, power transmission parts, piping, tubing, tooling, raw materials, electrical and many more. Not only is it important to know what components are needed for…

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Activate to Automate with DriveWorksXpress Inside SOLIDWORKS

DriveWorksXpress Rules

Did you know that there is a free, entry-level design automation included in every seat of SOLIDWORKS? Learn how and why you should activate your DriveWorksXpress add-in and start automating your designs. Why activate DriveWorksXpress? If you already have a SOLIDWORKS license, why not take advantage…

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Streamline your Soft Goods 2D Pattern Process with SOLIDWORKS and ExactFlat

ExactFlat Soft Goods Design

One of the hardest parts of designing with soft goods and textiles is getting your design from concept to cutter, this demonstration video outlines a SOLIDWORKS 2D pattern process including 3D design, flattening, nesting and manufacturing using the ExactFlat add-in. Do you design and manufacture soft…

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Adding the SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in

Once SOLIDWORKS Manage has been installed, SOLIDWORKS Manage can be connected to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. The first step in in doing this, is by adding the SOLIDWORKS Manage Add-in, in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administration. To do this, launch SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Administration and log into…

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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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