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The Impact of SOLIDWORKS Image Quality on File Size

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One of the many interesting things I’ve learned at Javelin is the effect that the SOLIDWORKS Image Quality setting has on file size. I had always assumed that it would have an impact on overall performance; but I never would have thought it would have such…

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Do not buy a larger hard drive! Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2015!

Tell your IT department the good news. There is no need to buy bigger hard drives this year! Better use the money to send you and your colleagues to those advanced SOLIDWORKS training courses you always asked for. SOLIDWORKS 2015 files (sldprt and sldasm) are…

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How to reduce SOLIDWORKS File Size with Multiple Exploded Views

For some users reducing the file size is a must, especially for large assemblies. Before the release of SolidWorks 2013, having multiple exploded views in one assembly implied creating multiple configurations (one for each exploded view) and, since each configuration saves all its Parasolid data, a huge assembly file. SOLIDWORKS provides an elegant solution to this problem by allowing multiple exploded views in each configuration. As a result the file size stays small and, at the same time, important time savings are achieved. In this video I am going beyond just showcasing the new functionality by presenting a complete assembly explode process, comparing the 2012 and 2013 workflows.

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – You Decide: Fast or Small…

The 14th video from the What’s Really New in SolidWorks 2013 series presents one of the most popular SolidWorks enhancement requests of this millennium: give the user the ability to control the file size of a SolidWorks model. SolidWorks 2013 offers users for the first time a degree of control in this matter. Now users can decide where is the right balance between fast openings and file sizes, having the ability to purge the Parasolid model data from non-active configurations. Emailing files to your customers or suppliers becomes possible again, since purging the model data from multiconfiguration models should reduce the file size to a fraction of the original. Also, when you backup your file set, you will find out that you need much less space than before. The cherry on the cake is…

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