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Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review each drawing to ensure they conform to company standards. This can involve checking fonts, decimal…

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Distributed Coupling for Bolts and Pins in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

The rigid connection type (top) produces artificial stress concentrations in the bolt head region. The distributed option (bottom) produces a more realistic stress field.

Getting simulation results quickly, while maintaining accuracy, is always a top priority for any analyst. Replacing modeled fasteners with bolt or pin connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a great way to simplify your model, thus significantly reducing your solution time, without compromising on accuracy. The…

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Get peace of mind with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Simulation Evaluator

Access the Simulation Evaluator directly from the Simulation Tree

Few things grind an analyst’s gears like setting up a long study to run overnight, and then returning the following morning only to find that the study failed after 25 minutes due to storage limitations in the results folder. Luckily, this will be another one…

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Reduce Mesh Body Complexity with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Decimate Mesh Tool

SOLIDWORKS Decimate Mesh Tool

New in the 2020 release of SOLIDWORKS comes even more capability to work with imported mesh files! As is often the case with scanned geometry, the number of graphics triangles (facets) can be overwhelming for many SOLIDWORKS users’ hardware. It usually is also excessive for…

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Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

The Defeature Preview Window rotates and zooms with the SOLIDWORKS viewport, making it easy keep tabs on the simplification process

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS Visualize. However, all of this can result in performance slow downs, this is where SOLIDWORKS…

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How to apply Textures to 3D Printed Parts with SOLIDWORKS

3D Printed Texture

SOLIDWORKS users often need to create complex or repeating features, but these features can be time-consuming to generate, especially on complex models. Some designs, such as a textured surface or a grip, require textures or bumps which can be functional or just for aesthetic purposes….

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The basics of SOLIDWORKS xDesign Demonstration Video

SOLIDWORKS xDesign

Watch and learn how SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines 3D CAD modeling and cloud collaboration using a web browser. In this 90-minute, on-demand video you’ll learn how to create parametric models and assemblies or let xDesign’s Design Guidance suggest solutions for you. SOLIDWORKS xDesign SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines…

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Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I’ve had a touch screen on my computer, and for a while, it hadn’t occurred to me use it in SOLIDWORKS. So when I did, I…

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