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SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability [LIVE WEBINAR]

Are you a Plastic Part Designer, Process Engineer, and/or an Injection Mold Designer that needs real world answers to the following questions? Has my plastic part design been optimized to ensure optimal cycle time? How can I reduce tooling costs, lead time and eliminate tooling…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Import with more flexibility

I’m sure you know SOLIDWORKS Inspection can open SOLIDWORKS Drawing files as well as PDFs and TIFFs, but did you know that SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 can work with other CAD drawing files such as: AutoCAD DWG files PTC Drawing files CATIA V5 CATDrawing files Smart…

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Updates to the End of Life (EOL) plan for SOLIDWORKS and other products

SOLIDWORKS End of Life Plan

SOLIDWORKS has updated their System Requirements to include SOLIDWORKS 2018. This includes updates to the End of Life (EOL) plan for SOLIDWORKS and other products. In addition, the SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management web page has been simplified to update many notes for clarity. We strongly recommend that…

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SOLIDWORKS Multi-sheet Drawing Custom Properties Source

When a drawing annotation has a link to a Custom Property based on the ‘View specified in the sheet properties’, it references the Custom Property from a view on that sheet. The Sheet Properties by default is set to use the properties from the model…

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SOLIDWORKS Bounding Box Editing and Orientation

The SOLIDWORKS Bounding Box determines the smallest box/area that your geometry can fit inside.  This is useful for estimating or shipping calculations.  Here is a blog post to review if you are unaware of this tool: SOLIDWORKS Weldment Bounding Boxes. The Bounding Box is created in…

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SOLIDWORKS Indent Cut feature instead of Combine/Subtract

When working in a multibody part you sometimes have overlapping regions and you need to remove the common volume from one of the bodies.  In this example I inserted a derived part as a separate body.  Notice the interfering areas where we want a groove…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Sensors and Selection Sets for common location results

After running a Simulation study you may have common areas of interest where you need to extract results.  Whether it be using the Probe tool in plots or List Result Force, you are probably selecting the same faces each time.  These selections can be saved…

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Experiencing problems when you load the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in?

Sometimes when you launch SOLIDWORKS and try to load SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Library or Utilities add-in, SOLIDWORKS delivers a message stating “You appear to have experienced problems the last time you loaded the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox add-in”. Two options at this point: If you pick yes, continue…

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Can SOLIDWORKS be used for Architectural Design?

Architectural Design

There is one question we get asked time and time again. Can SOLIDWORKS handle Architectural Design? Yes, SOLIDWORKS has tools that can be applied to an architectural design process, and will give you more control over your architectural model: 2D-3D conversion 2D-3D conversion in SOLIDWORKS is…

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