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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Tech Tips and Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Revision Clouds

New to SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017 is the ability to easily draw various revision clouds.  Revision clouds are commonly used in…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Input Formula For Search Cards

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS PDM, it was possible to add Input Formulas to Edit boxes in Search Cards ……

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Cut List Sorting

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS users had limited control over the way they could sort the cut list components. One…

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Using Dispatch to Move files in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Vault

SOLIDWORKS PDM Dispatch Action is a very powerful, but often overlooked tool in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, and with PDM 2017,…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Icon Colours

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives us a splash of colour! SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduced a new vector based icon design and colour scheme…

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SOLIDWORKS Spell Check can utilize the Microsoft Word dictionary & F7 shortcut

If you have a compatible version of Microsoft Word installed on your machine alongside SOLIDWORKS (see the Microsoft Products table in…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Feature Pattern Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance! Linear pattern feature performance is improved for SOLIDWORKS 2017, especially when the number…

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Linking a Note to a Table/BOM Cell in SOLIDWORKS 2017

We all know that notes are an important part of any engineering drawing and help to transfer vital information. One…

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SOLIDWORKS Fill Pattern

How to Window Select Instances to Skip with a SOLIDWORKS Fill Pattern

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to window select instances to skip in patterns! Have you ever had a component…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Normal Cut Optimize Geometry for Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides optimized cuts through complex sheet metal parts! Cuts through thick walled sheet metal could sometimes give unexpected results….

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Replicate Database is new for 2017

Starting with the 2017 release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, administrators can now take advantage of the “AlwaysOn Availability Groups” or AOAG…

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How to add Balloons manually in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017

In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017, balloons can be added manually. In the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in, click the button New Inspection Project…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Bidirectional Circular Pattern

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to use bidirectional circular patterns! A top 10 user requested enhancement, you can now create…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Hole Wizard

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has a new feature: Advanced Holes! Mold tooling often involves networks of complex multi-step holes. These features can…

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Flag Notes in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

Recently we have received a lot of questions on how to create and use a SOLIDWORKS Flag Note. In this…

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