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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 the SOLIDWORKS System Requirements), you have access to SOLIDWORKS Spell Check to find any spelling mistakes in your notes or dimensions with text. NOTE: SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Feature Pattern Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance! Linear pattern feature performance is improved for SOLIDWORKS 2017, especially when the number of instances is large. In SOLIDWORKS 2016 and prior releases the Pattern Feature takes in some cases over 30% longer to rebuild. This performance boost…

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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 of the problems when dealing with drawings is to keep these notes up to date. The best solution for that problem is to automate the…

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

SOLIDWORKS Fill Pattern

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to window select instances to skip in patterns! Have you ever had a component with a large pattern? A pattern you had to painfully remove a great number of instances from? Now with SOLIDWORKS 2017 this is a painless process!…

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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. But a new option to ‘Optimize Geometry’ helps avoid problematic shapes when cutting through angled or curved faces. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources Access our resources page…

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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 in Microsoft SQL Enterprise edition.  This will allow for replication of the vault database to multiple locations. Previously, replication in PDM was available for Archives…

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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 on the CommandManager. In the Characteristic Info section, set extraction to manual.  The Sort value will automatically change to User Defined and become greyed out….

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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 circular patterns in both directions. Circular pattern end condition and spacing can be the same or different in both directions. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources Access our…

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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 be tedious to create and reuse. The SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Hole Wizard provides a simple way to stack up these complex holes. Just select from…

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