SOLIDWORKS User Groups

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Recently I was able to attend two local user group meetings in the Kansas City area.  The Kansas City SOLIDWORKS User Group had their quarterly meeting in late November and was well attended by over 25 attendees.  This group has been going strong for over 10 years and had presentations from Todd Blacksher from TMCO in Lincoln, NE.  He showed how using DriveWorks Express can really speed up your common designs and is included in every license of SOLIDWORKS for […]

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Flow Simulation Header Transient Analysis

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In the previous blog “Flow Simulation and the 75 Dollar Question”  the differences between a stock, aftermarket short tube, and aftermarket long tube header were analyzed.  Flow Simulation was utilized to compare the headers and decide whether or not the long tube header was worth the extra 75 dollars.  The criteria used to evaluate the headers was total pressure drop.  A constant flow into all four runs and a pressure outlet was used to evaluate the over all pressure difference. […]

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Flow Simulation Header Transient Analysis

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In the previous blog “Flow Simulation and the 75 Dollar Question”  the differences between a stock, aftermarket short tube, and aftermarket long tube header were analyzed.  Flow Simulation was utilized to compare the headers and decide whether or not the long tube header was worth the extra 75 dollars.  The criteria used to evaluate the headers was total pressure drop.  A constant flow into all four runs and a pressure outlet was used to evaluate the over all pressure difference. […]

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Installing a new font to be used in SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS comes with numerous font types that you can use but there are times when you want and need to use other fonts. SOLIDWORKS supports Only True Type font. OpenType fonts resemble TrueType fonts but they can contain either TrueType or PostScript Type 1 font data. OpenType fonts containing TrueType outlines use the same .TTF filename extension as TrueType fonts, these fonts will work in SOLIDWORKS where as PostScript OpenType file names use .OTF as extension that will not work […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Adding Dimensions When Creating Profile Geometry

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Couple different ways you can do it. Out the box( Select geometry line or circle (in this example, I’m selecting far left vertical line of the rectangle). You will get the Modify dialog box. Enter the value. SOLIDWORKS, also gives you the option to Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation. You can find this option by clicking: Tools > Options > System Options > Sketch and check Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation. You will now […]

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SolidWorks: O/S Upgrade and Activations

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SolidWorks: O/S Upgrade and Activations If you are planning to upgrade the operating system on your SolidWorks workstation, please first transfer your SolidWorks license(s).  If a license is not transferred, the O/S upgrade will trigger a new computer ID in the Activation Manager.  This will conflict with the one that was generated previously and any subsequent activations will fail.  License transfer can be accomplished via the Help pull down menu within SolidWorks. Please contact us if you have any questions: […]

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Command Search Location – Show Me Where? SOLIDWORKS will show you…

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How do I find certain features, commands or any other items you’re looking for while using SOLIDWORKS.  Just click on your command search button seen below and then type in what you are looking for… SOLIDWORKS will filter what you type in the Search Command prompt. This example I type in Mate Controller to find.  Once you filter to the command you are looking to find.  Click on the sunglasses to the right of the command and SOLIDWORKS will literally […]

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More Than 15 Reasons to Attend SOLIDWORKS World 2016 #SWW2016

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With SOLIDWORKS World just over a month away if you are looking for a reason to justify to your company why you should attend SOLIDWORKS World this year, the team at Computer Aided Technology, Inflow and our customers are giving you more than 15 quality reasons to attend. The Technical Teams from CATI and InFlow have 13 different presentations and we have at least 2 customer who are presenting their own material. If you are not familiar with SOLIDWORKS World it […]

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SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Manager: Where to Find the Admin Tab

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Finding the Administration Tab in the SolidNetWork License Manager There are actually two views of the SolidNetWork License Manager.  The first, and the one that most people will interact with, is the one installed with SOLIDWORKS clients.  This allows users to access the license server and check out licenses to use SOLIDWORKS. However, if you want to manage your licenses (add licenses, transfer etc) you will need to access the SolidNetWork License Manager for your server. This looks almost exactly the […]

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Stratasys: New SUP706 Soluble Support Material

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Why Stratasys’ New SUP706 Soluble Support Material Is Ideal for Intricate Parts Stratasys recently introduced SUP706 soluble support material for PolyJet parts.  The Stratasys Blog sat down with David Tulipman, Product Marketing Director of PolyJet Materials, to discuss the benefits and applications. Stratasys Blog: What is SUP706? David:  SUP 706 is the first multi-functional support that we are introducing to enhance the portfolio of PolyJet materials. It is enabling customers to have a choice of support removal options for any […]

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