SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Visualize Denoiser – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS has been focusing in increasing speed and efficiencies throughout the program. With the instant popularity in the SOLIDWORKS Visualize rendering tool, it is no surprise to see an awesome new tool called Denoiser. Denoiser is a post processing that filters out unfinished and noisy images to significantly reduce the number of rendering passes required to complete a rendering. Standard rendering takes X number of passes. Denoiser rendering takes .1 * X number of passes. The initial feedback from the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor – System Memory is Low

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Have you recently upgraded your machine with the top of the line hardware? You put 2 processors in there, the biggest graphics card you could find, raided multi-terabyte hard drives, 128 GB of ram, and 3 of the best 30 inch 4k monitors. This is a machine most people will drool over, and we will probably have to finance this right along with your car payments. This machine sound great except once we install the latest version of SOLIDWORKS and […]

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Free SOLIDWORKS Tools – DFMXpress

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We all know that manufacturing costs can be expensive, and we are all trying to minimize costs! Did you know that simple geometry features that we create every day can be adding significant costs to your part? Are you aware that there are standard tooling sizes and guide lines such as how deep you can drill a hole? SOLIDWORKS has a free tool that will help analyze your model to identify these types of issues that may allow you to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD and Simulation Installation 

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD and Simulation Installation What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed thru the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download the installation manager you will need to click the SOLIDWORKS download link. Run the installation manager, and enter the serial number for your products. If you have all of your licenses set up to be renewed at the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New: Extracting Geometry from Corrupt Files – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New: Extracting Geometry from Corrupt Files – #SW2018 It never fails! It always happens at the most inopportune time. You are always trying to beat a deadline, when suddenly you try open a file and get the following message: This is not good news, and chances of getting this resolved quickly is slim. So you call up technical support and they send the file to development in hopes that they can recover the file. Unfortunately this takes […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Controlling Dismissed Messages – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New: Controlling Dismissed Messages – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS 2018 continues to build upon functions added last year. We introduced the capabilities to lock down system settings when deploying an admin image. This was handled thru the use of the SOLIDWORKS Settings Administrator tool. This year we are taking this another step forward and allowing you to control the visibility of the individual messages that the user sees. This allows the CAD administrator to decide which messages not to […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Modeling Gears for Assemblies

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Modeling Gears for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies     The next component I want to take a look at in our discussion of files that slow down SOLIWORKS assembly performance is the gear. Gears are used in a lot of mechanical designs, and are often parts that are downloaded from the web and inserted directly into our assemblies.         There is a time and a place for detail. Having highly detailed parts for piece part manufacturing is perfectly acceptable […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Modeling Ball Bearings for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

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Modeling Ball Bearings for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies   Why is my assembly so slow in SOLIDWORKS?! Let’s continue on this idea. As I mentioned in my last article about modeling springs for assemblies, there are many things that effect performance in an assembly that are modeling related. Today we are going to take a look at a ball bearing.     There is a time and a place for detail. Having highly detailed parts for piece part manufacturing is perfectly acceptable […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Modeling Springs for Assemblies

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Modeling Springs for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies   Why is my assembly so slow!   This is a topic that comes up a lot. No your SOLIDWORKS is not broken. Yes, maybe it was the latest Microsoft Security patch that they forced on us, but it is not always the fault of the software. More often than not, it comes down to modeling methodology and the amount of detail we are trying to cram into our models.   There is a time and […]

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SOLIDWORKS: 2017 SP2 Now Available

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2017 SP2 Now Available     SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP2 now available   Get your copy today by downloading it from the SOLIDWORKS customer portal, or the CATI ftp site.   If you need information about installing SOLIDWORKS 2017 be sure to check out CATI’s installation guide.   Customers are often asking what SPRs have been addressed in each service pack. Below are several of the SOLIDWORKS specific fixes that have been resolved in service pack 2.   To see a […]

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