SOLIDWORKS 2019 Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD and Simulation Installation 

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed through 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 same time you may have only one SOLIDWORKS serial number for […]

Read More

SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Keyboard Accessibility – #SW2019

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

One of the things that most people love about SOLIDWORKS is the flexibility to set things up and work the way that best suits the user. This has been very apparent in all the different ways we can set up our interface or execute commands. Navigation thru the SOLIDWORKS interface is simple. Some people use a corded mouse, while others spend significant money on a high precision mouse. Some people use a Wacom tablet and others use the touch screen […]

Read More

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

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

SOLIDWORKS Resource Monitor – System Memory is Low

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

Free SOLIDWORKS Tools – DFMXpress

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

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

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

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

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

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

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

SOLIDWORKS: Modeling Gears for Assemblies

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More

SOLIDWORKS: Modeling Ball Bearings for SOLIDWORKS Assemblies

EmailFacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitterShare

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 […]

Read More