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

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

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

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

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

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

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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SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Admin Image Basics Presentation #SWW17

SOLIDWORKS World 2017   Are you tired of the snow already? Then we have a solution for you! Escape the cold and join us at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Current weather projections are 70 degrees and sunny!   Presentation Preview >> Register NOW >>     SOLIDWORKS WORLD runs February 5th to February 8th. There is still time to join the fun and learn an incredible amount of information about SOLIDWORKS! 3 solid days of workshops covering […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Reliability Report and Reboot Check in SOLIDWORKS Rx – #SW2017

Reliability Report and Reboot Check in SOLIDWORKS Rx   Oops! Your SOLIDWORKS crashed again. Contact tech support.   We get these calls all the time. Users report that their system is crashing constantly, but they can not often tell us anything about their crash.   In SOLIDWORKS 2017, we are now going to help you out by providing this information at your fingertips. The next time you are asked to record an RX of your issue, you will see a […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’ New: Visualize License Change

Visualize License Change   Dear SOLIDWORKS Visualize Customer,   SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included with each SOLIDWORKS CAD Professional and Premium licenses on active Subscription!   For Visualize Standard 2017 and beyond, an additional serial number is required to activate the complimentary seat of Visualize Standard.   From October 19th, 2016, and once you have upgraded to SOLIDWORKS 2017, this new additional serial number for eligible users can be found by logging into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal and clicking “My […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Bidirectional Circular Patterns – #SW2017

Bidirectional Circular Patterns   We have all managed to work with the pattern tools that we have been given. Sometimes this makes us think about the best position to start our features in order to create our desired output. Circular patterns have always been one of these areas that we all wish could be easier.   When creating a circular pattern, I may want a single instance at the top center of my arc.   I then want to pattern […]

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