Interesting takeaways from SOLIDWORKS World 2019

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Many of you got out to SWW 2019, many more didn’t have the chance to go. Here are a few things you might find interesting. SOLIDWORKS 2020 enhancements: Torsion control in splines: Users can now add G3 continuity or a constant rate of curvature constraint to splines in a sketch Section View Normal to Screen: Users can now create a Section View normal to the screen Outside of the command, the Section View updates with the rotation of the model […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Installation Guide Part 2 – Installing or upgrading the SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL)

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With every new version of SOLIDWORKS, if you are running the network version, the license manager is required to be upgraded to the latest version that a client is running. The license manager is backwards compatible with all older version of SOLIDWORKS along with PDM licenses. You can use the same media/download as you would use for the clients, however you will want to select “Server Products” from the menu. With the license manager being previously installed. It should default […]

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Prepping for a New Release of SOLIDWORKS (2019)

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***NEW FOR 2019*** Following the industry and environmental trends, SOLIDWORKS 2019 will only be available via electronic distribution for customers in US, Germany, France and Italy. You will be able to request one DVD media kit per valid serial number. Once your serial number is validated below, your media kit will be shipped within 45 business days. https://solidworks.dsgraphics.com/solidworksmediakit Many of us will soon be updating to the latest release of SOLIDWORKS. We will start our downloads, clean off the old […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Customize Task Pane Tabs – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 now allows you to customize the order, default and visibility of the task pane tabs. To do this simply right click any of the tabs on the task pane and choose customize. Then you can check on or off tabs, set default, or change the order by dragging the tab to the desired location. I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2019. Please check […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Defeature Property Manager – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 has an enhanced property manager and selection types for creating defeatures. Here is 2018 on the left and 2019 on the right In the new property manager, the left icon runs the same Defeature command you are used to from 2018, the right icon runs the Silhouette mode as seen in the next image. Bodies and components can still be selected one at a time to create the groups. Or you can select them using the simplification methods […]

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SOLIDWORKS Error Connecting to SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) Port in use by Another Process

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Lately we have been seeing an uptick in the number of SNL users not being able to connect. The symptom on the SNL Manager is showing 0 licenses and also reports cannot get information from this server message. When viewing the log there will be a note about the port being busy or in use. It also mentions the “lmgrd.exe” is not able to run. So far the only thing we have been able to do to clear the port […]

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Training and Quick Start Guides

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What is SOLIDWORKS® Inspection and how will it help you? The SOLIDWORKS® Inspection add-in automates the ballooning of engineering drawings and 3D files with Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). Thus, minimizing the time needed to record inspection measurements. SOLIDWORKS Inspection streamlines the creation of industry-standard inspection reports. View the full datasheet for SOLIDWORKS Inspection here. Wondering how to get started? There are three main roads that can lead to a better understanding of SOLIDWORKS Inspection. Internal documentation The SOLIDWORKS Inspection […]

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3DEXPERIENCE Platform New Applications – #SWW18

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3DEXPERIENCE Platform New Applications – #SWW18 SOLIDWORKS World 2018 has come and gone. Introduced at the conference was a handful of new tools for the 3DEXPERIENCE users. This is the start of a new blog series to cover some of the details on what products were released, what they do, and when they are available if right now doesn’t apply to them. We will also cover details at the end of the series for creating your 3DEXPERIENCE login also we […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 3 – Electrical Installations

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 3 – Electrical Installations SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be broken down into two parts SQL Metadata and Electronic Program Data SQL Meta Data has All data about everything… (All the CAD document data is contained here.) Electronic Program Data Program Files – The application, (without this the program will not run). Program Data – The data, (without it the program will run…but will have no content) Licensing scheme for SOLIDWORKS Electrical: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic SOLIDWORKS Electrical […]

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Prepping for the New Release of SOLIDWORKS

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Prepping for the New Release of SOLIDWORKS Many of us will soon be updating to the latest release of SOLIDWORKS. We will start our downloads, clean off the old version and click away at the installer. But wait… did you backup your templates? What about your toolbox? Are we missing other files? What about our libraries? Maybe we should slow down a bit. Many of rush out and get the upgrades to start enjoying the new products just to find […]

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