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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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Toolbox Updates – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox updates added a few new fasteners and functionality to the Toolbox for SOLIDWORKS 2018 New fastener Hexalobular (Torx) Yes, we did already have the Hex Socket Pan Head ISO 14583 and the Hex Socket Cheese Head IS0 14580 A Cheese Head not from Wisconsin… Who knew? Keep’er movin’… As I was saying SOLIDWORKS 2018 gives us a couple two three new fasteners (boy that Wisconsin accent is hard to shake) Hexalobular Countersunk Flat Head Screw ISO 14581 Hexalobular […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – eDrawings – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – eDrawings – #SW2018 A number of enhancements to eDrawings 2018 have been added. Let’s take a look! 3D views You can now access and show 3D Views added to your models such as MBD views created on the 3D Views tab in SOLIDWORKS. The models must be saved in SOLIDWORKS 2018 for this to work. Decals Now you can choose to attach the decals directly inside your eDrawing file. Previously eDrawings would only show decals […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Ready to Get Involved? Early Experience Tools

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Ready to Get Involved? SOLIDWORKS Early Experience Tools   This month I would like to share with you a little bit of the SOLIDWORKS pages that are less traveled. This is an exciting time, currently the 2018 Beta program is running and we also have a 2017 SP4 EV going.   Get Involved Here >>     Many times you will run into issues that are fixed in an upcoming service pack. The service pack is coming but the problems […]

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SOLIDWORKS and the Windows 10 Creator Update (1703)

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Windows 10 Creator Update (1703) Boot up for the day and OH NO! Windows is updating!!! If all goes well, it’s probably not a big deal. If not…well, let’s just say I had some kind of update error over the last week. I’m not sure if it was the Creator update or not; maybe just a hard drive bad boot sector. Since my machine never finished the reboot loop, I may never know. One thing I did learn was my restore […]

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