SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Toolbox Purge – #SW2017

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Toolbox Purge   SOLIDWORKS 2017 Toolbox configure tool has been upgraded! Some of you have needed this in the past and it was not available. Now with 2017 you can purge inactive data!! There are multiple levels for this to executed at. The first one will purge ALL inactive data from the toolbox. (use some discretion here gang)     This one is at the standards level:     This is at the category level:     This is at […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Chamfer Enhancements – #SW2017

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Chamfer Enhancements   SOLIDWORKS 2017 brings some new functionality to the chamfer command. Here we can see a change in the chamfer command menus. 2017 on the left and 2016 on the right. Even though they have changed to icons, the first three options are the same:   Angle distance, Distance Distance, Vertex.       SOLIDWORKS 2017 expands the functionality with Offset Face and Face Face chamfers. In the first example the chamfer is first measured using the distance distance […]

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SOLIDWORKS User Groups for the Midwest in September 2016

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September – Back to school and here comes the user groups!! Check out these listings for more information. September 12th 5-7:30PM SOLIDWORKS User Resource Forum (SURF) Vollrath Co. 1236 N. 18th Street Sheboygan, WI 53081 Click here for details September 13th 4-9:00PM SOLIDWORKS Milwaukee Area Resource Team (SMART) FALK/Rexnord 3001 W. Canal Street Milwaukee, WI 53208 Click here for details September 13th 5:30-8:30PM Rockford Area SOLIDWORKS Users Group (RASUG) WTC 1102 @ Rock Valley College 3301 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford, […]

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SOLIDWORKS User Groups for the Midwest in August 2016

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Well as things really heat up out there we have a few user groups popping up in August. Check out these listings for more information. August 11th 2016 12-4:30PM Minnesota SOLIDWORKS EPDM User Group Daikin Applied 13600 Industrial Park Blvd Plymouth, MN 55441 Click here for details August 17th 12:30-3:30PM Minnesota SOLIDWORKS User Group Ridgedale Library 12601 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka, MN 55305 Click here for details August 30th 6:30-9:30PM Kansas City SOLIDWORKS User Group MRI Global 425 Volker Blvd Kansas […]

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SOLIDWORKS User Groups for the Midwest in July 2016

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This will be a short blog as the list of meetings in our area is pretty slim for July. We have a grand total of 1! Really? Yup 1! July 14th 2016 5-8PM Greater Evansville Area SOLIDWORKS User Group Evansville, IN – United States Click HERE for details It must be nice outside or something! If you want to look into other regions or investigate other user group opportunities, please follow the information below. SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (http://www.swugn.org) Click […]

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SOLIDWORKS Display issue with Windows 8 and Windows 10

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We have been seeing more customers transitioning the latest version of Windows. Naturally that means we are also seeing more customers with problems that we didn't have before. Repeating is one of them… Look familiar? Look familiar? Look familiar? Look familiar? J To resolve this issue please: WINDOWS 81 Ensure that all graphics card drivers are up to date and certified.2 Browse to the Windows Display option 'Control Panel' > 'Appearance and Personalization' > 'Display'.3 Move the slider all the way to the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Customer Highlight

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Hello everybody! This blog is to introduce a new section of our blogs. We would like to do a customer highlight each month. Just to spend a few minutes discussing some of our talented users and interesting products. If you would like to be featured in our customer highlight program please contact me at Computer Aided Technology. Our general number is 888-308-2284, call me and tell me about your company and how you use SOLIDWORKS to make your products. Please have […]

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SOLIDWORKS World 2016: Administering Toolbox

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If you are headed to the conference this week please stop in and see me!! I will be giving a toolbox session again for the third year!! If you aren't going please stay tuned as the presentations will be available after the conference on the SOLIDWORKS World web page: https://www.solidworks.com/sww/ Session Title:  Administering Toolbox Session Date:  2/3/16                            Session Time:  10:30 am  Room:  D174 See you all there!!!John Van EngenSr. Support EngineerCATI – MCAD – Inflow

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Guide Part3 – Electrical Installation

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical can be broken down into two parts – SQL Meta Data and Electronic Program Data SQL Meta Data has All data about everything… (All of 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 3D SOLIDWORKS Electrical Professional (limited to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Toolbox – #SW2016

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Toolbox has added the long awaited ability to change multiple toolbox items at the same time!!! Let's see how they did! Edit multiple component configurations: Overview When selecting the components there are two key things to remember. One is that the components selected all have to be of the same type i.e. if you select a nut and a bolt you will not see the option to edit toolbox component in the right mouse button (RMB) menu. The […]

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