SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Assembly Open Progress Indicator – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Assembly Open Progress Indicator – #SW2018 I think almost all the users I talk with about the new features of SOLIDWORKS and the new features that they would like to see added with each release and each time I think one of the topics that always comes up is users are tools to help monitor and increase the performance. In SOLIDWORKS 2018 one of the new tools they have given us to monitor the performance […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Blog Series – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Blog Series – #SW2018 The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 is just a month away and here at Computer Aided Technology the Tech Team is excited for this release. We have been working hard to find the best new features that SOLIDWORKS 2018 has to offer and are looking forward to sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community. Starting next week, the CATI Tech Team will be starting their 4th annual What’s New Blog […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Certified and Tested Video Cards

Certified and Tested Video Cards   SOLIDWORKS, for as long as I can remember, has always given us the ability to find video card drivers and information on video cards that were certified to run with SOLIDWORKS. As computers have continued to develop over the years, the question has always been, “What about this machine or what about these type of video cards?” So, with this increased demand from the SOLIDWORKS Community, they have responded by now adding in a […]

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SOLIDWORKS: How to Transfer a Standalone License Between Work and Home Computers

Transferring a SOLIDWORKS Standalone License Between Work and Home Computers   When you have a standalone license of SOLIDWORKS and you want to run it on both your work and home computer, it is easy as transferring the SOLIDWORKS activation between those computers, below are the steps that show how easy this can be.   Step1: Install SOLIDWORKS on both computers, but only activate one of the two computers at the end of the installation (we assume for this example, it […]

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CATI and MCAD SOLIDWORKS Blog 2016 Year in Review

CATI and MCAD SOLIDWORKS Blog 2016 Year in Review   To all the readers of the CATI Blog, I wanted start off by saying THANK YOU to all of you for making 2016 our best year to date with the CATI and MCAD blog. To close out the year, I thought I would give everyone a brief recap of what we did with the blog this past year.   The CATI and MCAD Teams joined forces back in April of […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Best 74 New Features – #SW2017

Best 74 NEW FEATURES for SOLIDWORKS 2017 The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2017 is now available for download and the CATI and MCAD Tech Teams are excited for this release. At the beginning of September, we started documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2017 from part, assembly, and drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like Simulation, PDM, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics. We have been sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community through […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Large Assembly Tools – #SW2017

Large Assembly Tools   In SOLIDWORKS 2017 there are some new tools for Large Assemblies when opening and to improve performance.   Opening Large Assemblies   When opening assemblies, more functionality is available while you wait for components to fully resolve. This change is most noticeable in large assemblies that take a long time to load.   In previous releases, while waiting for components to fully resolve, you could only pan, zoom, and rotate the model.   Now you can […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Customizing Configuration Sort Order – #SW2017

Customizing Configuration Sort Order   New to SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the ability to specify the order in which configurations are listed in the ConfigurationManager.   To customize configuration sort order:   1. In the ConfigurationManager, right-click the top-level configuration and click Tree Order.   2. Select one of the following:   Numeric – Sorts by ascending alpha or numeric value. Literal – Sorts by alphabetical order. Manual (Drag and Drop) – Let’s you drag and drop configurations in the configuration tree. […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Blog Series – #SW2017

SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New – Blog Series – #SW2017   The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2017 is just a month away and here at CATI-MCAD the Tech Team is excited for this release. We have been working hard to find the best new features that SOLIDWORKS 2017 has to offer and are looking forward to sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community.   Starting next week, the CATI-MCAD Tech Team will be starting their 3rd annual What’s New Blog […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 coming soon… Top things to consider before upgrading.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 coming soon… Top things to consider before upgrading. The twenty-fifth edition of SOLIDWORKS in currently in beta with some great things coming, but we aren’t going to talk about that just yet. With every version, there are things that we should take into consideration before pulling the trigger on the next version. The Following is a list that we will be adding to as other techs chime in. Preparation List Are your video cards and drivers ready? Many […]

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