The Importance of SOLIDWORKS Import Diagnostics

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SOLIDWORKS Import Diagnostics CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog was posted last week. This month I took a look at SOLIDWORKS Import Diagnostics and the importance of using this tool on all of your imported files. The article looks at the Import Diagnostics tool and the many different options to clean up your imported file. There are three main options that we look at the details of are Heal All, Heal All Faces or Heal All gaps. Import […]

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Resetting SOLIDWORKS Options – Page by Page or All Options

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog was posted last week. This month I took a look at the SOLIDWORKS System Options and the ability to reset one page or all options. The options for resetting System Options is something that we most recently stumbled upon. With SOLIDWORKS there are always those options that we do not hear about in the What's New or that we just don't notice or test out. I think in the case of the […]

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SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys, and Engineers Week 2016

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This week February 21st – 27th is National Engineers Week and according to the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) and DiscoverE websites National Engineers Week is observed on the third full week of February. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Best 41 New Features The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2016 is now available for download and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. At the beginning of September we starting documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2016 from part, assembly, and drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like Simulation, EPDM, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics. We have been sharing them with you and the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Install Error with Bonjour

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Today's question fresh off the support line is, why when installing SOLIDWORKS do I get the error "A later version of Bonjour is already installed on this computer"? The answer to this question was found in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base under Solution ID: S-069946 and below are some of the important details. Why do we get this error: This error is due to a new version of Bonjour being installed by default in the newest version of iTunes.  SOLIDWORKS installs […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Best 41 New Features – #SW2016

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2016 is now available for download and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. At the beginning of September we starting documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2016 from part, assembly, and drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like Simulation, EPDM, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS Plastics. We have been sharing them with you and the SOLIDWORKS community thru the CATI Blog. We have since […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Weldments – #SW2016

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Good morning and welcome to article 28 of 40 articles that the Computer Aided Technology Technical Team is going to be publishing on the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2016. Today we are going to take a look at the changes to Weldments in SOLIDWORKS 2016. The WhatsNew2016 lists out 5 new features and I am sure there are a few more hidden in there that I just have not found yet. Looking at the five we know about there are: […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Offset Entities – #SW2016

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Good morning and welcome to the start of week two of articles that the Computer Aided Technology Technical Team is publishing on the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2016. We are going to start this week with another one of my favorite old tools that got some much-needed updates – Offset Entities. The first addition to Offset Entities is Cap Ends and you are saying to yourself that Cap Ends has been in the tool for years and you are correct […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – User Interface – #SW2016

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Good morning and welcome to the first of 40 new articles that the Computer Aided Technology Technical Team is going to be publishing on the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2016. When you install SOLIDWORKS 2016 one of the first things you will notice is that with this release there is a new look to the SOLIDWORKS Interface. This is the 3rd interface change SOLIDWORKS has made since it was released and in looking back it has been over 7 years […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Blog Series – #SW2016

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2016 is just over a month away and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. We have been working hard to find the best new features that SOLIDWORKS 2016 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 posting two articles a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, about the new […]

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