SOLIDWORKS and Windows 10 Support

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The new release of Windows 10 is scheduled to be released on July 29, 2015, and I am sure for those of you running SOLIDWORKS are wondering if I should upgrade to Windows 10 when will SOLIDWORKS Support Windows 10. What we know about the Windows 10 update is that it will be available to all Windows users who have Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you have your Auto Updates turned on you have probably noticed a lot of […]

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How to use the SOLIDWORKS Modify Sketch Tool

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted earlier this week. This month I took a look at one of the "forgotten" tools in SOLIDWORKS the Modify Sketch tool. Modify Sketch is often forgotten about because it is not on the Command Manager or main toolbars but it can be found in the Tools dropdown, under Sketch Tools, Modify… The Modify Sketch tool, has 3 main functions for modifying your Sketch, including Moving/Flipping, Rotating and Scaling. The article this […]

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DraftSight PDF Import Tool and the Benefit to SOLIDWORKS Users

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CATI’s monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted earlier this week. This month I took a look a newest tool for DraftSight the PDF Import tool. PDFImport converts and imports PDF files into entities you can modify in DraftSight and save in DWG or DXF. This add-in can also filter the entities created by color and create one layer for each to help you rebuild the layers. You may also use the batch conversion feature to convert many files […]

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How Video Cards Can Effect SOLIDWORKS Performance

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted a couple of weeks ago. Last month, after getting back from SOLIDWORKS World, we decided to talk about our most recent round of SOLIDWORKS Performance testing. In this last round of testing we took a long look at video cards and how they interact with SOLIDWORKS. (For out testing we used NVIDIA's K600, K2200, and K4200 cards) To find out more about the interaction between SOLIDWORKS and video cards we had […]

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SOLIDWORKS and Engineers Week 2015

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Next week February 22nd – 28th is National Engineers Week or EWeek. Founded by NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) in 1951, EWeek is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. Today, according to the NSPE and DiscoverE websites EWeek is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions […]

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SOLIDWORKS and the Pinewood Derby

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted earlier this week. This month's challenge was to help my son with his first Pinewood Derby car for Cub Scouts. Conner only had only one requirement and that was to make the car look "cool". So what to design for a 7 year old that is cool and that easily narrowed it down to two categories, Lego or Minecraft. We went with the much simpler block figures of Minecraft and looking […]

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SOLIDWORKS Wrap vs. Extrude

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted earlier this week. This month, I compared the differences between the SOLIDWORKS Wrap and Extrude features. The articles looks at both the performance and functionality of each of the features to find the one that will work best for a customer's specific needs. To view the article select the link below. http://blogs.solidworks.com/tech Josh Altergott Support Manager Computer Aided Technology, Inc. www.cati.com

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbar Modification the Easy Way

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbar Modification the Easy Way As we know there are many ways to do things in SOLIDWORKS and making changes to the toolbars is another one of them. The most common way to make a change to the toolbars is to do a Right-Click on any toolbar and select Customize. This customize tool allows you to add, remove, or reorder the icons on the toolbars. If you are looking to just remove or reorder the icons there is an […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Add-in Load Times #SW2015

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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the Add-ins dialog box displays the amount of time it took to load add-ins the last time you started SOLIDWORKS. This information is helpful in deciding whether you want to load specific add-ins at the start-up of SOLIDWORKS. After I turned on a few Add-ins to see how this new functionality worked in SOLIDWORKS 2015 here is the message I got when I restarted SOLIDWORKS. The add-ins load times can be displayed by going to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Configurations Toolbar #SW2015

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New to SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the Configurations Toolbar. The Configurations Toolbar is available in parts and assemblies and allows you to change configurations without changing tabs in the Feature Manager design tree or using the Specify Configurations dialog box. The Configurations Toolbar can be displayed by going to Tools > Customize. On the Toolbars tab of the Customize dialog box, select Configurations. The toolbar like other toolbars can be placed in the top ribbon of SOLIDWORKS like shown above. The […]

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