SOLIDWORKS: How Do I Find My SOLIDWORKS Serial Number?

How Do I Find My SOLIDWORKS Serial Number?   What is your SOLIDWORKS serial number? This is a common question that we ask in Computer Aided Technology (CATI) Technical Support. You may be having an activation issue or an issue with the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal. Whatever the reason, there are several easy ways to find the SOLIDWORKS serial number that was used to install SOLIDWORKS on your computer. This blog will step you through a few of the most common […]

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SOLIDWORKS: How Do I Take SOLIDWORKS Training Classes Online?

How Do I Take SOLIDWORKS Training Classes Online?   While chatting with a customer recently, he wanted to know if he could take SOLIDWORKS Essentials online. This wasn’t a hard question to answer, but it got me thinking. SOLIDWORKS Essentials is not called beginners. It is called Essentials. The definition of essential is a thing that is absolutely necessary. Now, I have never been in sales and I am not in sales now, but being in Tech Support for years, I […]

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SOLIDWORKS: How Do I Open SOLIDWORKS 2017 Files in SOLIDWORKS 2016?

How to Open SOLIDWORKS 2017 Files in SOLIDWORKS 2016   With every new release, we get phone calls asking how to open up SOLIDWORKS files in the previous version. SOLIDWORKS 2017 is no different. Here are a couple of scenarios I have seen recently:   1. We are running SOLIDWORKS 2016 and a vendor has sent me a SOLIDWORKS 2017 file. How do I open the SOLIDWORKS 2017 file in my SOLIDWORKS 2016? 2. I have a file from that […]

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SOLIDWORKS Costing an in-depth Review Part 10 – Reports, Adding\Removing Info, Limited Access Templates

In this SOLIDWORKS Costing series, we have been breaking down each of the functions in the SOLIDWORKS Costing Tool. SOLIDWORKS has provided a very nice and easy tool to help us calculate how much it will cost to manufacture our parts that we design in SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS Costing takes a look at the geometry and automates the cost estimation and quotation process. In this article, we will take a look at creating reports, adding and removing information, and Limited Access […]

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