SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Assembly Mates

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The Quick Mates toolbar introduce in SOLIDWORKS 2014 provided a means to rapidly assemble components in the graphics area, SOLIDWORKS extend this power by adding additional commonly used mates. Slot Mate The Slot Mate is now available in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Once mated select the location of the Slot Mate. Free Center of Slot Distance along Slot Percent along Slot Previously there was no way of flipping the alignment, in SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can now flip the mate without editing. Profile […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Rx

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Administration enhancement of SOLIDWORKS has improved the process of gathering files using the RX Tab. It has been expanded to support gathering files from Composer and Electrical to help trouble-shoot hardware and or software issues. The Problem Capture tab in SOLIDWORKS Rx now collects files adding videos and settings for SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Composer and SOLIDWORKS Electrical from the source pull down if they are running the 2020 version. 1. In the Capture section, choose the SOLIDWORKS Composer source selection: 2. Records the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard Licensing Error

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It was working yesterday, this morning I’m getting this error. What happened? Error warning: “Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks Visualize standard. Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (-8, 544, 0)”. Some users are seeing an issue when starting SOLIDWORKS. This could be caused by 2 issues that we will cover in this article. SOLIDWORKS License manager has been refreshed, this could happen around the maintenance renewal date. Your company decided not to pay maintenance. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard or Composer, depending on the SOLIDWORKS version […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019: 3DQUICKPRESS VERSION 6.2.9 Hotfix

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With the new 3DQuickPress V6 6.2.9 HotFix, this release is designed to run inside of SOLIDWORKS 2019. This Installation could require a UI registry refresh to active the new Toolbar update. See the installation process to update the Toolbars here. https://www.cati.com/blog/2014/12/3dquickpress-v6-whats-new-installation-procedures/ This Hotfix is also Windows 10 supported. The hotfix will update 3DQuickPress Installation 6.2.0 to 6.2.9 Hotfix or if you are beyond 6.2.0 then just run Hotfix by applying this patch. 3DQuickPress is always working on improving the user experience, with the new online seat […]

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Licensing

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It was working yesterday, this morning I’m getting this error. What happened? Error warning: “Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks standard. Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (-8, 544, 0)”. Some users are seeing an issue when starting SOLIDWORKS. This could be caused by 2 issues that we will cover in this article. SOLIDWORKS License manager has been refreshed, this could happen around the maintenance renewal date. Your company decided not to pay maintenance. The SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard license is free to those […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Installation Guide Part 8 – CAM

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Another release has been delivered with a Value Added Product by SOLIDWORKS called SOLIDWORKS CAM. SOLIDWORKS CAM installation can be broken down into 2 sections (CAM Standard, CAM Standard TBM) and (CAM Professional). CAM Standard – CAM Standard TBM The installation process is simple with CAM, just run the 2018 SOLIDWORKS installation process CAM will be automatically loaded without searching for check marks to add into the software download. After the installation is complete, open SOLIDWORKS and right click on COMMAND MANAGER […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Component Preview Window – #SW2019

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The Component Preview window has been a best kept secret to add/select mates to models that sit on top of each other. SOLIDWORKS 2019 adds five display enhancements to this best kept secret to make it even better! Component Preview Window You can view multiple components in the Component Preview window: Most of the assembly tools window tools are available with the Component Preview window, Some tools that are not available include Isolate, Viewport, New Window, and Close all. You […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Details and Drawing Tables – #SW2019

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Making the top enhancement list in SOLIDWORKS 2019, users voted and SOLIDWORKS listened. Improvements have been made to add new functionality that enables changing cell border thickness in your SOLIDWORKS Drawings. Changing Cell Border Thickness In tables, you can change the border thickness cells by selecting Groups, the Entire Tables along with removing Border Cell as shown below. To Change the cell borders thickness: 1. Select one or more cells. To select cells, you can: Click, Ctrl + click, or Shift […]

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SOLIDWORKS CAM vs CAMWorks MATRIX

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SOLIDWORKS CAM is another manufacturing staple of SOLIDWORKS Value Added Products, rebranded CAMWorks a Gold-level solution partner since 1997 is the next step in completing the CONCEPT TO MANUFACTURING process. CAMWORKS was built from the ground up on WINDOWS using the same kernel as SOLIDWORKS; the industry leader since 1980. SOLIDWORKS CAM  and CAMWorks leverages the rich content in the 3D CAD model to speed up product development and reduce error prone, time consuming, repetitive manual steps in the current development process. What should you purchase that will cover your company […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 – SOLIDWORKS CAM – Adding Material

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Since the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 with the addition of SOLIDWORKS CAM powered by CAMWorks six months ago, Computer Aided Technology and SOLIDWORKS Technicians have been working overtime to catch up on the new technology, along with users setting up to switch over to become full time users. Today’s subject is about adding material to enable selection in the stock manager SOLIDWORKS Cam Material After selecting the pull down from the Stock Manager, the Material you are programming is not included […]

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