SoidWorks could not create a journal file

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Recently SOLIDWORKS decided that they would control the placement of the journal file rather than giving the user the ability to put it in the location of their choice.  This is generally not a big deal due to the fact that for most circumstances this file is of no use to the user.  (And if it was put in the wrong place it could be quite a problem.) The Problem Unfortunately, what I have been seeing a lot lately is […]

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That RSS Feed thingy in eDrawings

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Have you ever noticed that RSS feed inside of eDrawings and SolidWorks. In SOLIDWORKS you can easily disable this in the System Options but not so much in eDrawings this is especially annoying if your company requires you to enter a user name and password every time you log on to the internet. We tried several of our usually tricks to disable this like shaking the monitor to see if it fell off (this only works with that fancy Etch-a-Sketch […]

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Copy Options Wizard (What if I don’t have admin rights?)

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One of my favorite Redneck Workarounds …  Many of us have run into this scenario.  I want to copy my SOLIDWORKS options so my coworkers can load them and not have to make all of those picks themselves.  The problem is that in many companies they don’t allow users admin rights to the machines and SOLIDWORKS requires that you have admin rights to save SOLIDWORKS options with the copy options wizard. The work around: First you need to get a […]

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When bailing wire and duct tape won’t do it

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As many of CATI’s customers already know I am the Technical Services Manager for CATI.  I am also,  for all intents and purposes, a redneck.  I hail from the Deep South, and in the environment I grew-up in there was no excuse for having a piece of equipment sitting around do nothing unless you blew it up previously.  (I mean with explosives.) Josh Altergott is the Support Team Lead for CATI and the closest thing I’ve seen to a redneck […]

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Glad to Be Here!

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I always knew this is where I would end up. I didn’t know why or when or what circumstances would present themselves, but somehow I just new. My name is Todd Werginz and I am the new tech at CATI. I will be working out of the Brookfield office helping existing, and prospective customers with the “Technical Aspects” of  Solidworks.  First I need to give a little background. I have been associated with the manufacturing field for some time (20 […]

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When was the last time you updated your video card drivers?

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Anytime there is a major upgrade to Solidworks, it is always a good rule of thumb to make sure your computer is running a tested and recommended graphics card and the most up to date drivers. The first thing you will want to check is what graphics card and driver version you are currently running. The easiest way to do this is to open your SOLIDWORKS RX application (located in your list of programs under SOLIDWORKS tools). There will be […]

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Welcome

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I am Adrian Fanjoy, Technical Services Manager for Computer Aided Technology.  I would like to welcome you to CATI Tech Notes Blog.  We at CATI, the technical staff particularly, are extremely excited about the possibilities presented by bringing information to you in the Blog format.  There are many aspects of SOLIDWORKS, COSMOS, and other products that will lend themselves to this format.  We are very hopeful that you find the information posted here helpful and interesting.    Please check with […]

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