ANNOUNCEMENTS

Overview on Claw Viper, the 2022 BattleBot We’ve Sponsored

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CATI has sponsored team Claw Viper for the 2022 BattleBots season. The team consists of four members: Team Captain Kevin Milczewski Chief Designer Brian Adamson Prime Screw Turner Dan Bostian Deputy Screw Turner Mike Thompson Claw Viper is a control bot. You won’t find it equipped with a powerful spinning weapon, hammer, or flipper. Instead, Claw Viper relies on skilled piloting. It aims to grab the opposing bot and lift it into the air and suplex or dump the opponent […]

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Sponsorship Announcement: CATI at BattleBots 2022

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We at CATI are pleased to announce that we have sponsored a BattleBots team for the 2022 season – Team Claw Viper! The team designed Claw Viper as a control bot, meant to hold and suplex opponents while maintaining total arena control! We provided the Claw Viper team with support using Stratasys and MakerBot 3D printers for critical component housing as well as SOLIDWORKS CAD guidance. Now in their second year on BattleBots, Team Captain Kevin Milczewski is an accomplished […]

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic 2022

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic 2022 SP0 has been released! Let’s look at some of the improvements. I am going to start with Improved navigation within electrical reports. The report outputs have been improved to include more hyperlinks. Let’s examine the same report within 2021 and 2022. The image below is from 2021 If we focus on rows 5, 16 & 17, we notice no hyperlinks (Hyperlinks are represented by blue text). This is because the manufacture part is used multiple times […]

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SOLIDWORKS – Convert Entities – It Remembers!

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I have had quite my fair share of tech cases where a configuration would fail unexpectedly. I’ve also been part of cases where moving or changing something simple created quite a lot of unexpected errors. One of the reasons was the simple fact that SOLIDWORKS Remembers what you picked when using the Convert Entities tool in the sketch. In this example we picked the Edges, convert entities worked just fine. Let us finish the other side with a boss. Next […]

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Apache Log4j Vulnerability for SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Products and Solutions (CVE-2021-44228)

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There has been a recent security issue related to an open-source Apache Log4j Utility (CVE-2021-44228) and how it can impact SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Products and Solutions.  CATI would like to address those concerns with our Users. Dassault Systèmes is aware of the security issue related to open-source Apache Log4j Utility (CVE-2021-44228)* and our Cybersecurity team has been actively investigating any potential impact of this vulnerability since Friday, December 10th. Apache reported that CVE-2021-44228 applies only to Log4j versions 2.0-2.14.1, and does not […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Cut List Item Folder Not Updated

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Have you ever seen this icon before? I had a customer call in to our SOLIDWORKS support line asking what this is. He was creating a sheet metal part and this icon was driving him nuts. This icon indicates that the Cut List needs to be updated. When creating a Sheet Metal or a Weldment part file, there is a Cut List automatically generated by default. It automatically organizes the sheet metal cut list items. However, this setting was turned […]

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The Top Ten List 2022: Idea Submission is Now Underway!

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Do you have an idea that can revolutionize CAD software as we know it? Have you been shouting into the void without an audience to share it with? Shout no longer! As described in this recent blog post from SOLIDWORKS, you can now submit your ideas for this year’s Top Ten List. All suggestions can be posted in the Top Ten List Swym community until January 3, 2022, with the voting period lasting from January 3 to January 28. After […]

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SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Will be Discontinued

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SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP0 to allow customers to “login” to run SOLIDWORKS and easily move to other machines.  Due to low participation, Online Licensing is targeted to phase out on February 5, 2022. For SOLIDWORKS 2018 to 2021 users, Online licensing will still be available until the phase out date. In preparation for this, we recommend your SOLIDWORKS Administrator switches back to machine activation before the phase out date. This can be done from the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide – Part 6 SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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In the world of photo-realistic rendering software, SOLIDWORKS Visualization Products are hard to beat. Introduced in 2016, SOLIDWORKS Visualize was a “quantum leap” addition to the existing SOLIDWORKS Photoview 360 in terms of rendering functionality and quality. In this article, we will be talking about some of the changes to look out for regarding licensing/installation aspects of Visualize 2022. Recall that SOLIDWORKS Visualize is offered in both Standard and Professional and can operate as a standalone program. A complimentary seat of SOLIDWORKS Visualize […]

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 SOLIDWORKS 2022 Installation Guide Part 4 – Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, Simulation, and Flow Simulation

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What do I need to know to install my Composer, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? First, all these products are installed thru the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download the installation manager, you will need to click the SOLIDWORKS download link. Run the installation manager and enter the serial number for your products. If you have all your licenses set up to be renewed at the same time you may have only one SOLIDWORKS serial number for all your assets. If this […]

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