Why is it not possible to scale certain parts

Some typical reasons a part cannot be successfully scaled.  #1. The part contains a rebuild error. Ctrl+Q the part with 'Verification on rebuild' enabled. If a feature failure is presented, this could well be the cause of the scale failure.    #2. The part fails a geometry check. If the part can be regenerated with 'Verification on rebuild' enabled and no failures are presented, Goto a Tools > Check dialog. This will show you any geometric faults, ( bad geometry). If […]

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Files saved in the old version (MSWP#8)

This article continues our Maximizing SOLIDWORKS Performance series.  If you would like a little background information please refer to the first article in the series Maximizing SOLIDWORKS Performance (Results). For many of our customers it is a yearly question.  "Should we upgrade all of our 20XX files to the new version?"  I am not going to answer that question for you.  I am, however, hoping to give you more information to make this decision appropriately for your situation. In our test […]

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SWAP File (MSWP#7)

This article continues our Maximizing SOLIDWORKS Performance series.  If you would like a little background information please refer to the first article in the series Maximizing SOLIDWORKS Performance (Results). We've all heard how important SWAP space is to high end CAD software.  This stuff pushes RAM hard thus Swap space is essential to the performance and stability of the system.  The rule of thumb I always heard "Growing up" was that your SWAP space (page file) should always be 1.5 times your RAM.  This […]

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SOLIDWORKS Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Tutorials Need SOLIDWORKS Training? It Is Not That Hard To Find .. More than ninety percent of all design and drafting jobs in today’s market require the use of some computer aided design application.  In some cases that application is Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks, but most commonly it is SolidWorks. With a good market share, SOLIDWORKS is probably the best application a prospective job hunter can learn. Courses in the software can cost several hundred dollars. For someone out […]

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Let’s Make SOLIDWORKS Better Together!!!

With SP 3.0 live and people making the upgrade we need to help SOLIDWORKS out. SOLIDWORKS is looking for our help.(yes that includes you!) We are not helping. As a community we are not helping 🙁 Inside your system options is something that is not turned on. The sad part is that you actually turned it off when you installed the software in the first place.  The little thing that we are not doing is sending SOLIDWORKS very important information. […]

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SOLIDWORKS won’t Save!?!

There has been a hand full of cases where SOLIDWORKS will not save files.  No hourglass.  No spinning circle.  No crashing.  No warning.  No nothing.  It just flat out will not save.  Most of the time, you will see these symptoms soon after an upgrade to a newer version.  And most of the time, the problem occurs trying to save an older version file to the current version.  Your first clue should be the save icon itself.  Should look like […]

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Killing the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler!

    I have had a couple of panic calls on the support lines in the last couple of months with people trying to figure out how to kill or stop the SOLIDWORKS task scheduler once you pull the trigger. Its like a self replicating virus. You kill all of the processes that you think should do it. Nope. You restart the computer. Yeah this will work! Only to find out that as soon as you log-on she starts right back up. […]

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How To Remove the Toolbox Flag From a SOLIDWORKS File

One of the questions that I ran across while going through the support  log the other day was the question of “How to remove the Toolbox flag from a SOLIDWORKS file?” and the reason the customer was looking to do this is they took a standard Toolbox part and wanted to make a custom part file of it. So in looking this up on the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base we found Solution Id: S-03798   Question: Is there a way to disable […]

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See 3D printing in action at CATI’s Product Development Forum event

Join CATI at one of our Product Development Forum Events in May and see 3D Printing in action!  This open house style event will showcase 3D Printing Solutions from Objet Geometries. In addition to having our 3D printing experts on hand, our award winning SOLIDWORKS Technical Team will be discussing the various ways to utilize SOLIDWORKS tools in your product development process. This is a FREE event. Event Details: Complimentary lunch Onsite demo of 3D printing technology from Objet Geometries […]

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OS Users Settings to Optimal (MSWP#6)

This article continues our Maximizing SOLIDWORKS Performance series.  If you would like a little background information please refer to the first article in the series Maximizing SOLIDWORKS Performance (Results). To be honest; the Microsoft Operating Systems have always been pretty.  Well they have once they got past MSDOS.  The most current OS, WIN7, takes this eye pleasing initiative to another level yet again.  Showing shadows under the mouse, smoothing screen fonts, Animating Controls in Windows, and many other "cool" visual effects can make your […]

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