Large Assemblies Made Easy with SolidWorks

Imagine this scenario: your manager has tasked you with a project to create a complex 3D model of your company’s product consisting of a variety of components, but you don’t have a tool that’s powerful enough to easily handle a design of this size. – See more at: Imagine this scenario: your manager has tasked you with a project to create a complex 3D model of your company’s product consisting of a variety of components, but you don’t have […]

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Edrawings for Android is out

That's correct kids, Edrawings for Android is now available on the Google Play Store, Link Here is a quick video off my galaxy s3 it runs pretty good. Now that I have edrawings how to I get those files on my device. Options: Email usb cable cloud service like: google drive, microsoft cloud, dropbox. Features: Intuitive and easy-to-use user interface Open 3D (EASM, EPRT, SLDASM, SLDPRT), 2D (EDRW, SLDDRW) and associated files from any source: email attachments, cloud storage services […]

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Stratasys is Bullish on 3D Printing

We’re bullish about 3D printing! The advancements in the additive manufacturing industry are creating opportunities for innovation in so many fields: medical, aerospace, fashion, sports and more. To celebrate the widespread adaption of 3D printing, we’ve used Stratasys Objet PolyJet technology to make a bull model. >Click here to read the full article found on the Stratasys Blog Visit the CATI website to learn more about 3D Printing. Tracy GoldenMarketing AssistantComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Understanding Flow Simulation HVAC Webinar Tuesday, August 20th

Ever walked into a room and experienced a cold or hot spot? Feel uncomfortable because of a draft? Need to account for solar radiation entering a room through a window? Flow Simulation and the HVAC module can help designer account for common design hurdles. Join us for an introductory webinar on the basics of the HVAC design module and Flow Simulation. Date: Tuesday, August 20th Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm Click here to register for this webinar.

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eDrawings for Android Available for Download

Have you been getting a lot of grief from your iPhone and iPad friends? Are they constantly rubbing it in your face that they have eDrawings on the iPad and you can’t get it on your Android device? Suffer no longer my faithful Android followers. eDrawings for Android is finally available. Put down those Angry Birds and head on over to the Play Store. To read more about it on the SOLIDWORKS Blog, go to eDrawings on the SOLIDWORKS Blog.

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How to Troubleshoot the “Could not obtain a license for SOLIDWORKS Standard” Error Message

When I start SolidWorks, I get the error message: Could not obtain a license for SOLIDWORKS Standard. License server doesn’t support this request. (-85,147,0) The SNL Server needs updating, please contact your network administrator.  For more information browse to: This error is more common than you think. The most common reason it appears is because the SOLIDWORKS client has updated to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS, but the server has not been updated. As the error message states, “The […]

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Advanced File Open Options

Corrupted files…everyone’s nightmare. What to do when you can’t open an assembly that you have spent hours on?? Of course everyone has backups……sure. I have had success using the advanced file open options to get the file back in working order. With assemblies, it can sometimes be caused by a corrupt component file or possible a corrupt configuration or Display State. The advanced file open options give you a few ways to possibly find out what it may be. During […]

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Where did that command go?

Have you taken time to discover the hidden gem call “search commands”?  This has been a very helpfultool for anyone just learning SolidWorks, or for the veteran that just wants to know where they moved my tool.   The “Search Command” allows you to find and run commands in the user interface. Results are filtered as you type each keystroke. Run the command from the search window.  SOLIDWORKS will remember the commands you useand place them at the top of the […]

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While You’re Out, Pick Up Some Milk and a 3D Printer

MakerBot (recently acquired by Stratasys) have partnered with Microsoft to sell their MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer and filament refills in Microsoft Stores. Both companies are very excited about the future of 3D printing for consumers and businesses. Microsoft, in their recent release of Windows 8.1, have given developers native Windows API’s to integrate 3D printing right inside the standard Windows Print Dialogue box (see 3D printing API’s in Windows 8.1 for more information). This is definitely a technology […]

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SW Explorer – Rename and Search is Slow

Did you know that SolidWorks Explorer rename feature has a where used option? Have you stopped using it because it is slow? SOLIDWORKS Explorer search options and locations are controlled through the Windows Search feature. It may have unwanted locations added to it from other programs. Such as Internet Explorer files and Outlook, there can be a lot of files here in these 2 folders alone. Most likely none you would like to search for SOLIDWORKS models. The list shown […]

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