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How to change part quantity in a Bill of Material without editing the Drawing BOM

During a support call, this question came up. The customer stated, "My assembly has a total of 75 wire ties. I only have 1 part file inserted in my assembly but I want to show 75 as a quantity in my Bill of Material. How can I do this?"  There are 3 ways that I can think of off the top of my head. Pick and choose which one is the best solution for you unless you have one of […]

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SOLIDWORKS Cake Cutout Conundrum

The Cake Cutout Conundrum* A company employee brought a chocolate cake to the office with the intention of cutting it in half so that each half could be shared with the sales and technical groups at their separate weekly meetings. The office manager, who would not be attending either meeting, decided to take her share of the tasty treat before the cake was divided. Knowing that each group in the office appreciated equality, the cake baker was in a tough […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Enhancement – Residual Stress Analysis With SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Plastics

SOLIDWORKS 2014 – Residual Stress Analysis With SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Accurately analyze stress in injection-molded plastic parts under other structural loads, accounting for in-mold stresses and temperature changes with SOLIDWORKS 2014. Account for the residual stress from injection molding Show part deformation from cooling to room temperature Include built-in stresses in the part while under load >>Visit CATI's SOLIDWORKS 2014 page for more information and videos. Or, see What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014 live at one of our Design Innovation Summit Events. […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Enhancement – CircuitWorks Link to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS 2014 – CircuitWorks Link to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation New with SOLIDWORKS 2014 – Define and store thermal properties of electronic components in CircuitWorks™ for reuse in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation electronic cooling performance analyses. Automatically utilize component properties defined in CircuitWorks™ in a fluid flow simulation Choose which part properties to include with the analysis Validate electronics packaging more quickly and with less error >>Visit CATI's SOLIDWORKS 2014 page for more information and videos. Or, see What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014 live at […]

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SOLIDWORKS News

While working onsite this week, I stumbled onto a great new ability in SolidWorks.  How many times have you gone to the Help pull down menu and clicked on the About SOLIDWORKS command?  Pretty common in my organization as we help users find out what serial number they have loaded on their machine, and what service pack is installed with their current version.  Sometimes you need to get that serial number and re-type it into the customer portal site or […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Enhancement – Default Mates

SOLIDWORKS 2014 – Default Mates Build assemblies faster and with more automation using mating intelligence in SOLIDWORKS 2014. Automatically determines proper mate that will not over-constrain the part Mates selected based on the geometry and existing constraints on the bodies Avoids overconstraining parts and the need to manually adjust the mate type >>Visit CATI's SOLIDWORKS 2014 page for more information and videos. Or, see What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014 live at one of our Design Innovation Summit Events.   Jim TeDescoMarketing ManagerComputer Aided Technology, […]

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Applying a mass to virtual component

Mass Properties in SolidWorks are extremely easy to extrapolate and levering properties like weight in a drawing is equally as easy.  All you have to do is just call out the SOLIDWORKS property and this makes sure that it is parametric; should you make a change to your model, the property automatically (auto-magically) updates and all is good.  In the case of an empty virtual component, this method gives properties of value zero since there is nothing to weight or […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Enhancement – Slot Hole Wizard

SOLIDWORKS 2014 – Slot Hole Wizard Now, with SOLIDWORKS 2014, you can define a slot just like you would a hole, and detail your design faster and with less error. Automatically generate a slot based on fastener/hardware size Limit range of fasteners/hardware automatically via the slot mate Change from a hole to a slot—and back again—at any time >>Visit CATI's SOLIDWORKS 2014 page for more information and videos. Or, see What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014 live at one of our Design Innovation Summit Events.   […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Enhancement – Auto-Limit Rows In Tables

SOLIDWORKS 2014 – Auto-Limit Rows In Tables SOLIDWORKS 2014 lets you automatically split tables on drawings based on a maximum number of rows. Save time by not having to reorganize tables Easily remove or add items Maintain standard format for drawing tables >>Visit CATI's SOLIDWORKS 2014 page for more information and videos. Or, see What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014 live at one of our Design Innovation Summit Events.   Jim TeDescoMarketing ManagerComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Enhancement – Angular Running Dimensions

SOLIDWORKS 2014 – Angular Running Dimensions Quickly and accurately document circular hole patterns and other radial features in a clear and concise way with SOLIDWORKS 2014. Automated creation of angular ordinate dimensions Finish drawings faster while meeting documentation requirements Match your company standards and comply with previous 2D drafting methods >>Visit CATI's SOLIDWORKS 2014 page for more information and videos. Or, see What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014 live at one of our Design Innovation Summit Events.   Jim TeDescoMarketing ManagerComputer Aided Technology, Inc.  

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