SOLIDWORKS 2011 SP5!

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Hey all,  2011 sp5 is out.  It is now possible to 'Exclude from cut list' property of a WeldmentCutListFolder (Cut List Item) through the API, change transparency of sub-assembly component/part from top level assembly, the global contact no longer fails between certain shell edges and shell faces, and the flat pattern of simple lofted bend sheetmetal part is no longer distorted.  For a complete list of fixed SPRs, see the following link. https://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/subscription/ServicePackMaintenanceNotes.html Just set up the filter as follows. […]

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Get 11 SOLIDWORKS tips in 11 days from CATI and SolidProfessor

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CATI and SolidProfessor invite you to find out what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2011 as we spotlight our 11 favorite new features over the next 11 days. >Click here to get the first video, and sign up to get 11 tips delivered to your inbox.               Jim TeDescoMarketing Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Simulate Performance of Your Sheetmetal Assemblies in SolidWorks

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The June installment of the SOLIDWORKS webcast series highlights the sheetmetal applications inside SOLIDWORKS 2011.  This webinar will focus on how SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools can complement your design process by being able to digitally simulate and understand the performance of your sheetmetal assemblies under real world conditions.  >Register Here Topics include: Understanding the strength & performance of sheetmetal designs Light weighting designs without compromising on the performance Frequency and Vibration analysis of sheetmetal Enclosures Fluid Flow analysis in and around […]

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SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Sheetmetal

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Join the SOLIDWORKS technical team for a complimentary webcast. This webinar will focus on improving your time to market and reducing costly errors by utilizing the powerful sheetmetal tools available in SOLIDWORKS 2011.  >Register Here! Topics include: Creation of sheetmetal components Controlling bend deduction, radius and thickness Flat Pattern creation & drawings Multi-Body sheetmetal environment In-Context design Tuesday June 21st 12:00PM EST (11:00 CST) >Register Here!   Jim TeDescoMarketing CoordinatorComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Cylindrical Sheet Metal

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You can generate cylindrical sheet metal geometry pretty easily within SolidWorks. The key though is to design it in place. The first step is to define a sketch that is a single arc, as shown below. Make sure to split the arc somewhere. In my case I

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SOLIDWORKS 2011 Performance Test

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With so many video card, system memory, processor size and types, and other system options it is difficult to get a true comparison of what will be the best combination. Well SOLIDWORKS has given us a tool to help answer that question,

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2011: DEFEATURE

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I just built this great model, now you want me to do WHAT ?! Defeature it ?? Yep, that’s right, SOLIDWORKS has come out with a tool to get rid of all the small details in your part. Why would you ever want to do this ? Perhaps you are going to share this model with someone who needs to build “around” it, but you don’t want them to see all the intellectual data INSIDE of it… Perhaps you have […]

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Discover How SOLIDWORKS Is The Leader In CAD Software

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Introduced in 1995, SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD, also known as computer aided design software. The application, available for desktop, is easy to use and very affordable. Over the years several versions have been developed to help meed the needs of the different businesses. Rapidly becoming a leader in mechanical computer aided design programming, SOLIWORKS software tool makes it possible to create, simulate, and publish while managing data. This is a software program that is easy to learn and simple to […]

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