SolidWorks Education

Preparing for SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training

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So you’re learning SolidWorks for the first time. Maybe you’re looking to brush up on new versions or were self-taught and filling in some gaps. Here are some things that you can do to make your first experience learning SolidWorks with a class taught by FISHER/UNITECH an amazing one.Do some tutorials before you get to the first SolidWorks Essentials class. Specifically, these four tutorials: Introduction to SolidWorks Lesson 1: Parts Lesson 2: Assemblies Lesson 3: Drawings   These will give […]

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Manage & Customize SOLIDWORKS Materials

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Managing SolidWorks Favorite Materials Add, remove or rearrange your favorite list You can add materials you often use to your favorite list for faster access. This option is oftentimes overlooked, even though it resides in a window you probably use frequently. To access the window, just right-click on material in the feature manager tree, shown below. Customizing your list will make adding material to every 3D CAD model you have much simpler. To manage your favorite list, click on “Manage […]

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Enterprise PDM: Maintaining a Healthy SQL Server

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Maintaining your SQL Server is essential for all Enterprise PDM users. Below are the main areas of concern when setting up and maintaining your server. SQL Maintenance Plan Wizard: One of the most important things you will need to do is set up the automated performance plan. This can be accessed under the Management folder > right click > New Maintenance Plan. Some recommended tasks for it to run are depicted below. You should back up the database daily and […]

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How to Define Fluids in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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Flow Simulation allows you to analyze the flow of up to ten fluids of different types (Liquids, Gases/Steam, Non-Newtonian Liquids and Compressible Liquids) in the same project. Fluids mixing can be analyzed as well, but mixing fluids must be of the same type (All gases, for example). In the Default Fluid dialog box, you can specify the default fluids and default fluid type to be assigned for all fluid regions. After the project is created, you can specify different fluid […]

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