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SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Displaying SOLIDWORKS File Version in Windows Explorer - change my folder view from list to detail view, add different property columns, locate 'SW last saved with' in choose details dialog to show file as SOLIDWORKS 2015 file in explorer, Christian Maldonado, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 25, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Heat Pipe - select component, specify heat flux direct, enter heat pipe's equivalent effective thermal resistance to define heat pipe in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Saving, Exporting, and Resetting Your SOLIDWORKS Settings - process of making a backup copy of SOLIDWORKS settings, restoring those settings to another computer, Mina Bassalious, YouTube, Mar 19, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Modifying Sub-Type Lists - tips to revise lists particularly dimension sub-types to include thread option in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Mar 18, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Composer - How to Assign BOM ID's and Edit Tables - utility of BOM Workshop, callouts with magnetic lines, method to display BOM table, customize table columns in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Mar 17, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Patterns, Propagate Visual Properties Check Box - tick propagate visual properties check box to drive colors, textures, cosmetic thread data of patterned instances in SOLIDWORKS, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 24, 2015

Using SOLIDWORKS to Create Festive 3D Models - tips to turn images into 3D CAD models, trace imported sketch picture using Autotrace add-in in SOLIDWORKS, Aaron Winthers & Sean O'Neill, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - How to Use the Linear Coupler Mate - process of making drawer slide in SOLIDWORKS, Jay Pierson, YouTube, Mar 23, 2015

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - New Temporary Fix & Float - tips to unfix component, apply new temporary fix tool to move assemblies that have large range of motion, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Mar 24, 2015

Using the Cloud Offline - SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE design tools have 'off-line mode' to help continue working on designs while travelling, Stephen Endersby of SOLIDWORKS, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Mar 20, 2015

Rotate SOLIDWORKS Drawing View to Align an Edge to Horizontal - apply align drawing view, horizontal method to update view automatically, repeat step of updating standard views if 'update standard views' method is used in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 21, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create Reference Planes - turn on/off reference plane(s), Paul Nisihira of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 23, 2015

A Renaissance in PLM Leadership - Can Bassi Make Lightning Strike Twice for SOLIDWORKS? - what to expect, future developments, respect for legacy, 2 pillared strategy, major challenges, more, Verdi Ogewell, ENGINEERING.com, Mar 23, 2015

How Do I Change Units in SOLIDWORKS? - visit document properties, units options under tools menu to change units settings, employ modify dimension drop-down or add unit suffix to convert value entered back into defined unit system, Jake Gosling, CADtek Blog, Mar 20, 2015

Adding Languages in SOLIDWORKS Inspection - download/buy OCR dictionaries that are compatible with language of documents, visit SOLIDWORKS Inspection dictionary location, add new folder in notes folder, move downloaded file to folder created, Jean-Pierre Chalhoub, Javelin Technologies, Mar 20, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Creating an Apple, Pt 1 - technique to generate organic shape of apple in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Morgan, Mar 19, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create Reference Geometry Axis - tips to turn on/off temporary axis in SOLIDWORKS, Paul Nishihira, YouTube, Mar 20, 2015 (

Top Methods for Achieving Compliance Through Quality Inspection - create ballooned drawing before generating First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) package, copy dimensional characteristic to Excel form, calculate lower/upper limit of each dimension before validating produced parts in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Mar 18, 2015

Select All the Entities - select filter surface bodies, apply knit surface feature to combine numerous surfaces into single surface body, employ 'try to form solid' option if surface is fully enclosed to create solid body in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 16, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - DimXpert - tool to add manufacturing dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Mar 17, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Creating Custom Property from Sketch Length - employ length of sketch that allows generating notes, BOMs in SOLIDWORKS, Dane Potter, YouTube, Mar 18, 2015

Design with Confidence Using SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design Rule Checks - visit design rule manager to add desired design rule configuration to project, check right-click menu to access component's properties, review manufacturer's part, circuit definition if component violates rule, Andy Beaupre, CAPUniversity, Mar 18, 2014

Configuring Part Numbers for Paint and Materials - create part, add configurations, include derived configurations to each material configuration, set properties of derived configurations before auto-creating design table in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Mar 17, 2015

Flow Simulation Tech Tip: Geometry Check Tool - The Key to Flow Happiness - employ flow simulation tool to determine fluid in model, bad geometric relations, gaps in model, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 17, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Pin Connector - connects solid or shell body to another body, implement with retaining ring, with key options by freeing some DOFs between rigid bars, calculate pin force if pin is very stiff, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 17, 2015

Installation Repair - open control panel to select SOLIDWORKS version to be repaired, click repair individual installation on 'welcome to SOLIDWORKS installation manager' screen, pick product to repair, clear other products on screen, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, Mar 18, 2015

Toolbox Application - process to access customize hardware page, configure particular type or component, display component in SOLIDWORKS, Jon Weston-Stanley, Solid Solutions, Mar 18, 2015

Cooking with Pi in SOLIDWORKS - design simple cylinder for roller, insert reference plane that is tangent to surface of cylinder, parallel to right plane, edit dimension before using new segment tool to divide bottom of rectangle into equal parts, David Brown, Mar 14, 2015

What's New: SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2015 - first article inspection, in-process inspection software allows automating creation of ballooned inspection drawings, reports in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Mar 13, 2015

Using the Ctrl Key to Speed Up SOLIDWORKS Modeling - press ctrl key along with other keys in keyboard to influence several commands in SOLIDWORKS, Jay Pierson, YouTube, Mar 16, 2015

3DQPress V6 What's New - Strip Layout Components - strip components can be used to represent patterned features along progressing direction with spacing equal to progression pitch in SOLIDWORKS, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 16, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip: Component and Wire Marking in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - create title block with embedded row/column/sheet number tags, modify marking formulas for components, wires of active project, apply symbols, wires on sheet, Luke Luff, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 13, 2015

Creating Smart Components in SOLIDWORKS - click tools, make smart component, choose first component followed by other components, include features with smart component before visiting property manager to auto size components, SolidProfessor Blog, Mar 11, 2015

Why the Server Administration Tab is Not Shown When Launching the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager? - browse to SNL manager's installation folder, create new shortcut from swlmwiz.exe to avoid overwriting of client-side SNL manager shortcut over server-side shortcut in SOLIDWORKS, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2015

SOLIDWORKS 2015: Section View, Intersection Zones - apply intersection zone type section to save views, capture image, increase visibility, select entities in SOLIDWORKS, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Mar 11, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Model Visualization, Pt 2: Perspective - turn on perspective through heads up display, locate left, right vanishing point, nadir to confirm use of 3-point perspective, locate horizon line before attempting to modify perspective, Greg Dawes, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 11, 2015

What File Types Does SOLIDWORKS Use? - 2D image file formats, formats with lower accuracy that are used for visualization only, 3D printing, rapid prototyping formats, Unigraphics, SAT/ACIS, Solid Edge, Pro/E, Rhino 3dm as basic 3D modeling standards, Mark Cason, CADtek Blog, Mar 9, 2015

Selecting Base Scale for Exporting SOLIDWORKS Drawings to DXF/DWG - click on pull-down menu of base scale to list scale factors found in sheet format, select 'warn me if enabled' export option to set warning when different scales are found in drawing, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, Mar 12, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Contour Selection and Feature Scope - apply feature scope to allow user select bodies that are affected by particular feature in SOLIDWORKS, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Mar 10, 2015

Quick HSMWorks Tips, Pt 5 - Lars Christensen, YouTube, Mar 10, 2015

Get Zooming with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - clone original project, resize computational domain, insert transferred boundary conditions before specifying type of condition to perform zooming technique, Joe Galliera, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Mar 11, 2015

Adding Non-Visible Items to Your BOM - insert virtual component, select assembly's starting planes to store information about paint in custom properties of virtual part, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Ballooning a SOLIDWORKS Drawing - tips to balloon individual dimensions, notes to generate first article inspection drawing in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Mar 9, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - New in 2015: P&ID - steps to develop P&ID drawings to create both 2D/3D models of piping, tubing systems with pumps, valves, YouTube, Mar 6, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Tip - Measurements - employ length, diameter commands to add measurements for length of edges, check box to import curves, apply thickness measurement, length, chain & fan dimensions tool to measure SOLIDWORKS drawings, Kirkwood Hines, HRS Blog, Mar 9, 2015

User Interface Enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2015 - ability to access customization menu of toolbar, switch between configurations, view diameter of cylinder in status bar, open drawing from part or assembly, Sam Salloum, Design Point Solutions, Mar 9, 2015

Property Tab Builder - employ property to create custom interface for parts, assemblies, weldments, drawings, set attributes for elements in templates based on user inputs in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, Mar 10, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Check Sketch for Feature Usage - ensure that there is only one sketch on display, open sketch tools list to find check sketch command, click check to allow SOLIDWORKS identify error in sketch, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Mar 10, 2015

How I Set the Curve: Using Stress-Strain Data in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - define stress-strain curve, ensure if units match material data before filling in table, insert correct range of values in table, compute engineering, true strain to obtain realistic stress, displacement, strain results, Damon Tordini, HRS Blog, Mar 6, 2015

Complex Shape? Use Simple Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS - design sketch representing shape of box, form surface extrude, create twisted surface, apply 'twist along path' with desired number of turns before creating 3D sketch of path, Nick Beattie, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Mar 7, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - 2 Resistor Component - set 2 identical parallelipipedic solid bodies, one on top of other to form model, ensure if dimension in engineering database matches dimension of solid bodies before adjusting mesh density, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 9, 2015

Configuring SOLIDWORKS for New Templates - open system options-file locations tab to view folder locations, set location of sheet format when opening template to avoid preview error in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Mar 6, 2015

BOM Part Numbers - click properties in file menu, select custom tab, tap on first row under property name to pick predefined value from list or type in SOLIDWORKS, Dave Murray, CADimensions Blog, Mar 6, 2015

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Costing with Custom Stock Bodies - change stock body to custom, set configuration or reference part for stock body, select cost information of stock body based on existing costing analysis of stock part, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Mar 6, 2015

Chain Component Pattern Tips, Pt 3 - avoid extra mates, mates between ends of pattern, slowly drag chain, allow motion in correct direction, apply sketch path length constraint to adjust path in SOLIDWORKS, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Mar 5, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Adding Custom Properties to Projects  - ways to present custom properties in Excel exports, Tandy Banks, YouTube, Mar 5, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Manually Repairing Microsoft .NET Framework - tips to diagnose, remove, reinstall Microsoft .NET Frameworks in Windows 7 environment, Mina Bassalious, YouTube, Mar 5, 2015

How to Eliminate 2D Drawings with SOLIDWORKS MBD, Pt 4 - activate dynamic annotation views button to view annotation views relevant to current model orientation, click 'publish eDrawings file' in either SOLIDWORKS MBD toolbar or 3D views pane to publish model to eDrawings, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2015

Use SOLIDWORKS to Rearrange Your Dorm - create 3D model of furniture, measure, model floor plan of room, arrange furniture, assign assembly configurations to save arrangement, apply display states to obtain better view of room from various angles, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Mar 4, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create a SOLIDWORKS Swept Cut Feature - basic application, feature of swept cut feature in SOLIDWORKS, Paul Nishihira of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 3, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Footprint Symbol Dimensioning - discusses behavior of dynamic footprint symbols based on manufacturer part number dimension, John Lieber of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 4, 2015

How to Eliminate 2D Drawings with SOLIDWORKS MBD, Pt 2 - turn on snap tool to snap selected entry to other template entities, add images to template using template editor, insert BOM table to access area for BOM table, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 3, 2015

How to Eliminate 2D Drawings with SOLIDWORKS MBD, Pt 3 - select option located in bottom tab to capture 3D view, visit PropertyManager to set 3D view name, model configuration, display state, annotation views, apply model break view tool to add breaks to models, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 4, 2015

Automation Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation API - simulate push, snap operation of latch mechanism, create specific outputs as per customer requirements, Ramesh Lakshmipathy, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Mar 4, 2015

Frequency & Buckling: What's in Common? - when stiffness goes to zero at a particular load, fundamental natural frequency is also very close to zero, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Mar 3, 2015

How to Eliminate 2D Drawings with SOLIDWORKS MBD, Pt 1 - employ MBD to define, organize, publish 3D product, manufacturing information, generate 3D PMI definition, GUI-based 3D output template customization, MDB workflow support, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 2, 2015

Stop Making 2D Drawings and Eliminate Manufacturing Mistakes with SOLIDWORKS MBD - create 3D model views, apply 3D model-based commands to add dimensions, annotations, set output of all 3D views to single 3D PDF file or employ SOLIDWORKS MBD to output to eDrawings, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Mar 2, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Composer Installation - visit control panel, select SOLIDWORKS installation, click change, select option to modify individual installation, enable SOLIDWORKS Composer option, deselect Composer Player option, pick SOLIDWORKS Composer before proceeding to installation, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, Mar 3, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Easy Client Install - tip to point to server, create local view for user to access vault, Joseph Cutrona, YouTube, Feb 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Using Library Features to Create Keyways - process to drop keyway cuts on shafts, internal bores in SOLIDWORKS, Jay Pierson, YouTube, Feb 26, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Printed Circuit Board - create user-defined PCB by specifying parameters, set conductor volume fraction, board mass, layer definition related to PCB, visit printed circuit board to select PCB from engineering database, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Feb 27, 2015

SOLIDWORKS SNL Options File - locate license file used for network to set up options file, add groups of users by adding option group before creating other rules to control licensing, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 26, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Drawing Templates vs Sheet Formats - drawing templates saves sheet format, visit document properties to set units, drawing standards in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Mar 2, 2015

Quick Measurements with the Status Bar - select vertex to obtain Cartesian coordinates, 2 vertices to get distance, delta X, Y, Z, choose edge to determine length of model part in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Feb 26, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - New in 2015: Delete or Keep Body Command - command now includes 'keep bodies' option that is useful when removing all but few bodies in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Sheet Metal Vent - tips to apply vent command in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 25, 2015

SOLIDWORKS User Interface: Selecting and Removing Color from Faces - right click on face of model whose color appears odd, locate appearances button, open list of icons that edits scope, apply power select function to allow different selection filters, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Feb 25, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Quick Tip - Submodeling - allows refine results on critical components without re-running analysis for entire assembly, run analysis process on large assembly, select 'create submodel' to obtain list of parts in SOLIDWORKS, Glenn Whyte, HRS Blog, Feb 25, 2015

A Quick SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Tip - start 3D sketch, convert entities of model edges, apply fit spline command to create single spline out of edge geometry, fill surface command to fill final shape, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 25, 2015

Using Defeature to Simplify Models for Large Assembly Use - apply defeature tool, turn on internal, leave small components at 5% before selecting all visible internal components manually in SOLIDWORKS, Steve Ostrovsky, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Feb 26, 2015

Highlighted Cursor for Presentations - open RealWorld cursor editor program, select cursor command to place cursor symbol in upper left corner, position it in middle before invoking ellipse command to create circle of desired size in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 26, 2015

The Power of Options - Introduction to SNL Options Files - create groups to represent different users, develop options file in text editor, define group, apply EXCLUDE statement to restrict group from accessing specific feature, obtain SNL to apply options file, Jim Holtz, CADimensions Blog, Feb 25, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Model Visualization, Pt 1: Orientation - apply rotate view tool to rotate model, apply camera feature to zoom pictures in SOLIDWORKS, Greg Dawes, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Modify Tool Explained - tool comes with options to save current value, restore original value, rebuild model with current value, reverse sense of dimension, change thumbwheel increment value, select input units when typing value in SOLIDWORKS, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2015

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Rotating Inserted Components in Assemblies - drag components in graphic area, apply rotate component tool found in assembly tab, right click on component in graphics area, select 'move with triad' option to pick rings to rotate, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Feb 24, 2015

Chain Component Pattern Tips for SOLIDWORKS, Pt 2 - considering examples of energy chain with rotary motion, closed loop chain, in-context chain path sketch, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Feb 24, 2015

Telling the Story - Path and Label Tricks in SOLIDWORKS Composer - employ path tool to create 3D lines that illustrate path from components neutral locations, locate crosshair symbol next to label text box in graphics area to apply label tool, Kirkwood Hines, HRS Blog, Feb 23, 2015

But You Can't Deny: SOLIDWORKS' Got Style - visit PropertyManager to add or update style, select 'save a style' option to make style available to other documents, start annotation, click on load style button to use already saved style, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Snapshots - strengths, weakness of snapshots in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Feb 17, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Create a Surface with Varying Tangency - creating swept surface with twist along edge of interest in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 23, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - New in 2015: Product Add-ins and Consolidated Menus  - tips to add more products to command manager to easily turn on add-in in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 20, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 - Favorite Materials - employ materials editor to assign materials by accessing material favorites list within SOLIDWORKS Simulation, visit favorites tab in materials editor property manager to customize list of often used materials, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Feb 20, 2015

Stuff the Toolbox Add-in Can Do (No, It's Not Just Bolts, Nuts and Washers) - activate Toolbox toolbar, access structural steel & beam calculator, grooves, O-rings, snap rings, cam generator, bearing calculator to improve SOLIDWORKS productivity, Michel Cloutier, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Jan 24, 2015

Chain Component Pattern Tips for SOLIDWORKS, Pt 1 - apply distance, distance linkage or connected linkage options to set up patterned components along open or closed path in SOLIDWORKS, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Feb 18, 2015

SOLIDWORKS 3D Walk-Through/Fly-Through - click view, 'lights and cameras' to add walk-through, select settings like viewport settings before creating walk-throughs in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 18, 2015

Call Out Drawing View Names with a Smart Note in SOLIDWORKS - double click on view to lock selected view, apply link to property tool to select property, update property if it changes, visit FeatureManager tree to change name of view, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 5, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: The Bearing Connector - right click connections in simulation study tree, select bearing to define bearing, select/deselect self-alignment to implement bearing connector in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Feb 19, 2015

Linear Pattern Your Way in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - new up to reference option allows selection of vertex, edge, face, or plane as end reference for pattern, instances to vary option adjusts increment or modifies specific pattern instances, Loretta Stiurca, Design Point Solutions, Feb 17, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Utilities - Unleash the Power - apply compare utility, feature paint, find/modify features, find, replace annotation, geometry analysis, power select, report manager, simplify, symmetry check utility, thickness analysis from tools drop-down to improve SOLIDWORKS productivity, Franco Rotoli, CADimensions Blog, Feb 17, 2015

The Cardinal Rules of Designing Injection Molded Plastic Parts - maintain uniform wall thickness, avoid abrupt transitions from thin to thick, follow rib design guidelines, avoid sharp corners when designing plastic parts in SOLIDWORKS, Peter Rucinski, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Feb 12, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Valve Testing and Design - investigates analytical valve coefficient equations before applying them to flow simulation of water through valve in SOLIDWORKS, David Waltzman, YouTube, Feb 12, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Custom Component Names in Assemblies and Design Tables - disable component name from updating automatically, select options, external references to uncheck 'update components names when documents are replaced,' enter new part name in component properties to update feature tree, Christian Maldonado, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 16, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 7 - locate window listing all parts/faces that failed during meshing process, apply check geometry, incompatible mesh or mesh control options to correct mesh failure, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 16, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - New in 2015: Export Project - tips to export partially ballooned drawing from inspection add-in for SOLIDWORKS to standalone software, YouTube, Feb 17, 2015

3 Quick HSMWorks Tips, Pt 4 - select free access adaptive roughing, using ramp taper angle option, 'create derived operation' to select toolpath quickly, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Feb 12, 2015

Opening a DXF/DWG File in SOLIDWORKS - select method to open DXF/DWG file, pick layers, enter unit type, point at center in sheet, click finish to open drawing sheet, start new sketch or open part in sketch, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Feb 13, 2015

Be My Valentine - SOLIDWORKS Sketch Text - position text, check options for rotating, aligning, mirroring, scaling, spacing text, add/remove parameters, adjust display states to control appearances in SOLIDWORKS, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, Feb 13, 2015

How Does Guide Curve Influence Work in a SOLIDWORKS Loft Feature? - adjust guide curves that influence shape of surrounding exterior loft faces, visit edge if it has sharp corner or tangent to next entity, apply global guide curve to influence edges/sharps, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 13, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Large Assemblies, Pt. 1: Options and Large Assembly Mode - YouTube, Feb 13, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - 3 Methods of Visualization - apply OpenGL, RealView or PhotoView 360 methods of visualization depending on purpose, YouTube, Feb 12, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Managing Results - tips to manage simulation results, control their location in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Feb 10, 2015

Missing the 5th Tab in SolidNetWork License Manager - 5 tab SNL manager is stored in completely different location, folder structure varies depending on installation filepath, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Feb 11, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - New in 2015: Sheet Metal - gussets in flat patterns, sketch bend previews, PEM fasteners in hole wizard, improved mirrored sheet metal parts, YouTube, Feb 11, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tip: Configuration Integration - when Plastics Integration is turned on, software load up Plastics model/simulation that matches configuration name, use Plastics 'model manager' to copy, move around Plastics simulations, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 10, 2015

Simulation Quick Tip: Using Result Options to Control Storing Results - right click on result options, select define/edit to open menu that allows disable stresses, strains from being saved, control steps across time range to be saved in SOLIDWORKS, Silvio Perez, HRS Blog, Feb 9, 2015

5 Reasons Mechanical Conceptual is Your Early Design Phase Solution - design freely within single modeling environment, model quickly by setting start, end position, extrude depth, animate seamlessly, validate models instantly, communicate design ideas constantly, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Feb 9, 2015

Self-Contact Option in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - set spring to automatically adjust itself on curved surface to make contact, visit contact, click on 'self-contact' option to select entire curved surface, view spring movement once motion analysis completes, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Feb 4, 2015

Making a Precise Move - locate command in right-click menu, move component using ruler, setup shortcut key to allow accessing triad faster, easier in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Feb 10, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Changing the Document Units to Display as Fractions - visit unit settings in status bar, or visit tools, options, document properties, units to edit/specify document units in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 10, 2015

Why Does SOLIDWORKS Find Stress Higher Than Hand Calculations - reasons: stress component was calculated instead of applying failure theory, gross stress was calculated instead of localized stress, wrong simulation plots are being compared to hand calculation, Brandon Donnelly, CADdigest.com, Feb 6, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Pitfalls of Breaking File References - tips to manage referencing part files in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 9, 2015

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - SOLIDWORKS MBD - new add-in allows model to show manufacturing information rather than traditional 2D drawings, Tandy Banks, YouTube, Feb 9, 2015

Customizing Templates in SOLIDWORKS - visit system options to select file locations, click add to pick newly created folder, save drawing template with/without folder in SOLIDWORKS, Suzy Chesin, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 5, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Copying Shells Between SOLIDWORKS Simulation Studies - Tim Roberts, YouTube, Feb 5, 2015

Shape of Display States - Form of Configurations - uncheck 'link display states to configurations' option to make display states available to configurations, be aware of active configurations, display state, manage right/left-hand variant in configurations, color variation in display states in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 4, 2015

Practical Pointers: Managing Changes in SOLIDWORKS Inspection - allows adding/removing dimensions, employ compare function of 'Standalone for PDFs' to overlay revised PDF over existing PDF, Cody Pendzich, SolidNotes, Feb 5, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - New in 2015: Routing  - introduces ability to route ducting, cable trays in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 3, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Sheet Metal: Swept Flanges vs Miter Flanges - swept flange allows creating part, fails to create bend relief around corners, while miter flange is created on existing sheet metal part, can be used around multiple edges in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 4, 2015

Global Variables for Feature Dimensions - employ extrude feature to create dimension with linked global variable, apply spacing, instant count parameters to form linear pattern, link offset parameter to global variable in SOLIDWORKS, Christopher Mowatt, CAPUniversity, Feb 4, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Editing Imported Models - tips to import different 3D file formats, apply direct editing tools to modify parts inside SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 30, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Breaking Down and Creating Subassemblies - method to dissolve subassembly, create new subassemblies from assembly environment in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Feb 2, 2015

Sketch Blocks in SOLIDWORKS - create 2 concentric circles using circle sketch tool, select both circle entities sketched, specify insertion point to form 1st block, generate 2nd block representing frame before moving blocks as single entities, Chris McAndrew, 3dEngr.com, Feb 2015

SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM - Managing Paper Drawings - obtain watermark variable in Vault, set drawing data card with watermark field for user visibility, check ‘defaults overwrites’ option, add transition action to set watermark, Cristian Fustos, Design Point Solutions, Feb 2, 2015

Fasten Your Design - split model into multiple bodies to identify upper, lower housing, apply lip/groove feature to create edge, determine face, edge to be applied for groove selection, form mounting boss in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, Feb 2, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - New in 2015: Costing - new manufacturing methods, updated stock size specification, improved costing interface, template editor, YouTube, Jan 29, 2015

SOLIDWORKS: Did You Know... - view selected while importing dimensions to SOLIDWORKS drawings influences placement, John Setzer, CADdigest.com, Feb 2, 2015

New in Simulation 2015 - Flip Shell Orientation in Definition - employ 'flip shell top and bottom' option when defining shell, show correct preview, carry over orientations automatically into mesh, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Feb 2, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - New in 2015: Move Face Enhancements - employ feature to set end conditions for offsets in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 28, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Editing Imported Models with FeatureWorks - use tool to obtain fully featured, native model faster in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 29, 2015

Advanced Sweep Feature Techniques in SOLIDWORKS - follow path vs keep normal constant, application of guide curve to control sweep in SOLIDWORKS, Vince Farrell, HRS Blog, Jan 30, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: How to Use Rigid and Flexible Assemblies - top level assembly consists of part, assembly document, assembly file contains linkage mechanism at subassembly level, move subassembly within context of top-level assembly for checking motion of subassemblies in designs, Chris McAndrew, 3dEngr.com, Jan 2015

Optimize Your SOLIDWORKS Training After the Class is Complete - discusses Home Use License (HUL) that allows installing SOLIDWORKS at home on top of another license at work, Rodney Harper, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 30, 2015

Separate Weldment Profile Standard Folder Names - employ unique standard names in each directory to avoid conflict, missing profiles in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Jan 30, 2015

Black Boxes in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - assign component information to black box based on connection points, or other properties that need to be assigned by using existing manufactured components in SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics, Olly Smith, Solid Solutions, Jan 30, 2015

Sheet Metal Video, Pt 7 - Hem Feature - curl edges to explore different options within hem feature in SOLIDWORKS, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Jan 28, 2015

DeflateGate 2015: Tom Brady's Case in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - studying effect of environment in controversial pressure drop of 2 psi in football measured at halftime of AFC Championship game, Damon Tordini, HRS Blog, Jan 28, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Large Rotations - Why Do My Parts Swell Up as They Spin? - root cause might be assumption that models undergo linear strain, deflections are small, getting accurate numbers, animations, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Jan 28, 2015

Map Materials in SolidWorks 2015 - working with built-in options for mapping materials, Matt Perez, YouTube, Jan 28, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Bolt Connector - define bolt by selecting entities of same component, employ beam element to represent bolt shank, apply rigid bar elements to connect beam to flanges, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Jan 27, 2015

SolidNetWork Licensing - Why Don't I Have a Free License? - difference in SOLIDWORKS Standard/Professional/Premium version depends on availability of add-ins, apply SNL license to insert appropriate license from add-ins, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 27, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Why Don't I Have Thumbnail Previews? - visit tools menu to show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer, check for visibility of thumbnails, if not visible restore file associations in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 27, 2015

Creating a Wave Spring in SOLIDWORKS - tips to create complete sweep using 3D equation driven curve as path sketch for sweep, Solid Professor Blog, Jan 27, 2015

What's New SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2015 - Symmetry - create configuration that includes single instance of geometry along with sketch, create manual solid mesh, specify appropriate mesh condition for model before selecting tetrahedral mesh type, set symmetrical runner option, Silvio Perez, HRS Blog, Jan 26, 2015

Add a Revision Table in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - tips to include functional revision table, corresponding symbols to SOLIDWORKS project, YouTube, Jan 26, 2015

Sheet Metal Video, Pt 6 - Close Corners - employ feature to close 4 corners of sheet metal box in SOLIDWORKS, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Jan 26, 2015

Fatigue Curves in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - characteristics of S-N curve, ways to get it, entering S-N curve information into SOLIDWORKS, Brandon Donnelly, CADdigest.com, Jan 22, 2015

Basics of the Sweep Feature in SOLIDWORKS - employ minimum of 2 separate entities to control shape, ensure if path intersect plane of profile, apply pierce relation to allow point pierce axis, edge or curve in another sketch, Vince Farrell, HRS Blog, Jan 23, 2015

Creating Weldment Mitered Corners for Three Members - click on node in corner to edit structural member feature, change trim order to 2 to change corner to miter all 3 members in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Jan 23, 2015

Sheet Metal Video, Pt 5 - Patterning and Mirroring - pattern, mirror features in SOLIDWORKS sheet metal part, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Jan 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Assembly Layout Sketch - use layout sketch in assembly to control placement of equipment in shop, YouTube, Jan 22, 2015

Sheet Metal Video, Pt 3 - Edge Flange - tips to apply gauge table, change length, radius, angle of edge flange in SOLIDWORKS, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Jan 20, 2015

Sheet Metal Video, Pt 4 - Cut - method to form extruded cut in sheet metal part, apply normal cut, link to thickness features in SOLIDWORKS 2015, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Jan 22, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Common Errors and Troubleshooting Tips - incorrect restraint application, tips to stabilize model, global contact, deal with mesh errors, check plot for result precision, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Jan 21, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Material Madness: Provide Libraries for Customers and Suppliers - create new materials library through material management window, Cody Pendzich, CADdigest.com, Jan 21, 2015

How to Make a Snowflake in SOLIDWORKS in Ten Easy Steps - for simple — not unique — snowflake, create one half of 'branch,' extrude, mirror, then create circular pattern, John Setzer, CADdigest.com, Jan 20, 2015

My.SOLIDWORKS: Features & Hidden Benefits - highlights: buzz, training, drive, manufacturing network, support, my VAR, browse to my.solidworks.com, click 'join' at top right corner, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 21, 2015

Creating Cables with the SWE Dynamic Connector Tool - download/build 3D part, create manufacturing part in database, apply component wizard to define part electrically, invoke insert connector command to create schematic connections before placing connector parts inside SOLIDWORKS modeling space, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, Jan 21, 2015

Sheet Metal Video, Pt 1: Base Flange - invoke base flange command to add base flange in SOLIDWORKS, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Jan 16, 2015

Sheet Metal Video, Pt 2: Bend Tables - tips to specify bend allowance or bend deduction values for sheet metal part in SOLIDWORKS bend table, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Jan 18, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Design Library Features - creating design library feature to increase design automation when working with weldments in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 21, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - New in 2015: Linear Patterns - comes with 2 modes: spacing, instances mode that allows adjust spacing between instances, total number of instances in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 21, 2015

Equipotential Conflict - SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design Rule Checks, Pt 2 - enable symbol, generate report to activate equipotential conflict DRC, check Equipotentialconflict_Metric checkbox to scan schematics for any wires, display symbol on wires, generate table report in document list, Joe McDiarmid, HRS Blog, Jan 20, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Why Conic Fillets Rock - compares standard with conic fillet, advantages of using conic fillet for creating great blends in SOLIDWORKS, Jay Pinheiro, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 20, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Productivity Tips - employ OCR tool to capture dimensions, select multiple characteristics from bill of characteristics table to specify property for entire selection, duplicate balloons without capturing another dimension, Jean-Pierre Chalhoub, Javelin Technologies, Jan 20, 2015

Find Venting Issues Earlier with SOLIDWORKS Plastics - go to fill setting, select venting analysis button to turn on analysis, run flow to check areas of high pressure in SOLIDWORKS Plastics, Steven Schaeffer, CADD Edge, Jan 16, 2015

Is Your SOLIDWORKS Inspection OCR Language Lost in Translation - start inspection project, visit options dialog box to access inspection options, select appropriate language under notes selection in imaging/OCR, project options, Scott Lidgey, Javelin Technologies, Jan 18, 2015

Customizing the Context Sensitive Toolbars in SOLIDWORKS - employ context sensitive toolbar to avoid unnecessary mouse travel, customize toolbar by adding new commands in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 20, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Sheet Metal Cone Pattern Cut - convert solid cone into sheet metal, pattern cut feature along curve driven pattern in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 16, 2015

Q&A: Jade Crompton's New Approach to 3D Printing - making ceramics more artistic with SOLIDWORKS, Mike Fearon, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Jan 19, 2015

Q&A: Jade Crompton’s New Approach to 3D Printing, Pt 2 - perspectives on future of 3D printing, boosting creative energy, advice for pursuing design work, Mike Fearon, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Jan 12, 2015

Exploring the SOLIDWORKS CommandManager - visit tools, customize option to access CommandManager, press 'use large buttons with text' option to remove titles of each button, double click floating command manager to revert to last docking position, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 19, 2015

The Property Tab - A Much Overlooked Feature - visit property tab to create properties, populate property tab for part, assembly, drawing, weldment files, select part in graphics window to enter custom properties for that selected component in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Jan 18, 2015

Adding Foreshortened Diameter Dimensions in Detail Views - employ model items to import diameter dimension from model into section view before dragging dimension to detail view in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Jan 16, 2015

CMM Data Import in SOLIDWORKS Inspection - invoke auto-assign command to allocate CMM mapping to ballooned characteristic automatically, else right click on dimension, select 'find CMM data results' to assign characteristics to dimensions, Jean-Pierre Chalhoub, Javelin Technologies, Jan 17, 2015

3 Quick HSMWorks Tips, Pt 3 - tips for 2D milling, customizing menu, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Jan 15, 2015

SOLIDWORKS TolAnalyst - SOLIDWORKS premium add-in performs tolerance stack-up analysis, determines effects of tolerances on parts, assemblies, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 15, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Advanced Sweep Feature Techniques - tips to use guide curves when creating sweeps in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 15, 2015

Varying Render Modes: Main Model and Digger - ensure if render mode is set to desired detailed view mode, select render tab or invoke 'update views with selected actors' command to vary render modes for detailed digger view, main model in SOLIDWORKS, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Jan 14, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 6 - right click on mesh icon to obtain mesh details, generate aspect ratio plot to determine places where mesh control should be applied, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 14, 2015

Replacing a Part in a Drawing in SOLIDWORKS - right click on drawing view, select replace model option to replace part that is in drawing with new part with hole in it, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 14, 2015

EPDM - Running a T-SQL Query - log into Microsoft SQL server management studio, click file options to open SQL server query file, check parameters like archive server name for any modifications in SOLIDWORKS, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Jan 14, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Custom Weldment Profile Creation - determine size of sheet metal to obtain basis of custom weldment profile in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 9, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - 3D Sketch Basics - select 3D sketch option from command manager, rotate environment in isometric view when sketching in 3D in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Jan 12, 2015

Solving Design Challenges with SOLIDWORKS 2015 - latest version has ability to create asymmetrical fillets for surfaces, parts, assemblies, to flatten 3D design into 2D presentation, CADspeed, Jan 14, 2015

Speed Up Your CFD Solutions Using Flow Freezing - with 'flow freezing' enabled for particular iteration in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, solver concentrates on solving only energy calculations, assuming pressures, velocities remain constant, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Jan 13, 2015

Tech Tip: 5 Ways to Secure Your Proprietary Model Data in Composer - blur model from measurement using Secure 3D Brush in SOLIDWORKS Composer, add global distortion on save, control who can open your files by adding password, limit functionality of file with rights manager, limit life of files, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Jan 13, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Know for January - tips to lock rotation on all concentric mates, double-check component properties while in assembly, convert entities, make coincident smart mate, Jenn Precopio, CADimensions Blog, Jan 13, 2015

Dimension Sketches Faster Than Ever - click on sketch located in system options tab, tick ‘enable on screen numeric input on entity creation' checkbox to add dimensions, apply fully define sketch tool to set dimensions of complex geometry in SOLIDWORKS, Loretta Stiurca, Design Point Solutions, Jan 7, 2015

Goals in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - purpose, definition of goals with reference to global, point, surface, volume, equation goal types, Joe Galliera, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Jan 8, 2015

Good Vibrations: Frequency Response Graphs in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 - frequency vs mode number graph, effective mass participation factor graph, cumulative effective mass participation factor graph that allows understanding model's dynamic response effectively, Jonathan Armstrong, HRS Blog, Jan 12, 2015

Convert DWG to SOLIDWORKS - import wizard to import DWG/DXF files directly into sketcher, employ 2D to 3D toolset in SOLIDWORKS to convert geometry from 2D sketches into full 3D model, Rod Mackay, Javelin Technologies, Jan 12, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Tips: How to Manage Quantities in Inspection Reports - capture radius dimension, visit characteristics manager to list multiple options, ungroup characteristics by selecting 'ungroup' option, Mathieu Fourcade, Solid Apps Blog, Jan 12, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Equipotential Conflicts: Design Rule Check, Pt 1 - tips to scan project for mismatched wires, potential shorts, other errors, YouTube, Dec 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Component Terminals Not Connected: Design Rule Check, Pt 2 - check if symbols, parts are being wired schematically in SOLIDWORKS drawings, YouTube, Dec 31, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Components Missing Part Assignment: Design Rule Check, Pt 3 - identifies components in project that is without manufacturer part assigned to prevent accidental omissions of components from BOM, YouTube, Jan 2, 2015

Tips for Working with Large Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS - load assembly in lightweight mode, each component is loaded only with minimal data, save assembly as eDrawings file to reduce file size, Solid Professor Blog, Jan 8, 2015

How to Assign BOM IDs and Edit Tables in SOLIDWORKS Composer - assigning BOM IDs manually, automatically with workshop, adjusting table, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Jan 8, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Drawings with Exploded Assembly View and Bill of Materials discusses steps to create exploded view, bring assembly into new drawing, create bill of materials before selecting parts in assembly to attach numbered balloon to assembly, Chris McAndrew, 3dEngr.com, Jan 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Path Length Dimension - expand dimension fly-out in command manager, select number of sketch entities to be included in path length dimension before adding sketch entities in path length property manager, Solid Apps Blog, Jan 8, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Drawing Notes with a Leader Line from the Top - create new drawing, insert annotation inside rectangle, select rectangle, text before going to annotation toolbar to generate blocks, clear lines from the block entities selection box to retain only note, Christian Maldonado, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 8, 2015

Multiple Installations of SOLIDWORKS Best Practices - run setup.exe, choose individual installation, add serial number if not populated, select new install, modify install locations before finishing installation, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 7, 2015

Which SOLIDWORKS Products Do I Have Installed? - launch 'my products' tool to obtain quick snapshot of software installation, SOLIDWORKS product line, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 8, 2015

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Reference Entity for Angle Mates to Prevent Flipping - select any linear edge on components used in angle mate, ensure if edge is parallel to both selections, pick any quadrants in selector to convert to obtuse angle, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Jan 8, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Downloading 2D Footprints & 3D Models - visit traceparts site to download components in manufacturer parts manager for SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, Jan 8, 2015

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Spline Leaders - adding spline leader to existing balloon, SOLIDWORKS Legion, Jan 8, 2015

Getting a Handle on Curvy Part Geometry - generate sketch entities on bent surface, create reference dimensions to splines, form new flattened geometry in new configuration/body before setting path length dimension in SOLIDWORKS, Andrew Jaskey, CAPUniversity, Jan 7, 2015

Sketch vs Feature Order in SOLIDWORKS - right click on name of part file to switch to flat tree view, ensure sketches are in correct order before creating features in SOLIDWORKS, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 7, 2015

Managing Contacts in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - employ interference detection tool to determine faces to be used, create contact visualization plot to visualize type of contact, define stress plot to create contact pressure plot in SOLIDWORKS, Paolo Olmos, HRS Blog, Jan 7, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Special Dimensions - methods to obtain arc length dimension, angle dimension without construction geometry, angle mates without construction geometry for lines, Solid Apps Blog, Jan 6, 2015

Creating an Exploded View in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - visit configuration manager, right click on configuration to be displayed, choose new exploded view from context menu, suppress features if current configuration contains bolts or minor elements to be excluded, Chris Johns, Infinite Skills Blog, Jan 6, 2015

SOLIDWORKS - Detect Collisions Between Components in Assemblies - Charn Jivaphaiboonskdi, YouTube, Dec 31, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create a Spring That Compresses - generate spring that will compress in context of assembly, YouTube, Dec 29, 2014

Meshing Issues with SOLIDWORKS Simulation - check for any interferences, follow procedure for all parts that are in assembly to assign contacts quickly in SOLIDWORKS, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 6, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 - Title Blocks - edit project document properties, then edit title block to pull up data, Jeff Jordan, YouTube, Dec 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Direct Editing - move face, delete face to obtain desired geometry in SOLIDWORKS, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Dec 24, 2014

Easy Macros, Pt 2: Query Face Geometry - open SOLIDWORKS document with solid/surface body before running macro, locate right API method in help file, access ISurface interface, set up DIM, SET statement to access identify method, Rhyc Sandberg, HRS Blog, Jan 5, 2015

Creating Threads in SOLIDWORKS for 3D Printing - create profile sketch, helix by sketching circle before using helix or spiral command, form swept cut once profile sketch, path is ready, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - How to Use Blocks - ways to create, edit, save, insert blocks into title block before editing fill color in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Dec 29, 2014

Creating Custom 2D Image Library Components - create images in SOLIDWORKS Composer, change paper space in properties pane, used align camera feature to get correct orientation of model, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Jan 2, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 Dynamic Connector Creation - apply connector wizard tool to manage specific tasks associated with connector pin management, choose symbols styles from connector symbol management wizard for schematically representing connectors, Andy Beaupre, CAPUniversity, Dec 31, 2014

Goldilocks and the Bend Parameters - implement bend parameters into part when flattened, divide bend area into neutral axis to calculate areas representing compression, tension in SOLIDWORKS, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, Dec 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 5 - employ L-bracket with internal sharp corner to determine effect of subsequent mesh refinement on stress results, access mesh control to regulate maximum element size on selected entity, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 31, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Design Rule Checks - An Introduction - visit command manager to access standard report template that is designed to scan project, click project tab to view list of DRC templates in SOLIDWORKS, Joe McDiarmid, HRS Blog, Dec 30, 2014

Using SOLIDWORKS to Design a Ring - create outer diameter to insert wrap feature, extrude second cylinder, turn off merge check box, apply untrim command to restore holes in center of surface, set thickness when symbols are untrimmed, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 25, 2014

Automating SOLIDWORKS for Pool Liner & Cover Design - import pool measure pro data, select CSV file, enter project information to create new pool project before importing pool data points in SOLIDWORKS, Eric van Essen, Javelin Technologies, Dec 31, 2014

Detect Collisions in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Assemblies - steps to detect, resolve colliding surfaces within SOLIDWORKS assembly or design, Dean Kerste, YouTube, Dec 27, 2014

Broken-Out Section View in a Drawing - create broken-out section, draw in desired area where view will be located with spline tool, activate selection box, adjust depth of cut based on selection in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Dec 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Tips and Tricks, Pt 3 - using sorting, grouping commands, organizing filtering bill of characteristics by inspection method, filter editor to build more complex filters using Boolean operators, Mathieu Fourcade, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Dec 13, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Tips and Tricks, Pt 4 - rebuild inspection project to check for new, removed characteristics, use compare tool to 'superpose' 2 drawings to identify characteristics, Mathieu Fourcade, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Dec 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Sensor Tool - helps user to set parameters within model or assembly that can then be monitored by SOLIDWORKS as design is being developed, Nick Jones, Solid Solutions, Dec 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Tips: How to Get the Best Out the Optical Character Recognition Engine - employ OCR add-in for reading information from picture, recognizes types of dimension, notes, apply searchable text PDF to extract information from PDF in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Apps Blog, Dec 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Create Interactive Documents  - tips to develop interactive documents for end user using SOLIDWORKS Composer, Daniel Lubbe, YouTube, Dec 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Weldment Trim Properties  - discusses different properties within trim tool of weldment function in SOLIDWORKS, Dane Potter, YouTube, Dec 22, 2014

Mouse Modeling: 3DConnexion SpaceMouse Wireless - employ integrated surfacing tools inside SOLIDWORKS to create metal base of mouse, create housing using lofted profile, apply knit command to form control knob, add LED appearances before finalizing model, Sameer Qureshi, Solid Solutions, Dec 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - New in 2015: Dynamic Connectors - tips to simplify design, create electrical connectors using dynamic connectors in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Dec 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Simulation Driven Product Design Webinar - discusses static analysis, trend tracker, fatigue analysis tools to tackle product design challenges in SOLIDWORKS, Arunachalam Thiraviam, YouTube, Dec 19, 2014

Periodic Domain in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - pick 'edit definition' in computational domain to switch on periodic condition, set Zmax, Zmin values to periodicity, match flow conditions on one side of domain in Z axis with other, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Dec 18, 2014

Emailing Large SOLIDWORKS Parts - open file, suppress all features to reduce size of SOLIDWORKS file, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Dec 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Quick Tip - Combine, Cavity, and Indent: What's the Difference? - understanding application of combine tool for adding/subtracting, cavity, indent tool for using cut option in SOLIDWORKS, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, Dec 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Adding a Grid to Your Balloon Drawing - open grid section in drawing tab, visit grid properties section to choose grid that covers entire sheet or create grid of selected region, YouTube, Dec 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - FloXpress - discusses benefits of using SOLIDWORKS FloXpress, Charn Jivaphiaboonskdi, YouTube, Dec 17, 2014

Incremental Bending with SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal - using split face tool, projecting series of sketches onto faces where more bends were to be added, Josh Altergott, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Dec 17, 2014

CAMWorks Quick Tip - Backing Up and Restoring Your TechDB - launch SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks, open CAMWorks options to check TechDB file location path that will allow creating back up copies of TechDB.mdb file, Hunter Cordeiro, HRS Blog, Dec 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Wicked Fast Study Variations - tips to create baseline, pressure vessel design studies that require numerous load-case permutations, open load case manager in SOLIDWORKS 2015 to study primary load cases, load case combinations, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Dec 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Creating a Helix Spring with Variable Pitch and Diameter - create basic circle, set dimensions, visit curves feature to set helix/spirals, select variable pitch to define helix in SOLIDWORKS, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Dec 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Creating Lids - tips to manually generate lids to apply boundary conditions for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, SOLIDWORKS FloXpress, Charn Jivaphiaboonskdi, YouTube, Dec 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Creating a Custom Project Template - tips to form customized template with settings that can be used to start ballooning any new drawing in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Dec 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Plastics - Cooling Lines - discusses effect of cooling lines in virtual mold, resultant temperature profiles in SOLIDWORKS Plastics, David Waltzman, YouTube, Dec 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Pierce Relation - advantages of using pierce relation between points, curve instead of coincident relation in SOLIDWORKS, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Dec 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Guide Curves - method to use guide curves for defining swept boss or cut in SOLIDWORKS, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Dec 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 4 - right click on study name, select properties to apply H-Adaptive, P-Adaptive solution methods to automate convergence process, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 12, 2014

How to Flatten a Hollow Cylinder - employ insert bends command that allows obtain flat pattern by selecting linear edge in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Exporting SOLIDWORKS Drawings as PNG Files - visit file, choose save as, options to adjust clarity, image quality of files before saving file as PNG type, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Custom OCR and Balloon Settings - discusses settings, options that controls OCR accuracy, standard balloons added to project, YouTube, Dec 15, 2014

Mirror SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal with Flat Pattern - 'break link to original part' option in mirror part command determines if mirrored sheet metal will include flat pattern, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, Dec 11, 2014

Using a Shell Mesh with Thin Components - set up simple stress test to determine maximum force that baubles will withstand before breaking, define thin walled solid bodies, re-mesh model to create shell mesh in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, Dec 10, 2014

New Paperless Environments with Model Based Definition - understanding MBD, basic ideas required to obtain true model based definition in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Dec 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Creating a Custom Report Template, Pt 1 - apply template editor to map attributes to reports in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Dec 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Creating a Custom Report Template, Pt 2 - modify custom report template to include conditional formatting that reflects pass/fail conditions, YouTube, Dec 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection - Creating a Custom Report Template, Pt 3 - add footer note to template to ensure that it works fine with any size project, YouTube, Dec 11, 2014

3 SOLIDWORKS Capabilities That will Make You a Better Engineering Student - create different versions of part or assembly within same file with SOLIDWORKS configurations, avail PhotoView 360 to generate quality photo-realistic renderings of design, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Dec 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Customer Portal Enhancement Request Submission - tips to use, navigate SOLIDWORKS customer portal to file enhancement request, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Dec 9, 2014

The Best of What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Webinar Series, Pt 1 - sketching, assembly mates, UI, chain pattern, move face enhancements, YouTube, Dec 8, 2014

3 Tricks to a Custom SOLIDWORKS Interface - avail drag, drop option to set function to existing command manager tab, customize S-key based on particular operations while in sketch, assembly or drawing, create customization menu containing command manager tabs, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, Dec 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Trim Entities - corner, power trim tools used for sketching in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Dec 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Interface 101 - tips to navigate, customize command manager, manage tabs, search for commands, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Dec 9, 2014

3 Quick HSMWorks Tips, Pt 2 - select single cavity inside pot to pattern, set machining boundary inside HSMWorks, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Dec 9, 2014

Route Your Way, It's Just an EW_PATH - sketch name EW_PATH that is found inside ducts coincide with 'create wire route path' name available in SOLIDWORKS, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Dec 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Swept Cut on a Cylinder - technique to model accurate swept along cylinder body in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Dec 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - SOLIDWORKS Composer Player Inside Adobe PDF - embed SOLIDWORKS Composer content into Adobe PDF files that allows full SOLIDWORKS Composer Viewer capabilities to be used by anybody opening file, Bruce Shawler, YouTube, Dec 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - AEC/BIM Support in 2015 - new wizard interface allows user define coordinate system orientation, helps de-feature model to protect intellectual property, YouTube, Dec 4, 2014

Prevent Data Loss with SOLIDWORKS Backup Tools - select backup/recovery tool in system options to save additional copies of file automatically, save source files periodically to use backup tools effectively in SOLIDWORKS, Sasi Sithambaram, CADimensions Blog, Dec 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Transform Animation Path - tips to recreate animation based on transform path in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, Dec 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic - Revisions - ways to create, use revisions inside SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, Dec 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic - Importing DWG Symbols - tip to import DWG/DXF symbols from other applications, assign intelligence to symbol inside SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, Dec 5, 2014

Hole Wizard Database File is Not the Expected Version - select hole wizard/toolbox from system options tab, browse to correct path to pick correct folder in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Apps Blog, Dec 4, 2014

Fun with Asymmetric Fillets in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - convert profile from elliptical to conic rho to allow style control, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 4, 2014

Custom Cameras and Lights in SOLIDWORKS - rendering, visualization tips to adjust camera depth of field, create fog, light bulb in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Johns, Infinite Skills Blog, Dec 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Quick Tip - How to Create a Custom Weldment Profile - sketch initial geometry before turning it into sheet metal part using 12 gauge selection from gauge table, convert edges to new sketch, fully define profile before saving sketch as library feature part, David Brown, Dec 2, 2014

Hold On: Don't Click There, Click Here in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - click on library tab, hold on archiving button located at top of manufacturer parts manager, hit archiving wizard to select specific areas, unarchive selections, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - How to Open Large Assemblies  - understanding methods to open large, problematic assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Aten, YouTube, Dec 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS What's New 2015 - Enhanced Workflows: Fillet Blends - split line, delete face, surface fill features of surface blending workflow in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Dec 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015: New Sketch Pop-Ups - select corner point connecting 2 lines to view pop-up, else acquire new pop-up by defining end of spline to connect to existing curve, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 2, 2014

Precise Placement of Forces and Fixtures - create sketch, select face(s) that are needed to be divided to form faces, generate split line within fixture or external loads in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 2, 2014

Hide Captures in SOLIDWORKS Inspection - apply feature from view menu to hide away all captured characteristics making remaining few much easier to spot, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Dec 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS What's New 2015 - Enhanced Drawing Angle Dimension - angle dimension using imaginary lines, flipping angle dimension to its vertically opposite angle, flipping angle dimension to its explementary angle in drawings environment, YouTube, Dec 1, 2014

SOLIDWORKS: Isometric Section View is a Right Mouse Click Away - select isometric section view to change section view to isometric view, choose remove isometric view option to change it back to original state, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 1, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Resize Imported Geometry Using the Move Face Command - invoke move face command to adjust imported geometry that does not have correct physical dimensions, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Nov 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Manipulate Your Loft with Connectors - tips to modify shape of loft in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Nov 26, 2014

How to Model & 3D Print a Custom Christmas Ornament - create sketch, extrude cylinder, apply wrap, split line, intersect, offset, combine, scale feature, set patterns to design ornament in SOLIDWORKS, Christopher Mowatt, CAPUniversity, Nov 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Model Items - create drawing views, navigate to annotation toolbar, press model items to select items from part model to be inserted in SOLIDWORKS drawing, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 27, 2014

Why Would SOLIDWORKS Flat Pattern Drawing View Display the Formed Part Instead? - right click on drawing view, employ open command to access part, manually suppress flat pattern feature in FeatureManager design tree to check any change in configuration or edit model, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, Nov 26, 2014

3 Quick HSMWorks Tips, Pt 1 - right click on HSMWorks tab to create new job, generate tool path easily, use 'protect' option to lock toolpath, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Nov 24, 2014

LED Light Bulbs with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - set up materials, heat/radiation sources on LED blocks, clone study before changing direction of gravity to rotate bulb for each study, invoke batch run command to run all simulations together, Franco Rotoli, CADimensions Blog, Nov 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS: Using Section View From Your Heads-Up Toolbar - click on section view from heads-up toolbar, enter pre-selected right plane in reference section plane box, add more cross section planes before selecting components in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 Load Case Manager - right click top icon of simulation static study tree, employ load case manager to define primary load cases, load case combinations, simulation data sensors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Nov 25, 2014

3 Thanksgiving Time Savers in SOLIDWORKS: Inspection - avail quick access toolbar to set customizations, add commonly used functions, adjust default tolerance settings inside project options to define default tolerance based on either precision or range, Cody Pendzich, SolidNotes, Nov 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Eliminate Prompts to Save Read Only Documents - tips to turn off dialog boxes that appear when working with assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Aten, YouTube, Nov 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Changing Multiple Toolbox Fasteners at One Time - employ filter bar in feature manager tree to change toolbox fasteners, properties of toolbox components, Jay Pierson, YouTube, Nov 24, 2014

Shortcuts and Other Time Saving Hints - scroll through open documents, assign shortcuts to tools used frequently, avail command search bar tool to search any command, open parts, assemblies directly from bills of materials in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Nov 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS API: Easy Macros - Tree Display Keyboard Shortcut - open tree display settings to view configuration name, display state name of components, create new macro from tools menu before saving as .SWP type, set DIM, SET statements, show/hide display state, Rhyc Sandberg, HRS Blog, Nov 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Introduction to Macros - tips to record macro, edit resulting code in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Nov 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Analyze Spot Welds - define spot welds using connectors on car frame, define no penetration condition between parts to ensure spot weld locations get loaded, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 21, 2014

How FEA Theory Can Save You Time - understanding linear static portion of SOLIDWORKS Simulation, running simple analysis on pliers, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Nov 20, 2014

So You Received Your MySolidWorks Professional Serial Number, Now What? - login to SOLIDWORKS customer portal, locate 'register my products' link, follow steps to complete registration of MySolidWorks Professional, Adam Harte-Maxwell, Javelin Technologies, Nov 19, 2014

Where are the Other Shear Stress Simulation Plots? - ensure that shear stress plots of other orientations have exact same values as others that are available in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Top 10 New Enhancements in 2015 - Replace Mate Entities - employ feature to replace all missing mate references in failed mates instead of repairing them one at time, YouTube, Nov 19, 2014

Pop-Up ToolBar Improvements in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - select perpendicular, tangent or equal curvature relations from pop-up toolbar in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Oct 26, 2014

Equidistance Points & Segments in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - create sketch on front plane, bring in 3-point arc, open sketch tools, select segment from list to set sketch points/parameters, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Oct 26, 2014

How to Create a DXF of a Sketch in SOLIDWORKS - create, save sketch as DXF to direct from part file, else copy sketch to clipboard, delete title block in drawing before pasting sketch, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 18, 2014

How To: Upgrade the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork Manager - locate installation media, ensure that no licenses are borrowed prior to upgrading SNL manager, transfer existing license, install, activate new version, Ashley Cheney, CADimensions Blog, Nov 18, 2014

Ever Been Caught Exceeding the Limit in SOLIDWORKS - click on add sensor tool to avail option of creating simulation data, mass properties, dimension, or measurement sensor, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Nov 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Top 10 New Enhancements in 2015 - Width Mate - employ feature to make telescoping assembly easier in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Nov 17, 2014

Using the SolidWorks Rx Utility - visit home, diagnostics, troubleshoot, system maintenance, add-in tab to diagnose common system issues, review problems in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Taylor, MCAD Tech Blog, Nov 14, 2014

Creating Left and Right Handed Sheet Metal Parts - create one side of part, employ mirror part tool to create other side of part before assigning different file names or part numbers to both parts in SOLIDWORKS, Sam Solloum, Design Point Solutions, Nov 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Animation Tips - filter to show keys for selected actor, create hotspot on selected component, Tony Riggs, YouTube, Nov 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer Tutorial: Fluid Flow Animation - apply texture on actor resembling presence of fluid in pipe, after adjusting scale, ratio of texture, activate textures workshop, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Nov 13, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Changing CAD File Names and Making Updates Still Work - Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 14, 2014

Studying the Next Generation of LED Light Bulbs - enable scale feature to create model, generate plus extrusion much larger than bulb to form circuit board geometry, turn on RealView, ambient occlusion, shadows to add realistic effect to bulb in SOLIDWORKS, Franco Rotoli, CADimensions Blog, Nov 13, 2014

Football Fun with SOLIDWORKS Motion - create SOLIDWORKS motion study, apply gravity, setup contact condition between goal post, ball before applying force on ball, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Nov 13, 2014

How to: Download the Latest SOLIDWORKS Software - login to customer portal, select 'downloads and updates' section in self-service area, visit downloads page to enter version in select version drop-down, accept agreements before downloading, installing software, Ashley Cheney, CADimensions Blog, Nov 11, 2014

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Equidistance Points & Segments - create sketch on front plane, set 3-point arc, select segments from sketch tools option to pick sketch points or segments, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Oct 26, 2014

Going Around in Bolt Circles - apply circular line by selecting 3 holes that define circle, click propagate icon to apply center marks with optional circular or radial lines in SOLIDWORKS, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Nov 12, 2014

Using Mates in SOLIDWORKS - tips to create, apply smart mates, advanced mating options within SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, YouTube, Nov 12, 2014

Collaboration in Plain SOLIDWORKS - visit system options, set external references, collaboration to increase SOLIDWORKS productivity, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Drawings - Hide/Show Edges - right click in feature manager design tree, select hide/show to show hidden edges, view drawing properties dialog, pick clear selections from show hidden edges tab to remove hidden lines from features, Rachel Diane York, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Plastic Design to Prototype - tips to design, validate, ensure manufacturability of injection molded part in SOLIDWORKS, David Waltzman, YouTube, Nov 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 - Simulation Load Case Manager - employ feature to quickly setup, evaluate variety of loading scenarios in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Nov 7, 201

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 3 - compare results in each subsequent analysis to determine time to stop convergence process, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 10, 2014

Fatigue Strength Reduction Factor - evaluate FS component to apply reduction factors to fatigue strength of selected bodies, check range of surface finish factor, loading factor, size factor in SOLIDWORKS, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 10, 2014

Here's the Easiest Way to Move & Rotate Your Models - press, hold left, right mouse button on geometry to move, rotate models in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Petrock, ModernTech Blog, Nov 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Clone Project - tips to copy project to new configuration in order to change settings while retaining results of previous project, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, Nov 10, 2014

Flatten a Sheet Metal Part That Has Intentional Interference - modeling up binder clip in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Simplify Using Porous Media - creating custom porous material, calibrating output data with lab test data, GoEngineer, YouTube, Nov 7, 2014

Generating Tapped Holes on Non-Planar Cylindrical Faces - generate positioning plane, select cylindrical face, another geometry to place new reference plane, pick hole type before adding relations, dimensions to 3D sketch to locate hole in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, Nov 6, 2014

How to: Create a SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal Account - go to customer portal, create account, enter serial number, verify company information, check 'export eligibility requirements' to create account, Ashley Cheney, CADimensions Blog, Nov 6, 2014

Smartcut: Using Power Select in Simulation - invoke power select tool, select faces, filter them by face color before applying pressure loading in SOLIDWORKS, Joe Galliera, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Nov 6, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Basics of the Sweep Feature - tips to create sweep feature in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Nov 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS What's New 2015 - Spline to Style Spline - differentiates splines with style splines, discusses ability to convert splines to style splines, YouTube, Nov 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Smart Components for Electrical 3D Users - employ feature to automate task of inserting component into assembly, YouTube, Nov 6, 2014

Introducing EXALEAD OnePart - Your Window to Information - find information by shape, description, value or attribute, install Enterprise PDM or Workgroup to allow OnePart scan vault, multiple vaults, Lawrence Checchi, CAPUniversity, Nov 5, 2014

Using the Gas Dynamic Calculator in Flow - visit flow drop down menu located in calculator tools menu to open table, check preview box to check formula created, export results of calculations by using report function in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Nov 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Re-Orient an Imported File - method to create new coordinate system on imported parts that may have improper alignment to existing planes, Jay Pierson, YouTube, Nov 3, 2014

Intelligent Drawing Sheet Zones in 2015 - access sheet format, click on 'edit sheet format' option to establish zone lines, add zones before using them in notes, annotations, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Nov 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide, Pt 4: Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation - visit installation manager, enter composer, composer player pro, SOLIDWORKS plastics, flow simulation serial numbers to install products, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 - Excel Export/Import - open project configurations window to create new Excel template, select Excel template to be exported, modify data within Excel before importing files to update project data, Julien Boissat, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Nov 3, 2014

Complex Curved Shapes Made Simple - uncheck 'merge results' box in second extruded boss to create multiple co-existing bodies, invoke combine command once part attains desired elements in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Changing Spin Box Increments in a Dimension - click in dimension, reset spin increment value rather than adjusting global setting, Jay Pierson, YouTube, Nov 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide, Pt 2: SNL Installation - launch license manager, activate product before adding exceptions in firewall options in SOLIDWORKS, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 3, 2014

Creating 3D Printable Vampire Fangs Using SOLIDWORKS - modeling some creepy custom vampire teeth, Solid Professor Blog, Oct 31, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide, Pt 3: Electrical Installation - click on product selection menu, more button on summary page to turn on products, configure locations, set SQL server if it has not been set before, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 30, 2014

Selection Techniques for Sheet Metal or Weldment Parts in Assemblies - select advanced select from select consolidation menu, fill out parameters to define search criteria, save criteria, click on manage searches tab to identify searches that is added to favorites in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Oct 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Where Do I Download SolidNetwork (SNL) Manager? - log-in to SOLIDWORKS customer portal, click 'downloads and updates' link, select latest version, accept licensing agreements, confirm language, SOLIDWORKS product before clicking SNL manager to download, Saeed Mojarad, Javelin Technologies, Oct 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit - employ bolts to set failure load equivalent of nail pull out force, add door frame to house walls, reduce door flex at door latch, Stephen Endersby, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Oct 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Plastics - Using Batch Manager to Run Multiple Studies - tips to setup multiple analysis jobs to run immediately or at later time, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, Oct 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide, Pt 1: Individual Installation - go to SOLIDWORKS customer portal to select log in button, click 'register my products' link after signing in to account, choose 2015 as version in downloads page before installing, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Plastics - Generating Reports - tips to automatically generate PowerPoint file or Word document to communicate results of analysis to others inside organization, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, Oct 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Plastics - Using Model Manager to Copy Projects - process to utilize model manager command inside SOLIDWORKS plastics to copy project, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, Oct 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Batch Run - method to solve sets of projects in prescribed order or simultaneously using batch run command, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, Oct 23, 2014

Drawing View Labels Enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - check 'add view label' option on view creation to add view label to new orthographic views, select other, views from document properties to automatically add view labels, Matt Lorono, The SOLIDWORKS Blog, Oct 28, 2014

Correcting File Paths After an Upgrade - employ copy settings wizard to save current settings, apply replace command to search for file path before replacing it with another path in SOLIDWORKS, Dave Murray, CADimensions Blog, Oct 28, 2014

I Didn't Know You Could Do That: Open Dialog Box Edition - hold ctrl key to select multiple files together for opening, right click on file to copy, paste, rename files in SOLIDWORKS, John Setzer, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Oct 28, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tools: Check Sketch for Feature and Repair Sketch - employ check sketch tool to verify sketch used for feature creation, select repair sketch dialog from sketch tools to view errors before rebuilding part to make it error free, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 27, 2014

Changing Drawing References in SOLIDWORKS - open edit referenced file locations dialog box, click in cell to edit path or file name, visit references tab in right pane to edit referenced files in SOLIDWORKS Explorer, Solid Apps Blog, Oct 27, 2014

Year of the Angle Dimension, Pt 5: Take a 180 - start smart dimension tool, select 2 collinear non-overlapping entities to create 180 degree angle in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Lorono, SOLIDWORKS Legion, Oct 27, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Meshing with Solid Elements in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - understanding anatomy of mesh, method of calculation of results, pros, cons of different element types in SOLIDWORKS, Corey Gulley, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Patterning Technique - tips to create linear pattern based on spacing between closest edges, Rhyc Sandberg, YouTube, Oct 15, 2014

Understanding Bend Allowance Options in SOLIDWORKS - flatten folded sheet, set accurate size of flat pattern by choosing 3 available options: Kfactor, bend allowance, bend deduction, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Oct 23, 2014

Putting the Spin in Flow: The New Rotating Mesh Feature - apply multiple rotating reference frame to assign zero revolutions per minute to non-rotating components, sliding mesh method to solve flow studies in SOLIDWORKS transient approach, Sasi Sithambaram, CADimensions Blog, Oct 23, 2014

Tip for Getting Exact Position of Cut Planes When Flow is Solving - display SOLIDWORKS, flow solver in 2 windows side by side, start with cut plot before selecting plane, drag ‘preview settings’ window on top of SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Oct 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling Basics, Pt 1 - discusses solids vs surfaces, surfaces to create solids, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, Oct 13, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - Segregation - tips to identify paths that routes take in 3D, separate high, low voltage wires in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, Oct 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hump Day Tips 09: Creating Flexible Assemblies - assesses need of flexible assembly, overview of 'make subassembly flexible' tool in SOLIDWORKS, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Oct 22, 2014

Virtually Reality: Making Realistic Renderings in SOLIDWORKS - set proper appearances by selecting surface finish, illumination settings in addition to color, turn on lights, prepare background, adjust camera, refine appearance, lighting, camera, scene settings before saving image, Andrew Jaskey, CAPUniversity, Oct 22, 2014

Bending Weldments with Instant 3D SOLIDWORKS 2014, Pt 2 - reviews bending bar, tips to apply weldment profiles, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, Sep 25, 2014

A Closer Look at the Magnifying Glass - open standard toolbar to check improved magnification selection tool, activate tool, scroll middle mouse button to allow magnifying glass zoom in, out on model in SOLIDWORKS, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, Oct 21, 2014

How to Calculate Fluid Volume of a Tank - create surfaces or planes that close fluid volume before applying intersect feature to intersect bodies, surfaces, planes in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Oct 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS: What are Inference Lines? And Did You Know You Can Change the Color of One? - visit color options, click on color scheme settings to edit line color, open background appearance to change viewport background color, tap apply scene icon to set appropriate scene to model, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 2 - calculate stress results at gauss points during solution process, check if difference between element, nodal stresses is less which otherwise may result due to insufficient mesh refinement, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Data Translation Tips - tips to work with imported geometry in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Oct 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Toolbar Modification the Easy Way - right click on any toolbar, select customize tool to add, remove or reorder icons on toolbar, hold ‘alt’ key to pick any icon before dragging it off toolbar to remove it, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 20, 2014

Year of the Angle Dimension, Pt 4: Symmetricality - sketch centerline, lines or points, select centerline, another line, create half-angled dimension, drag mouse cursor to opposite side of centerline before placing dimension in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Legion, Oct 17, 2014

Conservation of Energy in SOLIDWORKS Motion - employ motion analysis to simulate motion of models, simulate contact between objects by applying friction, John Trout, CADimensions Blog, Oct 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS: How to Create Ordinate Dimensions in a Detail View - create detail view of section, start horizontal ordinate dimension tool before adding 0 location on left edge of part in SOLIDWORKS, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hump Day Tips 08: Closing Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 4 - overview of filled surface tool, discusses multi-surface method, application of selection manager to specify inputs, analysis tools to double-check work, tips to smoothen out surface irregularities, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Oct 15, 2014

Get Wired with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - apply wire style, equipotential, wire properties together to automatically route connector wiring in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, Andy Beaupre, CAPUniversity, Oct 15, 2014

Using Snapshots to Capture a Moment in Time - right click to activate snapshot, create snapshot by using 'add take snapshot' command, or press alt+spacebar, add comments to snapshots once created in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Oct 14, 2014

Alternate Position Views for Parts - create intermediate file, insert part into assembly before adding additional configuration in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Oct 14, 2014

Sweeps with Guide Curves - When They Don't Work - select point in profile sketch, line of guide curve to create pierce sketch relations in SOLIDWORKS, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, Oct 13, 2014

Design Checks for SOLIDWORKS Electrical - select 'calculate cable duct filling ratio' option after routing wires, click calculation of cable duct filling ratio to display ratio, generate reports to display voltage drop, power loss with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, TMS CADCentre, Oct 1, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Derived Sketches - select sketch, pick face where new sketch is to be placed, click 'derived sketch' from insert menu to make sketch appear on plane, Solid Apps Blog, Oct 13, 2014

Power Drawing a Schematic Diagram in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - employ wire style selector to select number, types of wires drawn, connect wires drawn on top of each other, insert symbols from symbol library in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Michael Souders, CADD Edge, Oct 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Meshing Tips and Tools for Better Results, Pt 1 - visually inspect spotty results, refine, rerun to confirm if mesh is too coarse, check number of elements across thickness to determine areas of high stresses, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 9, 2014

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Equal Spacing Option for Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry - create scenarios automatically in updated linear pattern feature, employ selected reference option to gain better control for asymmetric profiles, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 9, 2014

Let SOLIDWORKS Create Your Flat Pattern Configuration - place flat pattern view in drawing to automatically create flat pattern in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Oct 9, 2014

Adding Wire Styles in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - open wiring manager, create wiring group by selecting 'add numbering group' button, set properties of group before choosing wire numbering schema, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Oct 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Drawing View with Assembly Components Displayed in Different Colors or Line Types - activate layers toolbar/dialog box, add layer, specify layer name, color, line style, select FeatureManager design tree to expand drawing view, avail component line font option to change line type, thickness, Sanja Srzic, Javelin Technologies, Oct 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hump Day Tips 07: Closing Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 3 - overview of surface types, discusses fill surface, loft surface, boundary surface method in SOLIDWORKS, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Oct 8, 2014

Using SOLIDWORKS for Design and Collaboration with Your Classmates - include every part/subassembly files when moving assembly to shared drive, apply 'pack and go' tool to transfer files from one place to another, check list of referenced parts/assemblies from find references section, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Oct 8, 2014

Determine the Average Stress in the Stress Concentration Area - edit first fixture by applying symmetry fixture directly on faces of symmetry, second fixture to prevent upper edge from translating in direction normal to front plane in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Professor Blog, Oct 2, 2014

10 Easy Ways to Improve Large Assembly Performance - create nested sub-assemblies, utilize configurations, pattern bodies instead of features, mate to primary planes, activate large assembly mode to optimize system options for working with large assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, Loretta Stiurca, Design Point Solutions, Oct 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Common Errors in Simulation - discusses mesh failures, model instability along with tips to fix/troubleshoot them in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Oct 3, 2014

Year of the Angle Dimension, Pt 2: Flipping Out - right click on angle, select display options, vertically opposite angle, flip any placed angle dimension to explementary angle in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Legion, Oct 6, 2014

Bundle All Your References in One Shot with SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go Feature - use the 'include drawings' option to grab all associated drawings, 'flatten to single folder' option takes all of references, puts them into one single directory, John Hall, CADD Edge, Oct 3, 2014

Year of the Angle Dimension, Pt 1: Imaginary Rays - start smart dimension tool, in drawing view, select model edge, select collinear, adjacent point, crosshair's segments, place dimension in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Legion, Oct 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hump Day Tips 06: Closing Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 2 - reviews revolved circular surface, discusses squircle, lofted surfaces, tips to maintain continuity across new surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Oct 1, 2014

Sketch - Tracing Images - activate Autotrace functionality, employ ‘sketch picture’ command to insert image into sketch, scale, position image before tracing image, apply boss extrude feature to extrude sketch profile in SOLIDWORKS, Nick Jones, Solid Solutions, Oct 1, 2014

The ABC of Weldment Profiles in SOLIDWORKS - understanding folder structure for weldment profile, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's CAD CAM Blog, Sep 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Surfacing - employ sketcher to convert traditional splines into style splines, Andrew Berwald, YouTube, Sep 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Sketch Tools - discusses sketch relations, click midpoint line to create line symmetrical from midpoint of line, Krystine Thoroughman, YouTube, Sep 29, 2014

What Kind of Dog are You? SOLIDWORKS Display States & Configurations - definition of Configurations, using, editing them, usage in drawings, reasons to use configurations, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Wrap Feature - employ wrap command to emboss/deboss material based on flat sketch, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Sep 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Routing - tips to apply rectangular piping in SOLIDWORKS, John Lieber, YouTube, Sep 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Treehouse  - employ tool to create, modify assemblies in diagram interface, Tandy Banks, YouTube, Sep 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Chain Component Pattern  - visit chain pattern PropertyManager to pattern components along chain path in SOLIDWORKS, Nic Rady, YouTube, Sep 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hump Day Tips 05: Closing Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 1 - overview of surfacing tools, capping ends scenario, extrude, evolve surface method, flat vs curved surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Smack, Sep 25, 2014

Tip: Use Design Checker to Find Dangling Dimensions - visit build checks inside design checker option, create new standards file, choose dangling dimension/annotation, un-check pre-defined standards in design-checker task pane before adding new standards in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Apps Blog, Sep 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Registry Reset: Dude, Where Did My Settings Go? - type regedit in Windows start search, open key, add prefix to rename folder while resetting registry, maintain backup or save registry settings to resolve unexplained issues in SOLIDWORKS, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Sep 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS PhotoView: Keep Your Perspective - change aspect ratio to set perfect perspective, avoid clipping in SOLIDWORKS, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Sep 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Know for September - hit tab key while hovering mouse over part to hide part, employ 'save as' to replace references of virtual component, manage splines by resetting all handles, Jenn Precopio, CADimensions Blog, Sep 23, 2014

How to Insert a Hex Bolt into an FDM 3D Printed Part - model bolt in SOLIDWORKS, open model into Insight software before printing part on Fortus 250 printer, Dave Belanger, YouTube, Sep 23, 201

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 What's New - Shells  - employ shell manager to specify properties of shells in model easily, Derrick Franklin, YouTube, Sep 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - SOLIDWORKS Inspection - employ inspection add-in, standalone interface to easily export, import inspection projects in SOLIDWORKS, Tandy Banks, YouTube, Sep 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Plastics  - pattern at mesh stage before going into analysis package in SOLIDWORKS, Bruce Shawler, YouTube, Sep 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New - Drawings  - employ spline leader for drawing patterns or adding notes/balloons, check new options to set location label, Tony Riggs, YouTube, Sep 19, 2014

Sheet Format vs Templates in SOLIDWORKS - templates are saved for parts, assemblies, drawings, sheet formats apply only in drawings, right-click anywhere on drawing to edit sheet format, visit titleblock to add links to custom properties, Ashley Johnson, DASI Solutions, Sep 18, 2014

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Update Training - Parts & Features - learn new surface feature enhancements like flattening, adding curvature combs to surfaces, Solid Professor Blog, Sep 18, 2014

Goal Convergence Symbols in Flow Simulation - tick analysis interval option to check if current value goal is within criterion goal, select 'show convergence history' to enable convergence symbols in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Sep 18, 2014

Recent Developments in SOLIDWORKS - preview tiles to view, click expand icon, avail options to edit file, view in read-only, fully resolved, lightweight, large assembly, design review or quick view modes, set particular configuration, display state, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Sep 18, 2014

DimXpert and Copy Scheme for Configurations - employ DimXpert to dimension gripper pad instance, copy scheme tool to replicate annotation schema from one configuration to other in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Apps Blog, Sep 17, 2014

Create Offset Surfaces in SOLIDWORKS - tips to generate extended surface for asymmetrical 3D solid body, techniques to form complex geometry, cutouts, Matt Perez, YouTube, Sep 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer: 5 Things I Wish I Had Known from the Beginning - click 'zoom fit all' icon to zoom model, verify mode by visiting icon in display window, hit 'set as SOLIDWORKS button' to control mouse movements, create custom orientations using view orientation window, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Sep 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Custom Cross Hatch - tips to read custom hatch pattern table, set data items to describe linear path in SOLIDWORKS, Eloise Jean, Innova Systems, Sep 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS with Bleach or Who Turned Out the Lights? - click on display manager icon to edit ambient light settings, else change viewport background to allow visibility of white shirt, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Sep 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Wire Harnessing - develop schematic to create well devised bundle, design, create harness drawing using routing, electrical tools, Brian Do, MCAD Tech Blog, Sep 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hump Day Tips 04: Methods for Fine-Tuning Splines - reasons for occurrence of curvature inflections, utility of conic curve tool, style splines in SOLIDWORKS, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Sep 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Tutorial - Custom Context Menus Graphics Area - customize context sensitive popup menus to make commonly used commands handy while modeling in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Briand, YouTube, Sep 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Keyboard Shortcuts - open software, click arrow on far right side of quick access toolbar to select 'more commands,' choose keyboard tab in customize screen to pick command to be added as shortcut, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Sep 16, 2014

Surf Through Your Models - Why Use SOLIDWORKS Surfacing? - helps in creating geometry that is tangent to edges or has no flat ends, controls every face in model independently, Sasi Sithambaram, CADimensions Blog, Sep 16, 2014

Controlling Tolerances and Decimal Precision in Drawings - click hole callout to add tolerances, employ 'unit precision' drop down to specify decimal precision of main value in SOLIDWORKS drawing, Solid Professor Blog, Sep 16, 2014

Modeling a Bike - The Frame - start with 2 straight cylinders in SOLIDWORKS, connect cylinders with frame shapes using lofts, tips for creating straight shafts that are horizontal, Jack Murphy, Solid Solutions, Sep 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Flattening Surfaces - copy surface of pipe, flatten complex surface with ability to export flattened shape into .dwg file, YouTube, Sep 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Tutorial - Radial Explode - creating exploded configuration of assembly, YouTube, Sep 15, 2014

How to Insert a Title Block into SOLIDWORKS Composer - capture image of drawing title block, turn off ground and grid options located on render tab, change foot color to white, insert image using image 2D tool, Dave Bazinet, CADD Edge, Sep 12, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2014 - How to Export Transient Thermal Results into a Static Study - Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, Sep 12, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection: Filters are Your Friends - click on filter icon to activate filter menu, select quick or custom filter options to show items that match value of property selected, apply numeric ranges, maximums, minimums for greater control, Cody Pendzich, SolidNotes, Sep 11, 2014

Hump Day Hot Tip 03: Working with Style Splines in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - overview of style spline, methods for locking, smoothing style spline, tips to combine 2 splines into same sketch, smoothen out 2 connected splines in SOLIDWORKS, Adam O'Hern, SolidSmack, Sep 11, 2014

Anatomy of a Cable: Handling the Accessories - define components with relevant manufacturers' part information, 2D symbols, 3D models, save defined component in SQL database before using it in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Andy Beaupre, CAPUniversity, Sep 10, 2014

Keeping Your Skills Sharp - design part file using separate bodies, create assembly, rope as swept features, decide on fabric, cushion of chair, render image in SOLIDWORKS, Dave Murray, CADimensions Blog, Sep 10, 2014

Using Design Studies Can Save You Hours - run static study with specific transient thermal time step to view transient stresses, link design study before setting any or all transient time steps to vary in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Sep 10, 2014

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - Chain Component Pattern - employ chain component pattern from command manager to simulate link based power transmission chains, belts in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Briand, YouTube, Sep 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer Tool - helps user go through each step of CAD modeling process by stepping through each feature, sketch as they were created, Sam Solloum, Design Point Solutions, Sep 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Leak Tracker - tips to find unwanted opening in internal flow project in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Sep 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Custom Cross Hatching - open hatch pattern file, read table, check angle at which lines are drawn, 2D coordinates of point before applying default cross hatch for material, Ed Hawkins, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Sep 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Tips: Dimensions and Relationships - easy method to add dimensions, sketch relationships faster in SOLIDWORKS drawing, YouTube, Aug 21, 2014

How to Avoid Frustrating Errors in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - performing internal analysis on fluid area using wizard tool, making model watertight in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Sep 3, 2014

5 Steps You Should Take Before Showing Your FEA Results to Anyone - make sure you ask right question, do sanity check, make sure mesh doesn't matter, test second failure condition, document assumptions, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Sep 4, 2014

Resetting the SOLIDWORKS Registry - click on search bottom, type regedit, expand registry editor folder to locate sub-folder under SOLIDWORKS, rename folder, reset software options to create new registry folder, TMS CADCentre, Sep 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Data Management In-Depth - employ SOLIDWORKS EPDM to integrate data in single environment where simulation files can be managed for different model, set workflow, create custom interface, Ramesh Lakshmipathy, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Sep 4, 2014

Communicating PMI with New SOLIDWORKS MBD - model-based definition helps communicate product, manufacturing information in 3D, defines, organizes, publishes 3D PMI, offers drawing-less manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 2015, will be available for $1,995 from October, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Sep 4, 2014

Moving Drawing Views Between Sheets - employ 'drag and drop' or control paste options to move drawing views in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Professor Blog, Sep 4, 2014

External Flow Simulation and Internal Fans - external flow type may include any number of internal flow fields, employ internal fan type in both internal, external flow fields, fan field is not equal to flow domain type in SOLIDWORKS, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Sep 3, 2014

Free SOLIDWORKS from Performance Constraints-Laptop Comparison - slim, lightweight machines that support SOLIDWORKS are still slower when compared to larger machines with similar hardware, choose Windows 7 operating system to increase SOLIDWORKS performance, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 3, 2014

The Beach Ball Icons in SOLIDWORKS - select face, copy appearance, pick another face to paste appearance, remove appearance by opening appearances list in SOLIDWORKS, John Setzer, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Sep 3, 2014

Gate Type in SOLIDWORKS Plastics - model gate, merge runner, sprue into part to mesh gate along with model, add injection location to end of sprue before adding injection location, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Sep 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tech Tip: Shrink Fits and Press Fits - apply shrink fit option to solve deformation of male/female interface, select 'list result force' to extract forces from fixtures, apply result force tool to determine forces required to create motion, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 2, 2014

What Sheet Metal Bend Tables Does SOLIDWORKS Provide with Its Installation? - apply bend, gauge, calculation tables to input bend allowances or bend deductions, calculate sheet metal flatten length in SOLIDWORKS, Mario Iocco, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, Sep 1, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Routing Electrical - Cables - tips to create cable route in 3D, form 2D flattened drawing of cable from scratch in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, Sep 2, 2014

Bending a Bar in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Instant 3D Creates a Flexible Bar  - create solid bar, define shape to allow for bending, replace profile in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, Sep 2, 2014

Device Wiring: Using Formulas to Deliver Specific Wire Numbers - utilize information existing in variables via formula manager, apply PLC I/O wire number formula to obtain wiring numbers in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 28, 2014

Making Visuals in SOLIDWORKS vs Composer - compares SOLIDWORKS tools with Composer tool set that are used in creating images, Jesse Sprague, YouTube, Aug 29, 2014

Project Your SOLIDWORKS Appearances, Not Your Emotions - create honeycomb image, form custom appearance of image, visit edit appearance dialog, surface finish tab to adjust texture of model, click mapping tab to set projection option, Andrew Jaskey, CAPUniversity, Aug 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - SketchXpert - tips to fix over-defined sketches that are invalid or unsolvable in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, Aug 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Model Property Tools, Pt 4: Check - 'check entity' tool from 'evaluate CommandManager tab' help users check model geometry to identify undesirable geometry like invalid faces, invalid edges, short edges, minimum radius of curvature, edge gaps, vertex gaps, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 26, 2014

Running SOLIDWORKS on a Mac - employ Boot Camp or Parallels to run Windows 7/8 in Mac OS, install supported graphics card like Quadro or FireGL to increase SOLIDWORKS productivity, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Aug 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Know - click curve near endpoint before invoking sketch command, asterisk symbol indicates change in document, employ keyboard arrow keys to control rollback bar, Jenn Precopio, CADimensions Blog, Aug 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Model Property Tools, Pt 3: Section Properties - select sketch or face, invoke section properties command to determine section properties of sketch in sketching environment, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 25, 2014

How to Easily Create Sheet Metal Hems in SOLIDWORKS  - discusses open, closed, teardrop, rolled hem types, tips to add metal working processes to parts in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Aug 14, 2014

Creating Standard Files in SOLIDWORKS - method to gather files for standard library, discusses toolbox, hole wizard, design library, templates in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, YouTube, Aug 21, 2014

Creating a Black Box in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - insert black symbol into schematic drawing, assign component information to black box before loading black box from library in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Aug 22, 2014

Quick and Easy Analysis of Document References - go to file, select find references option to identify location where software is looking for files in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Aug 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal Access - visit 'register my products' under my support section, enter serial number, select version to access knowledge base, downloads, Ashley Johnson, DASI Solutions, Aug 21, 2014

Taking the Xpress Out of Simulation - compares SimulationXpress with SOLIDWORKS simulation package, SimulationXpress limits simulation to single part rather than analyzing full assemblies, fixes only faces, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Aug 21, 2014

How to Use SOLIDWORKS Composer Projects - An 8 Step Guide - save assembly file once created, open Composer to import assembly, select configuration to import before converting SOLIDWORKS file into Composer, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, Aug 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Model Property Tools, Pt 2: Mass Properties - explore mass properties window before reporting values, decimal places, material density, adjust accuracy level to change speed/coarseness of calculations, update mass properties information before saving document to enhance system performance, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 20, 2014

Shortcuts to Enterprise PDM Vault Subfolders - browse to folder whose shortcut is to be created, copy folder path, create Windows shortcut manually with folder path before selecting work mode from tools menu, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Aug 20, 2014

How to Use a Sheet Format in SOLIDWORKS Composer - create new project, set white project background, insert, link 2D vector image to sheet format file, select actors before creating custom view form workshop ribbon, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Aug 20, 2014

Simple Steps for Stopping Tears and Starting 3D Print Projects in SOLIDWORKS - create new assembly file, sketch extents of printbed in layout, form each piece as new part in assembly, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Model Property Tools, Pt 1 - apply measure tool to check distances, angles, radii, size between points, surfaces, planes, set measure units/precision options before using tool in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS SNL Options - offers organization with flexibility to use SOLIDWORKS licenses, allows administrators employ tools that are based on FlexLM technology, Eloise Jean, Innova Systems, Aug 1, 2014

Reduce Manufacturing Errors with Sheet Metal Bend Tables - set bend order, right click to select edit feature, specify order of bend before inserting bend table into SOLIDWORKS drawing, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Aug 19, 2014

Hints & Tips: Select Other - choose 'select other' option to hide entity directly underneath selection, left click on model to pick required selection in SOLIDWORKS, Jake Gosling, CADtek Blog, Aug 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Icosahedron Surfacing Tutorial - sketch rectangles on each plane, set dimensions, apply planar surface tool to create surface on plane before mirroring surface across front plane, Solid Professor Blog, Aug 19, 2014

Copy with Mates - employ feature to copy, mate multiple components faster in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Aug 19, 2014

Conjugate Heat Transfer in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, Step-by-Step - prepare geometry, create flow simulation project, select project wizard to set project name, configuration, unit system, analysis type, default fluid, 'initial and ambient conditions' before setting thermodynamic parameters, Terence Woo, HRS Blog, Aug 18, 2014

The Importance of Organization - organized feature tree allows easy usage of search tool, improves SOLIDWORKS productivity by saving time for sharing files, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 18, 2014

Creating Custom Sheet Metal Forming Tools in SOLIDWORKS - create part to be used as forming tool, click forming tool, select face as stopping face, faces to remove before defining insertion point, Solid Apps Blog, Aug 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Inserting Model Dimensions into a Drawing - tips to bring in drawing dimensions from entire part or from just few features in SOLIDWORKS, Tony Riggs, YouTube, Aug 15, 2014

Getting Motivated with SOLIDWORKS Motion - defining motion of driving motor or force, discussing segments, data points, expression motor definitions, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Aug 14, 2014

Hole Wizard Database File is Not the Expected Version - select hole wizard/toolbox system option, set correct path, pick correct data folder before clicking ok in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Path Length Dimension for a Group of Sketch Entities - tips to model sketch that can have fixed length for group of elements, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Aug 14, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Weldments Alignment Option - create construction sketch geometry, form plane based on sketch line, set new sketch on top plane to adjust length, spacing for weldment profiles before using alignment selection box in SOLIDWORKS, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 13, 2014

How to Animate CAM Motion in SOLIDWORKS - create path by opening 3D sketch, convert one edge of groove into sketch, move sketch along CAM axis to midpoint of groove before coincidentally mating sketch point of follower to path sketch of CAM, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity,  Aug 13, 2014

Excluding Components from Your Simulation Studies - right click on component located in simulation tree to select 'exclude from analysis' command, else create configuration for simulation study to suppress components not required in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 13, 2014

Design Studies with SOLIDWORKS Premium - tips to analyze assembly, determine trends to make better design decisions, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Aug 13, 2014

Electronics Cooling Module for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - evaluate design features quickly, compare different ventilation options by simply swapping configurations in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Aug 13, 2014

Quick Filters in SOLIDWORKS - toggle icon on/off located in right corner of window to filter part files, assembly files, drawing files, top level assembly in SOLIDWORKS, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 14, 2014

Revolved Cores in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - create open sketch, form revolved surface, employ intersect feature to intersect solid bodies, revolved surface in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 12, 2014

Section Views in SOLIDWORKS - show internal details of parts, assemblies by creating views in SOLIDWORKS drawings, YouTube, Aug 5, 2014

Using Hole Wizard and Hole Table Together - check 'near side countersink' option located at bottom of options dialog, adjust diameter, angle to obtain both hole wizard, chamfer properties in SOLIDWORKS hole table, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 11, 2014

Create Curves Faster: The Style Spline in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 3 - if style spline terminates on endpoint of another entity, hold down Alt key while double clicking to end curve in order to automatically apply tangent relation at that endpoint, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Aug 8, 2014

Design Iterations Using Trend Tracker - apply 1000 psi to circular face, fix bolt holes, set up trend tracker in SOLIDWORKS, change thickness of rib, study effects on results, Franco Rotoli, CADimensions Blog, Aug 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Insert Molding - consider 2-part model, identified, SOLIDWORKS Plastics can identify parts as cavity, insert, generates tetrahedral mesh to capture geometry, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 8, 2014

Surface Splines and Equation Splines - creating barrel cam, appropriate cam groove in part using SOLIDWORKS, Drew Potter, MCAD Tech Blog, Aug 8, 2014

How Effective is Your Insulation? - generate suitable model for study, turn on SOLIDWORKS Simulation add-in, create study, apply variables to it, TMS CADCentre, Aug 6, 2014

Get Control with Global Variables - creating, assigning global variables to model dimensions using equations or modify dialog box in SOLIDWORKS, Christopher Mowatt, CAPUniversity, Aug 6, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Creating Animations - discusses steps that can help create animations easily using composer in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Aug 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Sheet Metal Fold and Unfold Tools - employ sheet metal commands that allows cutting parts in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, Aug 6, 2014

Learn How to Use SOLIDWORKS Configuration Publisher - when inserting parts, sub-assemblies into main assembly, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Aug 6, 2014

Designing Our 3D Printer Lab - creating floor plan of office building in SOLIDWORKS, verify that required furniture, printers would fit inside new lab design, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, Aug 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Explorer - Where Used Function - define search location, set up folder search path using options icon, visit 'references/where used' tab to add folder where assembly file is to be stored, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 5, 2014

How Do You Change Line Thicknesses in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing? - visit system options, document properties menu to adjust line thickness before saving drawing as template in SOLIDWORKS, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 5, 2014

How I Use CFD to Play with Coffee in SOLIDWORKS - CFD analysis measures heat, bulk changes in pressure, back-calculates thermal loads or pump pressure to improve system's performance, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Aug 5, 2014

How to Create a Custom Interface for Entering File Properties in SOLIDWORKS - click property tab builder from resources tab, press 'create now' in custom properties tab, store tab templates in properties.txt file, Solid Apps Blog, Aug 4, 2014

Why Bezier Curves Matter: The Style Spline in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 2 - advantages of using Bezier curve over B-Spline: control, continuity, quality, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Aug 4, 2014

Summer of Simulation, Pt 2: Why Your Designs Get Better When 50% of Them Fail - 50% sure test has equally uncertainty whether test will succeed or fail, consider example of bracket using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, July 31, 2014

Learn SOLIDWORKS Simulation in Under 11 Minutes Tutorial - simulating linkage arm being pulled with force of 500 lbs, Nicholas Luyster, Go Simulation, Aug 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - An Unexpected Tool Inside the Laboratory - modeling flow of air inside enclosure, Marie Planchard, SOLIDWORKS Teacher Blog, Aug 4, 2014

An Opposite Hand Blog, Pt 2: Thinking Inside the Bounding Box - select any 2 parallel faces to create midplane, apply 'create opposite hand version' option to correct orientation of flipped parts in SOLIDWORKS, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Aug 4, 2014

Locate Your Graphically Heavy Components in SOLIDWORKS - employ graphics-triangles property to determine components that causes slow down of graphics in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 5, 2014

Creating Spur and Helical Gears with SOLIDWORKS - choose part template, right click on component icon to unhide equations manager, set global variable name, values to calculate pitch/root diameter, base circle before creating sketches, YouTube, July 24, 2014

Manipulate and Modify 3D Solids in Bentley MicroStation - basic object manipulation and editing commands, applying to 3D primitives vs 2D drawings, Peter Mann, YouTube, Aug 1, 2014

Freeform Surfacing with a Network of Curves in Bentley MicroStation - tips to create custom surface using mesh network of curves, Peter Mann, YouTube, Aug 1, 2014

Stress Values in Specific Places - Sensors - click on top of sensors folder to avail 'add sensor' option, set sensor type, data quantity, generate reference points before adding sensor to monitor stress in SOLIDWORKS, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, July 31, 2014

The Beach Ball Icons in SOLIDWORKS - select appearances to pick face, override appearance by choosing level to be affected, copy/paste appearances, click on red 'X' to remove appearance from any level, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 31, 2014

Free SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profiles - open design library, expand contents folder, visit weldments section to choose standards to be downloaded, locate weldment profile path, paste unzipped contents into folder, Lars Christensen, CADimensions Blog, July 30, 2014

Robots in Disguise: SOLIDWORKS Display States & Configurations - adjust display states to control appearance of model, access display states from feature or configurations manager, visit display pane edits to edit active display state, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 30, 2014

Nonlinear Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium - tools allows testing designs that undergoes large deformations or have varying material properties, YouTube, July 30, 2014

How Can I Download All the Files of an Assembly So That I Can Work with Them Locally? - employ 'pack and go' functionality to copy SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, drawings, design tables, decals, appearances, scenes together into zip file while keeping file references intact, Solid Professor Blog, July 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Weldments Overhauled - Learn How to Take Advantage - tips to create weldment profile in SOLIDWORKS, Mikhael Sande, YouTube, July 17, 2014

About the SolidWorks Part Reviewer - turn on add-in, use play controls to walk through model feature-by-feature or play entire part automatically, Greg Jankowski, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, July 23, 2014

How to Render Cosmetic Threads - apply metal appearance to cylindrical face of part, edit appearance, visit mapping tab to pick cylindrical face, adjust shape/size of image until cosmetic threads are of reasonable size in SOLIDWORKS, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, July 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS: What Makes a Golf Ball? - split line command to split construction surface into triangular sections, employ edges to pattern bodies of revolve feature, apply mirror commands to create entire golf ball, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, July 29, 2014

An Opposite-Hand Blog, Pt 1 - modify tool to mirror sketch vertically or horizontally by adjusting handle, pick mirror as feature to create separate mirror feature in tree unlike sketch mirror in SOLIDWORKS, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, July 25, 2014

Get a Handle on SOLIDWORKS Weldments - learn about 3D sketches, profiles, YouTube, July 23, 2014

Benefits of Using Derived Configurations in SOLIDWORKS - creating parent configurations of bicycle wheel, adding derived configurations for each; derived configurations helps create parent-child relationships within individual configurations, Matt Goldwater, CADdigest.com, July 28, 2014

A Solution for Designing with Fabrics in SOLIDWORKS - employ ExactFlat to integrate 3D to 2D flattening, pattern making tools, nesting, documentation inside SOLIDWORKS, Rod Mackay, Javelin Technologies, July 26, 2014

Creating Symbols with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - add part to manufacturer parts manager, insert symbol to symbols manager before associating it to manufacturer part, insert symbol into schematic once symbol is drawn, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, July 24, 2014

Using Spring Connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation to Reduce Complexity in Your Analysis - replace components with spring connectors to minimize number of components to be meshed, improve solve time, shorten analysis setup time, Paolo Olmos, HRS Blog, July 24, 2014

Tips for Submitting an Enhancement Request - fill request form briefly while making it appear business type, easy to implement, popular to SOLIDWORKS users, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, July 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Plot Manager - tips to manage displays of multiple simultaneous plots, Tim Roberts, YouTube, July 24, 2014

What Makes Simulation Professional? - SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional has additional study types, functionalities like design study with optimization of simulation data, submodeling study, edge weld connector, trend tracker, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 23, 2014

Selection Filters - selection filters in SOLIDWORKS help limit choice of selection within graphics area or drawing sheet, toolbar allow user specify behavior of selection filter, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 23, 2014

Getting the Correct Orientation - 'normal to' command is used to bring selected face flat to screen in SOLIDWORKS, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, July 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 vs Inventor 2015 Filleting Showdown - compares issue related to filleting component in SOLIDWORKS with Inventor when specific piece of geometry is considered, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, July 23, 2014

Taking a Deep Dive into the Style Spline in SOLIDWORKS, Pt 1 - style splines makes use of simple construction geometry to define size/position, additional control points results in higher degree of curve that allows creation of complex shapes, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, July 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 4 - Hole Alignment - employ feature to check assemblies for misaligned holes, displays detected misalignments, reports maximum deviation between centers for each set of misaligned holes, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, July 22, 2014

EPDM - Using Copy Tree - click tools menu in local vault view to open copy tree, copy files to folder or compressed archive, include drawings, visit search tools to find file warnings in SOLIDWORKS EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, July 22, 2014

Leak Tracking in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - activate leak tracker tool from flow drop down menu, select 2 faces that is inside, outside of geometry, hit 'find connection' button to allow flow find leak route, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, July 22, 2014

Macro Creation in SOLIDWORKS - employ component selection feature to create macro, unsuppress items in SOLIDWORKS assembly, YouTube, July 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tips and Tricks: Line Color and Lofting - tips to change sketch line color, line weight, using lofting tools, modifying lofting controls in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, July 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 3 - Clearance Verification - employ tool to check clearance between selected components in assemblies, select components to verify minimum acceptable clearance value, visit options menu to adjust clearance options, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, July 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Search to the Rescue - click on dropdown beside magnifying glass to search for SOLIDWORKS help topics, access knowledge base, community forum, commands, files & models, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, July 21, 2014

Generating a 3D Sketch of an Intersection: Intersection Curve Tool - determine pieces of geometry before calculating intersections, locate intersection curve tool to create intersection curve between 2 surfaces in SOLIDWORKS, Allen McLeod, MCAD Tech Blog, July 21, 2014

Mirroring a Part in SOLIDWORKS - click on mirror part to open 'insert part PropertyManager,' visit transfer tab to include combination of items from source part before choosing to edit mirrored part features, Solid Apps Blog, July 21, 2014

Sharing Variables & Equations Between Models - determine variables/equations that are to be shared within parts, open part file containing equations, select variables/equations to export, check 'link to file' box to obtain text file in SOLIDWORKS, John Trout, CADimensions Blog, July 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 2 - Interference Detection - checking for interferences in assembly, excluding hidden bodies, hidden components, selected component, designating part as fastener for interference detection, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 17, 2014

Creating Custom Templates in SOLIDWORKS Electrical - visit projects manager to create, edit template, select language for template, right click project, document to add more books, folders, or schemes, employ configurations tool to modify project settings, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, July 17, 2014

Fun Tricks with Contour Plots in SOLIDWORKS - discusses examples that can be used to modify appearance of contour plot while conveying results to audience, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, June 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Help - Command Search helps find features that contain part of command name, get location of command, description of command's function, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions, July 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Thickness Analysis Tool - reviews model to locate thin areas, or areas that fall outside specified range, Scott Durksen, YouTube, June 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Validation Tools, Pt 1 - open move component property manager to apply move component command, visit move settings to select move, rotate, options, dynamic clearance, advanced options settings in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, July 16, 2014

Tracing Patterns onto 3D Surfaces - employ mirror feature to finalize shape of half sphere, save flame pattern as JPEG, add plain appearance to spherical face of component before browsing pattern in SOLIDWORKS appearance file path to edit it, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, July 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Utilities - discusses compare options, feature paint, geometry analysis, symmetry check, report manager in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, YouTube, July 11, 2014

Design Insight Plot: Locations of Max Loading - right click on results folder to select design insight plot, adjust load level slider to right, left to make entire model appear blue, translucent respectively in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, July 15, 2014

Hole in the Ball - visit color options, locate surfaces, open edges to change default blue colors to some prominent color, set display model to 'hidden lines removed' to avoid any background, model appearance distractions in SOLIDWORKS, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, July 15, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Using Path Mate for an Animation, Pt 1 - using path mate to make ball travel from rest, over training mannequins, then into net, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 14, 2014

Using SOLIDWORKS Design Checker - available only in SOLIDWORKS Professional, Premium only, has modules: build checks, check active document, check against existing file, Solid Apps Blog, July 14, 2014

Bounding Boxes are Not for Weldments Alone - turn part into weldment when modeling part, expand cut list item in feature tree before choosing 'create bounding box' option, add reference dimensions to show actual dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, July 14, 2014

Creating Cut-Away Drawing Views - employ tool to allow cut feature stay outside component drawing optionally without requiring alternate configurations in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, July 14, 2014

Composite Analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - reports factor of safety against failure according to Tsai-Wu, Tsai-Hill failure indexes, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, July 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Rapid Sketch - invoke rapid sketch command to create sketch on top face, apply corner rectangle command to draw rectangle, move cursor to another face to create sketch on new face, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 10, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Using Split Line to Create the Pitch - split face to obtain different shades of grass, apply split line tool to get varied faces depending on projection, silhouette or intersection splits selected, draw sketch before setting markings, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 9, 2014

Windows 8 and SOLIDWORKS - click on part file, tick box titled 'use application for all .sldprt files' before selecting SOLIDWORKS launcher to get back typical menu when opening SOLIDWORKS from windows explorer, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 9, 2014

Creating Inspection Reports - SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional extends SOLIDWORKS Inspection capabilities by providing multiple ways to enter measured values directly into inspection project, Graham Stephenson, Solid Solutions, July 9, 2014

Tips for Finding Organizing Code Snippets - record action with macro recorder, consult SOLIDWORKS API help examples, API forums, store code snippets in module, macro, maintain backup in word document, Evernote, CAD Sharp, July 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Keeping Electronics Cool - tips to improve designs using flow simulations in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Morgan, YouTube, July 9, 2014

Detached Drawings - save fully updated drawing file, open assembly, ensure assembly is up-to-date before closing it, save drawing type to detached drawing by setting file name with suffix detached in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, July 6, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Quickly Changing a Configuration - select component whose configuration is to be changed, click on configuration drop down located in fly out toolbar to list configurations, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 8, 2014

Well There's Something I Didn't Know: Rotate View in SOLIDWORKS eDrawings - model opens, automatically starts to rotate, runs through various views in mobile version, tapping either model or pause/ play icon stops model, Michael Lord, July 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Settings for Maximizing Performance  - enable freeze bar feature, uncheck 'show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer' from systems options, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Using XY Plots for Results - GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014

New Learning Tools, Just a Few Clicks Away in SOLIDWORKS - open mylearning page to view lessons, log-in with MySolidWorks credentials before picking lessons to add them to account, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 3, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Positioning Only Mates - tick option 'use for positioning only' to allow components move to position defined by mates in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 2, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Pattern Driven Component Pattern - go to patterns to select pattern driven component pattern, visit property manager to choose component to be patterned, click ok to finish creating patterns in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, July 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer Colored Outlines - customize outline color of each actor individually, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, July 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Mirror Components Orientation Options - 4 options: translation over mirror plane, no rotations or rotated 180 degrees about the Y/X/Z-axis of part file, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Flatten Pipes Using Insert Bends - creating fabricated section of pipe, flattening it using insert bends, inserting cope, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 3, 2014

You Can't Pick Your Family But You Can Pick Your Filters - press F5 to activate selection folder, comes with toggle buttons that allows activating multiple sections at once, employ cursor feedback with selection filters to discern if filter is active in SOLIDWORKS, Derek Welker, CADimensions Blog, July 2, 2014

Creating Multiple Leaders from a SOLIDWORKS Annotation - pre-select vertices, edges, or faces while adding note, hold ctrl to select additional leader locations, drag leader attachment point to other locations, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 2, 2014

Summer of Simulation, Pt 1: What All FEA Users Should Do First - for linear studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, material choice, load don't affect stress results, Suvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, July 1, 2014

Seek & Destroy: Under-Defined Sketches - searching under-defined sketches, using Fully Define Sketch tool to edit, fully dimension sketch in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Lantto, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 27, 2014

Detailed Drawings Done, Fast - create, annotate drawings of parts, assemblies faster, update drawings with design changes, present design information in organized format with SOLIDWORKS, Jeremy Regnerus, YouTube, July 1, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Table Driven Pattern - Matt Aten of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Creating 2D Layouts - open schematic package to conduct preliminary electrical schematic, insert models under SOLIDWORKS Electrical menu before creating 2D drawings, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Piping & Instrumentation Diagram, Pt 2 - create new wire style groups to show hydraulic or pneumatic type of connections, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD - Advanced Mates: Telescoping Assembly - employ distance limit mates to create telescoping assembly in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, June 17, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Configurations are Simple - creating more configurations to have different length bases for determining number of mannequins in wall, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 26, 2014

Wave the Flag - Freeform command in SOLIDWORKS to modify solids or surfaces, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, June 26, 2014

Using the SOLIDWORKS Web Help - set option to use web help, under help consolidated menu, access advanced search tools, navigation of topics, knowledge base search, SOLIDWORKS forum search, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 26, 2014

Convert Entities - More Than Just the Outside Edges - convert entities on all edges, turn on 'edge selection filter' in SOLIDWORKS, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, June 26, 2014

Sheet Metal Flat Pattern - Faces to Exclude in SOLIDWORKS - flattening sheet metal part with supporting gusset in it, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Template Editor Mapped Out - list of inspection template editor dropdown variables, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, June 26, 2014

Routing, Corrupted Files, Backup, Auto Recover - SOLIDWORKS tutorial, You Tube, June 26, 2014

Views Missing from Saved DWG/DXF - if component contains invalid geometry, views cannot be converted to high quality, tips to find invalid geometry in SOLIDWORKS, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, June 25, 2014

When an 'Off-The-Shelf' Spring Just Won't Do - creating square spring in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, June 5, 2014

When an 'Off-The-Shelf' Spring Just Won't Do, Pt 2 - creating more advanced spring end including some closed loops, small tab in SOLIDWORKS, TMS CADCentre, June 19, 2014

The Best Graphics Cards for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD - invest in CPU with ample memory based on usage, check NVIDIA Quadro, AMD FirePro product lines before choosing high-performance cards, Heather Sutton, ModernTech Blog, June 25, 2014

Maximize Your SOLIDWORKS Performance - Test Your Hardware - run SOLIDWORKS performance test to check CPU, I/O, graphics, visit SW log files directory to check results of performance test, Nick Weirens, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Pack and Go - tips to create copies of drawings, assemblies to maintain file references in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, June 25, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Routing - Ribbon Cables - discusses capabilities of SOLIDWORKS routing with ribbon cable components, Tony Riggs, YouTube, June 25, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Equal Spacing Using Curve Driven Pattern - draw seed feature in correct position, draw line on new sketch to represent length of pattern, employ curve driven pattern to design seed along length of curve in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 24, 2014

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014: Ballooning - select balloon, grip at arrow's tip when moving arrow of balloon, avoid forcing leader to break around quantity while adding quantity to balloon, adjust spacing between quantity, balloon, Matt Lorono, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Event-Based Motion: Packaging Machine, Pt 1 - tips to create assembly in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, June 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS FAQ: SolidNetWork License - SOLIDWORKS continues to run for 60 minutes after license server shuts down, prompts user to save open documents after final warning, SolidNotes, June 24, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Mesh and Chain Appearances - visit appearance, task manager option, browse to plastic-mesh to view circular, diamond mesh, drag, drop appearances in model before using emapping options to control size of appearance, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Study Advisor - employ tool to create new study, add sensor for desired results, click study button to generate study advisor, new study options in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Configuration Publisher, Pt 1 - apply component with pre-made configurations to create custom configuration drop-town table in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Configuration Publisher, Pt 2 - tips to create new configurations of parts when inserted in SOLIDWORKS assembly, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Routing - Electrical Clips - application of clips to route wires from component to component in SOLIDWORKS, Tony Riggs, YouTube, June 19, 2014

The Best User Interface You'll Ever Use - understanding features of UI that is easy-to-use, allows creating design faster in SOLIDWORKS, Jeremy Regnerus, YouTube, June 17, 2014

Everyone's an Expert with SketchXpert - when sketch changes to undesirable state, SketchXpert icon pops up on status bar in SOLIDWORKS, diagnosing, suggesting solutions to problem, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 19, 2014

The Magic of Spline on Surface - modeling egg with top chopped off in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, June 19, 2014

Search Path Order for Opening Files in SOLIDWORKS - SOLIDWORKS goes through multi-step progression of paths to find reference file: RAM, reference documents path, last path used, last path used by system, last path when parent document was saved, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, June 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Tip: Multiple Instances on Your Inspection Report - change quantity in properties tab to add line items to inspection report, make characteristic for each instance, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, June 19, 2014

Friends Don't Let Friends Save as JPEG in SOLIDWORKS - TIFF or PNG produces much more versatile graphic image file for use, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, June 19, 2014

DimXpert: Selective Features - auto dimension scheme to define inner features of differential housing in SOLIDWORKS, Tyler Smith, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, June 19, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Inserting Logos Into Parts and Drawings - using decals, sketch pictures or insert picture option, Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 19, 2014

An Introduction to In-Context Part Editing with SOLIDWORKS - put driving component into assembly, edit component in-context to produce necessary cut to remove interference, set assembly transparency to opaque, Innova Systems, June 18, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Auto Trace - embossing Cadtek logo onto mannequin, enable auto trace add-in, position, scale image after insertion, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 18, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Fun Features - discusses application of insert features like draft, shell, rib, scale, freeform, deform, flex, wrap in SOLIDWORKS, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 18, 2014

Estimating Printed-Circuit-Board Thermal Properties - use online calculator to analyze image of each layer of board in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, June 18, 2014

DrawCompare - Your New Best Friend - click on DrawCompare browse buttons to open older, newer revision drawing files, hit compare drawings button to compare both drawings in SOLIDWORKS, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, June 17, 2014

Make Your Electrical Design More Intelligent - verify project by viewing automatic, online design rules check, form intelligent schematic to generate automatic output reports, measure cable length automatically in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, June 17, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 4: FloXpress - perform FloXpress analysis to determine flow of fluids through model, close opening of cavity from which fluid flows with lids before forming pressure to calculate flow velocity, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, June 17, 2014

Looking Inside - A SOLIDWORKS Composer Tip - set viewpoint correctly so that it easily captures view, select casing geometry, reduce opacity in property pane, switch model into custom render mode to make internal parts more prominent in SOLIDWORKS, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, June 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 3 - SimulationXpress - avail wizard to browse complete process of setting preferences, adding fixtures, applying loads, viewing results, creating reports, display stress, displacement, deformation or factor of safety results once study gets compiled, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, June 16, 2014

Adding Useful Keyboard Shortcuts to SOLIDWORKS - tips to assign keyboard shortcut to commands to speed up SOLIDWORKS productivity, Solid Apps Blog, June 16, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Football Special - presents virtual free kick training using SOLIDWORKS motion setup, YouTube, June 12, 2014

It's All Gone Dark - adjust final render quality to 'better,' tick custom render settings to manually set number of reflections, refractions in SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, June 16, 2014

Score with SOLIDWORKS: Sketch Pictures - employ sketch picture tool to form image, adjust picture coordinates, set transparency options in property manager, click ok to insert picture in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 13, 2014

Equally Spacing a Linear Pattern Using Equations - create pattern with appropriate selections for each direction, set initial value for instances, spacing parameters, define equation for each direction after forming pattern feature in SOLIDWORKS, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, June 13, 2014

Sheet Metal - Simple Hole - activate hole tool, select location in graphic area, pick origination of hole by choosing sketch plane in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014

Sheet Metal - AutoRelief - activate edge-flange tool, select edge to flange, set length of edge flange, click edit flange profile before setting dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014

Sheet Metal - Trim Side Bend - select flange in graphic area, set offset flange position before setting offset distance in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 12, 2014

Leave Your Watermark on SOLIDWORKS Drawings - open drawing template, add watermark property, edit sheet format to add note linked to current document property, apply formatting, display note behind text before saving template, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 2: DFMXpress - launch DFMXpress to validate design for manufacturability of parts, performs mill/drill, turn with mill drill, sheet metal, injection modeling functions in SOLIDWORKS, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, June 12, 2014

Where Did My SOLIDWORKS Error Messages Go? - visit system options, check boxes to allow message dialogs reappear in SOLIDWORKS, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, June 12, 2014

Decoding SOLIDWORKS Patterns - pattern tools for sketching, features, parts within assembly in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, June 12, 2014

Relating to Sketch Relations - discusses offset entities, on edge, double distance, coradial, pierce relations that are effective for performing multiple jobs in SOLIDWORKS, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, June 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities, Pt 1: DriveWorksXpress - ideal for handling repetitive design tasks, it is also used to create multiple variations of parts, assemblies, drawings quickly, accurately in SOLIDWORKS, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, June 11, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Two Sneaky Drawings Problems - tips to fix external reference issue when deleted drawings are referenced in SOLIDWORKS, Shivani Patel, YouTube, June 10, 2014

Combining Helixes, Surfaces and Sweeps - create sphere, form helix that cuts through body, employ sketch tool intersection curve in combination with 3D sketch to create 3D sketched path, generate profiles for swept cut groove in SOLIDWORKS, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, June 9, 2014

Copy Settings Wizard: Easy as 1, 2, 3 - visit task pane to access wizard, select among save setting or restore setting options, browse desired save location before hitting finish to save settings in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, June 10, 2014

Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS: Mate References - select faces, assign mate, alignment types, hover cursor over faces in 'references to capture' to avail specific mates quickly in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, June 10, 2014

Copying Sheets from One Drawing to Another - activate copy-from drawing, visit drawing tree to select drawing sheet to be copied, activate copy-to drawing to add copied sheet in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Legion, June 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Remote Mass - Ronit Mukherjee of GoEngineer, YouTube, June 10, 2014

Using the SOLIDWORKS' Convert View to Sketch Command - right click on view to select 'convert view to sketch' command, consider 3 available options to replace view with 2D geometry or block, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, June 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Incoming Inspection Documents - create part, employ model items tool to set dimensions, form inspection document that identifies dimensions that are critical to part in SOLIDWORKS, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, June 9, 2014

How to Add a Welded Nut to Your Sheet Metal Part in SOLIDWORKS Using Move-Copy Bodies - launch move/copy command from insert, features menu, specify distances, angles relative to current position or apply part-level mates in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, June 9, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Helical Spring Sweep Along a Path  - Toby Schnaars, YouTube, June 5, 2014

How Stuff FeatureWorks, Pt 2 - select interactive recognition mode to recognize few/all features, employ chain fillet faces to select fillet surfaces, click recognize button to remove all fillets before creating fillet feature in SOLIDWORKS, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 5, 2014

Replacing Components in Assemblies - right click on component to be replaced in tree, select replace-components command to browse for component that will replace it in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, June 7, 2014

Communicating Designs Quickly and Effectively - eDrawings flattens entire assembly files to individual files, allows full interaction with 3D designs, 2D drawings, simulation results, employ 3D PDF to open SOLIDWORKS document with standard pdf viewer, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, June 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Creating Styles for Consistent Visual Output - YouTube, June 6, 2014

Routing Harnesses in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D - create single-line diagram, add items to new harness inside SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics, route harness in SOLIDWORKS, flatten harness to produce manufacturing drawing, Tom DiLaura, CADimensions Blog, June 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Probing Tip - double-click probe tags to access multiple parameters, plot values for more than one parameter at a time, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, June 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Sensors - create solid shape in part model, add sensor, select mass properties option, enter in alert type, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Run Window Options - understanding options that is available when selecting flow simulation in SOLIDWORKS, Tim Roberts, YouTube, June 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Cutting Plane - tip to create cut view of actors in SOLIDWORKS composer, Tyler Young, YouTube, June 4, 2014

Smarter Than Your Average Design Table - creating flywheel in SOLIDWORKS, adding conditional formatting to take care of center of gravity at center axis of rotation, Andrew Jaskey, CAPUniversity, June 4, 2014

DFMXpress. Have You Heard of It? - tool validates manufacturability of parts, identifies design areas that might cause problems during fabrication, reviews parts with mill, drill, turning, sheet metal, injection molding requirements in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2014

Cosmetic Threads in Assembly Drawings - go to insert, model items, select view(s) to be inserted into cosmetic thread in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2014

3D Drawing Views - select view, click 3D drawing view button, employ rotate, zoom commands to manipulate drawing view in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, June 4, 2014

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Making Plant Layout Spin Faster - Saving Assemblies as Parts - open assembly file, click on 'save as' followed by save as type to select part while assembly file is open, choose between exterior faces/components or all components options in SOLIDWORKS, Nady Osmat, Fisher/Unitech, June 3, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical - Linking Manufacturer's Components to Symbols - to insert symbols onto schematics in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, June 2, 2014

Weldment Profile Orientation: Method to the Madness - employ right pane of sketch to set horizontal alignment of profile to sketch plane, vertical on positive direction of sketch plane, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, June 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools - mold tools with relation to parting lines, shut-off, cores, design library features, top-down assemblies, Lars Christensen, YouTube, May 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Tips & Tricks - Creating a Design Study - steps to add material as variable for design study in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 7, 2014

Adding Fasteners to Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS - insert holes with rolled sheets, apply centerlines to position points when used in cylinder, add single fastener in one hole before patterning it to make bolts tangent to outside face, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, May 29, 2014

Multibodies: Only a Stone's Throw Away - employ multibodies in SOLIDWORKS as top down assembly method before saving bodies to improve performance of PC, Catherine Wagner, CADimensions Blog, May 29, 2014

How Stuff FeatureWorks? - avail FeatureWorks to recognize, add features to design tree that are fully editable, click on automatic recognition to step through model, analyze geometry, apply features to recreate solid part in SOLIDWORKS, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 23, 2014

Assembly FeatureManager in SOLIDWORKS: Component Name vs File Name - click on component, open component properties box to view file name that is un-editable, component name will be editable if 'update component name' switch is cleared, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 29, 2014

Get Started Designing a 3D Printable Robot in SOLIDWORKS with these Free Videos - basics to open new assembly, create new part, turn off shadows/reflections, set construction geometry, convert entities, editing parts in context, SolidSmack, May 28, 2014

When Inserting a Multibody Part into an Assembly, How Do You Prevent SOLIDWORKS from Inserting it as Separate Part Files? - apply insert part feature to insert base part inside another part document, Solid Professor Blog, May 29, 2014

How to Change the Server List on a Client Machine for SOLIDWORKS 2014 - open solidnetwork license manager on client machine, click server list tab to add/remove server in list, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, May 28, 2014

Replacing Inserted Parts for Master Modeling - insert part, choose data from checkboxes to determine if link is required to establish link back to master, investigate symbol attached to part in SOLIDWORKS feature manager tree, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, May 28, 2014

Have You Inspected SOLIDWORKS Inspection Yet? - apply professional version to avail ability to import CMM data in one project, stand-alone application to leverage legacy PDFs, TIFFs, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, May 28, 2014

Use 3D Drawing Views to Ease Section Depth Selection - start broken-out section tool, select sketch, form section scope selections, turn on 3D drawing view before rotating view to create required depth pick in SOLIDWORKS, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, May 27, 2014

Designing Furniture in SOLIDWORKS - apply photo rendering to create furniture designs in SOLIDWORKS, Jamie Thain, YouTube, May 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Update Composer Files - update geometry changes in designs already created in SOLIDWORKS, Tyler Young, YouTube, May 27, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Splitting Exported - steps to enable option to split uncompressed AVI files into multiple files in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, May 27, 2014

When the Camera is Just Not Enough: SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 - set render with scene, adjust assembly, position, add artificial lens in front of camera to view effects in SOLIDWORKS, Michael Lord, May 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Mirror Components at the Assembly Level - create opposite hand parts in SOLIDWORKS, Tony Riggs, YouTube, May 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Specify Units in Equations - specify units to parts to verify its size when working with equations in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 9, 2014

Dangers of Downloaded SOLIDWORKS Files - accuracy of file, different file type, version of SOLIDWORKS, too little or too much information, Josh Altergott, SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog, May 25, 2014

Customizing Ground Effects in SOLIDWORKS Composer - start with original output, select 'ground' actor from environment node of collaboration pane, change 'ground texture' property, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 22, 2014

3 Ways to Flatten Imported Sheet Metal Mistakes - delete face, copy surface, use thicken surface to turn offset surface into uniform-thickness model, use FeatureWorks add-in to gain parametric editability over fillets in SOLIDWORKS, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, May 22, 2014

Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS - open wizard, choose save settings, click next to specify location, name of settings file in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, May 22, 2014

Updating Custom Properties within SOLIDWORKS - visit file property menu to add fields for each property, produce interactive field from property tab builder, or visit SOLIDWORKS explorer, task scheduler, Workgroup/Enterprise PDM properties tab to add new fields, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, May 22, 2014

Bad Spline Day - employ fewer points to create spline, form constraints for spline, change control methods, monitor curvature to generate smooth geometry, study splines for better experience, Jesse Sprague, CADimensions Blog, May 22, 2014

99 Must-Know Methods and Properties of the SOLIDWORKS API - understanding working of API model in SOLIDWORKS, Keith Rice, Solid Professor Blog, May 22, 2014

Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - steps to form sheet metal part with base flange/tab in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, May 22, 2014

Customizing Ground Effects in SOLIDWORKS Composer - start with original output, select 'ground' actor from environment node of collaboration pane, change 'ground texture' property, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 22, 2014

3 Ways to Flatten Imported Sheet Metal Mistakes - delete face, copy surface, use thicken surface to turn offset surface into uniform-thickness model, use FeatureWorks add-in to gain parametric editability over fillets in SOLIDWORKS, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, May 22, 2014

Copy Settings Wizard in SOLIDWORKS - open wizard, choose save settings, click next to specify location, name of settings file in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, May 22, 2014

Updating Custom Properties within SOLIDWORKS - visit file property menu to add fields for each property, produce interactive field from property tab builder, or visit SOLIDWORKS explorer, task scheduler, Workgroup/Enterprise PDM properties tab to add new fields, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, May 22, 2014

Bad Spline Day - employ fewer points to create spline, form constraints for spline, change control methods, monitor curvature to generate smooth geometry, study splines for better experience, Jesse Sprague, CADimensions Blog, May 22, 2014

99 Must-Know Methods and Properties of the SOLIDWORKS API - understanding working of API model in SOLIDWORKS, Keith Rice, Solid Professor Blog, May 22, 2014

Rolled Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - steps to form sheet metal part with base flange/tab in SOLIDWORKS, Jonathan Weisz, YouTube, May 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Weldments: All Miters - assign structural member 2 line segments, set third line segment, open corner treatment options to allow edits on both groups in SOLIDWORKS, Nady Osmat, Fisher/Unitech, May 21, 2014

Make a Universal Weldment BOM Template Using Nested IF Statements - create weldment with structural members, update cutlist, provide custom 'part number' property to each cutlist body folder, insert model into drawing followed by BOM in SOLIDWORKS, HRS Blog, May 21, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Direct Editing Tools - model geometry for increasing SOLIDWORKS productivity, YouTube, May 21, 2014

The Spline Tool Gets Some Style - employ tool to define spline's geometry, style spline command offers controlled method for sketching smooth spline while providing ability to fully constrain sketch in SOLIDWORKS, Greg Buter, MCAD Tech Blog, May 20, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in - discusses features, benefits of inspection add-in for drawings in SOLIDWORKS, Tandy Banks, YouTube, May 20, 2014

Harness Design with SOLIDWORKS Electrical - steps to create wire harness, generate electrical documentations, YouTube, May 19, 2014

Reverse Engineering a 3D Model from a Photograph - 'sketch picture' tool to insert pictures onto sketch planes for using them as underlay for creating sketches in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Professor Blog, May 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips: Instant 3D - create instant 3D sketches to dynamically modify parts in SOLIDWORKS, YouTube, May 15, 2014

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Using File Explorer - drag, drop parts directly from file explorer to assemblies, YouTube, May 12, 2014

Save as Copy in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - choose save as to save document to new file name, ‘save as copy and continue’ option saves file without replacing any references whereas save as copy and open saves copy of file in disk before opening it, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, May 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 - Weldment Profiles  - creation, application of newly configured profiles in SOLIDWORKS, Tandy Banks, YouTube, May 15, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Routing: One and Two-Hole Flange Orientations - start pipe route by dropping flange into assembly, define route properties, exit route immediately to visit edit assembly level before any other components/fillets are added to sketch, add concentric mate, David Torick, HRS Blog, May 14, 2014 

Speed Up Your SOLIDWORKS Modeling Skills with Zoom, Pan, and Rotate - employ middle-mouse-button as scroll wheel, press ctrl while holding down middle-mouse-button to pan part on screen, click, hold middle button to rotate model, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, May 14, 2014

Working on Large Assemblies Without Hardware - employ select, advanced select tools to create assembly view free of any hardware, apply 'isfastener' as selection criteria when toolbox add-in is used in SOLIDWORKS, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, May 13, 2014

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 4 - open part document, 'learn checks wizard' located in design checker, expand document checks list in design checker tab to create checks in SOLIDWORKS, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, May 13, 2014

SOLIDWORKS: What's Inside - isolate internal sections of mold die, take height, length, width measurements, open part file, employ dimensions from assembly to create ‘die inside’ before saving assembly as part file in SOLIDWORKS, Jackie Zachar, SolidNotes, May 13, 2014

5 Favorite Engineering Tools from SOLIDWORKS - share 2D/3D files with eDrawings, edit obsolete 2D drawings with DraftSight, adjust color scheme of model with ColorCrop, avail manufacturing information from CustomPartNet, get rid of hidden files with CCleaner, Heather Sutton, ModernTech Blog, May 8, 2014

Aligning a Drawing View to a Model Edge - select model edge, choose horizontal/vertical edge located under tools, align drawing view options to align drawing view in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, May 13, 2014

What is the Difference Between Remote Loads with Direct Transfer and with Rigid Connection? - remote load with rigid connection links all nodes with rigid bars, whereas remote load with direct transfer simulates presence of soft component that connects faces together in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 13, 2014

Design Checker Series, Pt 3 - create standards file to compare all checks related to documents, annotations, dimensions, drawing, check active configuration or all configurations in options tab to ensure that settings are properly set in SOLIDWORKS, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, May 12, 2014

Common Modeling Shortcut Commands in SOLIDWORKS - shortcut keys for opening zoom to fit, shortcut bar, gesture wheel, selection filter, command manager in SOLIDWORKS, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, May 12, 2014

How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Standard to SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium - visit control panel to launch SolidWorks installation manager, select 'modify individual installation' option, update serial number, visit product selection screen before upgrading version, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 12, 2014

Creating Multiple Angular Planes as Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS - select plane as first reference, then select multiple plane option before picking axis, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 9, 2014

The Secret to Putting at the Masters at Augusta - consider aerodynamic drag, friction, rolling resistance while estimating range of golf ball speeds that will allow ball to drop in cup using SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 9, 2014

Cycle Active Sketch Tool - cycle between line tool, tangent arc tool without ever leaving line command in SOLIDWORKS, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, May 9, 2014

Save Early and Save Often in SOLIDWORKS - new 'save as copy' function saves copy of current document under new name, opens it immediately for editing, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 9, 2014

Robotics Using SOLIDWORKS Motion - setup motor study with hinge mates, employ path mate to drive motion study that leads to extraction of hinge mate displacements, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, May 8, 2014

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 2 - open 2 similar documents, activate document to be checked using design checker, run 'check against existing file' option to create new standard of file, specify major items before checking comparison results, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Tracer Studies - display flow trajectories to view wind movement around buildings, check iso-surfaces of tracer mass fraction to estimate areas of high traffic pollution in SOLIDWORKS, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2014

Ordering Holes in a Hole Table - create blank hole table, avoid selecting any faces or edges, edit table by selecting first hole to be tagged in SOLIDWORKS, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 8, 2014

Copy and Paste Appearances - copy appearance from geometry using keyboard shortcuts, select target to paste copied appearance in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, May 8, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - How to Create Curved Springs - create helical springs that are not straight in SOLIDWORKS, Robert Murdock, YouTube, May 8, 2014

Generating Custom Inspection Reports in SOLIDWORKS Inspection - create customized report templates, add characteristic token to characteristic number, generate custom inspection reports column, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 7, 2014

How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker, Pt 1 - setting file location to search for .swstd files, running check active document, correcting filed checks, validating additional documents, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2014

The Sketch Driven Pattern Feature - creating array of tapped holes at irregular intervals in SOLIDWORKS, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Duplicating Studies for Different Configurations - duplicate study with proper configuration, generate new study, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 7, 2014

Radiation in Thermal Simulation Studies - apply absolute zero starting condition, specify radiation on both emitting, receiving bodies in bulb model with surrounding hollow hemisphere, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014

Modeling for SOLIDWORKS Simulation - maintain simplicity of model, avoid interferences that cause problems while meshing, bonding components, encourage touching faces, insert symmetry, optimizations carefully, define mid-surfaces to geometry, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, May 7, 2014

A Linear Pattern Design Library Feature - Unistrut Weldments - create fully automated design library feature that includes slotted cut, automatically determines direction, number of instances needed to pattern it along structural member in SOLIDWORKS, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, May 7, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - PhotoView 360 Transparent Materials - avoid getting black spots when rendering through transparent bodies by using rendering quality, custom render settings in SOLIDWORKS, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, May 7, 2014

How to Create Threads - create sketch on plane where threading should start, apply spiral/helix command to set parameters before generating profile for sweep in SOLIDWORKS, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, May 6, 2014

Calculate Internal Fluid Volume Using the SOLIDWORKS Intersect Tool - intersect command to find solid volumes between intersecting geometry, isolate internal value before using mass properties command to calculate fluid volumes, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic Link - employ 'link child to parent' tool to create child-parent relationships between actors, apply pivot transformation mode to align each child-parent group's pivots, assign appropriate kinematic link type, drag actors to visualize monitors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 6, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Plastics Tech Tip: Counter Deformed Geometry Export to Counteract Warpage - run fill, pack warp study, export STL from plastics, create new configuration in part to maintain geometric tweaks, run ScanTo3D add-in for importing mesh, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, May 6, 2014

Create Your Own Custom CommandManager Tab - click on customize CommandManager to display all tabs depending on SOLIDWORKS product, customize empty tab by pressing commands tab, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Update and Replace Part Data - employ update data tool to make changes to part, click on replace data option to select type of part to replace in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Joe McDiarmid, HRS Blog, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Using Surface Finish Appearances - employ surface finish tab when applying appearances to model, check differences between bumps, displacement maps in PhotoView 360, Bryce Heventhal, YouTube, May 5, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Align Annotation Note Numbering - adjust indentation spacing when using numbering in annotation notes in SOLIDWORKS, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, May 5, 2014

Notes with Multiple Leaders - place note down with its initial leader, select note, hold down ctrl key, drag box to desired location to create another leader in SOLIDWORKS, Stephen Draper, CADtek Blog, May 6, 2014

Why Do I Have to Follow the Rules in SOLIDWORKS - apply relations over dimensions to sketch, features instead of sketches, compares single sketch vs sketch per feature, cut extrude vs hole wizard, surface vs solid features in SOLIDWORKS, Michael Lord, May 2, 2014

Add More Realism to Your SOLIDWORKS View with Ambient Occlusion - add passive shadows to highlight features by contrasting darker areas to lighter, enable RealView, shadows, ambient occlusion to improve performance of SOLIDWORKS model, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 2, 2014

Viewing STL Files in the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Preview Tab - change file if navigation to registry is easy, add registry with every release of SOLIDWORKS, Luke Davis, HRS Blog, May 2, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard and Toolbox Cannot Be Used After Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update - search system.mdb file, delete file before rebooting pc, re-launch SOLIDWORKS to check if hole wizard, toolbox functionalities are working, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, May 2, 2014

Helical Sheet Metal Modeling - create helix based on height, revolution, generate swept surface using helix as guide curve, form opening for shaft before invoking surface trim command to remove surface data in SOLIDWORKS, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 1, 2014

Itemized Reports Made Simple for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - reporting functionality allows generate multiple reports easily, check 'activate expert mode' option to customize reports for maximum communication, design reports during design process in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, May 1, 2014

Power Select - tool offers primary selection options for edges, features, faces, loops, establish categories of refinement by setting appropriate filters, parameters in SOLIDWORKS, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, May 1, 2014

Defining a Motor Starter with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic - integration of electrical schematics, 3D CAD data, tip to automate cross referencing between symbols, vendor data in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, YouTube, Apr 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Slot Mates - expand mechanical mates in PropertyManager, select slot followed by slot face, feature to mate to it in SOLIDWORKS, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2014

How to Show Part Color in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing HLR/HLV View - visit system options to modify color for entire assembly, select detailing located in document properties list to set display filter in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2014

Keeping Up Appearances with SOLIDWORKS - turn on RealView graphics to enhance graphics of part or assembly file, define material for each body in part to ensure that graphics work, override visual characteristics with any available appearance in library, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Apr 30, 2014

How Often Do You Use Recognize Feature? - run import diagnostics on part, click attempt to heal all as dialog box opens stating presence gaps or faulty faces, select appropriate recognition mode once feature recognition is ensued in SOLIDWORKS, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Design Study? More Like Convergence Analysis, Pt 1 - calculate values at many points, connect them with straight lines to obtain accurate representation in SOLIDWORKS, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Apr 29, 2014

Saving Your Configuration Table - double click on table that pops up from configuration manager table or right click on component, feature to select configure component option in SOLIDWORKS, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 29, 2014

Geometry Selection Tips for No Penetration Contact Set in SOLIDWORKS Simulation - employ source, target geometrical entities for creating no penetration contact sets, check before setting face1, face2 as source or target in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Composer - Colors and Textures - apply appearances using SOLIDWORKS Composer, handle possible problems that might surface in this process, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Up to Edge Flange - process to connect components in assembly with sheet metal bracket using 'up to edge and merge' flange end conditions, Kevin Lynk, YouTube, Apr 29, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Filters - application of filters, press 'e' in graphics area to filter for edges in SOLIDWORKS, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 28, 2014

Creating a SOLIDWORKS Reference Plane at an Angle out in Space - create reference sketch before forming reference plane based on sketch line in SOLIDWORKS, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 28, 2014

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Design Library, Pt 1 - apply tool to reuse sketches, features, parts, or assemblies within design library in SOLIDWORKS, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You Should Use Everyday: Design Library, Pt 2 - prepare geometry, add it in design library before dragging, dropping geometry onto model in SOLIDWORKS, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 25, 2014

How to Copy a Surface in SOLIDWORKS - open chair, click surface offset icon to adjust distance required to copy surfaces of 4 legs of chair, check surface bodies box to import 4 surfaces of chair legs into new file, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SOLIDWORKS, Apr 26, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials: VBA - Interpreting Your Macro Code, Pt 1 - review recording in macro code, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

How to Change the Order of Parts on Your SOLIDWORKS BOM - right click on BOM, choose sort to arrange order, group items, drag items up/down by grabbing number that appears when browsing BOM, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 24, 2014

Non-Linear Analysis - Stepping Options - employ autostepping option to smoothly get through any points in time where convergence difficulties are encountered, else save data for restarting analysis option in conjunction with restart option in SOLIDWORKS, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips: Fully Define Sketch - employ combination of smart dimension, sketch relations tool to outline sketch, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials: Drawing - Working with Detached Drawings - create drawing document, apply dimensions before saving it as detached drawing, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials - Drawing - Detached Drawings, Pt 2 - select part to open model, expand extrusion to edit sketch, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials - Drawing - Placing Ordinate Dimensions - drag top view of drawing, open projected view to set horizontal/vertical ordinate dimensions, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 24, 2014

Custom Stamps in eDrawings - create stamps in png, tif, gif, jpeg, bmp format, open stamps option in eDrawings to place it in SOLIDWORKS document, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Isometric Section View - create section view, right-click in section view to select tool, go back by clicking on 'remove isometric view' in SOLIDWORKS, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS - Surfacing Basics - difference between surfaces, solids, advantages of choosing one over other in SOLIDWORKS, Robert Murdock, YouTube, Apr 23, 2014

Animations - A Few Recommendations When Saving as .avi - always use plain background in SOLIDWORKS, take care of values on 'save as' settings dialog, turn off key frames, use Windows Movie Maker to save animation to lighter version, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014

Multiple Flow Result Plots in eDrawings for 2014 - show all plots desired to be included in eDrawings file, right click on results folder, select save image, choose eDrawings file format, Robert Warren, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Apr 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 1 - open new part document, click on feature, sketch options, sheet metal, evaluate tabs to avail tools that are unique to any environment, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 2 - employ extruded boss/base tool to extrude sketch in one/two directions, visit customize command manager to enable/disable command manager in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014

SOLIDWORKS 2014 for Beginners - About the Interface, Pt 3 - create new custom tab, grab to drag any desired tools that is frequently used in SOLIDWORKS, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 23, 2014

Remove the Line with Fit Spline - enter edit sketch mode, select sketch, locate fit spline tool, adjust fit spline tolerance, hit green check before allowing sketch to be selected as single element in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 17, 2014

5 SolidWorks Tips You Should Use Everyday: Using the File Explorer in SolidWorks - browse Windows drives, devices to facilitate dragging, dropping of files into SolidWorks environment, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 18, 2014

Why are Some Dimensions Gray in My SolidWorks Drawing? - employ model items to open dimensions marked/unmarked for drawing, smart dimension tool to place reference dimensions, select non-imported driven color scheme if smart dimension is used to open reference/non imported dimensions, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 17, 2014

Vary Sketch Command - create pattern which varies in dimension as it is repeated along part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor Blog, Apr 15, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Customizing the Solver Window for Maximum Feedback - Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014

Why are Some Dimensions Gray in My SolidWorks Drawing? - employ model items to open dimensions marked/unmarked for drawing, smart dimension tool to place reference dimensions, select non-imported driven color scheme if smart dimension is used to open reference/non imported dimensions, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 17, 2014

Assembly Configurations - 2 Vitally Important Check Boxes - access advanced options menu by selecting particular configuration, check 'suppress new features and mates, suppress new components' options to avoid any unexpected results in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014

Vary Sketch Command - create pattern which varies in dimension as it is repeated along part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor Blog, Apr 15, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Customizing the Solver Window for Maximum Feedback - Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 17, 2014

Multibody Part vs Assembly in SolidWorks - choose exterior faces, components or all components to turn assembly into multi-body part, move/copy bodies by selecting insert feature, select multiple parts in assembly feature manager to make components virtual, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 16, 2014

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Save As Copy and Open - choose between save as, save as copy, or 'save as copy and open' options when saving file, quickly edit file names by including reference documents for renaming with prefix/suffix, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Apr 16, 2014

Assembly Configurations - 2 Vitally Important Check Boxes - access advanced options menu by selecting particular configuration, check 'suppress new features and mates, suppress new components' options to avoid any unexpected results in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Apr 17, 2014

A Detailed Look at the SolidWorks RX Tool - explore tabs: diagnostics, system maintenance, problem capture, file & logs, addins tabs to view, capture, review SolidWorks issues, Rachel Diane York, CADimensions Blog, Apr 15, 2014

Advanced Notes in SolidWorks Drawings: Pattern Instance - add pattern instance into SolidWorks drawings to avoid hassle during design changes, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 15, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - 5 Things to Check - know where your files are, do tools check, check on geometry, look for any interferences, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Stop a sldprt File from Auto Merging Bodies - turn part model into weldment to add 'cut list' item to tree, 'weldment' feature, end result is multi body part file, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 14, 2014

Automatic Wire Routing Using SolidWorks Electrical 3D - SolidWorks Electrical 3D, 2D schematic are fully interconnected, model wires in SolidWorks 3D CAD to allow wire lengths get updated in schematic tool, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Apr 11, 2014

Flexible Retrieval of Referenced Files During Check Out - New in SolidWorks EPDM - select options relating to checking out files silently without showing checkout dialog box or trying to check all referenced files when referencing file is checked out in SolidWorks EPDM, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2014

Are You Opening SolidWorks Files from a Network Drive? - working from shared locations allows users access data conveniently while maintaining backup easily but may result in slower loading, system instability, Gabe Enright, CADD Edge, Apr 14, 2014

Troubleshooting Long Rebuilds in SolidWorks - locate component causing problems, employ feature statistics from within part to narrow it down to individual feature in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Apr 14, 2014

Interference Detection in SolidWorks - configure interference detection tool for assemblies in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 3, 2014

Layout Based Assembly Design - start new sketch, visit tools, blocks, make options to define group entities in order to create block, select entities in 'make block' properties box before constraining out block in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Apr 10, 2014

Singularity Elimination Factor - change singularity elimination factor to allow solution pass through local singularities on equilibrium path in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 11, 2014

Dynamic Tests: What, When and Why? - implement linear dynamic studies like modal time history, harmonic, random vibration, response spectrum studies to evaluate, define response of structures to dynamic loading environments in SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 13, 2014

SolidWorks License Borrowing - navigate to license usage tab, check server, identify product correctly, inform about current user, computer details in 'license used by' section, open SolidNetwork license manager to return borrowed product licenses in SolidWorks, Bee Xiong, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 11, 2014

Mass Import of Manufacturer Part Numbers with SolidWorks Electrical Schematic - create spreadsheet of desired manufacturer parts to import into schematic, add as much information as possible to populate database, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Apr 11, 2014

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Update Causes an Error with the SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard - search, delete 'system.mdb' file in C:\Windows folder, reboot PC, re-launch SolidWorks, Jim Holtz, CADimensions Blog, Apr 11, 2014

Quick VFD with Black Box Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical - draw motor branch followed by control circuits, insert black box symbol, visit manufacturing part tab to view circuits, modify power terminals, circuits, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2014

SolidWorks Performance - Ready, Set, Test Your Hardware - access performance test, has 3 areas to test: CPU, I/O, graphics, test system, compare score with other users, Elizabeth Kinsey, HRS Blog, Apr 10, 2014

Exporting Multi-Body Parts to an Assembly - right click on body located under solid bodies folder to set one, or more solid bodies in part mode, visit insert options, features to save, rename bodies in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Apr 10, 2014

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty Until You See the Alternatives - highlight dimension, select offset text button in PropertyManager to attach dimension text to leader, else for ISO standards drag leader so that it lines up with dimension line in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014

Bowling with SolidWorks Simulation - turn on Motion Analysis add-in, insert solid body contacts to pins, ball, alley, determine initial condition of rotation/velocity at which ball leaves bowler's hand, Brad Rach, DDICAD News, Apr 10, 2014

Nuts and Bolts of SolidWorks Configurations - discusses scenarios that fit best for using configurations in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 10, 2014

SolidWorks 2014: Fillet Selections Explained - explore terms like edges, faces, loops, features before choosing them when running fillet command in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2014

Learn Your Lines - implement click-click technique to create multiple lines/arcs quickly, while click-drag method helps create multiple lines, arcs connected to one another in SolidWorks, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Apr 9, 2014

Why is SolidWorks Unable to Locate My Assembly Components? - add referenced document, go to external references to enable 'search file locations for external references' option, access component properties before setting model document path in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Adding a User Defined Material - insert material to engineering database, Tim Roberts of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 8, 2014

SolidWorks Drawings - Hole Callouts - create hole layout to insert information in drawings, troubleshoot hole layout problems in SolidWorks, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014

SolidWorks Composer - Custom Views - advanced view options that are available inside SolidWorks Composer, check camera, custom views to gain more control over views, Tyler Young, YouTube, Apr 9, 2014

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments, Pt 2 - customize individual corners by clicking on pink dot that appears above each corner, select options in corner treatment window to change corner type, trim order in SolidWorks, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 8, 2014

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 4 - click 'render and animation' located in task scheduler dialog box to manage rendering, animation tasks, check tips to convert, print, export workgroup PDM files in SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014

How Viewports Can Make 3D Sketching Easier - click insert menu, select 3D sketch to start sketching, apply tab key to flip between available directions, simplify process of specifying directions, viewing overall orientation by using viewports in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Apr 8, 2014

How to Insert Features into SolidWorks Design Library - locate design library, create common feature that will store in library, sketch logo on top face, locate part to place logo before dragging, dropping logo thumbnail from design library onto flat face, Jonathan Sorocki, CADD Edge, Apr 8, 2014

How to Setup and Import ECO Changes with 3DQPress Inside SolidWorks - open new part file to setup model, go to ECO change part to select list external reference, unfold 3DQPress, import ECO Rev B before updating unfolded model with ECO Rev B changes, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2014

How to Obtain More Materials for SolidWorks Simulation - search for materials based on type of simulation study to be performed or material model to be used in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 8, 2014

Controlling the Corner Treatment with Weldments - define how to trim segments of group when they intersect at corners with 3 options: end miter, end butt1, end butt 2, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 7, 2014

Hidden Feature: Delete Hole - choose edge of hole, press delete key, select delete hole option, Jack Wilson, CADtek Blog, Apr 4, 2014

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 3 - schedule tasks to run application that uses macros or command line arguments, run custom task, employ macro template to specify parameter values, create eDrawings, update simulation, verify elements with design checker, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 7, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - check advantage of performance, post processing, efficiency enhancements to boost SolidWorks productivity, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 7, 2014

Using the Select Tool in SolidWorks Drawing - selecting/deselecting multiple entities, use box selection, lasso selection, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014

How to Find Assembly Interior Volumes Using Surfaces - calculating interior volume of containers made of multiple parts in SolidWorks, Robert Murdock of GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 4, 2014

Modeling Techniques with Features I Don't Use in SolidWorks - create 2 additional planes, sketch circle on mid plane, thin extrude circle to produce tube, apply spline on surface sketch tool to start forming 3D sketch in SolidWorks, Michael Lord, Apr 3, 2014

SolidWorks for Newbies - Templates - visit custom properties tab to set part template, automate data before inserting into drawing template, save sheet format when saving drawing template, maintain templates in network location while working in multi-user environment, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff’s Tool Shed, Apr 5, 2014

SolidWorks Automation Tips - features, shortcuts related to views, tool bar, hole wizard, design library that can boost SolidWorks productivity, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Apr 4, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats - open blank new drawing file, choose sheet size, edit sheet format, set title-block, border, anchors before saving sheet format in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 7, 2014

SolidWorks Composer Translate and Rotate Entities at the Same Time - move actor into empty assembly group, impose translation motion on actor, select group in assembly selection mode before imposing rotation on assembly group, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 4, 2014

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 2 - click print files on sidebar, select files to be printed, visit task output folder to specify location to store imported files, set target file type before exporting file, update custom properties, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 3, 2014

Basketball Motion Study in SolidWorks - make perfect basket using Motion Simulation, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Select Outside the Box - using 'lasso' to select distinct groups of objects while avoiding others, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial - Direct Editing - 'convert to direct edit' functionality to replace selected feature with direct edit entities in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 2, 2014

SolidWorks - Auto Route - apply auto route tool to automate 3D sketching task while creating SolidWorks piping routes, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014

SolidWorks - Using Surfacing Techniques with Sheet Metal - apply surfacing tools, convert to sheet metal to create sheet metal part with edge flanges in SolidWorks, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014

SolidWorks - Creating Weld Beads - generate beads while making them visible in SolidWorks drawing, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Pt 1 - task scheduler is installed with all versions of SolidWorks, understand menu options, task functions, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 2, 2014

How to Use Shell Meshing for Thermal Studies - understanding 3 modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection, radiation in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Apr 2, 2014

SolidWorks Navigation - 9 Model Orientation Shortcuts - hit space bar, ctrl+space bar to open orientation dialog, view selector cube, press ctrl, alt, shift along with middle mouse button to open various screen options in SolidWorks, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Apr 2, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Instinctive Dimensioning - add or remove dimensions, constraints in SolidWorks sketch, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation 2D Simplification - open model, go to simulation tab to create higher resolution meshes without impact on solve time, Myles Bryning, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

Create the Best Design Through Optimization - conduct static study, select 'create new design study' to begin optimization process, click add variables option to open parameters box, test changes before setting parameter in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2014

Exploded Assembly Animations - visit ConfigurationManager, right click on exploded configuration to open option to animate explode or collapse assembly, else create motion study by utilizing existing exploded view in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Apr 1, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Direct Edit for Filling Cavities - create solid body that would fit in existing cavity in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

Creating Installation Instruction Using SolidWorks Composer - employ existing 3D design data to rapidly create, update high quality graphical assets in SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 1, 2014

Drawing Enhancements for SW2014 - new view palette allows adding multiple instances of view, replace model command replaces existing model with different model, set annotations to uppercase, attach existing notes to drawing views, fix view label behavior, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 31, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features - importance of selecting right entities like sketch, sketch object, edge, face when defining features in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 31, 2014

SolidWorks - Routing Component Wizard - create custom piping routing components pertaining to fabricated pipe runs in SolidWorks, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 28, 2014

Predicting Injection Pressure with SolidWorks Plastics - build model, set up analysis with defined set of parameters, check injection pressure, clamping force limit in SolidWorks, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, Mar 28, 2014

PLC I/O Wire Numbering in SolidWorks Electrical - create new PLC mark, add manufacturing marks, circuits information, insert PLC before adding wires in circuit, launch formula manager to edit formula so that terminal information appears on wires, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 30, 2014

How to Build a Symbol in SolidWorks Electrical - open symbol in symbol editor, ensure top left pin is on origin, apply appropriate circuit type, set connection points as incoming/outgoing, add attributes before making symbol ready for projects, Vince Murugananthan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28, 2014

SolidWorks Composer Custom BOM Table - configure BOM columns in Composer, switch from Composer properties to meta properties to add/ remove columns or change names of columns in SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 27, 2014

Weldments - Structural Member Corners - access structural member command to open corner treatment panel, adjust groups, trim order to set all tubes in SolidWorks, Rory Niles, Solid Solutions, Mar 27, 2014

Get Right to the Point with Measure - select point to point in measure command, pick 2 locations that represent arbitrary points to obtain straight line point to point measurement between selections in SolidWorks, Kevin Holbrook, CADimensions Blog, Mar 27, 2014

SolidWorks Rx - employ tool to diagnose issues, perform SolidWorks aware system maintenance, capture, review problems in SolidWorks, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Mar 26, 2014

Derivative Design Using Save As - save both part, existing 2D drawing as new files while retaining link between two new documents, archive files by specifying new part names in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Virtual Sharps in Your Dimensioning Workflow - activate smart dimension tool, right-click on desired entities, select 'find intersection' from menu before clicking other entity that creates intersection in SolidWorks, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Mar 26, 2014

SolidWorks External References - right-click on jaw in feature tree to view list of external references of part, select unlock to update part, lock references to halt update process in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2014

Did You Know You Can Modify the SolidWorks Heads-Up View Toolbar - expand options button, click customize to select commands, scroll to standards view to drag, drop standard view icons on heads-up view toolbar, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks Sheet Metal - Flat Pattern Displays a Bent Part - select flatten tool to unsuppress flat-pattern feature, de-select flatten tool to bend part in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating a Black Box Symbol - select 'insert black box' icon to generate black box symbol, save it to symbol library once created in SolidWorks, John Lieber, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks - Replace Entity and Sketch Numeric - activate sketch numeric input to automatically generate dimensions of sketch, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 25, 2014

SolidWorks Hidden Commands - These are the Commands You’re Looking For - press ctrl+T to flatten out features of feature manager design tree, hit ‘A’ key to switch entities from line to arc, hold ctrl key to create insertion point, adjust dimensions, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Mar 24, 2014

Get Connected with Loop Selection - select edge, allow fillet tool to propagate around feature, choose to add another fillet or drag cut feature above fillet, apply ‘select loop’ option to change edge selection method in SolidWorks, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2014

Creating Rigid Body Groups in Motion - create rigid groups to effectively remove insignificant mates in SolidWorks, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Mar 24, 2014

How Do I Make a Decal? - click on DisplayManager to select ‘view decals’ icon, right-click on blank area to add decal, browse image that is to be turned into decal, mask image before saving decal in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Mar 24, 2014

SolidWorks - Advanced Sketch - dissolve text into sketch lines in order to create solid feature in SolidWorks, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 1 - apply configurations to control parameters like dimensions, tolerance, sketch relations in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 2 - understanding feature to create, display variations of models at same time in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - How to Manage Configurations, Pt 3 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks RX Tool - visit diagnostic, system maintenance, problem capture tabs inside RX tool to check diagnostic information about computer, clean up temporary files, record problem capture, or run benchmark test, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks Electrical: Creating a Motorized Conveyor System - consider scenario where mechanical, electrical engineer work together on project, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 20, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 1 - working with assembly sketches in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly Sketch, Pt 2 - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 22, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Converting a Solid Part to a SheetMetal Part - step by step procedure to convert solid bodies into sheet metal, Ronit Mukherjee, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - Radial Engine - advantage of using single modeling environment for taking sketch layout from 2D, 2D motion to 3D, Bruce Shawler, YouTube, Mar 20, 2014

SolidWorks Forgotten Features: Smart Components - place components in assembly, go to tools, select 'make smart component' option to select components, features to be included in smart component, combine mate references with smart components to simplify design process, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Mar 20, 2014

How to Pass the SolidWorks Exam - discussing proctor, test making methods, SolidWorks modeling best practices, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

SolidWorks - Converting Multibody to Weldment  - understand application of multibody part created with normal features, convert bodies to weldment members with cut-list in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

Sheet Metal, Search Commands in SolidWorks - tips to search commands, options, feature tree, method to turn imported body into sheet metal, create new sheet metal file, develop cuts in flat in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014

Machining Process Drawings in SolidWorks - open new part file, insert original model as first feature, construct block of material larger than part, set configurations after completing new part in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 19, 2014

How to Obtain Pin Slip Force in SolidWorks Simulation - apply 'on flat faces' fixture to move pin by fixed distance, employ 'list results force' to extend force required to make pin slip afterwards in SolidWorks, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014

How to Make Only Your Company's Drawing Sizes Available in SolidWorks - accept any sheet format, save it to desktop folder, go to file location options to change location of 'sheet formats' in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 19, 2014

A New Way to Communicate Concept Designs - enable non-photorealistic options on render tools tab to, tick contour/cartoon rendering before picking cartoon style, choose outline only, cartoon shading or cartoon shading with outline options in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Mar 19, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Visualizing Results on Full Model of Analysis Using Symmetry - right click on plot, edit definition, select 'display symmetric results' from advanced options window to view results on full model in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 19, 2014

SolidWorks - Text Font 101 - sketch text, modify font, position sketch in 3D model using construction lines, Adam Hughes, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

SolidWorks Electrical - Using the Archive and Unarchive Function - different options, areas related to SolidWorks Electrical's archive functions, YouTube, Mar 19, 2014

Save Each Sheet as Its Own Drawing, or Combine Multiple Drawings into a Multi-Sheet Drawing - switch between methods to manage drawing files in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 18, 2014

SolidWorks - Weldment Cut List Explained  - difference between weldment cut list, bill of material with weldment part inside assembly, Tony Riggs of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014

SolidWorks - Physical Threads - add threads to part models for use in 3D printing, CAM programming, Tandy Banks of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 17, 2014

How Can I and How Do I - With SolidWorks Simulation? - simulate realistic ground contact, use configurations for different process conditions/geometries, setup model for SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Hawk Ridge Systems, Mar 17, 2014

SolidWorks Cutaway Animation - open assembly, set 3 default assembly planes to show, insert part named cutting plate in assembly, select top face of cutting plate, add distance mate between assembly top plane and top face of cutting plate, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's CAD CAM Blog, Mar 16, 2014

Can't Quite Get the Shape You Wanted? Try the Deform Tool - model edge to deform, target curve, form sketch based on look of edge after invoking deform command, apply split lines on model to localize deformation in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Mar 16, 2014

Flat Pattern Not Working in Drawing - derived configuration 'DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN' should remain in flattened state, ensure that 'save all' is complete within drawing environment to make part updated in SolidWorks, Mark McVeigh, Solid Solutions, Mar 14, 2014

Working with SolidWorks Files on a Network - prefer working with locally stored SolidWorks files, employ document management system to be able to work with files locally, automatically backup older versions of files, Jim Peltier, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 13, 2014

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 1 - The 'S' Key - customize 'S' key to utilize any icon-based command in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 7, 2014

5 SolidWorks Tools You Should Use Everyday, Tip 2 - The 'R' Key - avail quick access to most recently accessed documents in SolidWorks with 'R' key, Toby Schnaars, Prism Engineering Blog, Mar 14, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorials Q&A - Basic Surface Design - convert 2 joined triangles into 2 triangle surfaces in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 14, 2014

SolidWorks Master Model: Save Bodies vs Insert Part - choose save bodies or split from insert option, select, name bodies for which individual parts are to be created, pull operation helps parent, child share same overall size or shape, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014

Automatic Circuit Arrows in SolidWorks Electrical - employ origin, destination arrows to create continuity link between wires in different/same schematic drawings, open automatic insertion dialog box to set selection, action options, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2014

AutoTrace Add-In for SolidWorks - insert picture into sketch, automatically trace image using add-in, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2014

SolidWorks Plastics - Troubleshooting Your Mesh - basics of customization pages, tips to manually adjust mesh when common errors occur, Shivani Patel of GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 7, 2014

SolidWorks - Vent Feature - understanding different sections of vent command, its applications in SolidWorks, YouTube, Mar 5, 2014

Graphic-Triangles Revealed - locate assembly visualization tool from evaluate tab, choose option to define array of columns with different definitions, select 'graphics-triangle' to review assembly by complexity of geometry within parts in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 12, 2014

How to Mirror Parts in SolidWorks - creating mirrored parts by storing mirrored version in configuration of same part or by forming derived part using mirrored part command, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014

SolidWorks - Removing Toolbox Status - convert toolbox component into regular component in SolidWorks, Matt Aten, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014

Setup and Analyze Motion Study in SolidWorks - create basic motion study within motion analysis, perform simulation calculation within motion study, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Mar 11, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Contact Visualization Plot - open contact visualization plot PropertyManager, select assembly or components to view regions of contact, calculate areas of contact between selected components before including solver generated contacts in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 11, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial - Filling a Specific Assembly Cavity - calculate volume of cavity between assembly components, handle zero thickness error when joining bodies at the assembly level, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2014

Another SolidWorks 'Secret:' Invert Selection - select components that are not to be hidden, right-click to select invert selection option to reverse selection set, choose 'hide' to hide selected parts in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 11, 2014

New SolidWorks 2014 Weldment Profiles - extract content onto system before adding location into options, select weldment profiles add in files location to view new profiles in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 7, 2014

Render Shell Thickness in SolidWorks Simulation - create mid-plane surface body representing solid, invoke 'define shell by selected faces' command to define shell mesh, apply top surface offset option to add virtual thickness in shell face directions, HRS Blog, Mar 11, 2014

It May Correct Per the Standard, But It's Not Pretty - ISO standard suggests that 0.82 dimension is correct in both views, or select offset text button in property manager to attach dimension text to leader in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 10, 2014

The Essentials of SolidWorks 3D CAD in 22 Minutes - basic capabilities of creating 3D model part assembly in SolidWorks, Craig Therrien, YouTube, Mar 10, 2014

Where is That Command Again? - command search option to find, activate required tool, add frequently used tools to SolidWorks command manager permanently, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Mar 8, 2014

Unfolding Imported Models with 3DQuickPress Inside of SolidWorks - import surface, use 3DQuickPress to unfold part, auto recognize knitted surface, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2014

SolidWorks Composer Data Paths for Multi User Environment - add new data path by editing simple XML file, populate new path with profiles that includes styles for collaborative actors like arrows, labels in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Feb 20, 2014

Customize Wire Numbers with SolidWorks Electrical - changing wire number to coincide with row in which they originate, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Mar 6, 2014

Using Thermal Loads in SolidWorks Simulation Static - YouTube, Mar 6, 2014

New Sheet Metal Gusset Feature in SolidWorks 2014 - nice tool to reduce length of feature manager, requires 2 adjacent flat faces, cylindrical faces are not supported, helps set depth of profile as symmetric/asymmetric, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Mar 5, 2014

Sheet Metal Gusset Feature - easy-to-use, configurable SolidWorks tool to select supporting faces of gusset, change location of gusset, center gusset on reference line, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Mar 5, 2014

How to Shift More Control to the SolidWorks User (Using CTRL, SHIFT and ALT Keys) - comprehensive list of Ctrl, Alt, Shift shortcut keys used in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 5, 2014

SolidWorks Composer - Intelligent Views - create interactive buttons to help users select preferred language, TMS CADCentre, Mar 5, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation Quick Tip - Incremental Meshing - available for both solid, shell bodies, incremental meshing helps quickly mesh parts that have failed to mesh in multi-body part or assembly, HRS Blog, Mar 6, 2014

Hidden Gems of SolidWorks - sensors continually scan, retrieve data from models, when model changed and re-built, tree, sensor provide feedback to user, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 4, 2014

Adding Part Numbers to Electrical Components - enable additional ERP data capabilities, customize BOM template open reports to add information on BOMs in SolidWorks Electrical, Jenny Giolas, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 4, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 4 - creating weldment drawing, drawing views of individual bodies, adding weld symbols, creating cut list, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 4, 2014

How do I Create a V-Shaped Sheet Metal Part - SolidWorks tutorial, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Mar 1, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 3 - trimming 1 center piece to 3 crossmembers, capping open ends, creating 3 corner miter, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 3, 2014\

Fill an Assembly Cavity to Determine its Volume - combine Boolean operations at assembly level with multibody workflows at part level in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 3, 2014

Surface Model a Rubber Duck - create largest feature of body, profiles for loft create beak using lofted surface in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Mar 3, 2014

Top 10 Speed Moves for the SolidWorks CSWP Exam - context sensitive shortcut S key, mouse gestures, ctrl-8 to orient normal to plane, toggle between arc, line in sketch mode, HRS Blog, Feb 28, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 2 - select structural member button from weldments tab, click inside groups box to start sketch selections, set sketch settings before applying corner treatments in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 27, 2014

Why You Need Local Administrative Rights to Install SolidWorks - select manage tab to expand local users, groups, select groups folders to check properties, turn off user account control for installation of SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Feb 27, 2014

Large Displacement Simulation: Hose Clamp - apply fixed geometry fixture to one end face, prescribed rotation of 360 degree to other, mesh part of model with shell elements, run non-linear study to obtain accurate animation of displacement solver in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Feb 27, 2014

Training Tip - Zoom to Selection - select feature in tree to open content toolbar that shows, zooms feature in graphical window in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Feb 26, 2014

Using FeatureWorks - re-engineer imported data, build feature tree in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 7, 2014

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Global Variables and Equations - create global variables, equations directly in PropertyManager fields, add units, created multiple configurations, Terence Woo, HRS Blog, Feb 27, 2014

SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists, Pt 1 - right click on command manager tab to select weldments, manage weldment profile library by creating single sketch for each profile size or employ design table to control configurations in SolidWorks 2014, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 26, 2014

Enterprise PDM Fastest Hands in the East - open check out dialog box to select files to be checked out, press ctrl+U to check-in all files, ctrl+T to change state of all files in SolidWorks EPDM, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Feb 26, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual: Focus on Your Design Concept, Not Your CAD Tool - employ single modeling environment to explore, validate ideas without defining parts, assembly structure at earlier phases, capture design ideas to leverage team's collective expertise, John Picinich, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 26, 2014

From PDF to SolidWorks 3D - get trusted 3D model from PDF data, YouTube, Feb 26, 2014

Where Did It Go? - right-click on part, select 'move with triad' option, place checkmark next to move with triad to ensure that it stays there while clicking on parts in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners to Bolts - right click on connections icon to select 'toolbox fasteners to bolts' option, visit simulation tree to find bolt connectors inside respective bolt connector folders in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 25, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 New Feature: All Upper Case for Notes - select individual note, set 'all uppercase' check-box in note properties or apply document property to force all notes to be uppercase, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 25, 2014

Automatic Secondary Drawing Sheet Format Specification in SolidWorks 2014 - pick option 'use different sheet format' to set default drawing sheet format when adding sheet to drawing file in SolidWorks, SolidNotes, Feb 25, 2014

Using SolidWorks Drawings in SolidWorks Electrical Projects - go to 3D tab to 'create 2D drawing' button, choose drawing template without sheet format, employ crop command to crop view, choose tables, BOM to add tables in smaller views, HRS Blog, Feb 24, 2014

What is Dissolve SketchText? - select dissolve sketch text in menu to convert annotation into lines, splines in SolidWorks, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 24, 2014

How to Find Folders with Large File Counts in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - split folders into more manageable folder sizes to avail increased browsing performance, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Feb 24, 2014

SolidWorks Opens Multiple Sessions - associate file types to launcher, ensure that files open in same session when opening by double-clicking or right-clicking, check publication to correct file associations if files open in separate sessions, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Feb 21, 2014

Simulation Tech Tip: Flexibility in Non-Linear Fixtures - insert 'c' clip on housing followed by pin in housing deforming clip, thermally expand clip or apply advanced fixture to move clip into place with relative computational efficiency in SolidWorks, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 21, 2014

Injection Molding, Many Unknowns: 1 Answer SolidWorks Plastics - assess fill time result that is calculated by default every time while running test, check pressure at end of fill, air trap, cooling time in SolidWorks, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 21, 2014

Control Alignment of Pattern Features - model surface with simple extrude to obtain face on screen, check if circle used to drive this surface extrude is same DIA as helix in SolidWorks, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Feb 22, 2014

Enhanced Electrical Documentation with SolidWorks Electrical - learning capabilities of electrical schematic, 3D electrical design compared to traditional, 'dumb' 2D electrical design options, YouTube, Feb 11, 2014

SolidWorks Drawings Basics - create drawing assembly, part using DimXpert, drawing templates, e-drawings in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Feb 19, 2014

Trace Path - considering example of basic pen plotter in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 20, 2014

SolidWorks Composer: Large Animation Techniques - complete animation in single SMG file, break file into shorter segments, save each segment as AVI file, insert all AVI files into single animation, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Feb 19, 2014

SolidWorks - Setup a Structural Optimization Study  - employ linear static test to define variables, constraints, goals in SolidWorks, Shivani Patel, YouTube, Feb 18, 2014

SolidWorks Select Other - selectively turn off faces of complex models to temporarily see into part for better understanding of complex surfaces, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 19, 2014

Ruled Surface - A Quick Trick to Make a Complex Cut - removing material, maintaining perimeter of model with curved face in SolidWorks, Phil Grim, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 19, 2014

Thermal Management Ain't That Hard - creating SolidWorks Flow Simulation CFD model of chip on circuit board, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Feb 18, 2014

Using SolidWorks Library Features to Create Solid Bodies - adding bracket with holes to pair of structural members, Ben Taylor, HRS Blog, Feb 18, 2014

Replacing Sketch Entities in SolidWorks 2014 - fix issues of dangling references occurring during rebuild due to redrawing part of sketch, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 18, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - New Volume Units for Mass Properties - new options for volume units when performing mass property analysis, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 14, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - Contact Pressure Plot for 2D Simplification - consider block with set screw mechanism, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 18, 2014

Sharing Settings Across a Multi-User Environment in SolidWorks Composer - enable input settings including merge file into one actor per part, import meta-properties, import as bodies, import hidden components, visit default document properties, file preferences to modify settings in SolidWorks Composer, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 14, 2014

SolidWorks Configuration Advanced Options - check 'suppress new features and mates' option to suppress any new feature or mate when new configuration is created in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 17, 2014

Multi-Sheet Drawing Templates Option New in SolidWorks 2014 - easy document properties setting helps specify which template to use for additional sheets being added to drawing, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 18, 2014

Have You Ever Used Part Reviewer in SolidWorks? - go to evaluate tab to open part reviewer, click on arrows to check features, sketches of model, activate edit feature name comment option to enter comments, notes, Roger Ruffin Jr, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 13, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Another Change in Perspective - import part, open reference coordinate system, choose location for new origin, direction vectors, pick 'correct coordinate system' before saving file as new Parasolid or IGES, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 13, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation: Behind the Software with Vibration Analysis - model system as 2 blocks, employ spring connector to check stiffness between masses, restrain motion of system to be 2D, check displacement values to understand results, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Feb 13, 2014

Movable Spring in SolidWorks - employ single sweep function with 2 sketches to model spring, select swept boss/base feature followed by twist along path, define by turns options, set number of coils required to create spring, Jon Sorocki, CADD Edge, Feb 14, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 20 - dimensions from tangent edges of arc/circle, create parts in context of assembly, copy all of referenced files of assembly to new directory, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 5, 2014

SolidWorks' Power Hide Tool - open assembly, put cursor over part, press tab key to hide part in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 12, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 20: Rendering the Log Cabin Assembly - changing appearances, scenes in log-cabin assembly before rending it in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014

SolidWorks Toolbox - Convert Toolbox Part to a Regular Part File - change internal document property in part file so that it is not recognized as toolbox part, Jeff Jensen, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Solar Access Study - apply sun to model to check its appearance depending on location in world, date, time, Tyler Young, YouTube, Feb 12, 2014

SolidWorks Routing - Custom Components and the Piping & Tubing Database - copy routing component from default SolidWorks library, implement necessary changes before visiting routing component wizard to run SolidWorks component, Ben Taylor, HRS Blog, Feb 11, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - Model Mania Challenge - various steps involved in modeling part keeping feature tree flexible enough to accommodate edits in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Feb 11, 2014

Animating Rotary Motion in SolidWorks - break 360-degree movement into four 90-degrees segment, apply rotary motion driver instead of explicit positioning, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Feb 11, 2014

How to Break a Derived Part in SolidWorks - apply 'insert part' function from insert drop down menu or drag part into blank part from file explorer tab located on SolidWorks task pane, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 11, 2014

Importing Files Into SolidWorks, Pt 2 - try to obtain Parasolid while importing files, employ STEP instead of IGES translation method while opening smooth surface or non-prismatic shape, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 11, 2014

Basic Techniques in SolidWorks: Learning Fillets - create face fillet before forming constant size fillets on sharper edges of model, employ variable radius fillet on edge to give model character in SolidWorks, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 11, 2014

Helping a Friend with SolidWorks 2014 - open assembly in SolidWorks 2014, save file before applying sphere mate feature to select tangent option for spherical surfaces, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Feb 10, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Configuration Based Weldment Profiles - employ new functionality to create new profiles with configuration method in SolidWorks, Jon Crookes, Solid Solutions, Feb 10, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 19: Assembling the Roof - place roofing onto log cabin, render log cabin assembly for more realistic look, YouTube, Feb 10, 2014

Importing Files Into SolidWorks - understanding different file formats like DXF, DWG, STEP, ACIS, IGES that SolidWorks can import, John Hall, CADD Edge, Feb 7, 2014

Customize Your SolidWorks Toolbars - go to tools menu to customize toolbars, shortcut bars, commands, menus, keyboard, mouse gestures in SolidWorks, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, Feb 7, 2014

2014 SolidWorks Composer is Here: How to Install on a Computer Without SolidWorks? - select 'individual' mode of installation, avoid entering serial number of software, check SolidWorks Composer to expand Composer options, show SolidWorks translator, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2014

Using Existing Geometry in Assemblies and Weldments - learning interface simulation, customization, problem setup, linear static assumptions, solving, viewing results, Simulation Xpress in SolidWorks, Solid Professor Blog, Feb 7, 2014

Static Simulation Using SolidWorks Premium - apply in-context relations to design part based on its interaction with other parts, Kevin Holbrook, YouTube, Feb 7, 2014

Learning SolidWorks: My First Drawing - accept 3D perspective of part before breaking it down to 2D drawings, create section views of 2D angle by clicking on center line of view, sliding section away from original drawing, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 6, 2014

SolidWorks Composer BOM - control parts list in SolidWorks Composer, Robert McGaughey, YouTube, Jan 30, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 19 - press space bar to bring up orientation dialog box, when dimensioning, position text without orientation changing, turn off entity selection filter toolbar, active filters, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 5, 2014

Flipping Normal: A Fresh Perspective to SolidWorks Sketches and Mates - apply option to control XY orientation of sketches, positive Z for extrusions, mate alignment when replacing components sketches, faces, flip normal from reference planes, context menu in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 5, 2014

How to Rename and Move SolidWorks Files? - launch SolidWorks Explorer to search for any additional documents that reference file that is renamed or moved, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Feb 5, 2014

Setup SolidWorks Drawing Border Properties - import DWG/DXF file to set drawing border in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 30, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 18: Assembling a Large Type of Roof Support - assemble 3rd type of roof support, create storage shed that is attached to log cabin in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Options for Dealing with Deleted Child Features - demonstrates advanced functionalities for handling deleted child features in SolidWorks 2014, Tim Roberts, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014

3 Things You Should Know About SolidWorks Search Routines - avoid leaving lot of files open as it slows down system, go to system options, file locations to select folder, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 4, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: A Change in Perspective - set position of part/assembly in view-port to desired orientation, activate view orientation menu to highlight view to be replaced in SolidWorks, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Feb 4, 2014

Installing SolidWorks Electrical 2014 Via Admin Image - open 1st window of installation manager to select 'server products' that will reveal options for installing SolidWorks Electrical server software, Tim Pulaski, CADD Edge, Feb 4, 2014

Design Automation with DriveWorks for SolidWorks - Rule Spotlight: The IF Statement - employ IF statement to evaluate argument, return value as true/false in DriveWorks, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, Feb 4, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 17: Assembling Another Type of Roof Support - ways to assemble roof support suitable for larger log cabins in SolidWorks, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014

Why is SolidWorks 'Crashing' - click on view tab in task manager, select columns, tick GDI objects to view current number of GDI objects being used by each process in task manager, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Feb 3, 2014

Fatigue Analysis: What You Need to Know? - high cycle fatigue requires S-N curve or stress vs number of cycles curve, approach is applicable for components designed for high cycle operation in SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 3, 2014

SolidWorks: Replace Components Without Mate Errors - avoid creating replacement components from scratch, employ datum geometry for mates or replace components with named entities to find references, resolver mates in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 3, 2014

Creating Piping Automatically in SolidWorks - understanding routing, piping, tubing in SolidWorks, Alex Aprigliano, YouTube, Feb 3, 2014

On Surface and Edge IDs in SolidWorks - discusses issues associated with missing mate references, rebuild errors in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Jan 31, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Favorites - Rotate Components in Exploded Views - apply feature to drag component(s) to exploded position, rotate components within 1 explode step in SolidWorks, Jordan Winger, HRS Blog, Feb 1, 2014

What Could Cause Files to Open in Separate SLDWORKS.EXE Sessions? - close all sldworks.exe sessions, start SolidWorks as administrator, select tools, options to restore file associations, apply SolidWorks launcher to open files, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 27, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 - Section Tool Exclude Option - ability to exclude items from selection process, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks Transfer and Deactivate Instructions - transfer license from old computer, activate SolidWorks on new computer, CAD MicroSolutions, Jan 20, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Hidden Gem - Ambient Occlusion Render - visualize areas of design with lesser light, helps bring added depth in terms of shadows to render, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Jan 30, 2014

Save All (Unsaved) in SolidWorks - open file explorer window, right-click 'open in SolidWorks' option to click 'save all (unsaved)' option on pop-up that appears, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 29, 2014

Light Settings in SolidWorks Models - open scene/lights/camera options, right-click on ambient light option to edit light, increase value of light closer to 1 to allow part appear closer to selected color, MCAD Tech Blog, Jan 6, 2014

Funnel Vision - add circular bosses out from funnel, remove outlet faces to allow shell tool produce channels within part without calculation in SolidWorks, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, Jan 28, 2014 

When Filleting is Not Enough, Try Some Advanced Surfacing Techniques - apply fill surface tool to fill open spots in geometry, check interaction between new surface, existing surfaces around it in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Jan 27, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 4 - run SolidWorks performance benchmark test, share results, view other results Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 27, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 3 - determine crashing issues, update driver, set flags for certain triggers, find out threshold, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 23, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 2 - filtering machine results, grouping, setting baseline computer, flagging modified settings, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 22, 2014

View Mates Command 'Secret': Select Multiple Parts in SolidWorks - hold ctrl key, select both parts together, choose 'view mates' from pop-up toolbar, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 22, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 16: Assembling a Small Roof Support  - YouTube, Jan 22, 2014

How to Create a 3D Model from a 2D Drawing - open .dwg file in SolidWorks, import new part as 2D sketch, use '2D to 3D' toolbar to assign sketches front top right, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Jan 21, 2014

Shell Meshing Made Easier with SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - preview virtual thickness of shell when picking which side of component is used to define it, Craig Hudson, Solid Solutions, Jan 21, 2014

SolidWorks: The Basics - Overriding Dimension Text - look for <DIM> variable in dimension text field of dimension property manager when selecting dimension, replace text string with desired text, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Jan 21, 2014

Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to Track, Review and Troubleshoot Machines, Pt 1 - understanding workflow of CAD admin dashboard, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 21, 2014

Use SolidWorks in Stress Analysis - Measure Stresses, Strains and Displacements - create part/assembly, start new study from simulation add-in before selecting fixtures like rollers, sliders or elastic supports, Ruxandra Duca, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 21, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Using Stick Fonts for Engraving - understanding application of fonts to output single line geometry for laser engraving, water jet, or for CNC machining, YouTube, Dec 31, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 15: Assembling Windows - go to design library to drag, drop windows in assembly, click on front face of window to pick, create mate in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 20, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 18 - break the default alignment, control seeing contents of drawing view while dragging view, specify whether drawing views update automatically when referenced model changes, format dimension in drawing, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 20, 2014

Countdown to the New Year with SolidWorks Electrical Schematic - mixed schema designs, passive symbols, paste special, new search and filter tools, real time design rule checks, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Jan 17, 2014

How to Change the Orientation of Imported and Existing SolidWorks Parts - create plane, start new sketch, generate 2 perpendicular lines in proper orientation, create new coordinate system, save part as any neutral format, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Jan 15, 2014

SolidWorks Split Line - control rendering better, control continuity between interfacing surfaces for consumer product design, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Jan 17, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 Favorites - Replace Drawing Model Reference - replace function to select either part or assembly file to replace existing model while keeping all dimensions, annotations, sections preserved, Jordan Winger, HRS Blog, Jan 17, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial: Mate References - tips to set mate reference so that it allows user to add appropriate part in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014

SolidWorks Tutorial: Linking Component Dimensions to Assembly Level Global Variables - check equations, double-click on face of part to access individual component dimensions, YouTube, Jan 19, 2014

Access to More SolidWorks Materials Than Ever - SolidWorks 2014 provides access to materials web portal at www.matereality.com, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 16, 2014

Taskbar Icons That Behave - pin original SolidWorks program icon to taskbar, unpin other icon from taskbar, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Jan 16, 2014

Blank Views in SolidWorks Composer - turn-on perspective mode to make views reappear, turn-off hardwaresupport.highlighteffect option, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Jan 16, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation - Thermal Study Introduction - carrying out thermal study on test assembly of microchip, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 7: Sheet Metal - YouTube, Jan 16, 2014

SolidWorks Buried Treasure, Pt 1 - right-click on feature to open shortcut bar to display hidden model, open feature manager to show/hide different click items, employ favorites folder to hide/show items, type few unique characters to search feature name, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 15, 2014

Creating a 'New View' and 'Saved View' in SolidWorks - make custom view available in all SolidWorks documents, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 15, 2014

SolidWorks Administration: Moving to a New License Server - install SolidNetWork license manager on new server, point clients to new server, deactivate old license manager, activate new license manager, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2014

Flow Simulation and FEA: Poking and Prodding - load study's results, activate or create plot, right click on results folder, select probe, probe tool actively displays value in contour region in SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Jan 14, 2014

Hotfix for SolidWorks Student Design Kit - prepare computer for hotfix installation, determine SolidWorks version, service pack, download, run hotfix, Dale Carlson, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 10, 2014

What's New: SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2014 - automated cache management, consolidated delayed in state notifications, dynamic notification recipients filter, YouTube, Jan 14, 2014

SolidWorks Decals - placing brand logo on front of bottle, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Jan 14, 2014

CATIA V5 SolidWorks Translator - open SolidWorks file, select CATIA V5 as file type, open CATIA V5 R22 or older file from folder location to convert them to SLDASM or SLDPRT, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 14, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 4: Symmetry and Draft - learn sketch symmetry, dynamic mirror, mid-plane end conditions, extrude with draft functionalities in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 5: Patterning and Mirrors - apply linear pattern command to pattern features or faces in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 6: Revolved Features - understanding revolved commands, fillet tool to apply radius to sketch, bolt feature, Jan 10, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 17 - create blocks from commonly used sketches, invoke sketch picture command to insert reference image, press 'G' to display magnifying glass, copy existing sketch from derived sketch, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 13, 2014

SolidWorks Sketch Relations Summary - understanding entities with respect to resulting relations in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 14, 2014

Customizing SolidWorks Composer Keyboard Shortcuts - click anywhere in black space of main toolbar, select 'customize quick access' toolbar, choose customize button for keyboard shortcuts before picking categories, commands in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Jan 13, 2014

Jim's SolidWorks 2014 Pick of the Day: Through All Both - employ 'through all - both' feature to enable direction 2 option in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Jan 13, 2014

Adding Simple Collaborative Actors in SolidWorks Composer - create exploded line, go to author menu, polyline to add single line, hold down alt key after selecting polyline to snap it to center/specific location, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 13, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 13: Assembling Logs - open new assembly document, go to design library, select logs before dragging it to assembly, choose size of logs to be stacked to decide size of log cabin, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Jan 13, 2014

View Labels in SolidWorks 2014 - double click label, edit note to change appearance of view, enter parametric information by selecting view label box to edit note, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 9, 2014

When Adding Dimensions to a Diameter or an Arc - view no arc conditions when adding smart dimensions from edge to center point of diameter/arcs, check minimum, maximum arc conditions when selecting edge/diameter arcs in SolidWorks, Roger Ruffin, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 8, 2014

SolidWorks Simulation: Where Can I Learn? - use installed tutorials, access knowledge, visit context sensitive help/user forums, support hour webcasts, official training, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 10, 2014

Configuring EPDM to Allow for a 'Linked' PDF to Follow It's Drawing Through the Workflow - select assembly/part referenced by drawing, push it through workflow transition to make it available in transition references dialog box, define transition as drawing node for drawing in SolidWorks, Wayne Marshall, Solid Solutions, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 1: Design Intent - basics of modeling, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 2: Sketching - learn about sketching tools like line, automatic relations, dimensions, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

SolidWorks Essentials, Pt 3: Basic Part Modeling - discusses extrude feature in addition to sketching, fillets, editing features, YouTube, Jan 10, 2014

Handle Selections - add images to user control, update UserControl1, add modeldoc2 object to AssemblyEvents class before modifying AssemblyDoc_NewSelectionNotify() to determine if parts, assemblies are selected in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 10, 2014

Handle Mouse Events - employ SolidWorks events to customize task pane, implement ModelView class in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 9, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 12: Importing Parts into an Assembly - start by creating assembly document, insert new part, place part in assembly, right-click on name, select float to make part free to move, rotate parts in assembly, YouTube, Jan 8, 2014

Freeform Tool in SolidWorks 2014 - discusses copy dimension style, link values, rib command in SolidWorks, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Jan 8, 2014

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Image Quality Properties When Saving as JPG/TIFF - minimize or maximize SolidWorks screen to give different display resolution while DPI settings remain constant, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 8, 2014

Beyond Training - Essentials - press 'S' key to activate shortcut bar, right click to customize key with additional command icons or re-size toolbar in SolidWorks, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Jan 8, 2014

Replace Model in SolidWorks Drawings - click replace model button to swap view(s) of model inside drawing, swap out parts, assemblies to reattach dimensions, sections, detail views to new referenced model, John Hall, CADD Edge, Jan 7, 2014

An Introduction to Macros in SolidWorks Electrical - select portion of schematic to be reused before dragging, dropping into macros tab, assign macro name, description, adjust preview image or design new group before applying macro, HRS Blog, Jan 7, 2014

Transient Pressure Fluctuations Against a Drill Rig Leg - go to SolidWorks flow wizard to set project, apply dependency to create pressure pulse by varying global velocity in X direction, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Jan 6, 2014

Create Task Pane - right-click on project, select add user control, insert button, size to width of user control before setting anchor properties in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 8, 2014

Create SolidWorks Add-in without the SDK - open SwAddin.vb, change guid, adjust description, title to values to customize add-in in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Jan 7, 2014

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 16 - click show in folder icon to browse file locations, pin files in recently used document list, pre-select specific entity type before selecting instances of entity, change document units, auto insert center mark, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 6, 2014

Great Use for the Intersect Tool - generate plane to act as 'fill line' for bottle, invoke intersect command, view regions made by intersect tool, check mass properties before applying scale tool to change dimensions in SolidWorks, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Jan 6, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 12: SolidWorks Electrical - integrated with SolidWorks EPDM, underlying database management system upgraded from Microsoft Access to SQLite, advanced component search, Daniel Herzberg, Jan 6, 2014

SolidWorks: Changing the Title Block for New Sheets - create new drawing, edit sheet format, change title block to slim down version, point newly saved sheet format to template before replacing current title block with old title block, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 6, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: eDrawings - check enhancements related to viewing 3D ContentCentral on iPad, DimXpert dimensions from SolidWorks part files, rotational exploded steps in addition to added support, YouTube, Jan 3, 2014

Award-Winning Cinematography with SolidWorks Composer - go to animation mode to capture, record location of actors, adjust position or state, select camera icon located in collaboration tab to illustrate path followed by camera, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 3, 2014

How to Install the SolidWorks Software Development Kit - login to customer portal to download SDK, select most recent version of SolidWorks, accept end-user licensing agreement before manually downloading SDK, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 10: Creating Roofing - open new part document, click on front plane, click sketch, choose line to draw parallelogram in SolidWorks, YouTube, Jan 1, 2014

Routing - Using Off the Shelf Components - add routing, create connection point, select circular edge for reference before filling out properties or employ routing component wizard to populate design library in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Dec 31, 2013

Mesh Improvements in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - discusses mesh parallelization updates, employ adaptive meshing setting to automatically refine areas of high gradient in flow, Robert Warren, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Dec 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Flip Plane Normal - flip normal vector of manually created reference plane in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 27, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 7: Creating the First Type of Roof Support - create new part document, go to different plane, click on sketch, pick line tool to draw sketch in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 23, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 8: Creating the Second Type of Roof Support - create new part document, right click on front plane to choose sketch, select center rectangle tool in sketch tab before drawing rectangle staring at origin, YouTube, Dec 25, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 9: Creating the Third Type of Roof Support - create new part document, right click on front plane to select sketch, pick line tool in sketch tab, draw quadrilateral in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 30, 2013

SolidWorks Default Scene Background - setting default background scene for opening files that were not created by user's templates, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 30, 2013

How to Download the Entire SolidWorks DVD for Future Use - get DVD content from 'downloads and updates' section of SolidWorks customer portal, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Dec 26, 2013

New Sketch Tricks in SolidWorks 2014 - apply Lasso selection, path length dimension, smart dimension tool to freehand draw amorphous shape, insert sketch dimension on path or create path on-the-fly, dimension length of spline respectively, SolidNotes, Jan 2, 2014

Why is Pack and Go Picking Up Extra Files in SolidWorks? - edit follower within Advmates, insert sketch, reference geometry from Advmates, un-suppress sketch to address issue in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 2, 2014

2013 SolidWorks Composer Licensing - 4 scenarios depending on customer type for installing, running network licensing, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 20, 2013

Is My SolidWorks Model Constrained Properly? - use soft springs to stabilize model, inertial relief to constrain object, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 23, 2013

Thermal Analysis in SolidWorks Simulation - go to 'new study,' select 'thermal,' assign material to part, select heat power first to simulate internal camera, lights, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 27, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014: Sketching, Pt 1 - discusses sketch scaling, lasso selection, path length dimensioning tools available in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Assemblies, Pt 1 - understanding ways to create shaded drawing views with high quality edges, FeatureManager structure for large design review, exploded views, mate user interface, assembly mirror feature, YouTube, Dec 21, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Assemblies, Pt 2 - check multiple configuration updates, curve/sketch driven patterns, UI enhancements for configurations, shortcuts for suppressing items in design tables, updating assembly graphics option, YouTube, Dec 22, 2013

SolidWorks - Creating Design Library Features - employ technique to improve consistency of designs while reducing time to create them in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013

SolidWorks - Bend Lines with Lofted Sheet Metal - leave gap to produce scene, make adjacent sketch segments tangent to create sheet metal lofted profile in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013

SolidWorks - Linear Stress Analysis - analyzes, stresses geometry of parts, minimizes need of creating prototypes by reducing hassles related to time, cost or rework, YouTube, Dec 20, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Quick-Change Configurations - click on component in FeatureManager to view current configuration listings by pop-up toolbar, snap configuration name to change configuration of that instance in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 19, 2013

My Introduction to SolidWorks: Drawing a Pressure Plate - check clickable icons inside of tutorial, experience ease of navigation as workflow gets repetitive, navigate any axis with standard view toolbar, apply hole wizard to dimension holes, Andrew Fontaine, The SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Pressure Plots in 2D Simplification - create shrink fit between 2 edges, apply fixtures, run axis symmetric study to view stress plot, displacement of SolidWorks parts, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 19, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Configs - understanding enhancements related to additional properties for toolbox components, apply configurations to equations, selecting configurations from context toolbar, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Professional - Drop Test Analysis - ensure that material is defined for all parts, define contact sets, add mesh control, adjust drop test setup in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - File Management - rename any missing component to move files or folders easily, safely by virtually eliminating referencing related issues, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Advanced CAD Import - convert incoming CAD data into SolidWorks 3D CAD format or export data to other CAD products, Ron Grover, YouTube, Dec 18, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Sheet Metal - check ability to add sheet metal gussets, bent lofted bends, corner reliefs & bend transitions, swept flanges for conical, cylindrical bodies, YouTube, Dec 11, 2013

Pack and Go on Holiday - right-click on drawing or assembly to open menu, hover over SolidWorks to select 'pack and go,' save every file with unique name, add prefix/suffix before saving file, pack up assemblies, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Dec 18, 2013

Add Some Perspective to Your Drawings - create named view with perspective turned on in SolidWorks drawing, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks Training Files - go to page 3 of every training manual to check downloadable training files, run executable file, accept EULA before unzipping SolidWorks files, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 18, 2013

SolidWorks - Interference Detection - go to evaluate tab, turn on interference detection option, calculate selected component, adjust options while checking results, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Assembly Features, Pt 3 - go to explode properties to turn on rotation rings option, modify assembly configuration without going to properties, check new shortcut to turn sub-assembly flexible/rigid, Cami Florence, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 17, 2013

Creating a Symbol in SolidWorks Electrical - open symbols manager, create new symbol, insert symbol properties, double-click symbol to open drawing space associated with newly created symbol, build geometry before setting connection points, Clare Schaeffer, SolidNotes, Dec 17, 2013

What It Takes to Make a Mirrored Part with Flatten Capabilities in SolidWorks - preselect plane/face to be mirrored, go to insert, mirror part, tick 'break link to part' option to obtain full functionality of sheet metal features in new SolidWorks part, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation 2014: Contact Visualization Plot - right-click on connections, click contact visualization plot, choose components to view regions of contact, calculate areas of contact before including solver generated contacts in SolidWorks model, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 17, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating a Template - go to projects manager to create new project with custom templates, select configurations tab to set primary project settings, YouTube, Dec 17, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Sketch Picture Scale Tool - check option inside insert sketch picture command to scale tool, position bitmap images in sketch planes, YouTube, Dec 12, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 15 - specify default line font for drawing items, check if sketch is under/over defined, view alignment of plane, copy sketches while lofting between similar profiles, press 'F' key to zoom model, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 16, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics Professional - Introduction - intelligently iterate plastic part design before cutting first mold, David Waltzman of GoEngineer, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Dec 16, 2013

Avoiding Sink Marks with SolidWorks Plastics - make part walls uniform in thickness, design ribs with not more than 50-80% of wall thickness, increase gate size, reduce number/size of solid regions, increase hold time, injection pressure, HRS Blog, Dec 16, 2013

Jim's SolidWorks 2014 Pick of the Day: Find Intersection - Virtual Sharp - select intersection between 2 entities when applying dimension in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 16, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 5: Creating Doors - open new part document, click on front plane, go to sketch tab to draw rectangle starting at origin before setting dimensions, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Exclude Option in Section Views - go to section view property manager to find new 'selected components' checkbox that allows choosing components to be excluded/included from either tree or screen, YouTube, Dec 16, 2013

Howzat - using motion study, sunlight option in SolidWorks to trace flight of ball, plot velocity, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Dec 12, 2013

Presto: Your Part is Gone - open part model, add 'solid bodies' featuremanager tree item, expand solid bodies folder to view all features in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Dec 13, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: FEA is About Asking Questions - raise proper questions to provide better solution, make close-ended queries to obtain specific answers, present clear insight of product's capabilities, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Dec 13, 2013

SW Simulation - Angular Tilt of a Deformed Face - locate face parallel to original face, apply translational displacement to evaluate tilt on face in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 13, 2013

Design a Wave Spring Washer in SolidWorks - draw simple circular sketch, extrude as surface, create plane tangent to surface, parallel to front plane in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013

Auto Deploy of SolidWorks Through Active Directory - create administrative image, extract pre-requisites, prepare transform files for installation, generate installation policies, test system before applying active directory distribution across department, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Dec 12, 2013

Best Practices for Downloading and Installing SolidWorks - log-in with full administrative rights, temporarily suspend anti-virus program, disable Windows fire wall, change Windows user account control settings to 'never notify' before updating SolidWorks, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Dec 12, 2013

Get Going with SolidWorks Sheet Metal Gauge Tables  - cut off overflow information, single out few important Lego pieces in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 12, 2013

SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorial - Edge Flange Linked Profiles - invoke edge flange command, customize profile of flanges to create flanges similar in shape in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 11, 2013

SolidWorks Customization - understanding method to configure SolidWorks UI to minimize button clicks, maximize efficiency, YouTube, Dec 11, 2013

Using SolidWorks Plastics to Show Jetting - employ solid mesh to generate results that will accurately show jetting, go to fill settings, select options to set 'volume of fluid' algorithm option to direct in SolidWorks, Peter Harkness, Solid Solutions, Dec 11, 2013

SimulationXpress Analysis - employ SimulationXpress, FloXpress tools to perform first-pass analysis of parts in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Dec 11, 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 4 - making BOM, extracting info from it in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 5 - sort BOM by part number in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 6 - add custom property by clicking on border followed by column property button, select custom property, enter cost before inserting equation in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Dec 2013

How to Handle Common Enterprise PDM Check-in Errors and Warnings? - 'update file references' option to fix errors like 'file is not rebuilt,' 'outside of EPDM, ' fix each broken reference one at a time, Jay Thompson, CAPUniversity, Dec 11, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Weldments - discusses ability to propagate cut list properties, structural members as library features enhancements in SolidWorks 2014, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Database Files Description - understanding simulation database files like .GEN, .MAS, .TEM, .LCD, .IDA, .LDS whose results are contained in one SolidWorks file with extension CWR, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 10, 2013

SolidWorks Error Installing on Windows 7 - right-click on setup.exe file to select properties, choose compatibility tab to run program before explicitly specifying Windows 7, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Dec 10, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 1: SolidWorks Settings - discusses basics of opening SolidWorks part document, adjusting settings, different view options, YouTube, Dec 2, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 2: Creating Simple Logs - creating simple log part for log cabin assembly in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013

Creating a Log Cabin in SolidWorks, Pt 3: Creating Complex Logs - understanding method to create complicated log for log cabin assembly in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 14 - change transparency of components while editing part, control sketch relations, feature definitions, check degree of curvature in spline, select faces, edges or vertices created by section views, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 9, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - Fundamentals - determine best materials, configurations before producing single prototype, Innova Systems, Dec 9, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 4 - Sheet Metal Conversion - copy surface, convert surface body into solid body, change solid body to sheet metal, delete/patch faces, create hems to solve topological problems, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 9, 2013

Could Not Initiate the Transaction - select administrative tools from Windows control, pick services, start FLEXnet licensing services before setting start-up type to automatic in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Dec 8, 2013

How to Save SolidWorks Files as an STL File? - open completed part in SolidWorks, go to file menu to save file as STL type, Jon Lawrence, CAPuniversity, Dec 6, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Parts & Features - understanding new enhancements to parts, features related to conic fillets, extruded cuts, holes, reference geometry in SolidWorks 2014, Cody Armstrong, YouTube, Dec 5, 2013 (

New in SolidWorks 2014: Sheet Metal Features, Pt 2 - invoke sheet metal gusset command to add sheet metal gussets to toolbar, add corner reliefs to formed part in SolidWorks 2014, Cami Florence, Fisher/Unitech, Dec 5, 2013

SolidWorks Tip: Preventing Rotation in Concentric Assembly Mates - edit last concentric mate added, check 'lock rotation' checkbox on both feature manager, nearby content toolbar in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Dec 5, 2013

Replace Entity, Grab-Bag of Tips and Tricks - understanding useful tips related to replace entity in SolidWorks 2014, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Dec 4, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Line Weights - save image at lower resolution, increase outline width property for any actors that need to be darker in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Dec 4, 2013

How to Configure SolidWorks Toolbox and Hole Wizard, Pt 1 - Toolbox definition, access settings, understand options on table of contents, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 4, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 3 - Troubleshooting and Healing - go to import diagnostics, view faulty faces, locate face that is valid, manually fix face one by one to get rid of errors, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 4, 2013

SolidWorks Drawing Tips and Workarounds  - understanding ways to display annotations, dimensions in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 3, 2013

Mesh Improvements for Simulation Flow - 3 stages during mesh generation in Flow Simulation: geometry evaluation, mesh capture, mesh saving, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 2, 2013

A SolidWorks' Forgotten Feature: Mate References - mate references to select face, edge or plane that is wished to be mated automatically, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Dec 3, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 2: The Manual Healing Technique - understanding import diagnostics application to heal topological errors on imported geometry, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 3, 2013

The Fundamentals of SolidWorks Routing - Pipe & Tube - understanding routing options, libraries, assembly management in SolidWorks, YouTube, Dec 2, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 13 - apply interference detection to avoid intersection between components, hide/show items on heads-up view toolbar, click modify sketch to move/rotate sketch, create customized drawing template, override dimensions, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks Freeze Bar: Enabling It and Using It - apply tool to reduce rebuild time, avoid unintentional changes to model by locking items in feature manager that are no longer changing or don't need to rebuild every time model changes, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 2, 2013

It's All About the Mouse - activate mouse gestures to eliminate mouse travel, reduce time required for locating key to press on keyboard, or purchase mouse with few extra buttons to maximize SolidWorks productivity, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Nov 26, 2013

Readymade Lessons in SolidWorks Curriculum - check 2013-2014 Educational edition to access links containing information related to SolidWorks UI, TMS CADCentre, Nov 29, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 1: 'Face Piercing Through Solid' Error - understanding application of import diagnostic tool for troubleshooting, healing topological error in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 1: Point of Sale - grab sketch tools to build sketch in top plane, adjust dimensions, click on instant 3D toolbar, double-click on sketch to extrude model in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Nov 28, 2013

Add Knurling to Your Model in SolidWorks - modify model by applying, editing precise knurled finish with or without using PhotoView, YouTube, Nov 27, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 12 - remove geometry from imported body, disable automatic inferencing, change solid body to surface body, specify break in dimension's withess line, replace part with assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 25, 2013

Using a Tool Based Swept Feature - ensure that tool body has revolved feature with analytical geometry, merge result tick box is unchecked when creating revolve feature in SolidWorks, Chris Morrogh, Solid Solutions, Nov 25, 2013

SolidWorks Drawing View Labels - create drawing with standard views, rename views, select view to add note, choose 'SW-View Name' property option in link to property dialog, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 29, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Sketch Features, Pt 1 - understanding automatic sketch scale, check new lasso selection, sketch picture scale, replace sketch entity tool to switch from box selection to lasso, size image file, replace entities respectively, Cami Fredock, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 26, 2013

Using the Right Mesh Type in SolidWorks Simulation - enable 'draft quality mesh' option checkbox to switch mesh element type from default high-quality tetrahedron to simpler draft-quality version, Damon Tordini, Canadian Manufacturing, Nov 22, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Performance Increases - set lightweight mode to save time required for opening, rebuilding assembly in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 28, 2013

Where Have All the Functional Appearances Gone in SolidWorks? - expand SolidWorks task pane to select appearance tab icon, click on add file location to insert texture location, drag, drop textures in graphics area to apply them in model, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Selected Components for Section Views  - enable selection plane option to easily select any hidden components in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 27, 2013

SolidWorks: Adding Custom Properties Using the BOM - add configuration-specific custom property to part having supplier property, populate fields one by one, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 26, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Quick Tip - Numbering Wires - determine direction of numbering, display wire number for each wire, place marks next to each segment, HRS Blog, Nov 22, 2013

Modifying Connection Points in SolidWorks Electrical 3D  - routing wires again to correct connection point, You Tube, Nov 25, 2013

When is a Fully Defined Sketch Not Fully Defined? - fully defined edge flange sketch becomes under defined when endpoints are dragged, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 24, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Direct Modeling - Patch Holes in Existing Solids - Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 25, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Open Options or Drag and Drop from Recent Documents - hover over recent document to expand open options, option to drag, drop files from recent documents window into other files is also available, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 21, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014 (Not Mentioned in the What's New): View Rotation Angles Everywhere, Pt 3 - 4 default options for display of angle symbol auxiliary views are available, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 22, 2013

Using Virtual Components with Imported Assemblies - save assembly after importing into SolidWorks, select all components, make virtual, Ryan Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 21, 2013

Use SolidWorks Costing to Find the Right Price - costing tool works inside SolidWorks, uses templates to calculate cost of parts, can save file as limited-access copy, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 21, 2013

Update SolidWorks Network License to 2014 - chart of tested approved configurations for versions of SolidWorks license managers, process to download, install updates, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Nov 21, 2013

Curvature Based Mesh Advantages in SolidWorks Simulation - supports multi-core surface, volume meshing, defines both minimum, maximum element size that allows development of more robust mesh, HRS Blog, Nov 20, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: View Labels and Auxiliary Views, Pt 2 - right-click on auxiliary drawing view, select align drawing view followed by 'horizontal to sheet counterclockwise' options, enter zero in angle group box to rotate center marks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 20, 2013

Sharing and Reusing Sketch Entities - apply convert entities option, SelectionManager, contour selection tool to move portion of sketch to another sketch, use individual portions of sketch, share sketches in extruded or cut features respectively in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Nov 20, 2013

Using Delete Face as a Cutting Tool - employ delete face tool located in standard surface toolbar with 'delete and patch' settings to create 2nd cut in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Nov 20, 2013

Showing or Switching Units in a BOM - setting up custom properties in advance in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 20, 2013

Using the Intersect Tool in SolidWorks - add or remove material within design by combining surfaces, planes, solid bodies, YouTube, Nov 20, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 11 - create named view in model, drag endpoints of converted edges, set up gradient color schemes, employ color display mode to toggle between displaying layer, explicit colors, check coordinate value measurements, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 19, 2013

What's the Difference Between Bend Tables & Gauge Tables in SolidWorks? - bend table controls only K-factor while gauge table manages every parameter of part by selecting thickness, corresponding radius, Chris Olson, The SolidWorks Blog, Nov 19, 2013

Save As PNG in 2014 - select PNG extensions as PNGs include alpha channels that easily separate model from background in SolidWorks, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Nov 19, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Replace Model for Drawing Views - select replace model option located in tools menu to modify model reference when drawing is open, save replaced model reference as new file in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 19, 2013

Model Like a Maniac with SolidWorks - tips to create accurate part designs, best practices for better part modeling in SolidWorks, Mark Schneider, YouTube, Nov 19, 2013

Autotransition - apply click-click method to draw line, click 1st point once, move cursor, click again, activate autotransition, move cursor away from line segment to create arc in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 18, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial - Flyout Feature Manager Design Tree - tip to expand or collapse flyout feature manager design tree in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Nov 12, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Using the Intersect Tool - create curved surface that cuts through top of router housing, delete, add material simultaneously based on intersection of surface, solid geometry, invoke intersect tool, select regions to exclude from feature, Jordan Lemley, HRS Blog, Nov 15, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Bent Lofted Bends - employ new bent option to control number of bends in each region, offers realistic shape if part is being manufactured on press brake, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Nov 15, 2013

Edit Toolbox Configuration Name with a Suffix in SolidWorks - select hardware to edit, add custom property to be able to edit configuration name, add custom information in suffix, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Nov 14, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Flip and Rotate Flat Pattern Drawing View - go to insert, views menu to select property manager option, click flip view button, dropdown above flip view button to rotate view in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 14, 2013

How to Make Life Easier with Format Painter in SolidWorks? - employ format painter by selecting annotation color, font or line type that is to be copied, create annotation in part or assembly with desired settings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 14, 2013

How to Upgrade to SolidWorks Electrical 2014? - login to customer portal, click on 'downloads and updates,' select 32-bit or 64-bit depending on version, follow download instructions before unzipping SolidWorks download package, MCAD Tech Blog, Nov 5, 2013

Creating Explode Views Manually in SolidWorks Composer - hover over part to be exploded, turn on move tool to move components out, Bob McGaughey, YouTube, Nov 14, 2013

Replace Model Tips and Tricks - SolidWorks 2014 - tips to replace model in drawing, apply numeric input on sketching, search through options, check new SolidWorks 2014 features, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Nov 13, 2013

Routing Cables and Wires in SolidWorks Electrical 3D - design line diagram, open 3D assembly, click on root cables, modify path of cables that interfere with other parts by right-clicking on it, select edit root in SolidWorks Electrical, YouTube, Nov 11, 2013 (

How Much Does It Cost? - employ cost estimation tool to estimate final cost, detect cuts, holes, bends, slots before applying cost to each of them to derive total cost in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, Nov 13, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Quick Tip - 3 Steps to Setting Styles - create 2D element, click on 'workshops' tab to select styles button, hit check boxes on right to indicate meaning of styles template, employ new template to make new 2D element, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, Nov 14, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Change Material Type in Multiple Parts at a Time - open custom properties tab on task pane, click on 'create now' option to open property tab builder, select part before dragging text box into Groupbox, Tim Bollinger, Fisher/Unitech, Nov 13, 201

New in SolidWorks 2014: All Uppercase - go to text format group box in PropertyManager to select 'all uppercase' option that allows user to set any annotation note as uppercase, while lowercasing certain elements, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 12, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Behind the Software with Beam Elements - apply general stiffness matrix for beam elements, combine 2 element stiffness matrices into 1 global stiffness matrix, or employ simulation to break beams into multiple elements, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Nov 12, 2013

CSWP Mold Tools Sample Test Walk Through - 7-step mold making process in SolidWorks: open, check part, modify part as necessary, determine parting line, figure out shut-offs, Chris McAndrew, 3DEngr.com, Nov 2013

My 3D-Mouse Buttons Don't Work in the Newest SolidWorks Version - launch registry editor, browse specific key, right click on key to either delete or rename it, download latest drivers for 3D mouse before rebooting machine, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 12, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Drawings - understanding part/assembly level improvements in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 12, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Surface Modeling - insert sketch picture from tools menu, adjust length of picture, set dimension of model in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Nov 12, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 10 - employ swept flange feature to create bends, set new sketches to auto-rotate normal to sketch plane, create exploded view of assembly, update design tables, suppress sketch pictures, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 11, 2013

How Do I Add a Carriage Return to a Custom Property Value in SolidWorks? - download return_character_1.txt document, copy carriage return symbol, open custom property in part file before pasting character into text string of custom property value, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 11, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Quick Tip - Components and Symbols in 2D - create symbol to generate new component, associate symbol to component in top part of property dialog box, assign specific manufacturer's part to symbol/component, Rhyc Sandberg, HRS Blog, Nov 11, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial - Apply Material to All Parts of an Assembly - open main assembly, select all part components, apply same material to whole selection in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 11, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorials - Replace Model - apply tool to change model reference for selected views in drawings while drawing document is still open in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Nov 11, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Text from Above and Below the Dimension Line - ability to place dimension text above, below solid dimension line, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 8, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Slots in Spades - go to hole wizard to create slots, quickly switch between slots, holes based on design needs, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 8, 2013

SolidWorks Opening Multiple Sessions, Pt 2 - close sldworks.exe sessions via task manager, start SolidWorks 2013 as administrator, restore file associations before closing SolidWorks, browse sldprt local Windows folder to reopen SolidWorks, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 8, 2013

SolidWorks Structural Design and Detailing - weldments feature to model welded or bolted structural members, grid system layout feature to streamline layout of columns, support beam, connections in larger single/multi-level structures, Gordon Pursel, DDICAD Blog, Nov 10, 2013

Quality Control - Using the Right Type of Mesh in SolidWorks Simulation - enable draft quality mesh option located underneath 'create mesh' property manager to switch mesh element type from high-quality tetrahedron to draft-quality version, Damon Tordini, HRS Blog, Nov 9, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Direct Modeling - check options to freeze feature tree or completely remove history by saving model in neutral format once part modification finishes in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 8, 2013

Top 10 Enhancements from 2009-2014 - quick shortcut menus, sketch defining tools, contour select tools, context sensitive toolbars, Instant 3D, 'S' key features in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 8, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Multi-Product Enhancement: Simulation - ability to access external database materials in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 8, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 9 - create split FeatureManager design tree, run import diagnosis after importing file, select split entities to split arc, circle or spline, improve rotating performance, link notes to drawing views in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 7, 2013

Pre- and Post-Processing Tips for SolidWorks Simulation - select left-right-left-right consecutive pick option to insert repetitive connectors like bolts, pins, or rigid connectors, apply pressure boundary condition to faceted or filleted faces by clicking on selection filters, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Nov 7, 2013

Using Library Features to Speed Up Design - create custom library feature, new custom library folder to store custom features, take advantage of configurations tool, TMS CADCentre, Nov 7, 2013

SolidWorks Tips in 22 Minutes - considering rotating engine assemblies example, tips on using UI, sketches, 3 core document types pat assemblies, drawings, YouTube, Nov 7, 2013

How to Reset a Feature Name - right click mouse to select feature properties, press reset option to view if feature name is re-linked back to hole wizard parameters in SolidWorks, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Nov 6, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Dimension Display Controls - assign styles for extension/dimension lines independently on dimensions, uncheck both same as leader style, apply document display options to set extension line separately, display individual extension lines as centerlines, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 6, 2013

6 Things SolidWorks Users Should Know About 3D Printing - consider support removal with fragile parts, build blind holes, create entire functioning assembly as single piece with soluble support material, check small model features, adjacent parts before printing, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 6, 2013

The SolidWorks Composer, DriveWorks Live Overlap - Composer is best if product line is fully defined while DriveWorks is preferable when engineering documentation is to be created, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Nov 6, 2013

Inside Look Into My PhotoView 360 Studio - create material appearance library, develop scene by applying logos to renderings, employ spot light/point lights while setting scene, change preview quality before adjusting aspect ratio, bloom, contour rendering, camera options, Michael Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 5, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Spline Length Dimensions - adding fixed length relation to 2D splines in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 6, 2013

Take the Pain Out of Complex Patterns in SolidWorks - tick geometry pattern box if patterning features have end condition like up to next, reorder features if pattern overlaps another feature in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 4, 2013

SolidWorks Routing Ribbon Cables - place connector before routing ribbon, select routing system options to clear 1st check box, create new assembly model, open design library to navigate to ribbon cables folder, place connecter into model in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 5, 2013

Angular Running Dimensions - understanding new way to add dimensions at sketch or drawing level, check additional styling options to communicate designs more effectively in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Assemblies - inserting electrical components into assemblies in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 4, 2013

Creating a 3D Electrical Component in SolidWorks Electrical - creating 3D electrical components while adding or modifying part manufacturer, YouTube, Oct 28, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: BOM Saved Sorting - right click on BOM to view 'sort’ dialog, select custom sort, press ok in dialog to store settings with BOM table, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 4, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 8: SolidWorks Composer - control views by employing new composer API commands, coordinate labels, activate wrapping in properties dialog to wrap annotation text, check enhanced option to hide annotations automatically, Daniel Herzberg, Nov 4, 2013

Advanced Selection Options - invoke select command to open select all, volume select, select suppressed, select hidden, select mated to, select internal components, select by size, select toolbox options in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 4, 2013

Using Keyboard Shortcuts Beyond SolidWorks - assign keyboard shortcuts to copy, paste, cut, undo, redo texts, switch between files in program, display open files, close active file, besides creating, saving, opening, printing document in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Nov 4, 2013

Fluid Flow - 7 Solutions to 7 Challenges - check flow fields to access technical insight, combine fluids in pipe through mixing processes, analyze pressures drops, thermal effects, employ force prediction software, structure interaction tools in SolidWorks, Innova Systems, Nov 4, 2013

Lightweight Mode: Don’t Fear the Blue Feather - load lightweight assembly, make existing relations concentric to each another, move propane tank to rebuild before saving assembly in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Nov 4, 2013

Mastering Configurations - create part, assembly configurations, configure dimensions, features, equations, design tables in SolidWorks, YouTube, Nov 1, 2013

Design Binder - What is It? Why Use It? - click on FeatureManager options to show design binder folder, left double click on design journal to open default template in MS Word, open 'add attachment' window to embed files in SolidWorks, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 1, 2013

SolidWorks - Mouse and Keyboard - fit current model in graphics area by double clicking middle mouse button, press 'G' to open magnifying glass in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Nov 2, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Keyboard and Mouse - Controlling the Viewport Orientation - select view, normal to, aligns view to nearest primary plane if nothing is selected, preselect 2 faces to control alignment, hold ctrl key along with arrow keys to pan view in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Nov 1, 2013

Fillet Work Around in SolidWorks - adding fillets to problematic shapes easily in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 29, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 8 - sketch fillet tool to fillet non-intersecting sketch entities, add relation to multiple entities, choose select midpoint to pick midpoint of edge, drag ExplView icon to copy exploded view, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 31, 2013

Enable a Native SolidWorks File to be Measureable with eDrawings Viewer - select eDrawings format, choose options in save as window, check 'ok to measure this eDrawings file' option, close save as option without creating eDrawings file in SolidWorks, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 31, 2013

How to Be a Speedy SolidWorks User - click on model's geometry to make in-context menu accessible, employ shortcut bar to select commands easily, check mouse gestures to access any number of features with mouse click, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Oct 30, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Configurable Equations - start new part, add dimensions to part, add equations, select show features dimensions in annotations folder, add configurations to configure contents of equations, YouTube, Oct 25, 2013

New Assembly Visualization Tools in SolidWorks 2014 - employ selected components enhancement to include components, bodies for visualizing internal details or mechanisms, check large design review technology of 'graphics-only section view' feature to shorten section view calculation time, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 29, 2013

SolidWorks Composer: Highlighting the Important with Custom Rendering - highlight, control visibility of key components, select motor drive mechanism, promote visibility of actor to higher level than surrounding components, Matt Herald, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 29, 2013

Simplify That Design Tree - add folder to design tree by RMB, select add to new folder, check out body delete, RMB remaining surface bodies, delete bodies in SolidWorks, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Oct 29, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 7 - apply command search to locate, execute commands, drag command search result list onto toolbar of CommandManager tab, create custom command search aliases, click ok/cancel to mouse gestures, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 28, 2013

FloXpress Analysis - add few in-context parts to assembly at either end of pipes, launch FloXpress tool, check fluid volume before defining conditions for inlet, outlet of flow in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Oct 28, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Slots in Parts, Assemblies and Drawings - pick from plain slot, countersunk slot or counterbore slot, set standard, type, size options, add slots to designs while ensuring that bolts, screws or other components are mated properly, Damon Tordini, HRS Blog, Oct 28, 2013

Volumetric Mass Properties and an Excuse to Use Style Spline and Conic Fillet - style spline allows greater control to adjust vertices with references, dimensions, select inner surfaces of bottle, apply surface offset feature to create copy of surface in SolidWorks, Michael Lord, Oct 28, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks - creating solid model of skateboard, using model to produce working drawings, Mario Castro-Cedeno, Scribd.com, Oct 2013 (146 pages, may load slowly)

Rapid Sketch - What is It All About? - sketch on multiple faces without opening, closing sketches, hover over next face to be sketched in SolidWorks, Alex Hall, Solid Solutions, Oct 25, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 6 - control component color in hidden lines removed view, check cosmetic threads, apply convert entity sketch tool in 3D sketch, utilize simple text file with x, y, z coordinates, hide/show surfaces, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 24, 2013

Simulation: Factor of Safety Plots - Highlighting the Areas of Concern - select 2nd option while generating factor of safety (FOS) plot, enter required FOS to view plots that show regions below criterion, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 24, 2013

From Solid Model to Cut Parts - understanding method to import, nest CAD models to generate maximum material yield in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 24, 2013

Rendering the Jack-O-Lantern - set up scene using basic, studio, presentation scenes, go to display manager to add point light, choose light color before opening PhotoView tab in SolidWorks, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Oct 23, 2013

Creating New Materials for Use in Simulation Studies - right click on 'material' to open material list, select edit material to save material in new folder, choose similar material to avoid excessive changes in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 23, 2013

Improving Tech Pubs: Let Marketing Make the Manuals - employ SolidWorks Composer to bridge gap between SolidWorks, marking tools, manipulate, hide, explode, annotate 3D models to create colorful, user-friendly manuals in lesser time, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Oct 23, 2013

SolidWorks Composer on the Shop Floor - employ SolidWorks Composer to create instructions for operators on shop floor, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff, Oct 23, 2013

SolidWorks Essentials Training: Making Sure You're Ready to Learn - go to help menu, select SolidWorks tutorials to build strong foundation regarding parts, assemblies, drawings in SolidWorks, Rodney Harper, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 22, 2013

How Do I Deselect Certain Actors in SolidWorks Composer? - select bunch of actors from viewport, hold shift instead of ctrl key, click actor to be deselected, rotate view in SolidWorks, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Oct 22, 2013

Essentials Tips - Modify Dimension - utilize modify box function as calculator by entering add, subtract, divide, multiply keystrokes, insert unit system into box to convert value into current unit system in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Oct 22, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics - Valve Gates - inject plastic into part using single, left-most gate only, determine time at which flow front passed 2nd gate, repeat steps with 2 remaining gates to create cascade effect, Tim Pulaski, CADD Edge, Oct 22, 2013

Sketching Tips - choose between click click or click drag methods to create shape, hold shift key to move under-defined sketch entities together without changing positions relative to each other in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Oct 22, 2013

Creating Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical 2D - go to library, symbols manager, type description, create copy of motor in symbols manager, click report mode to view pasted motor, YouTube, Oct 21, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 5 - step through creation sequence of part, change orientation of all standard views for part/assembly, change angle increment used when rotating model with arrow keys, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 21, 2013

SolidWorks Freeze Bar - Avoid Editing the Wrong Features and Reduce Your Rebuild Time - drag orange freeze bar anywhere up, down design tree to freeze features, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 21, 2013

Revision Comparison - select DrawCompare tool from tools menu to open up 2 drawings, check additions or removals between drawings, employ document, geometry, feature compare functionalities to view differences between 2 SolidWorks drawings, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 18, 2013 

The Differences Between SolidWorks Simulation Solver Choices - apply FFE to compute direction in which each node is likely to flex under loads of neighboring elements, employ direct sparse solver if FFE solver fails to perform, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Oct 18, 2013 

SolidWorks Lofted Bends for Complex Sheet Metal Parts - flattening helix, wrapped part using lofted sheet metal bends, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Oct 17, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 4 - save backup, auto-recover information after specific time interval, dimension true length of arc, zoom selected entries, control font, color, thickness of model edges, view broken views in drawing, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 17, 2013

Automatic Conversion of Toolbox Fasteners in Simulation 2014 - employ connectors in simulation to replace physical components with virtual ones, click on appropriate edges, faces to define bolt location, adjust size of bolt, add material, strength data, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 16, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Hints and Tips - Appearances and Photoview - disable scaling with enhanced appearances option, pin apparent target toolbar opened to save time, YouTube, Oct 16, 2013

Quicker Access to Tools = Quick Productivity Gains - employ quick mates to access mate tools instantly, select part in feature manager to access configurations of part, right-click any concentric mate to activate lock rotation option in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Oct 17, 2013

4 Things You Need to Know About SolidWorks Rx - start SolidWorks in OpenGL mode, go to diagnostics tab to obtain quick link of certified graphics card driver, hit CheckDisk, defrag options to maintain stability of CAD machine, seek help to solve problems, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 16, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Bills of Materials - turn on assembly selection mode, select assemblies to be listed as single item, activate BOM workshop before generating BOM ids in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, Solid Solutions, Oct 15, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Looks to Improve User Experience - new spline tool, scaling tool, ability to add 'running dimensions' to angular parts, history feature to track part manipulation, Cabe Atwell, Design News, Oct 14, 2013

Opening Files from Your 2D Drawing - right click on any cell in bill of materials to open file or press 'R' to bring up graphical view of recently opened documents in SolidWorks, Russell Richardson, Solid Solutions, Oct 16, 2013

How to Create a Jack-O-Lantern in SolidWorks - create outline, apply splines, revolved surface tool to make surface body, invoke spit line command before selecting 2nd sketch, generate 3rd sketch on top plane to generate ribs, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Oct 16, 2013

Housekeeping 101: SolidWorks Tools for Design Process Documentation - rename features, dimensions, record configuration-specific comments, action items in design journal, apply part reviewer function to view sketch details, click snap feature to take snapshot of screen, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Oct 16, 2013

How to Open/Edit/Modify the Custom Materials Data Base in SolidWorks? - search materials.sldmat from Windows explorer to view different file locations, open file as 'read-only workbook' to modify, save it into separate location, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 15, 2013

Design Library: Creating a Revolved Cut Library Feature - define sketch plane, create reference sketch on top face of block, draw construction line, add dimensions to locate endpoints of line in SolidWorks, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Oct 15, 2013

SolidWorks PhotoView 360 Tutorial: Post Processing - control lighting, HSV, bloom once rendering operation ends in SolidWorks, YouTube, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Update: CircuitWorks in Flow Simulation - check enhanced features to define, store thermal properties of electronic components in CircuitWorks, Innova Systems, Oct 15, 201

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 3 - press home key to get to top of feature tree, A to toggle between line, arc in sketch, invoke ctrl+drag to copy components, features, M to open measure tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 14, 2013

Increase SolidWorks Productivity in 4 Key Areas - develop part, assembly, drawing templates specific to client, apply property tab builder to create custom property templates, insert command icons to main toolbar, press tab to flip alignment, CAD Graphics BlogWorks, Oct 14, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D: Detailed Cabling & Associated Symbols  - create line diagram before assigning manufacturers to parts, cables, apply detailed cabling tool to connect manufactured components to cables, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Teacher Blog, Oct 14, 2013

Measure Tool: Center to Center - deselect point to point option to take advantage of center to center, minimum, maximum, custom distance in SolidWorks, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Oct 11, 2013

Confessions of a SolidWorks 'Normal to' Addict - add 'normal to' to mouse gestures, align to nearest orthographic view, hit 'normal to' again to view 180 degrees flip, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Oct 11, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Update - Angular Running Dimensions - document circular hole patterns, radial features accurately to create angular ordinate dimensions automatically, finish drawings faster while meeting documentation requirements, Innova Systems, Oct 10, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Delighters - employ smart mate toggle button to add several smart mates without modifier keys, lasso selection option to make freeform shape, check enhanced sticky settings option, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 2 - assign colors to selected feature types, press Esc while editing sketch to get 'select' cursor back, move first component of assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 10, 2013

Network Rendering Client - SolidWorks network rendering client utility to schedule render, 'client workload' setting determines buckets to be send to each client processor, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Oct 10, 2013

Customizing Your Experience with SolidWorks, Pt 1 - access options icon, toolbar dropdown menu, RMB on command manager, invoke customize command to customize individual toolbars in SolidWorks, Glenn Baker, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 9, 2013

Surfacing is the Next Step Beginner - understanding surfacing tips, tricks for SolidWorks modeling, Lars Christensen, YouTube, Oct 9, 2013

Repairing an Admin Image Installation - navigate to windows directory, go to folder options, turn on 'show hidden files and folders' to view installers directory in SolidWorks, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 9, 2013

SolidWorks Tips: Mysterious Merging in Sweeps with Guide Curves - check sweep results by turning off/on merge tangent faces, merge smooth faces options in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Oct 8, 2013

Buoyancy Calculations in SolidWorks - create plane to represent fluid surface, generate assembly cut feature that cuts away all parts of assy in upward direction, find volume of cut assy to satisfy buoyancy equation, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D: Destination Arrows - apply 'manage origin-destination' tool to create off-page marks in SolidWorks, Innova Systems, Oct 8, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Tutorial: Path Planning - technique to animate actor for moving from point A to B, create complex animations without key-framing every movement, YouTube, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Bend and Punch Tables - move annotations from drawing views into table, assign labels corresponding to specific bend in table, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Oct 7, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips - add comments to equations, select 'single command per pick' option to apply commands multiple time, add configuration specific custom properties, hide/show bodies to control file size, rotate faces, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tips: The Isolate Command - select part(s) to isolate, right-click to edit component in context of assembly, exit back to main assembly, turn off isolate command, Rodney Harper, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 7, 2013

Save Your Settings Before You Upgrade - employ copy settings wizard to save, restore keyboard shortcuts, menu customization, system options, toolbar layouts to users, computers, profiles in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks: Animating a 6DOF Robot from Point to Point - create animations with mates to end-effector at various locations, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 7, 2013

Highlight Components in Drawing Views - select 'use model colors in HLV/HLR in drawing views' in detailing menu to view colored outlines for parts, apply layer properties button to create layer with required color in SolidWorks, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Oct 4, 2013

Copy Drawing Sheet Into Another File - right-click to copy sheet, open destination drawing, paste sheet in property manager in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 4, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorials: Utilities - Geometry Analysis - set values for insignificant geometry, sharp angles, discontinuous geometry options, click calculate to view geometry, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Oct 4, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorials: Utilities - How to Use the PowerSelect Tool - choose one among edges, features, loops, faces, select filters, parameters, uncheck convex/concave edges before hitting search, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Oct 4, 2013

Creating Isometric Section Views in SolidWorks 2013 - edit section line, convert projected dimensions into true dimensions in SolidWorks, Suraj Sethi, YouTube, Oct 1, 2013

Design Scenarios for Fluid Flow in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - parametric study tool offers 2 options: 'goal optimization' to vary only by one selected variable parameter, 'what if' to vary set of selected variable parameters, Delphine Genouvrier, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 2, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: What was Hard Now is Easy When Applying Tangent Mates - create realistic assemblies with naturally moving components, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 2, 2013

Layout Based Assembly Design - create, evaluate mechanism assemblies as 2D sketches in SolidWorks, studying design flaw in car jack, TMS CADCentre, Sep 9, 2013

Compound Movement in SolidWorks Composer Animations - select suitable method, record initial location of an actor, move timebar to end of movement, select actor to be moved, Dave Ashford, Solid Solutions, Oct 2, 2013

How to Use SolidWorks Mouse Gestures in DraftSight - define shortcuts in DraftSight, go to tools pull-down menu to select 'mouse gestures,' enable/disable mouse gestures, pick 4 or 8 gestures command pattern in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 1, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Expanding What You Know About 'Select All' - apply select all, ctrl+A to select all sketch entities, choose views for resizing, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Oct 1, 2013

How to Use the Project Manager in SolidWorks Electrical 2D - open projects manager, set new template, select language, open second project, select file to delete, open un-archived file in SolidWorks, YouTube, Sep 30, 2013

Intersect Dissected - intersect tool can incorporate solids, surfaces, planes to create cut in one single feature, incorporating more ergonomical top, 'wi fi' lettering in generic wireless router in SolidWorks, Michael Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 30, 2013

How to Animate a 6 DOF (Degrees of Freedom) Robot - set mates in different folders, create distance between mates in conveyor so that animation of robots is possible in SolidWorks, YouTube, Sep 28, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Enhanced Tangent Mate Functionality - enhance functionality for tangent mate to allow users create realistic assemblies with natural moving component in SolidWorks, YouTube, Sep 27, 2013

Flow Parameter Editor - parameter editor tool to edit values of parameter in multiple Flow Simulation projects, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Sep 27, 2013

Simulation Mesh Optimization - apply mesh refinement techniques to minimize mesh density, optimize element aspect ratio in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Sep 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Flow Simulation and CircuitWorks Integration - load thermal properties into CircuitWorks database that can be automatically utilized in flow simulation without having to re-enter information, Glenn Whyte, HRS Blog, Sep 27, 2013

Stop Getting Lost with the Improved Interface of SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - double click, right click on color chart to avail various options like changing results quantity, set min/max on color chart, turning on/off min/max annotations, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 27, 2013

Applying a Mass to Virtual Component - build global variable having value that includes assembly property, virtual component value, generate custom property to read variable created in SolidWorks, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 26, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - In Mold Residual Stress & Displacement - transfer residual stress results from SolidWorks Plastics Premium 2014 pack results to SolidWorks Simulation Premium to obtain in mold stresses, final part displacements, YouTube, Sep 26, 2013

Custom Materials - understanding application of material libraries, adding, modifying materials, sharing libraries with other users in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Sep 2013

Mirroring in SolidWorks - understanding application of mirroring with reference to sketches, parts, sheet metal, assemblies, check advantages, pitfalls of utilizing mirrored, symmetrical parts, YouTube, Sep 25, 2013

Extreme Design Change - Total Control When Deleting Features  - employ intersection curve to select front plane, faces, replace boss-extrude with revolve feature in SolidWorks 2014, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, Sep 25, 2013

Defeaturing - apply defeaturing to minimize number of mesh elements, create simulation setup suitable for predicting physical testing outcome in SolidWorks, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Sep 24, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Replace Sketch Entities - ensures ID gets reassigned to replacement entity, draw new entity, avoid deletion of original sketch with replace tool, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Sep 24, 2013

Manipulating Import Models - 'move face' modeling tool to offset, translate, rotate faces in SolidWorks, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Sep 23, 2013

Get Ready to Compare Your Designs with SolidWorks Simulation 2014  - click compare results tool, select 'all studies in all configurations (slower)' in options tab to compare up to 4 result plots, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 24, 2013

SolidWorks Flow Simulation: Animating Transient Flow Runs and Solver Iterations - go to flow feature manager to open 'calculation control' dialog, solve flow model, load results before creating plot to be animated, drag control point until animation starts, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 24, 2013

Mesh Control - A Double Edged Sword - coarser mesh solves fast but is less accurate compared to finer mesh, ensure higher density in middle to reach middle ground, avoid excessive refining of mesh in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 23, 2013

Improving Tech Pubs: Do Technical Publications Really Need Text? - utilize SolidWorks composer to make effective translations, update SolidWorks model faster, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Sep 23, 2013

Style Spline: What is It and Why is It Useful? - B-Splines utilize multiple polynomials to attain shape, pull spline handle, apply constraints at endpoints to allow control polygon add new control vertices, maintain continuity of curvatures in SolidWorks 2014, Robert Jost, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Sep 13, 2013

Alin's SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: Replace Sketch Entity - The Most Important Enhancement to SolidWorks  - delete arc to select replace entity option or right click on arc to choose replace entity icon in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 20, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation - standard mesh vs curvature based mesh, check simulation options before making meshing decisions, apply standard mesh to create structured mesh with accurate analysis, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Sep 20, 2013

Great Quality Images from Flow Simulation - right click on plot, apply 'save as' button to open property manager, select bmp, jpeg, png image types before defining image size, orientation in SolidWorks, Andy Fulcher, Solid Solutions, Sep 20, 2013

SolidWorks Weldments Trim/Extend - assign trim boundary to outside face off extrusion, choose bodies to be kept separate from flyout menus, add 2nd circular boss to display end part of tool in SolidWorks, Ben Garrett, Solid Solutions, Sep 19, 2013

Finishing the Chess Rook - draw complex 3D sketch to create grid on faces, rotate surface across central axis of rook to generate intersection curves on faces, employ patterning to finish cuts fast in SolidWorks, Will Maier, Design Point Solutions, Sep 19, 2013

Make the SolidWorks Task Pane Yours - open swresources.html file from SolidWorks resources folder, edit file in web design tool or add html code to customize task pane, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Sep 19, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Bolted Joints in FEA - understanding various ways to model bolted joints, conduct split bolt, imprint faces, fixed nut simulations in SolidWorks, Raul Martinez, SolidNotes, Sep 18, 2013

Cables and Other Flexible Items in SolidWorks Composer - select cable, modify 'scale Z' value from 1.0 to 0.5 to add certain amount of flexibility to flexible parts, Mike Towers, Design Point Solutions, Sep 18, 2013

Using Design Studies with Sheet Metal and Surface bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - utilize single-bodied native SolidWorks sheetmetal part to examine sensitivity of part's natural frequency, conduct shell modeling with surfaces, check varying material, Innova Systems, Sep 2013

Slots in SolidWorks - employ slot sketch tool to create radius, length of slot, create offset to add counterbore, apply special mates to make hardware freely movable within slots, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 18, 2013

Admin Images vs Copy Settings Wizard - select machine for 'test' client, add machine to admin options editor, install admin image, open SolidWorks to make necessary customizations, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Sep 18, 2013

Short Shots in SolidWorks Plastics - 8 Common Problems and Their Solutions - empty hopper or blocked gates, lack of proper injection temperature, slow speed, low injection pressure, too cold mold temperature, lack of mold vents create short shot in injection molding, HRS Blog, Sep 17, 2013

Why is the Extension Line of My Dimension Not Off the Model? - reduce size of plane in part by dragging blue dots to make it smaller, flip back drawing to make extension line appear normal in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 16, 2013

Kiss Your Caps Lock Key Good-Bye with SolidWorks 2014 'All Uppercase' - go to document properties tab in tools menu, select drafting standard from list on left, tick checkbox, 'all uppercase' to apply uppercase globally to all annotations in SolidWorks drawing, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Sep 16, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Setting Up a Drawing Template - create new drawing, uncheck 'display sheet format,' cancel out model view, verify settings in document properties tab, select predefined to drop empty view on page, adjust sheet format, file type, Tim Bollinger, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 16, 2013

Don't Waste Your Time Defining Bolt Connectors in SolidWorks Simulation 2014  - convert toolbox fasteners to bolt connectors to unsuppress all parts automatically, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 13, 2013

Resonating to the Harlem Shake - SolidWorks Simulation - calculating natural frequency of standard single degree of freedom mass-spring system, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, Sep 13, 2013

Sketch Entities and Mates - avoid deleting sketch entities when possible, or open assembly to fix mate errors in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Sep 14, 2013

Smart Dropdown Lists in the Property Tab Builder - create input form, create check boxes, lists, links to external databases, spreadsheets, customize material favorites, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Sep 5, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Mold Design Tutorials - Working with Undercut Analysis  - Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 9, 2013

Fixing the Length of a Spline - smart dimension tool in SolidWorks 2014, Solid Professor, Sep 2013

Importing Geometry by Direct Editing - 'move face' tool in SolidWorks offsets faces, moves them linearly, or rotates faces, Innova Systems, Sep 2013

Snapshots of Photoview 360: Advanced Options - exploring advanced options: bloom, contour rendering, direct caustics, Katie Huffman, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 10, 2013

Background Understanding of SolidWorks Surfacing: Deleting a Hole - delete face command to remove cylindrical face of hole, click on hole, hit delete key on keyboard, Roy Mutalik, Design Point Solutions, Aug 27, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Simulation Tutorials- Using Mesh Controls - set up mesh controls to refine mesh for walls with little thickness, Rosanna Daniel, You Tube, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Simulation Tutorials - Troubleshooting Mesh Errors - check advance mesh options, Rosanna Daniel, You Tube, Sep 9, 2013

Setting Up a Drawing Template - create new drawing in SolidWorks, change document properties, add predefined views to template, assign sheet format to it, Tim Bollinger, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Mold Design Tutorials: Working with Mold Assembly - save solid bodies, rename each one, rebuild document before saving, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Shows CAD Evolution, Not Revolution - more integrated electrical functionality for real time collaboration, easier splines tool, more flexible dimensioning for angular features, improved product cost analysis, John Hayes, Engineering.com, Sep 5, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings - Mass & Texture  - apply material to part, turn on RealView graphics to have realistic view, open saved file in eDrawings, go to mass properties to adjust density of material, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 8, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings - How to Use the Measure Tool - click options window while saving file as eDrawings, tick 'okay to measure eDrawings file' option, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Sep 8, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Incremental Meshing - allows bodies of large assembly to be meshed individually rather than having to remesh entire thing, Chris Olson, The SolidWorks Blog, Sep 5, 2013

The Unknown 'Golden Tools' in SolidWorks Simulation - trend tracker tool to easily detect trends, sub-modeling capability to enhance productivity, save computation time, analysis library to avail useful analysis features in SolidWorks, Delphine Genouvrier, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 4, 2013

How to Model Starck's Bubu Stool in SolidWorks? - create new sketch on front plane, click on revolve, split line dome, fillet icons to insert revolve, split line, dome, fillet respectively in SolidWorks, Jan-Willem Zuyderduyn, Learn SolidWorks.com, Sep 5, 2013

Importing External Data into SolidWorks Electrical - open new project, select import DWG files from import/export tab, identify configuration, preview DWG files within folder, apply replace by option to replace schematic symbols with SolidWorks Electrical symbol, Bee Xiong, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 30, 2013

Working with Multibodies - apply combine feature with subtract option to vanish 'body to combine,' employ cavity, join features to subtract design component from tooling block, create union of 2 part files in SolidWorks, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 2, 2013

SolidWorks Drawing Tip: Convert View to Sketch - invoke command to convert any drawing view to sketch entities, but link between new sketch entities, original model or view will be lost, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, Sep 3, 2013

SolidWorks Geometry Pattern: A Simple Option to Make Patterns Regenerate Faster - check options to obtain exact geometry copied in all patterned features, turn on geometry pattern option to reduce rebuild times, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Sep 3, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - Creating 2D Cabinet Layouts - go to process tab to access layout command, select location to create 2D layout, add parts in cabinet layout tab, insert ducts contactors, PLCs, breakers before finishing 2D layout, Elliot Weber, HRS Blog, Aug 30, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Favorite Shortcuts - Mouse Gestures - align view to 'normal to' when creating sketch, go to customize dialog box to turn on mouse gestures in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, Aug 30, 2013

SolidWorks View Selector - get isometric view of model, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 30, 2013

Flexible Sub Assemblies: What a Drag! - drag parts, sub-assemblies through full path of motion without dissolving all subassemblies in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 29, 2013

EPDM: Troubleshooting Workflows - User/Group Permissions - check 'ignore permissions in previous states' option to override permissions from previous state, user permission should be unchecked to prevent conflicts, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Aug 30, 2013

Convert to Sheet Metal in 3 Easy Steps (or as Little as 1) - convert to sheet metal in SolidWorks, RIP tool to break solid along corner to make it suitable for adding bends, insert bends, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 2, 2013

SolidWorks Motion Analysis - apply motion analysis, disable playback of view keys to avoid SolidWorks zoom in/out, specify mate type, typical gear mate along with 2D sketches, utilize contact sets to define animation, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Aug 16, 2013

Surface to Solid - create extruded top surface larger than rest of geometry, isolate surface bodies, thicken surface, avoid merging both bodies together, apply simple Boolean addition to set geometry in SolidWorks, Wayne White, CADD Edge, Aug 9, 2013

SolidWorks Composer: Measuring Between 2 Holes  - go to distance angle drop down, select plane-projected measurement option to pick points or curves with Alt key in SolidWorks Composer, Suraj Sethi, YouTube, Aug 27, 2013

Thickness with Multibody Sheetmetal Parts  - create base flange, adjust sheetmetal parameters, mid plane direction to determine thickness of parts in SolidWorks, Stewart Nankivell, YouTube, Aug 27, 2013

Simulation Tools: Probing Results  - adding fixtures in material to probe results of simulation study in SolidWorks, Damien Murphy, YouTube, Aug 26, 2013

Power Surfacing 101 for SolidWorks: Create an Organic Pitcher Design - start with primitive shape, selection methods, use basic shape manipulation techniques, incorporate traditional SolidWorks editing techniques, adjust transparency, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Aug 14, 2013

Using Advanced Sheet Metal Functionality in SolidWorks  - applying lofted bend tools, maintaining symmetry within design, creating multi-body sheet metal parts in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Aug 22, 2013

Sheet Metal Tech Tip: Simplify Bends and Normal Cut  - flatten hole in sheet metal part, select normal cut feature to control angle on edge of sheet metal, apply simplify bends option to remove curves from SolidWorks profile, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 26, 2013

Assembly - How to Copy Your Components & Manage the References  - open assembly, notice in-content references, right-click on part tool to select edit part before exiting part, rename, open file to handle external references problem in SolidWorks file, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Aug 22, 2013

E3 WireWorks: Sharing Levels Configuration - open sheet in E3, select 'L' key on keyboard of machine containing level configuration, save configurations as .vis file before sharing it with other machines, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Aug 23, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Assembly - How to Mirror Components in Your Assembly  - click on reference geometry to select plane, select faces, activate mirror components tool in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, Aug 22, 2013

Stop Designing with Obsolete Files - generate variable, place edit box pointing to variable, set variable to 'obsolete' value, allow search routine to filter out files except those where state variable equals obsolete in SolidWorks, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 21, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Troubleshooting Mold 'Tooling Split' Failure - ensure if core/cavity block sketch is smaller than parting surface border, knit surfaces when multiple surface exists in core, cavity, parting surface border, avoid internal blue edges, check shutoff surfaces, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/Unitech, Aug 21, 2013

Contacting Active Users in EPDM - drag to select SolidWorks EPDM users, right-click to send mail, enter message before clicking send option, Jenn Pouliot, CAPUniversity, Aug 21, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks FEA Simulation by Intercad  - understanding FEA simulation interfaces, simulation options, simulation pre-processing vs post-processing, simulation seats in SolidWorks, Esfand Kouhi, YouTube, Aug 19, 2013

Compile Multiple Custom Properties to 1 in SolidWorks  - create custom property tab file, check material, thickness custom property values in SolidWorks, Perry Klinger, YouTube, Aug 20, 2013

Large Design Review Mode in SolidWorks  - open large assemblies by utilizing features that assists in increasing performance while decreasing unnecessary loading times in SolidWorks, Damien Murphy, YouTube, Aug 11, 2013

Bill of Materials in SolidWorks Drawing Module  - tips to apply BOMs in SolidWorks drawings, Darren Silsby, YouTube, Aug 20, 2013

2 Tools You Might Find Useful in SolidWorks - apply SolidWorks performance test tool to run performance test, CAD admin dashboard tool to allow person/admin to log into SolidWorks customer portal, check relevant machine-related information, The SolidWorks Blog, Aug 20, 2013

SolidWorks: New On-Screen Input Option and Bonus Search Tip - check 'enable on-screen numeric input on entity creation' option followed by 'create dimension only when value is entered' option to insert dimensions in sketch environment, retain dimensions on-screen, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Aug 20, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 13 - apply interference detection to avoid intersection between components, hide/show items on heads-up view toolbar, click modify sketch to move/rotate sketch, create customized drawing template, override dimensions, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks Freeze Bar: Enabling It and Using It - apply tool to reduce rebuild time, avoid unintentional changes to model by locking items in feature manager that are no longer changing or don't need to rebuild every time model changes, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 2, 2013

It's All About the Mouse - activate mouse gestures to eliminate mouse travel, reduce time required for locating key to press on keyboard, or purchase mouse with few extra buttons to maximize SolidWorks productivity, Matt Devine, Design Point Solutions, Nov 26, 2013

Readymade Lessons in SolidWorks Curriculum - check 2013-2014 Educational edition to access links containing information related to SolidWorks UI, TMS CADCentre, Nov 29, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics, Pt 1: 'Face Piercing Through Solid' Error - understanding application of import diagnostic tool for troubleshooting, healing topological error in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 2, 2013

SolidWorks in Your Industry, Pt 1: Point of Sale - grab sketch tools to build sketch in top plane, adjust dimensions, click on instant 3D toolbar, double-click on sketch to extrude model in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Nov 28, 2013

Add Knurling to Your Model in SolidWorks - modify model by applying, editing precise knurled finish with or without using PhotoView, YouTube, Nov 27, 2013

Complete Uninstall of SolidWorks - select uninstall method located under advanced options in installation manager, click 'change' to edit options, check items to remove them from hard drive, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 19, 2013

PhotoView 360 Tips - apply material, appearances to parts in assembly, rotate environment to add proper lighting, activate, modify perspective view mode, click final render button to create customized renders of any object, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 19, 2013

Advanced 3D Sketching in SolidWorks 2013  - hit sketch tab to load 3D sketch, select origin to draw centerline, sketch orientation in SolidWorks, Myles Bryning, YouTube, Aug 16, 2013

SolidWorks Composer Quick Tip - Auto Navigate Buttons in 3 Steps - drag navigation buttons to any view, copy buttons to all required views before clicking 'update views with selected actors' button, press ctrl while dragging views from views pane, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, Aug 14, 2013

How to Move Parts and Sub-Assemblies Around in the Assembly Feature Tree - apply alt+drag, drop into proper location to ensure that second frame appears first in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 15, 2013

How to Use SolidWorks Task Scheduler to Modify Custom Properties - select task, specify files to run, populate file by manually typing values in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 15, 2013

Measuring Between Circles and Arcs  - measuring from center of circle to another feature using measure tool in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Aug 2013

A Beginners Guide to Setting Up Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SolidWorks - differentiating between drawing template, sheet format, saving customized sheet format, editing, assigning sheet format, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Aug 14, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: How to Get the Angle of Displacement - consider simple torsion bar with offset transverse load, probe multiple spots or probe using 'on selected entities' to get tangential displacements at multiple locations, Chris Olson, The SolidWorks Blog, Aug 14, 2013

How Do I Isolate 1 of My Weldment Bodies for Detailing? - expand cut list folder, locate plate to isolate, right-click on body, insert into new part in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 13, 2013

SolidWorks Costing 2013 Sheet Metal  - open costing template editor from SolidWorks tools menu, open template, add materials, filter template editor box, Adam Rose, YouTube, Aug 12, 2013

SolidWorks Recognizes Android as a Platform - eDrawings for Android is intuitive, easy-to-use UI, opens 3D, associated files, can open SolidWorks template files, compatible on both phones, tablets, priced at $2, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Aug 14, 2013

How to Troubleshoot the 'Could Not Obtain a License for SolidWorks Standard Error' Message - install updated version of SolidWorks SolidNetWork license manager, return borrowed licenses, close SNL manager, review 'license usage tab' before running update on server, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 12, 2013

Wire Harness Design with SolidWorks Electrical  - apply wire, cable harness design from concept to fully realized manufacturing documentation to create flattened views with complete bill of material in SolidWorks Electrical, Ali Alfridi, YouTube, Aug 5, 2013

How to Change What Part(s) a Drawing or Assembly is Referencing - close SolidWorks drawing, pick file in 'file open' dialog, click on references button, change name of part that drawing is going to reference, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 8, 2013

Interference Detection for a Weldment - check option 'include multibody part interferences' in assembly mode, interference is highlighted, perform trim/extend on weldment body in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 9, 2013

Advanced File Open Options - troubleshooting corrupt component file in SolidWorks: change mode to lightweight during file opening process, try opening with different configuration or display states, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 9, 2013

Templates and Sheet Formats for Beginners - add notes, images, edit existing ones while editing sheet format, file location must be listed in system options while saving template in SolidWorks, Rebecca Giese, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 7, 2013

Where Did That Command Go? - type search query in SolidWorks search box to locate command in SolidWorks UI, run, highlight command, add command to toolbar, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 7, 2013

Help Improve SolidWorks' Help File - check 'use SolidWorks web help' box, click on feedback in topic option to obtain clarification regarding missing information, fill feedback form to inform SolidWorks about problem, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 7, 2013

SW Explorer - Rename and Search is Slow - go to control panel to select indexing options, click modify to edit search locations, press 'rebuild' in advanced options to rebuild index in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 7, 2013

Initializing Contact with Simulation - insert parts into positions of initial contact, locate true point of contact, allow simulation mesh to under-represent contact surface, refine mesh locally, place mesh points when required in SolidWorks, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Aug 7, 2013

TolAnalyst Basics - tolerance stack-up analysis tool to study effects of tolerances, assembly methods on dimensional stack-up between 2 features of SolidWorks assembly, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 1, 2013

Simulation Tips for Flip Shell Elements - use simulation default option to align shells, create keyboard shortcut, mouse gesture for accessing 'flip shell elements' command in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 1, 2013

The Digger is Your Friend - digger tool highlights various components in assemblies, provides various customization controls to create image outputs, animations in SolidWorks Composer, Jeffery Wong, The SolidWorks Blog, July 24, 2013

SolidWorks: Invert Selection  - assigning keyboard shortcut to selection toolset, YouTube, July 31, 2013

Secret Shortcut to SmartMate  - engage SmartMates with button in move component PropertyManager in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 1, 2013

SolidWorks Equations - Create More Intelligent Parts  - equation functionality to control features, dimensions within models, assemblies, YouTube, Aug 1, 2013 (

4 Ways to Model a Complex Blend in SolidWorks  - loft cut, boundary cut options to get transition directly between faces, Alin Vargatu, You Tube, July 31, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Use the Mid-Surface Command to Define Your Shells - edit definition of mid-surface to give it thickness, right click corresponding solid body, exclude it from study, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Aug 6, 2013

What You May Not Know About Shaded with Edges - customizing display of edges using tangent edge control, showing SolidWorks model in wireframe, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Aug 4, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with Dual Column Title Blocks - creating customized title block: set initial information, insert attributes into sheet at selected locations, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 2, 2013

Adaptive Meshing in SolidWorks Simulation - activate meshing tool, learn about h-adaptive, p-adaptive meshing options to automatically refine mesh, HRS Blog, Aug 2, 2013

SolidWorks Copy with Mates, Have You Forgotten This Command - copy multiple components to create new instances with mates, creating 4-step spiral staircase, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 2, 2013

Dimension Input History: Love It? Hate It? - history list covers dimension dialog toolbar making it inaccessible, workaround is to place toolbar above input box using backdoor registry key in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Aug 1, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Balloon a Sub-Assembly and Its Parts - make sketch within sub-assembly file, hide/show same sketch independently for each drawing view, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, Aug 1, 2013

SolidWorks Instant3D - helps perform basic extruded boss or extruded cut commands without starting command at all, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 31, 2013

Fastest 'Tangent' in the East - adding tangent relationship to sketch: select 2 desired entities, choose icon for tangent relationship from popup context menu, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 31, 2013

Do 3 Things at Once: Intersect Command, Pt 3 - fill 'cavity' type area with solid, create solid body from void of 2 other solid bodies, find volume of void in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 1, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2013 - Enhanced SpeedPak for Large Assemblies  - apply SpeedPak tool to simplify sub-assembly components by replacing heavy geometry with light graphical representation of external faces in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, YouTube, July 31, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D, Pt 1: Projects Manager  - open project manage to edit, set template, choose language to generate project, create, open 2nd project underneath 1st one, achieve, close, delete project, YouTube, July 30, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical 2D, Pt 2: Templates & View Options  - explore ways to customize, save templates, modify quick access bar, change process to display items in SolidWorks, YouTube, July 30, 2013

eDrawings Augmented Reality for IOS Mobile Devices - helps user view model in real world setting, but mobile devices camera is limitation, enlarge QR code to increase range of recognition, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, July 31, 2013

Pivoting with SolidWorks Simulation - select faces, apply axis as reference, fix axial, radial directions to create pivoting fixture condition in SolidWorks, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, July 30, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Create Start of Loop, Pt 6  - open start part, insert sketch, locate online picture of clothoid spirals, employ spline tool to click on points along path provided, show curvature combs before creating spline in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 30, 2013

SolidWorks: Similar Weldment Profiles - understanding side, front rails, check weldment profile, member lengths to determine folder structure, add couple of holes to front rails to pull out member without holes, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 29, 2013

Projected vs True Dimensions  - projected dimensions measures length of line in drawing unlike true dimensions that measures length of line in SolidWorks model, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, July 29, 2013

How to Make a Quick Fixture in SolidWorks to Build in Your Stratasys 3D Printer - draw overall size of base of fixture, draw out shapes, locations of posts, select 'up to body' option for end condition, keep 'merge result' box unchecked, Dave Belanger, CAPUniversity, July 26, 2013

Sketching Wires in SolidWorks Electrical 2D: The Basics - right-click on document book to create new scheme, apply draw multiple wires command, sketch wires by left-clicking in schematic page, connect wires, symbols in SolidWorks, Elliot Weber, HRS Blog, July 27, 2013\

SolidWorks Electrical: Importing Components from a Bill of Material - select import wizard to bulk load components, choose data source, define data range, field data, perform data comparison before importing data, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, July 26, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Create Straight Segment, Pt 5  - create new library part, insert sketch on largest face of female connector, draw circle on rails, edit move/copy bodies before adding coincident constraint to position male connector in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 27, 2013

Dimension Styles in a SolidWorks Drawing - create dimension style using dimension property manager, add/update style, save it to any location, use style for any other drawing, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, July 26, 2013

SolidWorks Modeling Methodology, Pt 2 - define sketch before mirroring, utilize double distance dimensions by dimensioning between centre line, sketch entity, avoid sketch mirror application to add/delete lines in SolidWorks sketch, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 25, 2013

Designing Machines? Does Event Based Motion Ring a Bell? - understanding time-, event-based motion studies, utilize event-based motion capability to simulate machine sequencing in SolidWorks, Delphine Genouvrier, SolidWorks Blog, July 25, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Create a Library Start Part, Pt 4  - create new roller coaster segment, apply command search, select save bodies option to create part files, generate part as new library file before adding design library in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 25, 2013

The Intersect Tool in SolidWorks 2013  - time-saving tool to streamline feature tree; putting logo on imported part, finding internal volume of bottle, Adam Rose, YouTube, July 25, 2013

Power Surfacing First Look  - tool combines flexibility of organic Sub-D modeling that works with simple drag, drop options while providing consistency of SolidWorks parametric design, Jesse Sprague & Derek Welker, YouTube, July 25, 2013

Hidden Smart Mate Command - click SmartMates icon in move component property manager, double click on face of component to mate, rotate model before confirming mate in SolidWorks, Chris Snider, 3D Vision Technologies, July 24, 2013

Correctly Scaling Models for SolidWorks Simulation - invoke scale command to scale down/up body that recreates physical scale model, adjust simulation forces to correctly pattern actual forces of scale model in SolidWorks, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, July 24, 2013

Help Your Shop Cope with Complex Pipe Copings  - produce 1:1 scale print-out, cut out remaining portion with scissors before wrapping them around end of pipe in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, July 24, 2013

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Graphing Flow Variables  - check flow from left to right into channel, out of expansion area in flow domain, implement graphing function to draw lines after analysis is complete, Tony Botting of GoEngineer, YouTube, July 22, 2013

Simulation Going Beyond Static Stress Analysis, Pt 1  - handling issues like buckling, resonance, impact, fatigue while conducting static stress analysis in SolidWorks, YouTube, July 19, 2013

Why Do My Files Open in Separate Sessions in SolidWorks 2013? - close sldworks.exe sessions via task manager, start SolidWorks 2013 to restore file associations, browse to sldprt file before clicking SolidWorks Launcher, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, July 23, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tips: Finding the Center of Mass - open part model, select insert pull-down option to locate reference geometry, add centre of mass icon in design tree, apply measure tool to determine distance relating to center, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, July 23, 2013

Clean Uninstall Prep - export/rename registry key items, apply copy settings wizard to export out registry key settings, create new location, directory for all templates before uninstalling SolidWorks listings, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 23, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster Save Template, Pt 3  - save template as neutral file format or apply save bodies feature while creating template, select parasolid (.X_T) as output type, save parasolid in same folder as part in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 23, 2013

Another Fine Mesh - Sketch Pattern vs Feature Pattern - creating guarding for machine using mesh screen in SolidWorks, using feature pattern, rebuild time is improved (from 63 seconds to 0.9 seconds), Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, July 22, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics: Interpreting Results  - learn about basics, taking additional measurements, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Blog, July 22, 2013

Decimal Precision for Custom Properties in SolidWorks - create custom property for mass, formulate equation to round custom property before forming 2nd custom property to display rounded number in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, July 19, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical : Cross Reference Settings on a Title Block - select title block properties, set 1st, 2nd cross reference offset at 15, 0 respectively in SolidWorks, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, July 19, 2013

Why SolidWorks Surfacing Users Should Learn the API - connect to modeldoc, partdoc, bodies, faces, loops, edges, add code after Set swEdge = vEdges(l) to select all outer edges in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 18, 2013

Do 3 Things at Once: Intersect Command, Pt 2 - invoke intersect command to select surface body, avoid selecting any regions to exclude, turn on 'consume surfaces' option at bottom in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, July 18, 2013

How Do You Simulate a Welded Structure with Beams on Top of Beams? - mesh weldment as solid element and not beam element, obtain weldment to combine all structural members into 1 member, check accuracy of beam properties in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, July 17, 2013

Streamline Algorithm in Flow Simulation - create surface plot, click on 'evenly spaced lines' option under streamlines to pick parameter, color of model in SolidWorks, YouTube, July 8, 2013

Imported Bodies Video Series, Pt 3: Repairing an Imported Model - re-create planar surface with very complex boundary by creating new macro in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, July 17, 2013

CAM Design in SolidWorks - circular cam tool to make cam groove on flat face, wrap feature to make groove wrap exactly around cylinder, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, July 17, 2013

SolidWorks Sketching Tips - Keeping Trim - hold down 'shift' key while dragging mouse across objects in power trim mode to trim entities, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 16, 2013

Weldments in a Nutshell  - understanding weldment tools designed to layout part, add structural members, trim, extend, add plates, gussets, end caps in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, July 2013

Communicate During the Design Process with SolidWorks Part Reviewer - cycle through only features having comment, timestamp comment to make it part of ongoing conversation, keep comments for future reference, Jordan Lemley, HRS Blog, July 15, 2013

Marble Roller Coaster - Designing Connectors, Pt 2 - key characteristics of marble sketch, splitting part into 2 separate bodies in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 10, 2013

Let's Get 'Smart' Together - learning to use SolidWorks smart tools including smart fasteners, smart mates, smart components, YouTube, July 10, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics: Meshing - meshing case designed for iPhone 5, analyzing, comparing different types of mesh, YouTube, July 15, 2013

Imported Bodies Video Series, Pt 2: Repairing an Imported Model - selecting open edges in order to create missing planar surface, heal solid body in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, July 16, 2013

Compare Configuration Mode - SolidWorks Flow Simulation - comparison can be presented as numerically, graphically; right click on results folder in Flow Simulation analysis tree to access feature, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, July 12, 2013

Isolate Simulation Results in an Assembly - select model tab, choose invert selection from shortcut menu, right click on highlighted component to select hide, or create, activate exploded view in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, July 11, 2013

Imported Bodies Video Series 1: Troubleshooting an Imported Model - apply check tool for troubleshooting, identify topological entities that are invalid using appropriate tools in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, July 11, 2013

How to Quickly Fully Define Your SolidWorks Sketch - copy, paste SolidWorks sketch geometry, use fully define sketch PropertyManager to apply dimensions, relations, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, July 12, 2013

SolidWorks Opening Multiple Sessions - install creativelement power utility, launch file type doctor before locating .sldprt, .sldasm, .slddrw files, select export followed by delete to remove extensions, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, July 10, 2013

The Easiest Animation Tool You'll Ever Use - SolidWorks Composer - apply create view function to set up view, model appearance, go to animation mode, drag views into timeline to play animation along with document, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 10, 2013

How Would a CSWE Design a Marble Roller Coaster, Pt 1 - find specification for bolt, create helix by making circle using helix command, set value for number of revolutions, select curve, end point to generate normal plane in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 10, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip: Parametric Studies in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - turn off 'use CAD geometry' option, refine mesh while applying automatic settings or manual mesh refinement, increase small solid feature refinement level to 3, Christopher Ma, HRS Blog, July 9, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Creating Custom Connectors - import manufacture part information, add circuit to component, open 3D part in SolidWorks to inspect mating/cable side of part, create connection points in 'electrical component wizard' before applying pins, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, July 9, 2013

Image Quality and Assembly Visualization for SolidWorks 2013 - go to evaluate tab of command manager to switch on assembly visualization tool, add graphics triangles, check image quality utilized in parts, Jay Pinheiro, Fisher/Unitech, July 9, 2013

About the Edge Selection ToolBar When Making Fillets  - activate fillet command, go to fillet expert tab, check fillet edge selection toolbar to determine edges selected in SolidWorks, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, July 6, 2013

How to Create Runners in SolidWorks Plastics  - create plane at middle of part, right click on plane to choose sketch, click line tool to sketch line, fully define sketch in SolidWorks, Bertan Atamer, YouTube, July 8, 2013

Displaying Mass Using Different Units on a SolidWorks Drawing - go to global variables to add, define new global variable for different mass unit, create, link custom property to global variable, link note in drawing to custom property, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, July 8, 2013

How to Replace the Viewport Compass with Your Company Logo - import 3D company logo into 3DVIA composer, create geometry file, go to 'compass in collaboration pane' to choose compass, search logo geometry file location in SolidWorks, John Lam, TMS CADCentre, July 2, 2013

Creating Your Own Sheet Metal Forming Tool - design library forming tools in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 5, 2013

Irfan's Pick of the Day: Transient Sensors  - supported in SolidWorks Simulation Professional, transient sensor replaces existing response plots, creating sensor icon, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, July 4, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: The Archive Environment, Pt 2 - packaging project using archive environment wizard, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, July 3, 2013

Large Design Review Mode: What is It? - open very large assemblies very quickly while conducting review of SolidWorks assembly, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, July 3, 2013

SolidWorks Whodunnit ? - feature properties provide user name, date of file inception, last modification, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, July 3, 2013

Color Options in SolidWorks Drawings - go to colors in system options tab to customize drawings including paper color, visible model edges, tangent edges, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 2, 2013

How to Use VBA Code with SolidWorks - click new in macro, tools menu to override default save functionality so that saving drawing will publish PDF of drawing, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, July 2, 2013

How to Get an EPDM License File - create account in customer portal, register EPDM serial number to obtain SolidWorks EPDM license file, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, July 2, 2013

Do 3 Things at Once: Intersect Command, Pt 1 - replace need to offset, trim, knit, thicken surfaces to create solid by using intersect tool in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, July 3, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Symmetry Fixtures on Shell Elements - select symmetry edge, use symmetry fixture for anything defined with shell elements in SolidWorks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, July 2, 2013

Ensure Correct Drawings with Design Checker - select build checks option, create new standards file, verify options while choosing checks, click 'check active document' option to check files in SolidWorks, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 1, 2013

Multiple Leaders and How Awesome is SolidWorks Help - select multiple leaders from detailing, drawings option in help menu, or hold ctrl key to pick another edge before setting down annotation, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, July 1, 2013

Configurations or Display States Preparing for Simulation - specify hide show states, appearances, display modes, transparencies for part/assembly, create multiple variations of part within single document in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, July 1, 2013

Changing Configurations in SolidWorks Plastics - open configuration manager, double click on 2nd configuration to apply tests, check if modifications resulted in any improvements, Bertan Atamer, SolidWorks Blog, July 1, 2013

SolidWorks Composer - 4 Steps for Animation with Multiple Camera Angles - animate scene, specify time at which scene changes from one camera to another, animate camera independently like actor, animation continues to play with active camera, Scott Woods, HRS Blog, June 28, 2013

Creating Styles in SolidWorks Composer  - YouTube, June 21, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: The Archive Environment, Pt 1 - 2 methods are used: packaging select list of manufacturing parts, packaging project, Shao Liu, Javelin Technologies, June 28, 2013

How to Export High Resolution Videos in SolidWorks Composer - choose multiple with video export option, upload video to Windows Movie Maker, export video in several different file types, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, June 28, 2013

How Can I Get Angle of Displacement in SolidWorks Simulation? - display tangential displacements with respect to axis, apply arc length formula to get angular displacement, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 27, 2013

What Happened to My SolidWorks Add-Ins? - modify installation through SolidWorks installation manager to turn on add-ins, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 27, 2013

Traveling Textures: How to Embed Appearances into Your SolidWorks Part - send part, .p2m version of image file, enable option to include custom decals, embed textures, enable store appearance before saving part, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, June 26, 2013

Adding Parametric Intelligence to Imported DWG Geometry - open dwg file in SolidWorks, import dimensions, add constraints to geometry, define origin to finish import process in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, YouTube, June 21, 2013

SolidWorks Tech Tips: The Width Tool, Assemblies, and You - select 4 faces to be used in width mate using ctrl key, choose mate icon from fly out toolbar in SolidWorks, Paul Kutolowski, Fisher/Unitech, June 25, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with Custom PLCs - create, add new manufacturing part, define user library, assign circuits, set circuit properties, YouTube, June 25, 2013

How to Create a Louvre in SolidWorks - use wire-frame sketch to set rectangular hollow section, apply beams to sketch element drawings, Magnus Whittall, YouTube, June 20, 2013

How Simple is Too Simple? - studying differences in stress, displacement of 3 configurations of wing, time spent in calculations using SolidWorks Simulation, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, June 24, 2013

Admin Image Option Editor - add new groups/machines to make changes for specific users of these machines, change serial number to be used for each of machines/groups in SolidWorks, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 24, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks Plastics, Pt 1: Parameters and Analysis  - setting parameters, running flow analysis of plastic to fill part, YouTube, June 24, 2013

Introduction to SolidWorks Plastics, Pt 2: Results  - saving, viewing results of analysis, YouTube, June 24, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - 4 Things to Do Before Every Flow Simulation Analysis - force rebuild with 'verification on rebuild' turned on, check entity, check geometry for invalid contacts, detect interference, import diagnostics, Christopher Ma, The HRS Blog, June 21, 2013

Filetypes in Your Design Library Folders - hover over file to preview pop-up that displays file name with extension, choose assemblies folder located inside any design library folder to view assembly filetypes in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 23, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Setting Up a Title Block & Working Template - open new project, import existing DWG title block, adjust project settings, grid setting parameters before saving template, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 21, 2013

5 Steps to Create a SolidWorks Rx Capture - open SolidWorks Rx, select 'problem capture' option, record video, zip saved information, describe problem, save package files to specified location, Ashley Johnson, DASI Solutions Blog, June 20, 2013

View Selector - SolidWorks 2013 utility helps visualize different default model views available to user, hold Alt key down to select back edge, back bottom corner faces, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic Blog, June 20, 2013

Drawing Views vs Configurations - linking projected views configuration to parent views configuration in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, June 19, 2013

Equation Reordering in SolidWorks 2013 - drag, drop or use automatic equation solver option, apply dimension view, equation view, order view to equations, Chris Briand, YouTube, June 19, 2013

Hockey Puck Key Chain - use cylindrical extrusion, knurl pattern, helix feature to model hockey puck in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, June 19, 2013

SolidWorks Modeling Methodology, Pt 1 - introduction to modeling process of acrylic napkin, silverware holder, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, June 20, 2013

The Reaction Moment on a Fixed Face - select 'center of face' option to create point at geometrical center of face, create reaction moments with orientations, select free body force option in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, June 18, 2013 

SolidWorks Electrical: 10 Steps to Creating a Complete Symbol Using a BlackBox - draw black box, turn snap on, add connection points, edit symbol using snap on, open connection points before deleting original black box from sheet, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 17, 2013

Perform a Clean Uninstall of SolidWorks - use copy settings wizard to keep backup of existing SolidWorks settings, local customized files, transfer license before uninstalling SolidWorks, Ashley Johnson, DASI Solutions Blog, June 14, 2013

Creating and Using Cameras in SolidWorks  - go to display manager, select camera section, right click to add camera, set target points, rotation, position in camera tools menu, Matt Campbell, YouTube, June 17, 2013

SolidWorks Deform Feature - Surface Push Deform  - using tool body to deform target body in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 24, 2013

How to Create a Variable Focus in SolidWorks Animations - use extra mated object to make focus vary, adjust depth of field settings to create animations with PhotoView, YouTube, June 14, 2013

Sketching with Auto Dimensions - adding dimensions while creating sketch to speed up sketching process using SolidWorks 2013, Stewart Nankivell, YouTube, June 13, 2013

Instant 3D Springs - creating spring that can stretch, compress using instant 3D in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 2013

Scenes, Lights, and Simulation Results in SolidWorks - use 'apply scene flyout menu' from heads-up view bar to change scene, apply DisplayManager tab of FeatureManager to change scene, lighting, adjust directional lights to edit ambient light, Dae Kim, The HRS Blog, June 14, 2013

Handling Uncertainty in Material Properties - consider known cross-section, force, displacement to test modulus of elasticity, provide material data along with typical tolerances, obtain reliable material data, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, June 13, 2013

Where are Simulation Study Results Saved? - save study tree in CWR file, open/run model to recreate file, check study properties to verify location of CWR file using SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, June 12, 2013

Sketch Quickly and Accurately in SolidWorks with Grid/Snap - adjust document properties under SolidWorks system options to enable grid/snap, easily snap sketch points with accuracy, CAD Graphics BlogWorks, June 12, 2013

Simulation Plot Results Enhancements - understanding improvements in view results using simulation in SolidWorks 2013, Jimmy Barrera, YouTube, June 10, 2013

How to Insert Dowel Pin Holes in SolidWorks - using hole specification property manager in hole wizard, consider options for automatic creation of all dowel pin symbols, automatically inserting dowel pin symbols for dowel holes, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, June 12, 2013

How to Apply Appearances to Your Models - applying, copying high gloss plastic appearance to different faces of model, filter option to change appearance color, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 10, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2013 - Center of Mass - insert center of mass into model, select 'insert reference geometry' to display center of mass in drawing, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, June 10, 2013

SolidWorks Deform Feature - Curve to Curve Deform - deforming initial curve into specified target curve, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 24, 2013

Modeling with Patterns - The Instance to Vary Option  - activate linear pattern command, select direction, features to pattern, use vary option using SolidWorks 2013, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 10, 2013

SolidWorks Tutorials - 2013 - Using the Search Feature  - locate parts, features using search function in SolidWorks 2013, Rosanna Daniel, YouTube, June 10, 2013

SolidWorks Quick Tip - Complete Uninstall Made Simple - compares uninstall process available in 2011 vs 2013 versions, use installation manager, advanced options of SolidWorks 2013 to simplify uninstall process, Jeff Brown, The HRS Blog, June 7, 2013

Mirror, Mirror, Where's My Sheet Metal Notes? - workaround for mirrored sheet metal part to make both updating, sheet metal notes work on drawings: duplicate sheet metal bodies, not whole part in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, June 7, 2013

SolidWorks: DraftXpert - Quick Selection of Multiple Faces - using draft analysis tool, YouTube, June 6, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Symmetry for Shell Elements - check symmetry plane selection icon while imposing symmetry boundary condition in SolidWorks 2013, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, June 7, 2013

Where's the Center of Mass? - check option 'create center of mass feature' to turn on function in assembly, enable option under reference geometry section to access point inside drawing file in SolidWorks, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, June 5, 2013

How to Make a Sheet Metal Edge Flange Perpendicular to a Face - select face to make newly created flange perpendicular or parallel in SolidWorks, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, June 5, 2013

Simulation Tip: SolidWorks Simulation Verification Problems - check simulation add-in, select 'validation' in SolidWorks Simulation menu, select among verification problems, NAFEMS benchmarks, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/Unitech, June 4, 2013

Could Top Down Assembly Modeling Save You Time? - use top down modeling to create parts in context of assembly, add new part, select reference planer face, save new components to external files using SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, June 4, 2013

Customize Gestures and Shortcut Bars in SolidWorks - customizing command menu, add new commands to shortcut bars by dragging, dropping, Jonathan Culm, Canadian Manufacturing, June 3, 2013

Selecting Configuration When Opening - pre-select configuration before opening both part, assembly files, create new configuration with suppressed components in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, June 3, 2013

Creating an Admin Image - open installation manager for either 32 or 64 bit, select 'administrative image' in welcome page, create new image, choose SolidWorks components to install, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 30, 2013

SolidWorks Tip of the Day: Check Your Status - initiate status bar, choose 2 line segments, status bar automatically calculates total distance, John Burrell, Fisher/Unitech, June 3, 2013

Creating Product Assembly Instructions Without Words  - using SolidWorks composer to create easy to understand interactive instructions for end-users, Rod Mackay, YouTube, May 29, 2013

SolidWorks Deform Feature: Point Deform  - use feature to deform single surfaces or bodies, adjust radius of deform region to effect larger area, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 24, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation - Force Balance with Statics - create geometry with 3 part assembly, use fixed-hinge constraints, pin connectors to connect links to clamp for predicting clamp force, Christopher Ma, The HRS Blog, May 31, 2013

Paint, Grease & Other Consumables in SolidWorks' BOM - create custom property for part, name property, assign value .005 to this custom property, select it in BOM quantity field of custom or configuration specific tab of part, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 31, 2013

SolidWorks - Part Modeling Tips - building landing skid for toy helicopter, Matt Morgan of GoEngineer, YouTube, May 29, 2013

Custom Toolbox Part - uncheck option 'make this folder the default search location for toolbox components' to stop SolidWorks automatically change custom toolbox parts with actual toolbox parts, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, May 29, 2013

Which Solver? FFEPlus vs. Direct Sparse, Pt 2 - Direct Sparse Solver in SolidWorks is more accurate, doesn't make any approximations for solution, no associated computational errors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 29, 2013

Linking SolidWorks Equations to an External File - using equation manager, YouTube, May 27, 2013

SolidWorks Macro Mania for Your Monday - recording macro for getting document properties with one keystroke, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/Unitech, May 28, 2013

Direct Editing on Imported Geometry - use 'move face' feature to offset faces, move faces linearly or rotate faces in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3D Vision Technologies, May 28, 2013

How to Render Transparent Backgrounds in PhotoView 360 - open display manager, invoke PhotoView 360 'final render' command in SolidWorks 2012, whereas just save final rendered file as .PNG file using SolidWorks 2013, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 27, 2013

Xpress Tools Available in SolidWorks Standard  - design validation for conveyor drive shaft using DFMXpress, learning about DriveWorksXpress, SimulationXpress, YouTube, May 22, 2013

Reverse ScanTo3D - SolidWorks Premium utility helps open scan data from any 3D scanner in form of mesh or point cloud file, tip to save data as point cloud file from SolidWorks model, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, May 24, 2013

A New Feature I Love: Favorites Folder - maintain favorite features, sketch, reference geometry, components in handy folder using feature making them easily searchable in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, May 23, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 5: Don't Let Mating Take Any Longer Than Absolutely Necessary - apply smart mates trick by holding alt+drag to save lot of clicks, use copy with mates, replace mate entities, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 23, 2013

Belt/Chain Layout in a SolidWorks Sketch - position pulleys, calculate belt length, adjust pitch length, create belt model, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, May 22, 2013

Skip Template Selection Prompt When Using Make Drawing from Part/Assembly - set 'always use these default document templates,' make drawing from part/assembly, select novice option to adjust sheet format of drawing template using SolidWorks, Darcie Hall, Fisher/Unitech, May 21,2013

Adding Setback Distances to Your Multiple Radius Fillets  - use setback option to blend adjoining surfaces together, smoothen transitions on corners in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, YouTube, May 20, 2013

Exploded View Alternate Directions - select component to be moved, click in assembly name box, choose new reference, or use sketch line instead of component face in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, May 20, 2013

SolidWorks Flex Feature  - understanding ways to deform complex bodies, using bend, twist, taper, stretch flex types to control feature in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 20, 2013

Exploded Views with Multi-Body Parts in 6 Steps - create new configuration, generate exploded view, explode steps, use auto-space components, edit explode steps, check finished exploded views in SolidWorks, Elliot Weber, The HRS Blog, May 17, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 4: Don't Mate Too Much - assume fully defined parts are one complex part, ignore floating parts that are not being mated using SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 17, 2013

Section View Assist, Pt 2: Shortcutting Cutting Line Creation - create simple section views faster without drawing sketches, check 'auto-start section view' setting to avoid section view pop-ups in SolidWorks 2013, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 17, 2013

Importing Inventor Assembly & Part Files Into SolidWorks  - install Inventor view software before opening Inventor files, open assembly components to modify them in SolidWorks, Amgad Yacoub, YouTube, May 16, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 3: Don't Fight with or for Your Mates - check mates with red highlights in 'view mate error' dialog, choose appropriate mate to solve them using SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 16, 2013

Keeping Older SolidWorks Releases in Peak Performance - subscribe SolidWorks, renew service packs subscription regularly to download latest SolidWorks enhancements, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, May 16, 2013

5 SolidWorks Tips You May Have Never Seen Before - select edge of solid body to start sketch, use loop select feature, explode direction control, copy surfaces, move sketches easily, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, May 16, 2013

Take SolidWorks Part Modeling a Step Above Essentials  - understanding shortcuts, tips related to sketch geometry in SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, YouTube, May 15, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Blocks - right click over CommandManager, choose blocks to activate, access them, sketch entities, choose ‘make block’ option to create insertion point, save block, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, May 15, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 2: Don't Mate Your Relations - create in-context part, insert component in assembly level to edit part, avoid applying sketch relations to valve when it is unmated, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 15, 2013

Creating Section Views in SolidWorks 2013 - use section view property manager tool to add offsets to views, create lines/arc to be added in relations, connect entities using ‘select chain’ option, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 15, 2013

Moving BOM/Drawing View to New Sheet - highlight drawing view, activate destination sheet to paste view in SolidWorks, Prism Blog, May 15, 2013

Cutting with Surfaces in SolidWorks - use feature to remove material from model using surface body, Prism Blog, May 15, 2013

Parameters and Design Studies - define multiple what-if analysis scenarios, click button to run scenarios, save time instead of creating multiple studies in SolidWorks, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, May 15, 2013

SolidWorks Best Mating Practices, Pt 1: Mate Before You Relate - use mates before applying any sketch relations to ensure greater stability with assembly in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, May 14, 2013

The Indent Feature - An Underappreciated SolidWorks Tool - place spur gear in position that intersects package mode, select target body, tool body region for editing package using indent feature, Phil Grim, Fisher/Unitech, May 13, 2013

Decorative Fillets  - turn on PhotoView 360, add decorative fillets to final rendering of model by adjusting its radius value to 1 mm, Jimmy Barrera, YouTube, May 13, 2013

How Do I Delete the SolidWorks Registry Without Losing All of My Settings? - start SolidWorks Rx, use safe mode to identify video, options, or add-in issues, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, May 13, 2013

eDrawings Translators - check option to download 3D XML, Pro/E translators to avoid errors of invalid file types, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, May 10, 2013 

Examining Conic Curves and Surfaces, with Rick McWilliams - creating precision flowing shapes in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, May 12, 2013

Rebuilding Workgroup PDM Vault Metadata - log into VaultAdmin, go to Vault settings tab, hit 'locked' button under Vault lock, select rebuild now options in Vault management tab, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, May 9, 2013

VBMsgeBoxResult - use SolidWorks API class to declare variable as VbMsgBoxResult enumerator, set variable equal to value returned by MsgBox, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, May 9, 2013

Thumbnails: A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words - set SolidWorks system options to show thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer, medium or large icons for pictures, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2013

Simulation Tech Tip: The Impact-Test Cookbook - determine solution time, time-varying properties for non-linear, time-dependent case using SolidWorks Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, May 8, 2013

Two Handy Assembly Mouse Shortcuts - get another instance of SolidWorks part without having to find it with 'insert part' feature, drag underdefined component with right mouse button to rotate part, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 8, 2013

Trouble with the Curve: Not Anymore - How to Drive Your SolidWorks Assembly Pattern with a Curve - use curve driven pattern to outline hole, feature driven component command to pattern sub-assembly in SolidWorks, Brian VanderPloeg, Fisher/Unitech, May 7, 2013

Strengthening Ribs in Sheetmetal - create rib tool as separate body in file, invoke indent command to form indentation, delete rib tool body before adding fillets using SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, May 7, 2013

SolidWorks Getting Started with Surfaces  - understanding surface modeling, solids vs surfaces, typical workflow of complex modeling task in SolidWorks, Alan Sweetenham, YouTube, May 7, 2013

SolidWorks Freeform Feature - use tool to create desired shapes by manipulating control curve in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, YouTube, May 6, 2013

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Basic Tutorial - understanding use of Vault admin tool for installing, configuring workgroup PDM, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 30, 2013

Magnetic Lines - sketch magnetic line, insert balloons to snap them to line, drag arrow on either sides of magnetic line to lengthen line, scale item balloon spacing in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 4, 2013

FeatureManager Design Tree Favorites Folder - organize specific features in design, add features to 'favorites' folder allowing team members locate exact features using SolidWorks 2013, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, May 3, 2013

Post-Processing Refined - SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - run transient study, use 'show plot only on selected entities' option, render shell thickness option to make viewing intuitive, Dae Kim, The HRS Blog, May 3, 2013

How to Use SolidWorks Rx - use Rx tool to analyze system, suggest solutions, capture data for tackling diagnose problems in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, May 2, 2013

Link Cut-List Properties to Custom Properties at Part Level - select note, run macro, type property name, copy contents of note into property when macro rebuilds in SolidWorks, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, May 2, 2013

Learn More About SolidWorks Using the Built-in Tutorials - check SolidWorks tutorials to learn un-used tools, click button located next to tutorial text to highlight SolidWorks interface, Duncan Crofts, SolidWorks Blog, May 2, 2013

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Basic Tutorial - understanding ways to install Workgroup PDM, configure users, assist users access vault to check in/out documents, Toby Schnaars, YouTube, Apr 30, 2013

Copy/Paste Sketch Based Features in SolidWorks - click to copy cut extrude feature located in SolidWorks feature manager design tree, paste on flat surface, check orientation feature of model, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, May 1, 2013

Reuse Letters from Deleted Views - go to drawings in systems options, enable option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, May 1, 2013

What's the Story with License Ordering? - go to license order tab in license manager to view listed licenses, turn on simulation addin to check order of SolidWorks licenses, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, May 1, 2013

Exercising Your Design Studies with SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - add sensors, link parameters to material properties, select constraints for design study, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, May 1, 2013

Section Properties - locate polar moment of inertia for beam by viewing its section properties in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, May 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with Cabinet Layout Dimensions - open part properties window to adjust dimensions values of XYZ directions, cable duct, rail, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2013

Errors in Your SolidWorks Title Block - go to view menu, de-select 'annotation link errors' option to make SolidWorks drawings error free, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 29, 2013

SW Productivity: The On/Off Switch for the Shortcut Bar - linking/unlinking shortcut bar to command search in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 29, 2013

Fill External Cavities with Discrete Bodies Using the Intersect Tool - using intersect command to fill external cavities in SolidWorks model, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 30, 2013

SolidWorks Explorer - use procedure to update part references while changing name, location of file in SolidWorks, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 26, 2013

Using SolidWorks Sub-Weldments - create weldment, update cut-list, press ctrl to select bodies that would form sub-weldment in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 26, 2013

Borrowing Licenses in E3 Wireworks - set borrow period by launching LMTOOLS, renew borrowing plan, return license to original state once SolidWorks Electrical borrow period ends, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 26, 2013

Simple Rotate Animation in SolidWorks  - create rotating animation using SolidWorks animation wizard, Matt Campbell, YouTube, Apr 23, 2013

Using CircuitWorks in SolidWorks  - leveraging ECAD data inside SolidWorks with CircuitWorks add-in, Alex Aprigliano, YouTube, Apr 26, 2013

Do More with the Toolbox - Grooves and Cams  - creating grooves, cams in SolidWorks, Adam Rose, YouTube, Apr 26, 2013

How to Get Colored Crosshatch in Section View - assign color, line style, line thickness to new layer in SolidWorks, select default crosshatched area on section view, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Apr 25, 2013

Eliminate Non-Matching Internal ID Errors - browse original files to avoid errors, use replace components command within SolidWorks to browse replacement file, enable 're-attach mates' option, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 24, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Tips - changing sketch plane, sketch color, using multiple contours in sketch, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 24, 2013

SolidWorks Coordinate System for CAM - change, create own templates, update standard views icon to set top plane in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Guide to Uninstallation - set up secured environment, follow every removal prompts after starting uninstall program, verify its deletion from program files folder, check registry keys, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 25, 2013

Custom Views for Drawings - rotate model, press space bar, click 'new view' button to create custom view, add view in list of available views in orientation dialog box in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 23, 2013

SolidWorks Weldments - Steel Storage Rack - model storage rack by adding 3DSketch, structural features, patterns, drawings in SolidWorks, You Tube, Apr 22, 2013

Offset Definition of Shell Elements - SolidWorks 2013 has ability to render thickness in 3D to graphically check correctness of offset, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 20, 2013

Save Money: SolidWorks Sustainability - The Real Green Thing - filter through all material properties using detailed conditions of 'find similar' tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Apr 18, 2013

Batch Process Title Block Change - edit sheet format to indicate title block changes, build check in design checker, set drawing standard to new template in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 19, 2013

Breaking a Sheet Metal Loft So it Shows Bend Lines - drop everything down to single sketch entity passing through fit spline, straight line-arc-straight line, edit lofted bend feature in SolidWorks, Steve Ostrovsky, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2013

Do More with the SolidWorks Toolbox - The Bearing Calculator - calculate bearing capacity ratings, basic life values, You Tube, Apr 18, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Schematic Designs - SolidWorks electrical 2D design package enables improved collaboration, integrated BOMs, project data, You Tube, Apr 18, 2013

How Do You Reference Cut List Custom Properties in a SolidWorks Drawing - select 'edit list button,' type property to be added in box, add cut-list properties, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 17, 2013

Hit the Road with SolidWorks in Less Than 5 Minutes - open SolidNetWork license manager, click on 'license borrowing' tab, highlight product to borrow, input borrow until date to borrow product license, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Apr 17, 2013

Using Bend Notes in SolidWorks 2013 - add information by clicking on buttons below bend note field in PropertyManager, select sheet metal options to adjust bend notes styles, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 17, 2013

SolidWorks - Customize Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures & Command Manager - tips to eliminate round-trips to toolbar in SolidWorks, Adam Hughes, You Tube, Mar 25, 2013

Improving Tech Pubs: Integrating Color - use SolidWorks composer to transform 3D CAD data into useful model, add colors to separate parts of images, BOM rows, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Apr 16, 2013

How to Make a Camera to Follow an Actor in SolidWorks Composer - add camera to moving part for generating walkthroughs, Javelin Technologies, You Tube, Apr 13, 2013

Adam's SW 2013 Pick of the Day - Pop Up in Front - use enhanced SolidWorks 2013 features to ensure dialog pops up automatically when designing tables, launching, creating/editing macros, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Apr 16, 2013

SolidWorks BOM - Combine Identical Components to Show Part Totals in Top Level Assembly - use 'combine identical quantities' option in indented BOMs, expand BOM contents section to display Part-A in BOM with quantity of 2, Brian VanderPloeg, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 16, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints - faster graphics card doesn't always deliver better performance, small assembly performs better with faster GPU, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 16, 2013

Assembly Configurations - create, control configurations of assembly to show internal components in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics, Pt 2 - create new sketch from selection, edit linear sketch patterns, dynamic mirror, find errors in sketches, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 15, 2013

Total Control for the Bend Allowance in Multibody Sheet Metal Parts - use new checkbox functionality of SolidWorks 2013 to detect source of information as part/body level, rename sheet metal body features, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2013

Basic Troubleshooting of a Workgroup PDM System - Communication & Ports - check ports on server's firewall, client systems, Vault log-in details, ensure if SolidWorks PDMWorks workgroup server is running, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Apr 15, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Organizing Projects with Locations, Functions and Books - launch ‘locations manager’ to organize components in projects, use book editor dialog box to create, classify documents, Rhyc Sandberg, The HRS Blog, Apr 15, 2013

Quick Selection of Faces to Draft - use draft analysis tool to draft model in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, You Tube, Apr 15, 2013

Bridging the Design to Documentation Gap with SolidWorks Composer - understanding capabilities, benefits of SolidWorks Composer to end-users, Alex Kok, You Tube, Apr 15, 2013

Auto-Rotate View on Sketch Creation - use option in SolidWorks sketch section to automatically rotate to 'normal to' view orientation when creating 2D sketch, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 14, 2013

Andrew's SolidWorks 2013 Tip of the Day: Accessing Additional PhotoView 360 Appearances - click 'PhotoView 360 appearances' link in customer portal, access library site by clicking on ‘take me to the assets’ tab, choose materials, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 12, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation: Creating a Good Quality Mesh - add mesh controls to specific areas, 2-3 high quality elements across thickness of geometry, aspect ratio below 50 in regions of crucial importance, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 12, 2013

SolidWorks Import Solution: Wrong Units in IGES Files - edit unit indicators in iges file to scale size of units as desired, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 11, 2013

How to Find a Particular Node or Element by Number - create mesh, right-click over mesh icon to select LIST SELECTED command, choose nodes/elements, faces before clicking update in SolidWorks Simulation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Apr 11, 2013

Frame Designs with SolidWorks Weldments - using weldment features to create frames in SolidWorks, You Tube, Apr 11, 2013

Single Feature for Hole Wizard Hole of the Same Size - undertake step involving patterning tools while adding hole wizard, pattern features into folder in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Apr 10, 2013

Network License Manager with Windows Firewall - Revisited - understand rules of 'Windows Firewall with Advanced Security' before adding/removing server from domain, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 10, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Professional: Heavy Equipment & Machinery - analyzing motion tools for load determination, static stress analysis, fatigue analysis features of horizontal grinder, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 9, 2013

Fire Wall Settings for Downloading SolidWorks - solutions from SolidWorks knowledge base, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Apr 9, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Results on Selected Entities - open plot PropertyManager, choose 'show plot on selected entities' option to select bodies for plotting results, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 9, 2013

Renaming SolidWorks Files with SW Explorer - launch 'pack and go' option from SolidWorks Explorer to replace letters, numbers, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics - convert entities, intersection curve, split entities, jog line, trim tool, extend entities, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 8, 2013

Changes to Your Measure Tool - turn on/off point to point measuring icon to pick up selected point of model, select entire surface in SolidWorks, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 5, 2013

Section View Unwrapped - edit sketched lines, change vertical sketched lines to construction lines, exit sketch to update view in SolidWorks, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 5, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Submodeling - refine mesh for selected portion of model, rerun analysis on selected components in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 5, 2013

Exploded View Options - explode direction, auto-space components after drag, select sub-assembly parts to speed up generation of exploded model in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Apr 4, 2013

How to See Shared Mates Between Assembly Components - select each block, open property list to find bolded coincident mates that components share in SolidWorks, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 4, 2013

Behind the Software: An Example of the Direct Stiffness Method - calculate displacements, create matrix of stiffness values for all nodes, elements of mesh in SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Apr 4, 2013

What Can't You Design in SolidWorks - invoke ‘fastening feature’ command to create snap hook geometry, utilize flow simulation to verify lift ability of hovercraft, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, Apr 2, 2013

Stripping a Coated/Plated Part in SolidWorks - move/copy body command to copy finished part, shell, combine command to specify thickness, detach shell of body, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Apr 3, 2013

Alin's SW 2013 Pick of the Day - Preserve the Current Orientation When Using the View Selector - re-orient models while restoring original view by switching off orientation from SolidWorks view selector option, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2013

Get Your Service Pack Updates - The Safe Way - go to 'summary screen' within installation manager to use 'download only' option in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2013

Sheet-Metal Multibody Parts: A New Look in SolidWorks 2013 - use modified FeatureManager tree to create new parent folder, determine gauge tables, parent sheet metal parameters, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 3, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Time Saver: Sub Modeling - improve results at critical areas, refine mesh of selected portion of model, run lot more simulation in less time, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 2, 2013

Irfan's SW Simulation 2013 Pick of the Day: Render Shell in 3D - define shell thickness in 'shell definition property manager,' check interpolated results across shell thickness, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Apr 2, 2013

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Run New Variations Without Losing Results - using clone project command, GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 1, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Getting Started - creating project, single, multi-line drawings, inserting schematic symbols, GoEngineer, YouTube, Apr 1, 2013

SolidWorks Linear Pattern Feature with Vary Sketch Option - creating ring of concentric, equally spaced extruded rings, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 1, 2013

Patterning Brush Bristles with a Curve Driven Pattern - creating bristles along helix sketch, Solid Professor, Apr 2013

The Magic 8-Ball - creating cover of magic 8-ball using SolidWorks sketch tools, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Apr 1, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: Working with a BlackBox - generate smart symbol using BlackBox feature of SolidWorks Electrical, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, Apr 1, 2013

Factor of Safety Plots on Selected Bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - select one or multiple bodies to view plots of factor of safety distribution from 'factor of safety property-manager,' Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 1, 2013

Alin's SW 2013 SP2.0 Pick of the Day - New Equal Curvature Relation for Splines and Conics - SolidWorks 2013 tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 30, 2013

How to Rename a SolidWorks File - use in-shortcut menu bar, select rename option to safely rename file in SolidWorks, Sean O'Neill, Prism Blog, Mar 28, 2013

Quick Select Document Units - add quick access button in status bar to check unit system that current document is using, modify system settings using SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28, 2013

Forget the Cavity Search: Use the Intersect Command for Filled Volume - creating filled volume from negative space to determine amount of liquid in bottle using SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 26, 2013

Note-Building Machine: SolidWorks vs Infinite Monkeys - uncheck 'disable note merging when dragging' option, add files, multi-line note in library to be used in drawing, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 27, 2013

Getting Ready to Update Your Workgroup PDM Vault - ensure data security, keep backup of Vault data, ensure users log-off prior to update, lock Vault, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2013

What Does It Take to Learn the SolidWorks API? - develop programming skills, understand SolidWorks API object hierarchy, learn navigation using API help file, Keith Rice, SolidWorks API, Mar 27, 2013

Change Your Life with SolidWorks Search Options - type feature name in 'search options' text box to display list of related system options in SolidWorks 2013, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 26, 2013

Layout Sketches in a SolidWorks Drawing - create drawing from regular layout, insert front view of assembly on drawing sheet, Brain Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 26, 2013

SolidWorks Sketch Rectangle Basics - 2 types: corner, center rectangles, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 25, 2013

How to Set Your Spin Box Increments on the Fly - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Mar 25, 2013

Editing Legacy Electrical Data with SolidWorks Electrical - using UI tools, import/export capabilities for creating new designs faster in SolidWorks Electrical, Scott High, 3DVision Technologies, Mar 22, 2013

How to: SolidWorks New User Settings - tips for new users to streamline learning process, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 22, 2013

Create New Symbols by Modifying Existing - find similar symbol, copy, paste it, modify in SolidWorks Electrical as per need, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 20, 2013

Hole Series in SolidWorks Simulation - use hole series feature to speed up process of defining bolt connectors within simulation, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Mar 21, 2013

What's Wrong? - right click on sketch, select 'what's wrong' to locate error, check sketch features, make dimensions definite in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2013

How to Change Company Logo on SolidWorks Drawings - modify image file if objects are linked to external file, else create new logo image file using image editing program, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Mar 19, 2013

Importing SolidWorks Files with Textures in Composer - save file as 3D XML file to export them with textures in 3DVIA Composer, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Mar 19, 2013

Refreshing the View Palette - click refresh button in view palette to make deleted views available again in SolidWorks drawing, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 18, 2013

SolidWorks Spline Basics - understanding splines, methods for creating splines in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 18, 2013

SolidWorks Plastics Quick Tip - Weld Lines - detect design flaws early in development cycle, change gate location to reduce weld lines, Chris Villeneuve, The HRS Blog, Mar 16, 2013

Super Power or Buckling? - calculate buckling load factor, plot displacements of nodes, locate weak areas of model using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2013

The Alpha of Beta Testers - SolidWorks user Masanobu Higashino won all 3 beta awards at SolidWorks World 2013, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2013

The Skinny on Translating Models from Inventor Into SolidWorks While Maintaining Their Features - install latest release of Inventor to recreate parametric model in SolidWorks, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 14, 2013

Curve Driven Patterns, Pt 2 - using align to seed, tangent to curve options to make patterns, 3D entities in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Mar 13, 2013

EPDM - How to Obtain a License File - login to SolidWorks customer portal, click on 'register my products,' choose license file version required, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 13, 2013

How Do You Open a SolidWorks File When SolidWorks Thinks the File is Already Open? - open SolidWorks file directory, locate, delete temp files, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 13, 2013

Event Listeners: SolidWorks Macro - create macro, define class module, get syntax correct, declare global variable to hold event listener class, Adam Bridgman, Javelin Technologies, Mar 11, 2013

Thermal Loads for Other Purposes: Solid Bolt Models and Shrink Fits - creating bolt pre-load for analyzing whole bolt, using penetration, bonded contacts in SolidWorks, David Roccaforte, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 11, 2013

The Importance of Copy Settings Wizard in SolidWorks - saves, restores system settings to users, computers, profiles, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Mar 12, 2013

Basics on SolidWorks Sketch Lines - understanding solid lines used to create shape that are needed for features, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 11, 2013

Hidden Gem in SolidWorks 2013 - right click annotation, select change layer option to make changes to layer applied to selected annotation, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 11, 2013

Assembly Configurations: Parent Child Options - automatically create new component configuration when creating assembly configuration in SolidWorks, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 11, 2013

Designing a Standing Desk - designing, prototyping mounting bracket of monitor, designing standing desk contraption using SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Mar 12, 2013

Sketch Option: Add Dimension - expand sketch options, select dimension type of sketch entity to avoid entering dimensions later in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2013

3 Point Checklist for Importing Neutral File Formats Into SolidWorks - communicate about neutral file, use open dialog to import options, check reliability of model, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Mar 8, 2013

Time Varying Load: Can SolidWorks Simulation Handle This? - nonlinear analysis to solve material behavior, large displacements, contact condition, deformation related problems, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2013

SolidWorks 2013: Materials in Design Studies - create design study, add parameters, select, link bodies to material parameter, define design scenarios, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 7, 2013

New SolidWorks 2013 Function: Convert Drawing View to Sketch - right click on model drawing view to convert, define sketch block, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 7, 2013

Feature Order - create boss extrudes before creating cut extrudes, create feature fillets at last in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Mar 7, 2013

Convert That Old Legacy Data to SolidWorks - 'import diagnostics' tool to repair faulty geometry, feature recognition add-in to edit sketches, TMS CADCentre, Mar 7, 2013

Simulation with Rigid Bodies and Contact - tips while working with 'exclude from analysis,' make rigid, fix options in SolidWorks, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Mar 6, 2013

Pattern of a Pattern - creating windmill pattern with fins, seed hole, workaround is selecting hole in faces to pattern in SolidWorks, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Mar 6, 2013

Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Viewpoint - use standard, perspective views to view objects, specify camera position, depth of field for rendering, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 5, 2013

Installing and Configuring SolidWorks Composer 2013 SP2.0 on a Network License - user must have network license manager on SolidWorks 2013 SP2.0, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Sketch Improvements - dimensioning cylindrical components, You Tube, Mar 5, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Beams - working with beam elements, You Tube, Mar 5, 2013

Which Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Does Your Company Like to Use? - opt PLC based on circuits, functionalities, SolidWorks Electrical tools that reduce time, documentation error, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Mar 4, 2013

Defining Non-Uniform Load Distributions on Beams - understanding total load, centered load, triangular, parabolic, elliptical distribution options in SolidWorks Simulation 2013, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 4, 2013

Creating a New Folder Location in the Design Library  - using design library features of SolidWorks to access parts, assemblies used on regular basis, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 4, 2013

Why are There Green Checks or Minus Signs in the Configuration Manager? - green check signifies updated configuration, 3D information as part of SolidWorks file, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 4, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2012 - Motion Simulation - achieving range of motion for medical examination chair, Jon Doyle, You Tube, Mar 1, 2013

SolidWorks Evaluation Tools - recorded 'lunch and learn' webinar, evaluation command manager tab discussed, You Tube, Mar 1, 2013

Multi-Body Design Library Features - making foot plate to insert inside of rectangular structural profile using SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 1, 2013

Power On: SolidWorks Flow for Electronic Components - testing temperature of halogen lamp, calculating temperature patterns based on conduction, convection, radiation calculations, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Sketches - exploring copy/paste, derived sketch methods for reusing sketch geometry, alternately use sketch block in SolidWorks, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Jan 27, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - Packaging Demo - automate electrical design process, You Tube, Feb 26, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Bonded Contact - handle load transfer in cases where bodies stay in contact among others using compatible, incompatible mesh options, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 25, 2013

Quick Tip: How to Stop Solid Bodies in a Multi-Body Part from Auto-Merging - add weldment feature at top of feature tree, which turns off 'merge results' option, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 25, 2013

How a P&G Spray Bottle Works and is Assembled Using SolidWorks Composer - using arrows text boxes feature to show how liquid is sent out of nozzle, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 25, 2013

SolidWorks Assembly Drawing Section - manipulating section in drawing to show, cut desired part, You Tube, Feb 23, 2013

Varying Dimension Pattern - create linear pattern, initialize feature, enable 'instances to vary' option in PropertyManager, adjust dimension using SolidWorks 2013, Jordan Lemley, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 23, 2013

New Bounding Box in SolidWorks 2013 - turn modeled part into weldment, right click on ‘Cut-List-Item1’ folder to create/edit bounding box, add reference dimensions, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 8, 2013

Semi-Truck: Can There Be Innovation? - studying air flow around semi-trucks using SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 21, 2013

What Does V6 Have to Offer? - author discusses functional modeling, database filetype, multicore processing, cloud capabilities, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Feb 21, 2013

How Much Pounding from Winter Storms Can Your Roof Take? - applying snow loads using SolidWorks, Stephen Endersby, Inside the Hive, Feb 12, 2013

Revisiting Your Copy Settings Wizard - restore system setting after customizing options, launch wizard to save settings while running SolidWorks, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Feb 21, 2013

Drawing Template vs Sheet Format Files in SolidWorks - template file is based on company's standards, while sheet format file is saved within template file, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Feb 21, 2013

Variable Pattern Instances in SolidWorks 2013 - vary spacing of instances or size of feature being copied using 'instances to vary' option at bottom of property manager of pattern command, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 18, 2013

SolidWorks Dismissed Warning and Error Messages - make sure to check system options, setting regularly to make sure that nothing has been dismissed, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 21, 2013

How to Change the Color of a Specific Component in a Drawing View - create layer, right-click on component to display it in color, select 'component line font,' uncheck use document defaults in SolidWorks, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Feb 19, 2012

Network Rendering Made Easy - SolidWorks 2013 has capability to utilize processing power of up to 10 computers from network to complete render job, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 18, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 - Previous Version Interoperability - mates, materials/appearances are retained in previous version, part features, assembly components are replaced with 'future version file' icons in previous version, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Feb 18, 2013

Loss of SolidWorks' Functionality - turn off exploded view, regain control of adding features, editing sketches, add revision table or views to drawing, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 18, 2013

How to Create DimExpertManager Geometric Tolerance in a Section View - create empty note block in SolidWorks, left-click geometric tolerance values to populate note area, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 18, 2013

Creating Custom Symbols in SolidWorks Electrical - copy similar symbol using library tab, change properties of symbol, add/edit attributes of symbol, Elliot Weber, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 16, 2013

Exporting Faces to DXF or DWG - generating DXF/DWG from flat surface for machining in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013

Supersonic Ping Pong Balls - creating model of launcher tube, standard ping pong ball, calculating motion study in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 14, 2013

Navigate Swiftly Using Unique SolidWorks 2013 Features - exploring quick filter buttons, FeatureManager tree filter, Sean O'Neill, Prism Blog, Feb 14, 2013

How to Replace and Resequence Balloons in SolidWorks - create new balloons automatically, use 'order sequentially' function to reorder balloons appropriately, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 14, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2013: Intersect - build part from multiple intersecting surfaces, combine surfaces, planes, solid bodies using intersect tool, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 13, 2013

How to Create Realistic Water Droplets in SolidWorks - offset outer glass surface, model droplets with varying radius, use 3D sketch to create pattern of droplets, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 13, 2013

The Secret Code of the SolidNetWork License Options File – Decoded - define user groups using syntax in empty text file, save option file as sw_d.opt, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Feb 13, 2013

Remote vs. Distributed Mass - comparing results of both methods in SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Feb 12, 2013

Easy Way to Rotate Actors - click on triad, input degrees in property task pane to rotate actors in SolidWorks Composer, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Feb 12, 2013

How to Recover from a VSTA 1603 Installation Error If S-056972 Fails to Correct the Issue - uninstall Visual Studio Tools 2005, remove VSTA registry entries, edit registry keys, install 'Visual Studio Tools Application' manually, Mike Hansen, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 12, 2013

How Do I Mate a Round Ball So it is Resting on a Smaller Hole in SolidWorks - create point on circle, insert coincident mate between point, face of ball in SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 11, 2013

Linking Data from Microsoft Excel to a SolidWorks Model  - use design table to manipulate, link Excel spreadsheets in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 11, 2013

Multi-Line Custom Properties in SolidWorks - type lines in Notepad, copy lines, paste values in custom property, use multi-line custom property, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 8, 2013

Animated Chain in SolidWorks  - chain is one multibody part, hidden part in assembly pushes links forward, You Tube, Feb 5, 2013

Episode 429 - Woodworking with SolidWorks Revisited - using weldments for trim, building library features for joints, creating smart components for inserts, biscuits, dowels, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Feb 10, 2013

Finding Your Keys or, the Top-Level Assembly - quick filter for top-level assemblies in SolidWorks 2013 only shows assemblies in current folder at top level, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2013

Comparing Parts - identify 2 parts with identical looks, different mass properties in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013

Sub-Modeling in SolidWorks Simulation - increase simulation productivity, create sub-model study, keep sub-model boundaries far from stress concentration areas, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Feb 6, 2013

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - My Top 3 New Features in 2013 - parallel workflow transitions, delayed in state notifications, version free variables, John Peros, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 7, 2013

SolidWorks Goes After Simulation for the Masses - SolidWorks aims to automate advanced simulation, adds support for simulation result files in iPad viewer eDrawings, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 5, 2013

Snapshots of PhotoView 360: Lighting - adding light, 'scene illumination' tab to control brightness of scene, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 5, 2013

How Do We Find Volume of Voids - create sketch to fit inside shell, extract mass information, use combine feature, adjust remaining shell body in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 5, 2013

The Hidden Gem of the Extrude Command - extrude from sketch plane, surface/face/plane, vertex, or offset to avoid creating extra reference planes in SolidWorks parts, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Feb 5, 2013

Round Your Corners for a Better Render - use fillet for larger radii in SolidWorks 2013 for setting appearance to round corners, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 4, 2013

Creating an Engine Assembly Manual with the Help of SolidWorks Composer - Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 4, 2013

New Bend Note Controls for SolidWorks 2013 - option available only in flat pattern view of sheet metal part, ability to control bend note precision per drawing view, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 1, 2013

Comparing Parts  - tool to check differences in mass properties of two identical parts in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2013

How to Apply the Screw Mate - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Feb 3, 2013

Simulation - Use of Symmetry in Shell Elements - apply symmetry condition to speed up analysis, restrict displacing while using reference geometry in SolidWorks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Jan 31, 2013

SolidWorks Geometry Pattern - speed up pattern rebuild time, decrease file size by selecting 'geometry pattern' option, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 30, 2013

How to: Rename In-Context SolidWorks Files - use 'rename icon' to change name of assembly, change in-context component name by using renamed assembly, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 29, 2013

Rendering Liquids in PhotoView 360 - scale one of bodies by small factor when rendering liquid in glass, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Jan 29, 2013

SolidWorks Exploded Views - press, release tab key inside SolidWorks to obtain different directions of jog that matches required objective, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 30, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical - How to Insert a Multi-Level Terminal - Christian van der Horst, You Tube, Jan 30, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical: How to Show Wire Gauge Size on a Wire Listing - changing label on report header, Matt Haywood, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 29, 2013

New Image Library in Composer - different widgets in SolidWorks Composer help in performing specific operations in design, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 28, 2013

Rotate About Scene Floor - SolidWorks 2013 feature locks Y axis of model vertically, keeps part file from flipping over, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 18, 2013

Dimension Across a Break in a SolidWorks Drawing - using breaks in drawing to boost visibility, create sketch with 3 lines to view specific dimensions, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 25, 2013

SolidWorks Composer - Creating Decals  - create primitive first, then add decal to primitive, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Jan 21, 2013

Mold Split Bounding Box - create weldment from multi-bodied part in SolidWorks 2013, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 23, 2013

Quick Tip: Pushing Out SolidWorks Installations from the Admin Tool - select 'deploy automatically' tab in Admin Image option, choose clients, use 'options editor,' Mike Hansen, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 22, 2013

Get Started with SolidWorks Simulation - select units before creating new study, store result files in user-defined folder, change number format to floating, Jim Byrne, DASI Solutions Blog, Jan 17, 2013

A Couple of Useful Tips Regarding SolidWorks Dimensions - use dimension names, insert tolerance in model dimension, make dimensions read-only, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 17, 2013

Dip It, Plate It, Paint It - Coating/Plating Your SolidWorks Assembly - using top-down assembly method to create nickel plated assembly, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Jan 16, 2013

SolidWorks Hole Callouts for Hole Wizard Holes on Cylindrical Faces - add countersink to hole shrink it above minimum in SolidWorks, or add reference plane to outside of part, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 16, 2013

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On PhotoView 360: Scenes - applying custom backdrop to model, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 16, 2013

How to Show SolidWorks Surface Bodies in Drawing Views - drag, drop view in drawing to make solid body visible, insert model items to show surface, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 16, 2013

Creating a Plane Tangent to a Sphere - create reference line to define point of tangency, then create plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 2013

Harmonograph and SolidWorks Motion - simulate desired linear motion, trace path, convert to curve, Tim Newton, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 15, 2013

Which Solver? FFEPlus vs. Direct Sparse, Pt 1 - use the iterative solver in SolidWorks simulation for cases with no non-linearities, large DoF, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2013

SolidWorks Electrical Communication Tools - understanding electrical tools, hole pattern locations, power diagram, cross-reference charts, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Jan 15, 2013

Sheet Metal Bend Deduction Calculations with Switching Directions - consider base flange with material inside the sketch, outside of sketch corner in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Jan 15, 2013

How to Create a Tiered Terminal Block - adding single terminal block with 3 layers, renaming each layer with custom name in SolidWorks Electrical, Matt Haywood, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 14, 2013

Sometimes It's the Little New Things in SolidWorks 2013, Pt 2: Watermarking - place note underneath drawing view elements on drawing sheet using 'display note behind sheet ' command, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 10, 2013

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: Initial Temperatures - initialize all nodes of mesh to make metal strip bend downwards when applying temperature, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Jan 9, 2013

Creating a Plane Tangent to a Sphere - creating reference line to define point of tangency in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 2013

PhotoView360 in SolidWorks 2013 Supports Luxology Appearance Files - download Luxology files with .lpx file extensions, use WinZip to extract files, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 8, 2013

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 20 - dimension from tangent edges of arc or circle, create parts in context of assembly, copy all of referenced files of assembly to new directory, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 8, 2013

SolidWorks 2013: Saving a Drawing View as a DXF or DWG - select drawing view, save as DXF/DWG icon, select destination, DXF/DWG for file extension, create file name, Jon Sauerbrey, Fisher/UNITECH, Jan 7, 2013

Revision Clouds: What Else is New - rotate revision cloud annotation in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 7, 2013

Troubleshooting Error Messages in SolidWorks Macros, Pt 6 - reasons for occurrence of compile, runtime errors, tips to resolve common runtime errors in SolidWorks, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Jan 4, 2013

What's in a Name, Pt 1 - making text fully searchable using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Jan 4, 2013

SolidWorks Bounding Box, Best Underrated 2013 Feature - 3D bounding box for updating weldment cut lists, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 3, 2013

Split Lines in Simulation: Secret Mesh Controls - get specific, localized area to apply mesh control, loads, constraints, connectors without adding unwanted geometry in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Jan 3, 2013

Do It Right: Customizing SolidWorks RMB Menus - check possible menu entries by clicking on 'customize menu,' go to options tab to alter default menu list in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 2, 2013

Parent/Child Relationship in SolidWorks - right-click on feature to see relationship, dependency on circular plane, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 2, 2013

CATI Electrical Blog Series, Pt 4: Go to Multiple Pages - 'origin & destination arrows' command in SolidWorks Electrical creates continuity links to other pages, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 21, 2012

CATI Electrical Blog Series, Pt 5: Terminal Strips & Report Drawings - terminal strips manager in SolidWorks Electrical shows list of all terminal strips existing in project locations. Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 27, 2012

Commonly Used Interfaces in the SolidWorks API, Pt 4 - ISldWorks, ModelDoc2, IModelDocExtension, IFeatureManager, ISketchManager, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 21, 2012

Using the SolidWorks API Help File, Pt 5 - search for information using specific interface/method search terms, descriptive search terms, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 28, 2012

Linear Pattern Instance Options in SolidWorks - using options: one direction only, two directions, pattern seed only, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Dec 27, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Tech Tip: The Black Box - creating black box representing drive, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Dec 26, 2012

Dimension Tangent to an Arc or Circle - setting arc condition on insert in SolidWorks, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Dec 20, 2012

Linking Sheet Format References in Drawing Templates - relinking reference in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Dec 20, 2012

How to Add a Custom Hole Size to the Hole Wizard Database in SolidWorks - select type of hole from 'Hole Wizard' section, add new hole sizes, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Dec 20, 2012

Creating Drawings for SolidWorks Multi-Body Parts - create new derived part containing reference back to parent part, create assembly of all different solid bodies, configuration to represent different bodies, their features, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: SuperFast TurboDimension Mode While Sketching  - dimension sketch entities while adding inferred relations in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 19, 2012

Materials in Design Studies 2013 - insert new design study parameter, set name, adjust category, select material to be added, add constraint in SolidWorks 2013, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 19, 2012

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On Photoview 360: Appearances - adjust color/image setting, lighting, texture orientation, surface finish in Photoview 360, Fisher/UNITECH, Dec 19, 2012

Using Surfaces in Part Modeling  - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Dec 18, 2012

Let's Talk Surfacing - to be released at SolidWorks World 2013, 'power surfacing' plug-in will help users easily create, edit subdivision surfacing models inside of SolidWorks, Axis CAD Solutions, Dec 18, 2012

Jim's SW2013 Pick of the Day: SolidWorks Rx Tool More Accessible - access SolidWorks Rx from home tab in SolidWorks 2013 to record frequent crash, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Dec 18, 2012

SolidWorks Basic Tutorial - SolidWorks Models for Practice - SolidWorks Model Online - applications of shaft seals, sliding clamp, Mechanical Engineering, Dec 18, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 3 - Data Reuse & Macro's - activate macros tab, drop selected entities in macro area of palette, fill macro-related data, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2012

How You Mate Complex Geometry in a SolidWorks Assembly - edit one of parts in-context of assembly, use 'intersection curve' to project edges of bottom part, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 17, 2012

Animating a Cable - simulating cable or cord being wound onto spool in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Dec 2012

Order Item Balloons Sequentially - using auto balloon command in SolidWorks, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Dec 17, 2012

SolidWorks API Building Blocks, Pt 3 - understanding SolidWorks object model, functions, declaring swDoc variable as ModelDoc2 object, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 14, 2012

Transferring Weldment Cut-List Properties to a Mirrored Part - create weldment part template in SolidWorks, ensure mirror template is used, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Dec 14, 2012

Has a Recent Crash of SolidWorks Got Your Goat? Perhaps Auto-Recovery Can Help - browse auto-recovery data folder, find file with .SWAR extension if SolidWorks recovery tab doesn't appear during restart after crash, Chris Briand, Javelin Technologies, Dec 13, 2012

Using Design Studies with Sheet Metal and Surface Bodies in SolidWorks Simulation - adopt native sheet metal designs, shell model with SolidWorks surfaces, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Dec 13, 2012

Tags - find, select items in SolidWorks assembly without using feature tree, Solid Professor, Dec 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Modeling a Hydrostatic Pressure with Simulation - add 'external load' pressure, set direction, select wetted surface, add restraints in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Dec 12, 2012

How Do I Use the SolidWorks Built-In Calculator? - use the dimension dialog box as a calculator, convert units, create, modify equations in modify dialog box, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 12, 2012

Compare Images and Drawings - DrawCompare tool in SolidWorks, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 12, 2012

Get a Single Body with Multiple Open Contours in SolidWorks 2013 - understanding thin feature extrusions, using contour selection to pick separate contours for creating one body, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 11, 2012

What's New in SolidWorks 2013 - Administrative Image Option Editor - support for push install, uninstall using options editor, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 10, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation Validation - help menu has validation library that contains verification problems, NAFEMS benchmarks, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 10, 2012

SolidWorks API Building Blocks, Pt 2 - simplifying macro language, understanding macro keywords, variables, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Dec 8, 2012

Episode 421 - Configurations: Cache or Purge - understanding icon feedback, options, effects with version interoperability in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 9, 2012

Updating Materials - select multiple components, choose materials to apply to part level, or use task scheduler with design checker add-in, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 7, 2012

Tow Truck and the Rope Animation, Pt 1 - SolidWorks tutorial, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Dec 9, 2012

Export Only 'Selected Parts' from SolidWorks Assembly - open assembly, hide parts that need not to be exported, save file to export required parts only, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Dec 10, 2012

Viewing Different Sheets at the Same Time - open document with more than one sheet, open new window, select/activate alternate sheets in SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, Dec 6, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Feature Manager Design Tree Enhancements  - ability to add features to 'favorites' folder, show flat tree view, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 5, 2012

Using SolidWorks to Create a Helical Pattern - create helix, use helix, spiral command, create curve driven pattern, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, Dec 5, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 2 - Symbols - placing desired symbol on diagram, create associative component, associate SolidWorks Electrical with manufacturer part data, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 5, 2012

Irfan's SW 2013 Flow Simulation Pick of the Day: Flow Leakage Browser - locate holes, displacement gaps using leakage tracking function of SolidWorks 2013, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Dec 4, 2012

Something Intersecting in SolidWorks 2013: Join Your Parts to Find Volumes - invoke intersect command in SolidWorks 2013 to extract volumes in snap, alternately use join command, Brian VanderPloeg, Dec 4, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Shadow Consistency in All Display Modes - understanding 'scene dialog box' feature that controls shadow orientation in SolidWorks 2013, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Dec 3, 2012

Episode 420 - Envelope Workflow - Introduction to SolidWorks Envelopes, downstream effects of envelope use, tips, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Dec 2, 2012

SolidWorks Activation Wizard - move SolidWorks from one machine to another without transferring activation, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 31, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2013 - Flow Simulation, Pt 2 - evenly spaced flow lines offer contour-type of visualization for plots, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Nov 29, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Section View Assist - tool uses property manager to select proper orientation, considering example of jogged section view, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 28, 2012

Do You Markup? New SolidWorks 2013 eDrawings Pro Features - insert multiple markup files in drawing, hide, delete options using FeatureManager tree, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 28, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Series, Pt 1 - creating, using single-line/multi-line schematics, Corey Kubichka, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 26, 2012

Episode 419 - CAD Admin Dashboard - assisting SolidWorks tools, customizing warnings, setting up baselines, tips, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 25, 2012

How to: Add Full Standard Weldment Profiles - check weldment profile location, download desired standard profile collection, ensure availability of full standard profiles in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 21, 2012

SolidWorks Screen Capture - demo of tools for performing screen capture, You Tube, Nov 20, 2012

How to Use Annotations - basic SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Nov 24, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 19 - access orientation dialog box, lock orientation of dimensions, turn on/off entity selection filter toolbar, view multiple sheets in drawing at once, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 20, 2012

Green Means Go: A Look at Simulation Pin/Bolt Check Plots - defining pin/bolt check plot to verify assembly design before physical testing, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 19, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Reduce File Sizes with Multiple Exploded Views - demo of complete assembly explode process, comparison of 2012 and 2013 workflows, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 19, 2012

Snapshots of SolidWorks Add-On PhotoView 360: The Basics - turn on PhotoView 360, explore options available, output image settings, render quality tool, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 20, 2012

Changing Your SolidWorks Serial Number - release current install license, modify individual installation from SolidWorks installation manager, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 19, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Cambered Beam with Flex Feature - creating camber in beam after determining camber shape, GoEngineer, YouTube, Nov 15, 2012

How to Copy Files Using SolidWorks Pack and Go - create file structure created in desired location, use 'Pack and Go' tool, check option to include drawings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 16, 2012

Calculating Natural Frequency of a Semi-Ring - use motion analysis to create motion study for SolidWorks model, find frequency of oscillation, Ian Matthew Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Nov 15, 2012

Repairing an Installation Created from an Admin Image - backup registry, find string 'installSource,' locate, repair MSI file for SolidWorks installation, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Nov 15, 2012

3 New SolidWorks Simulation Functions in 2013 - creating shell edge to beam bonded contract, rendering shell thickness, listing reaction forces for beams, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 14, 2012

Update Your SolidWorks Network License Manager to 2013 - manually download license manager, 'use activation' should be marked in advanced options, serial number should show shaded in box, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Nov 13, 2012

How to Use the New Orientation Dialog Box in SolidWorks 2013 - view selector feature to see model views, create, save custom views, save view to SolidWorks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 12, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 What's New: View Cube - model rotates to isometric view orientation, transparent cube is placed around model displaying sides, helps in choosing corners, edges, Casey Niemiec, FISHER/UNITECH, Nov 12, 2012

How to Reverse an Offset Dimension  - SolidWorks 2012 tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 12, 2012

SolidWorks Tips - Enhance Section View - options to paint all sectioned faces on model with specified color, remove section cap entirely to see details of model, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Nov 9, 2012

Tune Your SolidWorks to Perform - optimizing SolidWorks system options using copy settings wizard, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 9, 2012

Creating Terminal Strips Much Faster With SolidWorks Electrical - terminal numbers can be reassigned, drawings, connection reports can be created, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Nov 7, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2013: Hide Section View Cutting Lines - RMB click on either cutting line or section view, select option to hide section line, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 7, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Mirror With All Mates - mirror command in SolidWorks 2013 vs SolidWorks 2012, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 7, 2012

Quick Filter in SolidWorks 2013: An Awesome, Time-Saving Tool - choose option to filter parts, assemblies, drawings, top level assemblies from File menu, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Nov 6, 2012

Verification On Rebuild - Revisited - fix rebuild errors before feature is created in SolidWorks by activating advanced body checking option, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Nov 6, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Save Time Finding and Opening Sub-Assemblies - functionality to select, open, view mates, suppress/unsuppress, hide/show any subassembly directly from graphic area, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 4, 2012

Episode 416 - 2013 Rendering Tips - adding, previewing Luxology appearance files, enabling, using network rendering from PhotoView 360, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 4, 2012

Customer Validation Example: Thermal Expansion in SolidWorks Simulation - determining force generated between 2 parts made from steel, aluminum as they expand/contract due to temperature changes, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Nov 2, 2012

Add a Logo to a SolidWorks Drawing - The Smart Way - convert original logo image into SolidWorks block, insert it into drawing sheet template after sizing, CAD Graphics BlogWorks, Oct 29, 2012

InspectionXpert Balloon Features - group balloons in SolidWorks, multi-select rows for hole callout in table manager, CAPUniversity, Oct 31, 2012

Climbing Ladders With SolidWorks: Don't Just Stress About Strength - studying effects of extending ladder, considering mode shapes, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 31, 2012

Configurations vs Display States in Assemblies - configurations control assembly feature, part, sub assembly suppression; display states control if part is shown/hidden in SolidWorks, Michael Lu, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Nov 1, 2012

Show or Hide Components From an Assembly in a Drawing View - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Nov 2012

SolidWorks BOM Showing Incorrect Information - workaround is setting configuration properties to show file name instead of user specified name, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 31, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Envelopes Simplify In-Context Design - never delete InPlace mate, preserve design intent when working with top-down assemblies, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Nov 1, 2012

How Big is Too Big for SolidWorks? - use 2 revolves to create sketch geometry beyond height of 500m, Jim Peltier, Javelin Technologies, Oct 30, 2012

Another Shortcut to Work With Mates - using PropertyManager to inspect, modify mates in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 30, 2012

Adding Same Size Hole Wizard Hole to Other Faces - delete original hole wizard feature to recreate it, add hole features on other face, use unfold command to unfold bends in SolidWorks, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 29, 2012

Realistic Load Transfer in SolidWorks Motion Simulation - ensure flexibility of mate by using analysis tab inside mate command, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 26, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things in 2013 Flow Simulation, Pt 1 - compare results across many configurations of SolidWorks model, make multiple projects within configuration, compare those results, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Oct 25, 2012

Tips & Tricks for Consumer Product Design - Continuity 1 - basic concepts related to continuity, effects on surfaces, SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Oct 25, 2012

Tips & Tricks for Consumer Product Design - Continuity 2 - importance of 3D surfaces for developing exceptional looking consumer products, SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Oct 25, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 What's New: Customize Your Shortcut Toolbar - select necessary toolbar, propagate with all associated buttons, drag, drop new icons from button window onto toolbar, Casey Niemiec, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 24, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - Two Neat Additions - ability to launch sub-model study, tool for parametric optimization in flow, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies, Oct 24, 2012

How to Set Up Mouse Gestures in SolidWorks - You Tube, Oct 23, 2012

SolidWorks Auto Trace - using image in sketch environment to capture outline of image to create 3D solids, You Tube, Oct 22, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day: Subfolders - Powerful Time Savers - add subfolders in feature tree using SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 22, 2012

Transition to SolidWorks From Creo or Pro/E: Assembly Documents - basic SolidWorks interface for assembly document, fundamentals of creating simple assembly, You Tube, Oct 22, 2012

How to: Set an Admin Image Path in SolidWorks - How Long is Too Long? - keep pathname length under 51 characters, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 22, 2012

Store Your Custom SolidWorks Templates in a Safe Location - create 'SolidWorks templates' folder in My Documents or on server, create subfolders for each type of custom template, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Oct 19, 2012

Blocking License Borrowing From the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager - use BORROW_LOWWATER, EXCLUDE_BORROW options, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Oct 19, 2012

Advanced Assembly Cut - put 2 blocks into assembly, add new part, use that part to remove material from 2 blocks in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 19, 2012

Instance to Vary: Introducing the 2013 Pattern Option - varying dimensions while performing linear, circular patterns in SolidWorks 2013, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Oct 17, 2012

When SolidWorks Rx Doesn't Work - access 'roaming' folder, manually zip up 'SolidWorks' folder, send to support staff for troubleshooting problem, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 17, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Tutorial - Introduction to Weldments - Structural Member - You Tube, Oct 26, 2012

Customizing SolidWorks Flyout Toolbars - customize 'S' key to insert annotation flyout toolbar, add cosmetic thread to toolbar, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 17, 2012

Creating a Non-Linear 2D Pattern - create desired spline/curve, new sketch of profile, use profile to create extrude feature, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 16, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - You Decide: Fast or Small - controlling file size by managing configuration data, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 16, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Favorites Folder - store shortcuts of any type of tree items in favorite folder, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 15, 2012

How to Set 3DQPress Command Tabs in SolidWorks - setting up SolidWorks Command Manager, considering cases of new installation, update installation, Ronnie Flaugh, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 12, 2012

Manage & Customize SolidWorks Materials - managing favorite materials, creating custom materials, Nady Osmat, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 12, 2012

Pierce vs Coincident - pierce relation makes sketch point coincident to location at which axis, edge, line, or spline pierces sketch plane in SolidWorks, Rachel Jones, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 12, 2012

Intersect - The Trimming Shears of the FeatureTree - pull in surfaces, solids, planes with list of resulting solid bodies generated from intersections in SolidWorks headlight model, Steve Ostrovsky, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 12, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Center of Mass - parametric feature that updates instantly after each model rebuild, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2012

Why are Some of My Drawing Files So Large? - view should not be of draft quality, high quality drawing view image is SVG format, lighter in weight, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 10, 2012

Simulation: Shell Elements vs Solid Elements - shell elements are easier to mesh, less prone to negative Jacobian errors, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Oct 11, 2012

Change Your Tree: See the Mates First - right-click top icon of assembly's FeatureManager in SolidWorks, choose 'Tree Display' then 'View Features and Mates' from pop-over menu, John Setzer, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 10, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Fill a Baby Bottle Using the Intersect Tool - capping, filling bottle is now simple 2-step process, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 10, 2012

SolidWorks Tutorial - Adding a Rotating Region to a Flow Simulation - You Tube, Oct 9, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Fast Edge Selection - extended functionality for constant, variable radius fillets, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 9, 2012

Linking a Bill of Materials to a View in SolidWorks - from drawing view properties dialogue box, check option 'link balloon text to specified table,' choose correct table, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Oct 9, 2012

Maximize Your Punkin' Chunkin' Catapult With SolidWorks Simulation - apply spring to drive arm, contact to stop it, use optimization tools in SolidWorks Motion to improve design, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 9, 2012

How to Uninstall All 'NET' Framework Files - download .net cleanup utility, uninstall VC++ redistributable components, restart computer, reinstall vc++ 2005 and 2008, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Oct 8, 2012

Modeling Beyond the Limitations - duplicate helix, create each cut as separate feature to avoid geometry calculation issue in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 8, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Manufacturability Tools - Costing tool includes multi-body file support, custom operations, tools for reduction, assessment of chemical, other environmental impacts are supported, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Oct 5, 2012

Graphic-Triangles Revealed - review assembly by complexity of geometry within parts using SolidWorks 2013, Mike Sande, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 1, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Insert Components - insert multiple components into assembly at same time, GoEngineer, YouTube, Oct 5, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (3) - Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 5, 2012

Show Part as 'See Through' Using Alternate Position Function in SolidWorks - create drawing view using 'part not visible' configuration, insert alternate position, select 'existing configuration' as default, Vic Frauenfeld, SolidNotes, Oct 4, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (2) - understanding previews, global (system) views in orientation dialog box, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 4, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Open Quick Filter Buttons and New Tutorial UI - GoEngineer, YouTube, Oct 4, 2012

Throw Me a Curve - placing evenly spaced bolt holes on oddly shaped pressure vessel, using curve driven patterns in SolidWorks for stamped sheet metal rib for airplane wing, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Oct 3, 2012

Using the BOM (Bill of Materials) Tool in SolidWorks - definition of indented BOM, assigning BOM IDs to all parts with parent level set to 0, Matt Herald, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 3, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Enhanced Viewport Orientation (1)  - using view selector tool, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 3, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 - Varied Dimension Patterning - create feature to pattern, vary pattern spacing, dimension, edit each individual patterned instance individually, Nick Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 2, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Convert View to Sketch  - mirror drawing view without creating model for opposite hand part, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 1, 2012

Simple Springs - creating basic spring in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Oct 2012

Troubleshooting a Common Transient Thermal Study Error - drag-and-drop mesh from input study into new study to resolve error of incompatible initial temperatures in SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 1, 2012

PRP This PRP That - What Does It All Mean? - $PRP references custom property located in properties of current document; $PRPSHEET references custom property of model in view specified under sheet properties in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Oct 1, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - The Bounding Box Saves Money (2) - re-orienting model in order to minimize stock size, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Oct 1, 2012

Treehouse 2 - SolidWorks Labs - user-friendly program to plan design in flow chart style process, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 1, 2012

Using SolidWorks Plastics to Plan Your Mould - performing simulation study on plastic cup made from ABS Polycarbonate, TMS CADCentre, Sep 28, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Bounding Boxes (1) - determining smallest box that can be used to pack SolidWorks model in, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 28, 2012

Adding Bend Tables and Punch Tables in SolidWorks - clean up sheet metal drawings, locate form tools easily, efficiently, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 28, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Conjuring a Solid Out of Thin Air With the Intersect Tool - dealing with feature tree gets simple, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 27, 2012

Exploring the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard - access from SolidWorks Customer Portal, assess network computers, assign system options baseline, Cami Fredock, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 26, 2012

Setting the Precision in a SolidWorks Table - select column, using precision pulldown menu, select precision, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 26, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2013 - Flat Tree - The Real History - You Tube, Sep 26, 2012

Alin's SW2013 Pick of the Day - Varying Dimensions Patterns - examples of modifying dimensions in SolidWorks 2013, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 25, 2012

SolidWorks: Lego Hat - 8-minute long video to create hat to Lego man, You Tube, Sep 24, 2012

How to Save Template with Global Variables - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Sep 19, 2012

How to: Find, Use and Customize Icons in SolidWorks - use SolidWorks Search to find commands, drag, drop command onto toolbar, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 21, 2012

Assuming Small Displacement: The Large Displacement Flag - studying displacement when applying load on thin beam model, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, Sep 20, 2012

Rho, Rho, Rho Your Boat: Conics in SolidWorks 2013 - get different conic sections depending on value of Rho: ellipse, parabola, hyperbola, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Sep 19, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Beginners 3D Sketch - sketching in 3D, You Tube, Sep 15, 2012

Creating an Involute Gear - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 2012

Configuration and Hole Patterns - create linear hole pattern that derives spacing, number of holes from overall length in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 19, 2012

SolidWorks Utilities - Feature Paint - copy characteristics from one Hole Wizard feature to another to standardize hardware across product line, Greg Dawes, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 17, 2012

Simulation Using a Cylindrical Coordinate System: Secret Decoder Ring - select reference axis as selected direction while applying load, fixture, or generating plot in SolidWorks simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Sep 12, 2012

How to Unlock the Padlocks in the SolidWorks Customer Portal - click 'Register My Products' to unlock padlocks, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 12, 2012

FEM Comparison Between Hand Calculations and SolidWorks Simulation - studying problem of non-uniform beam having force pulling axially on end of beam, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, Sep 10, 2012

SolidWorks SNL Client License Manager Issues - run license manager as admin or manually edit registry settings, Blake Cokinis, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 10, 2012

How to Quickly Add Icons to Any Toolbar - using Search Commands capability in SolidWorks 2013, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Sep 8, 2012

Creating a Mesh in SolidWorks: Better Mesh, Better Results - do visual inspection of stress plot, look for 2 elements across thickness of parts, compare node plot vs. element plot, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 6, 2012

Wonders of Weldments - creating 3+ way mitres in weldments, profile wrap for cutting in SolidWorks, TMS CADCentre, Sep 6, 2012

Cutting All Ties: Best Practices for Removing External References - open, save part, view, remove external references in SolidWorks, CAPUniversity, Sep 5, 2012

Customizing Part Numbers in a Bill of Materials  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Sep 2012

SolidWorks Large Scale Design Tools: Speed Pak - helps in creating simplified configuration of assembly without losing references, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 5, 2012

Best Way to Assess Curvature Conditions: Show the Bounding Curve for the Curvature Comb - SolidWorks tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 5, 2012

Utilizing Dual Monitors - press 'span displays' button, tile files left and right in SolidWorks 2012, Nicholas Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 4, 2012

SolidWorks Tutorials - What is Parametric Modeling? - You Tube, Sep 4, 2012

Shortcut Bar Now Also a Shortcut to Command Search - pressing 's' on keyboard focuses keyboard on Command Search function in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 30, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012 #5: Library Features to 'Die' For - create one or more features in sample part, add it into design library, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, Aug 31, 2012

eDrawings Measure Tool Availability - saving SolidWorks file as eDrawings file from SolidWorks, Casey Niemiec, Fisher/UNITECH, Aug 29, 2012

Using the Costing Tool in SolidWorks - 2 functional capabilities: sheet metal costing, machining costing, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 29, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#15) - details of optimal configuration tested, performance improvement of 82% was realized, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 28, 2012

Metal Forming Tools in SolidWorks 2012 - SolidWorks, Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, Aug 27, 2012

Converting Printed Circuit Board Designs into SolidWorks Assemblies Using CircuitWorks - Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, Aug 27, 2012

Accessing Extrudes From Sketch Short-Cut - adding 'Boss & Cut Extrude' commands to sketch short-cut bar in SolidWorks, Joe Medeiros, Javelin Technologies, Aug 23, 2012

Prepare Your SolidWorks File for FDM Printing - avoid obvious tessellation during 3D printing jobs: slide 'deviation' slider to left, set angle tolerance to 3, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, June 6, 2012

Indentation Methods in SolidWorks - using indent, deform, freeform features, YouTube, Aug 22, 2012

Using Simulation Advisor to Perform SolidWorks Simulation Analysis - tools in Simulation Advisor, accessing individual advisors, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Aug 22, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#14) - use of Lightweight, large assembly mode gains savings of 88.6%, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 23, 2012

Using the Wrap Feature to Create a Barrel Cam - overall length of sketch has to be equal to circumference of cylinder while creating cam in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 21, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#13) - switching to solid state hard drive improved benchmark performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 21, 2012

Configurations vs Display States in Assemblies - configurations control assembly feature, sub assembly suppression; display states control if SolidWorks part is shown/hidden, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 20, 2012

SolidWorks, the Basics: Saving Sketch Dimensioning Styles - control number of place precision of dimension, its tolerance, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Aug 16, 2012

SolidWorks Plastics - Runner Design Function  - discussing runner design function for shell models, GoEngineer, YouTube, Aug 18, 2012

Save As Copy in SolidWorks - edit saved copy without affecting original drawing, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, Aug 16, 2012

SolidWorks' Hidden Document Properties - using Base Flange feature for SolidWorks sheet metal part, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 15, 2012

How to Deal with a Prima Donna - The Loft Bend: Problems and Solutions - complex loft bend side trimming in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2012

SolidWorks Training: Multi Body Weldment Cut List by SolidWize  - keep track of multiple bodies in single part, You Tube, Aug 3, 2012

Circular Chamfer on Non-Circular Edges - use standard cut-extrude feature, flip direction, add draft in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 14, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#11) - reduce level of detail to outer walls, mounting points, save assemblies as parts, combine solid bodies, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 14, 2012

Create Bar Stock That You Can Bend and Unbend - creating 2 configurations of horse shoe shape product in SolidWorks, AJ Santiago, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 26, 2012

Using the Design Library for Quick Access to Files - adding folder of active project in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Aug 10, 2012

How to Undo a Checkout in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - user who checked out the files originally or built-in 'admin' account can undo checkout option, Peer Larson, SolidNotes, Aug 10, 2012

Rulers in SolidWorks Drawing Mode - turn on rules from VIEW pull down menu to locate in drawing, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 10, 2012

Convert Your PDF Into SolidWorks With Able2Extract Professional - convert PDF drawings into DWG/DXF, import into SolidWorks, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Aug 8, 2012

How to Pattern Linear and Circular at the Same Time - creating 3D curve, patterning datum point on curve in SolidWorks, GRABCAD, Aug 3, 2012

Creating Light Source for Lamp (Lampshade) - adding point light in PhotoView, GRABCAD, July 12, 2012

Quick Tip for Assembly Views - creating part view on SolidWorks assembly drawing for reference or tech pub documents, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 8, 2012

When the Design Library Folder is Missing in SolidWorks - locating folder, adding to task pane, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Aug 8, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#9) - turn off RealView graphics, shadows in shaded mode setting to gain performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 7, 2012

Step-by-Step Instructions: How to Use the SolidWorks Video RX Tool - creating Video RX showing recreation of issue or behavior, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Aug 7, 2012

Pointy Arrows Without the Ears (AKA Text)? - multi-jog leader annotation tool to make simple leader with no text in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 6, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#8) - up to 4 cores good for running SolidWorks alone, 2nd processor needed for PhotoView360, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 2, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Default Simulation Options & Post Processing  - creating new plot, changing deformation scale, color options, units, GoEngineer, YouTube, Aug 1, 2012

Select Connected Faces in SolidWorks - direct editing techniques to edit model with cutout modeled, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 1, 2012

Custom 'Custom Properties' - add, remove, or edit existing property names using properties.txt file in SolidWorks, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, July 31, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#7) - reducing top level mates, solving subassemblies as rigid, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 31, 2012

Changing the Offset Distance of Planes in Multiple Configurations in SolidWorks - modify configuration dialog box to change the dimension value, add new configurations, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, July 30, 2012

All Drawing Dimensions the Wrong Color? See If the Color Display Mode is Enabled - dimensions and annotations pick up colors assigned through layers or line colors, when color display mode is disabled in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 30, 2012

FEA Simulation Analysis Tutorial on Frame - setting up, running static analysis on model, post processing of the results including stresses, displacements on frame using SolidWorks Simulation, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, July 30, 2012

SolidWorks Plastics - Configuration Support  - automatically create unique results folders for each configuration, GoEngineer, YouTube, July 30, 2012

New Sheet Metal Capabilities in SW 2012 - placing cuts across bends in SolidWorks, Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, July 27, 2012

Kitchen Sink Using Forming Tools - deform, remove material from sheet metal parts in SolidWorks, Ian Jutras, SolidWorks Learn.Create.Succeed, July 26, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#6) - over-clocking processors resulted in 12% gain in performance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 26, 2012

A Minor Annoyance - Solved - SolidWorks has option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 24, 2012

Multibody BOM With Cutlist - make SolidWorks drawing with top level BOM, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, July 25, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#5) - turning off all add-ins makes open, rotations, modeling and switching sheets functions fast, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 24, 2012

How to Add a Geometric Tolerance Frame to Your Sheet Format - make sheet format display geometric tolerance frame present on SolidWorks drawing template, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, July 23, 2012

Square Pin in a Round Hole - SolidWorks mating tutorial, Solid Professor, July 23, 2012

Link to Thickness(es Other Than Sheet Metal) - 'Link to Thickness' feature works with any type of SolidWorks part file, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, July 20, 2012

Demystifying the Color Settings in SolidWorks Parts and Assemblies - access appearance menu, visualize colors using display pane, Darin Grosser, DASI Solutions Blog, July 19, 2012

Wrapping Text Onto a Conical Face - create construction geometry relative to dimensions of cone, create plane tangent to face of cylinder, use text wrapping tool in SolidWorks, Symmetry Solutions Blog, July 18, 2012

How Do You Show Sketch Dimensions in a Drawing View? - use 'insert modeling items,' check option to 'use dimension placement in sketch' in SolidWorks, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, July 18, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: 'A' is for Arc - draw sketch using line tool, press 'A' key to draw arc tangent to line, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, July 18, 2012

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: Construction Lines, Pt 2 - selecting 2 parallel lines with Smart Dimension tool, controlling object locations in sketches, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 17, 2012

Assuming Static: Slowly Applied Loading - applying load of 100 lb to beam very slowly to study deflection using SolidWorks Simulation, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, July 17, 2012

16 Recording Custom Macros and Assigning Shortcuts - preselect faces before running macro, create coincident mate macro in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, July 16, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Shakers and Movers - solving 'zero or indefinite matrix' problem, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, July 12, 2012

How to Transfer a SolidWorks License Without SolidWorks Installed - download activation wizard using customer portal account, install, run manager to transfer license, Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, July 10, 2012

Defining Fluids in SolidWorks Flow Simulation - specifying fluids, flow characteristics required for analysis, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, July 9, 2012

Property Tab Builder - stand-alone utility to create customized interface for entering properties into SolidWorks files, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, July 6, 2012

SolidWorks Mass Properties - SolidWorks can assign weight, COG while calculating mass properties for part, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, July 5, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 4 - Part Review Instead of Rollback - user-friendly feature to find out how model was created in SolidWorks, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, July 3, 201

About Face - selecting faces, loops in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, July 4, 2012

I Knew It Was Somewhere - using curvature combs bounding curve in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 3, 2012

SolidWorks Sketch Slot Symmetric Relation - creating slotted cutout on block with irregular cutout on surface, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, July 3, 2012

SolidWorks Display - States What are They?  - YouTube, June 24, 2012

Fluid Analysis Tutorial Using SolidWorks  - analyzing static, dynamic situations involving fluids, YouTube, July 2, 2012

Don't Get Filled Up - Fill Pattern feature in SolidWorks patterns feature or predefined cut shape in defined area, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, June 29, 2012

How Do You Know if All of Your Components are Ballooned in a SolidWorks Drawing? - use Auto Balloon command, check BOM table on drawing, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, June 28, 2012

Complex Mold Split Using SolidWorks  - You Tube, June 26, 2012

Delete Pattern Instance in SolidWorks - without having to re-open or edit pattern feature, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 26, 2012

Cam Mating and Analysis Help Using SolidWorks  - You Tube, June 25, 2012

Using the Sketch Pattern to Simulate the Hole Series Behavior at Part Level - SolidWorks tutorial, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, June 22, 2012

Surface Fill - Patching Imported Geometry in SolidWorks - Neil Custard, Canadian Manufacturing, June 22, 2012

7 Simple Tips for Modeling Springs - helix/spiral curve generation tool, configurations for showing spring in multiple positions, intersection curve feature to create helix in SolidWorks, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Mar 23, 2012

SolidWorks Defeature: How to Increase the Performance of Imported Parts - understanding basic process of assembly defeature, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, June 20, 2012

What Do You Mean My Activation Count is Exceeded - activating, transferring SolidWorks license, workaround for stuck activation process, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, June 19, 2012

Best Practices: How to Handle Multiple Installs - make sure to create subfolder underneath main install folder, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, June 19, 2012

Flex Leaf Spring  - bending part using flex feature in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 15, 2012

Partial Chamfer - adding partial edge chamfer to hole in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 15, 2012

Split Lines are Not Just for Projections - control height of surfaces quickly in SolidWorks, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, June 15, 2012

Want to Hide Those Internal Notes on Your Drawing? - using empty view option in SolidWorks, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, June 14, 2012

Where to Find SolidWorks Simulation Tutorials - make sure SolidWorks Premium is installed, turn on 'SolidWorks Simulation' add-in, open model file to browse tutorials, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, June 14, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 18 - break default alignment, control contents display while dragging drawing view, format dimension in drawing using heads-up dimensions palette, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 13, 2012

Instant3D for SolidWorks Assembly - edit dimension mates in assembly, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, June 13, 2012

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: Construction Lines - locating, controlling position of objects in sketch using centerline command, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, June 12, 2012

How to Change the Color of Curvature Combs - edit system option 'temporary graphics. shaded' in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, June 12, 2012

Vendor Tracking with EPDM - create virtual document template, build file, template card, create 'add new vendor' template, create list from SQL, add list selection to part card, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, June 7, 2012

Enable Measure in SolidWorks eDrawings - choose 'publish to eDrawings' from file menu or save file as eDrawing format, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, June 11, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 3 - There's a Bug in My Library Feature - getting reference geometry included as part of library feature, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, June 11, 2012

SolidWorks Routing Tip - use 'start at point' tool for creating routes, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, June 11, 2012

Mating Linear and Spherical Components - mating spherically domed lens with cylindrical tube spacer to be used within prism assembly in SolidWorks, Duncan Crofts, SolidWorks Blog, June 7, 2012

Old SolidWorks Dog Gets A New Trick - hide, show components using tab/shift+tab, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 7, 2012

Fully Define a SolidWorks Sketch - add dimensions, relations to sketch, select different dimension schemes for vertical, horizontal dimensions, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, June 6, 2012

How to Create a Custom Section View in SolidWorks - use extrude cut with feature scope, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, June 6, 2012

Wrapping a Decal on Sheet Metal - select additional faces for decal to wrap around, click in selected geometry box, choose bent face, 90 degree face in SolidWorks, Jordan Nardick, CATI Tech Notes, June 6, 2012

Intersection Curves - creating sketch at intersection of 2 surfaces in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, June 6, 2012

Dissolving Subassemblies for Indented BOM - dissolve subassembly for particular BOM or promote subassembly components for all BOMs in SolidWorks, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, June 1, 2012

SolidWorks Fully Defined Sketches - add all of dimensions, relations to make sketch fully defined, uncheck option to use fully defined sketches, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, May 31, 2012

Building Logic Into SolidWorks Models - using equation editor, Ben Eadie, Canadian Manufacturing, May 28, 2012

Quick Change Units: Yet Another New Option in SolidWorks 2012 - control file units in status area, option to edit document units, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 24, 2012

SolidWorks Configuration Publisher: Taking File Configuration to the Next Level - creating configuration publisher for file having closed set of configurations, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 23, 2012

How to Deal with the SolidWorks 1603 Error - process to handle Zombie error found during installation, final zombie installation FAQs, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, May 23, 2012

Viewing Options in SolidWorks: Zoom to Fit No More - workaround is unselecting zoom to fit when changing to standard views option, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Blog, May 22, 2012

SW Move Face vs Synch Tech - applying move face feature to punch holder model; live rules in Solid Edge Synchronous Technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 22, 2012

Auto Arrange Dimensions - SolidWorks function automatically arranges selected dimensions, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, May 21, 2012

The Importance of Material Properties in Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation - studying sensitivity of analysis by varying material property, Bill Reuss, SolidWorks Blog, May 18, 2012

Flip-O-Flip - Which Side of the Plane - flip planes in SolidWorks sketch, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, May 21, 2012

Mating Linear and Spherical Components - mating spherically domed lens with cylindrical tube spacer in SolidWorks, TMS CAD Centre, May 21, 2012

Hide vs Suppressed in SolidWorks Assemblies - showing hidden components, Darin Grosser, SolidWorks Blog, May 17, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: How to Use the Bolt Connector - copy/paste new instances of bolt connector, edit each copied bolt, apply to different pairs of circular edges, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, May 16, 2012

Light Weight Patterns - cosmetic pattern feature applies only to planar face, realview graphics has to be on in SolidWorks, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, May 16, 2012

Assuming Linearity: Linear Static vs. Nonlinear - consider at least nonlinear affects to get accurate stress results in SolidWorks, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, May 16, 2012

SolidWorks License Management With Transfers - before uninstalling SolidWorks, make license free to be reinstalled or used on another computer, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, May 15, 2012

Flex Leaf Spring  - bending SolidWorks part using flex feature, Solid Professor, May 16, 2012

Beware the Yellow Triangle - clear local cache, always try to get latest version of SolidWorks EPDM file, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, May 9, 2012

New to SolidWorks? The Basics: How to Automate Viewing 'Normal To' Your Sketch - select option to auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation from System Options tab, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, May 10, 2012

Configurations vs Family of Parts - using configurations in SolidWorks, drawbacks, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 10, 2012

Mining for Gems in SolidWorks Part Templates - creating standard part templates using custom Gauge Table, Brian VanderPloeg, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 30, 2012

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - 2D Simplification for Simulation - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - Display Manager Appearances - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2011 Tutorial - Dimension Palette Auto Arrange  - Solid Professor, YouTube, May 10, 2012

Creating DXF Files in SolidWorks - save as DXF or select export to DXF/DWG from context menu or set output alignment using feature manager, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, May 9, 2012

Troubleshooting the Offset and Thicken Surface Commands - use shell outward tool to get details of error, highlight faces creating problems, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 9, 2012

SolidWorks Global Variables and Link Values - configure global variables, use it to equate dimensions to single value, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, May 9, 2012

Things You Probably Didn't Look at in the SolidWorks File Menu - exploring commands: Print3D, publish to 3DVIA.com, derive component part, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2012

SolidWorks Database is Missing - Complete Functionality Will Not be Available - workaround is fixing path specified under 'hole wizard and toolbox' folder, must contain file SWBrowser.mdb, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, May 7 2012

SolidWorks Maze Walk-Through with Path - using simple spline sketch, Nick Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, May 4, 2012

Direct Editing: Move Face - changing size of hole or standoff in imported part in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 3, 2012

Can You Create a Drawing of a Virtual Part in SolidWorks - using display states, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 3, 2012

Visually Determine the Depth of a Broken-Out Section in a Drawing View During Preview - SolidWorks tutorial, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 3, 2012

Great Time Saver - Command Search in SolidWorks 2012 - 3 options: run command, drag command's icon to any toolbar of selection, find icon or menu item for that command, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 3, 2012

Simulating the Repair of Sports Injuries with SolidWorks Simulation - Gordon Stewart, SolidWorks Blog, May 3, 2012

How to Change Custom Properties of Multiple SolidWorks Parts in One Step - create customized interface for entering properties into SolidWorks files using property tab builder, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 2, 2012

Configuring Parts Within an Assembly - using different versions of same part in assembly, Solid Professor, YouTube, May 1, 2012

No More 'Parasitic' Points in the 2012 Hole Wizard - SolidWorks 2012 has tools to position hole center, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, May 1, 2012

Creating a Wave Spring in SolidWorks  - Solid Professor, YouTube, Apr 30, 2012

SolidWorks TolAnalyst - performing tolerance stack-up analysis to quickly determine effects on parts, assemblies, SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 30, 2012

Control Your SolidWorks Designs with Auto-Configure - add-in offers easy integration, control of CAD data with MS Excel, supports bi-directional flow of data, helps update model parameters, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 30, 2012

Selection Methods in SolidWorks - options include: select all, Window select, select other, invert selection, select tangency, chain, loop, partial loop, manager, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Apr 28, 2012

Simulating a Worm Gear Mechanism in SolidWorks - Solid Professor, YouTube, Apr 27, 2012

SolidWorks Selection Tool - advanced selection tools: volume select, select suppressed, select hidden, select internal components, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Apr 27, 2012

Episode 385 - SolidWorks CRUD - tips on create, read, update, 'pack and go' methods in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 29, 2012

Showing SolidWorks Simulation Results in 3DVIA Composer - perform analysis, save results plot as VRML file, open file in SolidWorks, save files as 3dxml, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 27, 2012

Creating a SolidWorks Part and Assembly Template with Reverse Isometric View - Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 26, 2012

How to Create Multi-Line Custom Property Values - SolidWorks tutorial, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 24, 2012

Episode 384 - Belt & Mechanism Tools Revisited - creating belts in sketches, inserting belts into assemblies, interface options on SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 22, 2012

Custom Views in SolidWorks - drag named view from view palette or select it in drawing view property manager to get perspective view in drawing, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Apr 19, 2012

Installing Multiple Releases of SolidWorks - reset SolidWorks registry entry, install new release, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 19, 2012

How to Simplify SolidWorks Assembly Geometry - defeature tool to simplify geometry of Miter Saw, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Apr 18, 2012

SolidWorks Indent: One Tool with Unlimited Uses - considering examples of packaging, fitting parts to parts, tooling fixtures, assembly fixtures, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2012

SolidWorks 2012: Reuse Letters from Deleted Views - check option to reuse view letter from deleted auxiliary, detail, section views, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Apr 18, 2012

Replacing Components  - replacing multiple instances of part in SolidWorks assembly, Solid Professor, Apr 16, 2012

Controlling Warnings and Error Messages in SolidWorks 2012 - controls for dismissed messages appear separately under system options, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 16, 2012

Strengthening Ribs in Sheetmetal - New in SW2012 - ability to exclude certain face to get flat pattern in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 14, 2012

Using the Fill Pattern Tool  - create complex types of patterns, hole features in SolidWorks, Andrew Lowe, YouTube, Apr 13, 2012

Learn About Bills of Materials and Tables in the SolidWorks Demo Library - customized BOMs, auto balloon tool, magnetic lines, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 13, 2012

Bonding: Good for Families, Good for Simulation - using local bonded contacts for satisfying constraints of mixed mesh structure in SolidWorks, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Apr 12, 2012

How to Run Simultaneous Simulations - process depends upon study type specified, list of process names associated to each solver in SolidWorks, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Apr 11, 2012

SolidWorks 'Freeze' Saves You Time - freeze tool locks down items in feature manager, prevents unintentional changes to model, reduces rebuild time, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Apr 4, 2012

How to Control the 'Front' and 'Back' Sides of a Plane - SolidWorks tip, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Apr 10, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Sketches That Enforce Proportion - setting height of half-ellipse to 1/3rd of width by dimensioning angle as driving relation, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Apr 4, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2012 - SolidWorks Part Reviewer - add-in tool to review features used to create geometry of part, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 3, 2012

Where are My Shadows in PhotoView 360? - keep light turned on, shadows cast by light must be enabled in PhotoView, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 3, 2012

Separate Sheets for Section Views - placing section view on its own sheet in SolidWorks drawing, Solid Professor, Apr 3, 2012

Measuring Surface Area - mass properties tool to find surface area of curved surface on a solid part in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 3, 2012

Complexity: Multibody Follow Up - understanding solid, surface bodies, converting solids into surfaces, facts about working with multiple bodies, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 30, 2012

When Should Non-Linear Analysis be Considered? - applying load to thin copper battery clip using SolidWorks Simulation, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Mar 30, 2012

Projecting Sketch Onto Sketch - The Lofted Way - getting intermediate sketch on intermediate plane between 2 parallel sketches in SolidWorks, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Mar 29, 2012

Approaching a Complex Model: Pt2 - Multibodies - understanding multibody as tools, master model, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 29, 2012

Hidden Bodies - Help, I Can't See My Model - check display status of solid bodies from feature tree in SolidWorks, Matt Campbell, Javelin Technologies, Mar 29, 2012

Updating SolidWorks 2012 - check current files for any conflicts with new version, still running supported OS, update the driver for graphics card or buy new one, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 29, 2012

Description Value in FeatureManager Tree - access the Tree Display options, select the Component Description option with value for description as custom property in SolidWorks, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 28, 2012

Updating SolidWorks License Manager to 2012 - step-by-step procedure to update license server, Ron Thogersen, SolidNotes, Mar 28, 2012

New Computer? Formatting Your Current System? Remember to Transfer Your SW License - transfer SolidWorks license back to SolidWorks server first to avoid activation error, Scott Durksen, Javelin Technologies, Mar 28 2012

Routing: Flip Route at the Clip - edit route, right-click on line segment through clip, choose option to flip direction in SolidWorks, Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2012 - Span Displays - automatically positions, resizes SolidWorks window to take best advantage of screen's real estate, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Mar 27, 2012

How to Reduce the Number of Edges for an Imported Surface? - apply heal edges feature on edges of original surface in SolidWorks, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Mar 23, 2012

How the 'Flip Relation' Option Can Speed Up Routing Sketch Edits - select spline, right-click on appropriate tangent relation, choose option to flip relation in SolidWorks, Rob Greer, Javelin Technologies, Mar 26, 2012

Approaching a Complex Model: Pt 1 - Shape - make all of big surfaces first, don't use symmetry too much to mirror things, take care of 3D shapes, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Mar 25, 2012

Optimizing Magnetic Lines in SolidWorks 2012 - while using auto balloon method, layout selected should be close to where magnetic line will be placed, Aaron Magnin, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 23, 2012

Balloons and Excluding From Bills of Materials - workaround to issue of asterisks appearing in balloons added to purchased sub-assembly in SolidWorks assembly drawing, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Mar 23, 2012

Large Assembly Performance (or the Lack Thereof) - considering lightweight mode, large assembly mode, SpeedPak tool, large design review mode in SolidWorks, John MacArthur, DASI Solutions Blog, Mar 16, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Disoriented on the Re-Orient Express - export part out of SolidWorks, then bring it back in again, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 21, 2012

SolidWorks Defeature Tool - remove details from part/assembly, save to separate file, share new file less-detailed model, Darrel Lampley, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 20, 2012

SolidWorks 2012 Tips & New Features, Pt 1 - part reviewer to model part feature-by-feature, open very large assemblies quickly, align balloons with magnetic lines, TMS CAD Centre, Mar 20, 2012

Simulation Automation - studying, improving part design to have safety factor of 2 in SolidWorks Simulation, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012

A Paradigm Shift in Design - creating simulation to get baseline stress result of link in SolidWorks Simulation, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012

Creating Sensors - SolidWorks Simulation tip, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 19, 2012

When Creating a SolidWorks Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Drawing View, Why is the View Not Flattened? - make sure that DefaultSM-FLAT-PATTERN configuration of part document is in flattened state, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 14, 2012

Helical Gears - adding helical gear to SolidWorks assembly, Solid Professor, Mar 14, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Set It and Forget It - run all studies for current model in command manager in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 14, 2012

What's New in SolidWorks 2012: Search Commands - find command by typing its name, add found command to any toolbar within UI, add multiple-letter shortcuts to search commands, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 12, 2012

Cavity Removal & Replacement - removing cavity from box, making it solid cube in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 8, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Bump-In (or Out) - using multi-body solid modeling, direct editing in SolidWorks, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Mar 7, 2012

How to Expand the Right Click Menu in SolidWorks - select 'show all' option under Shortcut customization tab to display all menu items, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 7, 2012

Tricks for Command Search in SolidWorks 2012 - drag icon to command manager, view command location, assign shortcuts to commands, Christopher Ma, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 5, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - SimulationXpress Detail Walk-Thru - estimate factor of safety, stress concentrations, deformed shape, GoEngineer, YouTube, Mar 2, 2012

Simulate a Hot Environment - simulating heat generated in small furnace using SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 28, 2012

Weldment Configuration Names - disable additional weldment configuration strings so derived configuration doesn't get special descriptions in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 28, 2012

Ball Joint Mates in Assemblies - create mates to mimic motion of ball joint in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 28, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 17 - create blocks from commonly used sketches, insert reference image into sketch, use derived sketch to copy existing sketch into several locations, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 27, 2012

SolidWorks: Don't Lose That Number - using custom properties to control part numbers, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Feb 24, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - 2D Axisymmetric Heat Transfer  - GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 21, 2012

Tech Tip: Last Call - SolidWorks 2013 will not install on Windows XP, list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows7, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 22, 2012

Deleted View 'View Letters' are Now Reusable - SolidWorks 2012 has option to reuse view letters from deleted auxiliary, detail section views, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Feb 22, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Heat Transfer with Thermostat - setting up heat transfer simulation on soldering iron, installing thermostat to control tip temperature, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 16, 2012

How to Organize Your SolidWorks Template Files - executable file automatically extracts 'SolidWorks files' directory to C:\ drive with host of sub-folders, Jordan Tadic, 3D Vision Technologies, Feb 3, 2012

Engine Animation - creating V6 engine in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 17, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Imported Sheet Metal Parts - unfolding part with uniform thickness, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Feb 15, 2012

Vary Pattern in SolidWorks - Ben Eadie, Solid Mentor, Feb 7, 2012

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Particle Studies - injecting particles into stream, tracking residence time, path length, accumulation rate, erosion, GoEngineer, YouTube, Feb 9, 2012

SolidWorks Sheet Metal and Flat Pattern View Direction - using bounding box length, bounding box width properties, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 8, 2012

Tracer Study in Flow Simulation - simulating concentration source, surface condensation or evaporation of admixture fluid in carrier fluid, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 7, 2012

How to Log Your SolidWorks Installation After Getting an Error - Matt Luedke, SolidNotes, Feb 7, 2012

How Do You Batch Convert Files to the Latest Release of SolidWorks? - creating task to convert files from earlier release using task scheduler, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 6, 2012

Suppressing Sketch Relations in SolidWorks - creating multiple configurations in model, using 'toggle suppression' option, Brian Reel, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 3, 2012

Browse Workgroup Vault is Back - advanced check out option easily opens file to specific configuration in SolidWorks, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 4, 2012

12 SolidWorks Tips in 2012, Pt 1 - Design Studies in a Bottle - measuring, monitoring volume while making changes to cosmetic bottle design, Brian VanderPloeg, FISHER/UNITECH, Feb 2, 2012

Design Intent and Rotating a Part - rotating part from top plane to front plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Feb 2, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: The Re-Orient Xpress - create reference coordinate system, re-orient model views using 'update standard views' option, use move/copy body command, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Feb 1, 2012

'S'-Key Option - SolidWorks launches shortcut menu by pressing 'S'-key on keyboard, activates search field, Toby Schnaars, Prism Blog, Jan 31, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 16 - locating recent documents, pin files in recently used documents list, pre select specific entity type, change documents units directly from status bar, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 30, 2012

How Do You Know If Your Spline is Uptight? - check if relax spline button at bottom of spline PropertyManager in SolidWorks is active or grayed out, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 31, 2012

SolidWorks Simulation - Pinned-End Support (Beam Elements) - 'use reference geometry' panel in fixtures, GoEngineer, YouTube, Jan 23, 2012

Reordering an Assembly Feature Tree - hold down Alt key until drag, drop has completed while reordering any item in assembly feature manager tree in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Jan 24, 2012

Vary Pattern in SolidWorks - Ben Edie, Solid Jott, Jan 25, 2012

Back to School and a New SolidWorks Option in 2012 - updating normal model view to sketch plane with auto rotate option in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Jan 24, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 15 - specifying default line for drawings, feature manager design tree helps in assigning parts in assembly plains, controlling, copying sketch, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 23, 2012

Design Intent and Rotating a Part - rotating part from top plane to front plane in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 23, 2012

Borrowing a SolidWorks License Got Easier - license manger shows only purchased licenses, procedure to borrow standard license, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Jan 23, 2012

Rulers - turning on drawing mode rules in SolidWorks to display drawing location of mouse cursor on screen, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 19, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 14 - changing components to transparency mode while editing in assembly, controlling sketch relations, feature definitions, modifying curvature in spline, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 19, 2012

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Even Better Than 'Normal To' - creating view of angled surface of odd shaped part with hole in it, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 18, 2012

Ultimate Igloos and Cool Engineering - creating basic dome structure using 2D simplification tool in SolidWorks Simulation, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 11, 2012

Assembly Visualization - The Search for the Missing File Properties - finding any parts in assembly without material specified, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Jan 17, 2012

Creating High Resolution Images from SolidWorks  - creating advanced JPG or TIF images from SolidWorks using perspective option from view, Mike Spens, YouTube, Jan 13, 2012

Having Trouble Finding a Tool in SolidWorks? - navigate to search bar, use search commands, or hit 'W' key within search command, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Jan 17, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 13 - use of interference detection for avoiding components to intersect each another in assembly, handling hide/show items, modifying sketch, customizing drawing template, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 16, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2012: Improved Placement of Section View Labels - placing letter easily to different locations by dragging, hovering to arrow tip/bending it to cutting plane, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 16, 2012

SolidWorks 2011: Grids - creating large structures, buildings, different sketch patterns, handling spacing controls in drawings, Graham Swan, YouTube, Jan 12, 2012

SolidWorks 2011: Piping - adding routing connection points, plain id, tips for handling new functionality, Graham Swan, YouTube, Jan 12, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Using Color and Deflection Scale to Make Your Point - calculating default color scale, deformation scale automatically in SolidWorks Simulation, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Jan 11, 2012

Hide - An Accidental Short Cut Discovery - SolidWorks Tip - select part with left mouse button, leaving cursor over part, select 'tab' key to hide part, Michael Lord, Jan 11, 2012

Projected Curve - sketching circle onto curved surface like cylinder in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Jan 11, 2012

Dropbox Preview for SolidWorks Setup - exporting files using SolidWorks Task Scheduler, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Jan 11, 2012

Frequency Analysis, It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore - start SolidWorks model in frequency study, drag, drop constraints, connections over to static analysis, David Roccaforte, FISHER/UNITECH, Jan 11, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 12 - removing geometry from imported body, disabling automatic inferencing, changing solid body to surface body, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 10, 2012

Showing All Assembly Mates Between 2 Parts - using feature manager, property manager in SolidWorks, Art Woodbury, CAPUniversity, Jan 4, 2012

Hole Patterns Without the Hassle - using cosmetic hole patterns appearance in SolidWorks model, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Dec 28, 2011

SolidWorks 2011: Simulation 2D Simplification - 3D models with constant cross sections or solids of revolutions can be modeled in 2D, Jon Doyle, YouTube, Jan 5, 2012

Installing Multiple Versions of SolidWorks - create separate directory for each major release of SolidWorks, after installation clear registry, launch in reverse order, Toby Schnaars, Prism Blog, Dec 21, 2011

Installation and Update Guide for SolidWorks 2012 - points to remember when installing on client machine, migrating existing toolbox into SolidWorks 2012, upgrade Workgroup PDM, Toby Schnaars, Prism Blog, Dec 30, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 11 - creating perspective view in drawing, changing end points, setting up a gradient color schemes to appear in graphics area, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Jan 3, 2012

Changing Component Line Fonts - using drawing feature manager design tree, line format toolbar in SolidWorks, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 28, 2011

Coordinate Output of a Spline  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Jan 2, 2012

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 10 - swept flange feature to create bends in different directions, set sketches to auto-rotate normal to sketch plane, create exploded view of assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 22, 2011

2012 Modify Dimension Box - ability to encompass equations, global variables, link values, color coded interface, easy changing of dimension names in SolidWorks 2012, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Dec 21, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Color Assigned to Features - assign specific colors to specific feature types, uncheck 'ignore feature colors' option in model display settings box, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Dec 21, 2011

Beam Elements in Simulation - using option to render beam mesh on structural member geometry in SolidWorks Simulation 2012, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 21, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 9 - creating split feature manager, detecting errors using import diagnosis command, helps in rotating transparent faces in sketch, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 19, 2011

Bend It Like a Football Star - With SolidWorks Simulation - applying aerodynamic forces to ball using motion function builder, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2011

Finding the Center of a Face  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Dec 19, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Shell Contact in Simulation  - defining shell virtual thickness, demonstrating solid, shell effect, Tony Botting, YouTube, Dec 15, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 8 - using sketch fillet tool, adding relations to multiple entities simultaneously, copying exploded view from assembly configuration to another, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 13, 2011

Big Files + Big Problems - purge redundant display states in SolidWorks to decrease file size, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Dec 13, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Beam Enhancements for Simulation  - producing faster solutions, calculations, auto-bonding, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 13, 2011

Weldment Tutorial in Balsa Wood for Bridge and Structures - creating cross sections, copying to weldments folder, tips for selecting 3D sketch, modifying cross members in SolidWorks, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 10, 2011

Limit Mate in Assemblies  - mating pin into slot in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Dec 11, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Sheet Metal Forming Tools - adding forming tools, swapping, flipping, changing orientation, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 8, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - Shortcut Menu & Auto Rotate - managing sketches with shortcut menu, rotate functionality, GoEngineer, YouTube, Dec 8, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 7 - locating, executing SolidWorks commands, creating custom command search aliases, closing multiple windows at a time, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 7, 2011

Robot CAD Tutorial in SolidWorks - learn to create, assemble parts in SolidWorks, customizing SolidWorks, using SolidWorks customer portal, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 7, 2011

'Feet & Inch' Unit Display Defined in SolidWorks - tips for customizing feet, inches in unit display, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Dec 6, 2011

Model a Baseball in SolidWorks - YouTube, Dec 3, 2011

What are Collaboration Settings? - managing status in open file by using collaboration settings, tips for handling documents in SolidWorks, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/UNITECH, Dec 2, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 6 - controlling hidden colors in assembly, use of convert entity sketch tool, hide/show surface, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Dec 1, 2011

How Pack and Go Finds Drawings - SolidWorks looks through all directories specified in referenced documents lists, in same directory as actual component itself, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Dec 1, 2011

Measure Units - use of document/custom settings to fix units in measure tools in SolidWorks, Tonia Lauer, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 30, 2011

Copying and Deriving Sketches - reusing entire sketch, updating copied sketches using feature manager in SolidWorks, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Nov 29, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 5 - stepping through creation sequence of part, changing orientation of all standard views for part/assembly, view simple measurements of selected entities in Status Bar, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 28, 2011

Turkey with All the Fixin's (A Simulation Tech Tip or 4 or 5) - create bonded contact when using dissimilar mesh types in SolidWorks; fixed, immoveable fixtures are same for solid elements Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Nov 23, 2011

Reference Dimension Preference - selecting 'make it driven' command for over defining SolidWorks sketch in dimension, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 22, 2011

The Most Addictive Functionality in SolidWorks - Mouse Gestures - customizing gesture directions for part, assembly, drawing, sketch, Jason Pancoast, CAPUniversity, Nov 16, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 4 - saving backup, auto-recovery information automatically, creating dimension selecting arc with two endpoints, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 21, 2011

SolidWorks Flow Simulation - Mesh Controls  - applying local mesh controls to cell mesh density, YouTube, Nov 16, 2011

Design Table in Drawings - creating design table, placing table into SolidWorks drawing file, labeling appropriate dimensions, You Tube, Nov 14, 2011

Limit Mate in Assemblies - mating pin into slot so it is free to slide, rotate within limits of slot in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Nov 2011

Get the Sinker EDM Sparks Flying with SolidWorks - creating electrodes using SolidWorks Mold class example, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 17, 2011

How to Draw a Nut in a Fully Defined Sketch  - SolidWorks tutorial, You Tube, Nov 13, 2011

Fatigue Check Plot - setting up fatigue check plot to analyze fatigue life of design using SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Nov 14, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 3 - Home key to reach top of feature tree, A key to toggle between line, arc in sketch, Ctrl+drag to copy components, M key to bring up measure tool, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 14, 2011

Auxiliary Views for Those Strange Angles - getting direct view of cut through part at odd angle in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 14, 2011

Scaling Units  - converting units of SolidWorks part from millimeters to inches, Solid Professor, Nov 2011

Created Sketch Text That's Linked to SolidWorks Custom Properties - linking sketch text to SolidWorks property, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 11, 2011

Check Out Some 'Direct Editing' in SolidWorks - making changes to imported models having no feature history, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 10, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 2 - select colors for feature type, edit/sketch component of family, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 9, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 on the Fly Numeric Input and Dimensions - right mouse button menu in sketch environment makes process faster, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 8, 2011

Undo While in the Power Trim - clicking on trim tool, untrim with red box in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 7, 2011

5 Productive SolidWorks Tips, Pt 1 - adding comments to equations, tips for editing dialogue box, dynamically rotating planar faces, linear edges, vertices by selecting entity with rotate view tool active, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Nov 7, 2011

Creating SolidWorks Library Features - re-using features, customizing library feature part, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 4, 2011

Activation of Standalone SolidWorks Fails and Gives Contact Information Form in Japanese - try to refresh system information, reactivate SolidWorks, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Nov 4, 2011

Where is the Color? - feature manager to overview all colors in SolidWorks, Annika Andersson, SolidWorks UK Blog, Nov 1, 2011

Optimize Volume of Your Component Using Simulation Professional and Design Studies? - creating design study in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Nov 2, 2011

Graphics Systems User Conference Wrap-Up - changing view normal to selected face in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 2, 2011

Manually Updating Toolbox - turning off toolbox/toolbox browser add-ins in SolidWorks, installing directory to toolbox install folder, running updates extension file, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 2, 2011

Command Search: What's Old is New - carrying out commands by voice, use of command manager for existing interface in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Nov 1, 2011

Basic Top Down Assembly Design  - creating shaft in assembly so it automatically connects to 2 components in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Nov 2011

What the Font? - SolidWorks supports only true type font, use in postscript open type file, John Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 1, 2011

Are You Tired of Manually Cleaning Up Those Dimensions in a Drawing? - cleaning up dimensions automatically using dimension palette rollover button in SolidWorks, Dale Rice, SolidNotes, Nov 1, 2011

New to SolidWorks? - Sketching Tips, Pt 2 - highlight selected contours field in feature manager before selecting new regions, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 31, 2011

Tip No. 230 - Bonding to Beam Elements - construct local bonding one body at time while bonding more than one body to beam in SolidWorks, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, Oct 28, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Shortcut for Making an Offset Plane - click/drag existing reference plane on edge of plane, entering property manager for defining an offset plane, Jason Pancoast, CAP University, Oct 26, 2011

Restrain Your Models Before Restraining Yourself - restraining models using fixtures, connections, external loads; comparing soft springs, inertial relief options in SolidWorks, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, Oct 25, 2011

W16 Engine: Block and Cylinder Heads - calculating camshaft phase angles, managing components in cylinder heads with rest of engine in SolidWorks, George Bucsan, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 24, 2011

Importing UG Files Into 3DVia Composer - export Unigraphics format into neutral CAD format like ACIS, IGES, or STEP, then import it into Composer, Brian Adika, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 21, 2011

Complete Uninstall for 2012 - SolidWorks 2012 provides option to select items to remove from install, Dave Padelford, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 19, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: How to Prevent Leaks - build part as solid block of material referencing outermost faces of assembly, shell solid to outside by convenient thickness, CAPUniversity, Oct 19, 2011

5 Tips to Improve Your PhotoView 360 Rendering Skills - adjust image quality, appearance, scene, view, set up to render, Josh Mings, GrabCAD, Oct 13, 2011

Rolled Edge Flanges - new feature helps in creating swept flange, forming complex sheet metal parts/flat patterns in SolidWorks 2012, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 13, 2011

Getting What You Paid For - tips for installing installation manager in SolidWorks for upgrading, selecting package type, reviewing package inclusions, installing premium license, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 13, 2011

Tech Tip: How to Create a Curved Helix - SolidWorks tutorial, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Oct 7, 2011

Material Properties in Analysis - analyzing design using SolidWorks Simulation while varying material property, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 12, 2011

How to Change SolidWorks Assembly Mass Without Losing Your CG and Sanity - macro written by user forces VBA form on top of SolidWorks in Windows 7 x64, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 11, 2011

Introduction to Flex - flex tool with bend, twist options in SolidWorks, Mark Biasotti, SWtuts, Aug 29, 2011

The Leaning Tower of Parliament - carrying out simulation of how palace would creep over time, defining creep material parameters, analyzing creep to expand life span, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 11, 2011

How to Match Up Projected Break View With Its Parent View's Break - breaking parent, projected views at same locations in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 10, 2011

Simulation and Motion Optimization - optimizing entire design virtually in SolidWorks 2012, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 6, 2011

Why You Should be Running Dynamic Simulations - limitations of static solver, performing linear study on cantilever beam with weight suspended at end in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 30, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Looking Under the Surface - applying direct editing tools 'delete face and patch' on part with sculpted faces, recessed pocket, CAPUniversity, Oct 5, 2011

New to SolidWorks? - Using Text in Sketches - tips on using sketched object, sketch text command, controlling text height, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, Oct 5, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: Full Support for Spools in Routing - defining spools in routing assembly, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 4, 2011

Use the Indent Command for That - using 'cut' option in indent command to cut out material from overlapping part in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Oct 3, 2011

Tech Tip: Network Slowdown - improving performance while working with SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 26, 2011

Finding the Center of Gravity in SolidWorks - using variables in equations pull down, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 28, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Custom Weldment - create personal custom weldment profile, CAPUniversity, Sep 28, 2011

Demystify SolidWorks Surfaces - Video Tutorial  - leveraging surfaces to produce smoother curves, Ben Eadie, Canadian Manufacturing, Sep 26, 2011

Different Twist on Assembly Patterns - using feature driven pattern in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 27, 2011

How Can You Create a 'Bird's Tooth' Cut in SolidWorks?  - using lofted cut with centerline parameters, Solid Professor, Sep 2011

A Few Drawing Tips - saving rotated 3D view, combining notes in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Sep 26, 201

SolidWorks Simulation on Umbrellas and Mary Poppins - parameter study tool to find umbrella lift force, Stephen Endersby, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 22, 2011

Troubleshooting: Error/Crash on Assembly Load - unsuppress items in feature manager tree to find problematic part in SolidWorks assembly, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 23, 2011

Tech Tip - eDrawing Viewer on x64 - installing x32 version on x64 systems is preferable to avoid issues of SolidWorks document manager, Chaz Stipkovic, Fisher/UNITECH, Sep 22, 2011

How to Model Your Favorite Supercar? - modeling Audi TT in SolidWorks, Mateusz Kliber, GrabCAD, Sep 22, 2011

Fully Define Sketch - calculate dimensions, relations required to fully define under-defined sketches or selected sketch entities in SolidWorks, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Sep 21, 2011

What's Driving Your Simulations: Part Duex - Flow Simulation Using the HVAC Module - understanding radiation concept for solar thermal collector, creating flow study in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2011

About Time I Used Task Scheduler - SolidWorks - ability to batch convert multiple files, Michael Lord, Sep 14, 2011

SolidWorks Turtle with Flow Simulation - modeling turtle using boundary feature, chamfers, fillets, Ian Matthew Jutras, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 15, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Transformers (Real Ones, Not Action Figures) - creating circular helix along straight line to model toroidal transformer, CAPUniversity, Sep 14, 2011

Solver Selection - Does It Matter? - comparing FFEPlus solver, Direct Sparse solver for finite element model using SolidWorks Simulation, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, Sep 14, 2011

Multi-Body Exploded Views   - creating exploded views in part environment for multibody parts in SolidWorks 2012, Solid Professor, Sep 2011

Turning Parts into Assemblies, Assemblies into Parts, Pt 2 & 3 - using non-associative, associative methods in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Sep 9, 2011

Knurling: To Model or Not to Model - make SolidWorks part with knurling appearance to reduce file size, Nicholas Jansen, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 8, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Auto Recover and Backups - auto recover helps in case of crash or other system failure; backup copies keep history of saved documents, CAPUniversity, Sep 7, 2011

Controlling How Flag Notes are Attached to Leaders (Pt 2) - adding flag notes to drawings using annotation borders, with touching leader in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 6, 2011

SolidWorks Quick Tip Tutorial - Task Scheduler - scheduling pre-defined SolidWorks tasks to be performed during non-productive periods of day, Alex Kok, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Sep 2, 2011

Linking Shell Thickness with Equations - linking shell's thickness value to its diameter for cylinder in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Sep 2011

SolidWorks Custom Property Builder Work Around - save template as part file, rename extension for assemblies, drawings, Ketul Patel, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 31, 2011

RockSolid Tips & Tricks: Macro Shortcuts - assigning keyboard shortcut without adding button in SolidWorks, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Aug 31, 2011

Simplified (McMaster-Carr) Parts in Assemblies - activating 'simplified' configuration of all part files within SolidWorks assembly, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 31, 2011

FEA Tutorial: NAFEMS Benchmark Hemisphere Under External Pressure - creating hemisphere in SolidWorks, analyzing model using SolidWorks Simulation, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 25, 2011

pdf in 3D - create Adobe PDF documents with embedded 3D models using SolidWorks, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 29, 2011

SolidWorks 3D CAD Design - Path Mate - constrain selected point on component to path to construct more complex, deliberate set of movements, John Bannon, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Aug 26, 2011

RockSolid Tips & Tricks: Mid Surface - SolidWorks mid surface tool for changing original sketch shape while maintaining relationships, spacing, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Aug 25, 2011

Journal File Where and What Is It? - editing registry key to be able to write to SolidWorks journal files, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 24, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Fit Spline (You Can Have It All) - replacing string of lines, arcs with single spline in each sketch, CAPUniversity, Aug 24, 2011

I Want Regular Part Icons - changing icons from part thumbnail images to standard icons in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Aug 23, 2011

Update Properties from BOM - update component/sub-assembly properties in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 22, 2011

Help Your Pressure Vessel Designs Meet ASME Section 8 Requirements - study effect of multiple loads on designs using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 19, 2011

Remove the Toolbox Flag - turn off toolbox flag on components, turn them into regular SolidWorks parts, Jennifer Bahnsen, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Aug 18, 2011

How to Enter Points with X, Y and Z Coordinates - using 3D sketch in SolidWorks, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 17, 2011

Turning Parts Into Assemblies, Assemblies into Parts (Pt 1) - turning parts into assemblies with full associativity through master model approach in SolidWorks, Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 15, 2011

Reference Geometry - creating reference point at intersection of plane and axis, or intersection of 2 axes in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Aug 14, 2011

Will It Rend? (Rendering Without PhotoView 360) - using ambient occlusion effect in SolidWorks, Scott High, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 11, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Derived Sketches - creating, locating derived sketch using standard relations, dimensions, CAPUniversity, Aug 10, 2011

CFD Tutorial: Verification and Validation with SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Pt 2 - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 9, 2011

CFD Tutorial: Inlet Flow, Air Over a Wing, and More SolidWorks Flow Tutorials - Pt 1 - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 4, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Totally Uninstall SolidWorks 2011 - CAPUniversity, Aug 3, 2011

New to SolidWorks? Get Your Sketching Grid Back - displaying, utilizing grid while sketching, Sam Hochberg, SolidNotes, July 29, 2011

FEA Tutorial: NAFEMS Steady State Temperature Distribution of a Plate in SolidWorks - Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 2, 2011

Copy Settings Wizard For Simulation? Almost - edit registry file to copy system settings for simulation in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Aug 1, 2011

FEA Tutorial: Bending of a Cantilever Beam in SolidWorks - deflection of beam loaded in sheer or end moment, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 1, 2011

SolidWorks IIF Equal's to 'The Syntax is Wrong' Error Workaround - utilize 'double negative' syntax, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 1, 2011

Nested Forming Tools - nesting 2 custom forming tools together to deform part in 2 directions, Solid Professor, Aug 1, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How Did You Make That Picture? - PhotoView 360 add-in to create picture, applying appearances to model, CAPUniversity, July 27, 2011

Changing How Selected Faces Highlight in Shaded Mode - disabling shaded face highlighting in SolidWorks model, John Setzer, SolidNotes, July 26, 2011

Instant3D - Do You Use It? - create, modify geometry by using drag handles, scales in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, July 25, 2011

How to Create a Meaty Mid-Plane (Boundary) Sweep in SolidWorks - Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 21, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Symmetry vs. Circular Symmetry in Simulation - CAPUniversity, July 20, 2011

Configuring Assemblies - configuration parent/child setting for making new versions of assemblies, configurations of SolidWorks parts, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, July 18, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation - Non-Zero 'Fixtures' and Reaction Force - deform structure by applying non-zero displacement, Tony Botting, YouTube, July 15, 2011

Create a Surface from an Equation - drawing individual curves from XYZ points, using them as guidelines for boundary surface in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, July 13, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Why Would I Master Model? - creating robot assembly using master model technique, CAPUniversity, July 6, 2011

Batch Printing in SolidWorks - select tasks from SolidWorks task scheduler, print files, Courtney Freeland, CATI Tech Notes, July 6, 2011

One Black Coffee Please - simulating thermostat using SolidWorks Simulation, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, June 30, 2011

Create Helical Sheet Metal Parts and Unfold Them  - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, June 30, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: A Little 'Added' Performance - turn off SolidWorks add-ins if not in use, to save memory usage, CAPUniversity, June 29, 2011

How to Set Materials on Multiple Part Configurations - SolidWorks tutorial, Scott Slovik, FISHER/UNITECH, June 29, 2011

Dimension Printed Simulation Verified Blow Off Valve Adapter - printed custom ABS adapter lived up to physical test results, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, June 29, 2011

Modeling a Complex Torsion Spring in SolidWorks - YouTube, June 27, 2011

Sheetmetal Chamfer in SolidWorks - select transverse edge of sheet metal to insert chamfer, CATI Tech Notes June 28, 2011

Error Dialog Box: Get Out of My Face - deactivating dialog boxes showing errors while rebuilding SolidWorks model, John Setzer, SolidNotes, June 28, 2011

How to Promote Your Children in a SolidWorks BOM - options to remove sub-assembly, promote components in BOM, Chris Snider, 3D Vision Technologies, June 24, 2011

Episode 337 - Layout Sketches Revisited - technique definition, layout relations, creating, using blocks, converting layout sketches into parts in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 26, 2011

Display Mass in Dual Units in SolidWorks - mass in GMS, LBS units, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, June 26, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How Smooth is Smooth? - using 'Zebra stripes' to find faces tangent to each other in objects, CAPUniversity, June 22, 2011

Helical Sheet Metal Parts - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, June 23, 2011

Controlling How Flag Notes are Attached to Leaders, Pt 1 - using flag note symbols from symbol library in SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, June 23, 2011

Become an Advanced Master of Selecting in SolidWorks - 'SolidWorks advanced select' tool to select components with specific details in assembly, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 22, 2011

Gusset a Sheet Metal Bend - suppressing form tool gusset to flatten part in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 20, 2011

Adding Annotations to the Design Library - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, May 12, 2011

Practical Flow Simulation at Highway Speeds - using flow simulation tool in SolidWorks to tackle gas mileage issues with Miata convertible car, CAPUniversity, June 15, 2011

How to Change the Display of Just One Dimension - overriding units to display dimension as fraction in SolidWorks, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 15, 2011

Let's Talk About Customizing SolidWorks - turn on/off any toolbar, attaching command to HotKey, customizing mouse gestures, John MacArthur, DASI Solutions, May 26, 2011

Simplify Your Life with Simple Macros - SolidWorks macro to prepare documents generated through 'save as' command, Royce Cole, DASI Solutions Blog, June 8, 2011

SolidWorks Drafting Standards - setting drafting standards for other drawings to follow, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, June 8, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: The Best Font for CAM, Pt 1 - tracing over letters with sketch elements to make font, CAPUniversity, June 8, 2011

Adding Annotations to the Design Library - Solid Professor, June 6, 2011

Episode 334 - n!Fuze Beta Testing - overview of n!Fuze vs other online storage/collaboration tools, client types, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 5, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation Tech Tip: How to Apply Rotational Restraints to a Face - rotating non-cylindrical face about axis away from face, CAPUniversity, June 2, 2011

Design Changes to a Popular Bath Toy Using Simulation Premium - modifying fillet to improve stress, fatigue life, Robert Warren, 3D Vision Technologies, May 31, 2011

Selection Manager - creating selection group of multiple segments, edges, sketch geometry in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, June 2, 2011

Seeing Inside Your Flow Model: It's Possible - printing flow trajectories shown by flow add-in on 3D printer, CAPUniversity, June 1, 2011

Using the Display Pane - ability to hide/show SolidWorks part, body, sketch or plane with single click, to display style, to change color of sketch, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 31, 2011

Episode 333 - Multi-Threading Madness - overview of multi-threading, general layout of SolidWorks application processes, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 29, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Coating/Plating Parts - using surface knit, thicken commands, CAPUniversity, May 25, 2011

Unsuppress Large Imported Assembly - select top level assembly, unsuppress with dependents in SolidWorks, Josh Spencer, 3DVision Technologies, May 24, 2011

Alternate Mode for Running Commands in SolidWorks - select option of 'single command per pick' to run command only once, John Setzer, SolidNotes, May 24, 2011

Game Show: Why Won't These References Update? - rules followed by SolidWorks to find components of assembly, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, May 20, 2011

How to Do an Offset Cut That Crosses Multiple Faces - workaround is using offset surface command in SolidWorks, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, May 19, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: How to Change Paragraph Line Spacing - Keith Pederson, CAPUniversity, May 18, 2011

Fixing Floating Command Manager - control for docking SolidWorks command manager is in middle of each edge of screen, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, May 17, 2011

SolidWorks Electrical Routing - Pt 3 (Finally) - from/to lists to model electrical cables in SolidWorks, RickyJordan.com, May 17, 2011

Mesh Failure Diagnostics, Pt 2 - SolidWorks Simulation 2011 gives visual indication of parts failed to mesh in simulation feature manager design tree, Bill Reuss, 3D Vision Technologies, May 16, 2011

Creating a Spring in SolidWorks - Solid Professor, May 12, 2011

How to Create 3D Non-Planar Sweeps in SolidWorks - creating plane on curve, sketching profile, sweeping path, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 11, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Watermarks - adding watermarks to SolidWorks drawings, CAPUniversity, May 11, 2011

Simple Tools for Re-using Simulation Data - copying/pasting boundary conditions, using SolidWorks design library, study duplication, Chris Schaefer, SolidNotes, May 10, 2011

Customize SolidWorks for Efficiency - customizing part templates, command manager, mouse gestures tab, design library, Bill Hall, Cadalyst, May 8, 2011

To Extend or Untrim? - surface untrim command reduces clicks, 75% faster rebuild of SolidWorks parts, Todd Werginz, CATI Tech Notes, May 5, 2011

SolidWorks Sheet Format - updating .drwdot files to change SolidWorks document settings, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, May 9, 2011

Fatigue Analysis of a Landing Gear Using SolidWorks Simulation - types of fatigue events: constant amplitude, variable amplitude, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, May 7, 2011

Unsuppress with Dependents - SolidWorks Lesson Learnt - extracting encrypted files into IGES files, Michael Lord, May 6, 2011

SolidWorks Flow Simulation Tech Tip: Bulk Average Temperature - difference between 'average,' 'bulk-average' temperatures, CAPUniversity, May 4, 2011

Mates and Flexible Sub-Assemblies (MSWP #10) - best option is 2 solid state drives at RAID 0, 15% faster saving in SolidWorks, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, May 8, 2011

BOMs and Assembly Drawings - moving BOM to 2nd sheet in SolidWorks, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes, May 6, 2011

Why is It Not Possible to Scale Certain Parts - SolidWorks part contains rebuild error, fails geometry check, size is changed during scale operation, Bob McGaughey, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 27, 2011

Setting up Models for Automation - consider model's fit into assembly, parts change when automated in SolidWorks, Darrel Lampley, FISHER/UNITECH, May 2, 2011

SWAP File (MSWP, Pt 7) - SWAP file settings, SolidWorks saves 12% faster, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 20, 2011

Files Saved in the Old Version (MSWP, Pt 8) - SolidWorks opens 9% slower, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 25, 2011

Hard Drive Storage Options (MSWP, Pt 9) - 2 solid state drives at RAID 0 result in 12% faster saving in SolidWorks, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, May 1, 2011

Change to Toolbox References in SolidWorks 2011 - target to specific folder to find reference to toolbox part, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 29, 2011

Episode 329 - SolidWorks Rx - built-in diagnostic tool in SolidWorks 2011, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 1, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation: Achieving Convergence of Results - trend tracker for tracking changes in results; adaptive mesh tool for linear static analysis, Damon Tordini, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Apr 28, 2011

Tech Tip: My Assembly Disappeared - resetting bounding box in SolidWorks, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 28, 2011

Divergence and Convergence for Simulation Results - advantages, disadvantages of global mesh refinement method, mesh control, adaptive meshing in SolidWorks, Robert Warren, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 22, 2011

2D CAD Simplification in SolidWorks Simulation 2011  - ability to characterize behavior of model by slicing it, Glenn Whyte, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Jan 7, 2011

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Renaming Imported Assemblies - 'pack and go' option in SolidWorks, CAPUniversity, Apr 26, 2011

SolidWorks Simulation - Curvature-based vs Standard Mesher - curvature-based mesher is faster but creates 30% more elements, Glenn Whyte, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Mar 28, 2011

Changing the Fixed Face for a Sheet Metal Flat Pattern - editing flat pattern feature in SolidWorks, John Setzer, SolidNotes, Apr 25, 2011

Using Combine for Internal Volumes - filling hollow portion, calculating volume of oddly shaped shelled body in SolidWorks, Solid Professor, Apr 21, 2011

Animating Geneva Mechanism in SolidWorks - using contact, motion study properties, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 22, 2011

Paint, Grease and Other Consumables? Let Me Count the Ways - quantifying grease in BOM using SolidWorks, Pat Leonard, InFlow Technology, Apr 19, 2011

tsElements for SolidWorks modo Workflow - modo, tsElements, SolidWorks to easily create editable freeform shapes in SolidWorks, Mark Biasotti from SolidWorks, YouTube, Apr 15, 2011

SolidWorks Won't Save - editing system options to save older version file to current version, Nathan Brunner, CATI Tech Notes Apr 12, 2011

Use Dispatch to Manage On-the-Fly Workflows - SolidWorks tip, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 12, 2011

Mesh Control: As Easy As 1-2-3 - simulation advisor for applying mesh controls in SolidWorks, Bill Reuss, 3DVision Technologies, Apr 13, 2011

Design Heat Exchangers Using Flow Simulation - Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 8, 2011

Episode 326 - Large Assembly Tools - AssemblyXpert, Lightweight option, large assembly mode, SpeedPak, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Apr 10, 2011

Render a Glass with Liquid Inside While Retaining Its Transparent Appearance - SolidWorks tutorial, Solid Professor, Apr 11, 2011

Pack and Go: How do You Strip Out the Prefix For a New Job Number? - SolidWorks tip, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 7, 2011

Surfacing, Where Do I Even Start? - overview of basic SolidWorks surfacing tools, link to download, Charles Culp, SWtuts, Feb 12, 2011

How to Remove the Toolbox Flag from a SolidWorks File - run sldsetdocprop.exe in SolidWorks installation folder, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 5, 2011

Making Your Drawing Sheets Party Together - moving sheet from one drawing to another in SolidWorks, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 3, 2011

Changing Context Toolbar Options in SolidWorks - Deepak Gupta, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Apr 1, 2011

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