SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide #3: The Digger

Hello and welcome to the third episode in our new series, the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide. This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. SOLIDWORKS Composer is a technical communication software that uses your existing CAD models to create intuitive and […]

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Can You Identify the Best Design?

So, which is the best design? The only difference between the three designs are the angled support members at 30°, 45°, and 60° to the vertical uprights. At first glance, this one may seem like a simple question, but when you dig into it deeper from an engineering and design perspective, the answer is not […]

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Learn How to Use Linear and Nonlinear Analysis with new eCourse

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium: Dynamics eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Dynamics eCourse provides an introduction to linear and nonlinear dynamic structural behavior. In a dynamic analysis, loads are applied with time and momentum is considered. This enables you to design parts and assemblies within SOLIDWORKS to withstand shock loads, vibrational loads, impact […]

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide #2: Using the Translate and Exploded View Tools

Here is the release of the second episode of the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide. This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. SOLIDWORKS Composer is a technical communication software that uses your existing CAD models to create intuitive and informative deliverables […]

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It Pays to Share: Local Cache Management in SOLIDWORKS PDM

How often have you been there?  You’re traveling for a few days or working from home.  You have a project that is nearly finished.  You hop into your favorite design tool, SOLIDWORKS, and go to create a drawing of your brilliant design when you realize you don’t have your drawing templates.  They’re carefully shared on […]

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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – August 2017

Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Spotlight on Feature: SOLIDWORKS Composer new Functionality – Mirror animation By Gayatri KESKAR SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 SP3 comes with a new functionality called Mirror animation. In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 SP3, Mirror animation, has been […]

SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide #1: Importing & Navigating CAD Assemblies

Hello and welcome to the new SOLIDWORKS Composer tutorial series called the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide! This guide is intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. SOLIDWORKS Composer is a technical communication software that uses your existing CAD models to create intuitive and […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP4 is now available to download

This service pack for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM, is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here. Alternatively log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.com and click Download Software and Updates to access the update. View Fixed SPRs by version and service pack. SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5 and SOLIDWORKS 2016 now support Microsoft […]

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The Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost

So what is SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost, you ask? What can it do for me and why should I be using it every day? I know you ask yourself these questions in the shower each morning, so let’s finally give you the answers you seek. Let me paint you a picture, that happens all too often […]

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Learn How to Get Started with SOLIDWORKS Composer

We’re excited to announce a new video series called The SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide. SOLIDWORKS Composer is a technical communication software that uses your existing CAD models to create intuitive and informative deliverables such as animations, interactive PDFs, high-resolution images, and more. This series of videos is intended to orient new users in Composer […]

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