SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Surfacing Techniques Made Easy

Many high quality designs are created using Surfacing commands in SOLIDWORKS. These commands can seem daunting to use if you’re not too experienced, however many of them are a lot simpler than you may think! For example, many thin-walled bodies are created from just a couple features. Often times, Surface Bodies are created to be […]

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Which is Right for You: Standalone or Floating License?

In our last blog article, we examined the difference between perpetual and term licenses and how you might leverage both license types to meet all your license entitlement needs. We also looked at SOLIDWORKS commitment to offer and support perpetual licenses well into the foreseeable future. Today we will examine the two choices within perpetual […]


Learn the basics of SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer gives users the tools for faster, easier creation of graphical content that clearly and accurately presents their product – how it works, how to assemble it, how to use it, and how to service it. The intuitive SOLIDWORKS Composer software enables even non-technical users to take their 3D CAD data and develop stunning, up-to-date 2D […]


SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – June 2017

Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. It’s SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base Month! OK, that’s not really true: Every month is SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base Month! Do you count yourself among the thousands of SOLIDWORKS professionals who search the Knowledge […]


Which is Right For You, Perpetual or Term Licenses?

SOLIDWORKS has different licensing options designed to meet the varying needs of our customers and users. In the software industry, licensing generally falls into one of two categories; perpetual licenses (i.e. purchase to own, with optional subscription service) and term licenses (i.e. pay as you use, or ‘rent’ the software for a specific period, such […]


30-MINUTE WEBINAR: Do you want to improve your injection molded plastic parts?

When: Thursday 15th June at 9:30 am BST  Sign up today to take advantage of this webcast. This webinar will show how your plastic construction will be right from the first attempt with SOLIDWORKS® Plastics. In matter of minutes you can test your parts and simulate the injection mold directly on your SOLIDWORKS model. You […]

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Unveiling the SOLIDWORKS Path to the Future of Design

Choosing the right digital tools is becoming a critical aspect of business strategy for today’s companies. When those tools are the ones you entrust with creating your company’s new products, the lifeblood of product development organizations, choosing the right ones becomes vitally important. There are so many factors to take into consideration when considering software […]

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The Time to Move to 3D CAD is Now and Here’s Why

Product designers and engineers today are under the gun to crank out products at breakneck pace. And, consumers, the ultimate “boss” of all product development companies, don’t want just any products. Today’s consumers demand products that are smart and connected, are aesthetically pleasing, high quality, personalized and are offered at a price they are willing to pay. Competition has […]

Understanding Sheet Metal and Transformed Sketches and How They Behave

Sheet metal parts can have sketches in the Folded and the Flat Pattern states (Fig. 1) Sketches created in the folded state can have an equivalent “transformed” sketch in the Flat Pattern state. All sheet metal parts have a fixed face. The fixed face is the one that remains in the same position when unsuppressing the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip: Compare Documents Command

Often times parts vary slightly in design, which can result in different geometry. The Compare Documents command is used to compare the document properties, the features used, the geometry itself, or a bill of materials between two documents in SOLIDWORKS. Because the documents can be so closely compared, it helps identify areas that may cause […]

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