SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Automated Sheet Metal Tab and Slot Design & Mesh Modeling

SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Automate Tab & Slot for Sheet Metal Design. A new tool automates the creation of tab and slot features, minimizing your need to build costly welding fixtures.   SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Work Directly and Easily with Mesh Data. Work with mesh data more like surface and body geometry. Create surfaces directly from […]


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SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide #9: Publishing to PDF, Word and HTML

Hello and welcome to the final post in the SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start Guide, a video series intended to orient new users in SOLIDWORKS Composer and walk them though the basic features of the software. Throughout this series, we’ve walked through how to create a variety of informative deliverables from your CAD assemblies, including animations, […]



SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Designer to Analyst

When I first started using analysis tools it was the domain of the expert, the engineer with the PhD. Virtual testing was used sparingly and only for high value applications. But today? Today, simulation has become a tool used throughout the product development process. So what changed? Well, simulation became accessible to those without PhDs […]




SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018. New enhancements to SOLIDWORKS PDM include bi-directional communication between PDM and the revision tables. Design branching and merging improves the process of handling various design change scenarios such as engineering change requests, and working with external vendors.   SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Easier Electronic Design. Make quick and easy design changes across your […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Generate Inspection Reports Faster. Leverage the power of Model-Based Definition by generating first article inspection reports directly from dimensions and annotations applied directly to 3D parts and assemblies.   SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Powerful Model Based Definition. Model Based Definition in SOLIDWORKS 2018 is more powerful than ever allowing you to more accurately […]


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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – November 2017

Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Troubleshooting preview problems in SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 By Kevin Crawford Have you ever selected a file in SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 and the preview doesn’t appear and you get the spinning wheel? This is typically […]


Invest in SOLIDWORKS today and make significant savings

Purchase today and make significant savings on the SOLIDWORKS® solution that’s right for you: SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD: Premium for Professional OR Professional for Standard SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD: Buy One Get One Half Price OR Buy Two Get a Third Free Get 25% off any Additional Productivity Tool SOLIDWORKS is the 3D CAD software of choice […]


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My Highlights of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: the New Topology Study

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018 introduces a new study type, the Topology Study, which enables designers and engineers to develop innovative minimum mass components. Based upon linear static loads and restraints, the topology study will ‘remove’ elements from the finite element mesh until the target mass or best stiffness-to-weight ratio shape is reached. This iterative process of […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018

Is it that time of year already? Wow, where did the past year go? I can’t believe we’re launching the latest and greatest SOLIDWORKS products yet again. There’s so much to talk about in this latest SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 release, I honestly don’t know where to start. We’ve got everything from new Area lights, to […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Assembly Design & 3D Interoperability

SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Easier Assembly Builds. Discover how SOLIDWORKS 2018 delivers productivity improvements to the everyday tasks of assembly design.   SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Enhanced 3D CAD Interoperability. 3D Interconnect now supports a greater variety of formats including neutral files such as STEP, IGES, and ACIS. Other enhancements include support for reference geometry such as […]


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