Learn How to Manage Your Files within SOLIDWORKS with New eCourse

The SOLIDWORKS File Management eCourse is now available at MySolidWorks. The File Management eCourse teaches you how to manage files within SOLIDWORKS. The eCourse includes explanations of the SOLIDWORKS file structure, file references, saving files, and file associativity. This eCourse is a perfect companion to SOLIDWORKS Essentials training and is a prerequisite for any SOLIDWORKS […]


SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – July 2017

Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Hotline Story: How a report of incorrect buckling results in SOLIDWORKS Simulation turned out instead to validate them By Julien Boissat This true story serves as a good reminder that it’s a natural tendency […]

The Direct Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional

Ever wonder what the additional features are in SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional? Do you need to queue up render jobs to be more productive during work hours, or want to animate an exploded view to show the inner workings of your innovative engineering or design solution? How about creating multiple colorways or design variations in seconds, […]


SOLIDWORKS Modeling Challenge – Measuring Imported Fillets

* This is one of a series of modeling challenges you can use to test your SOLIDWORKS skills.  First, read the challenge and try to figure out a solution on your own.  Then, compare your solution with my good, better, and best recommendations.  As always, feel free to share even more tips and tricks in […]

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30-MINUTE WEBINAR Avoid distractions and focus on design by using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

When: Thursday 6th July at 9:30 am BST Sign up today to take advantage of this webcast. No matter the size of your organisation, effectively managing data is essential. However this can be perceived as a tedious process that takes time away from more interesting work – namely, designing. But, the right data management solution […]

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How Does Home Licensing for SOLIDWORKS Work?

SOLIDWORKS users have long enjoyed the ability to use their software from both their home/mobile and work offices. How is this accomplished without running afoul of the EULA (End User License Agreement), which only permits one license enabled on any one computer at any one time? In our previous two blog posts we examined perpetual […]


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 […]


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