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How to install SOLIDWORKS – A new user guide

In this video, Adam Holmes a certified SOLIDWORKS engineer from SOLID Applications Ltd, takes you through the process of installing SOLIDWORKS for the first time. Adam will take you through creating your SOLIDWORKS ID on the SOLIDWORKS website, to give you access the download, downloading SOLIDWORKS the way SOLID Applications recommend and installing SOLIDWORKS for […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2018 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 and click Download Software and Updates to access the update. You will need your SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal login details to download SOLIDWORKS. If you don’t have an […]


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SOLIDWORKS Hints & Tips – Adding custom material properties to Toolbox Components

You can create a list custom property that is linked to the SOLIDWORKS Materials library. The video below will show how to achieve this. To create a material property: From Windows, click Start > All Programs > SOLIDWORKS version > SOLIDWORKS Tools > Toolbox Settings . Click 2 – Customize Your Hardware. On the Customize […]


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Discover great savings on SOLIDWORKS products – available until the end of June

NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY SOLIDWORKS Discover great savings on SOLIDWORKS products – available until the end of June  ACT NOW! SOLIDWORKS is the perfect tool to make your designs better while being incredibly easy-to-use. It offers added capabilities for analysing stress, deflection, motion, and tolerance stack-up, plus photo rendering, vast component libraries, routing […]


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Excluding library parts when using SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go

SOLIDWORKS Pack and Go gathers all related files for a model design (parts, assemblies, drawings, references, design tables, Design Binder content, decals, appearances, and scenes, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation results) into a folder or zip file. There may however be times when you want to exclude items from your Pack and Go, such as files that […]


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News: Carter Retail Invest In SOLIDWORKS

As a drive to increase productivity, reduce new concept lead times and provide improved information both internally and externally, Carter Retail Equipment Ltd have invested in SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. Moving to SOLIDWORKS and the add on DriveWorks software has reduced the concept to production time allowing more time to be spent on new sales initiatives and […]


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Get SOLIDWORKS Premium for the price of SOLIDWORKS Standard

Buy SOLIDWORKS and SUBSCRIPTION service and receive an instant upgrade at no additional cost!* Act now to experience expanded capabilities that provide more insights into your designs, increase your productivity, and extend the value of your 3D models. Now is the time to upgrade. >> ACT NOW, this offer ends December 19th Get an instant […]


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KeyShot 5.1 Now Available

Today, we’re very excited to bring you KeyShot 5.1. It’s available for immediate download here or you can grab the update here. We’ve built on the features and updates released with KeyShot 5, adding new advanced procedural textures with loads of options, Sørensen Leather materials (via KeyShot Cloud) and Federal Standard colours. We’ve also added […]



Tech Tip: Weld Symbols in SOLIDWORKS

You can use the Weld Symbol tool to add weld symbols to assemblies, drawings, vertices, and edges or faces of parts. The software supports ANSI, ISO, GOST, and JIS weld symbol libraries. A weld symbol representing the parameters you specify is created automatically when you: Create a weld bead component in an assembly. Add a […]


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Changing Drawing References in SOLIDWORKS

Edit Referenced File Locations Dialog Box When opening a part, assembly, or drawing document, you can edit the locations and names of referenced files, to reference different files. To edit the locations and names of referenced files: Click Open or File > Open. In the Open dialog box, click References. The Edit Referenced File Locations […]


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