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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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Changes to System Requirements for SOLIDWORKS 2015

With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2015, users and IT departments need to be aware that the supported versions of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Windows Server have changed. SOLIDWORKS CAD software will no longer install on Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit or below and the SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager will no longer install on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Manager Showcase: What’s New in Assemblies

The SOLIDWORKS annual release starts with feedback provided by you, our community, and finds its way to the people responsible for including your request in our annual release. For SOLIDWORKS 2015, we wanted to introduce you to some of the people responsible for the new features and let them describe their favorite tools included in […]


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