What’s New 2020: Connected Ecosystem in the Cloud

We have reviewed the performance enhancements and streamlined workflows delivered by SOLIDWORKS® 2020. Today, we’ll review how SOLIDWORKS helps you extend your concept-to-manufacturing ecosystem to the cloud by connecting to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. As companies grow, they increasingly struggle to enable geographically dispersed teams to collaborate efficiently on product development projects. Rolling out standalone solutions does […]


SOLIDWORKS 2020 SP0 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 https://customerportal.solidworks.com 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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Streamlining Your Workflows with SOLIDWORKS 2020

There are many great enhancements in SOLIDWORKS® 2020 that will enable you to improve your workflow. Below are a few that I think you’ll really like and each one is brand new functionality in SOLIDWORKS. Our aim, as always, is to reduce your costs, increase quality, and speed your time to market. Make Part Flexible […]

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Series – Part 1

When you’ve worked hard on a design you should absolutely show it off. SOLIDWORKS Visualize makes that so easy anyone can do it. It’s an incredibly powerful tool for creating or enhancing your final presentation – whether you need a still images, an animation, or a full interactive experience. All of this can be done […]


What’s New 2020: Performance Improvements

Getting your job done faster is what improved performance is all about, so the new performance enhancements in SOLIDWORKS® 2020 are worth talking about. Detailing Mode and Graphics Acceleration Anybody who knows the pain of waiting for a large assembly drawing to come up on the screen so they can start detailing it will appreciate […]

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Adding your Design Library to a PDM Vault

Using Off The Shelf (OTS) components in our designs is common. Whether they’re bearings, gears, motors, sensors or fasteners we gather this stuff up use it and then stash it in various places on our local hard drives. The problem with this is we’re not sharing those OTS components with the rest of the design […]

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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – September 2019

Hello to all, Welcome to the new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News!  This monthly news blog is co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. How to manage configurations in SOLIDWORKS Manage By Kevin Crawford SOLIDWORKS Manage can provide different ways to handle your SOLIDWORKS part and assembly file configurations.  Manage […]

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Simulation Productivity Tools: LIBRARY FEATURES

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to save a simulation feature such as a load, fixture, or a connector as a library feature, just like SOLIDWORKS? Simulation library features could serve as templates and help accelerate the design iteration process. Especially when multiple users across design teams are tasked with using simulation, […]


SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Adding Realistic Depth of Field

Physical cameras, unlike the cameras in Visualize, can’t focus on every part of the scene at once. This creates a natural effect called “depth of field.” Photographers use this to guide the viewer’s eye to the subject of the image. You can take advantage of this in Visualize as well – available in both Visualize […]

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip – Using the S Key

One of the best ways to save time using the SOLIDWORKS software is to leverage the “S” key.  The SOLIDWORKS “S” key is a customizable shortcut menu that displays when a user presses the “S” key on their keyboard. Image 01 – When pressing the “S” key a menu will appear next to your mouse […]

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