3 Reasons to Upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2020

We are always looking for ways to design faster and smarter. With SOLIDWORKS® 2020, improvements to weldments, large assembly design and drawings provide several big reasons to upgrade that will deliver improved productivity and increased performance.   1. Improved weldment structures. Last year, SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduced Structure Systems, a reboot of our capabilities for weldment […]


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Life just got a little easier with Structure Systems in SOLIDWORKS 2020

What if I told you I built this entire gazebo with just two sketches?   You’re probably thinking, “I could build it with one super complicated 3D sketch, but why would I want to do that?” You wouldn’t be wrong in thinking that. 3D sketches, while very powerful, are also very confusing. It can take […]


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SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP5 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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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

SOLIDWORKS® Simulation 2020 is all about ease of use and performance! New Default: Incompatible Mesh for Bonded Contact (Improved Ease of Use) SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 took a big leap forward by changing the Bonded Contact setup default from Compatible mesh to Incompatible mesh. This change makes it easier than ever to mesh assemblies that don’t […]


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How to Create Exploded View Animations in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

How to Create Exploded View Animations in SOLIDWORKS Visualize An animated exploded view is a fantastic way to present your design. It can wow customers while also giving them an understanding of what goes into your product. With SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional, animating exploded views is now easier than ever. Keep reading to learn how I […]



Get Twice as Many Free Exams When You’re on Subscription

SOLIDWORKS customers who have an active subscription service in place are entitled to many benefits.  For many years one of those benefits has been the ability to take some of our certification exams for free.  Up until now customers could get access to seven of our exams by choosing from a list twice a year, […]


SOLIDWORKS Visualize Series – Part 3

In case you missed it, check out Part 1 and Part 2 in this three-part video series. After watching the first two videos you’ll know that SOLIDWORKS Visualize is great at making both single images and interactive content. But what if the best way to show off your final design is with an animation? Don’t […]


Sort it out! Organize 3D Annotations More Easily in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Does any of these ideas sound familiar? ⦁ How can I identify all the datum features quickly, because they are important references in a model definition similar to street signs in a city? ⦁ In one setup, I would like to inspect by tolerance types such as size dimensions, surface finishes, and surface profiles, because […]


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SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News – October 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.   Distributed Coupling for Bolt Connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation By Julien Boissat As you may have already seen in the SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New, Pin and Bolt […]


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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020

This is the fourth blog post in a series of What’s New in SOLIDWORKS® 2020. As you may know, SOLIDWORKS CAM is powered by CAMWorks®, but you should also know that SOLIDWORKS has its own development team focused on improving the solution. SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020 is an important component of our design-to-manufacturing solution. We are excited […]


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