Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS 2020 will be the final release of SOLIDWORKS Supported on Windows 7 As Microsoft has announced the end of life plan for Windows 7 Support, SOLIDWORKS 2020 will be the final planned release of SOLIDWORKS which supports Windows 7. Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP3, reminder messages will appear within the software so that users have
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. The different methods on how to see who is using SOLIDWORKS PDM licenses By James Falconer The old way (up to and including version 2014)Before SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM 2015 you would need to run a SQL Script, or PDM Report to list what licenses were in use (see knowledge base Solution S-08712). Although this method still works with the
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Looking back at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 with Brad Phillips By Julien Boissat On day 3 of SOLIDWORKS World 2018, I sat with Brad Phillips, Senior Technical Customer Support Engineer (TSE) from Woodland Hills, CA. Brad shared his impressions and his involvement at the conference. Julien: So tell me, how many times have you participated in
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Top Ten List Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for voting! For those of you who are new to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List, it is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS.
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Top Ten List Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for idea submissions and discussion. For those of you who are new to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List, it is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS.
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS World 2018 Top Ten List Attention all SOLIDWORKS users! The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for idea submissions and discussion. For those of you who are new to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List, it is an opportunity to submit your ideas for enhancements to SOLIDWORKS.
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Troubleshooting preview problems in SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 By Kevin Crawford Have you ever selected a file in SOLIDWORKS PDM Web2 and the preview doesn’t appear and you get the spinning wheel? This is typically caused by incorrectly configuring Web2. One of the most common issues that occur when implementing Web2 is that the preview does not
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS 2018 can tell you when an available hotfix or service pack solves a crash you came across By Cyril Gauvrit & Julien Boissat With SOLIDWORKS 2018, you can Check for solutions when SOLIDWORKS crashes, a new option available in ‘Options > System Option’. When enabled, SOLIDWORKS will make sure you never miss out on an available
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Don’t stay stuck when you want to delete a file or folder open in another program By David Heywood Have you ever been unable to delete a file or folder because it was open in another program? Join the crowd. But you don’t have to be stuck and forced to reboot your computer to that file or folder gets released.
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Spotlight on Feature: SOLIDWORKS Composer New Functionality – Mirror Animation By Gayatri KESKAR SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 SP3 comes with a new functionality called Mirror animation. In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 SP3, Mirror animation, has been introduced to improve the animation functionality. With this new functionality users can mirror
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Spotlight on Feature: SOLIDWORKS Composer New Functionality – Mirror Animation By Gayatri KESKAR SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 SP3 comes with a new functionality called Mirror animation. In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 SP3, Mirror animation, has been introduced to improve the animation functionality. With this new functionality users can mirror
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Hello to all, 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 to be overly confident and unfairly blame the software for giving unexpected results. Recently, I worked on a case where the user
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9 months ago
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 Base (KB) each month to find answers to questions and solutions to problems?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
10 months ago
SOLIDWORKS has different licensing options designed to meet the varying needs of our customers and users. In the software industry, licensing generally falls into one of two categories; perpetual licenses (i.e. purchase to own, with optional subscription service) and term licenses (i.e. pay as you use, or ‘rent’ the software for a specific period, such as 90 or 360 days). SOLIDWORKS has offerings in both of these categories and customers can use either or both of these options depending on their
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. NEW Functionality: Import SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials into SOLIDWORKS Composer By Jennifer Tashiro With the latest version of SOLIDWORKS Composer, you can now import SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials (BOM) directly into SOLIDWORKS Composer. This means that you can repurpose even more of your 3D CAD data and save more time when creating technical
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Introducing NEW SOLIDWORKS Self-Paced eCourses on MySolidWorks.com By Joe Rousseau We all know that learning in a classroom is one of the best ways to learn SOLIDWORKS, but sometimes it’s not possible to attend a live class. You need the convenience to learn what you want, where you want. SOLIDWORKS is pleased to announce a library of self-
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1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Breakout sessions done by your SOLIDWORKS Support team at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News - March 2017 We all impatiently wait for the availability of the SOLIDWORKS World 2017 proceedings. Meanwhile, I thought I’d list all the breakout sessions, 25 in total, your SOLIDWORKS Support team offered during the event. Take
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1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Live from SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles At the time I am writing this, the conference is still rocking in Los Angeles, California. We are 6000 passionate participants eager to learn, network, and have fun. As usual, the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support team make their presence felt: we share knowledge, best practices, tips, and tricks
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Vote to promote the best ideas to the Top Ten List There isn’t much time left to vote for your favorite ideas to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List. You have until January 20, 2017. With more than 600 ideas posted by the community, you have plenty to choose from.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Hurry to submit your ideas to the Top Ten List There isn’t much time left to submit your ideas to the SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List. December 15, 2016 is the end for new idea submissions. The next day is when voting on all ideas begins.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
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Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Shape the future of SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List The SOLIDWORKS World Top Ten List is now open for submitting ideas in preparation for SOLIDWORKS World 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California from February 5-8, 2017. During the event, the Top Ten user voted ideas from this forum will be showcased.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Understanding sheet metal flat pattern and folded mass specifications By Mario Iocco In SOLIDWORKS 2016 we implemented an additional way to view the weight of a sheet metal body. This new property is called “Flattened Mass.” (Fig. 1.) fig1 A sheet metal body has a folded state and a flat pattern (flatten) state. In the past, the custom
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Best Tips & Tricks from Forum users The forums are a great source of information, and some of the users provide genuine gems of advice for all who care. So go check out the SOLIDWORKS Forums. All can read, but you need to log in to participate.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. Best Tips & Tricks from Forum users The forums are a great source of information, and some of the users provide genuine gems of advice for all who care. So go check out the SOLIDWORKS Forums. All can read, but you need to log in to participate.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
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