Intel Security Issue: Does it Affect SOLIDWORKS? Readers of this blog are tech savvy and are most likely already aware of the Intel Security fault commonly known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre.” This is not specific to SOLIDWORKS, this fault can affect all PCs equipped with specific models of Intel® chips. The SOLIDWORKS Development team, Technical Support, and Quality Assurance departments have all begun tests to evaluate the impact on SOLIDWORKS customers.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
9 days 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. 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.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
10 days ago
Are you an engineer on the go and need to access your SOLIDWORKS software from your laptop as well as your workstation? Or perhaps your company requires licenses to be transferred often between machines? We have a couple of solutions to make it easier for you to access your standalone SOLIDWORKS license from more than one computer. Inside SOLIDWORKS there is an Activate/Deactivate mechanism to release the license back into the server and allow the license to be accessed by another computer.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 days 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. 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.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Tech Tip Written by: Cheri Guntzviller-Miesen, SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application Specialist SOLIDWORKS Schematic and 3D Electrical have slightly different steps for creating an Rx Capture. (If you don’t have SOLIDWORKS, but only SOLIDWORKS Schematic, please jump to the end of the article.) SOLIDWORKS Rx analyzes your system, suggests possible solutions, and captures data that can help technical support personnel diagnose problems. Follow these steps to create a SOLIDWORKS
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month 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. 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
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 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. 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
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
3 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. 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.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
4 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. 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
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
5 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. 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
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
6 months ago
SOLIDWORKS users have long enjoyed the ability to use their software from both their home/mobile and work offices. How is this accomplished without running afoul of the EULA (End User License Agreement), which only permits one license enabled on any one computer at any one time? In our previous two blog posts we examined perpetual licenses (Standalone and SNL) and term licenses. Let’s first look at standalone licenses.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
6 months ago
In our last blog article, we examined the difference between perpetual and term licenses and how you might leverage both license types to meet all your license entitlement needs. We also looked at SOLIDWORKS commitment to offer and support perpetual licenses well into the foreseeable future. Today we will examine the two choices within perpetual licensing from SOLIDWORKS – which are Standalone and SNL (SolidNetWork Licenses). Standalone licenses, as the name implies, are intended for an
SOLIDWORKS Blog
7 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
7 months ago
Choosing the right digital tools is becoming a critical aspect of business strategy for today’s companies. When those tools are the ones you entrust with creating your company’s new products, the lifeblood of product development organizations, choosing the right ones becomes vitally important. There are so many factors to take into consideration when considering software vendors to partner with; an important one is the financial strength of that company.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
7 months ago
Warning: SOLIDWORKS System Resources Running Low This blog is for those unlucky individuals working in SOLIDWORKS are persistently annoyed by this message. You check the Task Manager, only to find that there are still plenty of RAM left; not even at 50% capacity. Most of the time, you are likely to ignore or dismiss this message and just continue working.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
7 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. 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
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
8 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. 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-
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
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. 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
11 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. 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
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. 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
Should I upgrade my software? I like my car. I like my jacket. I like my laptop.
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