Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Coandă effect By Julien Boissat Free Surface is one of the coolest features to be added in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation in years. It allows two-phase flows, like water and air or two immiscible liquids. Most people use it for water and air to simulate real-world interactions like the wake behind a boat or sloshing
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
11 days ago
SOLIDWORKS PCB —powered by Altium— is a new software solution focused on integrating electrical and mechanical design. SOLIDWORKS PCB enables the productivity you need to design Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) quickly along with unique collaboration between electrical and 3D mechanical design teams. In order to efficiently manage your PCB design workflow, it is important to be thorough and detailed in the initial set up of your designs. You can ensure a successful PCB layout by correctly setting
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
29 days ago
I love visuals in place of linear data, vis-à-vis spreadsheets. Even though Excel is actually a piece of software Microsoft nailed, I still find myself wanting to see my data in something more than rows and columns, especially at 4 in the afternoon when it’s easy to get cross-eyed. I’ve come across countless organizations where Excel is used rampantly and as the habitual default – even when there are professional tools available to them. With all of the PDM conversations I’ve had, I’ve started
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
What is Magnetic Mates? Introduced to SOLIDWORKS in 2017, Magnetic mates were one of the best new features, but as the Beatles put it: “It’s getting better all the time!”. With SOLIDWORKS 2018, things are not only getting better, snapping objects together is getting easier too.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. You can help improve SOLIDWORKS PDM and all SOLIDWORKS Products By Larry Zolla SOLIDWORKS customers have been driving the evolution of SOLIDWORKS PDM since 2006, and it has all happened because of the Enhancement Requests (ERs) that customers have filed! Look how much SOLIDWORKS PDM has changed since this video from our website in 2006.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 month ago
You are able to use the display settings in SOLIDWORKS to provide greater flexibility when applying different appearances, decals and display modes. This allows the user to manipulate the way that the model is referenced in either drawings, or visual renders. Along with appearances (colours/decals), you also have the ability to change the visibility, display mode and transparency of components within your model. Linking these values within different display states allows you to focus on
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. Full interoperability between SOLIDWORKS® PDM and SOLIDWORKS revision tables By Kevin Fancera SOLIDWORKS® PDM can now read and write values from or to a SOLIDWORKS revision table. Revision table rows can be updated using set variable transition actions or the set revision command. This ability was in the now discontinued SOLIDWORKS WORKGROUP
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
2 months ago
When you are dealing with such a complex and function rich software like SOLIDWORKS, it’s easy for a few hidden features to slip through the cracks. Although some of these offer only minor help to your day-to-day design work, some of them can have a major impact both now and in the future. One of these hidden gems many overlook is called the Enhancement Request. Maybe you have created your own hotkey that takes a 10-step process down to one and you wanted to share it with the world?
SOLIDWORKS Blog
2 months ago
I take notes and make myself reminders. It’s what I do. So after my day at the SOLIDWORKS User Group Network’s Technical Summit in Nashville, I’ve got a lot of notes and reminders to review. The SWUGN Technical Summits are one-day training and networking events in cities across the country.
SOLIDWORKS Blog
3 months ago
In diesem Video Tutorial unseres Resellers DPS Software GmbH zeigen wir Ihnen die einfache Erstellung einer Eigenschaften-Registerkarte für das Hinzufügen von benutzerdefinierten oder auch konfigurationsspezifischen Eigenschaften in SOLIDWORKS. In einem SOLIDWORKS Blechteil werden über den Property Tab Builder bauteilrelevante Metainformationen wie Gewicht, Material oder eine zusätzliche Beschreibung hinterlegt. Die dabei erzeugte Registerkarte wird in SOLIDWORKS erkannt und automatisch
SOLIDWORKS DEUTSCH Blog
3 months ago
Does an engineer share workloads or work concurrently in a team? My observation is that most engineers are PART of teams, but don’t necessarily WORK in teams. By nature, an engineer is trained to be a highly effective innovator who first works with tools on his own, challenging complex issues and then when done, gets feedback from team members which he/she then inserts into his/her concepts or designs. The process is still very sequential at many companies out there and most of the engineers I
SOLIDWORKS 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. 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
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
5 months ago
Author: Joe Medeiros, CSWE, Javelin Technologies For SOLIDWORKS PDM Maintenance to optimize performance and prevent data loss, it is important to perform scheduled back-up of your PDM components. Let’s first examine the components that should be backed up. These components are: The SQL Database, The Archive Folder and The Archive settings. With the first two components, failing to back these up correctly, may lead to permanent data loss.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
5 months ago
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
6 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 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
6 months 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
6 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 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
7 months 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
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. 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
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. 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
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. 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
10 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
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. 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
1 year 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
1 year ago