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Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

SOLIDWORKS Help??!!

With all the feature additions and modifications in SOLIDWORKS it’s not always possible to recall where or how some features are applied. SOLIDWORKS has made the ability to access the information for the commands very simple. The old reliable SOLIDWORKS help document is … Continue reading

Search Path Order for Opening Files in SolidWorks

If you’ve used SOLIDWORKS for more than a week, you’ve most likely come across this message at least once… Chances are you’re seeing this message because you’ve either moved, renamed or even deleted a particular part file and you are trying to … Continue reading

Save As Copy in SolidWorks 2014

In August of 2012, I wrote a detailed article on the use of SAVE AS COPY in SOLIDWORKS.  As I’ve seen countless times in my years with SolidWorks… NOTHING can be easy enough! To that, SOLIDWORKS 2014 brought us some much … Continue reading

Multibody Part vs. Assembly in SolidWorks

There are fewer differences than ever between a multibody part file and an assembly file in SolidWorks. Where commonalities exist, the user may take advantage of performance and file management benefits of a multibody part. Where they differ, each has … Continue reading

Working Across the Network vs. Working Locally

Powerful software tools like SolidWorks create amazingly complex files that are  detailed and accurate to many decimal places. So it goes without saying that the management of this data presents a challenge when it comes to optimizing performance while still … Continue reading