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Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Making Virtual Simulation (FEA) Pay: It’s all in the bottom line

Written by: Dave Leahy, Simulation Product Manager Simulation tools are traditionally the most popular add-on tools for SOLIDWORKS users because they have the ability to impact the time and quality metrics in a product development organization and can often mean … Continue reading

Legacy Data: Reconciling Revisions

SOLIDWORKS PDM (Standard or Professional) is a wonderful way to organize and streamline productivity in an engineering environment. All departments of an organization can benefit whether you are engineering, management, manufacturing, or sales. Whether you are just starting your engineering … Continue reading

The Millennium Falcon of Large Assembly Techniques

Written by: Ryan Cole, Application Engineer Recently, Dave Kramer wrote a great article on handling large assemblies. If you haven’t seen the article, you should really check it out! I wanted to dovetail in on what he wrote about with … Continue reading

Quick Tips: SOLIDWORKS License Information

How many times have you heard about a certain SOLIDWORKS feature, only to find out it is only available in Premium but you have no idea what version you are running? Or maybe you always hear about new service packs, … Continue reading

A Delicious New Interface Element in SOLIDWORKS 2016… Meet Breadcrumbs!!

Written by Darin Grosser, CSWE The SolidWorks Feature Manager was a groundbreaking UI element when its Patent was first filed for in 1995. To date, nearly ALL CAD and CAM tools utilize the concepts of the original Patent. Fast forward … Continue reading