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Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Setting Yourself Up for the Best Mate

Written by Krystal Petersen, IT Support What makes for the best mate? Well, that’s all dependent on what is needed. You wouldn’t use a Concentric mate with an arc/circle and a line, would you? No, because that wouldn’t be the … Continue reading

Avoiding STEP and IGES File Import Issues

Written by Maurice Cherian, Application Engineer In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the “3D Interconnect” import option was added to the program. The feature allows for proprietary CAD data to be opened in its native format, keeping a link to the original part … Continue reading

Hardware Selection with SOLIDWORKS in Mind

Written by Darin J. Grosser, Elite Engineer CSWE Technology in general, is the fastest, most ever changing sector of our society. Computer hardware leads the pack in its rapid iteration, so it bears note that regardless of how often you … Continue reading

5 SOLIDWORKS Tips You’ve Never Seen Before!

SOLIDWORKS is an ever evolving tool, but tweaks meant to make life easier can often be overlooked when we get stuck in a personalized routine. Get a in-depth walk through of some SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks that could streamline your … Continue reading

Restrain Your Models Before Restraining Yourself: Soft Springs and Inertial Relief

Written by Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer Have you ever leaned back on the backrest of your chair, and then realize that you didn’t have a backrest?  Though this “simulation” can be comedic for onlookers, if you try to simulate this … Continue reading