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Use Magnetic Mates for Quick Layout of Conveyors and Tracks in SOLIDWORKS 2017

Written by: Alex Frank, Support Engineer Magnetic Mates are a new feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017 that allow you to quickly and easily arrange and rearrange assembly components until you achieve a desirable configuration. This new feature is intended to make … Continue reading

How to Activate and/or Reactivate the SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL)

Written by: Michael Nolte, Application Engineer With the new version of SOLIDWORKS here, or when your company buys more licenses, it’s important to know that an extra step is required to start using the new, or additional floating/network licenses for SOLIDWORKS, … Continue reading

How to Make Sure Auto-Recover and Backup Functionalities Are Working Properly

Written by: Enrique Garcia, Application Engineer SOLIDWORKS has two very handy functionalities in case things go south when working with the software. To help save hours worth of work, SOLIDWORKS has a backup function that will save versions at different … Continue reading

Who Has Time to Create a Spare Parts List?

Written by: Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist Do I really need to waste my time creating a spare parts list?? Who has time to create a list that is never used by my company, but the customer requires this time … Continue reading

4 Keys to Save Time – SOLIDWORKS Shortcuts

Written by: Maurice Cherian, Application Engineer Part of the fun in teaching SOLIDWORKS is showing some of the time-saving shortcuts available to make students more efficient. This helps make the software easier to use and gives users more time to … Continue reading