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Get in the Right Frame of Mind with SOLIDWORKS Reference Geometry

Written by Daniel Soltero, Application Engineer When designing in SOLIDWORKS it is good practice to use reference geometry. Reference geometry can be any one of planes, axis, edges, or faces that are used to help establish restraints on edges, faces, … Continue reading

Assembly is a Snap with Tab & Slot

Written by Heather McHale, Technical Support Have you ever designed something, and attempted to weld it together, but didn’t have enough hands or clamps?  Did you have pieces propped together, hoping breathing didn’t cause collapse?  If the end product is … Continue reading

How to Add a License to SolidNetWork License Manager

Written by Mark Downey, Application Engineer If you use the SolidNetWork License Manager program for your SOLIDWORKS licenses you may wish to simply add a new license to the existing license server instead of installing a second instance of the … Continue reading

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