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Customizing SOLIDWORKS Inspection Reports – Part 3

Limiting the Number of Rows Per Sheet and Grouping Dimensional Characteristics Written by: Gordon Pursel, Application Engineer Missed Part 1 & 2? Check out Part 1 introducing the Inspection Report Editor here or Part 2 on how to add a Report Footer … Continue reading

Top Two PDM Client Settings to Adjust

Written by: Quinton Rocke, Application Engineer There are two client out-of-the-box settings in PDM that users should consider adjusting in their local vault views on a fresh install. The first setting can help PDM vault views run faster and the … Continue reading

Terminal Strip Manipulation on Macro Insertion – SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Written by: Marty Adams, Technical Support Engineer Everyone wants to be more productive. If you already have an effective proven design, why not reuse it? In SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, macros make that easier. Of course, there are a few things … Continue reading

Using Dispatch to Rename Files in PDM Professional

Written by: Bill Mitchell, Application Engineer (PDM Specialist) There are often data management tasks that are simple, yet get overlooked during a busy project with tight timelines. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional has an easy-to-use utility called Dispatch which can help enforce … Continue reading

Create a Virtual Sharp Using the “Find Intersection” Option

Written by: Maurice Cherian, Application Engineer Virtual sharps are used to help dimension sharp corners before fillets are added to the geometry. The obscure way of creating a virtual sharp is to Ctrl-select two lines or a line and an … Continue reading