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Webinar: Integrate SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Written by Michael Nolte, Application Engineer Learn the 4 methods that can be used to bridge the gap that is blocking communication between departments by connecting SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

Importing Black Magic

Written by: Ryan Cole Years ago, this is how importing of 3D geometry was once described to me: “black magic”. It was an understandable sentiment as well!  Back then, a file was received and it was going to be a … Continue reading

How To: Make a Component Phantom and Exclude from a Bill of Materials (BOM)

Written by: Mark Downey, Application Engineer On some occasions, it is necessary to exclude components in an assembly from the Bill of Materials (BOM). In those cases, it may still be desirable to have that excluded item appear as phantom … Continue reading

How to Change Your SOLIDWORKS Serial Number (Machine-Based and Online Licenses)

Written by: Shaun Johnson, Application Engineer There are a number of reasons why you might need to change the serial number that is installed on your computer. Maybe you were given an evaluation license to start out and now your … Continue reading

SOLIDWORKS PDM – Creating Custom Reports

Written by: Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer The report generator can be a very powerful tool, provided you know how to wield it. It allows us to query the database for information without the use of SQL Management Studio. We’ve explored … Continue reading