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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

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

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