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Search Path Order for Opening Files in SolidWorks

If you’ve used SOLIDWORKS for more than a week, you’ve most likely come across this message at least once…


Chances are you’re seeing this message because you’ve either moved, renamed or even deleted a particular part file and you are trying to open the drawing or assembly ‘looking’ for said file. When SOLIDWORKS ultimately cannot locate the part, it finally throws this dialog.

Well… do you have any idea how hard SOLIDWORKS tried to find that file before it gave up?? Continue reading

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Save As Copy in SolidWorks 2014

In August of 2012, I wrote a detailed article on the use of SAVE AS COPY in SOLIDWORKS.  As I’ve seen countless times in my years with SolidWorks… NOTHING can be easy enough! To that, SOLIDWORKS 2014 brought us some much needed enhancement to the “Save As Copy” process.

Save As Copy Process

The next little bit is a shameless reuse of the a fore mentioned 2012 blog article;)

To save a part as a COPY, simply access the FILE > SAVE AS menu in SOLIDWORKS.

Save As

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Combine Expertise to Improve Your Electrical-Mechanical Design

Join us to experience the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Hands-On Test Drive

Are you tired of managing countless spreadsheets and CAD drawings to document your electrical design projects? Is collaboration with other team members clumsy and cumbersome at best?  Continue reading

Progressive Die Design Webinar

Progressive Die If you are designing progressive dies, chances are you have either seen or heard of SolidWorks before. Chances are even greater that the demonstration didn’t resemble a die at all.

SolidWorks is a great design tool for many industries. We will dive deeper into specific aspects for the tooling industry focusing on companies and individuals who are designing progressive dies. Continue reading

Multibody Part vs. Assembly in SolidWorks

There are fewer differences than ever between a multibody part file and an assembly file in SolidWorks.

Where commonalities exist, the user may take advantage of performance and file management benefits of a multibody part.

Where they differ, each has individual benefits that make them a clear choice in each situation

Why Assemblies

Original AssemblyThis assembly contains 19 parts, some unique, some with multiple instances.

As an assembly, this results in several files that need to be managed. 1 for the assembly and 1 each for the unique part files within this assembly.  Continue reading