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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

Restrain Your Models Before Restraining Yourself: Soft Springs and Inertial Relief

Written by Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer Have you ever leaned back on the backrest of your chair, and then realize that you didn’t have a backrest?  Though this “simulation” can be comedic for onlookers, if you try to simulate this … Continue reading

Deploying SOLIDWORKS PDM Templates

Written by Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer The power of PDM templates has the potential to radically change how files are created.  We’ll see here how we can use them to create folder structures, files from existing templates inside of PDM … Continue reading

TECH TIP: Time Saving SOLIDWORKS Simulation Shortcuts

Written by Enrique Garcia, Application Engineer and Simulation Specialist After working with and teaching SOLIDWORKS Simulation for over 10 years I have found that I have a steadily growing list of tips and tricks that I like to share with … Continue reading