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SOLIDWORKS PDM Forms Series Part 1: Excel Documents as Forms

Written by: Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer Filling out forms is always a drag. Automating those forms with data cards and transition updates is a great way to alleviate that burden. There are many forms we see around the industry, so … Continue reading

Document Your Design with Comments

Written by Joseph Richter, Application Engineer: Planning out your product design with great Design Intent makes your part and assembly models easy to change, but only if your intentions are CLEAR to anyone else who needs to make changes. Deadlines, … Continue reading

Horseshoes & Motion Analysis

Written by Brad Rach, Application Engineer With SOLIDWORKS we are readily able to quickly model nearly anything we need to build in the real world. Furthermore, within assemblies we can utilize mates to build in a virtual-reality aspect and really … Continue reading

Simulation Troubleshooting: Harmful U-V Curves Mess with Meshes

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer Sometimes when you mesh your model (particularly imported geometry) the mesh can look pretty strange or might even fail. Sometimes these problems can stem from the natural u-v curves of complex surfaces. To demonstrate … Continue reading

Use Magnetic Mates for Quick Layout of Conveyors and Tracks in SOLIDWORKS 2017

Written by: Alex Frank, Support Engineer Magnetic Mates are a new feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017 that allow you to quickly and easily arrange and rearrange assembly components until you achieve a desirable configuration. This new feature is intended to make … Continue reading