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SOLIDWORKS Motion: Contacts and Collisions

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer Contact problems can be tricky. If you consider my tips on elastic properties, the contact region, and friction you may be able to get your model moving in the right direction more easily.

Coping Pipe for Strong Welds

Written by: Greg Dawes, Application Engineer When welding two pipes together at an angle just trimming one to the other doesn’t give us a desirable result.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic – PLC Card Template Uncloaked

Written by: Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist Have you tried the using the SOLIDWORKS Schematic automatically-generated PLC drawings in your project? These symbols for the PLC are automatically generated with a template. Are you ok with these symbols, but would … Continue reading

Hands Off PDF Conversions

Written by: Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer We all want to take tedium out of our day. Creating PDF copies of drawings for those without SOLIDWORKS can be a daunting task some days. But there is hope if you have PDM Professional!

Weld Stress in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Written by: Shaun Bentley, Application Engineer How do you simulate welds in SOLIDWORKS Simulation? Many times when people ask this, they want to try to determine stresses. This is a complicated subject since there are a many approaches, each with … Continue reading