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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

SOLIDWORKS PDM – Creating Custom Reports

Written by: Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer The report generator can be a very powerful tool, provided you know how to wield it. It allows us to query the database for information without the use of SQL Management Studio. We’ve explored … Continue reading

SOLIDWORKS PDM: Using the Report Generator

Written by: Bryce Hooper, Application Engineer   SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional gives us the ability to generate reports from the SQL database, without opening SQL Management Studio. This is a benefit in scenarios where Engineering wants information that IT isn’t allowing … Continue reading