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Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!
eDrawings Jun 10, 2021

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings has a mobile app that allows users to review CAD models and drawings on mobile devices. Stop guessing or wondering if you added fillets to the edges of a model before sending it out to a vendor. With eDrawings mobile app, you can quickly view your models and drawings to remove all doubt. eDrawings mobile takes advantage of all the mobile technology we have available to us today. Multi-touch gestures let you pan, zoom, and rotate models to inspect and interpret. 


3D Printing FDM Jun 09, 2021

In May 2020, amid a global pandemic, devastation and destruction struck mid-Michigan yet again, when both the Edenville and Sanford dams collapsed following a record-breaking rainfall. This “500-year flood” forced more than 10,000 residents in Midland County to evacuate and seek safety before the breached dam water ransacked their homes and belongings.  Having endured watching their community suffer from the aftermath, Mid Michigan College (Mid) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students began their research to investigate the cause and help prevent future floods from devastating their community, and others as well. 



When creating a 2D drawing, it’s common practice to have multiple sheets to clearly define the information needed to manufacture parts and assemblies. As you’re adding additional sheets, you may be prompted with a SOLIDWORKS error message that says, “The sheet format could not be located.”


Are you getting SOLIDWORKS warning messages about your auto recovery folder and don’t know how to correct it? Fear not, this guide will show you what this means and how to fix it. This warning message, Figure 1, is SOLIDWORKS’ core functionality, regardless of what add-in or what product you are using inside of it. It pops up when SOLIDWORKS boots up or when you load a file.


Filling out forms is always a drag. Automating those forms with data cards and transition updates is a great way to alleviate that burden. In this article, you'll learn about form automation with SOLIDWORKS PDM. There are many forms we see around the industry, so we’ll start with an example in Microsoft Excel.


Have you ever needed to rename your SOLIDWORKS files, but didn’t want to deal with the headache of losing the references in associated parts/assemblies/drawings? Believe it or not, there is a simple way to rename files while maintaining references within SOLIDWORKS. Let me walk you through how.


We all know how to make a helix in SOLIDWORKS, right? Well what if you needed to create a non-circular helix? Think squares, rectangles, slots, etc. How would you create that? The Helix command and Spiral command in SOLIDWORKS can only be created from a sketch circle. In this post, I will illustrate an example of creating a rectangular spring in SOLIDWORKS using clever surfacing and curve commands.


As Application Engineers, we often hear from customers who are confused about the mathematics their simulation is calculating. Apart from the myriad of ways to set up a simulation study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, we are sometimes asked to consider what equations are being used. I often hear, "When comparing them to laboratory testing, empirical data, and hand calculations, I’m not able to confirm what we are simulating”. 


3D Printing FDM May 25, 2021

Stratasys recently unveiled three brand new 3D printers. One printer, in particular, filled what some would consider, the widest hole in their 3D printer portfolio: an affordable, large-scale system. After years of research and development, Stratasys has released an affordable, professional, large-format 3D printer: the F770The F770 straddles the line between the production-capable Fortus series and the designer-friendly F123 Series.


Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!