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In SOLIDWORKS, a Sheet Metal Sketched Bend is a method of adding a bend to a sheet metal part relative to a line in a special sketch. This special sketch is created within the Sketched Bend command.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation features several easy-to-use results analysis tools that make understanding and analyzing results more convenient. You can find these tools in a few different locations. The two options below are the most common, other than finding them in the Flow Simulation tab in the CommandManager. 

SOLIDWORKS Visualize May 22, 2024

Lighting plays an important role in creating photorealistic images, and the tools available in SOLIDWORKS Visualize vary between the Standard and Professional versions. SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard provides a simple-to-use lighting system that is friendly to new users, whereas SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional builds on that with additional options such as point or area lights for finer control. Visualize Professional also features the option to create a Sunlight Environment for simulating outdoor lighting conditions.

CATIA May 22, 2024

Many CATIA V5 users are transitioning to 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA for its collaborative features, cloud database, and live updates. This article highlights some of the key advantages of 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA. 

Note annotations are often used in drawings to show static text or information from the custom properties, but you can also use notes within the models themselves. This tutorial demonstrates the steps to create a watermark note in a SOLIDWORKS part or assembly model.

3D Scanning May 21, 2024

USA Luge enlisted the help of GoEngineer's 3D Scanning Services team to digitize a set of runners for a doubles sled. These runners are used by athletes to steer the sled and need to be customized to fit the anatomy of the two riders. 


SOLIDWORKS PDM has an inherent function that allows you to create PDM users directly in the admin tool, and those users and credentials are unique to the vault. SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional also integrates with your Active Directory (or “AD”) listings so that Windows users can be imported into the vault, allowing users to utilize a single sign-on where their PDM credentials and Windows credentials are the same. This saves some time creating users, but also makes for a pretty convenient way to access your vault. 


In recent years, there has been an influx of SOLIDWORKS PDM questions concerning the inability to connect to PDM servers through a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This article offers some considerations to take when working from home using VPN connections.


If you use Windows logins with SOLIDWORKS PDM, there’s a good chance you’ll run into this scenario at one point or another. Generally, it presents itself as one user getting an error about their credentials being wrong when logging in – most commonly “Username or password invalid” or “The entered username or password is incorrect”.

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