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Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!
During the SOLIDWORKS PDM vault upgrade to a new service pack or version, the existing add-ins do not automatically update to the latest version. Consequently, this needs to be done manually. The following article discusses how to upgrade the Dispatch Add-in as well as explain how to export a Dispatch action script in SOLIDWORKS PDM.
3D Printing Oct 28, 2020
Earlier this year, GoEngineer relocated from Pontiac to a brand new office that includes a 3D printing lab and SOLIDWORKS training facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. If you’re near Metro Detroit, stop by and check out the latest innovations in additive manufacturing. Our 3D printing lab will continue to expand, but today it is home to three of the major players in the additive manufacturing space.
The SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder is a stand-alone utility to create a customized interface for adding properties to SOLIDWORKS Parts, Drawings, and Assemblies. From the Start menu find the SOLIDWORKS menu item (Traditionally “SOLIDWORKS ‘Version Number’, for this exercise I have “SOLIDWORKS 2014”. Then locate the sub-menu “SOLIDWORKS Tools”, there you will find the Property Tab Builder application.
As a SOLIDWORKS instructor, I am often asked, “Can I show cut list item information in an assembly BOM?” The answer is yes, but with a little work. Weldments and multi-body sheet metal parts utilize a cut list to call out individual component material and other pertinent information. Here is an assembly that contains a welded table and purchased components that are mounted before shipping.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Oct 22, 2020
Want to create a video of your SOLIDWORKS Composer project but not satisfied with the frame rate or resolution? Do you want to present it on a large screen? This article shows users how to create and export high-quality videos with SOLIDWORKS Composer using a third-party video editing software.
If you have ever created custom annotations by changing various properties in the Property Manager and would like to quickly reuse those again, SOLIDWORKS allows us to save these as Styles. In this article, we will review the steps to save Styles for reuse on any document. In the example below, I have an all-around 1/8th inch weld symbol with TYP (typical) in the tail. I would like to use this weld symbol in my drawing multiple times without having to fill out the property manager again.
Cold storage is a SOLIDOWRKS PDM tool used to reduce the size of your PDM archive by removing old versions of your files. There are two methods used by cold storage: delete old versions and move old versions to another folder. To set up a new Cold Storage Schema, right-click on the Cold Storage node in the Administration tool. Select “New Cold Storage Schema…”
In our SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional course, I usually get a lot of questions from students when discussing No Penetration Contact Sets and how to set them up correctly. In this article, I'll answer those frequently asked questions and offer tips for no penetration contact setup in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.
3D Printing PolyJet Oct 13, 2020
Earlier this year, Stratasys announced their new full-color J55 PolyJet 3D printer. The J55 is uniquely positioned for designers who want color accuracy and variety. If you’re a designer, you may be familiar with 3D rendering tools, such as SOLIDWORKS Visualize, which lets you turn 3D CAD models into something that visually communicates the design to customers, decision-makers, and stakeholders.
Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!