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3DEXPERIENCE Simulate Nov 23, 2022

Unlike familiar Windows folder-based systems, files on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are not organized into folders but into a single collaborative space. There are many benefits to storing data in this manner, including faster retrieval, optimization of resources, and more. However, one of the side-effects is potentially problematic navigation to saved files. 

 

In this article, we demonstrate how to set up a static FEA (Finite Element Analysis) by reusing boundary conditions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. This method, known as a load transfer, allows flow parameters to act as an external load to solve for the ideal stresses of a model. An ideal scenario for this setup includes a wind velocity acting upon an object that can then be transferred as a loading condition to evaluate the stresses it causes our model to undergo. 

 

While many users leverage weldments inside of SOLIDWORKS, one of the main challenges is the creation of 3D sketches needed for the layout of structural members. In this tutorial, learn how to use a solid model in SOLIDWORKS to generate and parametrically drive 3D sketches, foregoing the hassle of creating them manually.

SOLIDWORKS CAD Nov 17, 2022

A SOLIDWORKS serial number is important because it determines the exact set of products a user is entitled to install and use. It only requires a serial number and installation media to have everything you would require to install a functioning copy of SOLIDWORKS. It is important to keep track of where it is and who is using it as machines may malfunction and the serial number can not be retrieved from the machine itself.

 

SOLIDWORKS CAD Nov 16, 2022

Temporary files can be obtained to run the server-side SOLIDWORKS SolidNetWork License Administrator for the purposes of testing new server hardware while not interrupting a running production server.

 

DraftSight Nov 15, 2022

Like SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight can be easily customized to suit your needs. In this article, we look at making some modifications to improve your productivity via Keyboard Shortcuts. You are likely already aware of many built-in keyboard shortcuts such as Cut, Copy/Paste, Undo, Save, etc, but the customization tools in DraftSight allow you to map your most used drafting tools to keep you productive.

 

 

SOLIDWORKS PDM Nov 14, 2022

Notifications in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can be sent to the recipient internally or using SMTP email. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard only has the option of sending notifications internally. Often, it is preferred to send notifications via email as this is more noticeable for the recipient. 

SOLIDWORKS CAD Nov 10, 2022

You just purchased an upgrade to your SOLIDWORKS license, and now it’s time to reap the benefits. To upgrade your existing SOLIDWORKS installation to the package you’ve purchased, please take the following steps.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Nov 09, 2022

A greyed out vault view in SOLIDWORKS PDM can be caused by already having had a vault view on your machine. learn how to resolve this issue in this quick tip.

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