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3DEXPERIENCE Design Mar 31, 2023

When creating new revisions in the SOLIDWORKS My Session Task Pane, files will automatically be replaced with the new revision. However, when reference components are revised on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform after the assembly is downloaded, they still appear as the old revision in the Task Pane. This tutorial shows the various ways to update these components with different revisions.



If you upgrade your SOLIDWORKS version or need to add additional SOLIDWORKS licenses to your existing SOLIDWORKS network, you must reactivate your license manager before the new licenses can be used.


In this article, you'll learn serial number management skills every SOLIDWORKS user and admin should have. We'll focus mostly on standalone serials, but address network serial numbers and how they differ from standalone.


If you’ve recently uninstalled SOLIDWORKS, purchased a new laptop, or lost templates that you have been using and are unsure of how to get them back - have no fear. It’s possible to recover SOLIDWORKS templates by opening your past Part, Assembly, and Drawing files. 

3D Printing Tutorials Mar 23, 2023

One of the most significant advantages of the Stratasys H350 SAF 3D printer is the ability to consider packing a build in 3D space. Since SAF uses a powderbed process, parts are “supportless”, being suspended in the Nylon powder. As a result, hundreds of parts can be tightly packed into a build, limited only by part geometry and nesting strategy. High throughput is the name of the game and this machine is meant for production.

3D Scanning Mar 22, 2023

If you're thinking about bringing 3D scanning in-house but are unsure what scanner is the best fit for your company's needs, you're in the right place. This guide provides insights into using structured light versus lasers, (including the pros and cons of each), use cases, and questions to consider before buying a 3D scanner


SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard client can be installed at the same time as SOLIDWORKS. Installation uses the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager located on the SOLIDWORKS DVD or downloaded from SOLIDWORKS.  


In SOLIDWORKS, have you ever noticed hard edges at conjoining surfaces, surfaces intended to be one continuous bend? Digitally, these are not a hindrance to our work, but these hard edges can appear on manufactured products, especially products made on a CNC machine or through plastic injection molding. 


When importing STL files into SOLIDWORKS, checking the import settings you are using can avoid issues when editing the files, taking measurements, and inserting them into Assemblies. This article provides an overview of the SOLIDWORKS STL import settings in SOLIDWORKS including Solid & Surface Body, Mesh Body, Graphics Body, and Units.


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