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In SOLIDWORKS Top-Down Assembly Modeling Quick Tip, we discuss the difference between Bottom-Up and Top-Down Assemblies and demonstrate how to use Top-Down Assembly techniques to create a part with external references to another in the assembly. With these external references in place, the new virtual part will update when changes to the parent file are made.



There are two methods for creating a SOLIDWORKS Assembly file: Bottom-Up assembly modeling and Top-Down assembly modeling. In this quick tip, we’ll explain the difference between the two and demonstrate how to create a Top-Down assembly.

Heat Pipe is a feature available in the SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Electronic Cooling module that, as its name suggests, simulates heat pipes. Heat pipes efficiently transfer heat from a hotter surface to a colder surface using the principles of phase transition and conductivity. 


Do you experience poor performance when opening, saving, or closing a SOLIDWORKS drawing? There is a particular setting that may be to blame. Include Detailing Mode Data when saving is a setting that affects SOLIDWORKS versions 2020-2023.   

3DEXPERIENCE Design Jan 30, 2023

Inside 3DEXPERIENCE, users have access to not only web apps, but locally installed apps such as SOLIDWORKS and CATIA. However, these locally installed apps are accessed similarly to how a user would access cloud apps - which can be confusing. 


3D Printing Tutorials Jan 26, 2023

3D printers are amazing machines but can sometimes require calibrations, repairs, or other maintenance. When you reach out to GoEngineer for support, one of the first items we will ask you for is the Configuration File (CFG). The Configuration File is the log file from your FDM 3D printer that will include error codes and information about what the printer was doing before an issue occurred. This file is helpful for finding the solution to the problem at hand. So, how do you get the CFG from the printer and send it to us? There are several ways, and this article will walk you through them. 

In this quick tip, we will explore a couple of approaches for creating a route through clips in SOLIDWORKS. Both methods discussed here accomplish the routing task but have differences worthy of discussion. We will briefly examine both methods, beginning with an assembly for an electronic enclosure.


Topology Optimization is a technique in SOLIDWORKS Simulation that removes material from a user-defined shape or design space to maximize the the performance of the shape. Performance, in this instance, would be maximizing stiffness to weight ratio, minimizing displacement, or a combination of the two for a given set of loading conditions.



This article offers tips on troubleshooting email notifications sent out by SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. This guide assumes that you have had email notifications successfully set up and running but are suddenly no longer being received. How do we determine the problem?


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