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SOLIDWORKS 2021
Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!
3D Printing Tutorials Jan 15, 2021
One of the most important maintenance steps when owning a PolyJet 3D printer is keeping the print heads and roller clean. Failure to keep your print heads and roller clean can lead to costly repairs and impair performance. This task isn’t difficult or time-consuming but it is critical to the health of your printer.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 14, 2021
The SOLIDWORKS Simplify utility lets you create simplified configurations of a part or assembly to perform analysis and improve performance. The Simplify utility tool uses an internal calculation of insignificant volume (default) based on the size of a part or assembly. Supported features below the insignificant volume can be suppressed to a derived configuration so you can perform an analysis on the simplified model or use the lighter weight configuration to improve performance.
3D Printing Jan 12, 2021
In a recent Insight course, I had my students open, slice, and run toolpaths on an STL file that I hand-picked specifically because I knew the automated toolpaths would need to be manually optimized. As I worked along with them, I couldn't help but notice that their toolpaths, unlike mine, needed virtually no adjustments. As it turns out, I wasn't using the latest version of Insight.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 11, 2021
Microsoft Excel is utilized in SOLIDWORKS by embedding or linking an Excel-based table. In this article, you'll learn basic troubleshooting steps that can diagnose Excel issues like crashes, errors, or no response when inserting or accessing Excel files such as Bend, Gauge, or Design tables.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Jan 08, 2021
Often times a company will change the process in which they want a file to travel through their company, resulting in major workflow changes. Sometimes this includes going to the extent of putting together a whole new workflow. So, how do we get some or all of the files that were in the old workflow, over to the new workflow? In this guide we will walk through, step by step, how to move files from one workflow to another.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 07, 2021
The Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS connector allows you to connect your SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD data to the 3DExperience platform with the ability to save your data to the cloud and make it available on the platform. Recently, I have come across an issue where when users are saving files to the platform using this connector, they get an unusual error message. In this document, I will further discuss this particular error, and how we can resolve the issue.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Jan 07, 2021
Locking a PDM vault can be performed by the administrator inside the Administration application. Right-click the Vault you want to block log-ins for, and select Properties. In the File Vault Properties window, click Block Log-ins. The Block status will change from Log-ins are permitted to Log-ins are blocked.
SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 06, 2021
Recently, SOLIDWORKS made a change to the layout of their video testing site. This guide will be a brief overview of what to expect when searching for a certified graphics card driver. First, we will want to open SOLIDWORKS Rx. This is found in the Windows Start menu under the SOLIDWORKS Tools folder. Another option is to click the Home tab on the SOLIDWORKS task pane and open it under SOLIDWORKS tools.
At some point, a SOLIDWORKS Simulation user comes across a study that will not solve because there is something wrong with the no penetration contact sets that they have set up. In this article, I cover some of the investigative troubleshooting methods to employ when you suspect one or more no penetration contact sets in the analysis setup is incorrect and something needs to be changed for the study to be solved.
SOLIDWORKS 2021
Explore what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2021!