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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. 


Have you ever had open an Assembly File with an error stating the file is corrupt? A useful tool in SOLIDWORKS can help determine what is corrupt: the Assembly File or one of the Reference Files. Before opening the Assembly file is the option to open the Assembly in a New Configuration. There are a couple of options when using this tool that can be useful both in diagnosing a corrupt file and in simplifying an assembly for a computer to open. 




Occasionally, tasks being run in SOLIDWORKS PDM can get stuck and fail to progress. In this tutorial, we walk through how to cancel these stuck tasks from the Task List. To do so, we'll need access to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration tool and the SQL database server. 

Fill Pattern is a useful tool in SOLIDWORKS used to create patterns covering desired faces and surfaces. In this guide, we will introduce how to use Fill Pattern and the different settings and parameters that can be used. Fill Pattern uses different parameters and relations than a linear pattern, allowing changes and adjustments to be made without breaking the pattern. A Fill Pattern can be applied to a specific face or Surface Body.