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In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, improvements have been made to increase the performance and efficiency of the tool. Additionally, improvements have been made in the areas of browsing within PDM and the SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in. In this article, we’ll focus on some of the improvements in these two specific areas.
A successful fatigue analysis can be performed in seven steps. In this blog, we’re going to break down each of those steps. Fatigue is a phenomenon that is observed when repeated loading and unloading weakens an object over time, even when the induced stresses are considerably less than the allowable stress limits. Setting up a fatigue analysis in SOLIDWORKS Simulation will allow us to determine whether a product will be able to withstand usage requirements over a period of time and not just if the product will hold up a single specified load environment.
To execute tasks on a computer, you must configure that computer to be a task host. This grants that machine task execution permission for each vault where tasks will be run. This document will provide step-by-step instructions on how to configure a computer to be a task host.
When you upgrade a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault to a new service pack or version, existing add-ins do not automatically update to the latest version. This needs to be done manually and is important because if you do not update the add-in, fixes done to the task add-in may not apply to the upgraded vault. In this article, learn how to update the convert task add-in (SWTaskAddIn) in a vault when upgrading to a new version or service pack.