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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 Jul 21, 2020
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.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Mar 23, 2016
This article contains the necessary steps to delete and recreate the client's local vault views in SOLIDWORKS PDM. Remember that before you delete a client’s local view, you MUST CHECK IN ALL FILES that are checked out to that particular user in that view. This is a very critical step and can be problematic if not done.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Mar 16, 2016
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.
SOLIDWORKS PDM May 29, 2015
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.