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The Advanced Mate options are handy for arranging your SOLIDWORKS assembly as they would appear in the real world. In this quick tip, we explore options to set up a limit angle mate between two parts when there aren’t two parallel faces to select.

SOLIDWORKS Training Jun 06, 2024

Learn how to obtain free certification exam vouchers that are available to all SOLIDWORKS Subscription customers. Certification exam vouchers can be obtained at the 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center. 


In recent years, there has been an influx of SOLIDWORKS PDM questions concerning the inability to connect to PDM servers through a VPN (Virtual Private Network). This article offers some considerations to take when working from home using VPN connections.

DraftSight May 10, 2024

When moving from your current DraftSight installation to one on a new machine, most people do not want to spend a whole day reorganizing their interface and settings. Copying your Workspace settings from one machine to another follows slightly different steps than moving your profiles. 

3D Printing May 07, 2024

As the global manufacturing market shifts with increased demand for personalized products and on-demand production, 3D printing finds an ever-growing range of applications. 3D printing is the process of creating a 3D object from a digital file. Since its inception with Stereolithography and FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) in the 1980s, 3D printing has evolved into a whole portfolio of technologies, becoming ever more accessible and affordable for businesses of all sizes.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Mar 20, 2024

In this article, we discuss a common issue with combs and channel grouping often seen while creating PLCs in SOLIDWORKS ElectricalWhen creating a project within SOLIDWORKS Electrical, Programmable Logic Control is often used for automation. We can insert a PLC into a SOLIDWORKS Electrical project utilizing the PLC manager. 




Introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2018, SOLIDWORKS CAM allows you to fully integrate design and manufacturing processes under one system by leveraging your 3D CAD model to generate programs for CNC machines. However, for users who already have CAMWorks installed, you will need to be intentional on what “Add-Ins” you want currently active.

eDrawings Feb 20, 2024

eDrawings Pro VR is an extension of the eDrawings Pro software from Dassault Systemes that allows users to experience their 3D models in virtual reality (VR). In previous articles, we’ve provided some guidance for how to best optimize your workstation budget depending on specific CAD workflows, from basic CAD design to running Flow Simulation CFD analyses. Here, we’ll look at which workstation components are important for using eDrawings Pro VR and highlight some sample configurations.


3D Printing Feb 15, 2024

With the recent acquisition of Rapid PSI, GoEngineer has solidified our commitment to offering best-in-class 3D printing services with our dynamic fleet of over 100 industrial 3D printers. Rapid PSI has a long history of being an industry titan—printing parts for the most rigorous applications for those in aerospace, defense, automotive, and more. With our combined resources, we are proud to offer customers an upgraded level of service and expertise. Take a look at some of the highlights GoEngineer 3D Printing Services customers can now enjoy.