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SOLIDWORKS CAD Apr 09, 2024

With every new release of SOLIDWORKS, we often get asked how to open new files in the previous version. Maybe our vendors are using a newer version than we are, or maybe a coworker upgraded and converted a file to the new year before you were ready. Almost all our customers have asked at one time or another, "How do I open a SOLIDWORKS file into an older version of SOLIDWORKS?” 

SOLIDWORKS CAD Mar 28, 2024

Ever wonder how you can increase productivity within SOLIDWORKS? What if there was a way to automatically create in-context features such as cut extrudes and automatic placement when inserting a part within an assembly? There is a way to do this and more with SOLIDWORKS Smart Components!

 

SOLIDWORKS CAD Mar 26, 2024

The word “generative” has certainly risen in popularity over the last couple of years. Most people probably jump to “generative AI”, which is usually understood to mean sitting in front of a computer, making a relatively simple request (often a text prompt), and – with no direct involvement in the generation process – receiving a complete output that matches that request, be it a piece of writing, an image, a song, or even a video. But what about in the design and engineering world?

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.

 

SOLIDWORKS CAD Feb 12, 2024

As we know, every year, SOLIDWORKS releases a new version with hundreds of new features and functionalities. From innovative new functionalities to all-new product offerings, this blog post will put you in a time machine and take you on a journey through the history of SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 30, 2024

This tutorial explains how to activate or deactivate a SOLIDWORKS license from a computer not connected to the internet. A manual activation/deactivation option allows us to do this. 

 

Reverse Engineering Jan 04, 2024

Reverse engineering is a useful approach for creating customized sports equipment and tailoring products to athletes' specific needs and preferences. For example, customized weight distribution and curvature of a golf club could be the competitive edge an athlete needs. In this article, we discuss a few engineering tools and the reverse engineering workflow to quickly create customized sporting equipment.

 

SOLIDWORKS CAD Jan 01, 2024

SOLIDWORKS recently changed how often you must reactivate the software. Previously, you would activate a license, and depending on the license type, it wouldn’t require reactivation and wouldn't expire. So, why are you receiving this message and how do you fix it? 

 

 

Since I started beekeeping, I've always wondered what happens during the winter. How do the bees stay warm? In this article, we use SOLIDWORKS to perform a thermal and flow simulation to analyze how much energy bees use to maintain the temperature they need to survive. 

 

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