Enough of us have seen this message before: activation count exceeded. We cringe when it happens and then try to figure out who we must scramble to call to get it resolved. In most cases, this overage was done without your knowledge. There are a few steps to keep this from happening. The sections below will get you the information on your situation and how to address it.
The first step to being successful is identifying a solution to a problem, I learned that on Shark Tank. In this case, my problem was that I had a bunch of race medallions laying around that I wanted to display. I looked online and the costs were expensive, and I thought heck, I can design my own. So, I fired up SOLIDWORKS, made a model, collaborated with my colleague Jeff Lendermon on the final design of a medallion hanger. Here is how it all happened.
Trailer design is an engineering challenge that is made easier by robust, yet flexible CAD tools. SOLIDWORKS Weldments is well-suited for this endeavor with intuitive features that make modeling this and other structures a lean process.
SOLIDWORKS offers several licensing solutions tailored to the size and flexibility needs of an organization. These licenses range from Single Seat, Single User, and Standalone to the ability to spread your SOLIDWORKS investment over a large group of users using Floating Network licenses.
In this blog, I highlight several handy techniques for creating and managing changes to an assembly created as a multi-body part in SOLIDWORKS instead of the traditional “bottom-up” method to design the overall assembly.
Have you ever upgraded SOLIDWORKS and started receiving file location errors? Maybe your templates are invalid, or you see instead of the diameter symbol? These issues are due to the reference file locations looking in the wrong location, most likely an old installation folder.
When given the incredible opportunity to present at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, we shared how we used SOLIDWORKS to design golf equipment, how simulation can validate design theories, and AI or Topology Optimization could change the way golf putters look.
Trailing zeroes can be customized for Dimensions, Tolerances, and Properties. This setting is available in parts, drawings, and assemblies and is found in Tools>Options>Document Properties>Dimensions>Zeroes>Trailing Zeroes.
There are some limitations when dealing with complex setups, but the results would match if you ran SimulationXpress studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard. We’ll look at some of the differences further in this blog.
While working on projects in SOLIDWORKS, I sometimes find myself in a situation where I’m creating multiple parts that combine to make a whole. Over the course of my experiences, I have seen a few approaches to this.
Kinetic Art Project: Using SOLIDWORKS and Casting Fins
Thank you for returning to my Kinetic Art Project series. In this final segment of the series, I’ve used SOLIDWORKS to check for mass properties and documented the process for casting the
Hyper threading can significantly improve performance for some tasks, but it can also be detrimental to others. To thread or not to thread? Find out here.
Are you new to SOLIDWORKS PCB or using SOLIDWORKS PCB with out of the box symbols and foot prints? If you want to make your own schematic symbols for your schematic drawings and 2D/3D footprints for the PCB. Where do you start?
If you order 3D printing supplies in bulk or for future use, you may find yourself storing them in a box on a shelf or in the drawer of the 3D printer. There has to be a better place, right? See what I came up with for print head storage in this 3D printing hack.
SOLIDWORKS has some awesome part modeling tools. In this blog, we share four of our favorites that are proven to be time saving and easy to use.