Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Missing File Locations in SOLIDWORKS? Let’s Find Them!

by Heather McHale

Find and Replace SOLIDWORKS File Locations

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.

Behind the Scenes: Altair Inspire Cast Meshing with SimLab

by Shaun Bentley

Behind the Scenes: Altair Inspire Cast Meshing with SimLab

In this article, we will look at one of the few cases where we bump into a problem caused by some modeling practices that are not well-suited for simulation, and how easy it is to use SimLab to help track down the problem.

Creating Multiple Parts From One Part File in SOLIDWORKS

by Brandon Harris

pendant assembly

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.

Why Won’t my Wires Route in SOLIDWORKS Electrical (Part 1)

by Cheri Guntzviller

If you have ever tried routing wires in SOLIDWORKS Electrical, then you know how awesome they look when complete – but it can sometimes be a challenge getting there. In this SOLIDWORKS Electrical tutorial, I’ll share a few items to keep in mind when routing wires that will make the task easier.

Stratasys F123 Series Print Head Storage Solutions | 3D Printing Hacks

by Jeff Lendermon

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.