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    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    How To Avoid Frustrating Errors in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

    July 22, 2019

    You’re working away in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation when you run into this message, “Fluid volume recognition has failed because the model currently is not watertight.” Ugh. It can really put a cramp in your workflow. Even the tiniest holes keep SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation from detecting your fluid region making it impossible to run a study. Luckily, you don’t have to scrap your work and start over. Since SOLIDWORKS 2013, there’s a tool that makes it extremely easy to locate these frustrating gaps and holes in internal studies. It’s called Leak Tracking and it shows you exactly where the problem areas are so you can finish setting up your model for an internal flow study.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Stratasys, Engineering Services

    TivaWater: Clean Water For A Thirsty World

    April 5, 2018

    Without water, life would cease to exist. In the United States, we never have to worry about the quality of our drinking water, but that's not the case for everyone around the world.

    SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars, Industry News

    Your Complete Guide To SOLIDWORKS World 2017 [UPDATED]

    January 13, 2017

    We’re less than a month away from the big event (22 days, to be exact!). SOLIDWORKS World 2017 kicks off on February 5 in sunny Los Angeles, CA.

    SOLIDWORKS, Events and Webinars

    SOLIDWORKS Execs & Exploding Spaghetti Unite At The Largest SWUG Event Ever

    December 9, 2016


    This Wednesday, the Central Massachusetts and Boston Area North SOLIDWORKS User Groups (SWUG) came together for a historic nationwide meeting.


    Tech Alert: SOLIDWORKS-Supported Operating Systems

    November 17, 2016

    Will future SOLIDWORKS releases support your operating system (OS)? SOLIDWORKS recently released end of life announcements for several Windows products. We've compiled an OS compatibility list to help you determine your upgrade timeline.


    Tech Alert: SOLIDWORKS PDM Serial Number Format Issues

    November 14, 2016

    SOLIDWORKS has identified a relatively small subset of active SOLIDWORKS PDM installations that do not conform to the standard network serial number format. This can cause problems for clients when using the Installation Manager.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, Stratasys

    3D Technology Round-Up: May 2016

    May 31, 2016

    Memorial Day is (sadly) over, which means back to the grind for most of us. Add the usual end-of-month catch-up, and you've got the post-weekend blues in full effect.

    Ease back into the work week with six of our favorite engineering articles of the month.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Events and Webinars, Electrical Design

    SOLIDWORKS Product Announcement: SOLIDWORKS PCB

    May 18, 2016

    We are pleased to announce the release of SOLIDWORKS PCB (Printed Circuit Board) powered by Altium, an electronics design application that helps enable seamless collaboration between mechanical and electronic design teams.

    SOLIDWORKS PCB natively connects design data between electronic and mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) software environments to provide a new approach to smart, connected product development in today’s age of experience.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    6 Quick Tricks For SOLIDWORKS PDM [UPDATED]

    April 15, 2016

    Missed our most recent SOLIDWORKS PDM tech tips? We've compiled some of our latest technical videos to bring your week to a productive end.


    Get Your Free Seat Now: SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

    March 11, 2016

    Need to “take a photo” of your 3D product design? What about photos of products that don’t even exist yet?

    This week, SOLIDWORKS released the much-anticipated SOLIDWORKS Visualize for download. And the best part is, SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium clients on active subscription can get one seat of Visualize Standard for free! 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Events and Webinars

    SOLIDWORKS World 2016: Reflections From Our Engineers [VIDEO]

    February 10, 2016

    SOLIDWORKS World 2016 may be over, but our team is fired up to build, create and do great things in 2016.

    It was a whirlwind from start to finish. From social events, BBQ and networking to hands-on breakout sessions and new product previews, we barely had time to sleep!

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Events and Webinars

    SOLIDWORKS World 2016 Customer Spotlight: Mike Sveda, ABCO Automation

    February 4, 2016

    I can’t believe it’s over already. SOLIDWORKS World 2016 went by like a flash!

    In just three short days, the TriMech team and more than 5,000 of our peers attended hundreds breakout sessions on topics ranging from design automation and electrical design to simulation and product data management.

    Many of our own engineers hosted breakouts at this year’s event. But our AEs weren’t the only ones showcasing their knowledge. Our clients were out in force, leading several technical sessions on CAD technology, SOLIDWORKS MBD and more.

    Mike Sveda, CAD Administrator and Mechanical Designer at ABCO Automation, shared 18 years’ of SOLIDWORKS experience during two breakouts on Tuesday and Wednesday.