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.
July 22, 2019
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.
December 9, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
February 12, 2016
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!