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    3D CAD, Tech Tips

    6 Tests to Troubleshoot SOLIDWORKS Network License Connection Issues

    January 26, 2018

    Have you ever experienced issues when connecting the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork License (SNL) manager? If so, read on as we highlight some of the main areas that can cause trouble while obtaining a license.

    3D CAD

    Adding SOLIDWORKS Version Column to Windows Explorer

    October 12, 2017

    More often than not, it is much more efficient to know what version a file was last saved in without having to open the file. This blog will give you a step-by-step explanation on how to add a SOLIDWORKS version column to your Windows Explorer. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips, PDM

    Working Concurrently on SOLIDWORKS Files

    April 24, 2017

    In a fast-paced engineering environment, it is common for multiple users to need to edit parts, assemblies and drawings at the same time. With these tech support tips, you can stop battling coworkers for write access and start working concurrently on SOLIDWORKS files.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    Hidden Tricks When Opening SOLIDWORKS Files

    April 7, 2017

    Do you have large models that are time-consuming to open, drawings that refer to the wrong model, too many sheets slowing down performance or assembly files that won't open at all? We have the hidden tricks you are looking for when opening SOLIDWORKS files.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    Use Assembly Visualization To Find What Parts are Slowing You Down

    October 31, 2016

    Are slow parts causing your assembly to crawl? Locate and identify them using the Assembly Visualization tool. Let's walk through the steps.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    Using an Options File to Control Network License Usage [UPDATED]

    October 14, 2016

    (Updated Sep 2018)

    Using an Options file can help control how the licenses issued by the SolidNetwork License Manager are used within the company.