SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Creating Custom Weldment Profiles Using Configured Sketches

September 21, 2018

Are none of SOLIDWORKS' default weldment profiles working for your project? Check out this short step-by-step tutorial on using configured sketches to create your own custom weldment profiles.

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3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips

How To Download SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profiles for Free

September 14, 2018

For those of you who have used Weldments for frame design and extrusions in SOLIDWORKS, you're probably aware of how easy they are to work with and create. However, you may not be aware that there are literally thousands of profiles that you can download for free directly in the software. 

>> Watch our On-Demand Webinar, Weldments Tips & What's New

3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips

How to Represent a Knurled Surface in SOLIDWORKS

September 7, 2018

The question comes up all the time, "How can I model a knurled surface in SOLIDWORKS?"

3D CAD, Tech Tips, Technical Support FAQ Series

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, SOLIDWORKS, Tech Tips

Utilizing SOLIDWORKS Sweeps & Threads

November 14, 2017

We're not talking about sweeping with a broom. We're talking about creating sweep geometries and threads in SOLIDWORKS. These features are some of the most misunderstood in SOLIDWORKS, and we're going to break them down for you in this blog.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Installation Help: SOLIDWORKS Administrative Image Will Not Launch

December 21, 2016

I’ve had a few recent run-ins with the SOLIDWORKS administrative image (with my own machines and in multiple customer environments) that did not end favorably.

The ‘deploy automatically’ function simply would not launch on the client end even though the documented instructions for permissions had been followed.

FDM Technology, Stratasys, Tech Tips, 3D Printing

Tech Tip: Fortus 250mc Tip Replacement Instructions

November 22, 2016

To ensure optimum performance, it’s important to inspect your machinery on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and monitor proper upkeep. Like any other piece of equipment, Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers also require preventative maintenance from time to time. For instance, at around 2,000 hours of use, it’s a good idea to check and replace the tips on various FDM technology. In our blog, we will walk you through step-by-step Fortus 250mc tip replacement instructions. Here’s how:

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

The Internal ID Does Not Match: Why It Happens & How To Fix It

November 10, 2016

Have you ever referenced a SOLIDWORKS file only to be plagued with internal ID errors due to  file name changes or parts with the same file name?
 
When opening assemblies, users sometimes get a message saying the referenced document has a non-matching internal ID. Let's explore why this occurs and how to remedy the issue.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Slow Assembly? 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, Technical Communication, Tech Tips

Import Files Into SOLIDWORKS Composer Without Installing SOLIDWORKS

October 24, 2016

In 2014, SOLIDWORKS released SOLIDWORKS Composer, a tool that design companies use to leverage their 3D CAD data from any source to develop assembly instructions, end-user manuals and intriguing animations.

3D CAD, Tech Tips, SOLIDWORKS

(UPDATED) Using an Options File to Control Network License Usage

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. 

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

Transfer & Activate A SOLIDWORKS Standalone License

August 11, 2016

In this blog post, you will learn how to activate a standalone license and quickly move it from your old computer to your current computer.