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    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 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, Technical Support FAQ Series

    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, Tech Tips

    How to Open Autodesk Inventor Files in SOLIDWORKS

    January 1, 2017

    If you have legacy Autodesk Inventor files or you have received an Inventor file and need to open it in SOLIDWORKS, it may seem as though there is a washed out bridge in your path, but don’t panic! You CAN do this in SOLIDWORKS. There are two ways through which you will be able to open the Inventor files: through 3D Interconnect and the Autodesk Viewer.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    SOLIDWORKS Installation Help: 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.
    >> Need help installing SOLIDWORKS? Contact Tech Support

    3D Printing, Tech Tips, Stratasys, FDM Technology

    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

    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, Tech Tips, Technical Communication

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, Tech Tips

    3 Common SOLIDWORKS Import Geometry Problems (And Fixes For Each)

    August 9, 2016

    It's extremely important to verify and fix imported geometry. This is especially true when the user plans to add features on top of the imported geometry.

    Today, I will show three examples of common imported geometry issues and how to find a solution.