Tech Tips, 3D CAD

The Free Render Farm - Make Photorealistic Renderings in Fractions of the Time

July 26, 2014

In every major release of SOLIDWORKS you will find hundreds of enhancements that will help boost your productivity and performance. Some of these performance gains happen behind the scenes without you even noticing, while others may require you know a trick or two to take full advantage of their capabilities. So here’s a trick that you can use to create photorealistic images in fractions of the time by using a free piece of software to create your very own render farm.


How to Control the Color of Dimensions in SOLIDWORKS

April 17, 2014

If you took any of our SOLIDWORKS classes or perhaps saw a YouTube video, you may have noticed a discrepancy between the dimensions seen on other users’ drawings and your own. For instance, many students have noted that dimensions in drawings come in gray in some cases, and black or blue in others. This can be particularly frustrating if you have been able to bring in both colors separately without knowing. This blog will show you how to control the color of dimensions in a SOLIDWORKS drawing.


ModernTech Enterprise Rename Tool: Part 1 (EPDM Add-In)

May 2, 2013

Renaming SolidWorks documents… Oh what fun that can be! Without a PDM system in place renaming SolidWorks parts, assemblies and drawings is a nightmare for most people due to the nature of how SolidWorks handles references. If you are not familiar with how SolidWorks handles references; through document name/path and an internal ID assigned to each document; you can find yourself spending hours manually fixing references in your documents.


How to Easily Rename Your SolidWorks Files and Retain the References

September 22, 2011

A frequent question on our Support Hotline is  "What steps are to be taken when renaming a file in order to keep relations between models and drawings?"