SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Technical Support FAQ Series

5 Steps to Check if Your Simulation Results are Wrong

June 27, 2017

“Garbage in, gospel out.” A slightly different take on the old adage, this is a popular perspective on analysis results. But we engineers know better, right? Simulation results are generally only as good as the inputs to the problem. Or at least, you need to understand the limits of your engineering assumptions, and guide your interpretation of results accordingly. There are however many times you’re certain your simulation results are wrong, and yet you can’t figure out why.

SOLIDWORKS, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

Switch Local Settings for Disabling Automatic Login

May 10, 2017

Are you trying to login as the “admin” or another user but are not getting prompted for the login window? Switching the local settings in the administration tool on the client can help fix this automatic login. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to switch local settings to disable automatic login.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

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, PDM, Technical Support FAQ Series

Pack & Go Inside of SOLIDWORKS PDM "Copy Tree"

April 21, 2017

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS PDM has a similar functionality to SOLIDWORKS Pack & Go? It is called “Copy Tree”. In this blog, we outline what Copy Tree does, how it is different than Pack & Go and other features it has.

SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD, 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.