SOLIDWORKS 2020 is finally here, and with it comes a whole slew of new features intended to give you a huge competitive advantage going forward.
This week we highlight two of the biggest additions to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD this year, Detailing Mode and Flexible Parts.
Harvard Integrations is a privately owned manufacturer and marketer of a diverse line of custom enclosures and accessories based out of Tea, South Dakota.
In this video we show you how one of their engineers used the power of SOLIDWORKS to bring his artistic vision to life.
This alert is to let you know about changes to system requirements coming with the next version of SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP5 will be the last release to support the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. This means that SOLIDWORKS 2020 products including PDM will not install on Windows Server 2012 R2.
"What do I really need SOLIDWORKS for?" This is a question I receive far more often than you would think. Yeah, if you are a product engineer or designer it's a pretty simple question to answer, but many are unaware of all the ancillary products SOLIDWORKS has to offer. The SOLIDWORKS product line stretches well beyond the design areas of your business, and if utilized effectively, it can improve the performance of departments all across your company. So, who really should be using SOLIDWORKS? Let's find out.
As we know, every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version with hundreds of new features and functionalities. Ninety percent of these enhancements come straight from you, the customer. While thinking about how much it has changed since I started, I decided to compile the highlights of SOLIDWORKS through the years. We tend to take many of these enhancements for granted now, but they were truly groundbreaking at the time they were released. From innovative new functionalities, to all-new product offerings, this blog post will put you in a time machine and take you on a journey through the history of SOLIDWORKS.
Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation where you need to create an extrude-cut on a curved surface. People new to SOLIDWORKS get freaked out just at the thought of tackling such a complex endeavor, but really it's not as difficult as it seems.
Today I'm going to walk you through the step-by-step process on how to create an extrude-cut on a curved surface, and offer a few quick tips along the way.
With the latest buzz about new versions of SOLIDWORKS, it’s easy to get confused about some of the basics when it comes to upgrading to a newer version. For instance, technically UPGRADING SOLIDWORKS refers to moving major versions like 2017 to 2018, while UPDATING refers to service pack changes. We will use this convention throughout this article.
There is NO EASY BUTTON when it comes to working with complicated assemblies. Only a combination of small fixes and best practices can lead to better performance. If you experience long open times, graphics lags or issues working with mates, it may be time to review your process.
With every year, SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect helps companies working with multiple data types streamline their product development process in SOLIDWORKS. Gone are the days of long, complicated file translations.