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How to change your SOLIDWORKS Installation

Change your SOLIDWORKS installation

Do you have a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license but you don’t see the SOLIDWORKS add-ins included with your licence when you go to Tools > Add-ins…? You may have chosen the wrong installation package when you installed SOLIDWORKS. In this tech tip I’ll show you how to easily change your SOLIDWORKS installation. To change…

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Quick tips on how to work with Mesh files in SOLIDWORKS

Working with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Files

If you need to work with Mesh files inside of SOLIDWORKS, you probably know how hard that is. These files have always been hard if not useless to work with! But with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 a new Mesh Body type was added, which lets you imports an STL file (.stl) as a solid…

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Do you have an Unexpected exploded body in your SOLIDWORKS part?

It is very common to create multi-body parts with an accompanying exploded view. However, there may be occasions where an exploded view needs to be removed, and the result of that removal leaves an unexpected exploded body in your part. The part below has a weldment along with a couple of solid body parts made…

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Using SOLIDWORKS PDM from home during COVID-19 shutdowns

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM remotely

This using SOLIDWORKS PDM remotely article is part of a series aimed at helping you to continue working during the impacts caused by COVID-19. For more information related to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software licensing options during this time, please see the comprehensive article from my colleague Scott Durksen. When it comes to SOLIDWORKS PDM, we…

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How to Find Your Computer Name in Windows

How To Find Your Computer Name

Did you know that your computer has a name? If you were unaware of this detail, now is the time to give your computer the virtual hand shake and introduce yourself. Every computer that deals with a network has a name and an IP address. In this post I’ll show you how to find your…

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Working with SOLIDWORKS at Home through COVID-19 Shutdowns

SOLIDWORKS Remote License

The continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) is causing significant impact around the globe.  While health is always of primary importance, this pandemic also affects business productivity.  As shutdowns and quarantines are rapidly expanding, more and more employees are being asked to work from home.  This can cause challenges with access to SOLIDWORKS software…

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Using your SOLIDWORKS Network Licenses Away from the Office

As SOLIDWORKS network licenses are hosted on a server connected to your network, clients must also be connected to the same network to obtain a license.  In some situations it may be required to use a license away from your office, such as working from home or offsite with a laptop. There are two methods…

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Designing a Homemade Workout Bench with SOLIDWORKS Weldments

SOLIDWORKS Workout Bench

Given the global COVID-19 pandemic it has become taboo to be out in public. Now that my local gym and thousands of other gyms are closed to help prevent the spread of the virus that leaves us thinking, ‘what do we do if we want to work out?’. SOLIDWORKS to the rescue! With my hobbyist…

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SOLIDWORKS Term (Rent) License vs Perpetual License you own

SOLIDWORKS Term License

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing is a licensing option that lowers the upfront cost of SOLIDWORKS software and allows for more flexible deployment options for start-ups, makers, consultants, contractors and businesses of any size. Term Licensing is essentially renting a SOLIDWORKS License for a 3 month or 1 year term rather than purchasing a perpetual license which…

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