Recent Blog Posts

PhotoView 360 Luxology Appearances
Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 4:00pm

A great feature added back in SOLIDWORKS 2013 was the ability to use Luxology native appearances for PhotoView 360. This enables SOLIDWORKS users to make use of the huge range of additional appearances in Luxology’s online library.

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PhotoView 360 Render Region
Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 11:05am

In PhotoView 360, you can define a region of the SOLIDWORKS graphics area for rendering. Using this render region, you can limit the rendering in the integrated preview, the preview window, or the final rendering to the area of the render region. This lets you rapidly preview or create a final rendering of a subset of the scene so you can assess the impact of changes to the rendering settings, lighting, and appearances of this section of the model.

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Photoview 360 Basic Settings
Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 10:19am

When getting started with PhotoView 360, setting your render options can seem like a bewildering task. Here are a few tips and explanations to get you started.

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Simulate the Solar Eclipse with SOLIDWORKS!
Friday March 27, 2015 at 10:26am

Last week there was a cosmic conjunction in my thinking! The partial solar eclipse in the UK coincided with my son needing help with his "Gravitational Field Theory". Could SOLIDWORKS help me understand both?

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Customising SOLIDWORKS Electrical
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 5:29pm

Explore the tools available in SOLIDWORKS Electrical to customise your projects such as adding your own symbols, manufacturer references and schematic configurations.

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Convert SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics to 3D
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 2:10pm

Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics information in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, by leveraging the from-to list data to create 3D SOLIDWORKS assemblies.

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Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 5:04pm

Take a look at this document to find out more information about SOLIDWORKS Student Access and Educational Versions. Are you a student who wants to explore an easy to use CAD package for use in university/college projects? Or are you an academic tutor who requires a practical but powerful CAD solution for your students? Fortunately, there are multiple versions available for educational institutions with student users - allowing for access both on and off campus. This document will break down the....

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An Overview of eDrawings Professional
Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 4:52pm

This webcast will give you a 20 minute over view of eDrawings Professional, which builds on the standard functionality of the eDrawings viewer with additional capabilities for measure, mark-up and cross section.

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Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 3:55pm

Take a look at this technical document on troubleshooting common problems with the SOLIDWORKS Journal File and Auto-Recover errors. This technical document covers; - Some basic functions of the journal file, it's location and the data it records - Common warning messages that appear on SOLIDWORKS start-up - Potential reasons for journal errors and step by step solutions on how to resolve some of these issues. View the Document here

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An Overview of eDrawings Viewer
Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 2:32pm

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings is the simplest way to share data across multiple CAD environments. Join us for this webcast and discover how anyone with a PC can interact with both 2D and 3D SOLIDWORKS data. eDrawings also allows you to view AutoCAD DWG and DXF files.

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