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Clean out your SOLIDWORKS Data folders
Monday June 29, 2015 at 2:44pm

The SOLIDWORKS Data folder is key to your use of the Hole Wizard and Toolbox Features within the software. When you install SOLIDWORKS you are asked where you would like the SOLIDWORKS Data folder to be stored with the default being the root of your C:\ drive. When a new release of SOLIDWORKS is available customers have one of tow choices: 1- Retain their existing Data folder and upgrade to the new versions.  PROS- keep any customisations and part numbers. CONS- cannot be used by any older ....

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Announcing the New 3D ContentCentral
Monday June 29, 2015 at 2:31pm

3DContentCentral is a great online resource allowing you to take advantage of a vast library of SOLIDWORKS CAD models and Macros (applications). You can choose to download supplier parts, or more recreational items, as well as opening account to upload your own components to share to new prospective customers. The site has just undergone an overhaul to streamline its processes- but the key is that the site is still FREE to sign up to. Over 1.3 million users have signed up to the website and som....

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Understanding References in Enterprise PDM
Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 5:05pm

This webcast focuses on File References and user defined references to give user a better understanding of reference behavior within Enterprise PDM.

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National Women in Engineering Day
Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 2:56pm

Today is National Women in Engineering Day and to celebrate, Solid Solutions would like to share the stories of some of their team members.

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A Definitive Guide to the Toolbox
Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 4:56pm

Toolbox is a library of nuts, bolts and fasteners. It allows you to select from a range of international standards, pick the type of part you want and then simply drag the component into your assembly! Join us for this webcast where Paul will give an overview of how to configure, customise and set it up.

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A Definitive Guide to the Hole Wizard
Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 1:55pm

You can use the Hole Wizard to create customised holes of various types. In this webcast, Paul will be showing the use of the hole wizard in a number of ways available to users and show the customisation that is available.

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Notes Library
Friday June 12, 2015 at 3:07pm

In SOLIDWORKS we have a toolbox library, materials library and appearances library, one library we don't have is a annotations library. This can easily be rectified allowing you to create an extensive catalogue of frequently used annotations, notes, symbols etc... The process is quick and easy, just follow the steps below

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Colour Drawing HLR HLV View
Friday June 12, 2015 at 2:42pm

In an assembly, it can be quite useful to have different parts shown in different colours. Whether that be to differentiate between parts, to display final colour or to indicate whether a part has been purchased or not. This is easy in an assembly, but when you come to a drawing, the Hidden Lines Visible (HLV) and Hidden Lines Removed (HLR) display modes remove this colour, showing all the lines in black. You can modify this behaviour by going to;

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Advanced Angle Dimensions
Friday June 12, 2015 at 11:24am

When sketching, on occasion you may want to add an angle dimension and use a horizontal or vertical sketch line to reference from, but what do you do if none are nearby? In SOLIDWORKS 2015 you now have the ability to dimension between a line and an imaginary horizontal or vertical line.

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Foreshortened Dimensions On Section Views
Friday June 12, 2015 at 10:48am

Adding foreshortened dimensions are nice and easy, but what about adding foreshortened diameter dimensions to a Detail View of a section? Not so easy, or is it?

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