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Blog Posts: August 2011

I wonder how many of us have not really understood bend allowance, bend deduction and K factor options when bending sheetmetal. Of course we could read the SOLIDWORKS Help files but much easier if there is somebody with a nice voice to talk you throu....
Have you ever wanted to add mesh controls to a beam and been disappointed? No longer. I recently discovered this useful capability by accident and was surprised that it quietly slipped into SOLIDWORKS 2011 without any fuss or me noticing in the ....
This is a really neat way of getting a great mesh on thin parts. We all know that if we have thin parts we can use shell elements. However, sometimes you might want a solid mesh but one row of elements through a wall thickness isn't really adequate; ....
I've just uploaded a more detailed version of our head office in Leamington Spa. Click on the link below to take a virtual walk around. If someone else clicks the link on their computer, they will be in the office with you! Try it out!http://www.soli....
Whilst prepping for a Webcast (Best Practice...Weldments) I remembered a couple of neat tricks for changing the orientation of the coordinate system whilst in a 3D Sketch...Method 1Use the TAB key whilst editing a 3DSketch Method 2Rotate the model th....
Did you know that you can advertise your job vacancies for free on our website? Simply select the "Products" page and then "Advertise Yor Vacancy" on the left hand side, which will allow you to enter your details!
There's nothing like a picture to show what's possible.Our online Solid Solutions configuration site looks really well on this Dell Duo.Imagine I am Sales Rep or Distributor onsite with customers and all I need to do is go to a browser and HEY PRESTO....
It's Friday, have a new background on us.Download hereThis was modeled in SOLIDWORKS by Daniel Herzberg. You can download the model for free from GrabCAD.com. It's worth taking a look at the design tree to see how it was put together (or rapid protot....
Did you Know?...You can... “Pack and Go”, “Rename”, “Replace” and “Move” from within Windows Explorer! "Move" was added in SOLIDWORKS 2011 SP4.0Simply Right Mouse Button on a file, select &quo....
I had a call on the helpdesk the other day from a Customer wanting to know if he could check the status on a current project with respect to the creation and release of Drawings so I pointed him towards this tip. If you select a managed Assembly in W....
We are always looking at ways to share our experiences with using SOLIDWORKS. Our Webcast Wednesday initiative has been a massive success with nearly 150 sessions hosted and over 3500 attendees. We have just launched our new sched....
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