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Blog Posts: June 2013

One of the most common questions I get asked during a training course is “what other things do I do in my role as a SOLIDWORKS Applications Engineer?”  Therefore, I thought it may be nice to share with you one of my recent site visit....
Hi   If you follow our blogs you will know that at SSM we are very proud of the fact that we have more 'Elite' Application Engineers than any other reseller - worldwide! In fact, to date, we not only top the worldwide league table, we ha....
If you have ever had the need to create additional sketch planes:-     Then I'm pretty sure that you will have run into situations where "Horizontal" and "Vertical" relations in your new sketch are not how you would....
 http://www.SOLIDWORKS.com/beta/ Every year brings a new edition of SOLIDWORKS to the Dassault Systems 3D experiance and soon we will see the release of SOLIDWORKS 2014 and we hope to see you all at our Solid Solutions Launch events. You ma....
One of our customers who manufacture boring machines recently asked me whether they can add Gun Drilled Holes (which have a unique “W” profile at the end of the drilled bore) into the Hole Wizard because they use them all the time. The....
Decals applied in SOLIDWORKS cannot translate through to SOLIDWORKS Composer files, however, there is a way in which you can bring through an appearance applied in SOLIDWORKS through to your translated smg file.   In SOLIDWORKS apply an appearan....
The zoom to fit command (hotkey "F") is a great way of showing the whole part, assembly or drawing so it fills the screen. However in an assembly it can give you unexpected results making the assembly seemingly disappear. This is actually b....
SOLIDWORKS Composer is the new name for 3DVia Composer and the name change brings about some great enhancements to the licensing and activation procedure to bring it in line with the core SOLIDWORKS products. LICENSE AND ACTIVATION CHANGESSNL (F....
Setting up parallel approval transitions in Enterp
Many of the processes we map in EPDM for the approval and changing of documents run in a serial fashion with the files moving from one person / state to the next. This is great but can result in bottlenecks when multiple approvers are required for ce....
I’m always on the lookout for interesting tips and tricks to pass on to our customers and this is a lovely one that will save valuable time and therefore cost. I picked this one up recently….. There is a function available to users of ....
Do you want to design faster and respond to your customer enquiries with lightning speed?   If you are using configurations in your SOLIDWORKS models, or find yourself copying projects to make slight adjustments for different customer requests- ....
Is the SOLIDWORKS Rx tool not opening?   I came across an interesting issue that seems to crop up now and again whilst working on the Support line, which is the problem with the SOLIDWORKS Rx tool not opening, not doing anything, ....
Dell Precision Performance Optimiser Utility
It's common knowledge that here at Solid Solutions we promote the use of DELL as our recomended hardware provider. We use Dell Precision Laptops for our Application Engineers and Satalite Training Venues while Desktops in our main offices Training su....
A new feature has been added to SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and Premium 2013. Submodelling allows you to improve the results at local regions of large models without having to rerun the analysis for the whole model. Refining the mesh for selec....
For those of you that find time outside of work to participate in the SOLIDWORKS Certification program you may have recently noticed that SOLIDWORKS have updated the Certification Center website. Furthermore they have also now released a new version ....
Anyone who has attempted a SOLIDWORKS certification will know that they don't make it easy. Each exam is a significant test of knowledge and skill. For resellers like Solid Solutions, they set the bar even higher with many more exams than just th....
I came across an article back in December by SOLIDWORKS Blogger Ricky Jordan which I'd thought I'd fianlly upload to our blog and share while customers decide to migrate from Windows XP to 7 or 8. http://www.rickyjordan.com/2012/09/solid....
Combine Multiple Custom Properties into one PropertyThe below image demonstrates how I have combined the "Evaluated Value" from the "Material" and "Weight" property into the "Combination" property field and sep....
  Get Certified in SOLIDWORKS   SOLIDWORKS Certifications are an excellent way to test your competence and depth of knowledge of SOLIDWORKS. With a range of certifications aimed at beginners through to advanced user, there’s an ....
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