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Blog Posts: October 2013

A conversation I often have with EnterprisePDM (EDPM) Customers is one around the topic of "How do I incorporate scanned data into my Vault's metadata rules, naming conventions and Workflows?". The document in question could c....
Rapid Sketch- you may have seen it, but perhaps haven't clicked it. It is one of the last icons on the Sketch toolbar when part modelling, and has been there for a couple of years. Without having any exposure on our training courses, it is one of....
Hi I have just fixed a long-standing problem for a customer using the Knowledge Base. The customer was not aware that he could have fixed the problem himself - if he just searched it via his Customer Portal. The Knowledge Base is a fabulous....
Essentials TipsDuring training this week’s SOLIDWORKS essentials, I was reminded of a little tip that has been removed from the course itself over the years but one that I always like to show….SOLIDWORKS gives the user the ability to use....
In recent years SOLIDWORKS have released their eDrawings viewer product on Apple iOS Devices and this year at SOLIDWORKS World 2013 they unveiled not only that eDrawings would also be released for Andriod but that a new enhancement was to b....
Opening Files from your 2D Drawing
During training this week I came across something that a number of my students were unaware of…it’s often these little things that can speed up your day to day work within SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS gives the user the ability to open par....
Sometimes we would like items to be listed as an assembly on a BOM rather than listing all the parts needed to build a certain Assembly. This can be achieved in SOLIDWORKS Composer in a couple of ways. 1. Activate Assembly Selection Mode.  ....
“I think most users will find something in [SOLIDWORKS 2014] that either makes their daily working practices more efficient or allows them to be more productive.” SOLIDWORKS 2014 has been recently reviewed by Digital 3D, an independe....
A popular tool that has caught a few users out over the past year in SOLIDWORKS 2013 has been the Measure Tool and in particular not being able to access various options within it. The reason for this is typically because the 2nd box in my image (Poi....
Buoyancy Calculation in SOLIDWORKS   I have added this blog as it might prove useful to anyone who wants to work out how far beneath the water surface an assy will float. This came up in a training course with our customer Manuplas of Plymo....
The standard line font used in SOLIDWORKS drawings is black lines with constant line weight- this can sometimes mean that being able to differentiate between parts within an assembly drawing can be a little tricky. There are ways around this.   ....
Ever struggled to show rotation and translation of actors in SOLIDWORKS Composer? If so then read on! For threaded components like screws, these cannot just be pulled out from their fixing, a rotation needs to be applied as well to give an accur....
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