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SolidWorks Task Scheduler – Part 3 Welcome to part 3 of or blog series covering the SolidWorks task scheduler. In this section, we will cover the tasks of Convert to High Quality Views, Run Custom Task, Create eDrawings, Update Simulation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks Weldments from Profiles to Cut Lists - Part3 Welcome to part 3 of our SolidWorks Weldment series. In this part, we will be concentrating on the modification tools including the Trim/Extend feature, Gussets & End Caps. Let's start with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to track, review and troubleshoot machines– Part 3 Welcome to Part 3 of the Using the SolidWorks CAD Admin Dashboard to track, review and troubleshoot machines blog series. A comment we hear often from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
November 7th marked the start of the push of IE11 to those Windows 7 users with auto-update turned on. Those with the preview builds will get the final bits first. Others will get them over a matter of weeks. Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
In my previous blog, I showed how to correct the issue of SolidWorks opening multiple session when opening files from Windows Explorer. This referred to issues with the windows file extensions. There is also another possibility that that can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
How to repair an Admin Image installation Every once in a while it may be required to run a repair on your Solidworks installation for many reasons. This can simply be done through “programs and features” in you windows control... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
Corrupted files…everyone’s nightmare. What to do when you can’t open an assembly that you have spent hours on?? Of course everyone has backups……sure. I have had success using the advanced file open options to get the file back in working... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
Every so often we get support calls that SolidWorks is opening multiple sessions when opening files directly from Windows explorer. This almost always is related to Windows file extensions. In Windows XP it was pretty easy to remove the file... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
Display Center of Mass in a drawing New in Solidworks 2103, you can now display and dimension to the Center of Mass in a drawing. To do this, you must first insert the Center of Mass into your model/assy. Select... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
eDrawings – Invalid file type I ran across this recently with a customer. On 1 machine, they could not open Pro/E files. An error occurred – “File type not supported.” It took us a while to get to the answer.... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
Firewalls of course help keep the bad things out, however they can also stop other traffic that you DO want. The built in Windows firewall is no different. By default it will not let traffic though to connect to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
I was asked one day…is there a way to automatically create a new component configuration when creating an assembly configuration? The answer is yes. This can be accomplished by the use of the “Parent / Child Options” under the assembly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
I have run into this quite often..How do you get a custom property to display in more than 1 line? As you will notice, you cannot just hit the enter key in the custom property value to get a new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
What’s new in Solidworks 2013 - Administrative Image Option Editor How have you rolled out your Admin images? Scripts ? Active Directory ? leave it up to users? No matter which way, it hasn’t been as easy as it should.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
You may notice sometimes you come across a drawing that is very large in size, Sometimes larger than the part or assembly it is referencing. What is the cause? The main reason I have found is due to views being... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
SNL client configuration problems Server dies! - A network admin’s nightmare. After the stress of building a new server, now it is time to point the Solidworks network clients to it. Sometimes this is not as easy as it should... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
Make your own “backups” A lot of us take advantage to Solidwork’s ability to create a backup file. I know I have screwed things up on a file and saved it before I realized…..Time to call I.T. to go get... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
Staring with Windows Vista (now of course Window 7), there has been much confusion of what having administrative rights really means. Prior to Vista, being part of the administrators group was all it took. This is no longer the case... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
SolidWorks 2012 Uninstall Changes How many times have you uninstalled a program though Windows Add/Remove programs only to find it seemed that it really just removed it from your programs menu? The program’s directory and files are still there &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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