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In part 3 of My Solidworks Community, we will be discussing the Drive and Support areas. The Drive area lets you access your existing cloud storage accounts from within MySolidworks. These consist of sharing via Dropbox or Google Drive. Once... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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With any network seat, the first step to complete is installing the SolidNetwork License Manager. This should be installed on a computer (server) that all clients can reach over the network. It is recommended that this computer have a static... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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With SOLIDWORKS 2015, you have more control over the decimal rounding options in dimensions. Rounding Options The following options are available in Tools > Options > Document Properties > Units: Round half away from zero Rounding method where 5 rounds... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Selection of Hard-to-pick Entities New SOLIDWORKS 2015 selection paradigms make it easier to select small entities without having to zoom or use selection filters. When you make repeated small mouse movements as you try to select an edge or face,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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In this section of the model property tools, we will discuss the Section Properties command. Using this tool, you can evaluate section properties for faces, multiple faces and sketches that lie in parallel planes. Section Properties is locates under the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Welcome to part 3 of Assembly validation tools. In this section we will be discussing the Clearance Verification tool. With Clearance Verification, you can check the clearance between selected components in assemblies. The software checks the minimum distance between the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS Free Xpress Utilities-Part 3 SimulationXpress provides entry level FEA, giving you the ability to do basic stress analysis on individual parts. You can quickly determine effects of force and pressure, and generate reports to document results. When you are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Welcome to part 3 of our Design Checker series blog. In this section we will be discussing the Build Checks area. Starting the Build Checks, you will have 2 options, either create a new standard file, or open an existing... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. http://blog.cati.com/2013/07/solidworks-opening-multiple-sessions.html There is also another possibility that that can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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