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Bryce Mullen
I‘m running SolidWorks 2016 on Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update) on a mid 2017 top tier 13” MacBook Pro with Intel Iris Pro 650 graphics. Currently my dynamic highlighting lags heavily but I am unable to uncheck OpenGL. Is there any way to get SW to recognize my graphics card so I can see if unchecking GL will speed up my performance? Thanks! 
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John Grossnickle
I would like to convert our slddrw files to pdf and keep them in their current location. I have tried using the task manager but it will not let me use wildcards. I want to convert using *pd*.slddrw. This will not find just the files containing pd but all slddrw files.
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Darrell Schwager
What does it mean in a dimensional drawing when the diameter of a part to be made with A/3 for a diameter for a cylinder ?
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Alex Write
Hi guys, I want to dive into car modeling using blueprints but I need some good tutorials beforehand to learn the fundamentals about the car body design using surfaces in SOLIDWORKS. I found some free tutorials in Youtube but they are all fast motion videos that I couldn't make anything out of them. Is there any good tutorial preferably free one?
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John Stoltzfus
  How many times do you see a great thread get trashed or hijacked for various reasons and I'll take the "Stand" and say I'm the worst for doing that..  So when I'm acting stupid tell me to trash it here, get it?? Rants - Cheers - Pet Peeves - or your Aunt Lilly, bring it..  (More then likely the dumbest thread anybody started, but I tried to… (Show more)
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Jim Sculley
Like the title says, this isn't about ONE and TWO.  This is about the little things.  Small, minor bugs that make you wish SOLIDWORKS was a person so that you could build a time machine to go back and murder its parents.  Bonus points if the problem is just intermittent enough to make you forget about it, until it happens again.   Be sure to post… (Show more)
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Alexander Kibbe
Solidworks Used to run just fine on this computer.  recently it has been taking longer and longer to start, not to open a file, just to start the program.   Than just today it no longer starts at all.  It will hang on the initial opening pop up.  I've seen it get as for as 'initializing solidworks forum' but no farther even after hours of… (Show more)
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Jerry Myer
Why do I get this screen every time I close SolidWorks?     Hopefully this is not going to be like snapping to endpoints - waiting for some spurious behavior just because I want to close the program.
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Greg Jankowski
CAD can be demanding on your computer. Technical problems are not uncommon. Whenever you have a question, it can be difficult to give the support person a complete description of what's happening and how your computer is set up. A support technician might contact you repeatedly, asking a different question each time: What is your operating system…
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Leslie Fontana
I am an old school gal who learned to draft using AutoCad, moved to Ashlar Vellum on a Mac and am now trying to transition to Solidworks. I took the Essential Training course in my area, but can't seem to wrap my mind around how to do my own projects with Solidworks. My brain wants to draw an orthographic - can anyone direct me to a resource or… (Show more)
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