• Need Help?

    The 1st thing you need to do to access all the features of the forums is to insure you have an account.   While you can read many of the discussions without logging in, you will not have access to all the featur...
    Greg Jankowski
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  • SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation legacy projects from version 2014 or older

    SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2020 cannot read the project data from SOLIDWORKS files in format 2014 or older. This is actually an intended behavior, as it relieves the R&D team from maintaining code to perform the c...
    Julien Boissat
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  • Understanding CPU

    CPU cores, hyper-threading, bandwidth, APUs.. What are they? What does a CPU do? What do you as a SOLIDWORKS user need to consider when shopping for a CPU? The topic of CPU is very complex. For this post, I am going t...
    Siddharth Palaniappan
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  • Lightsabre

    Does 
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List

    The 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is now live!   Please see this help video on how to access the  SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE World Top Ten 2021 - YouTube  :       ...
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List: Voting Is Ending Soon!

    There is still time to vote for your favorite ideas! Voting for ideas in the Top Ten List will be ending on February 1st, 2021. On Monday, the ideas will be collected and the votes counted to find out the Top Ten idea...
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List: Voting Closing Soon!

    Voting will be ending on February 1st, 2021. Idea submissions closed January 4th, but the Top Ten list is still open for comments and discussion. Check out the blog post here for more information on how to s...
    morgan Strong
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  • Replace HQ rendering functionality with the realistic viewport snapshots

    Dear all, Starting on August 1st, 2021, the High Quality rendering functionality will be replaced with the realistic viewport snapshots to keep the rendering results more consistent with 3D dynamic displays. The i...
    Oboe Wu
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List: Vote for Your Favorites!

    We moved into the voting phase of the Top Ten List on January 4th, 2021 and will continue to have open voting until February 1st, 2021. Idea submissions have closed, but the Top Ten list is still open for comment...
    morgan Strong
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List: Voting Has Begun!

    We moved into the voting phase of the Top Ten List on January 4th, 2021 and will continue to have open voting until February 1st, 2021. Idea submissions have closed, but the Top Ten List is still open for discuss...
    morgan Strong
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  • How can I Get a Non-Standard Drawing View?

    Like most things in SolidWorks, there are several ways this can be done.  Probably the simplest starts with orienting the model the way you want the drawing view to be.  That can be done a variety of ways. &...
    Glenn Schroeder
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List: Submissions Closing Soon!

    The Idea submission stage will be ending Monday, January 4th, 2021. We will be moving on to the Voting stage of the Top Ten List on Monday, January 4th, 2021. For information on voting, check out the blog post be...
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  • Use Configurations or Display States to Hide Components?

    If the only variable will be the visibility of components I recommend hiding them with display states instead of suppressing them with configurations.  While it may not always be the case, using display states wi...
    Glenn Schroeder
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  • 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is Now Live!

    The 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021 SOLIDWORKS Top Ten List is now live. Within the Top Ten List you can share your enhancement ideas for SOLIDWORKS products. After ideas have been submitted, all community members will be ask...
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  • Call for FAQs

    If you have a suggestion for an FAQ that should be added to this area, post the suggestion as a comment to this post. It will be reviewed and if it is FAQ-worthy, we will add it to the list of FAQs to be added.
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  • SOLIDWORKS Sell Release 2.14.0:  Friendlier interface to build configurators!

    Dear all, We are pleased to share that the SOLIDWORKS Sell 2.14.0 release went live last week. It brought a much friendlier interface for you to build configurators. As illustrated in the before-after comparisons be...
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  • SOLIDWORKS Design Contest for Singapore Community!

    Hey #SOLIDWORKS SG community! We are on the lookout for the most creative submissions in our #SOLIDWORKSDesignChallenge! If you think you have what it takes to win, join our very first contest exclusively for our Sing...
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  • What the Power of the Cloud Brings to Engineering and CAD

    The mysterious "Cloud" you keep hearing about delivers powerful benefits that fall into four categories for Engineering and CAD: Collaboration, Mobility, Data Management, and Infinite Computing. Read "What the Power o...
    LIN SHAODUN
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  • SOLIDWORKS Sell Release 2.13.0: Light it up!

    Dear all, As we all feel, lights are everywhere in our lives and lighting is essential to the visualization of 3D objects. Lighting gives life to the 3D products we build and love. Take a look at these comparisons ...
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  • Understanding graphics software [Updated v1]

    Please go through "Understanding graphics hardware" to get a better perspective of graphics.   What is OpenGL? What is a graphics driver?   SOLIDWORKS uses OpenGL technology for rendering. OpenGL is a grap...
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