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Understanding Spreadsheet in SOLIDWORKS PDM

The use of $PRPSHEET can be confusing since it can be used in more than one way and can interact with SOLIDWORKS PDM or be independent of PDM. $PRPSHEET is intended to get information from one document, such as a part or assembly, into another document, such as a drawing. In order to understand how […]


Installing SOLIDWORKS PCB with PCB Services

The new SOLIDWORKS PCB design tool, powered by Altium, combines the power and usability of Altium with the 3D expertise of SOLIDWORKS. PCB Services is the key to the collaborative features in SOLIDWORKS PCB, SOLIDWORKS PCB Add-In, and the PCB Connector for Altium. The following should help get the central element installed. SOLIDWORKS PCB is a printed […]

Categories: Printed Circuit Board, SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS 2020

Adding your Design Library to SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault

Using Off the Shelf (OTS) components in our designs is common. Whether they are bearings, gears, motors, sensors, or fasteners we gather this stuff up use it and then stash it in various places on our local hard drives. The problem with this is we are not sharing those OTS components with the rest of […]



In SOLIDWORKS, there are some powerful computation abilities that can give users an advantage in solution accuracy compared with other products on the market. One major example of this has to do with meshing, which influences both the solve time and the accuracy of your results. Unlike the more common approach of Finite Element Analysis, […]

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Shell Mesh in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

General solid bodies are automatically meshed using solid tetrahedral elements, which are a great fit in a variety of cases. For geometries that happen to be constant wall thickness, there is another option that can be beneficial: shell mesh. Shell Mesh Uses Shell mesh can and should typically be used for a variety of geometries […]

Categories: SOLIDWORKS 2020, SOLIDWORKS Simulation