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3DExperience 2014x Enhancements for SOLIDWORKS Connector - copy structure feature, link from file in X-CAD Design Management to Connector for SOLIDWORKS, ability to save additional file types, search on dates, Rod Levin, InFlow Technology, July 14, 2014

Design Plastic Parts More Efficiently and Accurately with SOLIDWORKS Plastics - validate plastic part designs to ensure proper fill, determine best gate location while improving part quality in SOLIDWORKS, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, July 10, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Vision 2014+ - Parasolid will remain kernel for very long time, based on 3DEXPERIENCE, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual offers modeling flexibility in highly collaborative environment, Michelle Boucher, Tech-Clarity, July 9, 2014

How to Get Free Access to SOLIDWORKS as a Student - Student Design Kit, Student Engineering Kit are available, SDK offers installation of SOLIDWORKS Standard in schools while SEK comes with Premium installations, contact school's CAD administrator to check if school qualifies for obtaining license, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, July 2, 2014

Optimize the Design of Plastic Parts and Injection Molds with SOLIDWORKS Plastic Simulation Software - available in professional, premium, advanced versions, comes integrated with SOLIDWORKS CAD to enhance designs for manufacturability without leaving familiar 3D design experience, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, June 30, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Library and Online Portal - avail easy-to-use Windows interface to solve designing issues, visit portal to access electrical resources, request manufacturing parts, symbols, 3D content before adding to web store, Delvin Masilamani, Javelin Technologies, June 24, 2014

Jim Wilkinson - SOLIDWORKS Architect - Q&A about job responsibilities, life before, after CAD, primary steps with SOLIDWORKS, journey in Dassault, prospects of SOLIDWORKS, importance of user-experience with relation to alpha/beta testing in initial phases of product development, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff’s Tool Shed, June 22, 2014

SOLIDWORKS vs Solid Edge: How Well They Import Legacy Data from AutoCAD, Pt 1 - importing DWG in Solid Edge, converting 2D to 3D with revolve, extrude tools, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, June 12, 2014

SOLIDWORKS vs Solid Edge: How Well They Import Legacy Data from AutoCAD, Pt 2 - importing DWG in SOLIDWORKS, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, June 12, 2014

Surface Tension - SOLIDWORKS and Solid Edge Battle - veteran SOLIDWORKS user evaluates, compares Solid Edge ST6 surfacing functionality, Ryan Reid, CADdigest.com, June 11, 2014

5 Amazing Things You Should Know About SOLIDWORKS Electrical - allows import/export of AutoCAD files into SOLIDWORKS Electrical, offers real time bi-directional link between 2D, 3D, designs BOM, reports faster, supports enterprise collaboration, comes with library of parts, symbols, Sanu Warrier, Javelin Technologies, May 13, 2014

How SOLIDWORKS Simulation Helps Simulation at Design - provides simulation for initial design stages so that lesser partly optimized designs are passed to analysts, simulation engineers, has short learning curve, Shawn Wasserman, Engineering.com, May 12, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014, Pt 1 - UI, fundamentals, sketching enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2014, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014, Pt 2 - improvements related to parts, features, sheetmetal, PhotoView, graphics, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014, Pt 3 - drawings, assembly enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2014, YouTube, Apr 14, 2014

Inside SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual - Dassault Systemes' foray into 3D direct editing, motion-study space may suggest brand's future direction, Ralph Grabowski, Design Engineering, Apr 30, 2014

Solar Access Study in SOLIDWORKS 2014 - new sunlight outdoor lighting option allows locating sunlight source in relation to model, add solar access study to check change in light, shadows throughout day or year in relation to movement of sun, Jeff Brown, HRS Blog, Apr 24, 2014

Comparing Direct Modeling in Solid Edge with SOLIDWORKS - synchronous technology adds layer of intelligence to parts, focuses on solving complex engineering challenges, Chris McAndrew, CADdigest.com, Apr 24, 2014

SolidWorks Weldment Profiles: Now Configurable - when creating custom property for profile, user needs to add it in one location for profile, all variations of profile have that custom property, Holly Cheek, HRS Blog, Apr 14, 2014

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Hits the Market, But Does It Hit the Mark? - Mechanical Conceptual is being promoted as complementary app to SolidWorks, but higher costs may pause purchase decision of potential customers, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Apr 10, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Replace Sketch Entity - SolidWorks offers option to replace entity when trying to delete sketch entity that has downstream references, Hunter Cordeiro, HRS Blog, Apr 4, 2014

Comparing Your Purchase & Licenses Shown on the SolidNetwork License (SNL) Manager, Pt 1 - standard licenses are important for foundation level of SolidWorks, while professional/premium licenses are considered as product that includes standard license, Rachael Hughes, Fisher/Unitech, Apr 1, 2014

Synchronizing Selections Between SolidWorks and COMSOL Multiphysics - assign materials for components in SolidWorks design to synchronize selections with COMSOL Multiphysics model or employ COMSOL Selections window in SolidWorks to set up own selections, Lorant Olasz, COMSOL Blog, Mar 26, 2014

Thermal Analysis: SolidWorks Flow Simulation vs Simulation Pro - Flow Sim builds model faster for medium to very complex models while Sim Pro Thermal works faster for simple models; Flow Sim is expensive compared to Sim Pro Thermal, David Roccaforte, Fisher/Unitech, Mar 26, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014 - Sketch Auto-Scale - functionality makes sketching faster, efficient while requiring less user interaction, concentrate on getting sketch entities proportioned about right relative to each other without worrying about zoom perspective, actual size of entities, Hunter Cordeiro, HRS Blog, Mar 21, 2014

SolidWorks Flow Simulation Approach - optimizes surface temperature at grill, studies air-flow temperatures within grill, allows setting up external flow simulation, defining materials like granite, steel casing, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2014

Best Start-Up Practices for SolidWorks Newbies - determine extent of integration with other units of company, or with client, list name, positions of people involved in 3D CAD process, check responsibilities of people based on specific segments of work flow, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Mar 14, 2014

CircuitWorks and Flow Simulation Working Together - import ECAD file PCB or component thermal properties to Flow Simulation, utilize dielectric, conductor density, specific heat, conductivity for PCBs, conductivity for volumetric heat sources properties from CircuitWorks, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Mar 5, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014, Pt 2: Trends on Display in the Partner Pavilion - new offerings emphasize expanded 3D printing capabilities, tools that move heavy lifting of design, rendering off desktop, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Feb 25, 2014

Which Type of SolidWorks User are You? - consider being experienced, casual, or 'new to SolidWorks' user, Rachel Jones, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 25, 2014

7 Observations from SolidWorks World - flatten complex surfaces with ExactFlat, faster performance of BOXX computers, 3D printing of lightweight parts by Mcor, DriveWorks handling repetitive tasks, Amanda's manufacturing machine for prototyping, power surfacing by IntegrityWare, Jim Lucas, 3dEngr.com, Feb 2014

27 Minutes (and a Makerbot) to Make a Badge Silencer at SolidWorks World 2014 - author designed model in SolidWorks 2014, created Makerbot compatible print file, printed silent badge, Cabe Atwell, SolidSmack, Feb 11, 2014

Bernard Charles on 'the Future of Designing in SolidWorks' - thoughts on move into Mechanical Conceptual, how childhood in French countryside helped shape future of Dassault CEO, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 5, 2014

SolidWorks PhotoView 360 - Make Big Differences with Small Adjustments - go to basic tab of edit scene property manager to set image, background, adjust floor to ground image correctly, rotate environment to move light source around object, adjust rendering brightness, scene reflectivity, Daryl Speed, HRS Blog, Feb 7, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014, Pt 1: Software on Stage - SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual launched, top 10 most-desired enhancements to SolidWorks, features in SolidWorks 2015, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Feb 5, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Finally Takes Center Stage - drawbacks of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Feb 5, 2014

Save Time on the Middleman with SolidWorks Inspection - automates process of creating formal, informal inspection reports, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Feb 4, 2014

The Business Case for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - Dassault Systemes must offer attractive pricing for SolidWorks customers to sample 3D experience platform in large numbers, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Feb 3, 2014

First Look: eDrawings Meetings for SolidWorks with Rick Chin at SolidWorks World 2014 - eDrawings Augmented Reality viewer can display model in real-world size against real-world background, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 3, 2014

What We Found Out About SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual (and the Future of SolidWorks) - SolidWorks is central application, Mechanical Conceptual compliments workflow by adding specific abilities, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - SolidWorks 2015 Reveal - split command now cuts surfaces, ability to define asymmetric fillets, convert spline to style spline without replace or delete, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 3 Recap - top 10 most requested features in SolidWorks, highlights of SolidWorks 2015, Natalia Kostylev, Fisher/Unitech, Jan 30, 2014

SolidWorks World Day 1: General Session - full keynote from San Diego 1 hr 19 min, YouTube, Jan 27, 2014

SolidWorks World Day 2: General Session - full keynote from San Diego, 1 hr 28 min, YouTube, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World Day 3: General Session - full keynote from San Diego, 53 min, YouTube, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014: Wednesday General Session Recap - winners of the 2014 Model Mania contest, CSWA certification programs for Mt. San Antonio Community College, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 29, 2014

What the Media Tweeted About SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - very little that is positive in media's tweets as SWMC has no interoperability, collaboration questioned, hard sell, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 1 - Mark Schneider talks 15 years of model mania, Customer Champions announcement, 3 new certifications around SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual announced, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 2 - Bruce Holway discussed enhancement requests, top 10 enhancement requests of year, 3DSwYm communities to task pane for SolidWorks 2015 introduced, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 3 - teasers of SolidWorks 2015, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 3: Photo Journal, Pt 4 - SolidWorks 2015: width mate geometry limits, chain pattern, model break pipe break views, angle dimension manipulator, Michael Lord, Jan 30, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014: Two New Products and a Move Toward Subscription - Mechanical Conceptual is designed to quickly sketch, animate, sculpt classic mechanical components, Industrial Conceptual is expected to produce organic shapes, complex surfaces with minimum learning curve; SolidWorks ready to offer subscription plans as per user's needs, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Jan 29, 2014

Finally, the Big Debut for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - to be available in April 2014 for $249 per month, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 1 - Hugh Herr of BioM talked about prosthetic legs with special ankle system, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual was released, Axis CAD Solutions, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - Monday General Session - CEO Bertrand Sicot on offerings by company, Ocean Cleanup, Copenhagen Wheel, Dassault CEO Bernard Charles on 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic.com, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 1: General Session - keynote by Bertrand Sicot, Dassault CEO Bernard Charles on his vision for future of company, SolidWorks, Jan 27, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 2: Photo Journal, Pt 1 - Jonathan Tippett of eatART Foundation, discussed building of Mondo Spider, controls for prosthesis, Michael Lord, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 2: Photo Journal, Pt 2 - Beta testing, user group awards, Greg Mark introduces MARKFORGED, world's first carbon fiber 3D printer, Michael Lord, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 2: Photo Journal, Pt 3 - CEO Bertrand Sicot introduced Geoff Bodine, Bob Cuneo of Bo-Dyn Bobsled, designers of 'Night Train 2,' Michael Lord, Jan 29, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - Day 2: General Session - Jonathan Tippett of eatART on building walking machines, user group awards, carbon fiber 3D printer MarkForg3D SolidWorks, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014: Tuesday General Session Recap - customer presentation featuring eatART, 2014 beta program winners, user group awards, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014: Monday General Session Recap - CEO Bertrand Sicot announced 2 products: SolidWorks Inspection, eDrawings Meetings, talked about My.SolidWorks.com, Aaron Kelly showed SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 27, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 1 - CEO Bertrand Sicot talked about theme of event: creative inspired design, SolidWorks family of products of 2013, introduction of My.SolidWorks website, Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 2 - Bernard Charles talked about '3DEXPERIENCE' platform, introduced EXALEAD for 'big data,' Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 3 - Aaron Kelly, Kishore Boyalakuntla showed SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, customers talked about their likings in product, SolidWorks Industrial Conceptual introduced, Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014

SolidWorks World 2014 - General Session Day 1: Photo Journal, Pt 4 - Hugh Herr of MIT Media Lab talked about bionic limbs, robotic ankle-foot prosthesis with gait-adaptive knee prostheses, Michael Lord, Jan 28, 2014

Announcing SolidWorks Inspection - simplifies process of creating ballooned inspection drawings, helps enter measured values directly into inspection project, lessens time required to create inspection documentation, The SolidWorks Blog, Jan 27, 2014

NVIDIA GRID VCA: Using SolidWorks in the Cloud - mouse is smooth, responsive; GRID VCA simplifies ability to install, deploy, maintain SolidWorks installations, Jared Conway, HRS Blog, Jan 24, 2014

3 Things SolidWorks Users Need to Consider When Purchasing a New Computer - conduct SolidWorks performance test to check computer performance, ensure that new PC runs SolidWorks before purchasing it, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Jan 8, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Flow Simulation - learn about CircuitWorks, Flow Simulation, export to eDrawings, mesh control, mesh parallelization, parametric study mode, usability improvements, YouTube, Jan 3, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Costing, Pt 1 - explore costing options, ways to convert circular cut paths to drilled holes, costing reports, creating limited-access costing templates, generating costing BOMs, YouTube, Jan 2, 2014

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Costing, Pt 2 - organize set-up folder, setting model materials, simplifying cost estimates, updating template material cost data, volume features, YouTube, Jan 4, 2014

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 11: eDrawings - 3DContentCentral is available on mobile Safari browser, view DimXpert dimensions from SolidWorks part files, Daniel Herzberg, Dec 23, 2013

What's the Difference Between SolidWorks Activation and SolidWorks Registration? - user is prompted to activate software after SolidWorks is installed/upgraded; registration is manual effort on customers part, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Dec 31, 2013

SolidWorks Graphics - 'order independent transparency' technology in SolidWorks 2014 renders transparent objects more accurately, quickly, vertex buffer objects allow geometry to be stored in the graphics card, Rob Jamieson, DEVELOP 3D, Dec 19, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Beta - check pre-defined settings to match perceived industry workflows, sketch picture scale, style spline tools for industrial design, new slot mate functionality that provides intelligent mating conditions, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Dec 16, 2013

New Sketch Enhancements for SolidWorks 2014 - set dimension of bottom pulley to check improvement that automatically scales entire sketch to preserve size, position of all entities within sketch, select multiple sketch entities with path length dimension tool, John Shuey, Design Point Solutions, Dec 16, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 10: Drawings and Detailing - check re-attachable balloons, soft snaps for angular dimensions, section views of surface bodies, force notes into uppercase, angular running dimensions, improved symbol library along with enhanced replace model view command, Daniel Herzberg, Dec 16, 2013

The Second Part of Performance: The Computer - set 64-bit operating system, 256GB SSD, higher processer frequency, SolidWorks certified video card to enhance performance of SolidWorks apps, Jacob Picolet, The Design Desk, Dec 3, 2013

Recent Feature History in SolidWorks 2014 - history folder maintains running list of recently created or edited features in feature tree, list is not session specific, David Mandl, SolidNotes, Nov 26, 2013

Behold the Power of SolidWorks Enhancements - SolidWorks 2014 provides all options in one place to modify, edit results of study, Chad Whitbeck, CATI Tech Notes, Nov 22, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions on Material Properties for Simulation Answered, Pt 2 - expose FEA software visibility, employ Poisson's ratio to determine ratio of 2 strains, range of values, auxetics materials range in SolidWorks, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Nov 20, 2013

The Importance of Design Intent for SolidWorks Files - pay attention to all small details, work with every department, vendors to fully realize entire scope of project before completing it, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Tech Blog, Nov 20, 2013

But Wait, There's More - SolidWorks 2014 - right click on sub-assembly, select sub-assembly icon to toggle between 'make sub-assembly flexible' or 'make sub-assembly ridge' in SolidWorks, Michael Lord, Nov 19, 2013

Software Review: SolidWorks 2014 Has Key New Features - sketch scaling feature, lasso selection tool, path length dimension locker, flip planes, style splines tool, conic fillets, Michael Hudspeth, Machine Design, Nov 19, 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 1 - insert part into drawing having embedded line segment in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Nov 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 2 - create projected view, measure angle in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Nov 2013

CSWP Drawing Sample Exam Question 3 - : create section view, measure surface area, perimeter in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Nov 2013

CSWP Drawings Intro and Sample Exam - insert part into drawing having imbedded line segment in SolidWorks, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Nov 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 9: SolidWorks Costing - override system-level costing options, estimate sheet metal part costs from machining template, create limited-access costing template, generate costing BOMs, estimate post-machining costs for cast parts, Daniel Herzberg, Nov 18, 2013

3 SolidWorks 2014 Upgrades That You Should Know About - improved drawing detailing, advanced shape control, sheet metal features, integrated workflows, quick mate, slot mate tool bars, SolidWorks Asia-Pacific Blog, Nov 15, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - 2D - angular running dimensions, fixed length splines features, more integrated workflows, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Nov 14, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Sheet Metal - create gussets, employ bend transition, corner reliefs to prevent costly manufacturing errors, check new focus design tools, time-saving shortcuts, faster system response, reduced user interactions, enhanced visualization tools, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Nov 13, 2013

What's New SolidWorks 2014 - Assembly - enhanced spherical mates, rotation lock, slot mate functionalities that make spheres tangent to edges, constrains axially aligned components, mates screw to slots in SolidWorks, Scott Wertel, Engineering.com, Nov 12, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: View Label Overhaul, Pt 1 - 'use document layout' setting in PropertyManager of view label, tags for view elements like scale, view letter, name, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 7, 2013

Best and Worst Enhancements of SolidWorks 2014 - auto scaling, history folder, wizards, lasso selection, 'r’ key, photo rendering 360 environment features excelled keeping behind costing, sketch mode transition, mouse gestures improvements in SolidWorks 2014, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Nov 2013

Free CAM: Delcam for SolidWorks Xpress - works in SolidWorks assembly mode, provides option to include fixture, vises, tables, employs feature toolpath to quickly select cuts if SolidWorks model is created with machine intent, has gouge protection feature, free learning tools, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 30, 2013

Multiple Versions Detected - when opening SolidWorks file from Windows Explorer in new session, there is option to open file in desired version, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Oct 29, 2013

2014 What’s New - Chapter 7: Configurations - check new part name, standard, specification toolbox component properties, apply configurations to equations, select entity from context toolbar drop-down menu to change configuration in SolidWorks 2014, Daniel Herzberg, Oct 28, 2013

Speedy Certified SolidWorks Experts are Set Up to Succeed - Mastering the CSWE - click on 'normal to sketch' icon to make sketching normal, setup mouse gestures as 8-wheel format, learn DriveWorks Express, Chris McAndrew, 3D Engr, Oct 2013

Get Faster at SolidWorks Design - Top 10 Speed Moves - shortcuts listed in order of usage preference, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Oct 2013

2014 What's New - Chapter 6: CircuitWorks - easy to associate CircuitWorks component with SolidWorks geometry, wizard for adding SolidWorks parts to CircuitWorks component library, Daniel Herzberg, Oct 21, 2013

How to Pass the CSWE - gather pre-requisites, learn tricks, alternate ways to do things, get proficient at some hot keys, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Oct 2013

eDrawings: Augmented Reality iOS - view CAD models in 1:1 scale, visualize models in real 3D context, employ igestures to control model, generate AR code that acts as reference for viewing, Simon Beamish, Solid Solutions, Oct 18, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 6: Assemblies, Pt 2  - employ enhanced concentric, tangent commands to attach spherical component to shapes, check new rotation lock for concentric mates, apply standard mates from context toolbar, slot mates, Daniel Herzberg, Oct 14, 2013

SolidWorks Certification - Why Take the CSWE Exam? - types of CSWE test takers, cost, benefit analysis of taking CSWE, Jim Lucas, 3D Engr, Oct 2013

How and Where Do I Download SolidNetWork License Manager 2014 For My SolidWorks Server? - log into SolidWorks customer portal, select required SolidWorks version from 'download' section, download installation files from 'manual download packages' page, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 11, 2013

Top 10 New SolidWorks Electrical 2014 Features That Might Shock You - download, install SolidWorks from installation manager, create block diagram alongside schematics, define symbols, employ wipe-out drawing tool, check terminal strip, location box, wiring enhancements, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Oct 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 is Here - update graphics card driver, network license, check admin rights, ensure, if available, version of Composer, EPDM, or CAM packages is compatible with new SolidWorks version before downloading it, John Van Engen, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 7, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 5: Assemblies, Pt 1 - check flexible, mirrored subassembly improvements, simple slider to filter components by size, context toolbar, pattern enhancements, Daniel Herzberg, Oct 7, 2013

Accurate Environment Lighting - What Does It Do? - SolidWorks 2014 - use enhanced feature in PhotoView 360 when shadows in current rendering are too noisy, but can slow down rendering significantly, Michael Lord, Oct 2, 2013

How to Easily Submit Enhancement Requests to SolidWorks - login into SolidWorks customer portal, search for existing requests by key words, supply version of SolidWorks in use currently, reason for functionality to be added, Crystal Yazvac, CAPUniversity, Oct 2, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions on Material Properties for Simulation Answered - set Elastic Modulus property correctly, beware of European comma, input Flexural Modulus as Elastic Modulus if plastic part is loaded mostly in bending, Keith Pedersen, CAPUniversity, Sep 25, 2013

Must Have App: Flatter Files Bakes Up SolidWorks and EPDM Integration for Everyone - free app can open native SolidWorks files with eDrawings on Android, iOS, shares multiple items within single link, custom libraries have been added, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 25, 2013

eDrawings: 3 New Features That Could be Game Changers - augmented reality, availability on iPhone, Android devices, ability to bring markups back into SolidWorks, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff, Sep 25, 2013

New in SolidWorks 2014: Angular Running Dimensions - ability to create set of angle dimensions that originate from common origin, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 25, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Our Favorite Enhancements, Pt 1 - curvature continuous vs conic fillets, utilize new pull-down menu to determine shape of fillet profile as standard circular fillet, check new UI that employs radial, chord width methods to control width of fillet, Todd Domke, HRS Blog, Sep 24, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 3: SolidWorks Fundamentals, Pt 2 - apply equations to existing configurations, check new 'save as copy & open' feature, save files as png, avail recent document shortcut enhancements, Daniel Herzberg, Sep 23, 2013

2014 Feature Manager Tree Response - feature manager expands when part in SolidWorks assembly is selected, Keith Vittitoe, CADD Edge, Sep 18, 2013

Don't Settle for Anything Less with Mirrored Results About Planes of Symmetry in SolidWorks Simulation 2014  - go to property manager of desired result quantity, click advanced options, select display symmetric results to double check symmetry assumptions, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 18, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New - Chapter 3: SolidWorks Fundamentals, Pt 1 - display history items, adjust environment lighting, preview rendering, employ section view enhancements to address issues with limitations, add sunlight to model to enable solar access studies, Daniel Herzberg, Sep 16, 2013

Recent Documents and a Thing of Interest: SolidWorks 2014 - select assembly to open file in different modes, choose part, drag, drop part into open assembly, Michael Lord, Sep 16, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: On-the-Fly Virtual Sharps While Dimensioning - ability to find, use virtual sharps on 'on-the-fly' while creating dimensions, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 13, 2013

After 20 Years, SolidWorks Still Striving for Improvement - SolidWorks adds most new features based on customer requests, free online user community, My.SolidWorks is getting popular, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Sep 12, 2013

New Stuff in SolidWorks 2014 (Not Mentioned in 'What's New'): Symbols - new category of 'view symbols': view rotation clockwise, counterclockwise, GOST rotated view, GOST unfold, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 12, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Enhanced Visualization - selective part section view in assemblies, solar access study, contact pair visualization in SolidWorks Simulation, immersive experiences to expand collaboration for product development, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 12, 2013

SolidWorks 2014: Save a Motion Study as .LXO - transfer geometry, materials, motion study, save animation as modo file, Axis CAD Solutions, Sep 11, 2013

Shape the Future of SolidWorks Products - 90% of enhancements in each release come from customer base, request for enhancement via SolidWorks customer portal, Adam Hartles, Solid Solutions, Sep 12, 2013

The Greatest Time Saver - Auto-Sketch Scaling in SolidWorks 2014 - saves about 30 seconds per part, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 12, 2013

What's New in SolidWorks 2014: Ballooning - moving arrow instead of drawing view, leader attachment with quantities added, spacing between quantity and its balloon, ability to reattach any balloon, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 11, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Increased Performance - slot hole wizard, default mate, CircuitWorks link to SolidWorks Flow Simulation, residual stress analysis with SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Plastics, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 11, 2013

Is There a Single Line Font in SolidWorks? - licensed 'Simple Sans' stick font has been included in SolidWorks 2014, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 11, 2013

Design and Test Your Designs Without Limits - My Top 10 Enhancements in SolidWorks Simulation 2014 - large problem direct sparse solver, results comparison across configurations, contact visualization plot, more materials, Irfan Zardadkhan, Javelin Technologies, Sep 11, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Focused Design Tools - style spline, replace sketch entities, sheet metal gussets, conic fillet controls, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 10, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Integrated Workflows - enhancements include: assembly explode, quick volume-cut costing, angular running dimensions, auto-limit rows in tables, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 10, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Conic Tools - explore new options in fillet property manager, SWtuts, You Tube, Sep 10, 2013

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Office Integration - fully integrated ribbon menu bar, preservation of edits made to checked in files, direct access to search tool, live view of file status information, Wayne Marshall, Solid Solutions, Sep 10, 2013

Alin's SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial - Path Length Dimension - ability to dimension overall length of chain of sketch entities, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 10, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 Launch: New Community, Certified Virtualization, and Productivity Features - update on Mechanical Conceptual product, NVIDIA-SolidWorks partnership to run SolidWorks on virtual machines, highlights of latest release, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Sep 10, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - An Upgrade for New and Long-Term Users - advanced shape control, fast drawing detailing, sheet metal features, automatic sketch picture scaling, faster drawing detailing, Leslie Langnau, 3D CAD World, Sep 10, 2013

Solid by Design: 5 Reasons Why SolidWorks 2014 on GRID VCA is a Game Changer - GRID VCA standardizes use of SolidWorks 2014 among users, provides productivity boost, eliminates performance trade-offs, increases security, Ankit Patel, Computer Graphics World, Sep 2013

It's the Little Things - SolidWorks 2014 - number of options during 'save as' operation, standard mates from context tool bar, ability to select configuration, preventing rotation in concentric mates, can open Nastran, SimpoeMold files, Michael Lord, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks Keeps on Truckin' - founders' legacy of deep bench keeps SolidWorks focused, new features in SolidWorks 2014 will improve user experience, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 9, 2013

3D Graphics for SolidWorks - latest release has new graphics technology, order independent transparency renders transparent objects much more accurately, quickly, Rob Jamieson, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 What's New, Chapter 2: User Interface - FeatureManager design tree response to selections, selecting items by lasso tool, sticky settings, Dan Herzberg, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - Style Spline - uses Bezier curves, allows for easier control of shape, always creates smooth curves, Charles Culp, SWtuts, Sep 9, 2013

Getting Ready for SolidWorks 2014 - keep copy of installation files for SolidWorks, license/serial number handy, firstly update solid network license manager on server, ensure service is restarted, update client/user machines, TMS CADCentre, Sep 9, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 New Features Released Today - top enhancements include: advanced shape control, sketch enhancements, enhanced assembly performance, design communication, new sheet metal features, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

A New Feature in SolidWorks 2014: Materiality Partnership with Simulation - SolidWorks to partner with Matereality.com to improve its Simulation capabilities, will provide easy-to-use, online materials database, Brandon Donnelly, SolidNotes, Sep 9, 2013 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks 2014 Teasers - new system option to optimize hidden line removal for thin parts, easily replace model references in any drawing view, lock rotation for cylindrical mates, Boxer's CAD CAM Blog, Sep 7, 2013

SolidWorks 2014 - My Top 20 Favorite Enhancements - replace sketch entity, conic fillets, style splines, dimension path length, spline length, delete parent features without deleting children, Alin Vargatu, Javelin Technologies, Sep 9, 2013

The Second Part of Performance: The Computer - set 64-bit operating system, 256GB SSD, higher processer frequency, SolidWorks certified video card to enhance performance of SolidWorks apps, Jacob Picolet, The Design Desk, Dec 3, 2013

SolidWorks Releases eDrawings for Android - quick, responsive multi-touch 3D navigation features, ability to snap to exploded views of assembly, available for $2, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 12, 2013

Dassault CEO Explains His Latest Plan for the Future of SolidWorks - to continue SolidWorks development using parasolid kernel from Siemens PLM, write add-ons for SolidWorks that use Dassault's own CGM kernel, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 26, 2013

Tips for Passing the CSWA Exam - review exam criteria, watch YouTube videos, Take a practice exam, be comfortable while interpreting detailed drawings, practice sketching, learn to set units, compute mass properties, use SolidWorks help, when needed, Laura Weismantel, CAPUniversity, July 22, 2013

Nice Design - What Does It Feel Like? - ensure that part fits correctly along dimensions created, use form, determine functions of new part while designing it using SolidWorks, Sandy Ayliffe, SolidWorks Blog, June 17, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 21 - optimize SolidWorks options, set OS visuals for best performance, adjust modeling methods to improve modeling environment, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, June 4, 2013

FeatureManager Design Tree 'Flat Tree' Option - New for SolidWorks 2013 - features are shown in order of creation, instead of hierarchy; in flat view, curves, 2D sketches, 3D sketches are not absorbed into features, Judy Marlo, CATI Tech Notes, June 3, 2013

Knowing When to Contact Your Reseller for Support - SolidWorks customer center can assist with activation of products, basic installation support; activation issues involving license transfers are handled by reseller, Robert Benenato, SolidWorks Blog, May 30, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 20 - large assembly mode provides ability to work on part or sub-assembly within context of greater assembly, giving 81% performance gain on typical machine, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, May 30, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 19 - check exterior faces, exterior components, all components options of part file to determine performance gain in SolidWorks, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, May 28, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 18 - use SpeedPak utility to create simplified configuration of assembly without losing references, reduce complex assemblies into subset of parts, faces, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, May 23, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 17 - use large design review to open large assemblies quickly, navigate FeatureManager design tree, measure distance, create cross sections, hide/show components, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, May 21, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 16 - set envelope in component properties to reduce level of detail in SolidWorks parts, assemblies, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 16, 2013

PTC Channel Doing Well, DS/SIMPOE Update - PTC's channel revenue across all product areas was up 7% in constant currency; Dassault has no plans to change any partner plug-ins or SIMPOE-Mold, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, May 13, 2013 

What's New in SolidWorks 2013: Section View Assist, Pt 1 - quickly generate cutting lines for section views without drawing sketch entities, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 10, 2013

Going with the Flow: Dassault Joins the Bid for Mold Simulation with Acquisition - acquires injection-mold simulation software maker Simpoe for simulating liquid flow, mold warpage, cooling, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, May 10, 2013

PowerSurfacing from IntegrityWare - SolidWorks add-in to extend surfacing capabilities, easy UI, but icons without labels in CommandManager, more live demo parts needed, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, May 9, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 14 - turn off flexible subs to lessen extra calculations, minimize need of top level mates while structuring assemblies in SolidWorks, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 9, 2013

More Detail on the GW3D Blend - exploring blend feature in Surfacing add-on for SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, May 7, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 13 - remove excess detail from parts, assemblies once downloaded, combine solid bodies to attain detail free vendor part, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 7, 2013

Review: GeometryWorks 3D - Surfacing Add-On for SolidWorks - adds 2 toolbars, 2 menus, for $1000, it has specialized tools like revolve, wrap/tube, blend/multiblend, conic surface, project surface, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, May 6, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 12 - adjust display state, configuration for part/assembly, use faster hardware to enjoy real view appearance, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, May 2, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints, Pt 11 - adjust image quality setting at assembly level, propagate setting in sub-assemblies, part components, increase RAM to process image faster, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 30, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#10) - set SolidWorks options to optimal for modeling, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 25, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#9) - turn off options adjusted for best appearance by Windows, typical machine can gain performance improvement by 16%, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 23, 2013

Q&A: Keeping Up with the US Dept of Defense Design Requirements - talk about evolution of model-based engineering, model based definition, department of defense adopting MBD/MBE, Kristen Wilson, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 22, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#8) - convert files to latest version of SolidWorks to increase performance, save time, minimize rebuild times, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 18, 2013

My. SolidWorks.com - focuses on key sources in SolidWorks community, can be used via web browser, active SolidWorks subscription customers get most benefits, Axis CAD Solutions, Apr 11, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#7b) - comparing different levels of graphics cards, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 11, 2013

What's Majorly New in SolidWorks Simulation 2013 - use 'render shell thickness' tool to visibly check shell geometry, apply course mesh when defining study, conduct sub-modeling study, Aaron Magnin, The HRS Blog, Apr 6, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#6) - determine HDD for SolidWorks based on speed, price, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 4, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#5) - opt for processor with faster clock speed, ensure SolidWorks’ ability to use cores properly, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 2, 2013

SolidWorks 2013 Update - SP3 allows c2 relation between partial ellipse, spline, intersect tool without using invert selection option, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff Blog, Apr 1, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#4) - improve hardware performance by hyper-threading processor cores, include additional cores to impact photo rendering, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 28, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#3) - check workstation activities to determine number of cores required, evaluate daily use before purchasing machine, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 26, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints (FSWPC-13-#2) - hardware testing - know requirements of model, modeling methods to determine RAM requirements, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 21, 2013

Free SolidWorks from Performance Constraints - introduction, details of baseline test, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, Mar 19, 2013

SolidWorks Costing - What's New for 2013 - highly configurable tool, updates in real time, has option to perform costing on turned parts, Brandon Loeb, The HRS Blog, Mar 11, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013, Orlando - Bigger and Better? Let's Discuss - presentation by Dassault CEO Bernard Charles on 3DExperience, Mechanical Conceptual product announced, SolidWorks to focus on channel execution, coverage, Taxal, Feb 5, 2013

SolidSmack Sits Down with SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot - talk about working as CEO, users' reaction for Mechanical Conceptual, SolidWorks positioning itself in Maker Revolution, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Feb 7, 2013

Hands-On with the New SolidWorks Power Surfacing Plug-In with Paul McCrorey - modeling spoon, game controller; Q&A about PowerSurface vs modo, learning curve, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Jan 28, 2013

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Introduced But Not Delivered - product still not ready for outside testing, production testing to start in May, aiming at October release, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Jan 25, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013: The Ultimate Smackdown Recap - Mechanical Conceptual, My.SolidWorks announced, quadrotors, Festo SmartBird were displayed, Simon Martin, SolidSmack, Jan 25, 2013

At SolidWorks World 2013, Users Get a Peek at What's Coming in Version 2014 - ability to replace view model, thermal properties support in CircuitWorks, slots in hole wizard, ability to make corner gussets, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Jan 24, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013, Pt 2: A Sampling of Product Debuts - Mastercam X7, 3DPartFinder for SolidWorks, ExactFlat Design Studio, CAMWorks 2013, KeyShot v4 were unveiled, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Jan 24, 2013

My.SolidWorks: 10 Questions with Greg Jankowski - purpose of My.SolidWorks, replacing customer portal/forums, content sources used for browsing SolidWorks, Blog, Jan 23, 2013

SolidWorks World, the 2nd 24 Hours - demo of quadcopters flying robots by Professor Vijay Kumar of University of Pennsylvania, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 22, 2013

Live Blog from SolidWorks World 2013, Day 2 - SolidWorks User Group award given, demo of flying robots having multiple uses, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 22, 2013

A Sneak Peak of GTC at SolidWorks World 2013 - workstation's multicore CPU augmented with Quadro, Tesla GPUs can run complex CAD apps at same time on same machine, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 22, 2013

Beloved SolidWorks is Intact - So Far - talk of kernel change shelved in apparent attempt to reassure users, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Jan 22, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013 Day 2: Festo SmartBird - You Tube, Jan 22, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013 Day 2: Professor Vijay Kumar - robots designed to aid in search, rescue operations, You Tube, Jan 22, 2013

New Product: SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual - easy-to-use direct modeling tools, history browser, RickyJordan.com, Jan 22, 2013

SolidWorks World, The First 24 Hours - Fielder Hiss discussed SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual; My.SolidWorks uses Netvibes, Exalead technologies, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corp Hot Topics, Jan 21, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013: Complete Day 1 General Session Video - keynote by SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot, My.SolidWorks, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual were announced, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 21, 2013

Scenes from SolidWorks World 2013, Part 1 - Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Jan 20, 2013

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual aka SWV6 at SWW13 - Fielder Hiss announces new product based on 3DExperience platform to focus on conceptual design process, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Jan 21, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013: Mechanical Conceptual Debut - software program with 2D sketching, 3D geometry building, simple dynamic simulation functions, multiple concept management, mobile apps, tablet support, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jan 21, 2013

SolidWorks World 2013 - Monday General Session - my.solidworks.com portal, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual announced, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Jan 21, 2013

Live Blog from SolidWorks World 2013 - Mechanical Conceptual with social media capabilities; Bernard Charles, Bertrand Sicot interact with press, Stephen Holmes, DEVELOP 3D, Jan 21, 2013

SolidWorks Announces My.SolidWorks.com Customer Portal - built on Exalead search engine, currently in beta, My.SolidWorks meant to be customized to find user-specific content, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, Jan 20, 2013

Power Surfacing for SolidWorks. Finally, Freeform Modeling in SolidWorks - plug-in provides two primary workflows: import, design; pre-launch price of $750, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 17, 2013

Reading Your License Count on SolidNetWork License Manager - total number of standard licenses shown on license manager is total number of SolidWorks seats purchased, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Jan 15, 2013

SolidWorks and Backwards Compatibility - Sort Of - users can open SolidWorks 2013 files in SolidWorks 2012 SP5, can insert 2013 file into 2012 assembly, Chris Olson, SolidNotes, Nov 27, 2012

The Upgrades are Coming, The Upgrades are Coming - prepare environment for quick back-up-restore, or upgrade, log in as local administrator, turn off anti-virus, anti-malware service, keep checklist handy, Elba-Gloria LaFleche-Erazo, CAPUniversity, Nov 21, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 3 - unlike in AutoCAD Electrical, relational database manages components, wire list for both schematic drawings, 3D wiring model in SolidWorks Electrical, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Nov 14, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 1 - exploring history, capabilities of AutoCAD Electrical, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Oct 31, 2012

SolidWorks Electrical Takes on AutoCAD, Pt 2 - SolidWorks Electrical can design using single-line diagrams, then create associated multi-line diagrams, can copy whole sections of circuit, Steve Wolfe, Graphic Speak, Nov 7, 2012

How to Open SolidWorks 2013 Files in SolidWorks 2012 SP5 - user can view configurations, work with parts, subassemblies but can't edit mates/components in SolidWorks 2013 subassembly, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 12, 2012

The Maturation of SolidWorks - SolidWorks 2013 supports conic curves in sketcher, has cost estimating tool, varying dimension pattern tool, surface/solid intersect feature, Evan Yares, Design World, Oct 5, 2012

Episode 409 - WN2013 - CircuitWorks, Configs & Costing - importing, exporting ECAD file features, managing configuration data, converting simple drilled holes to milled pockets, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 3, 2012

PhotoView 360 2013: Network Rendering - Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Oct 1, 2012

Episode 407 - WN2013 - Fundamentals & Admin - API, controlling save reminder, documentation, converting files to SolidWorks 2013, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 26, 2012

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Target & Filter - Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Sep 25, 2012

The Deep Secret of SolidWorks 2013 - SolidWorks concerned about its user community, focusing on making SolidWorks V1 better product, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Sep 25, 2012

What's the Difference Between SolidWorks Standard, Professional and Premium? - Professional suite has photo-realistic rendering capability, eDrawings Professional; Premium suite has broader FEA capability, Cliff Medling, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 18, 2012

The SolidWorks Way - SolidWorks responds to critics quietly, with dignity, rising sales, increasing number of users, refocus on basics, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 17, 2012c

SolidWorks 2013 & What Constitutes a Good Release? - discussing general vs specialized updates, overall impressive release, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 11, 2012

SolidWorks 2013: Raising the Spectre of Backwards Compatibility - mechanics of forward compatibility, SolidWorks 2013 files open as read-only in SolidWorks 2012 SP5, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 12, 2012

PhotoView 360 2013: Modo Materials  - step by step process to use Modo materials as appearances, Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Sep 14, 2012

Head Start - SolidWorks Education Edition provides career advantage to students, helps set up, manage real-life engineering situations, CAD User, June/July 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Highlights: Conic, Intersect, Dashboard, and More - patterns with varying dimensions, enhanced cost-estimation module, sub-model analysis feature, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 12, 2012

SolidWorks 2013: Mass Properties - inserting center of mass into part, manually input CG location, mass, moments of inertia of any part/assembly, RickyJordan.com, Sep 13, 2012

PhotoView 360 2013: Appearance Copy/Paste - consolidating appearances, Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Sep 11, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Best of What’s New - Flat FeatureManager, better equations interface, View Manipulator, Quick Filter, previous release operability, multiple exploded views per configuration, Autoballoon features, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 12, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 and the Promise of SolidWorks V6 - CAD Admin Dashboard, ability to create envelopes from any component, Conic Sketch tool, thin extrudes of open or closed profiles, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 12, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Highlights: Electrical and Plastic Modules - 2 add-ons to simulate injection molding process, create 2D diagrams, schematics of electrical components, wiring, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 11, 2012

Full Steam Ahead for SolidWorks - ability to quickly define, adjust conic curves, DraftSight-SolidWorks EPDM integration, faster assembly loading, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 11, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Hits the Street - CAD Administrator Dashboard, costing, sustainability, flow simulation tools, Conics in Sketcher, Intersect features, SolidWorks 2012 SP5 interoperability, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Sep 10, 2012

Dassault Figures Out Next Year's SolidWorks V6 (Finally) - V6 to be released as conceptual modeler based on CATIA, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 11, 2012

SolidWorks 2013: Multiple Exploded Views - select Exploded View command from assembly tab to add additional Exploded View, RickyJordan.com, Sep 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2013: Previous Version Interoperability - working with parts, assemblies in SolidWorks 2012 that were designed/modified in SolidWorks 2013, You Tube, Sep 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2013: CAD Administrator Dashboard - see status, performance, system options settings for each SolidWorks user in company, You Tube, Sep 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2013: Conics in Sketcher  - creating smooth transitions between existing geometries using true conic surfacing, You Tube, Sep 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Product Information Released Today - Varying Dimension Patterns, Section View Assist, network rendering for PhotoView 360, previous release interoperability, Jim TeDesco, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 10, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Press Event - latest release is not replacement of SolidWorks, demo of augmented reality app that uses eDrawing model on iPad, RickyJordan.com, Sep 8, 2012

Gian Paolo Bassi - SolidWorks 2013 Best Release Ever - technologist makes effective, reassuring spokesman, revived beta program, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 9, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Any Component as Envelope - adjust envelope visibility, load envelopes as lightweight or read-only, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Sep 9, 2012

Episode 404 - eDrawings Pro for iPad - overview of new feature set, using new cross section tool​, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 9, 2012

Gian Paolo Bassi on SolidWorks 2013 - talk about developer team, improved QA processes, beta testers, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Sep 6, 2012

New V6 Based SolidWorks Conceptual Design Product - should be ready earlier than full blown replacement for Parasolid-based SolidWorks, Deelip Menezes of 3D Systems, Deelip.com, Sep 7, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Exclude Components During Interference Detection - filter components with matching cosmetic threads from Interference Detection results, place in separate folder, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Sep 6, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Mates in Mirrored Subassemblies - all the standard mates in subassembly are mirrored when creating opposite-hand version while mirroring subassembly, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Sep 6, 2012

SolidWorks Syncs Electrical, Mechanical Design Silos - SolidWorks Electrical updates schematic, 3D models in real-time, synchronizing electromechanical designs, maintaining consistency, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Aug 27, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Auto-Dimension While Sketching - automatically adds dimension to geometry when entered during sketching, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 27, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Automatic Routing Along Existing Geometry - Auto Route tool to create route from start point to end point that runs parallel to faces, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Aug 27, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek: Reference Center of Mass in Drawings & Assemblies - center of mass is selectable entity in drawings, ability to add center of mass point in assemblies, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 21, 2012

SolidWorks Gets Into the Electrical Vertical - Q&A about Trace technology, AutoCAD Electrical in competition, pricing, release date, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Aug 21, 2012

Introduction to SolidWorks Electrical - SolidWorks Electrical to plan, detail electrical system; SolidWorks Electrical 3D for including electrical design data in overall 3D model, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Aug 8, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#3) - options to maintain control at time SolidWorks executes commands, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 17, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#2) - adjusting Windows visual, user settings, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 12, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Why EPDM Makes SolidWorks Better - files are copied to local user cache, SolidWorks Toolbox data library can be stored inside EPDM Vault, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, July 12, 2012

Hitting the Reset Button: Building the Next Generation of SolidWorks - discussing CGM-Parasolid kernel compatibility at B-rep, feature-levels, blending issues, user concerns, business issues about SolidWorks V6, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, July 10, 2012

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (MSWP-12-#1) - discussing test environment, model, baseline, Josh Altergott, SolidWorks Blog, July 9, 2012

Gal Raz on Why Dassault Had to Kill SolidWorks - SolidWorks needs to deploy on Dassault's CGM kernel to resolve conflicts with CATIA, needs to be rewritten, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 4, 2012

eDrawings App Launches on the iPad - loads, sends 2D, 3D designs via email in lightweight versions, supports DWG, DXF files, provides real-time collaboration, Beth Stackpole, Design News, July 2, 2012

SolidWorks: Breaking Down the Performance Wall - CATI researchers found improvements in SolidWorks' performance 5.5 times by using mix of hardware, software, OS adjustments, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012

Using Large Design Review in SolidWorks 2012 - top level review of large design, create section cuts quickly, take measurements, hide/show/filter components to help with visualization, Kelly Scott, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, June 29, 2012

Sunglass.IO Launches Plug-ins to Import SolidWorks Models and More - Sunglass introduces plug-ins, effective on single click, integration facilities, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 28, 2012

After It Launches Next Year, Does SolidWorks V6 Stand a Chance? - missing functions, pricing can be crucial issues, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 20, 2012

What Can SolidWorks SimulationXpress Do? - free app can optimize design concepts for performance, evaluate stress, displacement, factor of safety, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, June 20, 2012

Episode 391 - Analysis Libraries - setup, configure analysis library, add analysis features, full analysis parts/assemblies, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, June 10, 2012

DFMXpress=Your Free Design for Manufacturing Consulting Inside SolidWorks - integrated tool runs analysis on part, gives feedback on manufacturing issues, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, June 5, 2012

Making Holes at an Angle, the Easy Way - move face command in SolidWorks, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, June 5, 2012

eDrawings iPad App Review - simple interface, easy to import part files, files can be imported manually, available for $1.99, Chris McAndrew, 3D Engr, June 2012

Plastics Tools Overview - plastic part design functions in SolidWorks: draft, rib, intent, mounting boss, snap hook/groove, draft analysis, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 3, 2012

Episode 388 - Sustainable Insight - general workflow of SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress, adding, updating sustainable materials, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 20, 2012

Hardware and Performance -  rebuilding punch holder model in SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 17, 2012

View Your SolidWorks Files on Your iPhone or Android Device - Glovius app supports SketchUp, 3DS, OBJ, STEP, IGES, JT, CATIA V5, Pro/E, NX, Inventor, STL file formats, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, May 10, 2012

SolidWorks' Dilemma - How to Kill a Successful Product - modeling kernel from competitors, step behavior of Dassault, conflicts with CATIA, being oldest software, Gal Raz, Display States, May 10, 2012

The Dassault Systemes and PTC Modeling Kernel Problem - SolidWorks V6 to use CGM modeling kernel being used by CATIA; Creo Direct will use PTC's Granite modeling kernel, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 6, 2012

Episode 386 - eDrawings for iPad - brief overview, items to see from SolidWorks published eDrawing, modified eDrawing from eDrawings Pro, features needed in V2, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 6, 2012

CADSharp, Massive Vats of SolidWorks API Tutorial Goodness - Keith Rice of CADSharp on ways to extend SolidWorks installation, using APIs to integrate other systems with SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 3, 2012

Finally a SolidWorks App for iPad - $1.99 app can animate 3D standard views, 2D drawing views, store files on iPad through iTunes files sharing, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 1, 2012

eDrawings for iPad: Better Late Than Never? - features missing from iPad version: markup, measure, section, hide/show/transparent/open in assemblies, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, May 1, 2012

SolidWorks Releases eDrawings for iPad - author wishes for ability to section 3D model, view part properties, turn visibility of parts on/off, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 1, 2012

SolidWorks Launches eDrawings for the iPad - floating pane to access component tree in assemblies, doesn’t offer tools for annotation, cross-sectioning, measurement, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 1, 2012

eDrawings for iPad from 3DS SolidWorks - view native SolidWorks files directly on mobile device, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, May 1, 2012

First Look of 3DS SolidWorks e-Drawings for iPad - $1.99, better late than never, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, May 1, 2012 

Synchronous Sketches with Ordered Features - history modeling is one-directional; Synchronous sketches in Solid Edge are bi-directional, offers blue dot feature, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 27, 2012

SE vs SW: Sketching, Pt 2 - SolidWorks builds intelligence into data; Solid Edge offers intelligence in interface, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 24, 2012

Solid Edge vs SolidWorks: Sketching, Pt 1 - SolidWorks adds items to toolbars, has 3D sketch capability; Solid Edge has intersection curves, freesketch tools, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 20, 2012

New in SolidWorks 2012 - New Mouse Gesture Commands - assign ok, cancel, escape commands as mouse gestures, keyboard shortcut keys, Andrew Lidstone, Javelin Technologies, Apr 20, 2012

SolidWorks 2012 - Select All - selecting objects in parts, assemblies, Ricky Jordan.com, Apr 22, 2012

Free SolidWorks OBJ Export Macro Rocks Extra Hard - tessellation, export options, built-in automation to open in Blender or Octane, customizable in VB, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 13, 2012

SolidWorks Gains a Plastics Module - simulates melted plastic flows during injection molding process, offers database of 5,000 materials specifications, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 4, 2012

SolidWorks Plastics Gets the Plastic Design Goodness Flowing - to be offered in 2 packages: plastics professional for part designers, plastics premium for mold designers, mold makers, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 4, 2012

SolidWorks: A Software Company for Engineers with a Passion for Design - users create impressive products like artificial finger assemblies for amputees, iconic guitars, Andy Meek, Design & Dev, Mar 25, 2012

SolidWorks Blogger Sees Future in the Cloud - Lou Gallo of 'SolidWorks Heard!' on getting involved in SolidWorks blogger community, coolest CAD technology in last decade, trends in CAD industry, John Myers, SolidWorks Community, Mar 6, 2012

New Workspace Collaborative Design for SolidWorks - ENOVIA Collaboration Design for SolidWorks working within SolidWorks workflow, John Myers, ENOVIA Community, Mar 6, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 Partner Pavilion All-Stars - HP Z1 workstation announced, 3DBOXX 4920 XTREME workstation featured, DiamondTouch table, Aras Enterprise PLM, 3Dconnexion product line was showcased, Rita Stange, SolidWorks Community, Mar 13, 2012

Quick and Dirty SolidWorks Hardware Suggestions - choose faster single processor, NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics card, running solid state drive gives best performance, Rodney Harper, Fisher/UNITECH, Mar 9, 2012

What Wasn’t Said at SolidWorks World 2012 - kernel change, separate versions of SolidWorks using Parasolid, CGM kernels, larger innovation is currently underway at SolidWorks, Chad Jackson, engineering-matters.com, Mar 1, 2012

Episode 377 - SolidWorks BOM Tips - Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Mar 4, 2012

Borrowing a SolidWorks License from a SolidNetWork License - process for taking license to offsite in pre-SolidWorks 2011, later versions, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2012

Key Takeaways from SolidWorks World 2012 - great presentations, powerful use cases, SolidWorks 2013 preview, top 10 wishlist items, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 28, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012: The Road Ahead to the Next Platform - SolidWorks' CEO Bertrand Sicot on theme for 2012, cloud computing, mobile platforms, SolidWorks fitting into Dassault Systemes family, SolidWorks and PLM, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Feb 27, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 in a Nutshell - social aspects, general sessions, partner products, future of SolidWorks, Rob Rodriguez, Axis CAD Solutions, Feb 23, 2012

SolidWorks V6 is Not SolidWorks - SolidWorks V6 might be future series of products based upon CATIA, ENOVIA V6 technology, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Feb 22, 2012

A Summary of Summaries - industry experts like Evan Yares, Randall Newton, Roopinder Tara, Rob Rodriguez present different takes on future of SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 23, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Will Launch as Legacy Software - SolidWorks 2012 is most likely be last release of SolidWorks with Parasolid 3D kernel, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 22, 2012

SolidWorks: The Kernel Change - 2 versions of SolidWorks will appear, one with Parasolid for legacy's sake, one with CATIA engine for future, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Feb 23, 2012

10 Takeaways from SWW12 - 1.7 million units of SolidWorks have been sold, V6 will be out in 2013, not to worry about transition from Parasolid to CGM, stability, quality issues are being considered, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Feb 21, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 Coverage: SolidWorks 2013 Features (and Top Requests) - enhancement requests include: use more CPUs, mass properties should include option to automatically put point at center of gravity, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 22, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session Day 3, Pt 2 - Photo Journal - top 10 SolidWorks enhancements, sneak preview of SolidWorks 2013, Michael Lord, Feb 20, 2012

What's New Extra's for Sheet Metal 2012 - SolidWorks 2012 features: part reviewer, flat pattern options, document properties, property manager for forming tools, Rebekah Haag, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 19, 2012

SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ - fix for missing entities in part, assembly FeatureManager after converting data to SolidWorks 2012 format, Robbie Liotta, SolidWorks, Feb 17, 2012

CADFaster - 3D Viewing on the Web - visualization app, CADFaster for SolidWorks offers sections, measurements, screen shots, several visibility options, available for rent, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 20, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Sneak Peek - show/hidden bodies feature added to multi-body parts, assembly visualization, eDrawings markup import into SolidWorks drawings, SectionXpert, revision cloud tools added, Ricky Jordan.com, Feb 18, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - The Final Big Stage - 3D experience platform includes social innovation, search, content and simulation, 3D modeling options, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 20, 2012

Replay SolidWorks World 2012 - links to general session coverage, photos, videos, info on social network, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Feb 16, 2012

New SolidWorks R&D VP Gian Paolo Bassi Will Be Under the Microscope at SolidWorks World 2012 - talk on direction of SolidWorks, vision on product, functional modeling for SolidWorks, moving into construction industry with Live Buildings, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Feb 8, 2012

Next Generation SolidWorks to be Direct Edit - new VP of R&D at SolidWorks, Gian Paolo Bassi indicates in his vision for SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 16, 2012

SolidWorks 2013 Revealed at SWW12 - ability to show hidden bodies in parts, snap shots in any file, quick filter in file open menu, thin extrude supports multiple contours, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Feb 15, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 3 General Session Update - SolidWorks 2013 to have previous release interoperability, variable pattern instances, ability to insert multiple parts, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 15, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 3 General Session Video - Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 15, 2012

Day 3: What's New in 2013 - identify which parts draining graphics card most, revision cloud, bubble notes, comments, e-drawing markup import to SolidWorks drawing, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 15, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - The Midway: The Boat and the Conference - photos of event, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 15, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session - Day 2, Pt 1- Photo Journal - SWUGN Community awards given, Michael Lord, Feb 16, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session - Day 2, Pt 2 - Photo Journal - Howe brothers on designing in SolidWorks, Ben Kaufman of Quirky talks about crowd sourcing ideas, designs, Michael Lord, Feb 16, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - General Session Day 3, Pt 1 - Photo Journal - winners in various contests by SolidWorks announced, Michael Lord, Feb 16, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 Coverage: Day One - CEO Bertrand Sicot talks about SolidWorks 2012 features, Stability increase, innovative designs made in SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 14, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Monday General Session - new VP of R&D introduced, no change in data format in forthcoming V6 release, Brian McElyea, CAD Fanatic, Feb 14, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 2 General Session Video - Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 14, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 2 General Session Update - awards distributed for SolidWorks User Group Network, Howe brothers shared their design ideas, Ben Kaufman from Quirky talked about collaborative design, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 14, 2012

Where is the Link Values Option in SolidWorks 2012? It's Back in SP1.0 - using global variable to link dimensions, Neil Bucalo, CATI Tech Notes, Feb 15, 2012

Feature Density - listing important part of SolidWorks priority wise, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Feb 14, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 1 General Session Update - keynote by CEO Bertrand Sicot, Mike Rowe from Discovery on growing skills gap in US, presentation from Tony Fadell on designing iPod, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 13, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Day 1 General Session Video - Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Feb 13, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Monday General Session - NAO robot introduces SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot, Tony Fadell talks about origins of iPod, latest product, Nest, Ricky Jordan.com, Feb 14, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Photo Journal - General Session Day 1 - CEO Bertrand Sicot talks about best innovations, Michael Lord, Feb 14, 2012

SolidWorks World 2012 - Photo Journal - General Session Day 1, Pt 2 - Dassault Systemes CEO Bernard Charles talks about NEPTUNE Canada on transforming ocean science, Michael Lord, Feb 14, 2012 (more SolidWorks articles)

SolidWorks and PLM Story - data management solutions from SolidWorks, connection with ENOVIA, partner's pavilion at SWW 2012, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Feb 13, 2012 (

Using iPad or iPhone as a 3D Controller for SolidWorks - free to download CADControl, CADRemote apps help interact with SolidWorks while designing, gyros in device help rotate model, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Feb 9, 2012

Large Design Review Mode - offers ability to navigate FeatureManager design tree, measure distances, create cross sections in SolidWorks, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Feb 8, 2012

Simulation Tech Tip: Hidden Gems in 2012 - enhanced meshing technology, solution adaptive meshing technology, fan boundary conditions in SolidWorks Flow Simulation, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Feb 8, 2012

SolidWorks 2012 - Feature Freeze - ability to set point in feature history where SolidWorks 2012 will not rebuild any previous features, Kelly Scott, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 3, 2012

The SolidWorks 'Black Hole' Feature - wrong order of fillet, shell feature brings black hole result in part, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 30, 2012

About the Freeze Bar - users discussing pros, cons of using freeze bar in SolidWorks 2012, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 23, 2012

SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ - methods to save large assembly as single part, saving Toolbox settings in SolidWorks 2012, Robbie Liotta, SolidWorks, Jan 20, 2012

Capabilities of the SolidWorks Shell Command - considering cases of shell failure due to internal cavities inside block, curvature issues, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 10, 2012

What's New in SolidWorks 2012: Magnetic Lines - adding magnetic line to drawing with magnetic line command from annotations toolbar, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Jan 5, 2012

Surfacing Top 10 - users' wish list regarding surface feature in CAD software, improvements in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 5, 2012

Your iPad is Now a 3D Mouse for SolidWorks, Rhino, Maya and More (iPhone Soon) - helps in setting up group viewing by allowing multiple connections, manages to access over modeling commands, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 19, 2011

2012 Sketch Dimensions - shorter process to create 2 diameter dimensions in SolidWorks 2012, few old bugs are still present, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Dec 19, 2011

Episode 365 - New Release Checklist - tips on uninstall/reinstall of SolidWorks, 3rd party product checklist, PDM checklist, macros, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, DEC 11, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Helps Streamline Everyday Jobs - easier to use equations editor, added capabilities from 3DVIA module, better support for dual monitors, multiple-core processors, costing function to estimate cost of design, Mike Hudspeth, Machine Design, Dec 8, 2011

New Inspection Symbols Added to SolidWorks 2012 Symbol Library - race track inspection symbol, 2 new symbols to include with annotation note, symbol for non-dimensional inspection points, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Dec 9, 2011

Autodesk University 2011, Pt 3: BIM is Everywhere - cloud-based Autodesk 360 for BIM announced, AEC apps introduced, cloud printing capability for AutoCAD WS by HP available, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Dec 8, 2011

SimulationXpress vs SolidWorks Simulation - SimulationXpress can't create mesh plots, apply mesh controls, use adaptive meshing techniques, probe specific points in results, Shaun Bentley, DASI Solutions Blog, Dec 7, 2011

HSMXpress. First Fully-Integrated and Free SolidWorks CAM Solution - 64-bit, multi-core HSM CAM kernel, basic milling machining, support for form tools, 64-bit JavaScript-based post processor system, CNC program editor, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 8, 2011

SolidWorks Performance Test: Share The Love - presenting comparison on how systems will work on typical SolidWorks users, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Dec 5, 2011

Simulating the SuperTruck with SolidWorks - aerodynamically improved truck with smoother nose, burns 25% less fuel, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Dec 1, 2011

SNL License Order - Doling out a License - understanding order in which particular user will pull various levels of SolidWorks as user adds-in different components, Al Zullo, CAPUniversity, Nov 30, 2011

SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 363 - Utilizing - helps in managing new assembly performance mode to review large assembly data sets, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 27, 2011

Examining Some Pretty Outlandish Claims - SolidWorks customer struggling with history-based modeling, time consuming workflow, switching to Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 21, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Uninstall Changes - advanced options offer easy, efficient uninstall process, Paul Hagenow, CAPUniversity, Nov 9, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Drawing Enhancements - magnet line to show equal spacing between balloons, ability to auto-insert center marks, highlight changed dimensions, open assemblies, sub-assemblies from drawing views, RickyJordan.com, Nov 13, 2011

Episode 361 - SolidWorks Costing - overview of costing, machined vs sheet metal tools, navigating template manager, feedback interface, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 13, 2011

Upgrading Your Network License Server to 2012 - transferring activation of Solid Network License Manager, uninstall windows control panel, tips for activating SNL, Tony Cavegn, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Nov 11, 2011

The Best Hardware Configuration for SolidWorks CAD Software - 6GB RAM needed, multiple cores not much helpful, consider SolidWorks certified graphics cards and system, CADspeed, Nov 10, 2011

Aras Targets SolidWorks Users with Enterprise PLM - Aras EPLM turns SolidWorks CAD BOM into true item-based, multi-level engineering BOM, offers project collaboration workspaces, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Nov 8, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Highlights - exploding multibody parts, feature freeze, magnetic lines function, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Oct 11, 2011

It's About the Little Things - small enhancements in SolidWorks 2012: blank custom properties, unit switcher, discard changes, sheet metal exclude features, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Nov 4, 2011

The SolidWorks Performance Test - open SolidWorks RX utility, run performance benchmark test to measure software performance, Shuvom Ghose, CAPUniversity, Nov 2, 2011

We're Making the Move. Prepare for 2012 - take care of templates, sheet formats, toolbars, files, settings when upgrading to SolidWorks 2012, Jerald Staley, DASI Solutions Blog, Nov 1, 2011

What's New with Connectors in Simulation 2012 - enhancements for connectors provide accuracy for edge weld, linear dynamic studies, creating bolt/pin connector on same component, Ken LaVictor, Fisher/UNITECH, Oct 31, 2011

SolidWorks:Heard! - Episode 359 - Equationomics - new equation UI, overview of equation/dimension/list view, automatic rebuild, solve order in SolidWorks 2012, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 30, 2011

Aras Turns SolidWorks into a Data Chuckin’ PLM  Workflow Beast - built on top of SolidWorks enterprise PDM, extends processes across company, easy to use web browser screen, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 27, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Ambient Occlusion for 3D CAD - get technical illustrations of designs quickly, without having to turn on PhotoView 360, Lars Petersen, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Oct 18, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - A Hidden Gem (Stone) #SolidWorks #PhotoView 360 - colorful gemstone appearances added to new release, Michael Lord, Oct 20, 2011

Can SolidWorks 2012 Spit the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 GPU Juice? - Quadro 2000 supports RealView, dual monitors, cut visuals on fast rotation or panning, but sluggish performance with large data sets, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 18, 2011

CAD Delivers Breadth of Tools - SolidWorks 2012 offer new drawing tools, lifecycle-based sustainable design assessment, sheet metal tools, simulation capabilities, Laura Carrabine, Design World, Oct 12, 2011

Sketches, Direct Edit, and the BREP - direct edit modeler doesn't remember BREP faces, can't deal with effects of ordered features, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 17, 2011

Borders Around Portions of a Note in a Table? - Randy Simmons, 3D Vision Technologies, Oct 14, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Launched - synopsis of SolidWorks 2012 press launch event, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Oct 10, 2011

Episode 357 - SW2012 What's New - Design Simulation - beams, shell mesh enhancements, motion results in sensors, flow simulation tools, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 16, 2011

Farewell and Best Wishes to Jon Hirschtick - SolidWorks employees share their favorite memories of Jon, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 13, 2011

A Conversation with Asheen Phansey, Sustainability Evangelist - SolidWorks executive on ideas, emerging trends affecting sustainability world, people/organizations to put in 'Hall of Fame,' Nicholas Jackson, The Atlantic, Oct 13, 2011

SolidWorks in Transition: Jon Hirschtick Leaves Board; Gian Paolo Bassi Takes Over as VP of R&D - Q&A on plan for transition, vision for SolidWorks future, trends reshaping future of engineering, design software, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 12, 2011

Episode 356 - SW2012 What's New - Document Management - discussing SolidWorks EPDM, Workgroup PDM tools, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 12, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Magnetic Attraction and Multibody Parts - magnetic lines to organize, align balloon-enclosed objects in drawings, feature freeze feature to prevent unnecessary geometry rebuilds, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 11, 2011

Episode 355 - SW2012 What's New - Evaluation Tools - overview of costing feature, sustainability tools, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 9, 2011

Thoughts On Collaboration: What Challenges Do You Face? - keeping track over design from same domain, understanding relationships between collaborators is crucial to get collaborative capabilities right in SolidWorks, John Ellsworth, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 7, 2011

SW2012 - WPDM Plays Nice with Windows 7 and Vista - SolidWorks introduced 2012, lets browse inside active Workgroup PDM vault, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 6, 2011

Episode 354 - SW2012 What's New - Drawings & Detailing - magnetic lines, display enhancements like c-marks, section views, new workflows, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 5, 2011

2012: Mouse Gestures That Save Time - mouse gesture mapping feature in SolidWorks 2012 helps use commands like 'OK' and 'Cancel' without keyboard, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision Technologies, Oct 5, 2011

SolidWorks - Beyond Kernels - SolidWorks' multi-kernel strategy can offer pleasing user experience to customers in future releases, Natarajan Ramamoorthy, Engineering Global Solutions, Oct 3, 2011

Episode 353 - SW2012 What's New - Assembly Modeling - Large Design Review, ProStep EDMD import & export, Creo, IFC, Unigraphics import, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Oct 2, 2011

Need a Server Farm? Pay for Only What You Need - SolidWorks pricing structure for renting n!Fuze has been controversial, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 29, 2011

Episode 352 - SW2012 What's New - Part Modeling - sketching, sheet metal, weldments features discussed, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 28, 2011

Episode 351 - SW2012 What's New - Part Features - feature freeze, part reviewer, configurations, improved equations, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 25, 2011

SW2012 Equation Manager - #1 in My Book - measure option, browse and open buttons linked external equation files, automatic rebuild ability, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 23, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Takes on Money Matters - costing module calculates manufacturing costs using set of preloaded templates with prices for standard sheet-metal, machining operations, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 23, 2011

Green Contest Gives Crash Course in Sustainable Design - light-weight chair design with negative carbon footprint created using SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress wins contest, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 23, 2011

Episode 350 - SW2012 What's New - Infrastructure - introduction, UI, SolidWorks fundamentals, installation, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 21, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Which New Features will Boost Your Performance? - costing tool, feature freeze, motion optimization, SolidWorks EPDM integrated search, Bill Martin-Otto, CAD/CAM Performance Blog, Sep 19, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - System Options - Changes - few options moved from general tab, improved hole wizard/toolbox, options for assemblies, external references changed, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, Sep 20, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Command Search - search bar automatically switches to commands option, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 20, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: Unit of Measure - units of measure can be changed via pop up menu in status bar, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 16, 2011

Fishing and Fatigue - fatigue analysis of base of chair in SolidWorks, 3 stages of failure due to fatigue, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 16, 2011

upFront.eZine at SolidWorks Media Day 2011 - Q&A on SolidWorks in cloud, 3DVIA, ENOVIA; CEO Bertrand Sicot's aims for DS SolidWorks, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 15, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: Automated Motion Optimization & Other Simulation Enhancements - ability to optimize complex flows of fluids, gases, evaluate forces, stresses, investigate motion characteristics, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 15, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Unit Switcher - easy access to the status units screen, ability to add units as option to be added to keyboard shortcut, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 14, 2011

SolidWorks 3D CAD Improves Large Assemblies: Large Design Review - quickly open very large assemblies in SolidWorks 2012, ability to take snapshots of graphics area to create images, David Isreal, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Sep 14, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: Enhanced Equation Editing - automatic determination of proper solve order of equations, automatic rebuild option, support for instance numbers, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 13, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Cap Colors in Sections - cap colors stays on model, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 13, 2011

Tips for the Engineering Student - and SolidWorks, Too - be early for everything, get organized, be prepared, join engineering club, find career center at school, Marie Planchard, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 13, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: Equations - option to include simple equations directly to driving dimensions, automatic solve order, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 12, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Features and Tools to Speed the Design Workflow - costing, feature freeze, large design review, equation editor, swept sheet metal flange, multibody part exploded view, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 12, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Multi Screen Support - ability to move window in desired direction, tile 2 windows to screen, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 9, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Improvements (Sneak Peek) - automatic manufacturing cost estimates, feature freeze, forming tool enhancements, large design review, CAPUniversity, Sep 9, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: Recent Documents - ability to pin recent documents to access commonly used files quickly, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 8, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 - My Favorites - feature freeze, equation editor, improved form tools, ability to select everything in tree, dual monitor support, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Sep 7, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: Estimate Costs Quickly with Design Costing - estimate costs for sheet metal, machined components using built-in templates or customized data, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Sep 7, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 Adds Costing Module and Large Design Review Technology - magnetic lines, balloon enhancements, feature freeze, enhanced equation editor, command search, motion optimization features, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 6, 2011

New in SolidWorks 2012: User Interface Improvements - improved 'recent documents' window, search commands tool, multiple monitor support, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 6, 2011

SolidWorks Riding a Post-Recession Growth Wave - $236.3 million revenue generated in first half of 2011, new commercial (non-educational) seat sales up 23%, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 6, 2011

SolidWorks 2012: What's Hot and What's Not - dual monitor support, option to enable/disable freeze bar, better planes alignment, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 6, 2011

Live from SolidWorks 2012 Media Event - glimpse of event, Oleg Shilovitsky, Beyond PLM, Aug 31, 2011

At 1.6 Million Seats, is SolidWorks Leaving Inventor in the Dust? - largest sales are in Europe, fastest growing regions include developing companies, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 31, 2011

SolidWorks 2012 News - 90% enhancements in SolidWorks 2012 are driven by customers requests, CAPUniversity, Aug 31, 2011

Model Aircraft Control Surface Spacing and SolidWorks Flow Simulation - considering cases of air flow relative to control surface, 3D Vision Technologies, Aug 11, 2011

Has SolidWorks Lost Their Mojo? - SolidWorks blogs have nothing or little to post, uproar about V6 is doubtful as response for n!Fuze is underwhelming, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 10, 2011

Four Practical Approaches to Improving SolidWorks Performance - take care of software, hardware performance, keep updating cycle of software, hardware, Josh Mings, CADspeed, July 27, 2011

CAMWorks Makes eDrawings One Cut Better - easy markup tools in eDrawing for adding dimensions, notes to SolidWorks part, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, July 20, 2011

Visualizing Your Design: SolidWorks and Your Graphics Card - impact of tessellation, OpenGL, rendering functions on performance, Lars Petersen, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, July 14, 2011

Episode 339 - SolidWorks n!Fuze - re-introduction of n!Fuze, SwYm community interface, sign up process for n!Fuze trial, plug-in installation for n!Fuze web portal, quick overview of n!Fuze release notes, pricing, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD, July 10, 2011

n!Fuze Review - registration takes time, difficult to understand interface, unorganized links, users find it worthless to test, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, July 4, 2011

Common Q&A for Activation and Licensing Issues - activation count, transferring SolidWorks license for use on another PC, correcting serial number/license, FISHER/UNITECH, June 29, 2011

Rendering Like a Pro in PhotoView 360 2011 - link to model files, presentation on fully integrated interface of PhotoView 2011, Jordan Tadic, SWtuts, June 27, 2011

Reporting Back from the SolidWorks Executive Forum in Minneapolis - small, informal event for managers, networking, best practices, using SolidWorks products, Christine Washburn of SolidWorks, SolidWorks Blog, June 27, 2011

Nonlinear Analysis - linear analysis not sufficient to predict shape, load variation; nonlinear testing becomes crucial, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, June 23, 2011

Aero Improvements Give Big Rigs Bigger MPG - aerodynamic truck concept turned into FutureTruck using CFD, SolidWorks software, Keith Barry, AUTOPIA, June 23, 2011

SolidWorks Defense - venerable SolidWorks still has lots going for it, response to Synchronous Technology, rewrite of code, interoperability, more, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 22, 2011

Blood in the Water - Solid Edge may be best positioned to take advantage of what author sees as weakness by market leader SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 20, 2011

Episode 335 - SolidWorks 2012 Beta - SolidWorks 2012 beta site, installing beta in parallel, 2012 beta program improvements, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, June 12, 2011

The DisplayManager - can edit, delete, copy appearances, less useful as compared to display pane in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 13, 2011

The Ease of Architecture in SolidWorks: Project Frog - designing, building modular, energy efficient buildings using SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 25, 2011

The Case for Zero Thickness Geometry - examples of realistic zero-thickness geometry in SolidWorks, users share their experiences, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 23, 2011

PhotoView 360 Lovers Celebrate. Improved Transparency and More - transparency shadows don't diffuse under non-transparent objects in SP04, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 23, 2011

Joy Garon - She'll Learn Ya a Thing or Two - interview of technical product manager at SolidWorks, Jeff's Tool Shed, May 18, 2011

Assemblies or Multibodies? - issue, reasons of having assembly file type in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 16, 2011

SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ - early visibility period for SolidWorks 2011 SP4, SolidWorks 2012 beta program, Robbie Liotta, SolidWorks, May 13, 2011

X-Fingers Replace Lost Digits, Empower Patients with New Function - active-function artificial finger assemblies designed specifically for amputees using SolidWorks, CADdigest.com, May 12, 2011

SolidWorks Solution Partner Spotlight: IGE+XAO - partnership with SolidWorks brings business opportunities, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 8, 2011

Turning Off Add-ins (MSWP, Pt 4) - modeling in SolidWorks gets 31% faster, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 27, 2011

Assembly Stored on the Network (MSWP, Pt 5) - SolidWorks gets 10% slower, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 4, 2011

OS Users Settings to Optimal (MSWP, Pt 6) - SolidWorks gets 11% faster in total, rebuilds 34% faster, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 4, 2011

Fighting Fat Files - SolidWorks 2011 SP3 has ability to remove all display states, Nick Beattie, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Apr 29, 2011

Maximizing SolidWorks Performance (Results) - Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2011

SolidWorks System Options Set to Optimal (MSWP, Pt 2) - opens SolidWorks 39% faster, switching sheets is 15% faster, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 20, 2011

Reference File Locations (MSWP, Pt 3) - SolidWorks gets 6% slower in total when using reference file locations utility, Adrian Fanjoy, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 22, 2011

Taking the Certified SolidWorks Professional Test - Pt 1 - understanding of basic toolset, user interface of software is tested, Bertrand Sicot, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 28, 2011

SolidWorks 2011 - New and Improved Dimension Palette - alignment tools, thumbwheel for spacing dimensions, Todd Domke, Hawk Ridge Systems Blog, Feb 11, 2011

SolidWorks Support Monthly FAQ - support life cycle for SolidWorks products, daylight saving time problem in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks on Windows 7 SP1, Robbie Liotta, SolidWorks, Apr 15, 2011

Classic Flipping Arcs - displaying right side of arc is incorrect in SolidWorks, no workaround available, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Apr 20, 2011

SolidWorks Demoing Their n!Fuze at Hannover Messe - interview with Andreas Spieler of SolidWorks, Lauri Poldre, GrabCAD, Apr 19, 2011

The French Connection - More Possibilities Than Problems, When SolidWorks is 'Dassaultified' - exploration of possible changes under leadership of CEO Bertrand Sicot, Verdi Ogewell, VerkstadsForum, Apr 14, 2011

modo for SolidWorks Kit - specific tools for import, UI, collection of preset materials, preset environments, training videos, Rob Rodriguez, Apr 18, 2011

Find the Right Graphics Card Driver for SolidWorks - interface for selecting computer vendor, model, graphics card vendor, graphics card model, operating system, SolidWorks version, Shantanu Kedar of DS SolidWorks, CAD Speed, Apr 18, 2011

Stop Changing the Conversation - Nonlinear Simulation - understanding boundary, geometric, material nonlinearity in SolidWorks, Nick Luyster, Symmetry Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2011

5 Questions Friday with Anne Yust of Micromedics, Inc. - career, learning SolidWorks, inspiring goals, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Apr 8, 2011

Richard Doyle - The Man Behind the (SWUGN) Curtain - journey from drafter to user community manager, working with customers, SWUGN committee members, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Apr 2, 2011

Toolbox Headaches in SolidWorks 2011? This Might Be the Cause - checkbox makes folder default search location for toolbox components, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Mar 21, 2011

Reporting on Time in a Workflow State - EPDM 2010 report generator can generate list of files in workflow state longer than specified time, Corey Kubichka, SolidNotes, Mar 21, 2011

4 Keys to Saving Time with SolidWorks Shortcuts - using Shift, Ctrl, Alt, Tab keys for executing commands for sketching, part, assembly, drawing documents, Jim Byrne, DASI Solutions Blog, Mar 15, 2011

tsElements for SolidWorks - add-in from T-Splines can import T-Spline surfaces, ability to select vertices, edges, faces, ability to convert surfaces to T-Splines, Josh Mings, DEVELOP 3D, Mar 3, 2011

SolidWorks Electrical Routing, When Kicking it Up a Notch - routing library manager has easy wizard to take care of electrical wires, connectors, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Mar 8, 2011

SolidWorks World 2011, Day 2, General Session - transition of CEOs, assurance of SolidWorks as desktop application, intro to Post3D, keynote by Jim Lovell, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 24, 2011

Rick Chin - SolidWorks Innovator - 17th employee at SolidWorks, entrepreneurial history, present role as director of product innovation, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Feb 14, 2011

Jeff Ray: A Gentleman Walks Off the Stage - ex-CEO addresses SolidWorks World audience for last time, accomplishments at SolidWorks, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Feb 9, 2011

CAD, PLM, Product Cost - tools such as CAD, PDM dealing with cost calculations, SolidWorks focus on manufacturing-design aspects, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Feb 7, 2011

Conversation with Jon Hirschtick - SolidWorks founder discussing winning millions gambling at US casinos during grad school days, adventures that later became basis of movie, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 31, 2011 

Tools to Make Your Drawing Spectacular in SolidWorks 2011 - handy buttons for organizing dimensions, editable cosmetic threads callouts, enhanced feature for rotated perspective, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Feb 1, 2011 

SWW11: SolidWorks 2012 What's New Reveal - tab key to hide, swept flange for complex features, per pixel lighting in 3dvia Composer, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks HEARD, Feb 1, 2011 

New, Interesting at SolidWorks World - highlights include TS Elements, 4g:PLM, n!Fuze, DraftSight, Bunkspeed in the cloud, Zygote human models, Intel graphic workstation, Live Buildings, spec-driven piping, Steve Wolfe, COFES.com. Feb 1, 2011 

Vleeschhouwer Report: State of SolidWorks for 2011 - SolidWorks business compared to competitors, growing non-CAD products, cloud, growth of VAR channel needed, more, Jay Vleeschhouwer, WorldCAD Access, Feb 1, 2011 

SolidWorks World 2011 Lean, Photo-Enriched Wrap Up - quick photo run through annual SolidWorks conference, worth reading for captions alone, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 31, 2011

Highlights from SolidWorks World 2011 Day 3 Keynote - next release of SolidWorks will include complete uninstall, better dual monitor support, unit switcher, sheet metal swept flange, balloon reordering, balloon magnet line, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 26, 2011

Challenging Conventional Wisdom for Assemblies - SolidWorks assembly training does not reflect user needs, author requests and receives suggestions of what is important in 'real world,' Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jan 16, 2011 

Young Life of Riley - youngest SolidWorks user, Riley Lewis, 13, featured at SolidWorks World, switched to SolidWorks from SketchUp, picks locks, invents 'unpickable' lock, Steve McGrath, SolidWorks Blog, Jan 26, 2011 

SolidWorks World 2011, Day 2, General Session - transition of CEOs, assurance of SolidWorks as desktop application, intro to Post3D, keynote by Jim Lovell, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jan 24, 2011

SolidWorks World 2011: Once More Unto PDM, Dear Friends, Once More - gap to be closed is - gap to be closed is PDM, n!Fuze as improvement for traditional approaches of sharing files, 3DVIA for lightweight 3D model creation, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 26, 2011

SolidWorks World 2011 Live, Pt 1: Dassault Systemes Get Its Game Face on with POST3D -design review in 3D with avatars, support for all browsers, many CAD formats, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jan 24, 2011

Bertrand Sicot To Write New Chapter in SolidWorks - joined SolidWorks in 1997, was naval officer, interest in sustainability, Jeff Ray's role, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Jan 6, 2011

SolidWorks Lifecycle Management - Jeff's influence, trend polygamy, changes from various directions, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 8, 2011

Jeff Ray Promoted, Bertrand Sicot Takes Over as SolidWorks CEO - interview with new CEO, old CEO, Ray's plans in new position, Sicot calls transition evolution, not revolution, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 5, 2011

The Death of SolidWorks? - analysis of often-quoted, possibly misunderstootatement from former CEO which may have more to do with technology change, platform shift, 'Dassaultification' of SolidWorks, technology change still 'couple of years' off, Martyn Day, Develop3D, Jan 6, 2011

SolidWorks CEO is French But It's Not What You Think - Bertrand Sicot's background may be coincidence rather than part of Dassault takeover, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 6, 2011

2010

Default SolidWorks System Options Reviewed - major releases of SolidWorks require review of old system settings, Tools > Options > System Options, Jordan Tadic, 3DVision Technologies, Dec 20, 2010

Windows 7 x64 Shown to Be Faster on File Opening with SolidWorks x64 - DDi Tech Center, Dec 14, 2010

DE 15th Podcast Series: Jeff Ray - launch of SolidWorks, today's challenges, remote computing, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Dec 8, 2010

The Case Against using the 3GB Switch on 32 Bit Windows - Vajrang Parvate, SolidWorks, Nov 24, 2010

Sheet Metal: Edge v Works - comparison of sheet metal capabilities of SolidWorks and Solid Edge determines that Solid Edge has advantage in number of features to work with, ease of adding geometry, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 12, 2010

A Long Conversation with Jeff Ray - SolidWorks CEO, his background, education, cloud computing, 'killing' SolidWorks, V6 platform, more, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 9, 2010

SolidWorks 2011 - A Geek’s View Pt 4 - 3D drawing view, weld tables, hide bodies, showing model colors, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Nov 2, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3)

SolidWorks 2011 - A Geek's View Pt 3 - dimension palette display, auto arrange dimensions, align collinear button, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Nov 1, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

Super Computer, Buy Or DIY? - SolidWorks user assembles computer from parts, saves thousands of dollars, Devon Sowell's Blog, Nov 1, 2010

SolidWorks Sustainability  - developing products with least environmental impact, improving designs, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 27, 2010

Five Questions Friday with Ross Taylor of SolidXperts - on career and SolidWorks, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 8, 2010

Following Up on Announcements We Made at SolidWorks World 2010 - CEO Jeff Ray explains SolidWorks position, progress on cloud computing, first online offering (SolidWorks Connect), addresses user security concerns, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 5, 2010

A Conversation with Jeff Ray - SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray on additions to SolidWorks 2011, SolidWorks on cloud, DraftSight, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 15, 2010

Live From the SolidWorks Media Day - financial update, DraftSight for Mac, SolidWorks Connect for collaboration, intro to SolidWorks 2011 new features, 3DVIA Composer, teaching innovation, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 1, 2010

Selling the Cloud - clouds not fully addressed by Jon Hirschtick, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Oct 26, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: Installation Improvements - including faster downloading of service packs, ease of use of the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager, Brian McElyea CADFanatic, Oct 22, 2010

Jon Hirschtick Talks Platform Shifts and Online Data Security - SolidWorks founder on shift away from desktop computers, local computing, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 26, 2010

What's New with the 2011 Simulation Interface? - SolidWorks 2011 Simulation software, organization of bodies, filtering simulation study tree, display enhancements, expressions in input fields, Ken LaVictor, FISHER/UNITECH, Oct 19, 2010

Five Questions Friday with Janson Pace of NuQuest - industrial designer on career and SolidWorks, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Oct 15, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: Retirement Calls - DraftSight, replacing 3D instant website, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD!, Sep 28, 2010

Activation Stands Alone - activating/transferring/viewing licenses on a machine, SolidWorks activation wizard application, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD!, Sep 23, 2010

Episode 297 - 2011 What's New - Sheet Metal, Simulation, Sketching and Sustainability - bend calculation tables, improved accuracy for nonlinear fixtures, grid systems, new regions, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Sep 26, 2010

SolidWorks on Android  - Android app for remote desktop, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 24, 2010

SolidWorks Brings on the BIM. 3 New Architecture Features in SolidWorks 2011 - grid system tool, .IFC file export, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 22, 2010

SolidWorks Sustainability - Overview - clicking SustainabilityXpress, LCA integration, environmental impact factors, Ken LaVictor, FISHER/UNITECH, Sep 20, 2010

SolidWorks Announces 2011 - highlights from press launch include enhanced revolve feature, intermittent welds, auto arrange of dimensions, use of equations and conditional statements to turn features on/off, more, Leslie Gordon, MachineDesign.com, Sep 1, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: What's New - large scale design, PhotoView 360, configurable global variables, scale features, cosmetic threads, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 1, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: What's New Highlights - weld bead command, faster designing, improved collaboration, visualization, enhanced support for manufacturing, Routing Library Manager, Ricky Jordan, Sep 1, 2010

SolidWorks 2011 Has Been Launched - rendering animations in PhotoWorks, Motion Manager, Display Manager, PhotoView, GabiJack.com, Sep 1, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: 3 Favorites, No, 4 - author finds 4 things of interest in new release but 2 do not work, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 1, 2010

SolidWorks 2011: Interface Bugs from Previous Versions - FeatureManager tabs obscured under CommandManager tabs, multiple monitor users, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Sep 1, 2010

Not Going Down Without a Fight - SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required, for new users, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Aug 20, 2010

Five Questions Friday with Susan Evans of MCAD Technologies - SolidWorks VAR president discusses career, SolidWorks, SteveMcGrath, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 20, 2010

Comparing the Capabilities of Autodesk Inventor Professional 2011 and SolidWorks Premium 2010 Using TechniCom's Delphi Expert Technique - 15 functional areas of Autodesk Inventor Professional 2011 vs SolidWorks Premium 2010 with 'astounding' results, Ray Kurland, CAD-Portal, Aug 9, 2010

Independent Reports: When It All Goes Wrong, It Goes Wrong Big Time - author disputes Ray Kurland's favorable outcome for Inventor when compared with SolidWorks, Al Dean, Develop3D, Aug 11, 2010

Ray Posts Whitepaper Comparing Inventor and SolidWorks - genesis of study, including selection of 15 functional areas that may have been favorable to Inventor picked from a total of 24, Autodesk involvement, clarification on BIM use, Raykurlands Blog, Aug 10, 2010

TechniCom’s Kurland Discusses the Autodesk Inventor vs. SolidWorks Study - analyst ignites controversy with pro Inventor study, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 11, 2010

Does Geometry Creation and Editing Still Matter? - several improvements in geometry creation/editing still needed, contrary to views expressed by CAD executive, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Aug 2, 2010

SolidWorks:Heard! - CAD on the Cloud - 3D graphics, loading 3D solid model in CAD system, Deelip Menezes, Aug 2, 2010

From DriveWorks to Vault- launching DriveWorks Administrator, turning on SolidWorks add in, selecting SolidWorks EPDM, general settings, running model genAration, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD!, July 30, 2010

Book Review: SolidWorks 2010 No Experience Required - detailed tutorial, education tool for new users, reference guide for experienced 3D CAD users, SolidWorks Legion, July 22, 2010

What is Design Intent? - critical examination on use, overuse, misuse 'design intent,' Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, July 20, 2010

See the Future of SolidWorks V6, Look at CATIA V6 - Dassault Systemes 3D Collaborative Engineering Solution enables lean product development, Devon Sowell's Blog, July 12, 2010

Taking the 3D SwYm - online service dedicated to management of online professional communities, SolidWorks users, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD!, July 7, 2010

A VAR That Gets It   - offering additional value beyond basic updates, tech support, SolidWorks resellers getting into social media, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, July 1, 2010

Let's Comment On Our Components and Features - selecting comment to add text in SolidWorks, adding date stamp, adding comments to assembly components, Bill Hall, FISHER/UNITECH, June 30, 2010

ˇ        When SolidWorks 3D Instant Website Wheels Your Costumers In - delivering designs faster, customizing design layout of web page, cadcamstuff.com, June 29, 2010

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM API, .NET Framework 4.0, and Visual Studio 2010 - changing target framework to .NET Framework 3.5, disabling type embedding, SolidWorks APAC Blog, June 28, 2010

Rapid Dimension Manipulator - Pt 2 - Banishment & Toggle) - SolidWorks 2010 SP4, ESC key, toggle, SolidWorks Legion, June 23, 2010 (see also Pt 1)

Working for Your Computer - typing BOM into Excel, help file, macros, not just for SolidWorks tasks, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Jun 21, 2010

3D Printing From CAD to Cloud - using Shapeways, supported by 32 and 64 bit operating systems, SLA, LOM, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:HEARD!, Jun 18, 2010

Start Your Printing. Shapeways 3D Print Plug In for SolidWorks. - enables direct upload capability from SolidWorks user interface, quick install, Prodima, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 18, 2010

World Cup Deals on SolidWorks Software - linking sales to sporting event a stretch but indicates a willingness of resellers to deal, Deelip Menezes, Jun 17, 2010

 Rapid Dimension Manipulator (Pt 1: of Mice and Pies) - SolidWorks 2010, quickly placing dimensions along a chosen side at evenly spaced intervals, using registry key to turn off Dimension Pie, SolidWorks Legion, Jun 15, 2010

File - Heal Thyself - SolidWorks file import, using a 3rd party program, manually healing, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Jun 9, 2010

BatchProcess 2 Product Review - allows user to perform/repeat complex tasks on SolidWorks documents, installation requirements, unique user interface, Project Toolbar helps add associated documents, SolidWorks Legion, Jun 7, 2010

Reference Triad View Manipulation Shortcuts - SolidWorks help files, saving time during design process, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Jun 7, 2010

Episode 277 - SolidWorks Collaboration Tools - uni-directional tools, Dassault's Enovia platform, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Jun 6, 2010

Five Questions Friday with Jeremy Luchini of SolidWorks - video, CAD chair episode, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Jun 4, 2010

Enterprise Tracks Inspection Records - SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, attaching inspection records, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, June 3, 2010

Open Only What You Need Quickly - open process in SolidWorks, Quick view / Selective open, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Jun 2, 2010

BobCAD-CAM Now Roars Inside SolidWorks - affordable solution, cadcamstuff.com, Jun 1, 2010

JumiMouse Control SolidWorks (or Anything Else) from Your iPhone or iPad via WiFi Givaway - Jumitech, Citrix Receiver, Josh Mings, Solid Smack, May 31, 2010

Episode 276 - Direct Editing Tools - Instant3D, FeatureWorks, history based modeler, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, May 30, 2010

An Interview with the President - Todd Majeski on becoming a VAR for SolidWorks, Shell Feature, automatic dimensioning feature, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, May 27, 2010

Still Redneck - disappearing dialog box, editing registry key, running SolidWorks, trying Measure, Adrian Scholes, CATI Tech Notes, May 27, 2010

3D Perfected - Rodney Hall on 3D CAD and SolidWorks, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, May 27, 2010

Do You Sensor Your Stuff in SolidWorks? - powering up sensor folder, accessing FeatureManager, choosing dimension, cadcamstuff, May 26, 2010

Dynamic Mirror - sketch tool, drag/drop to sketch toolbar, Jeff's Tool Shed, May 26, 2010

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous - SurfaceFill3, Knit9, 'merge result', SolidWorks to fix problem, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 26, 2010

Moldflow Krypton for Inventor and SolidWorks - manufacturability, cost efficiency, plastic material impact, SolidWorks users, non-engineers, Deelip Menezes, May 25, 2010

Part Numbers and Configurations - introducing data in PLM system, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (EPDM) used as MCAD data vault, Ricky Jordan, May 25, 2010

Design Studies - evaluating, optimizing models, 2 two main modes for running design study in SolidWorks, Lisa Van Giesen, FISHER/UNITECH, May 24, 2010

A Look at SolidWorks Sustainability - working on assemblies, using Sustainability Xpress to calculate design environmental impact, Sustainability/ Sustainability Xpress are comparison tools, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, May 21, 2010

DWG Editor Gone Don't Panic - for service pack 3.0 DWG Editor is now SolidWorks 2D editor, Keith Schaefer,  CATI Tech Notes, May 10, 2010

Dim Palette, Get Out of the Way - Service Pack 3.0 allows choosing to use a dimension or not, moving dimension palette possible, Phil Whitaker, CATI Tech Notes, May 4, 2010

Export from Mastercam into Solidworks  - importing a Pro/E file into SolidWorks, Mastercam system tolerance, Cadcamstuff, May 10, 2010

What You Should Know - Exporting from SolidWorks into Mastercam   - importing files into SolidWorks, translating CAD data from one format to another, cadcamstuff, May 6, 2010

SolidWorks 2D Editor What You Need to Know - DWGeditor is now SolidWorks 2D Editor, standard update process and installation, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, May 4, 2010

Running SolidWorks from an iPad - $12 Desktop Connect application used Windows Remote Desktop to zoom, pan SolidWorks models, Jeff Setzer, Solid Notes, Apr 23, 2010

Office2PDM Review - extensible CAD Technology, navigating the vault, enterprise PDM functions, good value, managing documents, SolidWorks Legion, Apr 8, 2010

The Dassault Systemes Cloud Revolution Has Begun - SolidWorks users will have to accept cloud technology, Deelip Menezes, Apr 27, 2010

Toolbox Flag and PDMWorks - significance of toolbox flag, Gabi Jack, Apr 25, 2010

SolidWorks Heard - Episode 271 - Hardware Performance 101 - processors (Core, Core2, i3/5/7), threaded processes in SolidWorks, RAM size, 64 bit vs. 32 bit OS, video cards, hard drives, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks Heard, Apr 25, 201

SolidWorks Service Pack Woes - SolidWorks VP Rich Welch interviewed about maintenance, bug fixes for customers not under subscription, rks Corporation, Deelip Menezes, Apr 17, 2010

Rounding of Numbers - proper rounding of linear dimensions, helps reduce statistical bias, rounding option for dimensions, odd-even rounding rule, SolidWorks Legion, Apr 12, 2010

The New SWUGN.ORG - new website, repackaged features, easier navigation, meeting calendar for future meetings, user group support, local group search option, Rob Rodriguez, Apr 7, 2010

HSMWorks Turns SolidWorks into Fabulous CAM - newly installed SolidWorks 2010, fast CAM functions installation, minimum hard drive space required, custom settings, CNC Machining Center, HSMWorks tutorial, Cadcamstuff, Apr 6, 2010

Concept to Production: Edit, Reuse or Rebuild? - feature data to user, relationships between features in the tree, ability to copy sketches from part to part, Dezignstuff SolidWorks, Apr 7, 2010

2009

SolidWorks Accuses Autodesk of Attempting to Monopolize Use of .DWG as File Extension - Autodesk wants to consider use of DWG by competitors as trademark infringement, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 31, 2009

Autodesk Chuckles at SolidWorks' Fear-Mongering - Autodesk, SolidWorks argue over use of DWG format, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 31, 2009

Judge Rules Autodesk's Anti-'SolidWorks' Cartoons A-OK - nonactionable puffery by Autodesk about reading, writing DWG data, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jan 1, 2010

Judge Undecided on Use of Puffery by SolidWorks - possible overuse of Autodesk brands by SolidWorks, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 31, 2009

Alibre Design vs SolidWorks - Alibre can not compare with advanced modeling features of SolidWorks, Deelip.com, Dec 22, 2009

SolidWorks World 2010 Presenter Spotlight: Wayne Tiffany - talk about learning experiences at event, hot topics of show, interacting with SolidWorks employees, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 16, 2009

Flattening a Non-Linear Conical Surface in SolidWorks. Is It Possible? - using loft bend sheetmetal feature to flatten non-linear ring, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 15, 2009

4 Workflow Roadblocks in SolidWorks - dual monitor bugs, Windows-type functionality bugs slow down performance, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Dec 14, 2009

Episode 252 - SolidWorks Sustainability video or audio - description of features, 'online info' sustainability calculator tool, SolidWorks Sustainability website, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Dec 13, 2009

SolidWorks World 2010 Presenter Spotlight: Phil Sluder - talk about hot topics at SolidWorks World 2010, presentations, Matthew West, SolidWorks Blog, Dec 9, 2009

2010 Simulation Studies Enhancements - option to backup, recover mesh and solution data, solver window improvements, Beams supported for nonlinear studies, Seth Bischoff, 3DVision Technologies, Dec 1, 2009

Lightweight Components - loading SolidWorks assembly with lightweight components is fast, Darrel Lampley, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Dec 1, 2009

SolidWorks Mythbuster: Fully Defined Sketches and Rebuild Speed - fully defined sketches don't indicate lesser rebuild speed, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 18, 2009

Modeling Challenge: Planes You Can't Create - some definitions of planes are not possible in SolidWorks 2010, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 17, 2009

Meshing Enhancements in Simulation 2010 - improved curvature-based mesher, compatible mixed mashing, more efficient memory usage, Seth Bischoff,  3DVision Technologies, Nov 16, 2009

SolidWorks Mythbuster: Geometry Pattern - geometry pattern is slower for most pattern types, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 11, 2009

2010 Simulation Interface Enhancements - more descriptive study tree feature names, fixtures, loads, connectors can be organized into folders, ability to group edit like features, Seth Bischoff,  3DVision Technologies, Nov 10, 2009

Episode 247 - Configuration Publisher video or audio - difference between DriveWorksXpress, configurations, introduction to the configuration publisher, tips for building option tables in it, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Nov 8, 2009

Episode 246 - Design Studies - podcast, introduction to design studies in SolidWorks 2010, evaluation vs. optimization, tip to save iterations into SolidWorks configurations, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Nov 1, 2009

Full Speed Tree Bleed. SolidWorks Treehouse, Not Just a Tree House - create, arrange, modify SolidWorks parts, assemblies, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 27, 2009

Dash Board Icon Customization in 2010 Has Changed - drag, drop any icon onto dash board from customize window, Jim Krivoshein, CATI Tech Notes, Oct 27, 2009

Point Locations (Virtual Sharps) - SolidWorks uses 'virtual sharp' term for finding point locations, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 23, 2009

SolidWorks Flow Simulation Capabilities - ability to perform 2D, 3D analyses, external, internal flows, calculation of relative humidity in gas flows, Ken LaVictor, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Oct 22, 2009

Episode 244 - 2010 What's New - Tolerancing, Weldments & Workgroup PDM - podcast on DimXpert, cut list items, drawings views of weldments, materials in cut lists, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 21, 2009

Episode 243 - 2010 What's New - Sketching, SusX, Utilities & Toolbox - podcast, sketch fillet tool, fit spline tool, linking sketch text to file properties, convert entities sketch tool, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 18, 2009

SWUGN Technical Summits - 1-day learning, networking events grow in popularity, increasing attendance with time, Richard Doyle, Cadalyst, Oct 16, 2009

Episode 242 - 2010 What's New - SolidWorks Simulation - podcast, SimulationXpress, NAFEMS benchmarks, simulation interface, studies, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 16, 2009

SolidWorks as a Service - Pt 4 - working of 3rd party, in-house developed add-ins in SolidWorks, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2009

SolidWorks as a Service - Pt 5 - assuming scenario when SolidWorks becomes available as SaaS, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2009

SolidWorks as a Service - Jon Hirschtick - SolidWorks as installed app business is not going to change for a while, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 14, 2009

Episode 241 - 2010 What's New - Routing & Sheet Metal - podcast, manufacture-style flattening, adding components, assembly fittings to routes, access to pipe, tube, or electrical harness coverings, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 14, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Mouse Gestures - any toolbar button icon can be assigned to fully configurable mouse gesture wheel, Ricky Jordan.com, Oct 13, 2009

SolidWorks as a Service - Pt 1 - SolidWorks is planning to put its software 'on the cloud,' Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2009

SolidWorks as a Service - Pt 2 - 4 ways of implementing SaaS, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2009

SolidWorks as a Service - Pt 3 - discussing data exchange issues while using SolidWorks as SaaS, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 13, 2009

Episode 240 - 2010 What's New - Parts, Features & PhotoView 360 - podcast, materials & multipbody parts, PhotoWorks decals in PhotoView 360, controlling scenes, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 11, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Minor Tweaks II - ability to add quantities to balloons, balloon size can be set using actual numeric value, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 8, 2009

A Look at PhotoWorks 2010's Decal and Depth of Field Simulations - video, project 2D images on 3D parts, deliberately blurring objects in distance, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Oct 8, 2009

How to Transfer a License of SolidWorks to New Computer - Scott Slovik, FISHER/UNITECH Blog, Oct 8, 2009

Standard Views Without Zoom-to-Fit - unselect option in toggle setting to avoid model zoom to fit in SolidWorks 2010, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 7, 2009

Design Study in SolidWorks 2010 - video, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Oct 6, 2009

Episode 238 - 2010 What's New - Enterprise PDM - managing tasks, Enterprise PDM & Toolbox integration, file explorer and SolidWorks add-in, Lou Gallo, item management, SolidWorks:Heard!, Oct 7, 2009

Its Not Just About Simulation You Know - discussing simulation issues in file converted from another CAD package, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Sep 29, 2009

Future of Enterprise PDM - efforts between SolidWorks and ENOVIA are going on, SolidWorks Legion, Oct 1, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Edge Display - ability to change display color of tangent edges in drawings, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Oct 1, 2009

Episode 236 - 2010 What's New - CircuitWorks, Configs, Design Checker & DFMXpress - podcast, CircuitWorks UI, updating assemblies, importing non-CircuitWorks assemblies from SolidWorks, Integration of Design Checker, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks: Heard!, Oct 2, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Sketch Pictures - ability to see sketch pictures inserted into parts, assemblies in drawings, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 30, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Deleting Dimensions - ability to automatically realign spacing of neighboring dimensions when dimension is deleted, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 30, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Multibody Part Drawings - ability to create 3 standard views of multibody parts, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 29, 2009

Episode 235 - 2010 What's New - Assemblies - podcast, assembly visualization, mirror components, virtual components, component reference per instance, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Sep 30, 2009

A Look at Multibody Sheet Metal in SolidWorks 2010 - video, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Sep 29, 2009

20 of My Favorite Improvements in SolidWorks 2010 - consistency in PropertyManager/graphics area controls, mouse gestures, multibody part materials, standards in cosmetic threads, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic.com, Sep 28, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Section Views - ability to dimension across aligned section view, set depth of section view in part drawings, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 27, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Hole Wizard! - video, default 2D placement plane for all hole wizard holes, Ricky Jordan.com, Sep 28, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Multiple Materials in Multibody Parts - different material to each body within multibody part, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 25, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Part & Assembly Title Blocks - ability to insert title block into part, assembly files, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 24, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Borders Within Annotations - borders around text can now be added within annotation note, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 24, 2009

Customizing SolidWorks Toolbox - adding new property, applying it to standard or specific component, Josh Altergott, CATI Tech Notes, Sep 24, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Fractional & Ordinate Dimensions - option to view double prime symbols added to fractional dimensions, ability to continue ordinate dimensioning on detail view, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 23, 2009

Episode 232 - 2010 What's New - Admin & UI - podcast, installation improvements, SolidWorks Rx, heads-up view toolbar customization, Instant3D enhancements, graphics area controls improvements, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Sep 23, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Dimension Palette - dimension palette popup for adding text, symbols to dimension, style button for accessing recent, saved formats, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 22, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Rapid Dimension - ability to place dimension automatically in selected direction, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 21, 2009

The PDM Black Hole and Coming Storm - market rumors about Enterprise PDM, PDMWorks, support withdrawal, upgrades, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 21, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Center Marks, Notes, & Tables - ability to add border to specific portion of text in note, ability to copy, paste cells from Excel into SolidWorks table, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 20, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - BOM's - ability to link new bill of material, selected item in BOM gets highlighted in graphics area, vice versa, BOM can be moved, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 17, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Minor Tweaks I - SolidWorks adjusts dimension extension lines when center mark is added to previously dimensioned hole, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 17, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Annotations & Balloons - ability to attach annotations to dimension extension lines, move annotations, ability to include parametric quantity to balloon in 1 of 4 directions, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 16, 2009

External Threads in SolidWorks (Where are They?) - SolidWorks 2010 still needs user to create OD of thread as separate feature, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 16, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Configuration Publisher - ability to upload models to 3D ContentCentral, SolidWorks preview, ability to configure custom properties, create PropertyManager for assemblies, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 15, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - DFMXpress - ability to validate sheet metal parts, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 14, 2009

New Video: Simple Animations (Pt 2) - changing component properties, changing orientation, camera views during animation in SolidWorks, GabiJack.com, Sep 14, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Rapid Dimension - ability to add dimensions to parts on drawings easily, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 14, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Mates - icon for telling which mates 'ground' particular component, ability to create coincident mate between coordinate system, origin, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 13, 2009

Episode 230 - 2010 Requirements and Licensing - podcast, system requirement changes, updates to video card testing, changes to anti-virus support, standalone SolidWorks, Simulation activation, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Sep 13, 2009

SolidWorks Simulation 2010 - more intuitive process to create bonded contact between entities, Tony Eckersley, SolidWorks UK & Ireland, Sep 13, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Hones the 'Little Things' to Deliver Big Results - drawing enhancements, SustainabilityXpress for green design, event-based motion simulation, more, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Sep 3, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Some Other Assembly Changes - ability to assign different component reference, specify display state to be used in assembly, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 10, 2009

Derived Sketches, Blocks and Scribing - video, tips on wrap function for making engraved lines on curved surface, make sketch blocks, Ben Eadie, YouTube, Sep 10, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - In Context Components - ability to save in-context component to external file, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 9, 2009

And Speaking of SolidWorks Motion (New in 2010) - ability to perform stress, deformation or factor of safety analysis automatically, GabiJack.com, Sep 9, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Mouse Gestures - customizable, context sensitive menu scheme can assign 8 gesture choices to particular commands, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 9, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Virtual Components - making existing part virtual in SolidWorks assembly, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 8, 2009

Using SolidWorks Animation Wizard - video, creating animations of exploded/collapsed assemblies, rotations, GabiJack.com, Sep 8, 2009

Episode 229 - 2010 Migration Tools - podcast, tools for migrating current SolidWorks data to 2010 format, SolidWorks: Heard, Sep 6, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Mirror Components - added to FeatureManager tree, ability to create opposite hand version as derived configuration, simplified mirror component PropertyManager, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 7, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Assembly Visualization - ability to display, sort assembly components in list, graphics area quickly, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 6, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Prepares For Takeoff - configuration publisher, event-based motion simulation, SustainabilityXpress for green design, more, Jeff Rowe, MCADCafe, Sep 7, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Multibody Materials - ability to assign SolidWorks materials to each body independently, Ricky Jordan.com, Sep 4, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Usability: Attach Annotations to Dimensions - drag, drop annotation notes into dimensions, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 3, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Display States & Custom Properties - ability to specify display states in part files, view properties of lightweight components in assembly, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 3, 2009

A Look at SolidWorks Sustainability Xpress - video, Kenneth Wong, YouTube, Sep 3, 2009

SolidWorks Rx - Time for a Second Look? - utility helps enter 2 SolidWorks safe modes, lists system specs, area of possible problems, automatically performs routine system maintenance, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Sep 3, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Saving Multiple Docs - 3 options in single dialog box to save modified documents, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 2, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Decals - ability to add, view decals on models, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Sep 1, 2009

10 Things That Still Sucks the Big Lemon in SolidWorks 2010 - slow download & installations, same sketch tools in 3D sketch, lost references, large assembly/file loading, one feature at a time, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 31, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Reference Planes - revamped reference plane PropertyManager is more intuitive, user friendly, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 31, 2009

A Sick Dassault Systemes Joke - Dassult licensing translation technology to SolidWorks competitors while denying SolidWorks the ability to directly access CATIA native geometry, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Aug 29, 2009

Deelip on Mr. Ray's Comment on a CATIA-SW Translator - speculation that SolidWorks/CATIA interoperability is a business decision, ignoring user needs, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 29, 2009

The 3D Type Guide to Configuring Sketch Text in SolidWorks 2010 - set up custom property in sketch text tool, use custom property to control type, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 28, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - Revamped Help & Tutorials - web help option available within SolidWorks, 'what's new' included in help files, easy access to tutorials, newly added tutorials, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 30, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Drawing Dimension Enhancements - quick placement of dimensions in drawings, ability to change common dimension properties in graphics area, improved behavior for center marks, Ricky Jordan, Ricky Jordan.com, Aug 30, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Runs Faster? Maybe (Tune-Up II) - knit surface algorithm, multibody parts, delete face feature have improved, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 26, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 More Speed Tests (Tune-Up III) - feature statistics of SolidWorks 2009 vs. 2010, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 28, 2009

What's New in SolidWorks 2010: Sketch Fillet Preview - dynamic preview of fillet at intersection, ability to check option to dimension each fillet, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 28, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - The 'Other' UI Changes - improved PropertyManager, larger icons for Vista, touch & multi-touch support, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 27, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Usability: Hole Wizard Improvement - 2D sketch is assigned for flat surface selected, 3D sketch for non-flat surface, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 27, 2009

SolidWorks Network Monitor - multiple computers on network team up to convert files, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 27, 2009

Stop Poking the Screen. It's Only a Configuration Publisher - option to configure components while dropping into assemblies, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 27, 2009

2010 - Speed Improvement Rumors - speed improvements in multibodies area plus knit feature, delete face feature is 95% percent faster in SolidWorks 2010, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 27, 2009

2010 - More Move Face and Delete Face - using face selection tool in SolidWorks 2010, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 24, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: A Gesture-Based, Multi-Touch Workflow for Your Eyehole - assign 4 or 8 different movements to command, adding mouse gestures to your workflow, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 26, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Mouse Gestures - customizable wheel can be assigned command shortcut in 8 directions, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 26, 2009

What's New in SolidWorks 2010: Help System - help files will be available online, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 27, 2009

SolidWorks Heads-Up View Toolbar - toolbar cannot be undocked, visibility control stored twice, specific view flyouts added in SolidWorks 2008, Jim Wilkinson, SolidWorks Blog, Aug 26, 2009

What's New in SolidWorks 2010 - new release focuses on user experience, reliability, performance, Ricky Jordan.com, Aug 26, 2009 pdf

What's New In SolidWorks 2010: Hole Wizard 2D Sketch - ability to create 2D position sketch without pre-selecting face, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 25, 2009

What's New In SolidWorks 2010: Remove All Appearances - ability to easily remove appearances from faces, features, bodies, or entire parts, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 26, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: More Little Improvements That Go a Long Way - UI changes in Simulation Xpress analysis wizard, GabiJack.com, Aug 26, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Sustainability and Productivity Take Center Stage - Sustainability Xpress for green design, SolidWorks 2010 creates multibody sheet metal parts, PhotoView 360 embeds decal in model's surface, supports depth of field, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 26, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Heads-Up View Toolbar Customization - add any command to heads-up view toolbar, hide/show toolbar, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 25, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: Dimension Palette and Styles - ability to edit commonly accessed aspects of dimension, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 25, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Runs Faster? Maybe (Tune-up II) - results mixed, some operationa actually take longer in v2010, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 26, 2009

35 Minutes with Jeff Ray - SolidWorks CEO discusses million seats, v2010, direct modeling, porting to Linux and Mac, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 25, 2009

Media Blitz, or SolidWorks Users Getting Excited? - blogs, forums, local user group chapters are good sources to learn SolidWorks in depth, Richard Doyle's Community Blog, Aug 25, 2009

The 5 Prongs of SolidWorks 2010  - assembly visualization, configuration publisher, event based motion analysis, sheet metal enhancements, simulation, new plane options, SoldWorks: Heard, Aug 25, 2009

SolidWorks 2010: There Are MultiBodies Everywhere, and They Have Materials - why it is important, quick intro, how to add materials to multibodies, more. Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 25, 2009

SolidWorks Installation Manager - improvements, step by step guide to installing  new version, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 25, 2009

2010 - Mouse Gestures - customizable interface can put desired commands on donut, gestures work great with tablets in SolidWorks 2010, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 24, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010 - ability to control floor orientation, floor visibility options, ability to save camera views, add background images, bloom effect, Rob Rodriguez.Com, Aug 24, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Review. A Big, Fat Taste of the Best, New Features - mouse gestures, fillet preview, materials for multibodies, mirror components, rapid dimensions, more reference planes, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 24, 2009

Sustainability Xpress in SolidWorks 2010 -  estimates a parts carbon emissions, energy consumption, even effect on air and water, works inside SolidWorks 2010, GabiJack.com, Aug 22, 2009

2010 Knit - Worth the Price of Admission - SolidWorks enhances Knit feature for adjusting tolerance for gap, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Aug 24, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Enhancement Highlights - mouse gesture wheel introduced, help system available online, drawings enhancements, Excel-like behavior for all tables, Ricky Jordan.com, Aug 24, 2009

What's (Not So Obviously New) in SolidWorks 2010? - adding mates is more predictable, improved extend surface feature, smarter FeatureWorks, GabiJack.com, Aug 24, 2009

The Metamorphosis of the CSWP-CORE Test - skills test modified to be more SolidWorks specific, GabiJack.com, Aug 22, 2009

What's New in SolidWorks 2010: Mouse Gestures - hold down right mouse button and move cursor to activate mouse gestures for faster user interaction, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 24, 2009

How to Go from a SolidWorks 3D Part to Ponoko Start...Fast - layout your parts, save as illustrator file, open in Inkscape, change line color and style, save as .eps, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 18, 2009

Green Concerns Materialize - Autodesk Inventor Professional 2010, SolidWorks 2010 help users make choices of materials, calculate environmental impact of designs, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Aug 10, 2009

SolidWorks Labs - current projects available for download: Tagger, Treehouse, BluePrint Now, Gallery Widget, Drawings Now, SolidWorks Legion, Aug 13, 2009

Episode 225 - Layout Sketches - podcast, technique definition, layout relations, creating layouts in parts, assembles, tips for using layout sketches in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Aug 9, 2009

Engineering Change, Use 'Change Recognition' in MastercamX4 - difference between original and specified files, updates toolpaths, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Aug 6, 2009

Is It Ok to Use Sleazy CAD Tricks Some Times? - direct edit feature in history based tree can make SolidWorks unbeatable combination, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jul 29, 2009

Episode 222 - Task Scheduler - task automation, setup information about new network monitor utility in SolidWorks, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Jul 19, 2009

Toolbox and File Management - avoid multiple copies of toolbox parts with different configurations, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jul 8, 2009

SustainabilityXpress Beta: the Benefits & Challenges of Talking Green & Technology - making engineers use tool to full potential for addressing green design, Al Dean, Develop3D, Jul 7, 2009

Sage Advice on Sustainability - SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress calculates design impact on environment in terms of carbon output, fuel consumption, air, water pollution, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jul 1, 2009

Episode 220 - SustainabilityXpress - introduction to life cycle assessment, taskpane interface, environmental dashboard, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks:Heard!, Jul 5, 2009

Yeah, But Why? - SolidWorks help doesn't bring satisfactory results while searching for fundamental terms, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jul 1, 2009

Interview with Rick Chin, Director of Product Innovation - talk about overview on 'Sage' sustainable design tool for SolidWorks users, details on project workflow, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Jun 24, 2009

Modo 401 Released. Whips Reality Right Upside the Head - impressive rendering tools, geometry replicator, SolidWorks importer for importing SolidWorks model directly into modo, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 22, 2009

SolidWorks Sustainability Preview - video, Rick Chin of SolidWorks, YouTube, Jun 18, 2009

Luxology's modo 401 Comes with SolidWorks Importer - ability to create photo-realistic renderings, animation, instance replicator for creating entire crop of objects based on single model, curve rendering function, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Jun 19, 2009

`Jeff Ray, SolidWorks CEO, Shares Information About SolidWorks - SolidWorks, CATIA files will be compatible to each other, release cycles to be shortened, Devon Sowell's Blog, Jun 18, 2009

Jeff Ray Looks to the Horizon - author comments on views of SolidWorks' CEO, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jun 18, 2009

Looking for the Perfect SolidWorks Mobile Workstation? Check This Out - Dell, HP, Lenovo offer entry level, mid-range laptops for SolidWorks users, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 4, 2009

Direct Editing Challenges the Concept of 'Dumb Geometry' (Beginner's Guide to CAD Geekery) - direct modeling has intelligence in interface while history-based modeling has intelligence in model, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jun 3, 2009

CAD Beyond Compare - it is difficult to compare technicalities of 2 CAD software like SolidWorks and AutoCAD, Evan on Engineering Software, Jun 2, 2009

Direct Editing, SolidWorks, Instant3D and Move Face - Instant3D is not direct editing, using it with fillets, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, May 29, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - mirror components, view mates box, visualization tool for assemblies, configuration builder, enterprise PDM, CATI, May 2009

Direct Editing and Direct Modeling - comparing direct editing capabilities of Alibre Design and SolidWorks, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, May 28, 2009

Interview with Lou Gallo, SolidWorks Power User and CAD Podcaster - differences between podcast, blog, interacting with listeners, selecting contents, web technologies affecting CAD systems, Franco Folini, Novedge, May 27, 2009

Is There a Bug in Motion? - gear mate, rack and pinion mate might not be supported in basic motion mode in SolidWorks 2009, GabiJack.com, May 26, 2009

Inventor Fusion and SolidWorks Confusion - Dassault does not prefer sharing its V6 direct editing technology with SolidWorks, Deelip.com, May 22, 2009

Kernel Confusion and Legacy Models - users comment on SolidWorks inability to switch to Dassault V6 modeling kernel, Deelip.com, May 24, 2009

Book Review - Lombard's Surfacing Bible - for intermediate to advanced users, book has cross-reference links, deals with limitations of  SolidWorks, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, May 21, 2009

Virgin on the Sensible - Sir Richard Branson, keynote speaker at SolidWorks World 2009 talked about energy conservation, sustainability, SolidWorks initiatives towards it, David Chadwick, CAD User, Feb/Mar 2009

Streamlining the Design of Packaging Machinery - SolidWorks Premium helps use past designs easily, visualize designs, create accurate prototypes, simplify documentation, SolidWorks.com, May 2009 pdf

DS SolidWorks Extends Subs - Autodesk plans to charge 50% penalty on comeback of subscription customers; SolidWorks extends subscription by 12 months, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 11, 2009

Ed Cyganik's SolidWorks Reference Guide - check list when creating, reviewing SolidWorks objects, parts, assemblies, drawings, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, May 6, 2009

Interview with Outspoken CAD Administrator, Ed Cyganik - pays maintenance but uses SolidWorks 2006, wishes for features found in newer versions, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, May 1, 2009

Learning SolidWorks - VAR training can be too fast, online/video training method is worth for learning SolidWorks, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, May 1, 2009

The SolidWorks Savings Plan - SolidWorks helps determine accurate blank size for creating part, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Apr 30, 2009

Interview with Power User SolidMuse: Anna Wood - talk about CAD software background, computer hardware, building computers, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Apr 20, 2009

SolidWorks CEO Discusses the Mac Platform - advantages of Mac over Windows, market not demanding SolidWorks on Mac right now, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 16, 2009

SolidWorks, OS X, Bootcamp and the Certification Quandary - 'SolidWorks for Mac' petition is signed mostly by students, indicating future demand of SolidWorks for Mac, Al Dean, Mac Design, Apr 15, 2009

Dominik Hoffmann, the Man Behind the SolidWorks for Mac Petition - physicist by profession, Dominik finds Inventor less intuitive than SolidWorks, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Apr 15, 2009

Interview with Devon Sowell, Author of SolidWorks PDM - talk about SolidWorks PDM book, responsibilities of CAD admin, administering SolidWorks vs AutoCAD, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Apr 13, 2009

We Want to be Vendor of Choice for Indians: SolidWorks - interview with CEO Jeff Ray: economic scenario for SolidWorks, scope of 3D CAD in India, V K Rishi, The Economic Times, Mar 27, 2009

Interview with William Doll, Director of SolidWorks Labs - purpose of SolidWorks Labs, update to Treehouse, importance of user feedback, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Mar 27, 2009

Engineering Stimulus Plan - Details Emerge - 3 phase plan for sharpening skills includes downloading SolidWorks students kit, getting training via webinars, appearing for CSWA, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Mar 10, 2009

SOLIDCenter's Top 10 Plays of SolidWorks 2009 - video on best features added, Jeff Setzer, SolidNotes, Mar 10, 2009

Will You Miss the Shape Feature in SolidWorks 2010? - Freeform feature replaces Shape feature, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 10, 2009

How to Apply Boundary Conditions to Match Real World Scenarios - using SolidWorks Simulation's use soft spring to stabilize model, in-plane effects functions, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Mar 5, 2009

Windows Vista ReadyBoost and SolidWorks - ReadyBoost option improves system memory management, boosts performance of CAD applications, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Mar 3, 2009

Showing Hidden Parts in Simulation Plots - using SolidWorks Simulation tools to exclude from assembly, showing hidden parts in plots, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies, Mar 3, 2009

Sniff This. 3DVIA Get's FAST with VirTools 5 - overview on Dassault tool to develop interactive 3D content, using with SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 3, 2009

Stop The Presses - SolidProfessor Inside of SolidWorks - having SolidProfessor help with video tutorials in task pane, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Tool Shed, Mar 3, 2009

Origins? You don't Need No Stinking Origins - overview on coordinate system in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Mar 3, 2009

SolidWorks Sneaks the #4 Enhancement Request into 2009 SP2.0 - feature to rename configuration added, another configuration feature since 2005, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 2, 2009

The New SolidWorks Certification Center - user interface with tabbed browsing, certification types, exam results, credits/vouchers tabs, certified users list, Mike Puckett's Blog, Mar 2, 2009

Edges and Faces - concept of edges, faces with car models, 3D modeling using SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Mar 2, 2009

Adding a Limit Angle Mate - using SolidWorks method to apply limit angle mate, GabiJack.com, Mar 2, 2009

Big News on Renaming Configurations - SolidWorks 2009 enhancement for renaming configurations referenced in open document, limitations removed, RickyJordan.com, Feb 28, 2009

SolidWorks Sensor's Help Streamline a Design - example reduces waste material, Mike Puckett's Blog, Feb 27, 2009

Covert Field Ops: The Delta Recon Bot Design Process. Doesn't Eliminate Humans - overview on design process followed by Chris Rogers, creator of  delta unit, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 26, 2009

Thoughts on Modo? - Luxology, SolidWorks partnership, modo community, modo 401 release, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Feb 24, 2009

Only 344 Days Until - recalling SolidWorks World 2008, overview by SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 20, 2009

10 Key Components for Success Using SolidWorks Revamped - create model from the basics, use relations to control sketches for mastering SolidWorks, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 24, 2009

Product Data Management (PDM) Basics 2 - exploring three important areas, usage, contents, bill of materials, product data management, Rich Allen, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 23, 2009

SolidWorks World Wrap Up: SolidWorks 2010, New SolidWorks Product 'Sage' & More Exhibitor Hype - John Myers, SolidWorks Community, Feb 13, 2009 requires free registration

Treehouse - Spring Renovations - William Doll, director of SolidWorks Labs overview on improvements in Treehouse application, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic Blog, Feb 22, 2009

Event Report: SolidWorks World 2009 - software, hardware products exhibited, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Feb 17, 2009

3D Limits, or How to Avoid Killing 3D with 3D Applications - communicating efficiently with 3D information, increasing productivity, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 20, 2009

Kerri Dunne - the Brains Behind SWW - interview with SolidWorks World event team manager, event planning strategies, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Blog, Feb 22, 2009

Change and the Interface - SolidWorks pushes users to new interface but it disrupts old school users, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Feb 19, 2009

The 18 Most Obvious (and Some Not So Obvious) SolidWorks Tips of All Time - Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 19, 2009

Quantity and Balloons in SolidWorks 2010 - built-in functionality in SolidWorks to minimize manual and sloppy process adding balloons, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 18, 2009

TactonWorks: Useful KBE/Configurator/Design Automator - distinct advantages like simultaneous solver, stand-alone configuration management, design automation, more, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Feb 18, 2009

Sneak Peek at SolidWorks 2010 - SolidWorks World 2009 presentation on next version, enterprise PDM enhancements, session on Microsoft's products, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Feb 18, 2009

The Best $500 I Ever Spent - author's investment in CAD course pays off, SolidWorks 'Engineering Stimulus Package' for jobless, Lenny's SolidWorks Resources, Feb 17, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Interview With Tony Cantrell - views on SolidWorks World, choices, about 2 days Technical Summit, Dewon Sowell's Blog, Feb 17, 2009

And Now That SolidWorks World 2009 is Over - post SWW 2009, GabiJack.com, Feb 17, 2009

SolidWorks Facebooked 3D ContentCentral - about SolidWorks 3DCC 2009 incorporation in social networking site, more, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Feb 11, 2009

Day 5 - General Session, Wednesday at SWW09 - last session, new announcements, 10 enhancement list, new version demo, awards, more,  Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Feb 15, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Interview With Mark Biasotti - product manager on constantly released service packs, few unaccepted features, purchasing workstation CAD video cards to use SolidWorks, Devon Sowell's Blog, Feb 16, 2009

SWW09: My Presentations - download links of 3 presentations, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Feb 15, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Presentation: Custom PCB Design with SolidWorks - presentation video, RickyJordan.com, Feb 15, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 Preview Notes - PDF of notes, pictures of day 3, SolidWorks World 2009, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks Heard, Feb 5, 2009

SWW09: Bits and Pieces - round-up of small happenings during SolidWorks World 2009, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Feb 15, 2009

How Was the SolidWorks Feature Manager Created? - Jon Hirschtick's original concept of Feature Manager, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 12, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Sheet Metal by Wayne Tiffany - video showing presentation on sheet metal functionality, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 12, 2009

SWW09: Summary Report and Commentary - about people, facilities, events, sessions, speakers, more, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Feb 13, 2009

SolidWorks 2010 - The Quick List - list of enhancements for next release, RickyJordan.com, Feb 11, 2009

SWW09: Wednesday General Session (Pt 1: Annual Top 10) - top 10 requests for SolidWorks, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 11, 2009

SWW09: Wednesday Session - look at top 10 enhancements, 'Prototype This' presentation, SW2010 preview, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Feb 11, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Tuesday General Session - keynote from director of product marketing Fielder Hiss, importance of certification program by Jeremy Luchini,  co-founder of SolidWorks Jon Hirschtick views on tech trends, customer experience, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Feb 11, 2009

A Touch of 3D - CAD On Microsoft Surface - research project, surface UI technology for easy visualization, design presentation, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Feb 10, 2009

SWW09: Tuesday Sessions - Mark Biasotti presentation on curves and surfaces, Keith Pedersen tips on SolidWorks secrets, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Feb 11, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Wednesday - Pt 1 - director of product management Fielder Hiss presentation, partners introduction, presentation on prototypes, GabiJack.com, Feb 11, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Wednesday -Pt 2 - manager of product definition Bruce Holway introduces top ten enhancements in 2010, SWUGN awards, more, GabiJack.com, Feb 11, 2009

General Session: Day 3 - Prototype This and SolidWorks 2010 - prototype presentation, new features in next version announced, 2010 preview, SAGE for environment friendly designs, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 11, 2009

The Future the Past and Obliteration on the Menu for SolidWorks World Keynote - video covering Jeff Ray's keynote speech, Stephen Holmes, Develop3D, Feb 11, 2009

SolidWorks World - The Final Day - 'Prototype This' show, enhancement list for next version, SWUGN awards, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Blog, Feb 11, 2009

SolidWorks World - The Real Day 1 - Jeff Ray's keynotes, interview with Sir Richard Branson, more, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Blog, Feb 9, 2009

SharePoint Social Platform Capability for SolidWorks - Simon Floyd of Microsoft Corp presentation on collaboration to improve communication among users, Oleg Shilovitsky, Daily PLM Think Tank, Feb 11, 2009

SWW09: Tuesday General Session (Pt 3: Jon's Customer Visits) - Jon Hirschtick presentation on customer experience using SolidWorks for product design, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 10, 2009

SWW09: Monday General Session (Pt 3: Sir Richard Branson) - keynote interview with Sir Richard Branson covering friendly and informative talk from childhood to business, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Monday General Session - Mega Brands 3D animation, Jeff Ray on economy, SolidWorks future plans, new technologies, interview with Sir Richard Branson, more, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Feb 9, 2009

SWW09: Monday Summary - overview on Jeff Ray's interview with Sir Richard Branson, Matt Lombard, Designstuff, Feb 10, 2009

SWW09: First General Session - Jeff Ray's session, company statistics, brainstorm method to encourage new ideas from users, grading SolidWorks, new technologies, Matt Lombard, Designstuff, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World Crazy Awesome Monday - Technical Sessions and Special Events - presentation on sheet metal, learning SW design checker with Richard Doyle, using SolidWorks to develop, deliver computer based training, GabiJack.com, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World Crazy Awesome Monday - The General Session - Jeff Ray's presentation, company statistics, future goals, interview with Sir Richard Branson, GabiJack.com, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009: Day 2 - co-founder of SolidWorks Jon Hirschtick views on future technologies like touch and motion UI, online CAD, 3D printing, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Press Dinner - treat to journalists, event overview, discussions with bloggers, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Feb 9, 2009

SWW09: Tuesday General Session - Jon Hirschtick views on future technologies like touch and motion interface, online apps, video game technology, more,  Matt Lombard, Designstuff, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - CSWP Event - Mega Brands sponsored meeting to share views with CSWP certified users, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Feb 9, 2009

SWW09: Skeletons and Modeling Horizontally (Live, Nearly) - Matt Lombard's session on using horizontal modeling technique, demonstration, advantages, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Tuesday - General Session - expressing gratitude towards HP, importance of certification program by Jeremy Luchini, co-founder of SolidWorks Jon Hirschtick views on future technologies, GabiJack.com, Feb 10, 2009

SWW09: Tuesday General Session (Pt 1: Partners) - partners and customers introduction, importance of CSWP certification, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 10, 2009

Smashing SolidWorks Sumo Simulation of Your Dreams and an Easter Egg - general session showing product testing using SolidWorks Simulation tool, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World Events: Press Event/Rockin' CSWP Party - get-together for bloggers, journalists, certified professionals, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 10, 2009

General Session: Day 2 - Jon Hirschtick - overview on technology trends,  Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Never Too Old To Play With Toys - sharing views with design supervisor for Mega Brands on using SolidWorks for designing toys, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Tuesday General Session - key note from director of product marketing Fielder Hiss, importance of certification program by Jeremy Luchini,  co-founder of SolidWorks Jon Hirschtick views on future goals, RickyJordan.com, Feb 11, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Monday: Custom PCB Design in SolidWorks - authors presentation session, happy end result,  RickyJordan.com, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - SolidWorks Configurations - video showing configuration features, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 10, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Jeff Ray keynote - video covering general session, Matthew West, The SolidWorks Blog, Feb 10, 2009

General Session: Day 1 - Jeff Ray and Sir Richard Branson Have a Sit Down - general session, keynote interview, Josh Mings, SolidSmack Blog, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Jeff Ray vs. Richard Branson - about interview, light moments, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 Monday General Session - SolidWorks Report Card, rating in 3 categories, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - Day 1 - podcast about all activities in general session, breakouts, coverage, CSWP event, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks Heard, Feb 9, 2009

SolidWorks World: Day 1 - Jeff Ray's "state of the community", SolidWorks and Dassault making software work better together, more.., Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 9, 2009

SWW09: Monday General Session (Part 2: products to make the world a better place) - companies using SolidWorks products, more, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Feb 9, 2009

Focus Group Meetings at SWW2009: Weldments - discussions about existing and required enhancements, weldments usage, more, Gabi Jack's Blog, Feb 8, 2009

SolidWorks World 2009 - podcast covering recap of first day at SWW 2009, other options for non-attendees, Lou Gallo, SolidWorks Heard, Feb 8, 2009

Pt 1: Top 10 Things to Know for Success Using SolidWorks - Josh Mings, SolidSmack Blog, Feb 4, 2009

Using Empty Views (Pt 1: The Rant) - feature in SolidWorks useful on a drawing to establish particular areas as quick zoom zones, as bookmarks within PDF file, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion Blog, Feb 4, 2009

Will SolidWorks Learn Lessons From Microsoft? - SolidWorks following failed Microsoft strategy going more to visual effects, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jan 26, 2009

Sheet Metal Certification - improvements in CSWP, CSWA tests includes image clarity, better format, reasonable questioning, more, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff, Jan 20, 2009

SolidWorks an MCAD Program Used for Architecture, Again - Dassault can add up architectural libraries, tools, to boost mechanical package for architectural designs and renderings, Richard Williams, Engineering.com, Dec 27, 2008

The Battle Over DWG Continues (Autodesk versus SolidWorks) - the orange square is unclear, says judge, but will not dismiss case, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Jan 8, 2009

Get Ready for (and Survive) SolidWorks World 2009 - for information overload, taking notes smartly, taking technical sessions, additional resources, surveys, other tips, Lenny Kikstra, LennyWorks Blog, Jan 8, 2009

2008

Core i7 and SolidWorks, To Hyper-Thread or Not? - hyper-threading does not hinder core SolidWorks performance, Anna Wood, Solid Muse, Dec 21, 2008

Build Your SolidWorks World 2009 Session Schedule - list of 'must see' presentations, plus author's presentations, Matt Lombard, Designstuff, Dec 18, 2008

Sculpted in Rhino, Detailed in SolidWorks - using features from both packages to create exercise cycle, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 16, 2008

Negative Numbers in SolidWorks 2009 - negative sketch dimensions good for DriveExpress, Driveworksxpress, Dec 4, 2008

Working with Large Assemblies - using SolidWorks and following proper work flow, management, breaking assemblies to sub-assemblies, more, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Blog, Dec 11, 2008

What Else is New in SolidWorks 2009? - lesser known add-ons like view orientation dialog box, middle mouse button wheel, magnifying glass, materials and appearances, more, Richard Doyle, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2008

Where's My 3D Standard? - interoperability through 3DSTD file can translate common features like extrudes, cuts, fillets, revolves, sweeps, lofts, sheet metal, more, Lou Gallo SolidWorks Heard, Nov 29, 2008

My Top 5 Enhancements in SolidWorks 2009 - numeric sketch input, sketch dimensions of Zero and negative values, parting line analysis, magnifying glass, BOMs in assembly documents, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Nov 28, 2008

When Should You Upgrade? - do some research, talk to VAR, test software to get correct SolidWorks upgrade with required functionality, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Nov 24, 2008

Spline Schmline, pt 3 - dimensioning splines, asymmetrical interior spline handles, controlling with lines, arcs, approximate arcs in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Nov 19, 2008

Spline Schmline, Pt 2 - using spline handles, control polygon, curvature control to maintain shape of spline in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Nov 19, 2008

Spline Schmline, Pt 1 - SolidWorks splines add smooth curves to shapes, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Nov 17, 2008

SolidWorks and Architecture - MCAD software works for architecture, shows interference, poor utilization of space, more, Jeff Mirisola, Jeff's Blog, Nov 14, 2008

Do You Love-Hate SolidWorks? - passion for SolidWorks capabilities turns in to disappointment if it does not deliver, Matt Writes Blog, Nov 15, 2008

TenLinks Visits Chillington Rwanda - the challenges of selling MCAD where hand sketches and drafting tables still rule, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 13, 2008

Fancy SolidWorks Input Device - touch screen computing input devices, portable, comfortable, better option to work fast, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Nov 12, 2008

SolidWorks & Vista Give Me Those Icons Back! - changing Windows Explorer forced thumbnail preview to SolidWorks icons, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Nov 12, 2008

Foreshortening Dimensions - Radial Not Linear - SolidWorks adheres to ASME standards by not allowing foreshortening of linear dimensions, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Nov 11, 2008

SolidWorks Weldments - bugs in custom weldment profiles, mirrored complex weldment parts in SolidWorks 2008, Devon Sowell's Blog, Nov 11, 2008

Improve Performance With Enterprise PDM - SolidWorks Enterprise provides solution for engineers working under pressure, with less resources, Justin Webster, Inflow Technology, Nov 7, 2008

ECNs and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM - video shows creation of ECN based on simple workflow, Justin Webster, Inflow Technology, Nov 7, 2008

Inventor 2009 Files Do Work in Enterprise 2009 - SolidWorks Enterprise picks right file properties, add to vault, build BOMs from Inventor assembly, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Nov 7, 2008

12 SolidWorks Features You Don't Need - and How to Turn Them Off - thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer, RealView scenes, hide/show tree items, confirmation corner, heads-up toolbar, view transitions, status bar, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 5, 2008

Copy with Mates - a Simple Tutorial - SolidWorks mates make quick work of placing components in assembly, Jeff Cox, WNC-SWUG, Nov 5, 2008

Everything Is Not What It Seems With PhotoWorks Appearances - an undocumented text file suggests object appearance in PhotoWorks may be customizable, Gabi Jack's Blog, Oct 30, 2009

Chatting With Marie Planchard - SolidWorks director of education on teaching SolidWorks, Gabi Jack's Blog, Oct 29, 2008

Has the Documentation Improved in SolidWorks 2009? - removal of images, confusing feature examples, navigation issues, user survey, Matt Writes Blog, Oct 28, 2008

What's REALLY New in SolidWorks 2009 - snap note to rectangle center, double click middle mouse button for zoom to fit, magnifying glass, editable blocks in sheet format, unload hidden components, Seth Bischoff, 3DVision Technologies, Oct 24, 2008

Simulation 2009 What's New - Part Last - linear static, frequency, buckling studies, failure criterions of composites using SolidWorks, Seth Bischoff, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Oct 22, 2008

Update on the SolidWorks Installment Offer - not a new offer but installments being actively promoted because of current economic situation, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Oct 22, 2008

Can Parametrics Exist Without History? - SolidWorks Move Face would be easier to use if it did not have to invoke Feature Manager, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Oct 21, 2008

How Would You Improve History-Based Modeling? - suggestions include straightening history tree, SolidMap-like display, freeze features, more, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Oct 20, 2008

Is History-Based Modeling a Flawed Idea? - many disadvantages, a few advantages, an alternative is worth looking for, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Oct 19, 2008

Losing Your Tools - Options Settings Changes After A Crash? - lost registry values, toolbars, shortcut keys on crashing of SolidWorks, John Sweeney reply, Mike Puckett's Blog, Oct 17, 2008

Should CAD Software Anticipate Your Needs Or Do What You Tell It To Do? - using automation, manual tools options in accordance to task performed, required output using SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Oct 6, 2008

A Hidden Gem in SolidWorks 2009 - unload hidden components, hide unwanted ones in SolidWorks 2009, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Oct 14, 2008

Set it UP! Killer SolidWorks Interface, Better Workflow - customize SolidWorks 2009 new interface for scenes, backdrops, backgrounds, RealView, appearance options, colors, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack Blog, Oct 14, 2008

Splitting Parts Revisited - new way to create two separate parts from single part, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Oct 15, 2008

Simulation 2009 What's New Pt 3 - new features added in SolidWorks Simulation 2009 for assembly analysis, sheet metal components, connectors, meshing, Seth Bischoff, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Oct 13, 2008

Simulation 2009 What's New Pt 2 - material data base combined for SolidWorks and Simulation, new features in thermal studies, more, Seth Bischoff, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Oct 10, 2008

Implementing a New PDM Software - running PDM package to control documents, justification, budget, purchase, planning, best time to implement, trial period, going live, Lenny Kikstra, Lenny's SolidWorks Resources, Oct 12, 2008

Awkward Modeling Situations - list of features creating errors using SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Oct 8, 2008

PhotoView 360 vs PhotoWorks: View - comparing tools, setting up rendering view using SolidWorks, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Oct 7, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 and SNL - need to download temporary network license to upgrade to SolidWorks 2009, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Oct 7, 2008

COSMOS 2009 What's New - name changed to SolidWorks Simulation, new interface, features added for easy work flow, Seth Bischoff, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Oct 6, 2008

I Still Don't Get It - better not to use 2D emulator to make SolidWorks behave like AutoCAD, Gabi Jack's Blog, Oct 7, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 vs. Inventor 2009 - many similarities in functions like dual dimensions, 64-bit version, BOM, geometry sensors in assemblies, handling large assemblies, electrical functions, new interface, Caetano Prodi, 3D CAD, Oct 7, 2008

Need an Inspection Expert? Here's InspectionXpert for SolidWorks - ExtensibleCAD's add-on for tight tolerance, drawing sheets documentation, automated inspection for SolidWorks, other CAD software's, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 6, 2008

PDM: Do We Need It? - design communication, revision control, design rollback, audit trial, more, make sense for even small SolidWorks teams, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Oct 1, 2008

More New Bugs Shipped in 2009 - SolidWorks bugs include hardware not working with new functionality, sketch color function creating color/appearance mess, overlapping of CommandManager, FeatureManager tabs, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Sep 30, 2008

SolidWorks Installation Manager vs Manual Download - installing SolidWorks automatically with only a few interruptions using  SWIM, steps to install using old manual way, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 26, 2008

SolidWorks Video Tip: 2009 Convert to Sheet Metal - demonstration on creating sheet metal parts from solid model using new tools, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Se29, 2008

Interview, Rich Welch, VP Customer Services, SolidWorks - DS SolidWorks corporate culture's benefits for users, effects on users business, hearing customers concerns, goals, strategies for customers, Devon Sowell's Blog, Sep 26, 2008

What's New 2009 PDM Enterprise - slide shows of features added, enhanced functionality for BOM, automated approval process, configurable, customizable, add-in options, better connectivity, design re-use, secure, Devon Sowell, PDM Solutions, Sep 25, 2008

The Somewhat Odd SolidWorks Installation Guide of Doom and Stuff - SolidWorks installation manager, considerations before upgrading, pre-installation checklist, using administrative images, SolidWorks Network license installation, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 25, 2008

Beta Bugs Follow Up - SolidWorks reponse on 'bugs' found in SP0, radius or diameter, colors, draft analysis, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog

SolidWorks and Dassault--The Ray Charles Show, Pt 3 - DS products already finding their way into SolidWorks channel but users balk at high prices, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 24, 2008

How To Successfully Implement SolidWorks 2009 - upgrade decision, CAD administrator's testing, determine partner product's time to release, installation options, training, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 24, 2008

SolidWorks Administrative Install Images & SLDIM - Pt 1 - easy, standardize,  installation steps for users, creating images using SolidWorks installation manager, Brian McElyea, CADFanatic, Sep 24, 2008

Installing SolidWorks 2009 From A Web Download; How-To - procedure for individual installation, using SolidWorks installation manager, installation steps, Mike Puckett's Blog, Sep 24, 2008

The Silent Partner Speaks - Dassault Systemes takes center stage at SolidWorks press event, preview of SolidWorks 2009 and  PDM 2009, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, Sep 19, 2008

Can You Implement SolidWorks 2009 SP0? - conceptual 'bugs' reported using new functionality, options little misleading, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Sep 23, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Barcelona Press Event: Summary - speeches from Jeff Ray, Bernard Charles, customer presentations, new features introduction, hands on session, PDM, FEA demonstration, suggestions for future events,  Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Sep 22, 2008

The Ray Charles Show, Pt 2 - SolidWorks and Dassault - appearance of Dassault CEO at SolidWorks portends tighter collaboration between two companies, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 22, 2008

Time to Head Back Home - overview on new tools discussed, being more productive using SolidWorks, integrated simulation tools, rendering, PDM enterprise, Gabi Jack's Blog, Sep 19, 2008

Day 2 Barcelona, Spain - started with Jeff Ray's session on SolidWorks, Bernard Charles views, customer presentations, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 21, 2008

Day 3.Barcelona, Spain - training sessions, interacting with tools like 3dvia Composer, PhotoView 360, concluded with SolidWorks 2009 press launch event, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Sep 21, 2008

European Trip, Day 5, 2009 SolidWorks PDM Enterprise - new features in 2009 for data management, Devon Sowell's Blog, Sep 19, 2008

Live from Barcelona - It's the Ray Charles Show - CEOs of Dassault and SolidWorks appearing together is significant, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 18, 2008

Backwards Compatibility Discussion With SW Dev Team - SolidWorks cannot save to previous version despite users' wishes, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 18, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Press Event - Day 1 - play by play includes CEO and customer presentation, WorldCAD Access, Ralph Grabowski, Sep 17, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Press Event - Day 1.5 - pulls ahead of Inventor with 840,000 seats, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 18, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Press Event - Day 1.75 - next year's press event may be in Rwanda, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 19, 2008

Big Night Out at the Xalet de Montjuic - dinner table guests at SolidWorks press days include Dassault and SolidWorks CEOs, Gabi Jack's blog, Sep 17, 2008

Too Much to Say, Too Little Time - videos from SolidWorks press days, plus dinner with Dassault and SolidWorks CEOs, Gabi Jack's blog, Sep 18, 2008

Directo desde Barcelona - includes group shot of bloggers in attendance at SolidWorks press days, Gabi Jack's blog, Sep 17, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Barcelona Press Event: Bernard Charles - views of CEO of Dassault Systems, SolidWorks as company's brand, gaming industry as benchmark, simulation problem, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Sep 18, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Barcelona Press Event: Hands on Time for the Press - training day marred by wide variation in user skills, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Sep 19, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Launch Press Event - Day 1 - coverage of event, plus  scoop: social event at upcoming user meeting will be Disney's Animal Kingdom, Brian McElyea, Sep 17, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Launch Press Event - Day 2 Overview - features of new release, plus Dassault CEO, financial data, successes in education, more, Brian McElyea, Sep 18, 2008

Live Blogging the SolidWorks 2009 Press Event - play by play of day 1, includes CEO and customer presentation, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Josh Mings, September 18, 2008

The Cylons Are Coming and SolidWorks is Helping - customer presentation of robot at SolidWorks press day, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, September 18, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Press Event Day 1: Live - coverage of press event, Mike Puckett's Blog, September 17, 2008

Wrapping Up Barcelona - summary of SolidWorks press event, includes an impressive 3Dvia for tech docs, guiding the press through the hands on training, more, Mike Puckett's Blog, September 19, 2008

How Dassault Bought SolidWorks and Not Solid Edge -- the Inside Story - Bernard Charles reveals Dassault was considering buying Solid Edge but opted for SolidWorks despite bigger price tag, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Sep 18, 2008

Release Cycle Discussion With SW Developers - users prefer release cycle longer than 18 months, reasons for resistance to upgrade, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, Sep 16, 2008

Four Fabulous Labor Day Tips For Student Success in SolidWorks - Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 1, 2008

Preventative Maintenance Tips #1 - using 'SolidWorks Rx' preventative maintenance tool, Rich Nobliski, Fisher/Unitech blog, Sep 1, 2008

Apply Excitement of OpenGL vs Direct3D Directly to Forehead - 3D CAD community discusses if SolidWorks needs to be switched to DirectX3d API, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 1, 2008

SmarTeam : No Names, Just Initials - changing projection to display initials of originator, Rob Bol, Inflow Technology, Aug 28, 2008

Commenters Recommend Subscription Changes - summary, additional commentary is aftermath of SolidWorks announcement that it will charge late fee for subscription lapses, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Aug 25, 2008

Response from Richard Welch, SW VP Customer Services - official SolidWorks response to initial outcry from SolidWorks users (on policy of charging if maintenance lapses) causes more heated debate, Matt Writes, Aug 19, 2008

The Easiest Fee to Avoid, in the Most Simple Way - best way is to stay current on your subscriptions, Mike Puckett's Blog, Aug 19, 2008

The Top SolidWorks Beta Tester: An Interview With Lin Shaodun - Rob Rodriguiz Blog, Aug 18, 2008

The Mystery of the Disappearing SolidWorks Drawing View - delete view and then Undo to make drawing view appear again, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 18, 2008

Ask the Reader: How do You Model? Plus a Top-Down Modeling Challenge - differentiating bottom-up and top-down modeling in SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 12, 2008

A SaaS DWG Editor - BluePrint Now from SolidWorks Labs supports DWG, ability to zoom and pan easy, more, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Aug 11, 2008

Is Dassault Systems Getting Their House in Order - Dassault is renaming its acquired products to keep in line with industry, Derrek Cooper, The Virtual Engineer, Aug 9, 2008

Where Are the Limits With SolidWorks? - designing cargo shipping containers for portable temporary housing units is more architectural than mechanical, Richard Williams, Richards SolidWorks Blog, Aug 8, 2008

New Release: SolidWorks Crash-Free Edition - reducing crashes may have more to do with computer "hygiene," Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Aug 6, 2008

Launching SolidWorks - history of SolidWorks, excerpted from author's book on CAD industry, David Weisberg, SolidWorks Community, Aug 4, 2008

Status Code: 9 MATRIX_Singular_OR_INDEFINITE - using soft spring to stabilize model or using inertial relief option, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Aug 1, 2008

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Comparing Results from Multiple Studies/Physical Tests - comparing stress and displacement results using compare test data tool in COSMOS, Vikram Vedantham, 3DVision Technologies Blog, Aug 3, 2008

Future of CAD and Cloud Computing - SolidWorks can make possible cloud-computing and CAD to go beyond desktop, Lou, SolidWorks Heard, June 30, 2008

More 3D CAD News Than You Can Shake a StickMan at - links to posts about 3D CAD, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 31, 2008

Why Get Trained in Your New SolidWorks Software? - advantages of online training, Rod Harper, Fisher/Unitech Blog, July 29, 2008

Validate Your Designs Using Design Checker - checking if SolidWorks file properties are populated, Brian McElyea, Brian CADFanatic, July 28, 2008

United SolidWorks of Contributors - SolidWorks needs to organize information online taking care of average users, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion Blog, July 28, 2008

SolidWorks Resources Availability - useful sites, blogs, books, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, July 23, 2008

Embracing Change - users apt to ignore new functionality, Gabi Jack's Blog, July 18, 2008

Run SolidWorks on a Mac: Soft-Mod Your GeForce into a Quadro - graphics issues, GeForce accelerate your 3D CAD model, add RealView capabilities, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 17, 2008

Feature Factory: Product Design and Architecture in SolidWorks - Toronto firm uses parametric solid modeling, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 16, 2008

Google Makes the Future of 3D CAD Lively - web-based 3D virtual World, lot more to come from Dassault, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 10, 2008

Start Getting Ready For SolidWorks World 2009 - tips for presenting at annual user conference planned February 8-12 in Orlando, Mike Puckett's Blog, July 8, 2008

Ask the Reader: What Version of SolidWorks Are You Using? (Oh, and Tips.) - users poll, reasons for not upgrading, tips for upgrading, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, July 2, 2008

COSMOSnaut - SolidWorks 2008 convenient features for faster access, COSMOSWorks integration in SolidWorks, Gabi Jack's Blog, July 1, 2008

Who? Me?...PDMWorks Enterprise API Development Gotchas With .NET - pitfalls with .NET development, when writing a PDMWorks Enterprise add In, top five solutions, Jeff, Extensible CAD Technologies, June 18, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Beta Notification Sign Up - get notified about upcoming beta program, Mike Puckett's Blog, June 2, 2008

Where is Video Going - Direct3D or OpenGL? - porting SolidWorks to Mac has not been possible for Apple as SolidWorks uses higher end OpenGL graphics, Matt Writes, May 27, 2008

27 Free Ways to Get the Most Out of SolidWorks This Week - offer help on SolidWorks forums, watch training videos on Youtube, join Certified SolidWorks Professional Group, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, May 19, 2008

2008 PhotoWorks Guide: What's Inside Part 1 - overview of rendering, introduction to PhotoWorks interface, Render Wizard and PhotoWorks Studio, more, Rob Rodriguez Blog.com, May 12, 2008

Printed Manuals or Electronic Documentation? - poorly documented SolidWorks help is not worth printing, Matt Writes, May 7, 2008

Printed Manuals For SolidWorks and Other Offerings - author regrets lack of printed manuals, SolidWorks Legion, May 6, 2008

How to Make Learning SolidWorks Tasty: The Grandpa Effect - make trainings interactive, explain model building, talk about resources, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 29, 2008

Why is Direct Modeling Becoming Popular Among CAD Vendors? - technology that can be used by non-CAD users, but can not replace parametrics completely, Matt Writes, Apr 26, 2008

User Interfacing With SolidWorks (Make it Faster, Stronger, Better) - using two monitors, fast moving mouse, keyboard shortcuts and macros makes interfacing with SolidWorks easier, SolidWorks Legion, Apr 23, 2008

Direct Modeling: The Future? - SolidWorks user takes notice of Solid Edge being able to direct edit a model, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Apr 23, 2008

New Improved SolidWorks Knowledge Base - new search tool for finding solutions and/or bugs, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Apr 21, 2008

SolidWorks World 2008 Presentations - link to 1.3 GB of PowerPoint presentations, Matt Writes, Apr 20, 2008

'We Are Playing Catch-Up in India' - Jeff Ray, CEO of SolidWorks, talks about vision for company, performance improvements, operations in India, more, Chiranjoy Sen, The Economic Times, Apr 17, 2008

SW Users Starved For Higher Level Information - SolidWorks' unwillingness to provide higher level information may interest 3rd parties, Matt Writes, Apr 17, 2008

SolidWorks Rx 2008 - revamped SolidWorks Rx has safe modes, diagnostics tab, system maintenance tab, problem capture tab, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Apr 15, 2008

Templates and Formats For Drawings - differentiating SolidWorks formats with templates and saving formats inside templates, Matt Writes, Apr 14, 2008

The Conceptual Beauty of SolidWorks Toolbox - concept of Toolbox is good but implementation a 'full on nightmare,' Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Apr 4, 2008

Beautiful Architectural Design in SolidWorks - Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Apr 3, 2008

Where Can You Find SolidWorks Content Online Fast? Mash it Up Here - links to resources for news and videos on SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 25, 2008

SolidWorks Acquires Priware for Mechanical/Electrical CAD Integration - CircuitWorks can integrate ECAD files into 3D models and 2D drawings, CADdigest.com, Apr 1, 2008

Registering Microsoft .NET Add-in for COM and SolidWorks - SolidWorks technical tip, SolidWorks.com, Mar 11, 2008

SolidWorks, Vista, Server 2003, OMG, LOL - SolidWorks 2008 works fine with Vista and the time to upgrade is now, Mike Puckett's Blog, Mar 21, 2008

Integrating Industrial Robotics With CAD - SolidWorks offers RobotWorks that supports 'design for manufacture' process, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Mar 20, 2008

Everything was Going SWIMmingly, When Suddenly - updating from 2008 sp2 to 2008 sp3 through SolidWorks installation manager a cumbersome process, Matt Writes, Mar 19, 2008

My Top 10 SolidWorks Wish List - web-based SolidWorks and data management, easy hardware update, model as drawing, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 17, 2008

Create CAD Standards (SolidWorks Environment) - creating SolidWorks templates and standard operating procedures, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 17, 2008

Various SolidWorks Discussion Forums (Part 1) - reviews of SolidWorks related forums, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 11, 2008

Various SolidWorks Discussion Forums (Part 2) - reviews of SolidWorks related forums, SolidWorks Legion, Mar 13, 2008

How to Learn More About SolidWorks in Less Time - know capabilities of software, choose starting point, use rollback bar to learn quickly, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 6, 2008

5 Temptations of a Hardcore SolidWorks User - creating macros for all functions, derived configurations disorder, making backgrounds, BOM overuse, humor from Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 29, 2008

SolidWorks World 2008 - presentations by Danny Forster and Theo Jansen, sneak peak into SolidWorks 2009, Al Dean, MCAD Online, Feb 25, 2008

SolidWorks ScanTo3D vs. NextEngine's RapidWorks: Which is Better? - RapidWorks can process very large data sets and has easy-to-use tools as compared to ScanTo3D, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 27, 2008

360 of CAD - SpaceClaim 2007+, IronCAD v10, browser-based CAD 'Aftercad Online,' Kubotek Validation Tool, ViaCAD Pro, SolidWorks 2008, CATIA V5R18, NX 5, Solid Edge v20, Autodesk products, Lawrence Gould, Automotive Design & Production, Mar 2008

Bloggers Get the Scoop - bloggers are users that write and share technical details of software, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Feb 26, 2008

A Lot of Great Functionality Has Been Overshadowed By the 2008 Interface Flap - Scan To 3D feature, FeatureManager filter, Spline on Surface, Cosmetic Patterns in SolidWorks, more, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Feb 19, 2008

Becoming a SolidWorks Hit Man: How to Reduce Serious Errors - follow laws of reduction and creation, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 18, 2008

SolidWorks: A Look Back, a Look Ahead - SolidWorks 2009 has UI and performance enhancements, solid-to-sheet metal toolset, automated BOM, more, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Feb 14, 2008

How To Avoid Being a SolidWorks Ass..embly - seven things not to do, humor by Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 13, 2008

SolidWorks Interview: Bill Taylor, SolidWorks Community Marketing Manager - talk about portable version of SolidWorks - 'SolidWorks On A Stick,' Mike Puckett's Blog, Feb 8, 2008

Solid Messages from SolidWorks World - discussion session with SolidWorks R&D team, keynotes by Theo Jansen, Don Norman, more, Robert Ballard, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, Feb 7, 2008

How to Compile a SolidWorks x32 VB.NET Add-in For SolidWorks x64 - SolidWorks, Jan 15, 2008

How to Ensure a Clean Uninstall and Update of SolidWorks - SolidWorks, Jan 2008

SolidWorks Optimistic on 3D Solutions - SolidWorks sees potential for its 3D software in growing engineering services outsourcing market of India, R Jai Krishna, CIOL.com, Jan 31, 2008

Engineering Advances the Common Good - engineers innovate great designs and products to solve healthcare and environmental problems, Jeff Ray of SolidWorks, Desktop Engineering, Feb 1, 2008

The Difference Of C.E.O.'s - the way CEO's of two CAD companies talk to their customers, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 30, 2008

SolidWorks 2009: Decimate the Weak - SolidWorks 2009 has features like SpeedPak technology, BOM in assembly, drag drop leaders, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 28, 2008

SolidWorks Labs More Than Doubles Its Emerging Technology Offerings - SolidWorks Labs offers iPhone support for drawings, CB Model Pro application, Showcase Widget, more, American Machinist, Jan 25, 2008

SolidWorks World 2008 General Thoughts - general overview on venue, general sessions, breakout sessions, more, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Jan 27, 2008

Is SolidWorks Developing Architectural Software? - activities at SolidWorks World indicate that SolidWorks might develop architectural applications, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Jan 25, 2008

Interview with Fielder Hiss - SolidWorks executive interview in short YouTube videos, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 24, 2008

SolidWorks World Top Ramen Enhancement Requests. Which Implemented? - top ten enhancements requests at SolidWorks include recreation of mates, undo with corresponding redo, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 24, 2008

And That's a Wrap, Wednesday @ SWW 2008 - preview of SolidWorks 2009, performance comparison with SolidWorks 2008, breakout sessions by Greg Jankowski, Richard Doyle, more, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Jan 24, 2008

Live from San Diego - Day 3: General Session - preview of Wednesday's general session, SolidWorks.com, Jan 24, 2008

Live from San Diego - Day 2: Phil Sluder's Session - podcast, SolidWorks.com, Jan 22, 2008

Lynn Allen at SolidWorks World: Is it Glasnost? - SolidWorks' openness could provide example for Autodesk, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 24, 2008

SolidWorks 2009 Sneak Peak - SolidWorks 2009 has SpeedPak technology, sketch enhancements, new sheet metal functionality, stretch tool, easy view orientation, more, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 23, 2008

SolidWorks World 2008: Wednesday General Session - Quick Review - top 10 SolidWorks enhancements announced, and SolidWorks 2009 features were shown, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Jan 23, 2008

SW World Keynote Speakers Upstaged by Sideshow - speaker review: Norman disappoints, Ballard a hit, Theo Janssen was amazing, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 23, 2008

SolidWorks World 2008: Tuesday - recap of days events, iPod Nanos for all, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Jan 23, 2008

SolidWorks World 2008: Monday PM - learning sessions on concept blockbusting and hybrid modeling plus 9th Annual SWUGN Summit, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Jan 22, 2008

SolidWorks General Session Day 1 Amazing - photos from SolidWorks World, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 22, 2008

Jeff Ray Talks About Customers Request to Slow Development to Focus on Fixes - new CEO may acknowledge customers' requests, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 22, 2008

Game On Tuesday @ SWW 2008 - presentations by Dr. Don Norman and Dr. Ballard, SolidWorks iPod launched, plus learning sessions, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Jan 22, 2008

SolidWorks World Tuesday - presentations by Dr. Don Norman and Dr. Ballard plus SolidWorks iPod launched, Jeff Setzer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Jan 22, 2008

SolidWorks Has Perfectly Trimmed 3-Dimensional Toenails - SolidWorks is making efforts to satisfy existing users, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 22, 2008

Lynn Allen Sits Down - audio of  Autodesk's Lynn Allen being asked tough questions at SolidWorks user meeting, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 23, 2008

One on One With Jon Hirschtick (Part 2) - Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Jan 22, 2008

Live From San Diego - Day 1: SWUGN Summit - podcast of sneak peak of SWUGN Summit, SolidWorks.com, Jan 22, 2008

Live From San Diego - Day 2: General Session - podcast fo keynote presentations of Don Norman, Bob Ballard, SolidWorks.com, Jan 22, 2008

Live from San Diego - Day 1: General Session - preview of general session from SolidWorks World 2008 attendees, SolidWorks.com, Jan 21, 2008

Live from San Diego - Day 1: "Validating Sheet metal Assemblies" Session - feedback from attendees of 'tips and tricks' section, SolidWorks.com, Jan 21, 2008

And So It Begins, Sunday @ SWW 2008 - CEO Jeff Ray talked about ongoing changes at SolidWorks, presentation by Marie Planchard on educational efforts at SolidWorks, Jon Hirschtick covering history of CAD, panel discussion by SolidWorks R&D executives, more, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Jan 20, 2008

SolidWorks World 2008: Sunday - press welcome by Jeff Ray, presentation on history of CAD by Jon Hirschtick, panel discussion on SolidWorks 2009 features, Ricky Jordan's Blog, Jan 21, 2008

Jeff Ray's Comments On the UI Changes - SolidWorks 2008 UI has been changed for new users, not taking care of existing users, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 21, 2008

SolidWorks First Ever Press Day - a mixed success, SolidWorks press day short on new announcements and sneak previews, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Jan 21, 2008

Sunday Morning Press Meeting With Jeff Ray - SolidWorks CEO talked about Dassault-SolidWorks integration and SolidWorks 2008 UI, Rob Rodriguez Blog, Jan 21, 2008

The First 50 Years of CAD - SolidWorks cofounder offers history, future of CAD, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 20, 2008

Sunday Press Sessions Begin - SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray talked about SolidWorks 2008 interface, design of SolidWorks, integration with Dassault, more, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 20, 2008

Interview With Jim Wilkinson - SolidWorks executive talks about new features, bugs, and more in short YouTube videos, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 21, 2008

One on One With Jon Hirschtick (Part 1) - history of SolidWorks, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Jan 21, 2008

One On One With Greg Jankowski - author of 'SolidWorks For Dummies' advises on switching over to SolidWorks from 2D CAD software, Jason Raak, RockSolid Perspective, Jan 21, 2008

Monday General Session - Danny Forster of Discovery Channel and Theo Jansen spoke on inspiring to design, Mike Puckett's Blog, Jan 21, 2008

Black or White - being analytical demands being unbiased first, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 12, 2008

SolidWorks Labs Approaches One Year - R&D site grows, visitors increasing continuously, offers 10 applications like WatchIt Widget, Showcase Widget, DWGnavigator, Supplier Source, more, Sean Snyder, Design News, Jan 9, 2008

How To Get Windows Alt Codes Into SolidWorks - Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jan 7, 2008

Bug of the Week For Next Week - SolidWorks bug while dragging point of derived sketch, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 7, 2008

Bug of the Week After That - changing document windows has gone slow, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 7, 2008

Bug of the Week Two Weeks After That - bug in move/copy bodies feature in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 7, 2008

Bug of the Week - origin disappears while using Modify Sketch tool in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Jan 6, 2008

2007

SolidWorks (All Versions) Setup for XP and Vista: Pre Installation - check for video driver version, latest certified passing drivers for video card, set display resolution to maximum, more, Paul Niedfeldt, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Dec 27, 2007

Relationship Counseling - Part I - presentation on horizontal modeling which is not making it into SolidWorks World 2008, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Dec 27, 2007

Relationship Counseling - Part II - SolidWorks' 'fast-and-loose' approach is now slowly becoming outdated, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Dec 28, 2007

Relationship Counseling - Part III - understanding sketch relations in SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Dec 29, 2007

The SolidWorks Community - value-added resellers, SolidWorks manufacturing network, education network, user group network, and similar services contribute to SolidWorks community, Richard Doyle, Cadalyst, Dec 1, 2007

Is There a Crisis in the SolidWorks Community? - revamping the user interface and bugs may have caused slow adoption of SolidWorks 2008 and make author question direction of company, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, Dec 4, 2007

SolidWorks Woes - latest release of SolidWorks makes developers rewrite applications, Deelip Menezes, Dec 5, 2007

Jeff Ray's Insight to SolidWorks World 2008 - SolidWorks CEO discusses upcoming user meeting, a 'fantastic year,' more, SolidWorks Podcasts, Dec 5, 2007

3 Key Methods to Successful SolidWorks Training - learn through instructor led, self paced training or discussions and collaboration, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Dec 4, 2007

5 Gentle Steps to Team Collaboration in SolidWorks - assign roles, keep files on central server, create central workspace, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 28, 2007

What's Happening at SolidWorks? - industry observer wonders if SolidWorks is less independant of Dassault and about its vision, Evan Yares in The CAD Industry, Nov 15, 2007

Make Your SolidWorks Model Stop Rebuilding - SolidWorks customer portal helps you put 'geometry lock' on model, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 15, 2007

Designing the Engineer - balancing design and engineering through multi-disciplinary approach, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 14, 2007

10 New Backgrounds for SolidWorks 2008 Drawings - changing drawing background, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 8, 2007

25% Upgrade to SolidWorks 2008. The Rest? - 24% of users plan to upgrade after bugs are worked out, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 9, 2007

Changing of the Guard - SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray talks about SolidWorks-Dassault Systemes relationship, Inventor, market trends, more, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, Oct 28, 2007

2008 Drawing Backgrounds... - SolidWorks 2008 drawing can appear on customizable crinkly paper background, Mike Puckett's Blog, Nov 7, 2007

8 Absolutely Odd Facts About SolidWorks 2008 - SolidWorks 2008 uses 16,204 Kb memory, has 584 toolbar icons, more, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 5, 2007

What's New in 2008? - new features in SolidWorks 2008 are highlighted with question mark, Mike Puckett's Blog, Oct 31, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 Installation Notes - transfer current license before un-install and get current service pack, Mike Puckett's Blog, Nov 1, 2007

Bolt Hole Circle Axis: Part 2 - creating an axis in SolidWorks, Sheet Metal Guy Blog, Oct 25, 2007

Handy New Assembly Tools in SolidWorks 2008 - exploring AssemblyXpert dialog box and mates plus TolAnalyst application, Richard Doyle, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2007

How to Successfully Implement SolidWorks - schedule a time period for each task, setup shortcuts and toolbars, move according to plan, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Oct 17, 2007

Management by Design - SolidWorks CEO Jeff Ray identifies potential of Indian market, Chiranjoy Sen, The Economic Times, Sep 21, 2007

SolidWorks 2008 is Here - enhanced standard menu bars, customizable CommandManager, new context toolbars, customizable shortcut bar, Richard Doyle, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2007

Finding Clarity in Isolation - using isolate tool to clean up parts in SolidWorks, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 18, 2007

Interface Ideas - some suggestions for setting up SolidWorks 2008 interface, Matt Writes, Sep 18, 2007

Can't Get a License from SNL Server? - issues regarding SolidNetwork Licensing and resolving the error, Matt Luedke, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Aug 16, 2007

The Killer Video Card for SolidWorks? - pricing information of ATI FireGL graphic cards series, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 15, 2007

Software OpenGL -- What is it? - SolidWorks setting automatically turns on when no OpenGL support is detected, Jeff Setzer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, August 2, 2007

6 Major Factors Before Upgrading to Vista and SolidWorks 2008 - own new hardware system, backup your data, wait for Vista service pack, disable user account control, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, August 2, 2007

More Vista and SolidWorks - rate your PC on a Windows Experience Index before running Vista, Matt Luedke, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, July 26, 2007

Ready, Set, Go - SolidWorks user meeting 2008 site is live and reasons to go, Mike Puckett's Blog, July 27, 2007

Changing of the Guard at SolidWorks - John McEleney leaves for personal reasons, COO Jeff Ray steps up to fill the position, Kenneth Wong, Cadalyst, July 17, 2007

Jeff Ray to Replace John McEleney as SolidWorks CEO - McEleney steps down for personal reasons, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2007

My SolidWorks World Interview with Richard Doyle - talk about ease of using SolidWorks, user group meeting, highlights of SW World 2007, Devon Sowell, Devon's Blog, July 7, 2007

Selling CAD When You Should be Selling Productivity - incomplete Help documentation in SolidWorks software forces users to undergo reseller-organized costly trainings, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes, June 27, 2007

Johnny Mac Buys a Mac! - John McEleney, CEO of SolidWorks, speaks at SolidWorks user group meetings, Matt Writes, June 15, 2007

SolidWorks on PDM - Rainer Gawlick of SolidWorks talks about its document management products, strategies, issues involved in global product development, more, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, May 18, 2007

Queues and Moos! - highlights of SolidWorks World 2007 included: SolidWorks 2008 preview, keynote speech by Colonel Lewis Setliff III & Steve Wozniak, Moo Bella ice-cream vending machine, more, David Chadwick, CAD User, March 2007

An Interview with Matt Lombard, Author of "SolidWorks 2007 Bible" - Matt talks about his book and the need of books in an ideal CAD world, 2D vs. 3D, more, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, May 10, 2007

Common Misconceptions - explaining break/lock relations, SolidWorks' slow performance, geometry pattern option, Matt Writes, April 10, 2007

All New 3D ContentCentral - an online 3D parts catalog has improved user interface, search tools, 3D ContentCentral User Library, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, March 19, 2007

SolidWorks World 2007 - highlights included SolidWorks 2008 preview, SolidWorks labs, and more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, March 15, 2007

Developing "The Next Big Thing" in CAD Software - Rick Chin of SolidWorks talks SWIFT feature in SolidWorks, customer feedback for improving products, more in audio interview, Rob Rodriguez Blog, March 9, 2007

SolidWorks Serious About Helping Rwanda - SolidWorks CEO will be visiting Rwanda to help it by providing software and training, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, March 8, 2007

SolidWorks and Windows Vista - SolidWorks 2007 supports only Vista Business and Ultimate editions, Matt Luedke, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, March 5, 2007

The SolidWorks Testing Process - SolidWorks exec Kamesh Pemmaraju talks about the process a product undergoes before being released, Rob Rodriguez Blog, March 2, 2007

SolidWorks World 2007 - Designing with Vision - a recap of SolidWorks users annual meeting, SolidWorks Express, February 2007

Vista....and More Vista - nice graphical enhancements at the cost of RAM, plus lack of drivers for Vista, Ricky Jordan's Blog, February 22, 2007

SolidWorks World Interview: Mark Biasotti - SolidWorks executive talks about his job profile, his assets, enhancements in SolidWorks 2007, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, February 20, 2007

Upgrade to Vista? - SolidWorks users need not hurry to upgrade to Vista, Windows XP is quite stable OS for the time being, Matt Speaks, February 20, 2007

Look Who's Bending - Part 2 - reaction to post about SolidWorks users not being able to save to older versions, Deelip Menezes, February 14, 2007

Look Who's Bending - SolidWorks users can not open current version files into older version unless they keep themselves on subscription or upgrade, Deelip Menezes, February 12, 2007

An Interview with Jon Hirschtick, Founder of SolidWorks - Jon Hirschtick talks about his career journey, being CEO and beyond, Devon's Blog, February 12, 2007

SolidWorks World 2007 - highlights include SolidWorks 2008 preview, SolidWorks labs, and more, Amy Stankiewicz, Cadalyst, February 12, 2007

Absurdly Ideal: Notes from SolidWorks World 2007 - the highlights include SolidWorks 2008 preview, launch of SolidWorks Labs, announcements of ERM capabilities to SolidWorks, more, Randall S. Newton, CADdigest.com, February 8, 2007

Faces and Names - introduction to some veterans contributing on comp.cad.solidworks, user groups, SolidWorks website forums, Matt Speaks, February 7, 2007

SolidWorks - Putting More in the Box - SolidWorks continued improvement reflects overall vision, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, February 7, 2007

From the Show Floor: SolidWorks World General Session Day 1 - highlights include: presentations by SolidWorks COO and CEO, some features of SolidWorks 2008, more, John Myers, SolidWorks Community, February 6, 2007 (requires free registration)

From the Show Floor: SolidWorks World 2007 - highlights include: presentations by Paul Niedermann, M.H. McIntosh, Sustainable Technology Forum, more, John Myers, SolidWorks Community, February 7, 2007 (requires free registration)

SolidWorks World 2007 Day 2 - Q&A with Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 6, 2007

SolidWorks - CAD Company with a Conscience - SolidWorks is donating software and guidance to Rwanda, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, February 6, 2007

SolidWorks World, First Day - highlights include: keynote by COO Jeff Ray, presentation by an MIT engineering student, SolidWorks 2008 features, SolidWorks Labs, more, Rachael Dalton-Taggart, PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD, February 6, 2007

More from World... - glimpse of SolidWorks World 2007 at New Orleans, Matt Speaks, February 4, 2007

SolidWorks World 2007 Day 1 - some SolidWorks 2008 features mentioned in keynote plus new website announced with four initial projects, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 5, 2007

SolidWorks World: Monday General Session - with over 3,500 attendees, SW World revealed some features of SolidWorks 2008 plus DFM Express and DriveWorks Express tools, more, Ricky Jordan's Blog, February 5, 2007

SolidWorks Labs - new website provides four software tools: Drawings Now, COSMOSExpress Now, ViewIn, and DWG Navigator, Ricky Jordan's Blog, February 5, 2007

From the Show Floor: SolidWorks World 2007 - details about the general sessions, classes, product pavilion, and more, John Myers, SolidWorks Community, February 5, 2007 (requires free registration)

2006

SolidWorks Tip: Time to Upgrade! - backup your directory, templates, and Vault plus tips to install the new version, Ricky Jordan's Blog, October 23, 2006

SWIFT: Reducing CAD Complexity - Fielder Hiss of SolidWorks explains the functionalities of DraftXpert, FeatureXpert, SketchXpert, MateXpert and DimXpert features in SolidWorks 2007, MCAD Online, September 14, 2006

Advantages of Implementing PDMWorks Enterprise - understanding the standard configuration of a PDMWorks Enterprise installation and its user Interface, SolidWorks Express, September 2006

SolidWorks Backup and Recovery Options - use auto-recover, backup or save notification options to minimize potential data loss, SolidWorks Express, September 2006

Consumer Credit - with consumer product designing tools, SolidWorks offers improved visualizing, rendering and surfacing capabilities, MCAD Online, September 13, 2006

SolidWorks' Unfinished Business - as competition catches up, SolidWorks ought to consider CAD contests, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, September 6, 2006

SolidWorks Revs Things Up for Media - SolidWorks showcased race car and solar car designs at June's press event that also included SolidWorks' educational initiatives, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, August 16, 2006

How to Use the SolidWorks Installation Manager - SolidWorks 2007 Installation Manager makes for easy download of new versions and service packs, SolidWorks Express, July 2006

Things to Remember About the SolidWorks Knowledge Base - tips to search the knowledge base effectively and resolving queries, SolidWorks Express, July 2006

SolidWorks 2007: Usability Enhancements - screen capture tool, improved color schemes, enhanced user interface for keyboard shortcuts, "ghost lines" to see original position of geometry, isolate command, Ricky Jordan's Blog, July 31, 2006

SolidWorks Prospers by Bringing 3D CAD to the Masses - including SWIFT tool, more than 250 features in SolidWorks 2007 drive users to become comfortable with 3D CAD, Beth Stackpole, Managing Automation, June 16, 2006

Get 'Em While They're Young: SolidWorks in Education - comparatively easy-to-learn SolidWorks Education Edition is available to students for just $99, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 15, 2006

Dassault and SolidWorks Not Talking - Dassault's acquisition of SolidWorks does not seem to have improved communication between products, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 11, 2006

Not Talking - Dassault has given SolidWorks autonomy but faces a conundrum, Evan Yares in The CAD Industry, May 11, 2006

SolidWorks to Inject 'Intelligence' into Its Next Release - SolidWorks 2007 to benefit from SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT), Zia Askari, DQ Channels, April 12, 2006

Ten Questions for John McEleney - usually SolidWorks' CEO is strictly business but dig deeper and you'll find what really warms his heart is helping disadvantaged youth, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, April 12, 2006

SolidWorks Rolls Along - highlights of SolidWorks World 2006 include a SolidWorks 2007 preview, SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT), Kubotek a surprise exhibitor, more, Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, March 28, 2006

SolidWorks Customer Relations Gets a Boost - Richard Welch, VP of Worldwide Customer Services for SolidWorks, manages support for SolidWorks' products by phone, e-mail and online, Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, March 27, 2006

SolidWorks World 2006 - Biggest and Coolest MCAD Event Ever! - the event's highlights were SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology for SolidWorks 2007, full-color desktop 3D scanner from NextEngine, and Koenigsegg CRR supercar, SolidWorks Express, February 2006

SolidWorks Maximus - highlights of SolidWorks World 2006 include Next Engine, SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology, and TolExpert technology, Martyn Day, MCAD Online, February 10, 2006

New Help Tool Promises to be Antithesis of the Scorned Clippy - SolidWorks 2007 can troubleshoot with SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (SWIFT) without being annoying, Karen Field, Design News, February 7, 2006

A Tale of Two CAD Books - books like "Doctor Walt's KEYCREATOR 5 Introductory Guide" by Walter Silva and "SolidWorks for Dummies" by Greg Jankowski are a good investment in time and money, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst Manufacturing, December 15, 2005

When Duz SolidWorks Go Solo? - SolidWorks/Dassault relationship is practically nonexistent, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 3, 2006

Interview with SolidWorks COO Jeff Ray - SolidWorks focuses on developing software, while improving their channel program, Amy Castor, SolidWorks Community, January 27, 2006

SolidWorks World 2006 - SolidWorks 2007 features were unveiled, SWIFT platform, more, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, January 30, 2006

Solid Showing of New Products - highlights from the many vendors on display at SolidWorks World 2006, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, January 30, 2006

Interview with Suchit Jain - vice president of analysis at SolidWorks discusses inclusion of COSMOSmotion in SolidWorks Office Premium, more, Amy Castor, SolidWorks Community, January 27, 2006

Industrial Archeology - museums construct digital models of industrial objects using SolidWorks, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 25, 2006

SolidWorks Day 3 - preview of SolidWorks 2007, next annual meeting in New Orleans, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 25, 2006

Last Day of the SolidWorks World 2006... - "industrial anthropology," rapid prototyping and Mathsoft's use of XML, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, January 26, 2006

Salami Powered Rocket - yes, it's true, say the Myth Busters appearing at SolidWorks 2006, also a neat $2500 3D laser desktop scanner and the fastest production car in the world, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, January 26, 2006

MythBusters at SolidWorks World - TV show stars keynote user meeting, users are fans of the software and everything is just right gushes Rachael Dalton-Taggart, CADwire.net, January 24, 2006

SolidWorks World - Day 1 - claiming largest attendance, SolidWorks gave some details of SolidWorks 2007 and a desktop 3D color scanner, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 23, 2006

SolidWorks World: Day 2 - SolidWorks shows no reaction for Autodesk publicity stunts, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 24, 2006

2005

Tell Autodesk How Much You Hate SolidWorks - Autodesk runs survey asking about flaws of SolidWorks, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, December 28, 2005

3000 > 5000 - SolidWorks users are 9 times more likely to sign up for the SolidWorks annual user meeting as Autodesk users for AU, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, December 7, 2005

Oops: Inventor vs SolidWorks - Autodesk and Dassault Systemes produced vague data about total sales in their quarterly reports, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, November 24, 2005

SolidWorks Upbeat About India Business Mode - SolidWorks sees 3,000 registered users in India as a drop in the bucket, Shantheri Mallaya, ChannelTimes.com, Sep 29, 2005

Top CEOs Describe Future Technologies - SolidWorks CEO among software execs that met with reporters during a BSA function, boston.com, June 10, 2005

Reverse Engineering With a SolidWorks Interface - in a bid to bring reverse engineering into SolidWorks, applications within the partner program enable the capture of data from an existing part for creating feature based models, Lynda Rutledge, SolidWorks Community, April 19, 2005 (requires free registration)

Developers Easing Move to 3D Design - companies like PTC, UGS, Alibre, Dassault Systems and SolidWorks attempts to convert 2D CAD users include features that mimic 2D software functions, Paul Teague, Design News, April 18, 2005

Motorcycle Mania - COSMOSWORKS used in creation of custom chopper for SolidWorks, Designs, April 4, 2005

Results of the 2004 SolidWorks Salary Survey - northeast highest with $62K, salaries showing upwards trends since 2004, 69% reported a salary increase and only 10 per cent a decrease, Alexandra Pratt, CATIA COMMUNITY, April 4, 2005 (may require free registration)

Stealing the Thunder - the star of the 2005 SolidWorks annual user conference was not software. It was hardware. But not computer hardware. It considerably louder and flashier: a radically designed chopper custom made for SolidWorks by Orange County Choppers, by Roopinder Tara, CADdigest.com, March 6, 2005

Usability a Top Priority at SolidWorks - interview with Jim Wilkinson of SolidWorks, who gives an inside look at SolidWorks attempts to increase the usability of their 3D design software, CADdigest.com, March 6, 2005

3D Takes Center Stage at CAD Users' Event - SolidWorks World 2005 conference focused on the power of 3D and how important it is to the manufacturing community, Jeffrey Rowe, Advanced Manufacturing, March 2005

SolidWorks World 2005 - highlights from the recent show's general sessions, plus a look at what's in store for SolidWorks 2006, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst MCAD Tech News #138, February 3, 2005

2006 Features! SW World General Session - a report from today's events at SolidWorks World 2005, with a sneak peak of some of the features included in the next release, Dan Raker, SolidWorks Community, February 2, 2005  (requires free registration)

Pow! SolidWorks Takes on AutoCAD Upgrade Woes - SolidWorks' free DWGgateway data translation plug-in enables AutoCAD users to open and work with DWG files created with any version of AutoCAD, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 31, 2005

Planning for Effective Training - a list of SolidWorks training resources, SolidWorks Express, January 2005

SolidWorks Toolbox - a roundup of where on the Web to find a variety of useful SolidWorks resources, from macros and add-ons to tips and tricks, Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering, January 2005

2004

SolidWorks Helps to Provide Super Human Strength for BLEEX Exoskeleton - SolidWorks software is helping to design critical parts of an "exoskeleton" that will someday help soldiers, firefighters, rescue workers and others carry back-breaking burdens without feeling the weight, SolidWorks, December 9, 2004

Design Analysis Is Ready for the Engineering Mainstream, But Should the Mainstream Be Using It? - most companies today are unlikely to authorize their entire engineering staff to use design analysis software; this is a mistake because the returns in cost and quality overshadow any risk from misusing such software, Suchit Jain, CADdigest.com, November 23, 2004

'Skunk Works' Suddenly Smell Sweet to SolidWorks - Cosmic Blob - which allows kids to mold playful, 3D images on their own computers - is the first product created by SolidWorks' new unit devoted to experimental software, Alexander Soule, Boston Business Journal, November 5, 2004

New Tools for Detailing Electrical Cable and Harness Routes - examines the new capabilities to SolidWorks Routing, which include electrical cabling and harness design tools, SolidWorks Express, September 2004

SolidWorks Helps Canadian Bicycle Maker Achieve Victories at Tour de France and Olympics - Cervélo Cycles has standardized on SolidWorks 3D mechanical design software to create carbon fiber bicycles ridden to victories in this summer's Tour de France, Olympic Games and Ironman Triathlon, CADdigest.com, September 16, 2004

CAD Companies Spar Over Translations - Autodesk and SolidWorks are set to square off over the latter's new DWG editor,

Jon Hirschtick Bet Big - and Won - on Windows Native CAD - SolidWorks co-founder Jon K. Hirschtick discusses the future of 3D solid modeling, Bruce Pilgrim, Solid Digital Digest, August 10, 2004 (requires free registration)

CAD Companies Spar Over Translations - Autodesk and SolidWorks disagree over the DWG editor in SolidWorks 2005, David Cohn, CADwire, August 3, 2004

SolidWorks 2D Position Paper - Autodesk's official paper discusses why the company believes the new IntelliCAD-based DWG Editor featured in the upcoming SolidWorks 2005 is a bad idea, Autodesk, August 2004

SolidWorks 2D Position Paper: A Response - an analysis of Autodesk's official position on the new IntelliCAD-based DWG Editor and some possible errors in the company's statements, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, August 2, 2004

The Future of CAD: Driving Revolution in 3D - according to John McEleney, CEO of SolidWorks, the future of CAD will be presented not just by 3D CAD but revolutionary input and output devices, such as holographic displays, Machine Design, July 27, 2004

Tips for Starting (or Revamping) Your User Group - successful SolidWorks user groups offer advice on how to keep a group thriving, SolidWorks Community, May 17, 2004 (may require free registration)

SolidWorks World Boston Report - includes a discussion with SolidWorks CEO John McEleney about the company's future and a sneak preview of SolidWorks 2005, Martyn Day, CADdigest.com, February 17, 2004

SolidWorks World 2004 - the highlight of the show was the presentation of a pre-alpha version of SolidWorks 2005, whose new features and enhancements ought to make mold designers, design engineers and consumer product designers happy, Joe Greco, MCAD Tech News, MCAD Tech News #113, January 24, 2004

This Week In Boston - a report from the recent SolidWorks gathering, including what's coming in SolidWorks 2005, Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Cafe, January 26, 2004

SolidWorks World Report: Day 2 - the second general session of SolidWorks World revealed more details about SolidWorks 2005 and a demonstration of a 3D photography product designed using SolidWorks, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, January 20, 2004

SolidWorks World Report - highlights of the first day of  the SolidWorks 2004 conference included a sneak preview of SolidWorks 2005 and the announcement that SolidWorks licenses have reached the 300,000 mark, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, January 20, 2004

2003

SolidWorks 2004 Media Event - a report from the recent unveiling of the latest version of SolidWorks, including highlights of some of the program's 250 new features, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 15, 2003

Analysis During Design Reduces Cost and Time - Finite element analysis can solve for stress in a part, reduce prototyping, shave weight, save design time and much more - so why isn't everybody using it?, Suchit Jain. CADdigest.com, April 29, 2003

Designers Urged to Use CAD to Push Innovation - a report from this year's SolidWorks 2003 gathering, which featured the unveiling of new imaging tools to provide more realistic-looking 3D drawings, Advanced Manufacturing, March/April 2003

 Is SolidWorks the New Autodesk? - the scrappy challenger has become the established leader in MCAD with the right product at the right time. TenLinks looks at the role of SolidWorks in the growing acceptance of 3D design. Roopinder Tara, TenLinks, March 10, 2003

The MCAD/PDM Connection - examines how each of the major high-end and mid-range MCAD applications integrates PDM tools (functions that allow users who don't have the authoring application to preview, open and share documents), Joe Greco, DE Online, February 2003 (may require free registration)

SolidWorks World 2003 Shows Strength of SolidWorks - a report on the recent SolidWorks gathering, TechniCom eWeekly, January 30, 2003

SolidWorks 2002 Salary Survey - SolidWorks users' salaries worldwide - and in all U.S. regions except the West and Northwest - have steadily increased since last year, SOLID Solutions, January/February 2003 (pdf)

SolidWorks World 2003 - a look at some of the new products that will be unveiled at next week's SolidWorks gathering, Heidi Hill, Arnie Williams, and Kenneth Wong, CADENCE, January 2003

2002

Manufacturing Network - describes the SolidWorks Manufacturing Network, an online directory of design and engineering service providers who use SolidWorks software, SOLID Solutions, November/December 2002

The Help File - SolidWorks no longer ships with a users guide, and to make matters worse the help files often aren't much help, Tom Devlin, SOLID Solutions, November/December 2002

SolidWorks and PDM - SolidWorks CEO John McEleney discusses the implications of his company's most recent extension to its product line - product data management, Al Dean, CADserver, October 23, 2002

Sting Stops Sale of SolidWorks Sourcecode: Q&A - upFront.eZine's Ralph Grabowski follows up on last week's arrest of a man charged with trying to sell the source code for the current version of SolidWorks to undercover FBI agents in New Delhi, upFront.eZine, September 4, 2002

Toy Story - sophisticated 3D CAD programs, including Pro/E and SolidWorks, help to build construction toys for kids, Bart Eisenberg, Product Design & Development, August 2002

Why Pick CATIA Over SolidWorks? - SolidWorks is less expensive and easier to use, but the advanced engineering software integrated with CATIA provides the tools for designing more complex products, CADCAMNet, August 22, 2002

Shoot-out Between Inventor and SolidWorks - Inventor wins this although the scoring is close, Elise Moss, CADdigest.com, August 8, 2002

A Valuable Resource - SolidWorks User Groups - links and information on SolidWorks user groups locations, meetings and support, John McEleney, SolidWorks Corporation, August 6, 2002

How to Evaluate Your Hardware Requirements - tips for SolidWorks users for determining if hardware upgrade or replacement is necessary, Greg Jankowski, SolidWorks, Aug 2, 2002

Feature Data Replacing Geometry as Key to CAD Interoperability - giving engineers the ability to reuse models with little or no effort requires a different philosophy; one based on the exchange of feature information, John J. McEleney, CEO, SolidWorks, timecompress.com, July 2002

For the Users, by the Users - the All Texas SolidWorks User Conference comes up in July, Richard Doyle. Solid Solutions, July/August 2002 SolidWorks World 2002 - Fillets and Lofting in Las Vegas - report from SolidWorks user and reseller jamboree, Al Dean, CADserver, May 15, 2002

It's All in the Translation - importing and exporting files from SolidWorks, Kevin Silbert, SOLID Solutions, May/June 2002

Keeping Track - custom property management made easy in SolidWorks with VBA, Kent Homola, SOLID Solutions, May/June 2002

Animations on a Budget - using eDrawings 2.0 is an economic alternative for SolidWorks users, Richard Doyle, SOLID Solutions, May/June 2002

Faster, Ever Faster - workstation/SolidWorks benchmark update includes 2.4GHz machines, David Schaller, SOLID Solutions, May/June 2002

How to Design Better Plastic Parts - the process of a good plastics part design can involve not only mechanical design but FEA, tools and molds, assembly and more, Greg Jankowski, SolidWorks Express, April 2002

How to Improve Freeform Modeling with SolidWorks 2001Plus - Greg Jankowski, SolidWorks Express, April 2002

Straight Talk from SolidWorks CEO John McEleney - SolidWorks worries about how fast rival Inventor is catching on, MCADcafe, April 11, 2002

A First Step for Design - A Giant Leap for the Manufacturing Enterprise - John McEleney, CEO of SolidWorks talks about the slow acceptance of 3D solid modeling by many designers, CAD User, April 2002

3D Vendor Seeing Success With .Net Strategy - SolidWorks is finding success with a strategy of creating a Web service that its customers can access to download three-dimensional models of catalog items over the Internet, Richard Karpinski, Internet Week, April 1, 2002

A Changing Climate for CAD - executives from SolidWorks, PTC, Autodesk and other leading CAD/CAM companies weigh in on the current state of the industry, NASA Tech Briefs, March 2002

Design Staff the Focus of Intense Pressure - users strive to squeeze every bit of productivity from design software, as witnessed at the SolidWorks user conference, Todd Phillips, Advanced Manufacturing, March 2002

SolidWorks Is on A Roll - 1,700 Attendees at User Conference Get Glimpse of SolidWorks 2002, CAD Reports, TenLinks.com, March 12, 2002

Best Practices in CAD Conversion - the Pilot Projects - pilot projects are an absolute necessity in tackling a significant conversion project that may be unfamiliar, 3rd in series, Butch Smigel and Derek Meiding, Solid Solutions, March/April, 2002

SolidWorks World 2002 - a report from this year's user conference, Joe Greco, CADENCE MCAD Tech News, Feb 25, 2002

Tips for SolidWorks Users - fresh batch from Solid Solutions, March/April 2002

The Decline of Parametric Technology - several reasons have led to PTC and its flagship Pro/ENGINEER dropping from its preeminent position in MCAD, but chief among them is the rise of much lower-priced, feature-based CAD systems such as SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and Autodesk Inventor, Computer Aided Design Report, Jan 2002

Orphan Views - adding a cross sectional view to a drawing without adding a parent view in SolidWorks, Steve McGilvrey and Marc Leizza, SOLID Solutions, Jan/Feb 2002

Solid Modelers in 2001 - last year, SolidWorks added kinematics, enhanced its surface modeling and thereby increased its lead over archrivals Solid Edge and Inventor, Joe Greco, MCAD Tech News, Jan 10, 2002

Tips for SolidWorks Users - finding mates, constraints between two parts, more, compiled by Kate McGraw, SOLID Solutions, Jan/Feb 2002 SOLID Solutions Salary Survey Results - average SolidWorks user makes $56,283 annually, SOLID Solutions, Dec/Jan 2002 (pdf file)

2001

Eight Tips for Productivity - quick tips for SolidWorks users, Byron Gerber, Solid Solutions, Nov 2001

Tips for SolidWorks - several compiled by Kate McGraw, SOLID Solutions, June 18, 2001

SolidWorks Takes CAD to ASP Model - publishing parts catalogs is easier than ever with 3DPartStream.NET, Kevin Newcomb, ASPnews.com, May 29, 2001

Visualizing Change - Richard Karpinski talks to SolidWorks' Jon McCeleney about 3DPartStream,  Transformation Today, Apr 23, 2001

SolidWorks Wants In At the Design Level - SolidWorks' Jon McCelany discusses new technologies will help the designer, Richard Karpinski, TechWeb, Apr 23, 2001

Updating New Workstations on SolidWorks 2000 - Gregory E. Jankowski, Solid Solutions, March/April 2001

2000

Customizing SolidWorks - Rob Lacey, CADserver, November 21, 2000

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