Every SOLIDWORKS Nashville user spends an inordinate amount of time touching, playing, and maybe even arguing with the FeatureManager for parts, assemblies, and drawings. It may be one of those areas in SOLIDWORKS Nashville that we all take for granted and muddle our way through its use.

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Author: Scott Durksen, CSWE, Javelin Technologies

Starting in SOLIDWORKS Nashville 2014, you have the ability to lock rotation of concentric mates. This can help avoid additional mates required if you didn’t want the components to rotate.

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Reducing product weight and improving performance are key goals in most design projects to minimize costs and differentiate your products. SOLIDWORKS Nashville design optimization allows you to quickly size your design to meet performance needs without using excessive amounts of material.

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In today’s blog, we’ll be going further in depth to prepare your model for asset generation by diving into Viewport Properties in SOLIDWORKS Nashville Composer. With Viewport Properties, we’ll go through how certain Lighting properties affect your actors.

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Where is Your Cut List Folder?

Here in tech support, we were in communication with a worried customer that thought his master weldment model (which accounted for most of his business) had become corrupted.

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Have you ever tried to perform an action in SOLIDWORKS Nashville and suddenly receive an error similar to this one?

DLL error message in SOLIDWORKS Nashville

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Virtually testing designs is an integral part of the design and innovation process. With a 3D model in SOLIDWORKS Nashville it’s easy to find out how strong or durable your design is using Simulation.

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The quality of your mesh is critical to obtaining accurate results from your analyses. You’ll often hear the term “convergence analysis” tossed around in the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) world. “Convergence analysis” means we want to ensure the mesh in critical areas is fine enough that the analysis results are independent of the mesh size.

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In honor of America’s Independence Day, we decided to simulate an aerial fireworks display in SOLIDWORKS Nashville Flow Simulation.  We wondered just how closely we could recreate the effect, and we also had a few specific questions to answer; such as how much the wind will move the shell off course, and what impact the angle of the tube will have on the final trajectory.

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