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Network licensing provides a great deal of flexibility with regards to providing access to SOLIDWORKS in your company's environment. You can install the software on as many computers as you like, but only the number of users defined in the network can actually use it at the same time. This way everyone can run SOLIDWORKS from their own computer and not just the one workstation to which the entire company has acess. If all the licenses are being used simultaneously, the next person that tries to start SOLIDWORKS is informed that there are no licenses available and must wait until someone currently running SOLIDWORKS shuts it down before another session can start up. Often when this happens, the question of reserving...
If you don't have a Customer Portal Account, then before reading this - head out to CustomerPortal.SOLIDWORKS.com, and register using your SOLIDWORKS Serial Number. If you DO have a Customer Portal Account, then chances are you've had the exact thought and frustration before: The Customer Portal is a webpage dedicated to SOLIDWORKS customers. Anyone can create an account and get basic access. If you're a paying (on maintenance) customer, you get access to specific sections of this Customer Portal page - and if you are not on maintenance, these sections are "locked" with a graphic image of a classic padlock. While this sounds great, it can definitely cause some frustration if you ARE on maintenance - and you're greeted by those beautiful...
June is now here, basketball season is ALMOST over (I am writing this just prior to Game 4, so still have some optimism the Cavs can win it!), and we are full bore into summer. With that, we will soon start to think about SOLIDWORKS 2018 and what big and exciting things it will have to offer to help our productivity! Before we start heading down that road, though, I wanted to look back at this year’s release and a few of the lesser known enhancements that can save you some time now. First, we now have the ability to control how our configurations are sorted. We can sort them numerically, literally, manually, or history based. These were only sorted literally...
I talk to a lot of SOLIDWORKS users that RUN away from Sheet Metal design because they think only a SUPER HERO could possibly do the work. Once they learn how to use SOLIDWORKS' Convert to Sheet Metal tool, they see just how fast and easy Sheet Metal design is in SOLIDWORKS and hopefully by the end of this blog you'll CONVERT too. If you're already sick of the puns, guess what...it's only going to get worse from here! So let's get busy and Fold! Barry! Fold! To be a "Sheet Metal" part in SOLIDWORKS there are three requirements: 1) Has to be thin walled 2) Has to have "bends" at the corners And most Importantly in my opinion 3) Can...
Sutphen sets the standard for engineering excellence, technology, innovation, and durability in the fire apparatus industry. Sutphen was founded in 1890; making it the oldest continuously owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturer in the country. Never reorganized, owned, or operated by anyone other than a Sutphen, the family atmosphere is unmistakable. Sutphen produces all types of fire related vehicles on their own chassis including the usual engines, ladders, tankers, and rescues but also provides bodies for commercial chassis applications. The company strictly produces mid-mount aerials as a tower ladder platform (with a bucket/basket), and mid or rear-mount in a ladder tower form (no bucket), plus industrial application aerials. All Sutphen aerials are made of Aluminum alloys and fastened with aircraft-type Huck Bolts. The...