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Solution for SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL Connection Error

Posted on Aug 29, 2016 by SEACAD

“Cannot connect to database” error is one of the most common errors you might run into when launching SOLIDWORKS Electrical. There are many reasons that caused this error, one of the reason is due to SOLIDWORKS Electrical SQL server not running. ...

An Error Was Encountered While Trying to Open Your File

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 by SEACAD

Have you seen this error message when you try open your saved part file or assembly file on your PC? Causes: File corruption. Typically, corrupted files are generally caused by factors external to SOLIDWORKS such as operating system,...

Symbol Library File Missing Error

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 by SEACAD

Have you seen this error message when you give dimension to circles in SOLIDWORKS Drawings? Causes The file location for symbol library file is pointed to different versions of SOLIDWORKS. For example if you have SOLIDWORKS 201...

How To Save SOLIDWORKS Drawing As a 1:1 Scale Output

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 by SEACAD

Have you faced problems while saving a SOLIDWORKS drawing as a DWG file? The 1:1 scale you have to keep while saving as a DWG file so that the manufacturer can produce the part without any problem. But sometimes you may face some problems regarding ...

SOLIDWORKS Database Is Missing – How to Resolve?

Posted on Aug 02, 2016 by SEACAD

Have you seen this error message pop up whenever you open SOLIDWORKS? Causes: This problem normally occurs after you upgrade your SOLIDWORKS to new service pack or newer version on your PC. The cause for the problem is the file locati...

SOLIDWORKS PDM – Manage Standard Libraries and Project Folders

Posted on Jul 26, 2016 by SEACAD

When you manage assemblies which contains many parts, you would probably reuse certain part files to speed up the design process. Standard parts such as bolts/nuts, or maybe basic sub-assemblies such as motors and actuators (which will be procured fr...

Steps to Make SOLIDWORKS Open File in a Default Version

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 by SEACAD

Whenever a PC is installed with multiple versions of SOLIDWORKS like SOLIDWORKS 2014 / 2015/ 2016 and if you need to open SOLIDWORKS files on your correct version as a default, you can use following methods and solve it. Step 1: Go to Control P...

Investigating Effectiveness of your HVAC System Using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Posted on May 30, 2016 by SEACAD

The design and installation of HVAC system is getting much more complex compared to yesterday-years. It was used to be that you choose your HVAC unit, and place it wherever you want. But with the current trend of going green and creating buildings th...

CAD Tips – Deleting Parent-Child Dependency

Posted on May 23, 2016 by SEACAD

Simplifying features on a model may be easy when it comes to parametric modelling, but it also depends on the parent-child nature of the features. Have you ever tried to delete a feature (Feature A) which was used to create another feature (Feature B...

How can SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard Help SMEs Increase Productivity?

Posted on May 16, 2016 by SEACAD

Problem Definition Typical Prototype to Product Cycle*According to Alen Cohen, author of Prototype to Product, the major costs of Design and Development stages are from Prototyping and Testing cycles. A potential product defect might cost seve...