Attendees at the 2017 Engineer 3D! Conference
Top 10 Sessions Not to Miss at Engineer 3D! Conference
We've compiled our Top 10 Sessions you don't want to miss at our upcoming E3D! training conference. Take a look!
Draftsight
DraftSight 2019 – Excellent 2D Drafting & 3D Design
Find new capabilities available such as image vectorization technology (IVT), an integration with 3DEXPERIENCE, cross-functionality with 3D CAD and Simulation, and more.
Woman working on electrical project
Top 10 Questions to Ask When Investigating SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic
Can you answer these 10 questions without hesitating? Find out simple reasons why GSC + SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic checks the box on functionality, training, and ease-of-use.
Announcing Keynote Speakers for E3D Training + Technology Conference
Our keynote speakers for this year's E3D! Conference include innovator Greg Mark and strategist Todd McLees.
knowledge base for application
Knowledge Based Engineering: Knowledge Acquisition & The Acquisition Tool
Welcome to the "Knowledge Age," where companies need to learn how to harness their intellectual capital to retain competitiveness in the marketplace. Let's explore what this means.
SOLIDWORKS PDM
SOLIDWORKS PDM – Vault Design for Save As & Copy Tree Optimization
PDM vaults can have the same metadata clearing behavior whether Save As or Copy Tree is used, but ultimately, setup and training are the best ways to ensure vault consistency.
XFlow CFD Simulation Tool — Dassault Systemes
“Simulation Is Too Expensive For My Organization!” – How It’s Not, Based on ROI
Those looking at purchasing Simulation software are often dissuaded by the initial price tag, which misses the benefit. First, calculate your ROI.
SOLIDWORKS Assembly on screen
Testing SOLIDWORKS 2019 Large-Assembly Performance On Real-World Hardware
New technologies in SOLIDWORKS 2019 make working with large assemblies and complex parts faster than ever before.
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8 Reasons You’re Denying Yourself Better ECAD Software
It takes perspective to know when you could be working smarter, not harder. With the right partner, you can strategically transition to a better ECAD system.
Paul Yaffe Motorcycle
Recap of CAMWorks 2019 Global Partner Summit
Highlights of this year's conference included CAMWorks solutions ShopFloor and Additive; Eureka Virtual Machine Simulation; and of course, Paul Yaffe Motorcycles.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Preview Dropdown
Proper Engineering Practices & Data Management
Having a workflow for engineering documents to travel through in their life cycle is not only efficient, but convenient.
Windows 7 Professional End of Life
SOLIDWORKS & The End Of Windows 7
SOLIDWORKS has long supported Windows 7, but now it's time to upgrade to Windows 10. Here's why.
Worker writing out notes by hand
Design Automation – What, How & Why?
Free up design engineers from repetitive, monotonous tasks and elevate product quality at the same time. DriveWorks provides this and more.
Man working at computer
I Hired a New Grad! Now What? Find Top 3 Ways to Train & Retain
Your new employee won't stay long without investment from you. Find some of our insights on how to best train, and therefore retain, new grads.
HP Printer Closeup
Complement Your CNC Production With HP Multijet Fusion Tech
Some geometries are difficult, let alone impossible, to manufacture with CNC. Print these complex geometries through HP's lattice structures or topology optimization – and in batches.
GSC Technical Support Staff Aids FIRST Robotics Team to Success
Our Technical Support staff Evan Hicks doubles as the CAD mentor for Pewaukee's Robotics Team 1259. The team recently won the Wisconsin Regional at the end of March, competing against 54 other teams!
Tooling example
Turn Tooling on Its Head With 3D Printing
Advances in high-strength 3D printing have brought impressive solutions to the factory floor. Do you know the top ways to save with this tech?
Pitcher winding up his throw
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 6
Let’s see how SOLIDWORKS Electrical lets you pick what players in the game (...or in the project) make it to the finish – in our final reporting.
Man working at computer
3 Reasons to Get New Employees in SOLIDWORKS Training
Technical training in 3D software is a must in the onboarding process of Designers and Mechanical Engineers, no matter the experience level. Here are 3 reasons why.
Batter, Catcher and Umpire
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 5
The deciding moments of a game are especially strategic. Managers do everything they can to give their team the best chance to win. Similarly, SOLIDWORKS Electrical enables you to make last minute changes on the fly and get your design lineup laid out perfectly through Edit Attributes.
Closeup of player's clasped hands
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 4
Learn how to make your choice of one-time or permanent symbols through the black box feature. Much like having a skilled veteran player up your sleeve, we can retain these permanent players to your roster for wins, wins, and more wins.
Baseball player running
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 3
In baseball, every collectible piece of information is tallied and accounted for. The same is true in your SWE project – as a comprehensive database program, master your Component Numbers and make better decisions because of it.
Closeup of baseball on the ground
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 2
Find more Electrical tips and tricks! Like pitch framing in baseball, we have a little adjustment you can do to the wipeout frames in your library of footprints, giving you the control you need to knock out another design.
Aerial of baseball game and field
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 1
Welcome to GSC’s SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training! Spring is in the air…not actually in the arctic-tinged air where another groundhog prediction of 2 weeks of spring was woefully inaccurate (a foot of snow covers every inch of ground in Wisconsin) but further to the south, in Arizona, where the Cactus league ramps up as Pitchers and Catchers…
ENGINEER 3D! Training + Technology Conference Oct. 2-3, 2019
Access Insightful Sessions at Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference
GSC will hold its biennial Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference on October 2-3, 2019, at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, WI.
Electrical or Mechatronic students working together
White Paper: Welcome Electrical Users to SOLIDWORKS Schematics
What makes SOLIDWORKS Electrical technology unique on the market? Learn about its unified, collaborative, and cross-functional capabilities today.
Markforged Complete Metal Solution including printer, wash and sinter
“We Want Metal!” – Markforged’s Metal X Printers
Gain the ability to 3D print your parts, fixtures, tooling, and whatever else you can conceive, in real metal.
Instructor and children of past Camp 3D! experience
CAMP 3D! Summer Fun for Kids – Dates Released
Our CAMP 3D! planning is underway! Find dates and activities for the middle school and high school programs.
Brackets appear around the component name in the FeatureManager
SOLIDWORKS How-To: Copy a Part Using Virtual Component
When you want to modify a part, but you want to change a copy and not the original, use a virtual part. Learn how.
Embracing Intelligent Schematics for Electrical Design
There are amazing benefits to implementing intelligent schematics for electrical design. Do you know them? What's the cost of not knowing?
Design cycle going from Ask, to Imagine, to Plan, to Create, to Improve
Fuel Your Design Inspiration – Design Quotes Part II
What drives you? Often, we're driven by the desire to create something better, or something entirely new. Here are some favorite design quotes to fuel that fire.
Markforged X7 3D Printer
The Stronger, the Cheaper, the Better: Markforged 3D Printed Parts
What makes Markforged untouchable in the 3D printing industry? Compare surface finishes, heat resistance, and unparalleled part strength through Continuous Fiber Reinforcement at a truly affordable price.
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Online Training: Everything You Need to Know
You might have a few questions about our new online training! Here's everything you need to know before registering for a session.
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Looking Back: GSC’s Top 3 Wins of 2018
Reflect back on the year with us as we take stock of our top accomplishments.
Example of Normal To view and upward facing
SOLIDWORKS How-To: Normal To Orientation Trick
Do you know how to orient a model normal to a face but not have the view orientation use default “Y” orientation?
Instructor teaches a class in a GSC classroom
Online Training Offerings Now Available
We're excited to announce that we're now offering online training for several of our existing courses.
Markforged Authorized Value Added Reseller
Announcing GSC & Markforged 3D Printing Partnership
We're excited to announce that GSC is now an official distributor of Markforged printers.
Digiscope Adapter For The AWB OneSky
Digiscope Adapter For The AWB OneSky
As part of our SOLIDWORKS 2019 Rollout events, GSC gave away OneSky telescopes from Astronomers Without Borders - and now I've redesigned my digiscope adapter to work with them.
Visual 2 of a virtual sharp created after fillet applied
SOLIDWORKS How-To: Create Virtual Sharps in Sketches
Place a point in a sketch that represents the location of 2 lines intersecting - creating a virtual sharp (not a shared a point).
Move / Body / Copy feature
SOLIDWORKS How-To: Reorient an Imported Part
See how you can easily fix orientations on imported parts through the Move / Copy body function.
Common point selected
SOLIDWORKS How-To: Add Relations with Shared Sketch Endpoints
Less clicks means less time sketching. Learn how sketch relationships can be quickly added by the press of a button.
Preview in BOM
SOLIDWORKS 2019: Bill of Materials (BOM) Enhancements
Get convenient, quick explanations on all things BOM - detailed previews in expanded views, easy exports to Excel, and other enhancements.
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SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler for PDF Creation
Gain helpful tips on how to use SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler to create PDFs from SOLIDWORKS files.
One drawing view with one red part
SOLIDWORKS How-To: Change a Component Color in a Drawing View
Walk through this how-to on changing a component color in a drawing.
Tech Support Staff at desk
SOLIDWORKS 2019: Subscription Benefits You Might Not Know About
Refresh yourself on included benefits and support when you implement SOLIDWORKS 2019 for your production.
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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 9 New Features for Design to Manufacture
SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces new features to help you streamline interactions with manufacturers, enhance user controls, increase productivity, and more.
Data Management Screenshots
SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in Distributed Data Management
SOLIDWORKS 2019 includes a number of new features to its PDM, Manage, and EXALEAD offerings. 
ECAD and MCAD collaboration feature
SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in ECAD
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019 introduces a number of new features and enhancements to help you streamline your processes and work faster. 
Distributed Coupling Example
SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in Simulation
If you're eagerly anticipating the SOLIDWORKS 2019 - Simulation features and enhancements, we've compiled a list of the top 10. Start picking your favorite features now...
PCB Training Camp 4
SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part IV: Wire or Bus Entry
We can join a bus with 2 different methods, "bus entry" or "wire." Note the difference and use the best one for you!
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)
SOLIDWORKS 2019 is Out of This World
The latest release of SOLIDWORKS is out of this world, and we can't wait to show it to you!
SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in 3D CAD
SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D CAD is here, and we can’t wait to show you all the new capabilities! As always, the 2019 release contains hundreds of new, user-driven enhancements, everything from Mesh Modeling to Large Assemblies. See the top 10 enhancements below.  TOP 10 NEW FEATURES IN SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D CAD  Mesh Modeling Opens Up New Design Possibilities…
Instructor and children of past Camp 3D! experience
Camp 3D 2018: 3 Things the Kids Taught the Teacher
Thoughts on what the kids taught me as I conducted Camp 3D! in 2018.
PCB Training Camp Part III
SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part III: Fundamentals
Part III of this series highlights the fundamentals you'll use every day in SOLIDWORKS PCB!
Sketching Enhancements Example
New SOLIDWORKS Tricks Series: Sketching Enhancements
Continuing in our exploration of recent (and not-so-recent) enhancements to SOLIDWORKS, this time we turn our attention to sketching.
PCB Training Camp Part II
SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part II: IPC Compliant Footprint Wizard
Check out the fancy footwork of the IPC Compliant Footprint wizard in SOLIDWORKS PCB
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How to Link a Bill of Materials to a View in SOLIDWORKS
Learn how to link a drawing view to a Bill of Materials and why this can be important.
PCB Training Camp Part 1
SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part I: Schematic Symbol Wizard
Learn how to link a drawing view to a Bill of Materials and why this can be important.
Create from File and Link Checkbox
How to: Update the Company Logo in a SOLIDWORKS Drawings
Need to update your logo on all your SOLIDWORKS drawings? Here's how, whether originally linked or not linked.
CPU-benchmark
What IS the Best CPU for SOLIDWORKS?
There seems to be a fair amount of confusion with regard to computer CPUs and SOLIDWORKS performance. I'm here to clear that all up.
SOLIDWORKS UNIVERSITY computer lab at EAA
GSC Partners with EAA & SOLIDWORKS for Third Year
For the third consecutive year, GSC has partnered with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS to provide EAA members free access to the SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit – EAA Maker Edition. As the official SOLIDWORKS partner of the EAA, GSC’s technical experts will be on-hand in the Homebuilder’s Hangar at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 23-29, to discuss…
How to Use a Shared Material Database in SOLIDWORKS
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone on your team could use the same material library? Follow these simple steps, and you'll have your own database used by your entire team.
Software OpenGL
SOLIDWORKS Settings: How to Use Software OpenGL
Software OpenGL is a SOLIDWORKS setting that will tell SOLIDWORKS to emulate OpenGL on its own without using graphics card driver's OpenGL support. Learn why it exists.
MySOLIDWORKS Portal
Technical Support FAQ: Online Licensing
Still have some questions about SOLIDWORKS online licensing or just need more information? We have the answers you need.
3D Interconnect IT Plus
New SOLIDWORKS Tricks Series: Quicker Assembly Modeling
Just incorporating a few recent enhancements to SOLIDWORKS can help you put together assemblies quicker than ever before.
You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.
9 Design Inspiration Quotes to Help Inspire Innovation
Today’s designers stand on the shoulders of the giants who came before them. To help inspire your next innovation, I've gathered my favorite quotes on design, innovation, and the tools designers use.
Surface Delete Holes Example
Quickly Delete Surface Holes In SOLIDWORKS
It's easy to remove gaps and voids on imported surfaces with a few simple tools in SOLIDWORKS.
Hela holds the hammer
Optimizing Thor’s Hammer with Simulation
We were able to find the flaws in Mjölnir's current design using Abaqus to conduct Finite Element Analysis studies. Then, we optimized the design using Tosca's Topology Optimization tool to reduce the hammer's volume and shift the natural frequency.
Top 7 Favorite Professional Development Books
Top 7 Favorite Professional Development Books
Continuous learning plays an essential role to your future success. There’s several ways you can invest in yourself such as reading industry blogs, attending webinars, and enrolling in comprehensive training. Or, it could be as simple as reading a book.
Mouse Gestures Example
Customizing SOLIDWORKS: Making it Work for You
SOLIDWORKS offers a number of ways to customize the software to make it faster to access the tools you use the most.
Students and teacher at 2018's Camp 3D!
10 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Teenager to Camp 3D!
Is it possible to learn and have fun at the same time? According to last year’s GSC Camp 3D! attendees, the answer is a resounding…YES!
MySOLIDWORKS Portal
Gain More Flexibility With SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing
Have you ever wanted to work from home only to realize you forgot to deactivate your SOLIDWORKS License? Been there, done that - but, no more.
SOLIDWORKS Sketch example - mirror plane
SOLIDWORKS 2018: Sketch Mirror Enhancements
SOLIDWORKS 2018 has some great enhancements for mirroring in both 2D and 3D sketches.
bounding box
SOLIDWORKS 2018: Bounding Box Function Now Available in Any Part
In SOLIDWORKS 2018 we can create a Bounding Box for any part, not just weldments.
solidworks computer
Back by Popular Demand: Camp 3D! Returns Summer 2018
Back by popular demand, GSC will bring back its educational outreach program for students in grades 7-12 -- Camp 3D!
IDEA Competition Scoring
The Future is STEM: Judging the IDEA Regional Design Competition
Don’t let anyone tell you there’s “something wrong with kids these days!”
SOLIDWORKS Machinery
Best Practices for SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis
SOLIDWORKS motion analysis uses the assembly mates along with part contacts and a robust physics-based solver to accurately determine the physical movements of an assembly under load. But, how do you know if you’re making the most out of this powerful tool?
Wrap Offset Curve in SOLIDWORKS
Top 10 Favorite Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018
Our technical experts have each selected their favorite features in SOLIDWORKS 2018.
GSC at SOLIDWORKS World
GSC Earns Elite 190 Club Award for 14th Consecutive Year
GSC honored to received "Elite 190 Club Award" from Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. for the 14th consecutive year.
SOLIDWORKS Training and Exam Prep
SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Benefit: Free Certification Exams!
Learn how to access your SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service added benefit - vouchers for free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams.
SOLIDWORKS Roadmap
SOLIDWORKS Installation Roadmap
When installing SOLIDWORKS for the first-time or updating to a new software version, there are several things to consider to ensure your installation goes smoothly. We're here to help you along the way.
SOLIDWORKS World
Join Us for GSC Expert Sessions at SOLIDWORKS World 2018
With SOLIDWORKS World 2018 just days away, the excitement is building at GSC! Two of our experts will also share their SOLIDWORKS knowledge with attendees as presenters for three sessions.
Dieter Rams
Design Inspiration – Less Is More: Dieter Rams
Taking design inspiration from Dieter Rams and his Ten Principles for Good Design.
SOLIDWORKS upgrade laptop
Technical Support FAQ: Upgrading SOLIDWORKS
Upgrading SOLIDWORKS installations is generally straightforward, but there are different approaches to the upgrade based on your situation.
Mrs. Claus looking at her sleigh design
Upgrading Santa’s Sleigh with SOLIDWORKS
Envious of all the new vehicle comfort and safety features, Mrs. Claus decided to upgrade Santa’s sleigh just in time for Christmas.
How to Become a SOLIDWORKS Superhero [e-book]
Most superheroes discover their new found superpowers after a freak accident, but not you.
Benefits of Virtual Simulation Over Hand Calculations [White Paper]
Learn why best-in-class companies are turning to virtual simulation over hand calculations and physical prototyping.
PDM Professional API, What’s New in 2018
With each year’s rollout of SOLIDWORKS, what’s new in the API often gets overlooked or relegated to footnotes, so it is about time to have an entire series of blog posts on what is new in the API for the SOLIDWORKS product line. Add custom tabs to a PDM vault view in Windows Explorer This…
Strategies for Data Migration Between CAD Systems
Migrating to a new CAD system can seem complex, but it comes down to managing two things: data and people.
Larger Version - Kids at Chicago Summer Camp
What Did You Do on YOUR Summer Vacation?
Ah, those hazy, lazy days of summer. No school. Family vacations. Swimming pools. Warm nights and the sensory medley of fresh-mown grass, fireflies, and cicadas.
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Screenshot
Say Goodbye to Import Diagnostics with SOLIDWORKS 2018
SOLIDWORKS 2018 is loaded with awesome new features, including improvements to its popular 3D Interconnect functionality.
SOLIDWORKS Premiere Explore the Power and Performance of SOLIDWORKS 2018
SOLIDWORKS 2018 is Here! See the New Features
From a more intuitive user interface to improved sheet metal design tools, many of the new enhancements and improvements were added based on your requests.
Break Out of the Bubble
Break Out of the Bubble: Changing CAD Systems is Easier Than You Think [e-book]
Do you feel like you’re in an ocean of SOLIDWORKS resources and talent, yet you’re enveloped in a bubble by your MCAD system? Stop letting your system prevent you from leveraging the resources and talent around you.
Analysis Parameters
Troubleshoot Meshing with SOLIDWORKS Geometry Analysis Tool
Use the SOLIDWORKS Geometry Analysis tool to determine areas in your model that might cause meshing problems.
Solar Binoculars
Designed in SOLIDWORKS: Solar Filters for Binoculars
Create your own solar filters for binoculars using SOLIDWORKS and a 3D printer, and get a close-up view of the August 21 solar eclipse.
SAS Forks Case Study graphic only
SAS Forks – Simulation Success Story
When SAS Forks experienced an issue with a prototype of their EXTREME Auto Processor, they turned to SOLIDWORKS Simulation to identify and correct the deficiency in the design.
3D Printed Digiscope
Capture the Stars with SOLIDWORKS
With SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys, you can conquer any design challenge -- even when they're personal.
SolidWorks Computer
GSC, SOLIDWORKS, & EAA Partnership Delivers SOLIDWORKS to Members
GSC has again partnered with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS to offer EAA members free access to the SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit- EAA Maker Edition.
SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts
Function Better: Shift to SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts
Do you want to work faster in SOLIDWORKS? Then, look no further than the SOLIDWORKS keyboard shortcuts.
Hardware Recommendations
What is the Best Computer Hardware for SOLIDWORKS?
The answer to this question varies somewhat on the type of things you design, but mostly the variability comes from time – as in, its passage.
Who Needs Mesh Controls Anyway?
Optimize the quality of your mesh with the global mesh settings.
3D Interconnect Sheet Metal
Using SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect with Sheet Metal Parts
The new 3D Interconnect functionality introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is useful when working with a variety of native non-SOLIDWORKS files, including parts that are ultimately sheet metal in nature.
Video Collage of GSC Experts
Experience All the Benefits of a Complete 3D Design Solution
To learn more about the features in SOLIDWORKS Premium, see what our experts have to say.
GSC Named 2016 Germantown Business of the Year
GSC is honored to be recognized as the 2016 Business of the Year by the Germantown Chamber of Commerce.
Electrical Shortcuts
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017: Data Files Shortcut
When using data file shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017, all of your reference documentation can now be a live link that stays up to date.
Dave Vedder, Bob Roth, Monica Sanz, Jeff Setzer, Cheryl Schneider
5 Best Practices for Successful Product Development & Innovation
Successful product development and innovation goes far beyond designing something you think is cool.
Connection Dots
SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Connection Dots
No need to lament any further over missed connections, thanks to these SOLIDWORKS Electrical new features.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Checklists To help you get started with Simulation, Flow, Motion, and Plastics
SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Getting Started
Those new to SOLIDWORKS Simulation tend to look for the “easy” button. While the software can be easy to use, if it knew exactly what we wanted and how to do it we’d likely be out of jobs.
Wrap Feature Video Still
SOLIDWORKS 2017: Wrap Feature
Watch and learn how to use the new and improved wrap feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017.
Magnetic Mates Video Still
SOLIDWORKS 2017: Magnetic Mates
SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduces magnetic mates, a real game-changer when working with large assemblies.
Elite 190 Club Award
We Have the Best Customers, Hands Down
It’s because of you that we get to do what we love – serving our customers and helping fuel your success. And, because of you, GSC was honored to receive the “Elite 190 Club Award” from Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. for the 13th consecutive year.
Mouse Gestures
5 Habits Of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users
We all get busy and when you're rushing to get a job completed, it's easy to form some bad SOLIDWORKS habits along the way. We polled some of our power users to see what helped them break the bad habits and increase their efficiency in SOLIDWORKS.
Top 5 Best Practices for a Seamless CAD Implementation - GSC
Top 5 Best Practices for a Seamless CAD Implementation
Over my 37+ years in manufacturing, I have overseen several CAD system implementations and optimizations within a global environment. Some have gone smoother than others, but I’ve learned a lot of great lessons along to help you get the most value out of your CAD system.
Jeff Setzer Image Still
SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect: Seamless Collaboration Between CAD Platforms
3D Interconnect is a revolutionary technology that allows a SOLIDWORKS user to directly open files and use models from other native CAD systems in their native format.
Stress Analysis on Pliers
The General Process of Fatigue Analysis
Running a fatigue analysis is becoming a growing trend in mechanical parts and assemblies.
SOLIDWORKS Assembly Example and removing material process
Removing Interfering Material In A SOLIDWORKS Assembly
From my product designer’s perspective, one of the most useful functions in a 3D solid modeler such as SOLIDWORKS is the ability to check for potential interferences in their still-virtual assembly.
Align Sketch Tool SOLIDWORKS Screenshot
Use SOLIDWORKS Align Sketch Tool to Move Underdefined Sketch Elements to the Origin
While production models should generally have fully defined sketches, sometimes you just want to make all the elements in an underdefined sketch move to the origin, such as when working with imported or copied geometry. There is an easy way to do this in SOLIDWORKS, you just have to know where to look.
Excel Automation Template
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Time Savers
These SOLIDWORKS Electrical tips will save you time over the long haul.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical: The Ins & Outs of Connection Labels
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Connection Labels may just make you feel a little more like MacGyver. That is, if he had access to a Swiss Army knife instead of a wad of gum and a paper clip.
SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager Pop Up
SOLIDWORKS: Installation Manager Cannot Find Required Source Files
A common hurdle to a repair or update of the SOLIDWORKS application is a failure of the Installation manager to locate the source files that were used to install the application.
Calculation Control Options Window
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 4
Let's talk about how to use adaptive mesh in Part 4 of our SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation series.
Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 3
Let's talk about how to use initial mesh in Part 3 of our SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation series.
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 2
Let's talk about how to use basic mesh in Part 2 of our SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulations series.
SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar and Extrude Features
SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar Quick Tip: Adding Feature Tools to Your Sketch Shortcut Bar
Here's a quick tip to help you customize your SOLIDWORKS Sketch Shortcut Bar with tools outside of the normal grouping.
Custom Coordinate System - SOLIDWORKS
How to Export Using a Custom Coordinate System in SOLIDWORKS
CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS and CAM systems use different directions for defining coordinate systems. The result is, when a model is exported from SOLIDWORKS and imported to a CAM system, the model comes up in the CAM system in the "wrong" orientation. The good news is there's a simple fix!
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 1
Welcome to Part 1 of our four-part SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation series! In Part 1, we'll take a closer look at the basics and stages of Flow Simulation. 
Electrical Shortcuts
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017: Propagate Data to Connected Objects
A powerful numbering scheme in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017

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Attendees at the 2017 Engineer 3D! Conference
Top 10 Sessions Not to Miss at Engineer 3D! Conference
We've compiled our Top 10 Sessions you don't want to miss at our upcoming E3D! training conference. Take a look!
Draftsight
DraftSight 2019 – Excellent 2D Drafting & 3D Design
Find new capabilities available such as image vectorization technology (IVT), an integration with 3DEXPERIENCE, cross-functionality with 3D CAD and Simulation, and more.
Woman working on electrical project
Top 10 Questions to Ask When Investigating SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic
Can you answer these 10 questions without hesitating? Find out simple reasons why GSC + SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic checks the box on functionality, training, and ease-of-use.
Announcing Keynote Speakers for E3D Training + Technology Conference
Our keynote speakers for this year's E3D! Conference include innovator Greg Mark and strategist Todd McLees.
knowledge base for application
Knowledge Based Engineering: Knowledge Acquisition & The Acquisition Tool
Welcome to the "Knowledge Age," where companies need to learn how to harness their intellectual capital to retain competitiveness in the marketplace. Let's explore what this means.
SOLIDWORKS PDM
SOLIDWORKS PDM – Vault Design for Save As & Copy Tree Optimization
PDM vaults can have the same metadata clearing behavior whether Save As or Copy Tree is used, but ultimately, setup and training are the best ways to ensure vault consistency.
XFlow CFD Simulation Tool — Dassault Systemes
“Simulation Is Too Expensive For My Organization!” – How It’s Not, Based on ROI
Those looking at purchasing Simulation software are often dissuaded by the initial price tag, which misses the benefit. First, calculate your ROI.
SOLIDWORKS Assembly on screen
Testing SOLIDWORKS 2019 Large-Assembly Performance On Real-World Hardware
New technologies in SOLIDWORKS 2019 make working with large assemblies and complex parts faster than ever before.
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8 Reasons You’re Denying Yourself Better ECAD Software
It takes perspective to know when you could be working smarter, not harder. With the right partner, you can strategically transition to a better ECAD system.
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Recap of CAMWorks 2019 Global Partner Summit
Highlights of this year's conference included CAMWorks solutions ShopFloor and Additive; Eureka Virtual Machine Simulation; and of course, Paul Yaffe Motorcycles.
SOLIDWORKS PDM Preview Dropdown
Proper Engineering Practices & Data Management
Having a workflow for engineering documents to travel through in their life cycle is not only efficient, but convenient.
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SOLIDWORKS & The End Of Windows 7
SOLIDWORKS has long supported Windows 7, but now it's time to upgrade to Windows 10. Here's why.
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Design Automation – What, How & Why?
Free up design engineers from repetitive, monotonous tasks and elevate product quality at the same time. DriveWorks provides this and more.
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I Hired a New Grad! Now What? Find Top 3 Ways to Train & Retain
Your new employee won't stay long without investment from you. Find some of our insights on how to best train, and therefore retain, new grads.
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Complement Your CNC Production With HP Multijet Fusion Tech
Some geometries are difficult, let alone impossible, to manufacture with CNC. Print these complex geometries through HP's lattice structures or topology optimization – and in batches.
GSC Technical Support Staff Aids FIRST Robotics Team to Success
Our Technical Support staff Evan Hicks doubles as the CAD mentor for Pewaukee's Robotics Team 1259. The team recently won the Wisconsin Regional at the end of March, competing against 54 other teams!
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Turn Tooling on Its Head With 3D Printing
Advances in high-strength 3D printing have brought impressive solutions to the factory floor. Do you know the top ways to save with this tech?
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 6
Let’s see how SOLIDWORKS Electrical lets you pick what players in the game (...or in the project) make it to the finish – in our final reporting.
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3 Reasons to Get New Employees in SOLIDWORKS Training
Technical training in 3D software is a must in the onboarding process of Designers and Mechanical Engineers, no matter the experience level. Here are 3 reasons why.
Batter, Catcher and Umpire
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 5
The deciding moments of a game are especially strategic. Managers do everything they can to give their team the best chance to win. Similarly, SOLIDWORKS Electrical enables you to make last minute changes on the fly and get your design lineup laid out perfectly through Edit Attributes.
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 4
Learn how to make your choice of one-time or permanent symbols through the black box feature. Much like having a skilled veteran player up your sleeve, we can retain these permanent players to your roster for wins, wins, and more wins.
Baseball player running
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 3
In baseball, every collectible piece of information is tallied and accounted for. The same is true in your SWE project – as a comprehensive database program, master your Component Numbers and make better decisions because of it.
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 2
Find more Electrical tips and tricks! Like pitch framing in baseball, we have a little adjustment you can do to the wipeout frames in your library of footprints, giving you the control you need to knock out another design.
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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 1
Welcome to GSC’s SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training! Spring is in the air…not actually in the arctic-tinged air where another groundhog prediction of 2 weeks of spring was woefully inaccurate (a foot of snow covers every inch of ground in Wisconsin) but further to the south, in Arizona, where the Cactus league ramps up as Pitchers and Catchers…
ENGINEER 3D! Training + Technology Conference Oct. 2-3, 2019
Access Insightful Sessions at Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference
GSC will hold its biennial Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference on October 2-3, 2019, at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, WI.
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White Paper: Welcome Electrical Users to SOLIDWORKS Schematics
What makes SOLIDWORKS Electrical technology unique on the market? Learn about its unified, collaborative, and cross-functional capabilities today.
Markforged Complete Metal Solution including printer, wash and sinter
“We Want Metal!” – Markforged’s Metal X Printers
Gain the ability to 3D print your parts, fixtures, tooling, and whatever else you can conceive, in real metal.
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CAMP 3D! Summer Fun for Kids – Dates Released
Our CAMP 3D! planning is underway! Find dates and activities for the middle school and high school programs.
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SOLIDWORKS How-To: Copy a Part Using Virtual Component
When you want to modify a part, but you want to change a copy and not the original, use a virtual part. Learn how.
Embracing Intelligent Schematics for Electrical Design
There are amazing benefits to implementing intelligent schematics for electrical design. Do you know them? What's the cost of not knowing?
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Fuel Your Design Inspiration – Design Quotes Part II
What drives you? Often, we're driven by the desire to create something better, or something entirely new. Here are some favorite design quotes to fuel that fire.
Markforged X7 3D Printer
The Stronger, the Cheaper, the Better: Markforged 3D Printed Parts
What makes Markforged untouchable in the 3D printing industry? Compare surface finishes, heat resistance, and unparalleled part strength through Continuous Fiber Reinforcement at a truly affordable price.
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Online Training: Everything You Need to Know
You might have a few questions about our new online training! Here's everything you need to know before registering for a session.
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Looking Back: GSC’s Top 3 Wins of 2018
Reflect back on the year with us as we take stock of our top accomplishments.
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SOLIDWORKS How-To: Normal To Orientation Trick
Do you know how to orient a model normal to a face but not have the view orientation use default “Y” orientation?
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Online Training Offerings Now Available
We're excited to announce that we're now offering online training for several of our existing courses.
Markforged Authorized Value Added Reseller
Announcing GSC & Markforged 3D Printing Partnership
We're excited to announce that GSC is now an official distributor of Markforged printers.
Digiscope Adapter For The AWB OneSky
Digiscope Adapter For The AWB OneSky
As part of our SOLIDWORKS 2019 Rollout events, GSC gave away OneSky telescopes from Astronomers Without Borders - and now I've redesigned my digiscope adapter to work with them.
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SOLIDWORKS How-To: Create Virtual Sharps in Sketches
Place a point in a sketch that represents the location of 2 lines intersecting - creating a virtual sharp (not a shared a point).
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SOLIDWORKS How-To: Reorient an Imported Part
See how you can easily fix orientations on imported parts through the Move / Copy body function.
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SOLIDWORKS How-To: Add Relations with Shared Sketch Endpoints
Less clicks means less time sketching. Learn how sketch relationships can be quickly added by the press of a button.
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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Bill of Materials (BOM) Enhancements
Get convenient, quick explanations on all things BOM - detailed previews in expanded views, easy exports to Excel, and other enhancements.
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SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler for PDF Creation
Gain helpful tips on how to use SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler to create PDFs from SOLIDWORKS files.
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SOLIDWORKS How-To: Change a Component Color in a Drawing View
Walk through this how-to on changing a component color in a drawing.
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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Subscription Benefits You Might Not Know About
Refresh yourself on included benefits and support when you implement SOLIDWORKS 2019 for your production.
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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 9 New Features for Design to Manufacture
SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces new features to help you streamline interactions with manufacturers, enhance user controls, increase productivity, and more.
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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in Distributed Data Management
SOLIDWORKS 2019 includes a number of new features to its PDM, Manage, and EXALEAD offerings. 
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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in ECAD
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019 introduces a number of new features and enhancements to help you streamline your processes and work faster. 
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SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in Simulation
If you're eagerly anticipating the SOLIDWORKS 2019 - Simulation features and enhancements, we've compiled a list of the top 10. Start picking your favorite features now...
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SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part IV: Wire or Bus Entry
We can join a bus with 2 different methods, "bus entry" or "wire." Note the difference and use the best one for you!
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)
SOLIDWORKS 2019 is Out of This World
The latest release of SOLIDWORKS is out of this world, and we can't wait to show it to you!
SOLIDWORKS 2019: Top 10 New Features in 3D CAD
SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D CAD is here, and we can’t wait to show you all the new capabilities! As always, the 2019 release contains hundreds of new, user-driven enhancements, everything from Mesh Modeling to Large Assemblies. See the top 10 enhancements below.  TOP 10 NEW FEATURES IN SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D CAD  Mesh Modeling Opens Up New Design Possibilities…
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Camp 3D 2018: 3 Things the Kids Taught the Teacher
Thoughts on what the kids taught me as I conducted Camp 3D! in 2018.
PCB Training Camp Part III
SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part III: Fundamentals
Part III of this series highlights the fundamentals you'll use every day in SOLIDWORKS PCB!
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New SOLIDWORKS Tricks Series: Sketching Enhancements
Continuing in our exploration of recent (and not-so-recent) enhancements to SOLIDWORKS, this time we turn our attention to sketching.
PCB Training Camp Part II
SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part II: IPC Compliant Footprint Wizard
Check out the fancy footwork of the IPC Compliant Footprint wizard in SOLIDWORKS PCB
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How to Link a Bill of Materials to a View in SOLIDWORKS
Learn how to link a drawing view to a Bill of Materials and why this can be important.
PCB Training Camp Part 1
SOLIDWORKS PCB Rookie Camp Part I: Schematic Symbol Wizard
Learn how to link a drawing view to a Bill of Materials and why this can be important.
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How to: Update the Company Logo in a SOLIDWORKS Drawings
Need to update your logo on all your SOLIDWORKS drawings? Here's how, whether originally linked or not linked.
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What IS the Best CPU for SOLIDWORKS?
There seems to be a fair amount of confusion with regard to computer CPUs and SOLIDWORKS performance. I'm here to clear that all up.
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GSC Partners with EAA & SOLIDWORKS for Third Year
For the third consecutive year, GSC has partnered with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS to provide EAA members free access to the SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit – EAA Maker Edition. As the official SOLIDWORKS partner of the EAA, GSC’s technical experts will be on-hand in the Homebuilder’s Hangar at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 23-29, to discuss…
How to Use a Shared Material Database in SOLIDWORKS
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone on your team could use the same material library? Follow these simple steps, and you'll have your own database used by your entire team.
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SOLIDWORKS Settings: How to Use Software OpenGL
Software OpenGL is a SOLIDWORKS setting that will tell SOLIDWORKS to emulate OpenGL on its own without using graphics card driver's OpenGL support. Learn why it exists.
MySOLIDWORKS Portal
Technical Support FAQ: Online Licensing
Still have some questions about SOLIDWORKS online licensing or just need more information? We have the answers you need.
3D Interconnect IT Plus
New SOLIDWORKS Tricks Series: Quicker Assembly Modeling
Just incorporating a few recent enhancements to SOLIDWORKS can help you put together assemblies quicker than ever before.
You can't do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.
9 Design Inspiration Quotes to Help Inspire Innovation
Today’s designers stand on the shoulders of the giants who came before them. To help inspire your next innovation, I've gathered my favorite quotes on design, innovation, and the tools designers use.
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Quickly Delete Surface Holes In SOLIDWORKS
It's easy to remove gaps and voids on imported surfaces with a few simple tools in SOLIDWORKS.
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Optimizing Thor’s Hammer with Simulation
We were able to find the flaws in Mjölnir's current design using Abaqus to conduct Finite Element Analysis studies. Then, we optimized the design using Tosca's Topology Optimization tool to reduce the hammer's volume and shift the natural frequency.
Top 7 Favorite Professional Development Books
Top 7 Favorite Professional Development Books
Continuous learning plays an essential role to your future success. There’s several ways you can invest in yourself such as reading industry blogs, attending webinars, and enrolling in comprehensive training. Or, it could be as simple as reading a book.
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Customizing SOLIDWORKS: Making it Work for You
SOLIDWORKS offers a number of ways to customize the software to make it faster to access the tools you use the most.
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10 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Teenager to Camp 3D!
Is it possible to learn and have fun at the same time? According to last year’s GSC Camp 3D! attendees, the answer is a resounding…YES!
MySOLIDWORKS Portal
Gain More Flexibility With SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing
Have you ever wanted to work from home only to realize you forgot to deactivate your SOLIDWORKS License? Been there, done that - but, no more.
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SOLIDWORKS 2018: Sketch Mirror Enhancements
SOLIDWORKS 2018 has some great enhancements for mirroring in both 2D and 3D sketches.
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SOLIDWORKS 2018: Bounding Box Function Now Available in Any Part
In SOLIDWORKS 2018 we can create a Bounding Box for any part, not just weldments.
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Back by Popular Demand: Camp 3D! Returns Summer 2018
Back by popular demand, GSC will bring back its educational outreach program for students in grades 7-12 -- Camp 3D!
IDEA Competition Scoring
The Future is STEM: Judging the IDEA Regional Design Competition
Don’t let anyone tell you there’s “something wrong with kids these days!”
SOLIDWORKS Machinery
Best Practices for SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis
SOLIDWORKS motion analysis uses the assembly mates along with part contacts and a robust physics-based solver to accurately determine the physical movements of an assembly under load. But, how do you know if you’re making the most out of this powerful tool?
Wrap Offset Curve in SOLIDWORKS
Top 10 Favorite Features in SOLIDWORKS 2018
Our technical experts have each selected their favorite features in SOLIDWORKS 2018.
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GSC Earns Elite 190 Club Award for 14th Consecutive Year
GSC honored to received "Elite 190 Club Award" from Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. for the 14th consecutive year.
SOLIDWORKS Training and Exam Prep
SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Benefit: Free Certification Exams!
Learn how to access your SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service added benefit - vouchers for free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams.
SOLIDWORKS Roadmap
SOLIDWORKS Installation Roadmap
When installing SOLIDWORKS for the first-time or updating to a new software version, there are several things to consider to ensure your installation goes smoothly. We're here to help you along the way.
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Join Us for GSC Expert Sessions at SOLIDWORKS World 2018
With SOLIDWORKS World 2018 just days away, the excitement is building at GSC! Two of our experts will also share their SOLIDWORKS knowledge with attendees as presenters for three sessions.
Dieter Rams
Design Inspiration – Less Is More: Dieter Rams
Taking design inspiration from Dieter Rams and his Ten Principles for Good Design.
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Technical Support FAQ: Upgrading SOLIDWORKS
Upgrading SOLIDWORKS installations is generally straightforward, but there are different approaches to the upgrade based on your situation.
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Upgrading Santa’s Sleigh with SOLIDWORKS
Envious of all the new vehicle comfort and safety features, Mrs. Claus decided to upgrade Santa’s sleigh just in time for Christmas.
How to Become a SOLIDWORKS Superhero [e-book]
Most superheroes discover their new found superpowers after a freak accident, but not you.
Benefits of Virtual Simulation Over Hand Calculations [White Paper]
Learn why best-in-class companies are turning to virtual simulation over hand calculations and physical prototyping.
PDM Professional API, What’s New in 2018
With each year’s rollout of SOLIDWORKS, what’s new in the API often gets overlooked or relegated to footnotes, so it is about time to have an entire series of blog posts on what is new in the API for the SOLIDWORKS product line. Add custom tabs to a PDM vault view in Windows Explorer This…
Strategies for Data Migration Between CAD Systems
Migrating to a new CAD system can seem complex, but it comes down to managing two things: data and people.
Larger Version - Kids at Chicago Summer Camp
What Did You Do on YOUR Summer Vacation?
Ah, those hazy, lazy days of summer. No school. Family vacations. Swimming pools. Warm nights and the sensory medley of fresh-mown grass, fireflies, and cicadas.
SOLIDWORKS 2018 Screenshot
Say Goodbye to Import Diagnostics with SOLIDWORKS 2018
SOLIDWORKS 2018 is loaded with awesome new features, including improvements to its popular 3D Interconnect functionality.
SOLIDWORKS Premiere Explore the Power and Performance of SOLIDWORKS 2018
SOLIDWORKS 2018 is Here! See the New Features
From a more intuitive user interface to improved sheet metal design tools, many of the new enhancements and improvements were added based on your requests.
Break Out of the Bubble
Break Out of the Bubble: Changing CAD Systems is Easier Than You Think [e-book]
Do you feel like you’re in an ocean of SOLIDWORKS resources and talent, yet you’re enveloped in a bubble by your MCAD system? Stop letting your system prevent you from leveraging the resources and talent around you.
Analysis Parameters
Troubleshoot Meshing with SOLIDWORKS Geometry Analysis Tool
Use the SOLIDWORKS Geometry Analysis tool to determine areas in your model that might cause meshing problems.
Solar Binoculars
Designed in SOLIDWORKS: Solar Filters for Binoculars
Create your own solar filters for binoculars using SOLIDWORKS and a 3D printer, and get a close-up view of the August 21 solar eclipse.
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SAS Forks – Simulation Success Story
When SAS Forks experienced an issue with a prototype of their EXTREME Auto Processor, they turned to SOLIDWORKS Simulation to identify and correct the deficiency in the design.
3D Printed Digiscope
Capture the Stars with SOLIDWORKS
With SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys, you can conquer any design challenge -- even when they're personal.
SolidWorks Computer
GSC, SOLIDWORKS, & EAA Partnership Delivers SOLIDWORKS to Members
GSC has again partnered with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS to offer EAA members free access to the SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit- EAA Maker Edition.
SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts
Function Better: Shift to SOLIDWORKS Keyboard Shortcuts
Do you want to work faster in SOLIDWORKS? Then, look no further than the SOLIDWORKS keyboard shortcuts.
Hardware Recommendations
What is the Best Computer Hardware for SOLIDWORKS?
The answer to this question varies somewhat on the type of things you design, but mostly the variability comes from time – as in, its passage.
Who Needs Mesh Controls Anyway?
Optimize the quality of your mesh with the global mesh settings.
3D Interconnect Sheet Metal
Using SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect with Sheet Metal Parts
The new 3D Interconnect functionality introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is useful when working with a variety of native non-SOLIDWORKS files, including parts that are ultimately sheet metal in nature.
Video Collage of GSC Experts
Experience All the Benefits of a Complete 3D Design Solution
To learn more about the features in SOLIDWORKS Premium, see what our experts have to say.
GSC Named 2016 Germantown Business of the Year
GSC is honored to be recognized as the 2016 Business of the Year by the Germantown Chamber of Commerce.
Electrical Shortcuts
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017: Data Files Shortcut
When using data file shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017, all of your reference documentation can now be a live link that stays up to date.
Dave Vedder, Bob Roth, Monica Sanz, Jeff Setzer, Cheryl Schneider
5 Best Practices for Successful Product Development & Innovation
Successful product development and innovation goes far beyond designing something you think is cool.
Connection Dots
SOLIDWORKS Electrical: Connection Dots
No need to lament any further over missed connections, thanks to these SOLIDWORKS Electrical new features.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Checklists To help you get started with Simulation, Flow, Motion, and Plastics
SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Getting Started
Those new to SOLIDWORKS Simulation tend to look for the “easy” button. While the software can be easy to use, if it knew exactly what we wanted and how to do it we’d likely be out of jobs.
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SOLIDWORKS 2017: Wrap Feature
Watch and learn how to use the new and improved wrap feature in SOLIDWORKS 2017.
Magnetic Mates Video Still
SOLIDWORKS 2017: Magnetic Mates
SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduces magnetic mates, a real game-changer when working with large assemblies.
Elite 190 Club Award
We Have the Best Customers, Hands Down
It’s because of you that we get to do what we love – serving our customers and helping fuel your success. And, because of you, GSC was honored to receive the “Elite 190 Club Award” from Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. for the 13th consecutive year.
Mouse Gestures
5 Habits Of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users
We all get busy and when you're rushing to get a job completed, it's easy to form some bad SOLIDWORKS habits along the way. We polled some of our power users to see what helped them break the bad habits and increase their efficiency in SOLIDWORKS.
Top 5 Best Practices for a Seamless CAD Implementation - GSC
Top 5 Best Practices for a Seamless CAD Implementation
Over my 37+ years in manufacturing, I have overseen several CAD system implementations and optimizations within a global environment. Some have gone smoother than others, but I’ve learned a lot of great lessons along to help you get the most value out of your CAD system.
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SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect: Seamless Collaboration Between CAD Platforms
3D Interconnect is a revolutionary technology that allows a SOLIDWORKS user to directly open files and use models from other native CAD systems in their native format.
Stress Analysis on Pliers
The General Process of Fatigue Analysis
Running a fatigue analysis is becoming a growing trend in mechanical parts and assemblies.
SOLIDWORKS Assembly Example and removing material process
Removing Interfering Material In A SOLIDWORKS Assembly
From my product designer’s perspective, one of the most useful functions in a 3D solid modeler such as SOLIDWORKS is the ability to check for potential interferences in their still-virtual assembly.
Align Sketch Tool SOLIDWORKS Screenshot
Use SOLIDWORKS Align Sketch Tool to Move Underdefined Sketch Elements to the Origin
While production models should generally have fully defined sketches, sometimes you just want to make all the elements in an underdefined sketch move to the origin, such as when working with imported or copied geometry. There is an easy way to do this in SOLIDWORKS, you just have to know where to look.
Excel Automation Template
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Time Savers
These SOLIDWORKS Electrical tips will save you time over the long haul.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical: The Ins & Outs of Connection Labels
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Connection Labels may just make you feel a little more like MacGyver. That is, if he had access to a Swiss Army knife instead of a wad of gum and a paper clip.
SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager Pop Up
SOLIDWORKS: Installation Manager Cannot Find Required Source Files
A common hurdle to a repair or update of the SOLIDWORKS application is a failure of the Installation manager to locate the source files that were used to install the application.
Calculation Control Options Window
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 4
Let's talk about how to use adaptive mesh in Part 4 of our SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation series.
Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 3
Let's talk about how to use initial mesh in Part 3 of our SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation series.
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 2
Let's talk about how to use basic mesh in Part 2 of our SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulations series.
SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar and Extrude Features
SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar Quick Tip: Adding Feature Tools to Your Sketch Shortcut Bar
Here's a quick tip to help you customize your SOLIDWORKS Sketch Shortcut Bar with tools outside of the normal grouping.
Custom Coordinate System - SOLIDWORKS
How to Export Using a Custom Coordinate System in SOLIDWORKS
CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS and CAM systems use different directions for defining coordinate systems. The result is, when a model is exported from SOLIDWORKS and imported to a CAM system, the model comes up in the CAM system in the "wrong" orientation. The good news is there's a simple fix!
How to Use Meshing in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Part 1
Welcome to Part 1 of our four-part SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation series! In Part 1, we'll take a closer look at the basics and stages of Flow Simulation. 
Electrical Shortcuts
SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017: Propagate Data to Connected Objects
A powerful numbering scheme in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2017

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