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SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 3.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 3.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.SOLIDWORKS.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

– Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SOLIDWORKS Technical Support at evis@SOLIDWORKS.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.

Fixing Diameter Symbol Displaying As MOD-DIAM instead of ø in SOLIDWORKS

I have seen that lot of people are having issues where symbols have changed to the scripts instead of display as symbols specially the Diameter symbol which instead of showing as ø, show up as <MOD-DIAM>.

Diameter Symbol as MOD-DIAM

OR even getting error message for missing Gtol.sym file.

Missing Gtol.sym File

Where as this is the correct behavior.

Correct Display

So let’s talk about different options to fix it.

1. Save and close all active files in SOLIDWORKS and restart it. This should fix the issue.

2. If you’re seeing the issue again then make sure there is no another instance/session of hidden SOLIDWORKS running in the background (could be a session that didn’t closed completely).

3. If 1 and 2 doesn’t help then either Gtol.sym file is missing OR corrupted.

For system running versions older than 2014, make sure that Gtol.sym is under C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp 20XX\SOLIDWORKS\lang\English folder (path may vary in different version of SOLIDWORKS but make sure it located under \SOLIDWORKS\lang\English folder).

For versions 2014 and above, the default path is C:\Program Data*\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS Corp 20XX\lang\English folder but you can opt for any folder location and map the path under Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Symbol Library File. In case there are multiple users, once can place the file in a common place that everyone can access.

Setting File Location

Program Data is a hidden folder by default. So make sure you’ve “Show Hidden Files, Folder, drives” checked as shown below.

Program Data Folder

 

In case you’re unable to find the file in the location mentioned above then you can copy it from different machine OR download here and copy to your machine in appropriate folder. Further make sure that you’ve mapped the file path correctly under Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Symbol Library File

SOLIDWORKS Macro: Open Model From Active Drawing

Open Model from Active Drawing

Name/Size: Open Model From Active Drawing 31k
Version/Date: 1.0 03/27/2015
Programmer/Copyright: Deepak Gupta www.gupta9665.com
Description: Macro to open/activate part/assembly model from current active drawing similar to open part/assembly option when you click on a view. The macro will open model being referenced by first view.

All macros will be updated/made for SOLIDWORKS 2015. In case you’re running a different version then update/correct the macro reference as suggested here (don’t worry on the fact that video is for fixing missing library error but check the process to update your macro library) : Fix-Update SOLIDWORKS Macro References

SW Certification T-Shirts

Show Off your SOLIDWORKS Skills with these cool Certification T-Shirts

SOLIDWORKS certifications can be used as a benchmark to measure your knowledge and competency with SOLIDWORKS software. Earning a SOLIDWORKS certification helps you stand out among your peers.

Now you can stand out even more with a shirt that shows everyone that you are indeed SOLIDWORKS Certified.These high quality shirts feature a high quality embroidered certification logo on a Dark heather 50/50 Cotton/Poly blend t-shirts.

SW Certification T-Shirts

Pick up out of CSWA, CSWP, or CSWE shirts which suits your style and skills.

CSWA T-Shirt

CSWP T-Shirt

CSWE T-Shirt

All you need to do is select your certification level, enter your certificate ID number, and then place your order. With just $20 price, only one shirt is limited to buy per order.

SW Certification T-Shirts

Get SOLIDWORKS Certified today and grab one of these cool T-Shirts!!

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 is available for download!

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 is available for download

This service pack is available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.solidworks.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update. For a listing of SPR’s fixed in this Service Pack, click here.

P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

BOXX “Break Up” Video Contest, Will Award New Workstation

BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems, today announced that they will award a new APEXX 2 overclocked workstation to the winner of a BOXX-sponsored video contest entitled “Break Up.” Timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day but continuing until March 20, 2015, the international contest requires users of competing workstations and PCs to submit a sixty second video detailing why they would like to break-up with their current system and “fall in love with BOXX.”

BOXX-BreakUp

It’s a fun contest, but educational as well,” said Chris Morley, BOXX Senior Product Marketing Manager. “We’re asking users to document on video how their current computer is negatively impacting their workflow and what a new APEXX 2 could mean for their business. We expect a lot of funny, creative, and informative submissions, with the winner receiving a new APEXX 2.”

Featuring an overclocked, four-core, 4.5Ghz Intel Core i7 processor, professional NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, and 240GB Solid State Drive, the compact, liquid-cooled, APEXX 2 is ideal for Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, and Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, as well as other frequency bound software applications.

In a light-hearted commercial, BOXX asks creative professionals if they are in an “unhealthy relationship” with their workstation, and in keeping with the failed romance theme, adds, “If your system is slow, unresponsive, and lacking in support, it’s dragging you down. You’re frustrated, constantly fighting about the same old problems, and of course, you have trust issues. The romance is over and there’s no room for compromise in this relationship.” Submissions, judged by a panel of BOXX experts, will be evaluated on “creativity, ingenuity, and style.” Within sixty days of receiving their new BOXX workstation, the contest winner will also have an opportunity to win a 24” Samsung SC450 Series LED monitor by submitting a sixty second follow-up video demonstrating how the new APEXX 2 workstation has accelerated his/her workflow and increased productivity.

Break Up contest submissions must be received before March 20, 2015 with the winner being announced on March 31, 2015. For contest rules and details, visit www.boxxtech.com/breakup.

About BOXX Technologies

BOXX is the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems for visual effects, animation, product design, engineering, architectural visualization, and more. Combining record-setting performance, speed, and reliability with unparalleled industry knowledge, BOXX is the trusted choice for creative professionals worldwide. For further information and pricing on BOXX systems, contact a sales consultant in the US at 1-877-877-2699. Learn more about BOXX systems, finance options, and how to contact one of their worldwide resellers, by visiting www.boxxtech.com.

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 EV (Early Visibility) is available for download

SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP 2.0 EV is available for download

This service pack is now available to Subscription Service customers. To download, click here or log into the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal at https://customerportal.SOLIDWORKS.com and click Download Software and Updates to get access to the update.

Also make sure you’re registered for Early Visibility Program*

For registering for Early Visibility Program, log into your SOLIDWORKS Portal account, go to my profile and select the option “Notify me for EV (Early Visibility) access” under My Preferences.

*P.S: Login required for access. Full access requires an active Subscription Service contract.

Notes:

– Performance reporting is turned on for EV releases.
– Report critical problems to SOLIDWORKS Technical Support at evis@SOLIDWORKS.com
– The full version is scheduled 3-4 weeks after the EV version and is subject to change without notice.