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The obvious... SolidWorks vs. SpaceClaim. Your thoughts. 6 Replies

So wondering. Do you think these products compliment each other?

Started by Josh Mings. Last reply by Richard Williams Dec 20, 2009.

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Comment by Lenny Bucholz on November 14, 2011 at 7:18am

for Tom Gostola,

SolidWorks Student 2010-2011 is SW2010, the first years dictates the SW release.

Educational\Student versions are a version behind the commercial.

Comment by anna k on April 20, 2011 at 7:52pm
Done with college soon. And my part time crappy job turned me down for a design engineering internship. Their loss, probably wouldn't have even paid me. 15.00..they said i was not qualified enough. They never let me touch keyboard. lol Anymore training would be overkill. Was looking forward to being on top. With a big chair. Someday i'll be in the desgining room.
Comment by Vince Johnson on April 18, 2011 at 11:29am



I found this cool link to help you find the right graphics card drivers for your SolidWorks experience. May help some of you optimize your experience.Type in your computers specs and they will give you the best drivers for SolidWorks.



Comment by anna k on April 1, 2011 at 3:38pm
well you guys  novedge lost my business on the soildworks edu. ver... tryed to buy another yr and would work webpage problems so i had to order from somewere else. but i tried over and over.
Comment by Vince Johnson on February 28, 2011 at 1:40pm

For anyone interested in attending a SolidWorks User Group meeting there are a bunch to choose from. Check them out and see if there is one upcoming near you.

Meetings will be update frequently so don't worry if there isn't one in your area at this time.


Click here for the list.

Comment by Vince Johnson on February 22, 2011 at 10:28am

Hey everyone,

Here is a list of hidden commands that are undocumented or under-documented in the help or tutorials. Let me know if they are helpful to you. Click here for the list.



Comment by Vince Johnson on February 16, 2011 at 10:01am

SolidWorks users,


On the SolidWorks website I saw they have recently put up tutorials to help anyone learn the software better.

Check it out here and let me know if it helped you.




Comment by Tom Gostola on January 26, 2011 at 3:25pm

I am using the 2010-2011 SolidWorks Student Edition.  I routinely run across the need to say which year's version of SolidWorks I am using, where they are assuming a commercial version and Student Version is not an option.    I assume the correct answer would be 2010?  Anybody know?

Also I am wanting to get the "Real View" graphics working and am hoping someone there has some experience with this machine.
HP s5220f Slimline
Windows 7, 64 bit
Intel Pentium, Dual Core E5300 @ 2.66 GHz.
640GB Hard drive
220W power supply - would like to not have to upgrade as they are very high priced when made to fit SFF.
PC would require SFF graphics card
PCI Express (1?) or 16
Graphic resource is currently limited and I would like to put in a graphics card which would enable "Real View".  There is for sure, a Dell Inspiron - also slimline with the same internals and I think also a standard size desktop in both HP and Dell with the same internals, if that helps get a line on anything.

Comment by Vince Johnson on January 26, 2011 at 3:11pm


Hey everybody,

It's official, SolidWorks announced today via twitter that it has shipped ONE MILLION student licenses as of today. Congrats to them on their success and let's wish all the students out their learning SolidWorks, good luck with their designs.

Comment by Tom Gostola on January 17, 2011 at 9:51am

Hello everyone,

I'm new here and new to SolidWorks and would be grateful for any help I could get when I hit a snag I can't solve on my own.

Using 2010-2011 Student Version.



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