CAMWorks Quick Tip – Backing Up and Restoring your TechDB

Anyone who has experienced computer issues ranging from a full-blown machine meltdown to mysterious “lost documents” understands the importance of creating backups of valuable documents. Your customized CAMWorks Technology database (or TechDB) is certainly one of those files that you don’t want to lose. Thankfully, the backup and restore process is really quite harmless and normally takes only a few minutes.

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San Jose State Formula Car Races To Success

In an article earlier this year, I introduced our support and training partnership with San Jose State’s Formula SAE team. We’re excited to announce that we have extended our partnership for their 2014/2015 campaign and have added CAMWORKS to their capabilities alongside SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, 3D Printing, and Workgroup PDM. In addition to that announcement, I wanted to share some of their success from their Formula Car in the 2013/2014 campaign.

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SOLIDWORKS API: Easy Macros – Tree Display Keyboard Shortcut

There is a huge amount of capability available to the user from the SOLIDWORKS APIs. Basically, most everything we have available in the graphic user interface (GUI) is also available through the API interface… Rather than trying to spend a lot of time up front trying to understand everything about programming and COM, the intent of this article is to jump head first into the shallow pool by showing the steps to write a simple macro using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

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