Articles by Tim Newton

Articles by Tim Newton

Tim is an NDSU graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering who has been immersed in the world of SOLIDWORKS for over 18 years. He’s passionate about the design process and shortening the development cycle by using cutting edge software tools. Tim is a recipient of the Elite AE award, the highest level of technical achievement, demonstrating ability in all products. On the weekend, you'll find Tim camping somewhere or at the track drag racing.
How to Troubleshoot SOLIDWORKS Issues With Safe Mode

How to Troubleshoot SOLIDWORKS Issues With Safe Mode

Having problems with SOLIDWORKS like crashing, hanging, failing to start or performing poorly?  Use Safe Mode to overcome problems and help identify the cause.

May 14, 2021
Advanced SIMULIA Simulation Capabilities Now Available

Advanced SIMULIA Simulation Capabilities Now Available

SOLIDWORKS Simulation has powerful structural and thermal capabilities and puts them in the hands of everyday designers and engineers directly through the SOLIDWORKS interface. This allows them to quickly iterate through model variations while in the design or conceptual phase and select the best variant. There is a wide range of SOLIDWORKS Simulation capabilities and a super easy-to-use interface making it simple to learn and apply to your model.

July 23, 2020
8 New Year’s Resolutions to Becoming a Better Engineer

8 New Year’s Resolutions to Becoming a Better Engineer

Want to improve your skills as a designer and engineer? Check out these 8 tips to start the new year off right and boost your knowledge.
January 3, 2020

Demystifying SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM API - Part 1

API Stands for “Application Programming Interface”.  The EPDM API allows a programmer to hook directly into EPDM to automate just about anything you can dream up. It is possible to create the perception of new functionality into the software that does not exist today.  For example, let’s say we want to rename a file in EPDM but we realize that we have a field on the data card that is linked to the file name when the file was originally created.  If we renamed the file, we would then need to check out the file and update that new name in the data card field.  One could use the API to automatically update the field in the file data card so the user is able to do this in one operation.   Either method gets the job done, but automating it via the API makes sure the data card gets updated and also reduces the chance of human error.

February 24, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Utilities I: Feature Paint

SOLIDWORKS Utilities is a set of tools that lets you examine in detail the geometry of a solid model, and make comparisons to other models. All SOLIDWORKS Utilities require SOLIDWORKS Professional.

July 18, 2014