Announcing SolidPractices for all SOLIDWORKS Customers on Subscription

In today’s information age, many software users expect instant access to unambiguous and helpful product and support information. Much of the knowledge for the SOLIDWORKS family of products is already documented in the form of Help, Tutorials, and Knowledge Solutions. In addition, there is a distinct knowledge domain of Best Practices, representing existing methodologies and techniques for using the products efficiently.

At SolidWorks, we document these methodologies in a collection of documents called SolidPractices. Representing key customer processes and practices, each SolidPractice has been crafted based on years of proven experience and efficiently yielding the desired results. The SolidPractices program was established on the principle that while every customer’s processes and challenges are unique, the underlying application of technology is similar across organizations.

Today we are announcing the release of first set of these documents as listed below, all available through the online Knowledge Base. We will continue to add more documents to this library for remainder of the year. You can find the SolidPractices document library here.

We look forward to your feedback on these documents and overall program, including your nomination for new topics.

Mechanical Design

Managing SOLIDWORKS Upgrades [S-076254]
Managing Large Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS [S-076063]


Electrical Design

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Installation  [S-076283]

Understanding SOLIDWORKS Electrical Core Connectivity [S-076481]


Data Management

Searching in SOLIDWORKS PDM [S-076224]
SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Architecture [S-076233]

Integrating SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and Autodesk® Inventor®   [S-076291]

Managing AutoCAD® Mechanical Data in SOLIDWORKS PDM   [S-076296]



Thermal Management using Electronics Cooling Module [S-076289]

Bolt Connectors Technical Definition, Tips and Tricks [S-076242]
Simulation Data Management [S-076235]

Modeling Nonlinear Problems  [S-076382]



SOLIDWORKS Data Import and Composer Update Functionality [S-076341]

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Gagan Ahuja

Gagan Ahuja

Gagan has served in CAX/PDM/PLM industry for over 20 years with primary focus in Field Enablement and Global Technical Account Management. As a strong advocate of engineering process automation, Gagan works closely with global corporations as well as channel partners to ensure their success with DS SOLIDWORKS’ solutions.