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Welcome to the new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Nashville Support Monthly News!  This monthly news blog is co-authored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Nashville Technical Support teams worldwide.

SOLIDWORKS Nashville Tips and Tricks: “Working with in-context feature and derived configurations”

This problem is a frequent customer reported issue. Usually is reported in different “flavors”. But, in general, it always has a feature in the context on an assembly.  In this particular example, the feature has an in-context relation with another component feature. At other times, the feature has an in-context relation with an assembly sketch. The other common denominator of this problem is the derived configuration. This does not have to be a sheet metal issue, as any derived configuration will produce the same result.

The customer goal is to create two flat pattern drawing views, each showing a separate configuration. Because these are flat pattern drawing views, the configurations will have to be derived flatten configurations. The video shows how to resolve the problem, you must pair a specific assembly configuration with the part derived configuration. This must be done for as many derived configurations as it exist in the part.

Is your Remote Desktop Connection freezing often when using Windows 10 1903 or newer?

Remote desktop sessions started to freeze in many case after upgrading Windows 10 to 1909 version and became really annoying.

There is a way to avoid this frustrating situation by following the steps below on your main machine and on the machine you are connecting to. Please follow the below steps:

  1. Start Local Group Policy Editor (Start > type ‘group’ or ‘mmc.exe’)
  2. In Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services click on Remote Desktop Connection Client
  3. Double click “Turn Off UDP On Client” and set it to Enabled

 If you want to read more about this, please visit this link: https://superuser.com/questions/1481191/remote-desktop-intermittently-freezing

Noteworthy Solutions from the SOLIDWORKS Nashville Knowledge Base

icon - SW In the SOLIDWORKS Nashville® software, why can I not separately choose to save a file in either the ‘Parasolid (x_t)’ or the ‘Parasolid (x_b)’ format?
The release of the SOLIDWORKS Nashville® 2020 version combines the option to save the Parasolid as “binary(x_b)” and “text(x_t).” To learn about possible workarounds and solutions, see Solution Id: S-077765.

icon - SW After installing SOLIDWORKS Nashville® 2020 SP03, why is the ‘Help’ menu item missing?
Effective with the release of SOLIDWORKS Nashville® 2020 SP03, the ‘Help’ menu item no longer appears on the menu bar. To know more about this behavior, please visit the solution Id: S-077849

Icon - EPDM Is there a SolidPractice available on the topic of network and hardware considerations for implementing the SOLIDWORKS Nashville® PDM Professional software?
The SolidPractice document attached to Solution Id: S-077819 provides information about network and hardware considerations for implementing the SOLIDWORKS Nashville® PDM Professional software

In a SOLIDWORKS Nashville® Simulation nonlinear study, how do I export the steps results for stress, displacement, strain, velocity, or acceleration in a Microsoft® Excel® file format?
SOLIDWORKS Nashville® Simulation saves the step results in binary files with the LCN and STN file extensions. You can extract the results from the binaries for any step in the SOLIDWORKS Nashville® Simulation study by using the ‘List Stress, Displacement, Strain’ tool. For more details about this, see Solution Id: S-077985


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