Asepsis - Get rid of those annoying .DS_Store

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.DS_Store (short for Desktop Services Store) is a hidden file with a proprietary format created by OS X to store custom attributes of a folder such as the position of icons or the choice of a background image.

By default, Finder creates a .DS_Store file in every folder that it accesses, even folders on remote systems (for example, folders shared over an SMB or AFP connection). This is in contrast with the previous versions of Finder, which would merely place a number of invisible files at the root of the volume being accessed, always storing the settings and metadata for all of the folders in the entire volume within this single set of files.

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SolidWorks OpenGL & RealView on MacOS Parallels

Not that I am enjoying it much, but for a few years I’ve been using a MacBook for my SolidWorks projects.
I never been a fan of Bootcamp since rebooting the computer in Windows really interrupts my work. I’m also using FileVault and BitLocker encryption and this is preventing me from transferring between the OS partitions… not so professional in 2015 to use a USB drive to move files around your own computer, right?
For these reasons and some others I’m running SolidWorks on a Windows 7 Virtual Machine: Parallels

With Parallels there is a perfect integration and communication between the two OS (even with encryption enabled), there’s no need to stop any of the activity you are doing to switch to Windows and of course Retina display is well supported.
Right after the installation SolidWorks will run smoothly enough, but there are a few tricks that will give you a better experience.


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