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Push it Real Good: SOLIDWORKS Animations to SOLIDWORKS Visualize

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by: David Janicki Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Inside of SOLIDWORKS, there are some stellar tools to get you started down the road of photorealistic animations and the ability to push those animations over to SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional. For those new to Visualize, SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional takes the photorealistic rendering of Standard and enhanc...
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How to Make a Cube in SOLIDWORKS

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by: Sean O'Neill Monday, March 18, 2019
Ah, the cube. It’s such a fundamental geometric shape that SOLIDWORKS decided to incorporate it as part of its own logo. It might not be the most exciting shape to create, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? And besides, it doesn’t have to be boring, right? ‘Right’ - on both counts! In this blog post,...
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Maxed Out? Declutter Your Configurations and Equations with DriveWorks Solo

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by: Aaron Winthers Thursday, March 14, 2019
As a SOLIDWORKS user, you likely appreciate how easy it is to create parts and assemblies. But what if you want to make that process even easier? Maybe you’ve noticed that your assembly was pretty much the same, but still a little different, and started to leverage the use of Configurations. “Amazing! Now all I...
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Effective Usage of the SOLIDWORKS PDM File Version Upgrade Tool

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by: Lindsay Early Wednesday, March 13, 2019
So you’ve recently upgraded to SOLIDWORKS PDM but now all of your assemblies are taking forever to open. Why? Isn’t a new version supposed to be better and faster? Well, you’ve upgraded the software version, but not the SOLIDWORKS files. Every time you open models in SOLIDWORKS they will need to be converted to t...
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Take Control of Your SOLIDWORKS Network Licenses Using Options Files

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by: Heather Dawe Monday, March 11, 2019
SOLIDWORKS Network Licenses allow companies to let users share licenses between each other to make better use of the licenses that they own. But sometimes, it can feel a bit like you’re playing tug-of-war.    Let me introduce you to the SOLIDWORKS Network License options file. Options files allow you to control ...
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Fisher Unitech Celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 #BalancedforBetter

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by: Angelle Erickson Friday, March 8, 2019
For over 100 years, March 8th has been recognized as International Women's Day; a day to celebrate the social, cultural, political, and economic achievements of women. No single organization is credited to establishing this tradition, so any institution, party, or person can observe International Women’s Day however ...
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Nano Dimension and the Power of PCB 3D Printing

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by: Lisa Hannon Wednesday, March 6, 2019
In the time of industry 4.0, remaining innovative and evolving quickly is key to manufacturing success, especially when it comes to electronics. Yet manufacturers creating PCBs and other electronic components are often held back by outsourced designs that can delay the design cycle by weeks or even months. To addre...
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SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Recap: Where Possibility Takes Form

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, March 5, 2019
SOLIDWORKS World 2019 kicked off in Dallas, Texas on February 10th to thousands of people from around the world waiting to hear from keynote speakers, attend technical training sessions, and to network with fellow CAD users. In case you weren’t able to make it, here’s a recap of all three general sessions. Let’s ...
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The History of 3D Printing: A 3D Printing Timeline

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by: Lisa Hannon Thursday, February 28, 2019
With the prevalence of 3D printing and its rapid adoption across industries, it’s easy to think that the technology has been around for much longer than it has. In reality, the history of 3D printing dates back to the early 1980s, and in forty years has grown from a new process used by a select few to a mainstream te...
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7 Reasons to Be on (and Stay on) SOLIDWORKS Subscription

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by: James Reeher Wednesday, February 27, 2019
When you purchase a seat of SOLIDWORKS, you have the option to add on the subscription service. SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service includes lots of tools and resources to help you get the most out of your software including upgrades to the latest version, customer support, full access to the customer portal, and allows yo...
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SOLIDWORKS Puts Ringbrothers in the Driver’s Seat to Scale Production and Propel Growth

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by: Christa Prokos Monday, February 25, 2019
In the small town of Spring Green, Wisconsin resides Ringbrothers, an automotive restoration company that has propelled itself to one of the top American car builders. The company was founded by brothers, Jim and Mike Ring, who shared a passion, imagination, and innovation for building cars from a very young age. The b...
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How to Create a Sandbox Vault in SOLIDWORKS PDM

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by: Lindsay Early Thursday, February 21, 2019
It is very important after creating a vault in SOLIDWORKS PDM and going live to not try and make changes on the fly. Any changes should always be tested in a Sandbox vault (or test vault) first before carrying them over to your production vault. The steps it takes to create a Sandbox vault are effortless and you’ll b...
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