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Successful Start to SOLIDWORKS Concept to Consumer Tour

by: Madison Bryce Thursday, July 19, 2018
The first stop on the SOLIDWORKS Concept to Consumer tour was a success! July 17th marked the first city of the tour presented by SOLIDWORKS and featuring URB-E kicked off in Detroit, MI. The company URB-E produces compact folding electric vehicles that provide stylish and quick transportation. The event is a compr...
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Enable Collaboration & Streamline Workflow with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Training

by: Christa Prokos  Tuesday, July 17, 2018
In an increasingly digital world, electronics have become a critical part of the way we communicate and get work done. Whether we notice it or not, electrical systems and printed circuit boards surround us every day. In order to meet demand, designers and engineers have to create new products while continuously driv...
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Learn SOLIDWORKS with a Customized SOLIDWORKS Course Guide

by: Rodney Harper Monday, July 16, 2018
SOLIDWORKS training has long been seen as a cost-effective way to strengthen an individual or team’s skills in SOLIDWORKS without placing the time burden of training on more experienced employees. Online SOLIDWORKS courses, in particular, have become popular for offering flexible, expert-led SOLIDWORKS training to us...
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10 Tips for Success: SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams

by: Madison Bryce Friday, July 13, 2018
A SOLIDWORKS certification is the difference between saying you’ve worked with the software and proof of your expertise. I recently completed the process of becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP). In this blog, I will be discussing what the SOLIDWORKS CSWA and ...
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Ask an Expert: What is the Best 3D Scanner For Me?

by: Angelle Erickson Wednesday, July 11, 2018
If you’re looking for the best 3D scanner, you don’t have to look far. Artec 3D scanners bring the best handheld scanning technology to the table with the Artec Eva, Artec Eva Lite, Atec Space Spider, and the soon to be released, Artec Leo. Known for high accuracy, high versatility, and low cost - Artec 3D scanners...
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SOLIDWORKS Concept to Consumer Tour: Coming to a City Near You

by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, July 10, 2018
DS SolidWorks is kicking off their Creation in Motion | A Concept to Consumer Tour in Detroit, Michigan July 17th, 2018.  The Concept to Consumer Tour features key speakers straight from SolidWorks as they take you through an entire project, from concept to consumer while explaining in full depth the entire SOLIDWORKS...
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Know Your Stratasys FDM Materials: ABS, ASA, and PLA

by: Dan Erickson Monday, July 9, 2018
Whether you are considering the purchase of a Stratasys FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printer, or already have one, it’s important to us that it be used to its fullest potential. That means using the right materials in the right application. But if you’re new to the world of Additive Manufacturing, you may fin...
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Simplified Configurations and Working with Large Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS

by: Toby Schnaars Friday, July 6, 2018
Large assemblies in SOLIDWORKS can often be slow to open, slow to save, and slow to work with, and throughout this blog series, we’ve been exploring different options one can take to help with lag, locking up, and wait time. In this blog, we’re going to continue talking about large assemblies that are slow to work ...
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DriveWorks Solo Demonstration: Here’s How it Works

by: Madison Bryce Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Are you constantly creating parts that are similar but also different? If you find yourself performing time-consuming and tedious work of slightly modified parts, you need configurations. SOLIDWORKS has a wide array of options when it comes to design automation. In my previous blog, I demonstrated how to create manual ...
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FIRST Robotics Team “Calumet CoppperBots” Win Michigan State Championship

by: Tajah Rayne Davise Monday, July 2, 2018
The FIRST Robotics program has spent nearly 30 years inspiring young men and women to strive for improvement. Though improvements prove necessary, they are not always easy to achieve because they require hard work, time, and community support. Some FIRST Robotics teams have a rough start due to their location. As the m...
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Edit an STL File in SOLIDWORKS – It’s Easier Than You Think

by: Dan Erickson Friday, June 29, 2018
If you work with 3D Printers regularly, then you know what an STL file is. And you know what a pain they can be to work with. There are some very good STL editors out there, but they tend not to be “parametric” modelers, which can be difficult to use accurately. More importantly, this style of editing can be unfami...
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How 3D Printing Can Change Your Approach to Medical Device Development

by: Rick Gillespie Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Medical 3D printing has come a long way over the past 30 years when Chuck Hull first filed a patent for a 3D printer and eventually spread the technology beyond anything we could have imaged. Since then, medical 3D printing has exploded, and doctors and scientists are using 3D printing for an array of different and lif...
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