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Medical Device Advancements with 3D Printing | Waltham, MA

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Smart Products & Design for the Internet of Things

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by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, October 16, 2018
If you’ve worked in business you’ve probably heard that it’s important to “fail fast,” but what exactly does this mean? It certainly doesn’t mean that your business should fail quickly, or you should fire an employee at the first sign of trouble. Instead, “failing fast,” should be about embracing small ...
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SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019: New Security Settings and More

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, October 16, 2018
SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019 (Model Based Definition) is a powerful solution that enables designers and manufacturers to create and communicate critical design information via the model. SOLIDWORKS 2019 adds support for sheet metal annotations and bend notes can now be automatically inserted directly onto a components flat patt...
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Deleting Already Used Workflows and States in SOLIDWORKS PDM

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by: Lindsay Early Monday, October 15, 2018
If you’re a SOLIDWORKS PDM Administrator, you have most likely run into this issue: You need to change your workflow but if you try to delete a workflow state and save you get the dreaded message “The workflow was successfully saved but some states could not be deleted since there are files that are or have been in...
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What’s New in eDrawings | SOLIDWORKS 2019

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by: Angelle Erickson Friday, October 12, 2018
eDrawings is an excellent tool for viewing CAD models and now gets even more valuable in 2019. eDrawings 2019 now supports several new CAD file formats. Parasolid, Solid Edge, Acis, JT, and NX files are now supported for viewing making eDrawings your go-to choice for CAD file viewing. Viewing configuration data has...
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SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D Markup: A Better Way to Communicate Design Ideas

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Good communication among design stakeholders is essential to any successful design process. SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces a brand new way to communicate your design ideas by enabling you to add markups directly to parts and assemblies when using a touch device with the release of  SOLIDWORKS 2019 3D Markup. For ex...
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How to Leverage SOLIDWORKS Inspection & SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (Part 1)

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by: Tom Starks Monday, October 8, 2018
Just say you use SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional to manage your 3D CAD revision control process and you recently purchased SOLIDWORKS Inspection for your Quality team. In order to start leveraging SOLIDWORKS Inspection and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional with your inspection process, you must first understand that planning is ...
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Manufacturing Day 2018

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by: Angelle Erickson Friday, October 5, 2018
Happy Manufacturing Day 2018! Celebrated this year on October 5th, 2018, manufacturers everywhere are recognized for their achievements to streamline and challenge the modern world. With the rise of Industry 4.0 (or the Fourth Industrial Revolution) manufacturers are continuing to bring new products and ideas to life t...
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How to Make a Sphere in SOLIDWORKS

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by: Sean O'Neill Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Historically, whenever I’ve taught our SOLIDWORKS Essentials training class, I’ve imparted to following advice: Let’s start simple and let’s start with the basics. Oh, but you design airplanes? Dredging systems? Floor plans? To me, it doesn’t really matter. You can’t skip steps. If you start out small, you ...
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Jigs and Fixtures: Changing the Factory Floor with 3D Printing

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by: Lisa Hannon Monday, October 1, 2018
As we move deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0), it becomes increasingly important that companies adopt new technology and innovate - or risk getting left behind. From automotive and aerospace to medical and consumer goods, industries have changed the way they work to create smarter and more e...
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Installing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Server

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by: Heather Dawe Thursday, September 27, 2018
If you have SOLIDWORKS Professional or SOLIDWORKS Premium then you have access to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. To install the SOLIDWORKS PDM server you will need to install the SOLIDWORKS Database Server, the SOLIDWORKS Archive Server, and a Microsoft SQL Express server/instance. In this blog, I provide a step-by-step tuto...
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Installing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client

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by: Heather Dawe Monday, September 24, 2018
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional both use the SOLIDWORKS Installation manager to install the client portion of the software. This blog will walk you through the SOLIDWORKS PDM client installation and creating a vault view. Let’s get started. Installing the client software The SOLIDWORKS P...
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How to Scale in SOLIDWORKS

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by: Sean O'Neill Friday, September 21, 2018
Say you just modeled a sheet metal bracket and it has a couple of cuts and some flanges on its end. Now you have to make another one that is exactly twice as large as well as another that is half the current size. How would one accomplish this? Well, just like all things in SOLIDWORKS there are multiple ways to do so....
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