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Reduce Product Weight with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

The Alignex Team on June 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

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Reducing product weight and improving performance are key goals in most design projects to minimize costs, and differentiate your products. SOLIDWORKS design optimization allows you to quickly size your design to meet performance needs without using excessive amounts of material. 

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6 Ways SOLIDWORKS Composer Streamlines Your Production Process

The Alignex Team on June 16, 2017 at 8:45 AM

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You put significant time and money into developing your products and want to be sure that they are assembled correctly and quickly on the shop floor. So how do you make sure that your customer's first experience is a good one?

Here are some of the top ways SOLIDWORKS Composer can streamline technical communications at your company:

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Obtaining Your Complimentary Serial Number for Visualize Standard

Mike Dady on June 14, 2017 at 8:20 AM

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize in 2016, SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium subscription customers received a complimentary copy of Visualize Standard. In the 2017 release of SOLIDWORKS, Visualize has been integrated with the SOLIDWORKS Installation Media. As a result of this integration in the SOLIDWORKS install, a new serial number is needed to install Visualize 2017.

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A Complete Guide to Using SOLIDWORKS Rx

Matthew Kusz on June 6, 2017 at 8:45 AM

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The SOLIDWORKS Rx tool allows you to easily capture video and diagnostic information for troubleshooting problems, checking your system performance, and updating your video card driver. It also allows you to run tests and compare your results with fellow SOLIDWORKS users.

By familiarizing yourself with how to use the SOLIDWORKS Rx tool, you'll have the diagnostic tools to communicate and solve any problems you come across. 

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Automatic Cost Estimation without Leaving SOLIDWORKS

The Alignex Team on May 30, 2017 at 11:20 AM

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There are several built-in capabilities of SOLIDWORKS that many customers don’t know about. One of the major ones often overlooked is the SOLIDWORKS costing tool.

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Which SOLIDWORKS Version is Best for You?

The Alignex Team on May 22, 2017 at 3:30 PM

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Whether you’re thinking about taking the leap into the world of SOLIDWORKS for the first time or you’re a SOLIDWORKS user looking for additional functionality, choosing the best SOLIDWORKS version for you can be confusing. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software is available in three packages—Standard, Professional, and Premium—packed with capabilities developed to help you meet your specific business goals.

Let's take a tour of what is offered in each version of SOLIDWORKS and explore what version might be right for you.

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How to Change a SOLIDWORKS Stand-Alone Serial Number

Cristian Arnold on May 4, 2017 at 10:35 AM

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Need to upgrade your stand-alone serial number to a new one or move a stand-alone license to a different computer? Follow these steps on how to change a SOLIDWORKS serial number. These steps must be completed directly on the computer where the serial number is changing.

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SOLIDWORKS Performance Test: How Fast is Your Hardware?

Sam Oanes on April 19, 2017 at 3:10 PM

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Feel like your SOLIDWORKS is running a little slow? Try the SOLIDWORKS Performance Testwhose primary goal is to benchmark how fast your computer can complete SOLIDWORKS-related tasks. 

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Mechanical Integration is a Breeze with SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector

Alyssa Batista on April 11, 2017 at 8:15 AM

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With the help of SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector, MCAD and ECAD design teams can now work together effectively with a single reference for product design. The Connector provides a managed environment for seamless collaboration between SOLIDWORKS PCB and SOLIDWORKS.

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How to Activate and Deactivate SOLIDWORKS to Use on Multiple Computers

Travis Quick on April 5, 2017 at 8:57 AM

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If you are currently using a stand-alone SOLIDWORKS license, you may not be aware that you have the ability to use that license anywhere you have SOLIDWORKS installed! Simply run through the deactivate process on your active system and this will free the license up to be activated on another computer. This allows you to quickly transfer your license from your workstation, to a lab computer, to your home computer or anywhere else you need to run SOLIDWORKS.

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