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A Game Changer: Using Weldments in SOLIDWORKS

Jackie Yip on November 30, 2016 at 1:10 PM

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To start using Weldments in SOLIDWORKS, create simple layouts with simple line entities along a 2D or 3D sketch. With the power of structural members, you can then group and display all items in the part level. In this blog, I'll show why weldments in SOLIDWORKS is one of the most powerful and fundamental toolsets.

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How to Confirm Hole Alignment in Your SOLIDWORKS Assemblies [VIDEO]

Mack Rasmussen on November 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM

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Ensuring hole alignment between mating components in your assembly designs, prior to manufacturing, can accelerate the overall product development process, save you time and help you to avoid rework costs. 

In this video blog, I'll be taking a look at the Hole Alignment command in SOLIDWORKS assemblies that is helpful when analyzing the accuracy of your mechanical assemblies. 

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How to Accelerate Your Design Process with SOLIDWORKS Treehouse [VIDEO]

Jackie Yip on November 2, 2016 at 1:05 PM

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SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is a powerful standalone application that allows users to organize and setup an assembly outline in which changes can be implemented with ease. Make your assembly outlines faster and more efficient by using the SOLIDWORKS Treehouse application.

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Alignex Hosts Model Mania at Minneapolis SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event

The Alignex Team on October 27, 2016 at 7:47 AM

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Are your modeling abilities a cut above the rest? Every year at SOLIDWORKS World design engineers from around the country test their skills and compete during a live Model Mania Contest. In 2015, Alignex customer Nick Vande Waerdt from Kooima won 1st place at SOLIDWORKS World. 

This year at our Minneapolis SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event , we thought we’d have a little competition of our own!

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Improved Usability and Flexible Access to SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017

The Alignex Team on October 18, 2016 at 12:56 PM

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation speeds up the process to find creative breakthroughs for your products, giving you greater insight to your design and improving productivity. With the newest release of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2017, users not only have access to new tools with enhanced usability, but also have access to those virtual analysis tools with a quarterly or annual licensing option.

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A Sneak Peek at SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect [Video]

The Alignex Team on October 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

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With more core power and performance, and new capabilities for emerging technologies, it’s never been easier to design and create with SOLIDWORKS. Here is just one of our favorite new additions in SOLIDWORKS 2017.

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The Future of Manufacturing and the Necessity for Continuous, Relentless Innovation

I'm looking forward to my keynote at next Tuesday's SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event  at Target Field in Minneapolis, and think you should be there. Here's why! 

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Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Design Tables

Jesse Butwinick on September 20, 2016 at 8:05 AM

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Configurations in SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies give you the ability to vary dimensions and control the suppression states of various features without needing to create a new document. This allows you to have multiple variations of one project within one file.

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New Embedded Electronic Design with SOLIDWORKS PCB

Craig Shaw on September 8, 2016 at 8:24 AM

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Did you know that SOLIDWORKS has a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) program? Indeed they do! SOLIDWORKS PCB is a set of tools engineered to bridge the gap between mechanical and electrical designs. With its simple to use interface and link to SOLIDWORKS, it gives the user an efficient design experience that gets PCB’s done quickly and easily.

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Customized 3D Printed Phone Cases with DriveWorks Sales Configurator

Moogue uses DriveWorks as a Sales Configurator to allow anyone to configure custom 3D printed phone cases. They are based in the Netherlands and create their customizable phone cases using a 3D printer.

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