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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 Modify a Stand-Alone License to a SolidNetWork License

The Alignex Team on March 28, 2017 at 1:56 PM

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To achieve greater flexibility for floating a license between users or to allow for scaling, we recommend modifying a Stand-Alone license to a SolidNetWork License (SNL). Follow the steps below to change individual SOLIDWORKS computers from Stand-Alone to operate on the License Network.

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Sneak Peek: Upgrade for Easier Item, Process and Project Management

The Alignex Team on March 2, 2017 at 8:10 AM

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If you already like the ease-of-use and file management capabilities of PDM Professional, you’ll want to keep an eye on SOLIDWORKS Manage. This new addition to the data management product line will give you a higher level of item management and the ability to manage resources, project timelines and complex business processes.

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A Complete Guide to Using SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

The Alignex Team on February 23, 2017 at 8:55 AM

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Every year, we update our resource center with technical support documents and quick guides for customers seeking additional help with SOLIDWORKS. Our SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Guide Packet is now available with the latest guides to many different common user actions and their best practices.

This 4-part guide covers administration, customization, access or display, and a permission setting overview of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox.

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New 2018 Features Just Announced at SOLIDWORKS World

The Alignex Team on February 9, 2017 at 3:17 PM

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It's Day 3 at SOLIDWORKS World 2017! In today's general session, we got an exciting preview of new features coming to SOLIDWORKS 2018.

Here are 6 features that got spontaneous audience applause!

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Alert: A Critical DraftSight HotFix

The Alignex Team on February 3, 2017 at 8:15 AM

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It has come to the attention of the DraftSight team at SOLIDWORKS that, due to an expired certificate, Windows* 32 & 64-bit versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1, 2017

To avoid usage interruption, please make sure to immediately download and install this critical DraftSight hotfix, which can be found on the main product download page. 

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The Best STEM Toys for Kids this Holiday Season

The Alignex Team on December 8, 2016 at 1:13 PM

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Did you know Alignex is a proud sponsor of STEM programs? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—subjects that help kids develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and interact with real-world challenges. 

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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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