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How to Use Rules Based Machining in SOLIDWORKS CAM

Mike Dady on July 9, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hi, I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer for Alignex. When searching for a CAM solution, all the choices available can generate the G-Code needed to manufacture a product. Since the final output is the same for all solutions, companies need to make decisions based on other factors. The Time Savings a CAM tool provides is a major choice. Today we are going to show how the Rules Based Machining Technology in SOLIDWORKS CAM saves time manufacturing your SOLIDWORKS Models.

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How to Fix Your CAD Collaboration Process with Virtual Reality

EXXAR on July 2, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Current CAD Collaboration Tools

For manufacturers, new product development and execution of existing projects requires various stakeholders to collaborate on the 3D CAD model from an early design stage and beyond. The most popular ways organizations collaborate around 3D CAD data today are:

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Why Can't I Delete a Configuration in SOLIDWORKS?

Sam Oanes on June 25, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Are you trying to delete a configuration of a part or assembly in SOLIDWORKS but can’t? Are you getting the message “None of the selected entities could be deleted”? We’ll take a look at why that may be happening. In this scenario, we’ll go through an example file and attempt to delete unwanted configurations.

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How to Move the Origin Within Your Part Model

Kris Lind on June 18, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hello, this is Kris Lind with Alignex. Have you ever wanted to move the origin within your part model, only to find out it is not possible? In this video, I will be going over two alternatives to doing just that.

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How to Setup Your SQL Port Settings

Blake Hartje on June 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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This article will discuss which SQL ports need to be open in order for our SOLIDWORKS products to talk to their defined database.

By default SQL communicates over ports 1433/1434.

There are several scenarios that can have an effect on the port traffic. We'll cover each one individually and how to set up the ports accordingly.

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Getting Started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Sam Oanes on June 4, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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The SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal is an online tool, where administrators of SOLIDWORKS licenses can manage their organization’s assets. The Admin Portal allows the administrator to monitor and assign products and services to account members. Users can also be removed from their assigned license, even if the user is in a remote location. Primarily, the Admin Portal is used to manage and control standalone SOLIDWORKS licenses, and set them up for Online Licensing.

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How to Create Your SOLIDWORKS ID: Part 2

Jackie Yip on May 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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In the previous blog, the journey began with creating a new SOLIDWORKS ID.

One of the great things a SOLIDWORKS ID offers, is the ability to access a variety of different content that fits your specific needs.  Whether it’s asking questions, learning new tools, or joining a new community, your SOLIDWORKS ID is the foundation to getting started.  We’ll highlight the key areas to visit with the newly created SOLIDWORKS ID and how it’ll continue to provide users with the best resources available.

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How to Create Your SOLIDWORKS ID: Part 1

Jackie Yip on May 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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A SOLIDWORKS ID serves more than just a reminder that you’re a SOLIDWORKS user.  In fact, you can use your ID to access valuable SOLIDWORKS resources ranging from downloading the software, accessing training videos, visiting the forums, and logging into the new 3DExperience.  All of these resources will use the same ID and we will go through how to setup your SOLIDWORKS ID.

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Ultimate Guide to Simulation Training on MySolidWorks

Tim Spielman on May 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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When it comes to free educational resources SOLIDWORKS has always offered a wide variety of options for it's users to expand their skill set beyond the physical classroom.
 
In an effort to help organize some of the resources in one place, we have compiled a full list of the Simulation related training/tutorial videos that are available through MySolidWorks Standard for anyone who has an active SOLIDWORKS license subscription service. 
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CADCamp Training Programs Now Available

The Alignex Team on May 7, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Alignex is offering an exclusive online, instructor-led training program called CADCamp. For a one-time discounted cost of $600, the student can take as many of the eligible Alignex EXTEND and EXTEND MASTERCLASS courses as they would like.

All courses included in this offer have been developed by our Application Engineers based on requests from customers that were looking more user development options beyond standard SOLIDWORKS training.

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