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What is Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) Software?

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on September 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Online customization tools are becoming increasingly popular and they’re used by many companies as a way to cost-effectively offer customizable products.

This type of software is often referred to as Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) software.

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How to Transform a Solid Object into a Complex Surface

Jackie Yip on September 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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SOLIDWORKS includes many powerful toolsets that enable designers to start from a basic set of features to more demanding processes. In this video, I’ll demonstrate a technique that enables users to control a solid object and transform it into a complex surface. By harnessing the unique Dome and Deform SOLIDWORKS offers, we can move from a simple designing approach into one that will take seconds to accomplish.  

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Create and Configure Custom Products Fast with Design Automation

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on September 6, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Offering customized products is a great competitive differentiator. It often leads to more sales, higher revenues, and happy customers. However, with more and more companies offering customization, you need to   work smarter than your competitors .
 
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How to Create an Extrude-Cut on a Curved Surface

Jesse Ortman on August 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Sometimes you will find yourself in a situation where you need to create an extrude-cut on a curved surface. People new to SOLIDWORKS get freaked out just at the thought of tackling such a complex endeavor, but really it's not as difficult as it seems.

Today I'm going to walk you through the step-by-step process on how to create an extrude-cut on a curved surface, and offer a few quick tips along the way. 

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The Who, What, When, Why of Product Data Management (PDM)

Mike Lamora on August 23, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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I meet with at least one or two customers a week in regard to Product Data Management. Each customer has unique goals or challenges important to them, but some of these recurring topics I hear on a weekly basis.

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Update Your Electrical Schematics in Real-Time with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

TongWei Qi on August 16, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Have you ever been so careful with typing in numbers, colors and voltages for each line you drew that you wished a program could automate this  error-prone  process somehow? Or... sometimes an additional sensor was added to the design, now you have to renumber all the wires...manually—could this be less tedious?
 
The answer is YES, with SOLIDWORKS Electrical.
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Step Up From SimulationXpress for Advanced Design Insights

Tim Spielman on August 9, 2018 at 9:48 AM

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Many SOLIDWORKS users have discovered SimulationXpress to be a very easy-to-use, first-pass analysis tool to test their products and quickly generate reports to document results. While SimulationXpress can certainly help us understand the effects of forces and pressures on individual parts, there are many cases where a more advanced SOLIDWORKS Simulation package will allow us to gain better insight into the design. This can often help us make important design decisions that improve quality, increase performance, and reduce costs.

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How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

The Alignex Team on August 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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If a user needs to modify an install because of a new serial number or a different product, there are a few steps to follow to help make it a smooth transition. This guide will take a step by step approach to changing the license number or adding/removing the programs in a SOLIDWORKS install.

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Navigate Your Data Like Never Before with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

The Alignex Team on July 26, 2018 at 12:37 PM

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is a powerful tool that helps define, organize and publish product manufacturing data. It guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, which helps streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce errors and support industry standards.

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True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire (Part 3)

In Part 2 of this blog series we looked at what goes into creating an optimization run by:

  • Starting with a motion study of our convertible top.
  • Automatically transferring loads data from the motion to the structural optimizations.
  • Applying shape controls and optimization variables to generate shapes based on our specific needs.

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