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Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Prepping Your Geometry

Sean Stiehm on October 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Welcome to part 2 of our Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Series. This time we will be walking you through the first step needed before completing any simulation, prepping your geometry.

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Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Simulation - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

Sean Stiehm on October 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Have you ever been interested in SOLIDWORKS Simulation but didn't know where to start? With such a wide variety of design analysis solutions, Simulation can be an intimidating product for someone newer to the SOLIDWORKS suite of products.

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Navigate Your Data Like Never Before with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

The Alignex Team on October 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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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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Will MBD Change Manufacturing Forever?

Rob Lambrecht on September 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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SOLIDWORKS Model-Based Definition (MBD) is an integrated drawing-less manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. It helps companies define, organize, and publish 3D Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI), including 3D model data in industry-standard file formats.

Unlike traditional 2D drawings, SOLIDWORKS MBD guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, which streamlines production, cuts cycle time, reduces errors, and helps compliance with industry standards.

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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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In this video blog, Alignex engineer Jackie Yip demonstrates how to harness the unique Dome and Deform functionality in SOLIDWORKS to transform a solid object it into a complex surface with ease.

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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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