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Navigate Your Data Like Never Before with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

The Alignex Team on November 19, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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

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Alignex Guide to SNL Options File

The Alignex Team on November 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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This guide will take you step by step through the process of updating your SolidNetWork License Manager (SNL) on your server or host computer. The SNL is required to be upgraded to match the most recent version of the SolidWorks Client Installations. In this guide we will download the necessary files, deactivate/uninstall the old SNL, then reinstall/reactivate the new SNL.

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Virtual Showroom with SOLIDWORKS Visualize in less than 1 minute

EXXAR on November 5, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a tool that allows you to leverage your SOLIDWORKS data to create photorealistic content which can then be used to get your products to market faster. Visualize enables the replacement of all CAD Materials with realistic materials, thereby achieving the above end result. This content can also be leveraged to create an immersive Virtual Reality experience as well.

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Extend Your Simulation Capabilities with SIMULIAworks

Tim Spielman on October 29, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Many people have seen or heard about the benefits of simulation software. We know it's a powerful tool for understanding how our designs will behave in the real world, but as with any tool, there are limitations on what is possible. Sometimes we have to make simplifications to get a simulation study to run. Unfortunately, in some cases we can't get it to run at all. I can think of a few examples from past experience...

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5 Ways You Could be Printing with Metal

The Alignex Team on October 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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While metal 3D printing is not replacing traditional manufacturing methods, it is changing how we think about fabricating metal parts. Building a part additively instead of subtractively brings distinct advantages like more geometric freedom, no tooling to make, and the ability to fabricate parts using a completely automated workflow.

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HSI Cranes – Scaling Up From DriveWorks Solo to DriveWorks Pro

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on October 15, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Handling Systems International Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Jib Cranes, Gantry Cranes, Workstation Cranes and Bridge Cranes, headquartered in McCook, IL USA. HSI has been using DriveWorks since 2017, to automate the design process of their cranes. They started initially using DriveWorks Solo.

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Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with eDrawings

The Alignex Team on October 8, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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What do you do when someone wants to view your designs, but does not have access to SOLIDWORKS? For over a decade, eDrawings has been a staple for many of our users to view and share CAD information. The Professional ($) version comes with a handful of additional neat features, our focus here is on the free version, eDrawings Viewer.

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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 3D Sculptor

Kris Lind on October 1, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Sometimes finding the right tool for the job makes all the difference. For those that have attempted making complex organic shapes in SOLIDWORKS, you know the process, although doable, can be a bit cumbersome. With big feature trees and many reference items the process can be quite the undertaking. Luckily Dassault Systems, has answered the call, and given us the right tool for the job. Lets take a look at how the 3D Sculptor Role in the 3D Experience platform can make quick work of theses tasks.

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2021

The Alignex Team on September 24, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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It's that time of year again! SOLIDWORKS 2021 is around the corner and we finally have word of what is new to come in this years release. So if you haven't had a chance to see the extensive feature list of what is coming to this year's launch, sit down, grab a cup of coffee and take a look at what you can expect!

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Introduction to 3D Interconnect Part 2: Breaking the Links

Kris Lind on September 17, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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By now, hopefully, we are all familiar with the functionally of 3D Interconnect. With the ability to import third party CAD files natively into SOLIDWORKS, 3D Interconnect is a must for multi CAD program environments. But what about our (STEP & IGES) files that don’t have a need to be linked to the original?

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