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How to Create a Custom Toolbox Component - Part 1

Mike Dady on February 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hi, I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer for Alignex. As many of you probably know, the Toolbox Add-In is a database that allows for the quick addition of fasteners and other hardware to a SOLIDWORKS Assembly. However, many don’t realize that the Toolbox can be customized. Making it possible to create new sizes not included in the database, specifying different materials for items, or even adding the same Custom Properties used in most SOLIDWORKS Models. Let’s take a look at this process.

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Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Certification - CSWP

The Alignex Team on February 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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One of the many great things SOLIDWORKS offers it's customers is the ability to prove their technical know-how through a wide variety of certifications. Obtaining a SOLIDWORKS certification proves that you have what it takes to get the job done. Whether trying to advance at your current position or looking for a new one, having a SOLIDWORKS Certification on your resume will help you get where you need to go.

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A SOLIDWORKS Story - Landscape Structures

The Alignex Team on February 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Founded in 1971, Landscape Structures has a long-standing history of innovating play. They believe every child is created equal, which is why they create play environments using inclusive playground equipment that welcomes kids and families to learn, play and grow together.

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Experience True Extended Reality Design with Exxar

The Alignex Team on February 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Virtual reality has done nothing but grow over the last decade. As the technology has continued to improve, more and more industries are finding a way to adapt the technology to their needs. One of the companies doing just that is EXXAR.

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Your Guide to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020

Travis Quick on January 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Times are changing.  The way we work and how our businesses were run ten or even five years ago has changed, hopefully for the better!  With my formative years in the 80s and 90s I was witness to the internet, cell phones, DVDs, MP3s and the ever-changing ways technology affects our way of life.  Some not always for the best. I had a minidisc player that was obsolete within six months as a result of flash memory.

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How to Reference a Cross-Section within SOLIDWORKS

Jackie Yip on January 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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What if you needed to pull a cross-section of a solid with the ability to trace it? Well there are a couple of ways you can go about doing just that. The first is the Slicing tool which first made its appearance back in SOLIDWORKS 2019. Another alternative is the Intersection Curve. In this blog, we’ll go over both tools and distinguish the differences between the two.

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 - Simulation Evaluator

Mike Dady on January 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2020, many exciting productivity enhancements have been added to the software. One of these additions, the Simulation Evaluator, is a simple but powerful tool for reviewing and managing any Simulation. Let’s take a look at how it works.

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Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Certification - CSWA

The Alignex Team on January 9, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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One of the many great things SOLIDWORKS offers it's customers is the ability to prove their technical know-how through a wide variety of certifications. Obtaining a SOLIDWORKS certification proves that you have what it takes to get the job done. Whether trying to advance at your current position or looking for a new one, having a SOLIDWORKS Certification on your resume will help you get where you need to go.

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A SOLIDWORKS Story - Waterous

The Alignex Team on December 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Waterous has been making American-made firefighting products since 1886 and they are still building revolutionary fire suppression systems today, Waterous holds true to their philosophy - “Cast, Machined, Assembled and Tested in America.”

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The Best STEM Gifts of 2019

Kevin Breindel on December 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Ugh, here we are again. We are knee deep in the holiday shopping season and I don't know about you, but I'm already tired of getting run over by shopping carts. It truly is the season of giving, and the most popular gift this year is a massive headache and a dash of road rage. If only there was a way to avoid all of this suffering...

Well there is! Simply use our 2019 best STEM gifts guide to just order everything online. Every gift on this list has been carefully vetted by yours truly to guarantee ultimate satisfaction. Maybe your kids will learn something using them, maybe they won't. At least you don't have to go out in public.

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