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Dean Schley is a Senior Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. Dean spends his days working with customers from a variety of different engineering disciplines. If he’s not hard at work solving their challenges, he’s probably observing his backyard weather station—tracking and photographing the latest storm.

Faster Rendering with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Boost and PowerBoost

Dean Schley on March 23, 2017 at 10:17 AM

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The introduction of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional and a new add-on product is providing a way to create high quality images and animations faster than ever before. Before we discuss the benefits of Visualize Boost, let’s go over how rendering SOLIDWORKS data has been handled in the past.

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Create Photorealistic Renderings with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

Dean Schley on January 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM

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Since the release of the new external rendering software SOLIDWORKS Visualize in early 2016, there has been a bit of confusion as to where PhotoView 360 fits into the SOLIDWORKS family of products. 

Wait, there is a new external product for rendering your parts and assemblies? Don’t we have PhotoView 360 already? Well yes, but SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps both non-technical users and CAD users leverage 3D CAD data to create photo ‘catalog’ quality renderings and content.

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Simulating the Injection Mold Stages of a Jumping Drone Part

Dean Schley on January 22, 2015 at 10:03 AM

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics is the missing link for a truly collaborative product development strategy. You don‘t have to be an expert to use SOLIDWORKS Plastics, it is used in the product development process by Design Engineers, Mold Makers and Plastics Injection Manufacturers. 

The analysis tools of SOLIDWORKS Plastics allow you to simulate the Fill, Pack, Warp and Cooling stages on manufacturing a part. Let's take a look at these tools in action on a wheel spokes hub from a Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo.

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