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Eric Weber is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. When Eric isn't working with customers or teaching a variety of Simulation courses, you will most likely find him building a Quadcopter Drone or experimenting with Arduino microcontrollers.

Creating and Using Derived Parts in SOLIDWORKS

Eric Weber on November 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Every SOLIDWORKS user has a basic understanding of how file references work. We typically make a part then create a drawing that shows views of this part. When creating the views on the drawing, what is really happening is the drawing views are looking at the actual part file and displaying it in a way that is based on our view settings. We say that the drawing references the part file.

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How to Extract Raw Curve Data from an Image File

Eric Weber on June 28, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Have you ever wanted to be able to import information from an image file but didn't have the original data?  Well we've got you covered. Join Alignex engineer Eric Weber as he walks you through the process of creating X/Y plots on any picture you can find. 

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How to Convert an Image File to DXF

Eric Weber on May 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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We here at Alignex receive a lot of questions regarding the functionality of the SOLIDWORKS software. One of the questions we receive often is how to take a standard image file and make it compatible with your Draftsight software. In this video, Alignex engineer Eric Weber walks you through the step by step process of how to convert any image file into a DXF file. 

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How to Install Your SolidNetwork License Manager

Eric Weber on July 11, 2017 at 8:10 AM

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This how-to blog post will take you step-by-step through the process of installing your SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL). Installing your SNL is the first step to upgrading your client computers.

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How to Copy a Drawing for Multiple Projects [Video]

Eric Weber on June 27, 2017 at 8:15 AM

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Have you ever wanted to test multiple versions of a part or drawing without the fear of ruining the original design? Well it's possible in SOLIDWORKS, and a lot easier than it may seem.

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How to Manage SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM

Eric Weber on November 24, 2015 at 8:23 AM

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One question that often comes up from users of SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (formerly SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM) is how to handle the simulation results files? This can be a difficult question to answer not always knowing different company’s policies. However, we do have some recommendations for using the two applications together.

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