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Jackie Yip is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. When Jackie isn’t assisting customers on the Alignex Help Desk or teaching a SOLIDWORKS Essentials class, he enjoys road biking and keeping up on the latest tech trends.

How to Troubleshoot Using the What's Wrong Dialog

Jackie Yip on August 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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When it comes to your CAD designs, we never like to be bugged by those pesky errors and warnings.  This blog will explore the most common causes and how to fix them.  Did I say we are going to have to fix them? How long is it going to take to fix all of those problems? The truth is that it’s relatively quick and simple. With some tricks, you’ll be problem free in no time!

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How to Apply Custom Materials in SOLIDWORKS

Jackie Yip on August 1, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Within SOLIDWORKS, materials can be easily applied to a model giving it a distinguished appearance, as well as the ability to perform real-world calculations. In fact, there are hundreds of materials to choose from, but sometimes the ones we want aren’t included by default. In this blog, we’ll show you how to apply custom materials inside SOLIDWORKS along with the techniques to help store and organize them for further use.

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How to Use the SOLIDWORKS Search Command Window

Jackie Yip on June 20, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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When it comes to using your favorite commands, there can be occasions where you may have forgotten its whereabouts. To review, the user interface already offers a couple of areas where commands are always accessible.

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How to Install Multiple Versions of SOLIDWORKS on One PC

Jackie Yip on December 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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When a new version of SOLIDWORKS is released,  most users choose to perform an upgrade on their machine. However, what if one of your customers is still using an older release? If you are caught in this situation, there is a way to keep a previous version on the same machine.

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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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Streamline Projects with the Custom Property Tab Builder

Jackie Yip on October 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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Every year SOLIDWORKS adds new features and functionalities to help enhance the user experience and assist you in taking your designs to the next level. Efficiency is the the key to success it seems.

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A Game Changer: Using Weldments in SOLIDWORKS

Jackie Yip on November 30, 2016 at 1:10 PM

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To start using Weldments in SOLIDWORKS, create simple layouts with simple line entities along a 2D or 3D sketch. With the power of structural members, you can then group and display all items in the part level. In this blog, I'll show why weldments in SOLIDWORKS is one of the most powerful and fundamental toolsets.

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How to Accelerate Your Design Process with SOLIDWORKS Treehouse [VIDEO]

Jackie Yip on November 2, 2016 at 1:05 PM

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SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is a powerful standalone application that allows users to organize and setup an assembly outline in which changes can be implemented with ease. Make your assembly outlines faster and more efficient by using the SOLIDWORKS Treehouse application.

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Check for Problematic Entities Using Geometry Analysis [VIDEO]

Jackie Yip on May 17, 2016 at 11:10 AM

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Learn how to identify problems in your model with help from the Geometry Analysis tool in SOLIDWORKS. This tool checks for areas that may later cause issues with various applications such as finite element modeling or computer-aided machining. By inputting the parameters, we can have SOLIDWORKS quickly pinpoint existing problems and where they are located on the model.

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My Favorite Tools to Upgrade Your CAD Skills

Jackie Yip on September 16, 2015 at 2:12 PM

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At Alignex, we strive to help our customers to learn how SOLIDWORKS can give them a different perspective on designing content to fit their needs. My opportunity presented itself when I was recently teaching the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course.

Spending a few days in the classroom is always a rewarding experience especially when you are instructing the basic fundamentals. It’s all about giving learners an opportunity to experience more of what SOLIDWORKS has to offer.

Here are some of my favorite skills students get to experience in the class:

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