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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.

Flexing Your Skills with Flexible Parts

Jackie Yip on August 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hello, this is Jackie Yip with Alignex. With the SOLIDWORKS 2020 release, making a part flexible is one of the amazing new features that allows your parts to modify in real-time with the motion of an assembly. And with it – the same part can be reused in other assemblies without the need of separate configurations. If you’re looking to optimize the flexibility of your parts with less rework required in the model, then this will be a great tool for you.

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 User Interface Improvements

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

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2020, it has brought some radical and exciting improvements to the user interface and as we learn in this blog, a few of these changes were brought in as a surprise. Let’s take a closer look at how these improvements to help you navigate through the interface to assist you in accomplishing your everyday tasks.

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How to Create Your SOLIDWORKS ID: Part 2

Jackie Yip on May 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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In the previous blog, the journey began with creating a new SOLIDWORKS ID.

One of the great things a SOLIDWORKS ID offers, is the ability to access a variety of different content that fits your specific needs.  Whether it’s asking questions, learning new tools, or joining a new community, your SOLIDWORKS ID is the foundation to getting started.  We’ll highlight the key areas to visit with the newly created SOLIDWORKS ID and how it’ll continue to provide users with the best resources available.

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How to Create Your SOLIDWORKS ID: Part 1

Jackie Yip on May 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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A SOLIDWORKS ID serves more than just a reminder that you’re a SOLIDWORKS user.  In fact, you can use your ID to access valuable SOLIDWORKS resources ranging from downloading the software, accessing training videos, visiting the forums, and logging into the new 3DExperience.  All of these resources will use the same ID and we will go through how to setup your SOLIDWORKS ID.

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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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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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