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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 Transform a Solid Object into a Complex Surface

Jackie Yip on September 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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SOLIDWORKS includes many powerful toolsets that enable designers to start from a basic set of features to more demanding processes. In this video, I’ll demonstrate a technique that enables users to control a solid object and transform it into a complex surface. By harnessing the unique Dome and Deform SOLIDWORKS offers, we can move from a simple designing approach into one that will take seconds to accomplish.  

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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. 

In this video, I'll be walking you through the Custom Property Tab Builder and show you that with just a few clicks, you can save time and streamline your project designs going forward.

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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.

In this video, I'll set up a few examples to demonstrate how Geometry Analysis can detect and repair the finer details including sliver faces, knife edges and more.

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How to Install Multiple Versions of SOLIDWORKS on One PC

Jackie Yip on December 16, 2015 at 9:23 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 stuck on an older release, while you already made the upgrade? If you are caught in this situation, there is a way to keep a previous version on the same machine.

SOLIDWORKS has an option to install previous versions of the software without losing any existing installations. In the steps below, I’ll demonstrate how to install the 2015 version of SOLIDWORKS on a machine that already has either a newer or existing version.

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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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