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Kris Lind is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. Kris spends his days assisting customers on the Alignex Help Desk and teaching SOLIDWORKS courses. In his spare time, you can find him at the local record store looking thru the used records bins, or outside enjoying a nice hike with his dog.

Introduction to 3D Interconnect Part 2: Breaking the Links

Kris Lind on September 17, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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By now, hopefully, we are all familiar with the functionally of 3D Interconnect. With the ability to import third party CAD files natively into SOLIDWORKS, 3D Interconnect is a must for multi CAD program environments. But what about our (STEP & IGES) files that don’t have a need to be linked to the original?

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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect

Kris Lind on July 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2017, 3D Interconnect is a great tool for working with non-SOLIDWORKS third-party CAD files* directly within the SOLIDWORKS program. Using 3D Interconnect, we are able to import proprietary CAD files directly into SOLIDWORKS without converting them to SOLIDWORKS files, while also maintaining a fully associative link to the original file.

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How to Move the Origin Within Your Part Model

Kris Lind on June 18, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hello, this is Kris Lind with Alignex. Have you ever wanted to move the origin within your part model, only to find out it is not possible? In this video, I will be going over two alternatives to doing just that.

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How to Create Reference Planes in SOLIDWORKS

Kris Lind on March 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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By now we are all familiar with using the default Reference Planes (Front, Top & Right) within SOLIDWORKS.  Whether being used to start a sketch or mating parts with assemblies, the use of reference planes is a fundamental building block of SOLIDWORKS Part Design or Assembly Modeling.

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