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Mike Dady is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. Mike spends his days working with customers to resolve their manufacturing issues and helps them to improve on existing product designs. If he’s not solving customer challenges, he’s probably at home customizing his snowmobile or working on a home improvement project.

Save Time and Money with the Hole Wizard Customization Tool

Mike Dady on March 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM


There is nothing more frustrating for us at Alignex then hearing our customers are struggling with a project. It's even worse when we find out the problem is easily fixable with a feature already hidden within the SOLIDWORKS interface. This week, Alignex application engineer Mike Dady is here to introduce the Hole Wizard Customization Tool, a little known gem that can help save your team a ton of hassle in the future. 


The Tale of Two Captains Part 2: Captain Marvel

Mike Dady on March 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM


Well as many of you probably know, Captain Marvel hit theaters last week and from the looks of it is going to be a gigantic hit. One of the people who joined the masses in the theater was our very own Marvel expert Mike Dady. After seeing just how powerful Captain Marvel was on the big screen, we asked Mike to find out exactly how powerful, with the help of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.  


The Tale of Two Captains Part 1: Captain America

Mike Dady on February 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM


Captain America's shield is one of the strongest pieces of tech in the Marvel Universe, but how strong? With the release of Captain Marvel next week, we gave Alignex application engineer Mike Dady the task of answering that very question with the help of SOLIDWORKS Simulation.


Which CAM Solution Fits You?

Mike Dady on December 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM



Hi, I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer here at Alignex. The other day I was on the phone with a customer just getting started with CNC machining and programming. They were wondering which of the different CAM products would best suit their needs. Each product in the CAM product line brings a variety of different machining solutions that will help you optimize your operations. Let’s take a deeper look.


Everything You Need to Know About SOLIDWORKS CAM

Mike Dady on March 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM


Since the release of SOLIDWORKS CAM a few months back, we here at Alignex have received lots of questions about what the new software package has to offer. We decided it was finally time to just sit down and hammer out some of the most commonly asked questions in order to make it clearer how SOLIDWORKS CAM would fit into your current workflow. 


How to Easily Manage Configurations with Configuration Publisher

Mike Dady on December 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM


It goes without saying that one of the most frequently asked questions people have for us at Alignex is how to cut time and be more efficient when working with their 3D CAD designs.

In this video blog, I'll walk you through how to easily manage your configurations with a little known tool already found in the SOLIDWORKS platform, the Configuration Publisher. 


Discover the Power of Thor's Hammer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Mike Dady on November 3, 2017 at 11:25 AM


This week marks the release of Thor: Ragnorak, the highly anticipated 17th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since the first trailer dropped back in April many of us around the office have been counting down the days till we finally would be able to see what is next in store for the God of Thunder. 

Well let's just say I couldn't wait that long. Lucky for me there is SOLIDWORKS Simulation, a fantastic tool for testing your design performance in both linear and non-linear dynamic settings. So if it can test the accurate behavior of a bicycle gear or a car suspension, it certainly could be used to test one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in the Marvel universe right? Let's find out!


How to Deactivate a SOLIDWORKS License

Mike Dady on July 19, 2017 at 12:55 PM


Over time computer hardware gets old, and as a result it needs to be replaced. Although new gear can be exciting, it comes with the hassle of transferring your software. When we change the hardware running SOLIDWORKS, be it a client with a stand-alone license or a server running the SolidNetWork License Manager, it will require us to deactivate the serial number used for the installation.

In this blog post, I'll give you step-by-step directions on how to deactivate your SOLIDWORKS license. 


Obtaining Your Complimentary Serial Number for Visualize Standard

Mike Dady on June 14, 2017 at 8:20 AM


With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize in 2016, SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium subscription customers received a complimentary copy of Visualize Standard. In the 2017 release of SOLIDWORKS, Visualize has been integrated with the SOLIDWORKS Installation Media. As a result of this integration in the SOLIDWORKS install, a new serial number is needed to install Visualize 2017.



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