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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.

Streamline your Drawings With Custom Templates

Mike Dady on September 3, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hi, I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer for Alignex. One frequently asked question we get at Alignex is how to customize SOLIDWORKS Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats. Customers want to be able to convey the needed information for manufacturing, yet not spend a tedious amount of time creating Drawings. Let’s take a closer look at that customization process and see how it can save you time and money.

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How to Bring Complex Designs to Life in SOLIDWORKS CAM

Mike Dady on August 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hi. I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer for Alignex. A few months ago, I was having dinner at a friends’ house when I was given a wine glass that piqued my SOLIDWORKS interest. The glass had a set of spiral grooves machined on it’s exterior. My engineering brain immediately began wondering how I would go about recreating this exact design within SOLIDWORKS & SOLIDWORKS CAM. Let’s take a look at how it works.

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How to Use Rules Based Machining in SOLIDWORKS CAM

Mike Dady on July 9, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hi, I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer for Alignex. When searching for a CAM solution, all the choices available can generate the G-Code needed to manufacture a product. Since the final output is the same for all solutions, companies need to make decisions based on other factors. The Time Savings a CAM tool provides is a major choice. Today we are going to show how the Rules Based Machining Technology in SOLIDWORKS CAM saves time manufacturing your SOLIDWORKS Models.

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How to Create a Custom Toolbox Component - Part 2

Mike Dady on April 2, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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In a previous blog we showed how quickly we can customize the Toolbox to add new fasteners. Today we are going to show how to add other types of hardware to the Toolbox and specify custom properties, like Material. Let’s dive in and see how it works.

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How to Create a Custom Toolbox Component - Part 1

Mike Dady on February 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hi, I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer for Alignex. As many of you probably know, the Toolbox Add-In is a database that allows for the quick addition of fasteners and other hardware to a SOLIDWORKS Assembly. However, many don’t realize that the Toolbox can be customized. Making it possible to create new sizes not included in the database, specifying different materials for items, or even adding the same Custom Properties used in most SOLIDWORKS Models. Let’s take a look at this process.

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 - Simulation Evaluator

Mike Dady on January 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2020, many exciting productivity enhancements have been added to the software. One of these additions, the Simulation Evaluator, is a simple but powerful tool for reviewing and managing any Simulation. Let’s take a look at how it works.

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Save Time and Money with the Hole Wizard Customization Tool

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

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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. 

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The Tale of Two Captains Part 2: Captain Marvel

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

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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.  

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The Tale of Two Captains Part 1: Captain America

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

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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.

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Which CAM Solution Fits You?

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

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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.

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