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Sam Oanes is an Application Engineer at Alignex, Inc. When Sam isn’t helping customers on the help desk or teaching SOLIDWORKS classes at Alignex, he enjoys running, camping and fishing.

Are You Maximizing Your SOLIDWORKS License?

Sam Oanes on April 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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"What do I really need SOLIDWORKS for?" This is a question I receive far more often than you would think. Yeah, if you are a product engineer or designer it's a pretty simple question to answer, but many are unaware of all the ancillary products SOLIDWORKS has to offer. The SOLIDWORKS product line stretches well beyond the design areas of your business, and if utilized effectively, it can improve the performance of departments all across your company. So, who really should be using SOLIDWORKS? Let's find out. 

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The History of SOLIDWORKS

Sam Oanes on April 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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As we know, every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version with hundreds of new features and functionalities. Ninety percent of these enhancements come straight from you, the customer. While thinking about how much it has changed since I started, I decided to compile the highlights of SOLIDWORKS through the years. We tend to take many of these enhancements for granted now, but they were truly groundbreaking at the time they were released. From innovative new functionalities, to all-new product offerings, this blog post will put you in a time machine and take you on a journey through the history of SOLIDWORKS.

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How to Customize Your Drawings with the Line Format Toolbar

Sam Oanes on January 31, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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The Line Format Toolbar can be used in drawings to change an entity’s appearance. Using this toolbar, we have the ability to control an entity’s color, line thickness, and line style. These appearances can be managed through layers to maintain consistency across a series of selections. This blog post will summarize and show how to use these capabilities.

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How to Create Custom Weldment Profiles in SOLIDWORKS

Sam Oanes on September 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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If you have worked with SOLIDWORKS there has undoubtedly come a time when you couldn't find the the weldment profile you need for a given job. As a result, you are required to enter each and every part parameter in individually in order to move forward. Inevitably eating up time, and money.

In this Alignex video blog, we sit down and show you how to create your own custom weldment profiles for any job, speeding up any custom projects you may be doing in the future. 

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SOLIDWORKS Performance Test: How Fast is Your Hardware?

Sam Oanes on April 19, 2017 at 3:10 PM

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Feel like your SOLIDWORKS is running a little slow? Try the SOLIDWORKS Performance Testwhose primary goal is to benchmark how fast your computer can complete SOLIDWORKS-related tasks. 

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