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What's New in DraftSight 2019

The Alignex Team on May 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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DraftSight 2019 is finally here and with it comes a slew of new features and improvements in its Professional, Premium, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus versions. This year marks a new chapter in the DraftSight product portfolio, and with it more functionality available than ever before. 

For those unfamiliar with DraftSight, it's a professional-grade design software. It is easy to pick up and learn, allowing users to spend less time training and more time designing. DraftSight also integrates seamlessly with all of your other CAD programs, making switching from platform to platform smooth and simple.

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Alert: End-of-Life for Windows Server 2012 R2

The Alignex Team on May 9, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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This alert is to let you know about changes to system requirements coming with the next version of SOLIDWORKS. 

SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP5 will be the last release to support the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system. This means that SOLIDWORKS 2020 products including PDM will not install on Windows Server 2012 R2.

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SOLIDWORKS World 2019 Recap

The Alignex Team on February 21, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Well another SOLIDWORKS World has come and gone, and with it more anticipation for what's to come with our favorite 3D design platform. If you missed this year's event, we've compiled all of our coverage from each day into one location just for you. 

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Export Revit Files and More with SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect 2019

The Alignex Team on January 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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With every year, SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect helps companies working with multiple data types streamline their product development process in SOLIDWORKS. Gone are the days of long, complicated file translations.

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The Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Training - Sheet Metal

The Alignex Team on December 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Welcome to part 7 of our Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Training series. This time around we are walking you through the entirety of the Sheet Metal course, answering any questions that may arise so you know exactly what to expect that first day in the classroom.
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Navigate Your Data Like Never Before with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

The Alignex Team on October 1, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is a powerful tool that helps define, organize and publish product manufacturing data. It guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D, which helps streamline production, cut cycle time, reduce errors and support industry standards.

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How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

The Alignex Team on August 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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If a user needs to modify an install because of a new serial number or a different product, there are a few steps to follow to help make it a smooth transition. This guide will take a step by step approach to changing the license number or adding/removing the programs in a SOLIDWORKS install.

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3 Examples of How PDM Workflows Save You Time

The Alignex Team on July 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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One of the most beneficial and commonly used automated processes of SOLIDWORKS PDM workflows is the ability to send notifications to the right people throughout the different stages of product development.

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Everything You Need to Know About the SOLIDWORKS Beta Program

The Alignex Team on June 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Every year, designers and engineers alike eagerly anticipate what fancy new tools the newest edition of SOLIDWORKS is going to offer. Usually to find out about that you have to wait until it gets closer to release in October, but what if you could get an early sneak peek and mess around under the hood of the newest edition a little earlier?

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How to Activate Your SOLIDWORKS Online License

The Alignex Team on June 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Ever since online licensing was introduced to SOLIDWORKS 2018, we have received countless questions from customers about how they can implement it at their companies. Join Alignex engineer Travis Quick as he walks you through the entire process from start to finish, and explains why online licensing might be for you. 

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