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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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8 Ways SOLIDWORKS PDM Solutions Help You Better Control Your Data

The Alignex Team on May 24, 2018 at 8:56 AM

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If you are part of any sort of complex design work, I'm sure you have the same problem everyone else does—you are up to your eyeballs in data. Without a proper system in place, it can be difficult to efficiently communicate a project's workflow between all involved parties. That's where SOLIDWORKS PDM solutions comes in handy. Find the files you're looking for, collaborate in real time, stay compliant and reduce liability with just a click of a button.

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Everything You Need to Know About SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing

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

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Have you ever wanted a little more flexibility with your SOLIDWORKS? Good news, SOLIDWORKS 2018 is here and so is SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing. With Online Licensing, users have the flexibility to use their seat of SOLIDWORKS anywhere it's installed—at work, at home or even on the road—without needing to activate or deactivate their current machine. 

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SOLIDWORKS Performance Battle: AMD Ryzen vs. Intel [VIDEO]

The Alignex Team on January 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM

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In this 35-minute video from MechFuse Design and Engineering Summit, Alignex's Technical Director, Mack Rasmussen, gives you a detailed look at how to best configure your workstation to run SOLIDWORKS and improve your computer's  day-to-day performance.

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How Branch & Merge Integration Takes SOLIDWORKS PDM to the Next Level

The Alignex Team on January 18, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Every year SOLIDWORKS adds new features to their product lines that aim to make your job easier. This year, SOLIDWORKS PDM 2018 adds Branch & Merge and Table Integration, allowing you to manage your data better than ever before.

This video outlines what these new features mean for you, as well as how you can use them today to make your production processes faster and smarter. 

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6 SOLIDWORKS Composer Features You Need to Learn

The Alignex Team on January 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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You’re already convinced that SOLIDWORKS Composer streamlines your production process. Next you need to learn the key features that will use your existing 3D CAD data to make high quality illustrations, photorealistic images, BOMs and interactive animations. Check out these six short video tutorials and see how to use the most popular features in SOLIDWORKS Composer.

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