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A SOLIDWORKS Story - Harvard Integrations

The Alignex Team on September 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Harvard Integrations is a privately owned manufacturer and marketer of a diverse line of custom enclosures and accessories based out of Tea, South Dakota.

In this video we show you how one of their engineers used the power of SOLIDWORKS to bring his artistic vision to life.

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5 Ways PDM Can Help You Succeed Through Design Reuse

The Alignex Team on September 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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How often do you find yourself spending valuable time searching for a model or a file? Have you ever had to recreate a model because you could not find the original? Have you ever spent time creating a design only to discover later that one of your colleagues had previously modeled a similar design that would have met your needs? If you are not using an integrated product data management (PDM) system, chances are you can relate to these scenarios.

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Machine Parts Faster with SOLIDWORKS CAM

The Alignex Team on September 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Did you know that SOLIDWORKS CAM can handle about 80% of your day-to-day CNC programming needs? It's simple to learn, fully associative and saves CAM data directly within your SOLIDWORKS model. Best of all, it's already included in your seat of SOLIDWORKS!

In this video, we are going to show you just how simple it is to use SOLIDWORKS CAM to take your SOLIDWORKS model from conceptual design to machined product in a fraction of the time.

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How to Customize Your Interface in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

The Alignex Team on August 29, 2019 at 11:30 AM

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Did you know there is a functionality inside SOLIDWORKS Electrical that allows you to customize almost the entire interface to your liking? Prefer a darker background? Done. Want a larger crosshair? No problem. Find yourself always zooming the wrong direction? Change that and more with the Interface Configuration Tool.

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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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