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8 Reasons to Choose SolidCAM

The Alignex Team on July 5, 2017 at 2:45 PM

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SolidCAM is the premier CAM software option for the CNC and manufacturing professional using SOLIDWORKS. It provides an unparalleled level of power, ease of use plus a seamless single-window integration with SOLIDWORKS.

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Reduce Product Weight with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

The Alignex Team on June 21, 2017 at 10:33 AM

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Reducing product weight and improving performance are key goals in most design projects to minimize costs, and differentiate your products. SOLIDWORKS design optimization allows you to quickly size your design to meet performance needs without using excessive amounts of material. 

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6 Ways SOLIDWORKS Composer Streamlines Your Production Process

The Alignex Team on June 16, 2017 at 8:45 AM

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You put significant time and money into developing your products and want to be sure that they are assembled correctly and quickly on the shop floor. So how do you make sure that your customer's first experience is a good one?

Here are some of the top ways SOLIDWORKS Composer can streamline technical communications at your company:

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Automatic Cost Estimation without Leaving SOLIDWORKS

The Alignex Team on May 30, 2017 at 11:20 AM

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There are several built-in capabilities of SOLIDWORKS that many customers don’t know about. One of the major ones often overlooked is the SOLIDWORKS costing tool.

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Which SOLIDWORKS Version is Best for You?

The Alignex Team on May 22, 2017 at 3:30 PM

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Whether you’re thinking about taking the leap into the world of SOLIDWORKS for the first time or you’re a SOLIDWORKS user looking for additional functionality, choosing the best SOLIDWORKS version for you can be confusing. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software is available in three packages—Standard, Professional, and Premium—packed with capabilities developed to help you meet your specific business goals.

Let's take a tour of what is offered in each version of SOLIDWORKS and explore what version might be right for you.

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How to Modify a Stand-Alone License to a SolidNetWork License

The Alignex Team on March 28, 2017 at 1:56 PM

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To achieve greater flexibility for floating a license between users or to allow for scaling, we recommend modifying a Stand-Alone license to a SolidNetWork License (SNL). Follow the steps below to change individual SOLIDWORKS computers from Stand-Alone to operate on the License Network.

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Sneak Peek: Upgrade for Easier Item, Process and Project Management

The Alignex Team on March 2, 2017 at 8:10 AM

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If you already like the ease-of-use and file management capabilities of PDM Professional, you’ll want to keep an eye on SOLIDWORKS Manage. This new addition to the data management product line will give you a higher level of item management and the ability to manage resources, project timelines and complex business processes.

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A Complete Guide to Using SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

The Alignex Team on February 23, 2017 at 8:55 AM

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Every year, we update our resource center with technical support documents and quick guides for customers seeking additional help with SOLIDWORKS. Our SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Guide Packet is now available with the latest guides to many different common user actions and their best practices.

This 4-part guide covers administration, customization, access or display, and a permission setting overview of SOLIDWORKS Toolbox.

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New 2018 Features Just Announced at SOLIDWORKS World

The Alignex Team on February 9, 2017 at 3:17 PM

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It's Day 3 at SOLIDWORKS World 2017! In today's general session, we got an exciting preview of new features coming to SOLIDWORKS 2018.

Here are 6 features that got spontaneous audience applause!

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SOLIDWORKS Tech Alert: A Critical DraftSight HotFix

The Alignex Team on February 3, 2017 at 8:15 AM

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It has come to the attention of the DraftSight team at SOLIDWORKS that, due to an expired certificate, Windows* 32 & 64-bit versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1, 2017

To avoid usage interruption, please make sure to immediately download and install this critical DraftSight hotfix, which can be found on the main product download page. 

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