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True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire (Part 3)

Guest Author - solidThinking Team on July 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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In Part 2 of this blog series we looked at what goes into creating an optimization run by:

  • Starting with a motion study of our convertible top.
  • Automatically transferring loads data from the motion to the structural optimizations.
  • Applying shape controls and optimization variables to generate shapes based on our specific needs.

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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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How to Extract Raw Curve Data from an Image File

Eric Weber on June 28, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Have you ever wanted to be able to import information from an image file but didn't have the original data?  Well we've got you covered. Join Alignex engineer Eric Weber as he walks you through the process of creating X/Y plots on any picture you can find. 

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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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Best Hardware Recommendations for SOLIDWORKS 2018

Mack Rasmussen on June 14, 2018 at 12:01 PM

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Customers frequently ask us for some guidelines on the best hardware to run SOLIDWORKS on. Luckily, there are some simple guidelines on configuration to help you pick the right type of workstation for your needs. In this post, we will list each of the major types of components and describe how each of the characteristics affect SOLIDWORKS performance.

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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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Work on Your Designs Like Never Before with Virtual & Augmented Reality

Kevin Breindel on May 31, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Now I am not old by any means, but I'm certainly starting to feel like it. I remember a time when something like virtual reality was found only in movies and TV shows. I would stay up on Friday nights watching Star Trek: The Next Generation as a kid, dreaming of what could be possible if something like the holodeck actually existed. It was a distant pipe dream that only seemed possible in the world of science fiction.

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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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How to Convert an Image File to DXF

Eric Weber on May 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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We here at Alignex receive a lot of questions regarding the functionality of the SOLIDWORKS software. One of the questions we receive often is how to take a standard image file and make it compatible with your Draftsight software. In this video, Alignex engineer Eric Weber walks you through the step by step process of how to convert any image file into a DXF file. 

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS Education 2018-19

Kevin Breindel on May 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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As Summer approaches, the school year is finally winding down and students around the country are getting ready for a much deserved couple months off. This also means a new edition of SOLIDWORKS Education Edition is out, and with it a plethora of new features guaranteed to help students be even more prepared for what awaits them after graduation. 

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