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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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The Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Training - Advanced Part Modeling

Kevin Breindel on January 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Welcome to part 4 of our Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Training series. This time around we are walking you through the entirety of the Advanced Part Modeling course, answering any questions that may arise so you know exactly what to expect that first day in the classroom
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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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Create Quality Castings with solidThinking Click2Cast

Guest Author - solidThinking Team on December 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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Wishful Thinking

If you design casted parts or tooling, and are a SOLIDWORKS user you may have hoped for the ability to simulate casting within SOLIDWORKS, possibly using the Plastics add-in? That would be a reasonable wish. Plastics is easy to use and relatively inexpensive. However, that is not the case for one main reason.

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Solve All Your Data Management Problems with SOLIDWORKS Manage

Kevin Breindel on December 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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As launch season begins to wind down, anyone who has seen what is new to SOLIDWORKS in 2018 has reason to be excited. A variety of new features and functionalities from gesture based sketching to virtual reality integration are helping companies perfect their designs like never before. 

One major addition that seems to be getting overlooked though is SOLIDWORKS Manage. Today we are going to break down everything included in SOLIDWORKS Manage and how its added functionalities will help you take your product data management to the next level. 

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How to Easily Manage Configurations with Configuration Publisher

Mike Dady on December 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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It goes without saying that one of the most frequently asked questions people have for us at Alignex is how to cut time and be more efficient when working with their 3D CAD designs.

In this video blog, I'll walk you through how to easily manage your configurations with a little known tool already found in the SOLIDWORKS platform, the Configuration Publisher. 

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The Best STEM Gifts of 2017

Kevin Breindel on November 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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It's that time of year again. Our waistlines are still recovering from Thanksgiving feasts, the weather man continues to threaten us with more snow and the realization we haven't even started our Christmas shopping is beginning to set in. Tis the season, am I right?

Although we can't help you with the first two, we over here at Alignex have taken the time to compile some of our favorite STEM gifts available this holiday season. So strap in, dig out that credit card and get ready to discover some incredible toy options that will convince your kids to put down the screen for 5 minutes and start learning (even if they don't know it). 

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Automate So You Can Innovate With the Brand New SOLIDWORKS CAM

Kevin Breindel on November 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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Brand new in 2018 is SOLIDWORKS CAM. Although it can be a bit confusing trying to understand exactly what it does for you at first, it all boils down to one thing. Saving you time. 

Let's break down the major features included in SOLIDWORKS CAM, and how they will help you spend less time on mundane tasks, and more on taking your products to the next level.  

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The Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Training - Assembly Modeling

Kevin Breindel on November 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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Welcome to part 3 of our Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Training series. This time around we are walking you through the entirety of the SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling course, answering any questions that may arise so you know exactly what to expect that first day in the classroom.

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Discover the Power of Thor's Hammer with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Mike Dady on November 3, 2017 at 11:25 AM

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This week marks the release of Thor: Ragnorak, the highly anticipated 17th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since the first trailer dropped back in April many of us around the office have been counting down the days till we finally would be able to see what is next in store for the God of Thunder. 

Well let's just say I couldn't wait that long. Lucky for me there is SOLIDWORKS Simulation, a fantastic tool for testing your design performance in both linear and non-linear dynamic settings. So if it can test the accurate behavior of a bicycle gear or a car suspension, it certainly could be used to test one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in the Marvel universe right? Let's find out!

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