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How to Create Your SOLIDWORKS ID: Part 2

Jackie Yip on May 28, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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In the previous blog, the journey began with creating a new SOLIDWORKS ID.

One of the great things a SOLIDWORKS ID offers, is the ability to access a variety of different content that fits your specific needs.  Whether it’s asking questions, learning new tools, or joining a new community, your SOLIDWORKS ID is the foundation to getting started.  We’ll highlight the key areas to visit with the newly created SOLIDWORKS ID and how it’ll continue to provide users with the best resources available.

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How to Create Your SOLIDWORKS ID: Part 1

Jackie Yip on May 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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A SOLIDWORKS ID serves more than just a reminder that you’re a SOLIDWORKS user.  In fact, you can use your ID to access valuable SOLIDWORKS resources ranging from downloading the software, accessing training videos, visiting the forums, and logging into the new 3DExperience.  All of these resources will use the same ID and we will go through how to setup your SOLIDWORKS ID.

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Ultimate Guide to Simulation Training on MySolidWorks

Tim Spielman on May 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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When it comes to free educational resources SOLIDWORKS has always offered a wide variety of options for it's users to expand their skill set beyond the physical classroom.
 
In an effort to help organize some of the resources in one place, we have compiled a full list of the Simulation related training/tutorial videos that are available through MySolidWorks Standard for anyone who has an active SOLIDWORKS license subscription service. 
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CADCamp Training Programs Now Available

The Alignex Team on May 7, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Alignex is offering an exclusive online, instructor-led training program called CADCamp. For a one-time discounted cost of $600, the student can take as many of the eligible Alignex EXTEND and EXTEND MASTERCLASS courses as they would like.

All courses included in this offer have been developed by our Application Engineers based on requests from customers that were looking more user development options beyond standard SOLIDWORKS training.

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Understanding SOLIDWORKS File Compatibility

Blake Hartje on April 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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If you’re a SOLIDWORKS user then chances are high you've seen the dreaded "future version" file error. Perhaps you've even caused this grief for another user. So how does one avoid this problem in the future?

In this quick article we're going to list the reasons SOLIDWORKS files aren't forward compatible and the options we have to work around the file version.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation in a Multi-CAD Environment

Sean Stiehm on April 23, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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With SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect technology, SOLIDWORKS Simulation users can now analyze parts and assemblies created in other CAD systems including PTC Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens SolidEdge or NX, and Dassault Systemes CATIA.  3D Interconnect allows you to insert proprietary CAD data directly into a SOLIDWORKS assembly without converting it to a SOLIDWORKS file.

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A SOLIDWORKS Story - McNeilus

The Alignex Team on April 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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McNeilus is North America’s market share leader in refuse and concrete mixer trucks. Since 1970, the McNeilus commitment has been the same: to listen to the customer and never stop improving the products and services that help them face the challenges of a demanding business.

That commitment leads to the research, testing, analysis, design and quality manufacturing that drive McNeilus trucks to deliver performance that sets the standard for reliability and durability.

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How to Configure Your Firewall Port Settings for SOLIDWORKS

Blake Hartje on April 9, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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This article will outline the steps required to configure the firewall port settings for your SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL) and your SOLIDWORKS PDM installation. The Steps for opening ports for inbound and outbound traffic is the same for each port.

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How to Create a Custom Toolbox Component - Part 2

Mike Dady on April 2, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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In a previous blog we showed how quickly we can customize the Toolbox to add new fasteners. Today we are going to show how to add other types of hardware to the Toolbox and specify custom properties, like Material. Let’s dive in and see how it works.

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Using SOLIDWORKS from Home During the Covid-19 Shutdown

The Alignex Team on March 26, 2020 at 2:18 PM

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At a time when more and more employees are working from home to limit the spread of COVID-19, we want to make sure you have all the resources you need to use SOLIDWORKS successfully.

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