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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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How to Create Reference Planes in SOLIDWORKS

Kris Lind on March 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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By now we are all familiar with using the default Reference Planes (Front, Top & Right) within SOLIDWORKS.  Whether being used to start a sketch or mating parts with assemblies, the use of reference planes is a fundamental building block of SOLIDWORKS Part Design or Assembly Modeling.

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Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Certification - CSWE

The Alignex Team on March 19, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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One of the many great things SOLIDWORKS offers it's customers is the ability to prove their technical know-how through a wide variety of certifications. Obtaining a SOLIDWORKS certification proves that you have what it takes to get the job done. Whether trying to advance at your current position or looking for a new one, having a SOLIDWORKS Certification on your resume will help you get where you need to go.

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How to Use Offset and Convert Entities in SOLIDWORKS

Eric Weber on March 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Convert Entities and Offset Entities are two powerful tools you can use when editing a sketch in SOLIDWORKS. Let’s begin with the Convert Entities tool.

Whenever we need to make a sketch entity that matches other geometry of our model we can use the Convert Entities tool. Using the Offset Entities tool we can do a similar thing, but rather than using the exact entities we can instead do an offset from the entities that were used to create another feature.

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Are You Using SOLIDWORKS Certified Hardware?

The Alignex Team on March 5, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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If you are anything like us, when you make a big purchase you want to know you are getting the most out of that product. This especially goes for software purchases like SOLIDWORKS.

One way to ensure you are getting all you can out of your seat of SOLIDWORKS is pairing it with the optimal hardware setup. But how do you know if your hardware setup is holding you back? Well look no further than the SOLIDWORKS Hardware Certification.

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How to Create a Custom Toolbox Component - Part 1

Mike Dady on February 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Hi, I’m Mike Dady, Application Engineer for Alignex. As many of you probably know, the Toolbox Add-In is a database that allows for the quick addition of fasteners and other hardware to a SOLIDWORKS Assembly. However, many don’t realize that the Toolbox can be customized. Making it possible to create new sizes not included in the database, specifying different materials for items, or even adding the same Custom Properties used in most SOLIDWORKS Models. Let’s take a look at this process.

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Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Certification - CSWP

The Alignex Team on February 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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One of the many great things SOLIDWORKS offers it's customers is the ability to prove their technical know-how through a wide variety of certifications. Obtaining a SOLIDWORKS certification proves that you have what it takes to get the job done. Whether trying to advance at your current position or looking for a new one, having a SOLIDWORKS Certification on your resume will help you get where you need to go.

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A SOLIDWORKS Story - Landscape Structures

The Alignex Team on February 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Founded in 1971, Landscape Structures has a long-standing history of innovating play. They believe every child is created equal, which is why they create play environments using inclusive playground equipment that welcomes kids and families to learn, play and grow together.

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Experience True Extended Reality Design with Exxar

The Alignex Team on February 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Virtual reality has done nothing but grow over the last decade. As the technology has continued to improve, more and more industries are finding a way to adapt the technology to their needs. One of the companies doing just that is EXXAR.

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Your Guide to 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020

Travis Quick on January 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM

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Times are changing.  The way we work and how our businesses were run ten or even five years ago has changed, hopefully for the better!  With my formative years in the 80s and 90s I was witness to the internet, cell phones, DVDs, MP3s and the ever-changing ways technology affects our way of life.  Some not always for the best. I had a minidisc player that was obsolete within six months as a result of flash memory.

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