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How to Install Multiple Versions of SOLIDWORKS on One PC

Jackie Yip on December 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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When a new version of SOLIDWORKS is released,  most users choose to perform an upgrade on their machine. However, what if one of your customers is still using an older release? If you are caught in this situation, there is a way to keep a previous version on the same machine.

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How to Modify a SOLIDWORKS Install

The Alignex Team on August 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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If a user needs to modify an install because of a new serial number or a different product, there are a few steps to follow to help make it a smooth transition. This guide will take a step by step approach to changing the license number or adding/removing the programs in a SOLIDWORKS install.

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How to Create Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats

Geoffrey King on August 31, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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When it comes to creating projects in SOLIDWORKS, the main goal is to spend as much time as possible on what is important, the design itself. Nobody wants to be stuck wasting unnecessary amounts of time on tasks like recreating file templates over and over. Come on, we are trying to increase productivity here! 

In this video, I'll walk you through the process of creating a drawing template that can be used on multiple projects.

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5 Things About SOLIDWORKS Subscriptions Your Boss Wants to Know

The Alignex Team on August 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM

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At this point, nobody wants to sign up for yet another subscription service. Every day it feels like someone is trying to get me locked into another monthly fee that I will inevitably forget I'm paying for. Then two years down the road I realize I could have purchased a small car for what I've been secretly spending. I cringe thinking about it.

Despite this anxiety, there are still a few great subscription services out there that provide unparalleled value. Netflix is an obvious one of course, but have you heard about the SOLIDWORKS Subscription?

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The Ultimate Guide to SOLIDWORKS Training - Essentials

The Alignex Team on August 17, 2017 at 11:21 AM

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One of the most commonly asked questions we receive here at Alignex is what to expect when taking a SOLIDWORKS training course.

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How to Install Your SolidNetwork License Manager

Eric Weber on July 11, 2017 at 8:10 AM

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This how-to blog post will take you step-by-step through the process of installing your SolidNetwork License Manager (SNL). Installing your SNL is the first step to upgrading your client computers.

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A Complete Guide to Using SOLIDWORKS Rx

Matthew Kusz on June 6, 2017 at 8:45 AM

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The SOLIDWORKS Rx tool allows you to easily capture video and diagnostic information for troubleshooting problems, checking your system performance, and updating your video card driver. It also allows you to run tests and compare your results with fellow SOLIDWORKS users.

By familiarizing yourself with how to use the SOLIDWORKS Rx tool, you'll have the diagnostic tools to communicate and solve any problems you come across. 

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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.

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How to Change a SOLIDWORKS Stand-Alone Serial Number

Cristian Arnold on May 4, 2017 at 10:35 AM

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Need to upgrade your stand-alone serial number to a new one or move a stand-alone license to a different computer? Follow these steps on how to change a SOLIDWORKS serial number. These steps must be completed directly on the computer where the serial number is changing.

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