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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.

Let's take a tour of what is offered in each version of SOLIDWORKS and explore what version might be right for you.

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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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SOLIDWORKS Performance Test: How Fast is Your Hardware?

Sam Oanes on April 19, 2017 at 3:10 PM

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Feel like your SOLIDWORKS is running a little slow? Try the SOLIDWORKS Performance Testwhose primary goal is to benchmark how fast your computer can complete SOLIDWORKS-related tasks. 

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Activate/Deactivate SOLIDWORKS for Use on Multiple PCs

Travis Quick on April 5, 2017 at 8:57 AM

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If you are currently using a stand-alone SOLIDWORKS license, you may not be aware that you have the ability to use that license anywhere you have SOLIDWORKS installed! Simply run through the deactivate process on your active system and this will free the license up to be activated on another computer. This allows you to quickly transfer your license from your workstation, to a lab computer, to your home computer or anywhere else you need to run SOLIDWORKS.

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15 Quick Steps to Setup a Design Library Feature

Jesse Butwinick on March 8, 2017 at 7:45 AM

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Are you finding yourself generating the same feature every time you create a new part? Would you like an easy way to stamp your company logo into your products? Then the Library Feature in SOLIDWORKS is meant for you!

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Boolean Operations and Multibody Techniques in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Jesse Ortman on December 20, 2016 at 1:03 PM

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Do you reuse geometry from other SOLIDWORKS part models to elminate the need to re-model or sketch a new part?

In this video blog, I'll be taking a look at boolean operationssuch as Common, Add and Subtract—and other multibody techniques to increase the speed of your design creations and reduce the time spent fixing broken trees. Plus, learn how to maintain existing features while also adding new geometry. 

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Best Hardware Recommendations for SOLIDWORKS 2017

Mack Rasmussen on December 6, 2016 at 11:30 AM

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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 Confirm Hole Alignment in Your SOLIDWORKS Assemblies [VIDEO]

Mack Rasmussen on November 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM

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Ensuring hole alignment between mating components in your assembly designs, prior to manufacturing, can accelerate the overall product development process, save you time and help you to avoid rework costs. 

In this video blog, I'll be taking a look at the Hole Alignment command in SOLIDWORKS assemblies that is helpful when analyzing the accuracy of your mechanical assemblies. 

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