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SOLIDWORKS Performance Battle: AMD Ryzen vs. Intel [VIDEO]

The Alignex Team on January 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM

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In this 35-minute video from MechFuse Design and Engineering Summit, Alignex's Technical Director, Mack Rasmussen, gives you a detailed look at how to best configure your workstation to run SOLIDWORKS and improve your computer's  day-to-day performance.

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Virtual Reality: Making the Impossible, Possible

Kevin Breindel on September 13, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."

For many, hearing that quote for the first time sparked a curiosity about space and the hidden complexities of mankind's "final frontier." However, that dream will remain just a dream for most of us because apparently, it's really hard to become an astronaut.

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Top 10 Highlights of My First Year at SOLIDWORKS World

Travis Quick on February 14, 2017 at 1:58 PM

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My name is Travis Quick and I am an Application Engineer with Alignex, based out of Edina, MN. This was my first year at SOLIDWORKS World and I’m excited to tell you about all the great things that went on! From the cool technology that was represented at the Partner Pavilion, to the great new things customers are doing, to getting to meet all the amazing people at SOLIDWORKS that help make this community such a wonderful group to be a part of.

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New 2018 Features Just Announced at SOLIDWORKS World

The Alignex Team on February 9, 2017 at 3:17 PM

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It's Day 3 at SOLIDWORKS World 2017! In today's general session, we got an exciting preview of new features coming to SOLIDWORKS 2018.

Here are 6 features that got spontaneous audience applause!

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Alignex Hosts Model Mania at Minneapolis SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event

The Alignex Team on October 27, 2016 at 7:47 AM

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Are your modeling abilities a cut above the rest? Every year at SOLIDWORKS World design engineers from around the country test their skills and compete during a live Model Mania Contest. In 2015, Alignex customer Nick Vande Waerdt from Kooima won 1st place at SOLIDWORKS World. 

This year at our Minneapolis SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event, we thought we’d have a little competition of our own!

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A Sneak Peek at SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect [Video]

The Alignex Team on October 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

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With more core power and performance, and new capabilities for emerging technologies, it’s never been easier to design and create with SOLIDWORKS. Here is just one of our favorite new additions in SOLIDWORKS 2017.

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The Future of Manufacturing and the Necessity for Continuous Innovation

I'm looking forward to my keynote at next Tuesday's SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event at Target Field in Minneapolis, and think you should be there. Here's why! 

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Race to Design Simulation Event

Mike Strand on October 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

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Engineers and designers from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin joined us on September 23rd for a car-themed simulation event + classic car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 

For those of you who weren’t there, here are the highlights!

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Model Based Definition: A Clear View for Manufacturing

Mike Strand on May 12, 2015 at 12:15 PM

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From air quality technology to ophthalmic lens manufacturing, companies from a wide variety of industries showed up at one of our recent Productivity Pack Workshop events to see some new engineering technology. The focus of the event was on becoming more productive, and we covered topics including Simulation, Electrical, Inspection, Costing and MBD. In this blog post I will run through SOLIDWORKS MBD.

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Attending a SOLIDWORKS User Group Meeting

Mike Strand on March 17, 2015 at 8:33 AM

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The power of a user group is evident once you attend. With a room full of engineers and designers who all use the same program, there’s a great chance of discovering a new technique, feature or process that elevate a design. A few of us from Alignex attended the Sioux Falls meeting to join the discussion which ranged from new features of SOLIDWORKS 2015 to facts about the larger SOLIDWORKS community.

User groups are a great place to learn more about SOLIDWORKS and engineering in general. There are also lots of video resources as well as offerings in schools and colleges. Here are a few interesting stats about the community of SOLIDWORKS learners:

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