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True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire (Part 3)

Guest Author - solidThinking Team on July 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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In Part 2 of this blog series we looked at what goes into creating an optimization run by:

  • Starting with a motion study of our convertible top.
  • Automatically transferring loads data from the motion to the structural optimizations.
  • Applying shape controls and optimization variables to generate shapes based on our specific needs.

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How to Convert an Image File to DXF

Eric Weber on May 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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We here at Alignex receive a lot of questions regarding the functionality of the SOLIDWORKS software. One of the questions we receive often is how to take a standard image file and make it compatible with your Draftsight software. In this video, Alignex engineer Eric Weber walks you through the step by step process of how to convert any image file into a DXF file. 

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True Simulation Driven Design with solidThinking Inspire (Part 2)

Guest Author - solidThinking Team on April 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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In part 1 of our blog we covered the business value of driving our design with simulation. In this post it’s time to “get into the weeds” a bit. When setting up simulation studies and specifically optimization, we often think back to setting up proofs or “showing your work” in an exam. If you wanted any partial credit at all before you start trying to solve the problem you need to lay out your: “Givens, Assumptions and Unknowns”.  

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Everything You Need to Know About SOLIDWORKS CAM

Mike Dady on March 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Since the release of SOLIDWORKS CAM a few months back, we here at Alignex have received lots of questions about what the new software package has to offer. We decided it was finally time to just sit down and hammer out some of the most commonly asked questions in order to make it clearer how SOLIDWORKS CAM would fit into your current workflow. 

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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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Automate So You Can Innovate With the Brand New SOLIDWORKS CAM

Kevin Breindel on November 16, 2017 at 11:30 AM

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Brand new in 2018 is SOLIDWORKS CAM. Although it can be a bit confusing trying to understand exactly what it does for you at first, it all boils down to one thing. Saving you time. 

Let's break down the major features included in SOLIDWORKS CAM, and how they will help you spend less time on mundane tasks, and more on taking your products to the next level.  

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8 Reasons to Choose SolidCAM

The Alignex Team on July 5, 2017 at 2:45 PM

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SolidCAM is the premier CAM software option for the CNC and manufacturing professional using SOLIDWORKS. It provides an unparalleled level of power, ease of use plus a seamless single-window integration with SOLIDWORKS.

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Integrate Your CAD and CAM with SolidCAM Xpress

The Alignex Team on April 2, 2015 at 10:35 AM

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Program Your CNC’s Right Inside SOLIDWORKS

SolidCam Xpress can be the program that launches you into CAM. With it SOLIDWORKS users can get a completely integrated, 2.5D machining and 3 axis surface machining tool at a very affordable price.

It is great for those who have been interested in taking the next step in leveraging their CAD designs to develop the tooling data in an automated process. It will also allow those who have other, non-integrated CAM solutions to test out the benefits of SolidCAM with SOLIDWORKS at a lower cost. With a no-penalty upgrade path, SolidCAM Xpress becomes the perfect starting point to build from as your CAM knowledge or needs evolve.

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