CAD as SaaS

There are five us in my house. We have four, nice computers. Until this week we were a happy family living the dream. This week the youngest had homework and we found ourselves short one computer. The fighting began. So I went to the basement, threw some parts together, installed Ubuntu (Linux) and within an hour had everyone in the house on their own computer. (This is what the computer looked like when I set it on his desk.) This […]

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Getting SVG and other vector files into SOLIDWORKS with no cost to you.

  Good morning everybody, I was working on some things for the SOLIDWORKS 2012 rollout and came across an ipad 2 cover in the what’s new files. It was used for the feature freeze vignette. I thought to myself it would be really cool to cut the logo’s for the local sports teams I would be visiting. So I looked on line for some logos I could use. I found, of all places, the Wikipedia was a great source of […]

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2012 Toolbox Hotfix 627753

Many of you launching SOLIDWORKS 2012 SP0.0 will be receiving a message box prompting you to install a hotfix for Toolbox. This message is sent to you via the RSS news feeds on your task pane. The option for this is shown in the background tools>options>general> “Show latest news feeds in task pane”. The message box is on top of the options menu in this screen shot. The message is alerting you to update to the hotfix and contains a […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2012 Enhancement – Motion Optimization

Motion Optimization automatically uses motion study results to create sensors and refine machine aspects such as motor size, bearing loads, and range of travel. Dynamically adjust any input and immediately see changes to constraints or goals. Benefits: Optimize designs in a fraction of the time by refining the mechanism configuration to suit stock motors and actuators, ensuring range limits or bearing loads are not exceeded.

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Fatigue Check Plot

Should you be concerned about fatigue? Not the kind of fatigue that affects Air Traffic Controllers, but the kind that causes a product to fail after repeated use. If you have the luxury of designing products that are only used once, you can stop reading now! For the rest of us, we need to be aware of the expected service life of our designs. If you knew your product would last “forever”, would you run around the office high-fiving your […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2012 Enhancement – Command Search

Command Search allows you to quickly find commands that are either hard to access, or not on the standard toolbars. Launch commands, drag and drop commands, or just highlight command locations in pull-down menus or toolbars directly from the search results. Benefits: Get up to speed faster with Command Search, and more easily customize the SOLIDWORKS user interface to streamline your workflow.

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Adding The Vault to Your Favorites

Windows 7 Tip: Certainly one of your favorite places to be is inside your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault. Would you like to prove your love and add the vault to your list of favorites? Drag your blueberry into your favorites list. Make sure the cursor says “Create link in Favorites” and that you are not dropping the blueberry into an existing folder. That’s it! Much faster vault access!

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Adding the vault to your favorites

Windows 7 Tip: Certainly one of your favorite places to be is inside your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault. Would you like to prove your love and add the vault to your list of favorites? Drag your blueberry into your favorites list. Make sure the cursor says “Create link in Favorites” and that you are not dropping the blueberry into an existing folder. That’s it! Much faster vault access!

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