Copy Settings Wizard

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Copy Settings Wizard Alright, it’s 8am Monday morning and you made it to the office. Traffic was a nightmare, because apparently, it’s important to stop and look at the fender bender in the opposite lanes of travel even though there’s a median, regardless you’re in the office. You fire up your machine when your buddy in IT strolls by. He informs you, just how much you owe him for coming in over the weekend and upgrading all the machines to […]

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Do I Really Need SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional?

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Do I Really Need SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional? If you read my last blog Why SOLIDWORKS Visualize? and are currently skimming through this one, you’ve likely come to the accurate conclusion, that true photo quality renderings are a much-needed part of your business moving forward. Now you’re wondering, can’t I just use SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?  After-all SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is free with a SOLIDWORKS Professional or SOLIDWORKS Premium license.  But before you just jump to any hasty conclusion, let’s walk through […]

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Why SOLIDWORKS Visualize?

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Why SOLIDWORKS Visualize? The blending of the real and digital world has become so seamless, it’s difficult to tell where reality ends and digital representations begin. But as this blended world has become a part of our culture, so too have the expectations of today’s designers and engineers. No longer is it acceptable to provide hand sketches, line drawings, or CAD mockups to prospective customers. Many customers expect to see THEIR products complete well before the final design and production […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Visualize Professional VIRTUAL REALITY – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Visualize Professional VIRTUAL REALITY – #SW2018 Sometimes technology is cool just to be cool and it MAY look like that’s the case with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional 2018’s newest Virtual Reality output.  But the ACTUAL reality is (you see what I did there?), the new Virtual Reality output with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional 2018 is more than just a toy. Customers are continuing to expect a more engaging interaction with manufacturers before they make purchasing decisions. They […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 New User Interface – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 New User Interface – #SW2018 What’s more exciting than User Interface redesigns?!? If you said pretty much anything, just wait a minute there partner.  This year’s user interface changes for SOLIDWORKS Visualize are awesome, helpful, and productive! The first major user interface change option you’ll see is the ability to switch between Dark and Light themes.  While some of this supports just user preference there’s actually some real benefits to having the […]

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SOLIDWORKS Licensing: Choices, Not Ultimatums

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SOLIDWORKS provides customers with multiple licensing choices; not one size fits all ultimatums.  When I tell my son, “we’re going to have carrots with dinner” his immediate response is “no daddy.”  When my wife asks, “would you like carrots or peas with dinner” he’s quick to respond, “carrots please.”  We all want him to be healthy and grow, but what he wants is the ability to choose.  SOLIDWORKS wants your business to be healthy and grow (and like my much […]

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Hidden SOLIDWORKS Gems: Overlooked Resources & Tools That You May Already Own

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In our most recent 10-4 Tech Talk I covered . If you weren’t able to attend you may be interested in some of the products you may already own and resources to which you already have access. MySOLIDWORKS.com: a great resource for training, CAD  models, and everything SOLIDWORKS community.  Personally I think the user community is what sets SOLIDWORKS apart, so if you haven’t taken advantage yet, now’s a great time.  And here’s the best part….it’s FREE! Xpress tools: all about […]

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Quick Customized Composer Commands

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Say it ten times fast! …Alliteration is fun… SOLIDWORKS Composer is an awesome tool for generating technical communication.  You can quickly create exploded views, detailed raster images, vector graphics, animations, interactive content and more.  The best part of SOLIDWORKS Composer is being able to quickly update all of your different views when the CAD geometry changes. Unfortunately as fast as Composer is with generating content and updating views, out of the box Composer doesn’t offer a lot of obvious shortcut […]

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Sheet Metal Parts in a Flash!

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I talk to a lot of SOLIDWORKS users that RUN away from Sheet Metal design because they think only a SUPER HERO could possibly do the work.  Once they learn how to use SOLIDWORKS’ Convert to Sheet Metal tool, they see just how fast and easy Sheet Metal design is in SOLIDWORKS and hopefully by the end of this blog you’ll CONVERT too.  If you’re already sick of the puns, guess what…it’s only going to get worse from here!  So […]

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It’s Race Month, so….Drive…in the Xpress Lane….with DriveWorks Xpress

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Man that was a stretch for a title to tie into the Indy 500, but come on it’s the best I got! Trust me it doesn’t get much better from here! Last month I did a 10-4 Tech Talk on Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS, one of which was DriveWorks Xpress.  Wouldn’t you know it right after a few people called me, for the purposes of this blog I’m writing, wanting to know more about how DriveWorks Xpress worked. So in […]

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