The Benefits of Connecting with 3DEXPERIENCE Visualize

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3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Professional and 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Premium both include 3DEXPERIENCE Visualize Professional. As a point of comparison, the desktop version of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium, on subscription, include only a seat of Visualize Standard. In Visualize Standard you can create photo-quality static images with ease. Visualize Professional contains all the features and functionality within Visualize Standard, plus it includes advanced capabilities such as a full animation suite, user-defined lighting, a rendering queue and lots more. For more information on Visualize, […]

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What’s New – 3DEXPERIENCE R2021x FD07 Highlights

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3D Creator Dynamic Dimension Entry The entry of dimension as you sketch has been enhanced for a smoother user experience with a more refined look and feel and more predictable locations for dimension placement. Part Supply Downloads Users can now search for off the shelf components and drag and drop them directly in the xDesign UI by search through the PartSupply library. Lean Team Player 6WTags 6WTags are great for filtering data in searches and other widgets on your dashboards. […]

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3DEXPERIENCE Platform Administration: Adding users from outside your organization.

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Questions about adding more users to a 3DEXPERIENCE Tenant have come up a couple of times, so we thought we would share some insights about it. First question, is the consultant/designer/stakeholder going to use one of your licenses or do they already own 3DEXPERIENCE Roles that they can use in your 3DEXPERIENCE Platform? Next, what data and communities do you want them to be a part of in your Tenant? For today, we will discuss how to add users to […]

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3DLEAN on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: Live White Board Meetings for your Team.

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Many of us have stood in front of a white board covered in Post-It notes for multiple reasons like flash 5/flash 30 meetings, problem solving, or business ideation meetings. These types of meetings are spontaneous, simple, and usually a fixed amount of time to keep things moving and operations lean. But what happens when our teams are separated physically and psychologically. We use tools like Skype, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and Goto Meeting where we can share our screen with the […]

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3D SheetMetal Creator: A 3DEXPERIENCE Design Tool

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Why? As the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is starting to grow, more design tools are being released. One such tools for sheet metal designers is the 3D SheetMetal Creator role that is available today. The question applies here, “ Why would I want to use this tool (aka role)?” Well it provides a browser-based solution with associative parametric sheet metal design capabilities. In so simple of terms, it allows you to build components, assemblies, and enclosures out of sheet metal without having […]

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What is 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS?

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What is 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS? For those of you that have heard about this tool we hope to share some insights about what 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is and is not by answering some standard questions that have been coming up. Now for those that need a little background on what is the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform here are some help links that will get you started. There are many more but you can find them at our YouTube channel. SOLIDWORKS and the Power of […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Video Drivers – A Clean Uninstall/Install Every Time

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The last few weeks I’ve been working very closely with some video card manufactures and was going back and forth between nVidia and AMD makes of cards. If you are switching video cards or drivers many times things get left behind on the windows driver, registry and other things you may not have thought of. In my discussions one developer mentioned a tool call DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) by a company called Wagnardsoft. It’s a free tool, but they do […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Body Compare

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Every version of SOLIDWORKS has those hidden gems that just make your life better. In my world, Body Compare is one of those features. Body Compare, originally part of SOLIDWORKS Utilities, only worked on SOLID bodies. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, bodies can be any type: classic BREP bodies, mesh BREP bodies, or graphics bodies. Classic BREP and mesh BREP can be solid or surface bodies. Applications Scan Mesh Comparison With new scanning technologies becoming more accessible to engineers and designers that […]

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How to get your SOLIDWORKS models ready for a quad patch mesh export

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When it comes to design software SOLIDWORKS is great and so is its rendering and animation capabilities. But sometimes we must outsource rendering, animations, and or surface sculpting to other departments and firms. When this happens, they either ask for an OBJ/STL/VRML format and maybe STEP / IGES if they are a little more advanced with file conversion. Typically, when they receive a mesh formatted file from SOLIDWORKS they are not very happy with the default export from the meshing […]

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SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER: Import Custom Properties from Autodesk Inventor, PTC® Creo, Solid Edge®, STEP, and UG NX using 3D Interconnect

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Over the years I’ve spent time with some of our SOLIDWORKS Composer customers that don’t use SOLIDWORKS as their primary CAD tool, and a prevailing question kept coming up. “Where are the custom properties? We don’t want to manually type in all this information if the designers have already done so in CAD, whatever it may be.” I don’t like to shy away from a challenge, so I rolled up my sleeves and went to work, and please forgive my […]

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