SOLIDWORKS PDM: What are the real costs of losing data?

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Does this sound familiar? You’re a design engineer trying to apply updates to one of your company’s design projects. You search for the latest version of the project’s design file. After spending 20 fruitless minutes on the department’s file server, you start searching your own local computer—hoping that you at least have a version that is somewhat up to date. The good news is that you found a file that at least enables you to work on the design. The […]

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Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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Simplify your electrical design process with SOLIDWORKS Electrical, the first practical solution for collaborative electro-mechanical system design. SOLIDWORKS Electrical provides easy-to-use tools for: Seamless collaboration between electrical and mechanical design teams Powerful schematic design tools for electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems Synchronization between schematics and 3D SOLIDWORKS CAD models The unification of design documentation among all departments Watch the video and see how to easily create electrical designs.

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Desktop Metal’s 316L stainless steel

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New Material Characterized by its corrosion resistance and good mechanical properties at both high and low temperatures, 316L is a fully austenitic stainless steel—now available to print with the Studio System+. About the Material 316L is a molybdenum-bearing, fully austenitic stainless steel. It’s known for its excellent corrosion resistance—for example, it’s resistance to pitting corrosion—and mechanical properties at both high and low temperatures. 316L is a common material used in a wide variety of applications, including: Chemical and petrochemical processing […]

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Desktop Metal Studio System: 3D-Printed Flexures

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The Desktop Metal Studio System+ offers not only the convenience of office-friendly 3D printing, but the ability to 3D-print metal flexures. Flexure: (n.) A flexible feature (or combination of elements) within a part, engineered to be compliant in specific degrees of freedom. Background Flexures are used for precise adjustment in devices like optical stages and actuating clamps—such as collets and compliant features—where minimizing backlash is critical. Based on their geometric complexity, fine features, and susceptibility to vibration, flexure designs are challenging […]

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Upcoming Webinars

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CATI hosts a number of events live online through Webex. Online events range from monthly SOLIDWORKS CATIpult sessions, PDM, 3DExperience, 3D Scanning, and 3D printing sessions. June Inspection Documentation: Create It Faster with SOLIDWORKS Inspection on June 13, 2019 from 1–2 p.m. CST Automate Scanning with the Creaform Cube-R on June 18, 2019 from 1–2 p.m. CST SOLIDWORKS CATIpult Session: Zero to Hero: Advanced Surfacing Techniques Using SOLIDWORKS on June 20, 2019 from 12–1 p.m. CST   July SOLIDWORKS CATIpult […]

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Customer Story: Goebel & Co. Furniture

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Most people think of top-end, bespoke handcrafted furniture as in opposition to the quick work SOLIDWORKS makes of prototyping and design. For Martin Goebel, president and design director at Goebel & Co. Furniture in Saint Louis, Missouri, the two go hand in hand. Martin has made it his mission to marry traditional, analog furniture-making to modern, digital design. He started out with a traditional European apprenticeship in northern California when he was 19, working under a renowned handmade furniture maker, […]

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CamelBak: Hydration Meets Design Innovation

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  Learn how the design team at CamelBak uses SOLIDWORKS to create the most innovative products that keep the world properly hydrated, all while reducing single-use water bottle waste. CamelBak not only designs unique products, but must also build creative new tools for testing and manufacturing to ensure their products meet rigorous standards. Learn how CamelBak uses SOLIDWORKS to: Reduce design iterations before creating physical prototypes Create custom designs starting within SOLIDWORKS Design parts in-house used for testing each concept […]

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Customer Story: Classic Car Studio

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Computer Aided Technology customer Classic Car Studio in St. Louis, Mo. started off as a traditional buy-and-sell classic cars operation when they opened their doors in 2006, but soon expanded into all sorts of restoration and custom car build projects. Now, with an over 40,000-square-foot facility housing over 100 cars and 15 technicians, their product development solutions have grown along with the company. First, let’s take a tour of the shop from the Classic Car Studio YouTube channel:   “Classic car restoration […]

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5 new features of the Stratasys F120 and V650

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We are thrilled to offer the latest from Stratasys 3D printing. Here are two new printing solutions just added to our collection, and their top five exciting new benefits. F120 Finally, affordable industrial-grade 3D printing. An industrial 3D printer at a price that brings professional 3D printing to the masses. Introducing the powerfully reliable F120, the newest addition to the Stratasys F123 Series. We’re bringing our industrial expertise to transform the 3D printing game 1. F123 Series capability in desktop […]

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Training at CATI

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You have the tools you need—now what do you do with them? SOLIDWORKS training through Computer Aided Technology provides our customers with a rich set of comprehensive classes and flexible delivery from our certified training centers. SOLIDWORKS provides powerful tools, but without the right know-how, the full potential of these tools cannot be attained. CATI instructors are certified by SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys, and our other partners to provide their complete catalog of course offerings. We have also developed unique classes to […]

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