SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Blog Series

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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a few weeks away and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. We have been working hard to find a way to let the SOLIDWORKS community know about all of the new features that SOLIDWORKS 2015 has to offer. Starting tomorrow, the CATI Tech Team will be posting two articles a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, about the new features and functions in […]

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Free SOLIDWORKS from Performance Constraints-Laptop Comparison

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Recently we upgraded our computers at the office and the debate came up as to what machines to buy. We had the group who wanted to go thin and lightweight then we had the group who want to go with the proven workhorses that we have used over the years. Ultimately we went with 2 different machines the Dell Precision M3800 for the thin crew and the Dell Precision M6800 for the rest of us. With the new machines in […]

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SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Call for Papers

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted earlier this week. This month I documented the Where, When, What, Why & How of SOLIDWORKS World and submitting a presentation for SOLIDWORK World. The article answers all of the critical questions and has images of on-line form for submitting a presentation for SOLIDWORKS World. If you would like to submit a presentation, go to this web page and fill out the online form SOLIDWORKS World 2015 call for papers. The […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Beta coming soon

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SOLIDWORKS announced last week that the Beta version of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is scheduled to go live near the end of June. Like in years past SOLIDWORKS will have a Beta program that will allow users to test the new software. As a Beta Tester you have the ability to impact quality, performance and reliability of this new version before it is released. All Beta Testers can submit their feedback to win different prizes and awards. The only requirement to be […]

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Dangers of Downloaded SOLIDWORKS Files

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog will posted later this week. This month I to look at the dangers that we can run into when downloading files to be used in SOLIDWORKS. The article talks about potential problems we face when downloading any file from the internet, from Solids vs. Surfaces to too much data in the files. I show some different examples of what we encounter from a few files I downloaded from different sources and talk about […]

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SOLIDWORKS, Duct Tape and Bailing Wire, Creative solutions to everyday problems

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted last week and SOLIDWORKS has a monthly 22 minute webinar series and for the month of May they have asked me to bring out some of my Redneck Workarounds. The presentation is; SOLIDWORKS, Duct Tape and Bailing Wire, Creative solutions to everyday problems The presentation focuses on is finding creative solutions and different methods of solving modeling and administrative problems. Attendees will learn how day-to-day modeling and administrative challenges are overcome […]

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Imported Files – Turning Surfaces into Solids in SolidWorks

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog will posted later this week. This month I to look at the challenges that we can run across when working with imported files in SolidWorks. The article starts off by taking about the problems we face in working with an imported model. It then takes you through the different processes for turning your imported surface model into a working solid model. The file that I chose to work with was an assembly that […]

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The Future Generation of SOLIDWORKS Engineers

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With my earlier article this week letting everyone know that it is National Engineers Week I asked that everyone get out and do their part to spread the work to the next generation of Engineers. I followed thru with that with a visit to my son Conner's Kindergarten class. I spent about 20 min talking with Mrs. Hickey's class about engineering. I wrote about my visit to Mrs. Hickey's class in my monthly blog article for SolidWorks. If you would […]

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National Engineers Week 2014

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Did you know it is National Engineers Week this week, Feb 16th thru 22nd 2014? According to the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) and DiscoverE websites National Engineers Week is observed on the third full week of February. It is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also […]

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How to Change the Orientation of Imported and SOLIDWORKS Parts

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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted last week. This month I chose to dig up an older topic that still gets asked a lot on the support line and that is how to change the orientation of an imported or existing SOLIDWORKS model. The article takes you through the different processes for correcting the orientation of your model. To view the article use the link below. http://blogs.solidworks.com/tech/2014/01/how-to-change-the-orientation-of-imported-and-existing-solidworks-parts.html Josh Altergott Support Manager Computer Aided Technology, Inc. www.cati.com

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