How to Get a SOLIDWORKS Home Use License

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Let’s look at a few scenarios where you have taken a SOLIDWORKS training course and now you head back to your work.Scenario 1: You have taken training and your company is still in the middle of implementing SOLIDWORKS, or they are not ready to use SOLIDWORKS in production just yet. Scenario 2: Your company is expecting you to be a SOLIDWORKS expert but they haven’t given you any practice time. Scenario 3: You took a class for exploratory reasons to further […]

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Preparing for SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training

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So you’re learning SolidWorks for the first time. Maybe you’re looking to brush up on new versions or were self-taught and filling in some gaps. Here are some things that you can do to make your first experience learning SolidWorks with a class taught by FISHER/UNITECH an amazing one.Do some tutorials before you get to the first SolidWorks Essentials class. Specifically, these four tutorials: Introduction to SolidWorks Lesson 1: Parts Lesson 2: Assemblies Lesson 3: Drawings   These will give […]

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Using the Isolate Command in SOLIDWORKS

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You’ll find that SolidWorks has many underrated tools that allow a user to get to that final design just a little faster; the Isolate command is one of these. It can be used in an assembly or in a multi-body solid part. A user selects all the components or bodies they want fully visible and then can set all others to hidden, transparent, or wireframe. Basically, what a user has invoked is a temporary display state. Multi-Body: Assembly: In an […]

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SOLIDWORKS Training: Pros and Cons of Online and In-Person Classes

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Whether you need to start with the basics of SolidWorks or need specialized instruction in advanced functions, Fisher/Unitech’s 3DU program offers a wide variety of classes and options for learning. We offer a traditional classroom experience at any of our 14 offices, online training for remote learning from anywhere you happen to be, and even a mobile lab that can come to your location, complete with a professor, to teach you on-site. One of our fantastic online instructors wanted to […]

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Why You Need Data Management

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A big question is, why do you need data management (DM)? It really can be summed up in two words: TIME and MONEY. It’s really a simple reasoning. TIME While a fast computer works great in between saves, it can’t help a slow network. Think of it like this: Driving from point A to point B can be done via a highway in a straight line (scenario A) OR done via a side road with a lower speed limit and […]

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SOLIDWORKS Hardware Suggestions

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SolidWorks World was just a couple weeks ago and I was able to attend many informative classes. I want to do a series of blogs in regards to those classes. One of the many questions we get at FISHER/UNITECH is, what kind of hardware should I buy? One thing we are not supposed to do is suggest a particular company over another, such as Boxx versus Dell versus HP (all of these companies were sponsors at SW World this year.) […]

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