DriveWorks – Using Character Codes to Jazz up your SOLIDWORKS Annotations

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DriveWorks is the design automation tool for companies that engineer to order. Using DriveWorks, we can create infinite variations of your product in a fraction of the time done manually. Leveraging DriveWorks to generate drawings is one of the many advantages design automation brings to the table. DriveWorks allows you to adjust your drawing sheets, views, and annotations to fit your new designs. Things like scale, dimension positions, and even annotation text can updated based on the changes to the model. […]

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Moving from DriveWorks Xpress to DriveWorks Solo

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DriveWorks Xpress is the design automation tool included with every seat of SOLIDWORKS. The Xpress edition allows you to get to know this easy to use tool, but is limited to only a portion of what is possible in the world of knowledge based engineering. If you want dynamic forms that you can customize to fit your projects requirements, If you need access to more functions to allow you to write more complex rules, If you need more control over […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Microsoft® Office Add-in for Enterprise PDM #SW2015

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It's finally coming out of Beta! The new ePDM add-in for Microsoft Office will be included with Enterprise PDM 2015. You will find the new functions in the ribbon under Enterprise PDM. This add-in will allow contributors and editors to perform ePDM functions directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This includes the ability to: Check out, check in, and undo check out Get the latest or previous file versions Display and edit Data Card information Change State Access the Search […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Width Mate and Angle Mate #sw2015

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New – Width Mate and Angle Mate #sw2015 We must say that SOLIDWORKS 2015 has made it easier to apply and modify mates. Let's go over the angle mate for now. In the previous versions when you apply the angle mate you had to go through some trial and error to get the parts in the correct angle to each other. In SOLIDWORKS 2015, the angle mate feature has more graphical notifications letting the you know which […]

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SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Seminar – Chicago, IL

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Join us on July 17th at our Buffalo Grove Headquarters for a seminar featuring the benefits of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. With SOLIDWORKS EPDM you can keep your project connected everywhere. SOLIDWORKS EPDM Allows you to: Eliminate manual, time consuming version and revision tasks from your workday Be sure you’re working on the correct and latest files all the time Know at once who else could be impacted by a design change Secure all types of data alongside your CAD data […]

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Euromold 2013 – Day 3&4 Update

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As the Euromold show comes to a close, the over 1000 exhibitors and 55,000 attendees begin to make their way back to various parts of the world.  It has been an incredible show.  I've seen some incredible technologies in the last four days. My AMUG colleague, Gary Rabinovitz, tested out a new handheld scanner.  With this new handheld scanner, Gary had his head scanned and an STL file on a usb drive in under 5 minutes.  It's important to point […]

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Euromold 2013 – Day 1&2 Update

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It's day two and already an exciting show.  When the show opened on Tuesday, it was unlike any trade show I've ever been to. I've been able to to see so many advancements in the additive manufacturing industry that it would make your head spin!!  One of those advancements was the use of a traditional dental scanner, normally used in place of the standard dental impression process, being used for reverse engineering of small highly detailed parts.  The scanner not […]

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Names August 27 “Stratasys Day”

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Stratasys has been officially honored by the government of Minnesota! In an official proclamation, Governor Mark Dayton and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced that August 27, 2013 was “Stratasys Day.” >Click here to read the full article found on the Stratasys Blog Visit the CATI website to learn more about 3D Printers. Tracy GoldenMarketing AssistantComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Colorado teenager 3D prints the next generation of prosthetic limbs

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It all started with an idea and the desire to help.  Easton LaChappelle, a teenager from Colorado, met a young girl with an $80,000 prosthetic and immediately started to wonder if he could design something with an equally high quality at a much lower cost.  Since then, Easton has been doing some amazing work on designing advanced prosthetics with the use of SOLIDWORKS and 3D printers.  He built a prosthetic hand and arm for less than $500. >Click here to […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Sneak Peek: Lock Rotation for Cylindrical Mates

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 will be officially unveiled on September 9, and while you're waiting for the big reveal, we're going to give you a few peeks at some of the new features. The Path Length Dimension is an entirely new dimension available in sketches. It allows the creation of a path in a sketch to define the exact length of an item like a chain or belt. Like all dimensions in SOLIDWORKS, its value can be parametrically controlled in a variety […]

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