Using Image Tracer In DraftSight 2019 Professional

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Follow along with the video below as we explore using the NEW Image Tracer Add-in inside DraftSight 2019 Professional. I hope this makes you more efficient in SOLIDWORKS and to see the added value of DraftSight 2019 Professional.   Don Glaske Field Technical Services Manager & CAM Product Manager Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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How to Find Your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Serial Number

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is a powerful photo rendering tool that is included with each seat of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium on subscription. Visualize is a standalone application that requires its own serial number for installation. Want to install SOLIDWORKS Visualize and start creating stunning renders? Read on find out where to locate products attached to your SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license. 1) Log in to the SolidWorks Customer Portal (customerportal.solidworks.com). If you don’t have a SOLIDWORKS ID, check out this […]

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Licensing

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It was working yesterday, this morning I’m getting this error. What happened? Error warning: “Could not obtain a license for SolidWorks standard. Invalid (inconsistent) license key. (-8, 544, 0)”. Some users are seeing an issue when starting SOLIDWORKS. This could be caused by 2 issues that we will cover in this article. SOLIDWORKS License manager has been refreshed, this could happen around the maintenance renewal date. Your company decided not to pay maintenance. The SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard license is free to those […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Installation Guide Part 8 – CAM

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Another release has been delivered with a Value Added Product by SOLIDWORKS called SOLIDWORKS CAM. SOLIDWORKS CAM installation can be broken down into 2 sections (CAM Standard, CAM Standard TBM) and (CAM Professional). CAM Standard – CAM Standard TBM The installation process is simple with CAM, just run the 2018 SOLIDWORKS installation process CAM will be automatically loaded without searching for check marks to add into the software download. After the installation is complete, open SOLIDWORKS and right click on COMMAND MANAGER […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS CAM Updates – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 has some great enhancements in SOLIDWORKS CAM. Listed below are seven updates and improvements to CAM functionality within SOLIDWORKS. 1. Taper and Neck options for non-cutting portion of the tools In the past, our inability to define the detail of the tool shank did not show accurate machining simulation. Now we can properly define the Operations Parameter Dialogue Box in the Tech DB. We now have Taper and Neck options for the Non-cutting portion of the tool. Which allow for greater […]

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SOLIDWORKS CAM vs CAMWorks MATRIX

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SOLIDWORKS CAM is another manufacturing staple of SOLIDWORKS Value Added Products, rebranded CAMWorks a Gold-level solution partner since 1997 is the next step in completing the CONCEPT TO MANUFACTURING process. CAMWORKS was built from the ground up on WINDOWS using the same kernel as SOLIDWORKS; the industry leader since 1980. SOLIDWORKS CAM  and CAMWorks leverages the rich content in the 3D CAD model to speed up product development and reduce error prone, time consuming, repetitive manual steps in the current development process. What should you purchase that will cover your company […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Beta 1 is out!

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Actually, it’s been out for a few weeks. Can you believe it’s that time of year again? It’s time to take SOLIDWORKS 2019 for a test drive, check out the new enhancements and participate in the Beta program. What is the Beta Program? Participating in the in the Beta program is more that just taking the next release of SOLIDWORKS for a test drive. It’s about connecting with the BETA community, interacting with the SOLIDWORKS R & D team to […]

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DGSHAPE by Roland’s MDX-50 Benchtop CNC Milling Machine for Prototypes and Production

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The MDX-50 from DGSHAPE by Roland is a 2.5 axis CNC milling machine designed for in office use. Fully enclosed cutting area [ 15.8” (X) x 12” (Y) x 5.3” (Z)] with a 6-station automatic tool changer makes this desktop mill perfect for subtractive rapid prototyping. The Machine was designed to be easy to use for hobbyist projects or for medical and dental prosthesis. Roland enables designers and engineers to create a variety of products out of resins such as […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 – SOLIDWORKS CAM – Adding Material

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Since the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 with the addition of SOLIDWORKS CAM powered by CAMWorks six months ago, Computer Aided Technology and SOLIDWORKS Technicians have been working overtime to catch up on the new technology, along with users setting up to switch over to become full time users. Today’s subject is about adding material to enable selection in the stock manager SOLIDWORKS Cam Material After selecting the pull down from the Stock Manager, the Material you are programming is not included […]

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Using a Macro Button to toggle the CAM Add-In on the Add-Ins tab

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So, you’ve installed SOLIDWORKS CAM and you’re excited to start using it, but when you navigate to your Add-Ins tab, there’s no CAM Add-In. To manually activate the CAM Add-In, you need to navigate to Tools > Add-Ins or use the Options drop-down and select Add-Ins. By selecting the checkbox next to SOLIDWORKS CAM and selecting OK, you will now have a new SOLIDWORKS CAM Tab on your Command Manager. However, it would be nice to have an Icon like […]

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