SOLIDWORKS Louisville User Group Meeting – June 21st, 2011

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The next SOLIDWORKS Louisville User Group meeting – known locally as “the SLUG” – has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st, 2011.  It will be held at the University of Louisville Henry Vogt Engineering Center.  The meeting details are below.  If you are located in the Louisville area and have not attended a SLUG meeting, I only have one question – why not? The topic for this meeting is “How do YOU use SolidWorks?”.  Members of the local SOLIDWORKS Community […]

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SOLIDWORKS Tutorials

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SOLIDWORKS Tutorials Need SOLIDWORKS Training? It Is Not That Hard To Find .. More than ninety percent of all design and drafting jobs in today’s market require the use of some computer aided design application.  In some cases that application is Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks, but most commonly it is SolidWorks. With a good market share, SOLIDWORKS is probably the best application a prospective job hunter can learn. Courses in the software can cost several hundred dollars. For someone out […]

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Mesh Control: As Easy as 1-2-3

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When is the last time you saw this warning dialog when meshing?  If your primary responsibilities include FEA, chances are it was as recently as yesterday. As we continue to design and analyze increasingly complex models, our need to access mesh controls will increase proportionally.  Wouldn’t it be nice if accessing those tools were made simple?  Amazingly enough, they already are!  At the conclusion of a failed mesh, just click on the Mesh Failure Diagnostic button. Yes, it is that […]

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SolidProfessor for SOLIDWORKS Users

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Did you know that SolidProfessor has products designed to help SOLIDWORKS Users find answers to critical design questions when they need it most. . . during the design process? SolidProfessor also delivers the most complete video library of SOLIDWORKS instruction in the market. Included in the SolidProfessor products are Case Studies that allow you to practice using SOLIDWORKS software and are designed to complement each step in your learning path. With these Case Studies you have access to part files, […]

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Handy Dandy Slot Tool

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You may have noticed the handy dandiness of the slot tool. It is super easy to use and provides a quick solution to creating those straight and arc shaped slots in the sketching environment. While its effectiveness in getting the sketch geometry into your sketch is fantastic, it can still be a little cumbersome to get it locked into place with relationships. For example, have you ever tried to make the center-points of the ending arcs horizontal in an arced […]

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Routing Quick Tip: Flange directly attached to a Tee

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In SOLIDWORKS Routing have you ever wanted to just have a FLANGE attached/mounted DIRECTLY to a Tee ? It’s EASY !! (if you know how…) Add your TEE as you normally would and you will automatically get a “stub” coming out of the tee, (or two stubs depending on how you dropped the tee), now drag and drop a FLANGE onto the end of the stub. To get rid of the pipe between the two, RIGHT CLICK and choose REMOVE […]

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EDS Man and Mike Puckett talk about the CSWE Exam

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Hello everyone and welcome to the show. Today we have a special guest, Mike Puckett, Certification Specialist with Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. Today we are talking about the Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert exam that was introduced a little over a year ago at SOLIDWORKS World 2010. Hi Mike, thanks for time being a guest on the show. A year ago only 75 people were even qualified to take the CSWE exam. How many CSWE’s are there today? We are currently at just about […]

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3DVision’s SWW Presentations

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Didn’t get to make the trip to San Antonio to see our SOLIDWORKS World presentations live?  Or maybe you did, but you loved them so much you want to watch them over and over again like Cosby episodes?  Well, either way, you’re in luck because all the presentations have been posted along with the file sets that went with them right here: http://www.3dvision.com/swwpresentations Enjoy!

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2011: DEFEATURE

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I just built this great model, now you want me to do WHAT ?! Defeature it ?? Yep, that’s right, SOLIDWORKS has come out with a tool to get rid of all the small details in your part. Why would you ever want to do this ? Perhaps you are going to share this model with someone who needs to build “around” it, but you don’t want them to see all the intellectual data INSIDE of it… Perhaps you have […]

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Every Day is Game Day!

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For engineering teams, Every Day is Game Day, and you need your team performing at their best to stay ahead of the competition. To help with this, SolidProfessor is offering a free webinar series featuring SolidProfessor Enterprise. SolidProfessor Enterprise is a new, web-based solution for companies who want to improve the proficiency and skill level of their SOLIDWORKS design team in order to avoid: -Poor quality designs -Prolonged design times -Missed project deadlines -Problems with design edit-ability down the road […]

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