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Network SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Networking SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2013 or later version works no different from any other add-in; add the serial number and reactivate the SNL on the server side and on the client side just install the software then turn on the add-in.  The 2012 version however runs a bit differently and if you have tried to install this, you have probably learned the hard way.  This is because SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2012 uses its own SNL manager. As per SOLIDWORKS knowledge base article […]

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Experience Rapid Manufacturing with 3D Printed Injection Molds

In manufacturing, 3D printing has turned the production of injection molded prototypes into a quick, easy and inexpensive process. Read on and watch how Stratasys PolyJet 3D printing technology helps a team at Budapest University create an injection mold with POM (acetal) for functional testing at dramatically reduced time and cost. >Click here to read the full article found on the Stratasys Blog Visit the CATI website to learn more about Stratasys 3D Printers. Tracy GoldenMarketing AssistantComputer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Increase efficiency and eliminate rework by testing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Sometimes you need to see something drawn out before you visualize it. Here are some issues you may have encountered in your production process: Have you ever designed a product, sent it over for production to test it out and spent ample time and resources on re-work and re-design? How do you choose the best materials for your product and design which direction to take while still in the modeling phase? How do you make your product lighter?  Stronger? >Click […]

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Stop Designing with Obsolete Files

Found an interesting letter in the mail bag this morning: Dear Engineering Specialist Man,  Due to your continued brilliance in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, I am compelled to question you yet again.  I’m trying to hide components in a particular state from users, but I want them to be available to open when required in an assembly. Is there a way to do that? The application is purchased components that are discontinued. We still need them for legacy assemblies, but I […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Is Here! Attend a Design Innovation Summit Event to See It Live

Join CATI for our third annual Design Innovation Summit! The CATI Design Innovation Summit is an interactive learning experience focused on helping you design and make better products. This year we are taking you back to school with our SOLIDWORKS Training Focused agenda! In addition to covering What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2014, we have 7 unique lecture style training experiences for you. With content derived from our standard offering of SOLIDWORKS training classes, you will leave this year's Design Innovation Summit with the […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Sneak Peek: Sketch Picture Scale Tool

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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SOLIDWORKS 2014 Sneak Peek: Path Length Dimension

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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PhotoView 360 Tips

PhotoView 360 (only available in SOLIDWORKS Professional and/or Premium packages) is an amazingly easy way to extract even more value out of your 3D models.  Having already modeled your entire assembly, you’re only a few clicks away from a stunningly realistic photo quality rendering.  Without any knowledge of the product, you can create a render using the simplest of workflows: 1.  MAKEUP:  Apply materials/appearances to each of the parts in your assembly 2.  LIGHTS:  Select a scene and rotate the […]

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Meet the Cellular Shoe: the 3D Printed Multi-material ‘XYZ 151’

Shoes have a habit of captivating the 3D printing world. From couture designs to a faster sprinting shoe, 3D printed shoes promise a customized “wow” factor along with some conveniences like doubling as a smartphone case. The XYZ 151 shoe was formed using a Stratasys Objet Connex multi-material 3D Printer which delivered the perfect balance of flexibility and rigidity. >Click here to read the full article found on the Stratasys Blog Visit the CATI website to learn more about Stratasys […]

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Elite AE!

The Elite AE award is the highest recognition an applications engineer can receive from SolidWorks. It is a series of 7 exams that must be completed in one calendar year. Some tests require to be taken every year to stay current. It also looks at your participation in the SOLIDWORKS community, participating in user groups and other similar events. This month I reached this goal. Computer Aided Technology now has four Elite AEs. Bob McGaughey, Brian Reel, Bryan Pawlak, and […]

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