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InFlow Technology: Help my PDM preview won’t orbit or zoom, what’s the deal!

Often during an upgrade from previous version to newer version of PDM you will be able to upgrade to the most recent corresponding version of eDrawings. The role that eDrawings plays in the operation of PDM has several features and benefit, but for this scenario it allows you visualize your models from within the PDM explorer preview tab, to view features and geometry on the fly without the need to open a part every time. However sometimes during the process […]

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Shell Mesh vs Solid Mesh

SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Shell Mesh vs Solid Mesh SOLIDWORKS Plastics is an injection molding add-in to SOLIDWORKS. Plastics comes in 3 levels, Standard, Professional, and Premium that are geared towards plastic part designers, mold designers, and analysts, respectively Some may say the most crucial part of any simulation is the mesh, and I would be keen to agree. SOLIDWORKS Plastics offers an automatic Solid and Shell meshing algorithm, in addition to more robust manual controls. When an automatic solid method is […]

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What is the GrabCadPrint Server?

What is the GrabCadPrint Server? GrabCAD Print Server serves 5 purposes: You can monitor your print queues from the iOS and Android mobile apps. You can log into GrabCAD Print from any computer and connect to your office printers. Receive email notifications for your print jobs. Log into print.grabcad.com from anywhere to see the same Schedule View as in the desktop app. Reports are powered by data collected from GrabCAD Print Server. Your company account is what links your team members to all of the features of GrabCAD […]

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Copy Settings Wizard

Copy Settings Wizard Alright, it’s 8am Monday morning and you made it to the office. Traffic was a nightmare, because apparently, it’s important to stop and look at the fender bender in the opposite lanes of travel even though there’s a median, regardless you’re in the office. You fire up your machine when your buddy in IT strolls by. He informs you, just how much you owe him for coming in over the weekend and upgrading all the machines to […]

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SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools Product Codes

SOLIDWORKS Xpress Tools Product Codes Would you like to use an Xpress product, such as SimulationXpress, FloXpress, DFMXpress, or DriveworksXpress? Of course you do, you clicked on this article. Here’s the express way of getting to your Xpress Tools: Click on whichever product you want to use under the Tools menu. Once you select the product, SOLIDWORKS will guide you to the website: My.solidworks.com/xpress where you will log in or create an account. Once you have logged in, you will […]

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Computer Aided Technology SOLIDWORKS World Day 3 #SWW18

Computer Aided Technology SOLIDWORKS World Day 3 #SWW18 Wednesday February 6th was the third and final day of SOLIDWORKS World, Todays general session covered some additional customer success stories, the results of Model Mania, more about the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2019. It was also announced that SOLIDWORKS World 2019 will be in Dallas Texas from February 10th – 13th 2019 #SWW2019   Wedneday the CATI and InFlow Tech Teams finished up the third day with the last 5 of […]

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Using eDrawings with SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD)

Using eDrawings with SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) Before I explain how to utilize MBD in eDrawings, I am going to define MBD. MBD stands for Model based definition and is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution. Basically, it lets you communicate your designs without the need to create 2D Drawings. You can define, organize, and publish 3D Product manufacturing information using industry standard formats such as eDrawings, 3D PDF and STP 242. SOLIDWORKS MBD also supports industry standards like Military-Standard-31000A, […]

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Computer Aided Technology SOLIDWORKS World Day 2 #SWW18

Computer Aided Technology SOLIDWORKS World Day 2 #SWW18 Tuesday February 6th was the second day of SOLIDWORKS World, Todays general session started with a presentation from CATI customer Mike Jagemann of Boom talking about the supersonic jet project that his company is working on. The other things covered were more about the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2019 to the next generation of SOLIDWORKS tools. Tuesday the CATI and InFlow Tech Teams had the second day with another 5 of their […]

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What are the special options available for SOLIDWORKS licensing?

What are the special options available for SOLIDWORKS licensing? During the occasionally instance here at Inflow we get asked what the “edit” button allows you to do in the Solidworks Network License Manager. If you were to click on this button from the Solidworks Network license manager you would be able to control various licenses settings for each user or group who uses the Solidworks software, which can allow greater functionality and decreased time. As noted earlier there are several option available […]

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