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SOLIDWORKS Electrical: What’s It All About Anyway?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical: What’s It All About Anyway? Many people making electrical schematics for their systems use generic vanilla 2D CAD programs. It works. It allows you to draw whatever you want, just the way you want it. Really, it’s just like drawing on paper on a drafting table, but on a computer. So why would you want to move to a dedicated ECAD software? What value does it add? I’m going to run through the features at a high level, […]

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard, Not So Standard After All

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard, Not So Standard After All Simulation Standard is the entry level Simulation offering from SOLIDWORKS. Simulation Standard offers exceptional functionality for the cost, and can be added to a network or stand-alone seat of SOLIDWORKS. Simulation Standard includes the Static Linear Analysis offered in SOLIDWORKS Premium, and adds Fatigue Analyses and Trend Tracker. Let’s look at what comes with SOLIDWORKS Premium first. SOLIDWORKS Premium offers what I call the “Foundation of Simulation”.  With SOLIDWORKS Premium the user has access […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 1 – Individual Installation

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Installation Guide Part 1 – Individual Installation Another new release of SOLIDWORKS is out. Every year, we get a lot of calls asking for help in upgrading SOLIDWORKS to the latest version. For this reason, we have decided to write a blog series answering the question: How do I install SOLIDWORKS 2018? In this blog series, we will cover the best practices so that you can get up and running with the least amount of down time. If […]

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Prepping for the New Release of SOLIDWORKS

Prepping for the New Release of SOLIDWORKS Many of us will soon be updating to the latest release of SOLIDWORKS. We will start our downloads, clean off the old version and click away at the installer. But wait… did you backup your templates? What about your toolbox? Are we missing other files? What about our libraries? Maybe we should slow down a bit. Many of rush out and get the upgrades to start enjoying the new products just to find […]

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SOLIDWORKS Training at Computer Aided Technology

SOLIDWORKS Training at Computer Aided Technology “There are no secrets to success. It is a result of preparation, hard work, and learning from Failure” – Colin Powell. At Computer Aided Technology, proper training is a critical component to success of any SOLIDWORKS or any software user.  With SOLIDWORKS Training, users are statistically more productive and accurate. Any untrained user may require up to 22.5 hours to acquire the same skill level that it takes a trained employee just 5 hours […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 WHAT’S NEW – BEST 107 NEW FEATURES – #SW2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 WHAT’S NEW – BEST 107 NEW FEATURES – #SW2018 The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 is now available and the Computer Aided Technology Tech Team is excited for this release and all its new features. At the beginning of September, we started documenting the best new features of SOLIDWORKS 2018 from Part, Assembly, and Drawing tools to the new features in the SOLIDWORKS family of tools like Simulation, EPDM, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and SOLIDWORKS CAM. We have been sharing them with […]

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