Ten Strategies for Becoming an Effective CAD Leader – Part 2

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Strategy 2: Develop skills and retain talents Equally as important as choosing the right CAD tool to support your operations is putting it in the hands of skilled designers and engineers. No matter how automated technology becomes, product design will remain a creative, innovative process that depends upon the contributions of talented, highly skilled professionals. As a CAD leader, you are responsible for providing your team members with the tools that they need to perform their jobs successfully. It’s also […]

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5 Great SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tutorial Sites

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SOLIDWORKS has one of the biggest communities of users and advocates that post tons of helpful information online for beginners and advanced users to learn more and improve their skills. Below I have outlined 5 sites that offer helpful tips, tricks and tutorials for free.

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How to create a Decal Mask using Paint.NET

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By default Decals are fully opaque so they’ll block all of the model behind them. Decals have controls to adjust their overall transparency but what if only a portion of the decal is transparent, this is where a Decal Mask file come to play. A Decal Mask is a black and white image of the original decal where the black areas of the decal are transparent and the white areas are opaque.

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