No One Wants to Buy 2D software

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For the past several years, I have been blogging on both our InFlow Technology and CATI pages about my trials and tribulations faced as a PLM sales guy. So get this…last year, SOLIDWORKS and its parent company, Dassault Systemes, announced that they had developed DraftSight, a 2D application that would compete with market leaders in the 2D space. Further, the plan was to give away its 2D solution for free. Yep, download it for free. No demonstration. No negotiation. No […]

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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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MultiBody Parts in SOLIDWORKS

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One of our customers brought up a very interesting problem recently. What he wanted to create was some structural reinforcement inside of a sheetmetal fabricated arm. He wanted to have a toothed shaped feature that would interact with and be welded to the sheet metal as an internal reinforcement, but creating the part interface manually could be quite time consuming. Rather than do it manually, we tried out creating it as a multibody part that we split up after the fact.

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