Tips and tricks

Master Layers in DraftSight with Layer States Manager

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If you have ever attended a play at a theater or on Broadway, you may have noticed that the lighting, scenery and backdrops move and change as though choreographed around the performance. This precise choreography is accomplished by planning out every detail of each scene of the performance. There may be many changes required during the performance with everything fitting onto the same stage. By managing the layers and views in DraftSight, your designs can flow as though choreographed in […]

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Tips and Tricks for new SOLIDWORKS users and common mistakes to avoid

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As an Application Engineer with CATI, I teach users year-round how to design in SOLIDWORKS software. During my time in this role, I have seen users run into the same problems time and time again. Through my experience, I have compiled a list of some of the most common mistakes or issues almost all newer users encounter. I will highlight the biggest ones, and the best ways to avoid them. 1. “Why can’t I select the X, Y, or Z […]

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