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Three Minute Thursday: PDM Admin: Top 5 Tips to Make User Life Easy

[fa icon="calendar'] April 26, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to this week's Three Minute Thursday! Today, we will show you the top tips that PDM admins can use to make life easy for users.  For more information on each topic check out these links.

  1. Favorites Search
  2. Color Coded Data Cards
  3. Control Logic
  4. Searches
  5. Dispatch and Auto Check-in example

  

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Three Minute Thursday: Sketch Enhancements You Probably Missed

[fa icon="calendar'] March 22, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to this week's Three Minute Thursday! With all the great new features and added functionality in each release of SOLIDWORKS, it’s easy for things to slip through.  Today we take a look back at 5 things you may have overlooked in sketches.  These sketch tools include: segment, adding construction geometry to rectangles, mirroring sketch entities about a plane, shaded sketch contours, and replace entity.  Check out the video to see what you’re missing.

 

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Three Minute Thursday: What's With Th@t Tab?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 08, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

Welcome to today's Three Minute Thursday. Today we will explain the @ tab in PDM and a few tips to ensure ease of use. To better understand the purpose of the @ tab let's start by taking a look at where the data goes in the SOLIDWORKS FILE. 

Check out this week's video below to find out! 

 

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Three Minute Thursday: Modify That Geometry

[fa icon="calendar'] January 11, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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In today's Three Minute Thursday we showcase two features that enable modifications to existing geometry. These can be used on models created in SOLIDWORKS, imported, or read-in using 3D Interconnect. They generate features that can be suppressed, reordered, configured and edited. The commands are MOVE FACE, and MOVE/COPY BODIES.

 

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How to Save Time Working in SolidWorks

[fa icon="calendar'] November 02, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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In this week’s Three Minute Thursday video, we're showcasing 5 ways to reduce clutter, save time, and get more accomplished with less setup in SolidWorks. Our tips-and-tricks cover creating planes, lofts, sweeps, threads, and mirroring.

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize: Formations

[fa icon="calendar'] August 24, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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By now you’re probably aware of SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to start using it. If you have, I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s absolutely incredible. If you haven’t; start today. If you own SOLIDWORKS pro or premium you have access!

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SOLIDWORKS Composer: Adding Assets

[fa icon="calendar'] July 20, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Learn how to add 2D and 3D assets in SOLIDWORKS to make your technical communications easier to understand and even more visually stunning.

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Tricks to Mating (in SOLIDWORKS) Part 3: Automation for Frequently Used Components

[fa icon="calendar'] June 15, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Want to make your frequently used components more powerful? This final part of the series about mating in SOLIDWORKS shows how to leverage three incredible capabilities for components you re-use. Mate References, Magnetic Mates, and Smart Components will help you get your job done faster.

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Design Reuse

[fa icon="calendar'] June 06, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Dramatically boost your productivity by leveraging common design elements with ease. 

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Tricks to Mating (in SOLIDWORKS) – Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2017 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Part two of this three-part series examines three very powerful everyday mates in SOLIDWORKS -- profile center, width, and slot mates. 

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