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Three Minute Thursday: Lip and Groove

[fa icon="calendar'] August 23, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

The lip and groove feature is a great time saver along with several other fastening features.  Whether you’re doing consumer product design or other plastics that join together or making prototypes, this valuable tool is one you should be using.  Check it out in this week’s video.

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Three Minute Thursday: Simulation Xpress

[fa icon="calendar'] July 12, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Dive into one of the most popular Xpress tools and see how you can easily make informed design decisions using the Simulation Xpress Analysis Wizard.

 

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The Power to Visualize Your Product

[fa icon="calendar'] June 08, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing

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Join us for a look at SOLIDWORKS Visualize – an easy to use professional rendering solution that produces truly stunning photoreal content. In this webinar we’ll walk through the process from the very beginning to the final output. We’ll start with a great CAD model and finish with an incredible rendering that anyone can accomplish quickly.

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Three Minute Thursday: Creating Custom Desk Brackets

[fa icon="calendar'] June 01, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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From concept to fully assembled parts, this video walks you through the steps taken to generate a great custom design of desk brackets.  This project was a great application for the new capability to optimize material usage (topology study).  For a more in-depth look at this great new functionality check out this Three Minute Thursday.

 

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Getting Quick Access to Specific Folders Within PDM

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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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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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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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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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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