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Your Quick Guide to Start Using SOLIDWORKS Visualize Today

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 / by Mike Staples posted in SOLIDWORKS

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Mike Staples, TPM Elite AE

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is the industry leading photo realistic rendering solution.  Here is your guide to get started using this incredible software today. Without knowing the basics it can be frustrating to dive right in so after fumbling around and learning from some video resources I wanted to pass along these essential tips to get you rendering amazing images in no time.  This video guides you through the following steps:

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7 Common Issues Easily Solved with Data Management

[fa icon="calendar'] April 11, 2019 / by Mike Staples posted in CAD Software, Data Management, Engineering

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Does your engineering team voice frustration about their inability to access data quickly?

 Here are the top 7 problems we hear quite frequently:

  1. It takes too long to find specific models.
  2. File references are incorrect or missing.
  3. I have to ask coworkers to close files so I can work on them.
  4. I’ll need to ask a coworker to send me those files.
  5. We have duplicate files; how do I know which one is most current?
  6. It takes forever just to open this one assembly!
  7. Each engineer has their own way of doing things.

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Introduction to 3D Interconnect

[fa icon="calendar'] November 21, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Elite Application Engineer

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Preview

[fa icon="calendar'] October 04, 2018 / by Mike Staples posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

Catch a sneak peek at the amazing new capabilities in SOLIDWORKS 2019.  Then check out more info on the SOLIDWORKS Launch Page and register for one of our live events next week.

 

 

 

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Save Time with 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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A Look Inside the Popular Xpress Tool: Simulation Xpress

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

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Mike Staples, TPM Elite Application Engineer

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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Creating Custom Desk Brackets

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

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Mike Staples, TPM Application Engineer

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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5 Tips to Simplify the User Experience: PDM Admin

[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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