Weighing Your Options? Autodesk Vs Solidworks

[fa icon="calendar'] July 15, 2021 / by Alex Freeman posted in Autodesk, SOLIDWORKS

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As a business leader, you’re likely called on to make a lot of decisions. Some of them may seem inconsequential, and others highly impactful. Regardless, every decision you make should be made after considering the options and when the impact may be significant, it’s best to do some research first. When it comes to choosing your design software, it could have long-lasting implications for your business, your employees, and your projects.

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Why You Should be Leveraging SOLIDWORKS Manage to Enhance Your Manufacturing Team's Data Management

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2021 / by Mike DeKoning posted in SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Manage

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Keeping information up-to-date and managing data flow throughout the production chain is one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing businesses and teams of all sizes. Traditional data management practices are often narrowly focused, leading to extra data entry, errors, mismatching information, and a lack of complete visibility. SOLIDWORKS Manage provides increased visibility to all stakeholders, enables valuable insights when managing projects and processes, dashboards for analytics and resource management, process control with alerts and total visibility, and direct connection to engineering data. This blog will explain what SOLIDWORKS Manage is and why so many manufacturing professionals choose to utilize it to navigate these hurdles effortlessly.

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I Have SOLIDWORKS and I Have an Electrical Design Need… Now What?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 16, 2021 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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Today, I am going to address the most pressing questions our prospects ask about achieving efficient electrical design in a collaborative team environment.

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xDesign Made Simple

[fa icon="calendar'] January 28, 2021 / by Warren McCray posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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If you never heard of xDesign, you are in for a treat. As you all know we made leaps and bounds in technology within the last 10 years, and it is still growing. More and more companies are faced with new challenges and are hungry for great products without the overhead and expensive IT cost typically associated with engineering. The cost of servers and their upkeep is enormous. Many companies no longer maintain an IT person on staff, those requirements are more and more being outsourced. This does save money, but it is a partial solution to the problem. Currently there are many companies and organizations looking for a solution that does not require IT overhead. If this is something you are looking for, you are at the right place.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM - What is Cold Storage?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 13, 2021 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Cold Storage is a feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM that will automatically move or delete old versions of files. It can be used to reduce the amount of disk space required on an archive server. It’s similar to tape backups that would be used to take data offline to minimize storage requirements in the early days of computing. While adding disk storage is relatively inexpensive these days, managing your file archive is something an administrator should consider. In this post we will discuss some considerations, how to configure cold storage, and how it is used.

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Learning Everywhere

[fa icon="calendar'] December 01, 2020 / by Warren McCray posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflows: Tips & Traps

[fa icon="calendar'] November 17, 2020 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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In over 13 years of working with SOLIDWORKS PDM I have created or modified dozens of workflows. Having spent so much time doing this I have found several tips that can save you time and enhance your workflows. I have also discovered a few traps to avoid. My goal with this article is to help you as a PDM Administrator configure workflows more efficiently.

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Drive the Future with DriveWorks Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] October 21, 2020 / by TPM Admin posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Missed our DriveWorks Webinar? The full recording is now available!

This webinar that will showcase how DriveWorks automation can have an impact on your business. Together, we will follow a custom product manufacturer's full-cycle order process - from quote request through pre-production - to see how it resides within an automated, digital continuum. We'll show you how dynamic and responsive online configurator in Driveworks can showcase your products and guide customers through an otherwise complex design process. Joel Hanneman will take you behind the scenes of design automation to get a first-hand look at engineering and production outputs, in Driveworks. -No smoke and mirrors just some well thought-out automation built in a platform that offers the ultimate in robust flexibility. -No complex programming just the intuitive, code-free capturing of design intent. Digital Transformation is within reach for your business, come find out how.

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Uncover the Value of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

[fa icon="calendar'] October 01, 2020 / by Warren McCray posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Recently, employers are faced with a new variety of challenges. In 2020, employers are looking for ways to cut cost and maintain their employees. Covid-19 has even made it harder to do business, especially in the service industry.

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Don’t Go Out on a Limb! Use SOLIDWORKS PDM Branch and Merge

[fa icon="calendar'] September 28, 2020 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS

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Mike DeKoning, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG

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