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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What is Driveworks?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2020 / by Maxwell Ames posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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A Major Time-Saver for Designers and Engineers

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HP Smartstream 3D Build Manager: Simple Journey from Design to Printed Model

[fa icon="calendar'] July 15, 2020 / by Cris Ivan posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Cris Ivan, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG

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How to Create a Master Sketch for Grid System Skelton Modeling with SOLIDWORKS

[fa icon="calendar'] July 09, 2020 / by Warren McCray posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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arren McCray, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG

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Solution Series: Collaborative Manufacturing Design

[fa icon="calendar'] June 04, 2020 / by TPM Admin posted in Three Minute Thursday, webinar

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Live Collaborative Design Presentation – Leveraging your existing software to solve everyday challenges.

During this 3 part webinar series you will see a live demonstration of a fictitious company to understand, and see how they will leverage their existing tools to collaborate and develop a solution for a unique requirement. You will see the challenges they face, the tools they will use, and how they were able to collaborate utilizing their existing software programs. This webinar is designed to provide some insight, so that project managers, engineers, designers, and marketing professionals can see how they can leverage their current tools and work collaboratively with little to no additional cost.

Part 1: Virtual Kickoff Project Statement: 
During this first webinar we will set the scene, explain the challenge, show how the project manager organizes and disseminates different tasks virtually. Then we will demonstrate the tools used to manage this project in real time.

 

Part 2: Validating and Prototyping thru Virtual Collaboration: 
The second webinar will highlight tools we can use to ensure our parts are light weight, strong, and will not break while in use. We will also show you how to save money by leveraging additive manufacturing to your design process.

 

Part 3: Electrify Your Design and Create Amazing Presentations Virtually: 
The third and final webinar will incorporate electrical design challenges and show how mechanical and electrical teams can collaborate in real time virtually. We will also show how marketing can be enhanced thru virtual collaboration with technical content and breath taking illustrations.

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TPM's Top 5 Technical Posts and Webinars

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2020 / by Maxwell Ames posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Max Ames, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG

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Borrowing SOLIDWORKS Licenses

[fa icon="calendar'] April 02, 2020 / by Cris Ivan posted in Three Minute Thursday

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Cris Ivan, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG

Networked SOLIDWORKS licenses work great for sharing among users when you have access to the network. How do you take a license on the road though? Using the Borrow License feature, of course. A license can be borrowed up to 30 days and returned early if needed. To avoid having a license in limbo, between the user’s machine and the server, avoid using VPN. Using an options file, a network administrator can restrict borrowing to a shorter period, a percentage of total license or block it altogether.

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Updating Your Data In SOLIDWORKS Electrical!

[fa icon="calendar'] March 19, 2020 / by Rob Stoklosa posted in Three Minute Thursday

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Rob Stoklosa, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG

 

In this week's tech video, TPM Technical Solutions Consultant, Rob Stoklosa, wants to make sure you are updating the correct parameters in SOLIDWORKS Electrical to meet your needs! 

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