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The Difference Between Auto-Recover and Backup Functions in SOLIDWORKS

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by: Laura Nickerson Friday, December 6, 2019
A good practice when working in SOLIDWORKS is to save your work regularly and to save it often. SOLIDWORKS provides two functions to help prevent data loss in case the software unexpectedly terminates: auto-recover and backup. See side-by-side comparisons and the difference between the auto-recover function and backup ...
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How to Change Default Options in Insight Software

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by: Dan Erickson Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Insight software is Stratasys' Advanced Slicer for Fortus and F123 Series FDM printers, allowing unparalleled customization of settings on a layer-by-layer basis. We hold a class every month to teach everything this tool has to offer, but even a little Insight can go a long way. So it's worth becoming at least familiar...
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10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020 CAD

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, December 3, 2019
SOLIDWORKS 2020 introduces a portfolio jam-packed with new enhancements and capabilities to improve collaboration, productivity, and user experience when performing daily design work. Here are ten new SOLIDWORKS 2020 CAD upgrades to enjoy in the latest software release.  1. Fillet Repair Changes are frequent in ...
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Upgrading to a New Version of SOLIDWORKS | How-To Guide

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by: Lindsay Early Thursday, November 21, 2019
The release of a new version of SOLIDWORKS is always exciting, but making the upgrade on your own can seem like a daunting task. To make sure you have a successful upgrade, we’ve put together this ultimate guide to get you up and running and back to designing in no time.  Before you begin upgrading to a new v...
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Changing Material Colors for FDM 3D Printers | A Tip from a Tech

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by: Travis Testerman Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Stratasys FDM 3D Printers like the F900 and those in the F123 Series can print a variety of colors in ABS and ASA. Swapping between colors of the same material is a fairly simple process since the printer doesn’t require a tip change or recalibration - just unload the old material and reload the new one. However, ...
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School Spotlight: The University of Michigan and 3D Printing

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by: Angelle Erickson Friday, November 1, 2019
At the end of 2018, DELOITTE Global predicted that “sales related to 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) by large public companies—including enterprise 3D printers, materials, and services—will surpass US$2.7 billion in 2019 and top US$3 billion in 2020.” With the industry accelerating so rapi...
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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Hardware Requirements: The Best Processor, Memory, and Hard Drive

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by: Drew Buchanan Thursday, October 31, 2019
SOLIDWORKS Simulation is an FEA (Finite Element Analysis) product that allows users to validate and test designs quickly and efficiently. With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, users can make changes to a geometry and retest designs to see how changes will affect the results. However, one of the most important factors that a user...
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Everything New in SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020

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by: Angelle Erickson Monday, October 28, 2019
SOLIDWORKS CAM introduced as an add-in to SOLIDWORKS CAD in 2018, is a powerful tool that helps prepare designs for manufacturability early in the development cycle. SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020 comes equipped with even smarter features and functionality to complete your products faster than ever.  SOLIDWORKS CAM 2020 Tab...
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How to Upgrade Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Server

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by: Lindsay Early Thursday, October 24, 2019
If it’s time to upgrade your SOLIDWORKS PDM servers, the task may seem a bit daunting. This guide will help you with everything you need to know and walk you through the process step-by-step to make sure you perform a successful PDM upgrade. Let’s get started. Listed below is a checklist of the items you wil...
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Need a Custom Tool? Make it! | A 3D Printing Tech Tip

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by: Josh Humphrey Friday, October 18, 2019
Preventative maintenance is important if you own a 3D printer. For FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D Printers, chamber fans keep the build chamber at the proper uniform temperature. As part of regular preventative maintenance, these fans need to be periodically replaced, but it's a bit of a tricky process. As a 3D pr...
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The Finished Product: Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 10)

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by: Laura Nickerson Thursday, October 17, 2019
At this stage in our Design to Manufacturing Series, we’re starting to wrap up our headset/cellphone project. The industrial design of the “Transporter Project” and the “Holster Project” share the same family look and design details. It’s important to vary the aesthetic so that each product stands out on it...
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Fisher Unitech Joins the Computer Aided Technology Family

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by: Angelle Erickson Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Fisher Unitech announced today that they have merged with industry leader Computer Aided Technology (CATI). This merger expands their footprint in providing SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and Stratasys 3D Printers into the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas. We’ve highlighted some frequently asked questions and explain w...
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