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The Transporter Project: Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 6)

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by: David Janicki Thursday, August 22, 2019
Early on in our Design to Manufacturing series, we revealed some design concepts for our headset/cellphone stand that our Application Engineers were working on. The seven designs up for consideration were designed around portability and adjustability yet were creative and functional. We were able to narrow the final de...
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WEATHER GUARD® Takes DriveWorks 3D Configurator to New Heights — Expediting Distributor Referrals to Drive Revenue

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by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, August 20, 2019
WEATHER GUARD, a WernerCo brand, is an industry leader in truck and van storage equipment, including truck boxes, drawer units, shelving, cabinets, and racks for trucks, vans and utility vehicles. WEATHER GUARD organizes trucks and vans for greater productivity and provides tools and valuables superior protection again...
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Is it Time to Give Your SOLIDWORKS Skills a Tune-Up?

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by: Rodney Harper Monday, August 19, 2019
Are you confident with your SOLIDWORKS skillset? Or could you or your team's productivity be kicked up a notch or two? There’s a new SOLIDWORKS training course designed to improve your existing CAD knowledge by exposing you to new tools, methods, and functions that will speed up your design process and boost your kno...
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How to Relocate SOLIDWORKS PDM to a New Server

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by: Lindsay Early Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Having to move SOLIDWORKS PDM to a new server is something that will probably come up at some point. It’s especially poignant now that several server operating systems are becoming unsupported. Since SOLIDWORKS PDM uses server names for all of its connections, those names will need to be updated on the Archive, Datab...
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Finding a 3D Printing Services Provider in Michigan

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by: Angelle Erickson Thursday, August 8, 2019
3D printing services can be a helpful way for companies to strategically use 3D printing in a cost-effective way. Here’s what you need to know about 3D printing services and how you can find the right provider for you in Michigan.  What are 3D Printing Services? 3D printing parts services are used by companies...
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Speed up Selections with these SOLIDWORKS Selection Tools

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by: Laura Nickerson Sunday, August 4, 2019
Are you having selection issues in SOLIDWORKS? No matter what you try, you cannot select a model edge or vertex? Do you spend a lot of time selecting many items over and over again? Sound familiar? There is an easy way. In this SOLIDWORKS tutorial, we’ll take a look at a couple of examples to speed this up including ...
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Let’s Talk About PDM: Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 5)

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by: Joe Frank Friday, August 2, 2019
Over the past few months, we’ve shared the progress of our Design to Manufacturing Series, a project using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, 3D printing, and 3D scanning to create a custom, fully functional headset and cellphone stand. The group of Application Engineers working on this project have had to collaborate on ideas, ove...
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Newly Announced SQL Server Updates for SOLIDWORKS Customers

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by: Tom Starks Friday, July 26, 2019
SOLIDWORKS recently announced that it will no longer support SQL Server 2014 with version 2021 service pack 5. What does this news mean to SOLIDWORKS PDM or SOLIDWORKS Electrical customers? It means you’ll need to upgrade to SQL 2016 or greater no later than October 2021. In this blog, I’ll answer some frequently a...
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MakerBot Method 3D Printer: Review

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by: Dan Erickson Thursday, July 25, 2019
In the relatively short history of 3D printing, the 3D printer market has grown from exclusive and expensive to wide and varied. MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys, has built its brand on making 3D printing accessible, and its newest release offers exciting opportunities for individuals who need access to industrial 3...
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Improving Design Cycle Times & Collaboration with Mechanical and Electrical Design Software

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by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Creating well-designed electrical systems take time, skill, and strong communication between mechanical and electrical engineers; unfortunately, the design process doesn’t always flow as smoothly as we’d like. Waiting on another person to give feedback and make improvements can quickly become frustrating, and even ...
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How to Copy a Sketch in SOLIDWORKS

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by: Sean O'Neill Monday, July 22, 2019
Atoms. Atoms are the building blocks of matter. We’ve been hearing this since about the third grade. Sketches? Sketches are some of the most basic building blocks of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD files. We use them to define boundaries for adding and removing material in all sorts of ways – boss features, revolve features, lof...
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Streamlining Industrial Design with an Industrial 3D Printer

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by: Angelle Erickson Thursday, July 18, 2019
Industrial designers are challenged with designing the most effective and efficiently manufactured products and need robust hardware that can support their goals. For the fastest and most realistic prototypes, designers and manufacturers should leverage the power of additive manufacturing through 3D printers designed s...
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