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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Features Revealed

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by: Angelle Erickson Thursday, February 14, 2019
One of the most exciting parts of attending SOLIDWORKS World is getting a sneak peek at the next version. During the last general session at SOLIDWORKS World 2019, attendees got to see lots of new updates and enhancements currently being developed for SOLIDWORKS 2020. Here’s a look at what’s to come in next year’...
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How to Change Units in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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by: Nathan Sneller Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Changing units in SOLIDWORKS CAD itself is easy. If you’re working in inches but need to enter a metric dimension, it’s as simple as typing the dimensions with the units after it. Ever since the units dropdown was added to the bottom right of the graphics window, it couldn’t be easier. You can change the default ...
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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Large Design Review

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by: Angelle Erickson Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Large Design Review is a capability that has been available in SOLIDWORKS for several years and is still available in SOLIDWORKS 2019. This capability allows users to open very large assemblies lightening fast giving you the ability to quickly interrogate models or conduct design reviews. In Large Design Review, us...
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SOLIDWORKS MBD: The Value of Model-Based Definition

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by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Back in the days before computers, designers and engineers had no choice but to do their work on paper. But the way design is done has evolved alongside new technologies, resulting in 3D models and a host of CAD software that makes it easier than ever to produce accurate and complex models that can be translated into r...
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How Does 3D Printing Work? What Are The Common Functions, Uses and Product Options for 3D Printers?

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by: Lisa Hannon Thursday, January 31, 2019
What is 3D printing? 3D printing is the process of creating a three dimensional, physical object from a digital model. 3D printing is sometimes referred to as “additive manufacturing,” although this term is used more frequently within the manufacturing industry to describe 3D printing’s role in the industrial pro...
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SOLIDWORKS PCB 2019: New DXF & DWG Format Capabilities

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by: Angelle Erickson Wednesday, January 30, 2019
DXF and DWG formats have been around for quite some time and different design groups have used these formats to exchange graphical data for different purposes. SOLIDWORKS PCB 2019 has added these output capabilities. By selecting DXF or DWG we can click where we want to save it and are given the option to determ...
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FEA Simulation: Performing Vibrational Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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by: Christa Prokos Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Finite Element Analysis, simply called FEA simulation software, is used by engineers to optimize designs and reduce the number of physical prototypes during the product development process. Did you know that FEA simulation does not have to be limited to static analysis? Today, you can perform more advanced types of...
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Where is my SOLIDWORKS Design Library?

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by: Nathan Sneller Monday, January 28, 2019
Nearly every year when I teach a course on SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal to students at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I have to field a handful of concerns regarding the SOLIDWORKS design library. The two most common being “my design library is missing,” or SOLIDWORKS is asking “Are you tryin...
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Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks of 2018

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by: Angelle Erickson Friday, January 25, 2019
Regardless if you’re new to SOLIDWORKS or are a power user, learning about new tools or enhancements that allow you to design faster or easier is always a plus. We posted a ton of tutorials and SOLIDWORKS tips and tricks in 2018 on a range of different subjects to help you achieve your design goals. Let’s take a lo...
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Our Top 10 3D Printing Blogs of 2018

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by: Angelle Erickson Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Companies and industries from around the globe are breaking barriers and embracing the disruption that 3D printing and additive manufacturing is creating. In 2018, we covered a wide range of subjects from breakthrough materials to brand new 3D printers that are assisting with the medical industry and surgical models to...
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3D Printing in the Automotive Industry: Revving Up Production with the Stratasys J750

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by: Lisa Hannon Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The automotive industry has changed in almost every way since its beginnings in the 1800s, with rapid advances in everything from design and production to the parts and materials used. Today, the latest innovations in the automotive industry are driven by 3D printing, so much so that the market is expected to reach $1....
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The Best of 2018: A Fisher Unitech Recap

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by: Matt Wise Friday, January 18, 2019
Happy new year! 2019 is upon us and as we ring in the new year, let’s reflect on the old. Last year was significant for Fisher Unitech, its partners, customers, and staff. 2018 saw significant investment throughout our organization, including a move to our new state-of-the-art Headquarters (which was named one of Mic...
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