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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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Everything New in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020: User Rights, Reports, and More

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by: Angelle Erickson Friday, October 11, 2019
SOLIDWORKS Electrical is a powerful tool that lets you design and place electrical schematics and components in an easy-to-use, collaborative environment. SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 has added new features and functionality for reports, leader lines, user rights, and more. Learn more about these new enhancements and fin...
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Learning SOLIDWORKS PDM with PDM Training

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by: Tom Starks Wednesday, October 9, 2019
There are many benefits to using product data management (PDM) software in project management; when used correctly, PDM can simplify the management of your engineering data, eliminate concerns about data loss, and simplify workflow. But for employees who have never used PDM before (or are not familiar with a certain PD...
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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Analysis: Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 9)

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by: Nathan Sneller Tuesday, October 8, 2019
If you’ve been following along with our Design to Manufacturing Series, then you’ve seen the ins and outs of two design concepts for a functional headset and cellphone stand. We narrowed the design down to two concepts, “The Transporter Project” and “The Holster Project”. In our last blog, we discussed some...
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Setting Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Viewer

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by: Heather Dawe Thursday, October 3, 2019
The SOLIDWORKS PDM eDrawings viewer is used in multiple places in the SOLIDWORKS PDM user interface. It can be used to view previous versions in the history, in the preview, and can be used to view a part or drawing in eDrawings without needing to open the file in SOLIDWORKS. However, sometimes when you attempt to open...
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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Embraces 3D Printing and Says Goodbye to STLs

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by: Angelle Erickson Monday, September 30, 2019
3D Printing is on the rise and SOLIDWORKS continues to embrace the technology in SOLIDWORKS 2020. In order to have a successful 3D printed part, it’s essential that your part or assembly will fit inside the print area. New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, is a comprehensive list of 3D printers with up to date envelope information...
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Edit the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Component to Show a Vendor’s Item Number in the BOM

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by: Laura Nickerson Friday, September 27, 2019
Let’s set the scene. The SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard features have defined your holes and you use Smart Fasteners to quickly assemble the corresponding Toolbox Component into your Hole Wizard features in the assembly. You’ve sourced the appropriate fastener in an online catalog for the purchasing department and even wro...
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The Holster Project Springs into Action: Design to Manufacturing Series (Part 8)

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by: Laura Nickerson & James Reeher Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Earlier in our Design to Manufacturing blog series, we introduced The Holster Project, a design concept for our headset and cellphone stand. With the use of additive manufacturing technologies like 3D printing and 3D scanning, as well as a variety of tools found in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, we were able to produce a ...
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Illinois State Archaeological Survey Captures Intricate Artifacts with Artec 3D Scanner

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by: Lisa Hannon Thursday, September 19, 2019
The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) studies the state’s archaeological heritage, helping to protect, preserve and interpret irreplaceable and non-renewable resources to encourage and promote sustainable development. An integral part of ISAS’s mission includes field and laboratory research projects, as w...
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The Top 5 3D CAD Features in SOLIDWORKS 2020

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by: Christa Prokos Wednesday, September 18, 2019
To help you get acquainted with what’s new in the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2020, we’ve highlighted the top 5 new features in 3D CAD. You can learn even more at one of our SOLIDWORKS 2020 Design to Manufacturing events. Along with showing you all of the top new features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2020, we’ll have ...
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