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Mitigating Supply Chain Risk with End-to-End Automated Additive Manufacturing

in-house additive production

When considering Additive for its speed, flexibility, and efficiency, examine how to extend these benefits through the final step of the process. Mitigating risk within supply chains is a goal that most manufacturers work toward improving incrementally. For this issue to be brought to the top of the priority list, it usually takes a major,…

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Procedures for shutting down your 3D printer to avoid costly damage

proper shutdown procedure for 3D printer

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there may be a need to shutdown your 3D printer for an undetermined amount of time. If this is the case, it is very important to follow the proper procedures for shutting down your 3D printer to avoid damage or downtime when the printer is powered back up. Below…

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DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight is a feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists.  There are various levels of DraftSight licenses available.  For companies with multiple users, DraftSight Enterprise provides network-based licensing for shared use. The following post provides you with a DraftSight…

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How to Share a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View

When creating a new SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View, we have two options for Attach type; Only for me For all users on this computer Or if creating using the SOLIDWORKS PDM Administration Tool; which is essentially the same options, but we can choose either Yes or No. What is the difference between these two options?…

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SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Virtual Events

SWUGN SOLIDWORKS Virtual Event

SOLIDWORKS has recently announced a complete series of free SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Virtual Meetings from March through to May. You will be able to learn SOLIDWORKS tips, tricks, plus information on the latest products, features and technology. The Online Events are taking place during the evenings for North American SOLIDWORKS Users. We invite you…

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Do you have an Unexpected exploded body in your SOLIDWORKS part?

It is very common to create multi-body parts with an accompanying exploded view. However, there may be occasions where an exploded view needs to be removed, and the result of that removal leaves an unexpected exploded body in your part. The part below has a weldment along with a couple of solid body parts made…

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3D Printing Face Shields for Canadian Medical Teams fighting COVID-19

3D Printed PPE Face Shield

To support the Canadian COVID-19 response, we are leveraging our manufacturing facility and medical industry experience to manufacture Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields for medical workers, and provide 3D printing services for designers, manufacturers, and healthcare professionals creating medical-grade components for pandemic response initiatives. We have a secure manufacturing facility following sterilization best-practices, with access to…

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Learning 3D printing from home: guide for students and educators

3D printing education

Learn more about 3D printing Explore everything about 3D printing in Education!  Whether you are an educator, researcher or a student, use these resources to learn more about 3D printing: case studies videos latest news white papers For Educators Watch a webinar Watch our 3D printing 101 webinar to learn: What to look for in…

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SOLIDWORKS Online Training delivered by a Live Instructor

Online Training

You are likely spending most of your time working from home now due to COVID-19 and this gives you the opportunity to develop your SOLIDWORKS skills with online training. If you want to learn online then you have a couple of choices, your choice will depend on your learning style i.e. do you learn well…

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Using SOLIDWORKS PDM from home during COVID-19 shutdowns

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM remotely

This using SOLIDWORKS PDM remotely article is part of a series aimed at helping you to continue working during the impacts caused by COVID-19. For more information related to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software licensing options during this time, please see the comprehensive article from my colleague Scott Durksen. When it comes to SOLIDWORKS PDM, we…

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