Articles by: Scott Lidgey

Scott has been using SolidWorks since version 98. Since that time he has help countless companies find solutions and best practices for all their design challenges.

3DEXPERIENCE Works revolutionizes how you Work and Collaborate!

3DEXPERIENCE Works Collaboration

In this 3DEXPERIENCE Works demonstration we look at a real-world collaboration example of raising a design issue and following the change process through to completion. Every team member will participate and be made aware of the progress each step of the way. Watch the playlist below…

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What is the cost of SOLIDWORKS Data Management?

SOLIDWORKS Data Management Cost

In this article and related videos we compare the different data management solutions available from DS SOLIDWORKS and the cost required to implement and maintain the system. How much is a lack of Data Management costing your business? What does a Data Management system do?…

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SOLIDWORKS Data Management Solutions

SOLIDWORKS Data Management Solutions

In this demonstration session from our recent virtual tech conference we’ll take a look at the suite of data management solutions from DS SOLIDWORKS.  No matter your company size or process complexity there is a solution designed for you. Watch the playlist below to learn…

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What is the difference between DraftSight and AutoCAD?

DraftSight vs AutoCAD

DraftSight gives you the 2D tools you need with the software license flexibility you want. But what are the main differences between DraftSight and AutoCAD 2D CAD software? Not all design tasks require the power and functionality of SOLIDWORKS, sometimes a 2D CAD solution is…

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How to take advantage of SOLIDWORKS Cloud Solutions in 2021

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Solutions

2020 was a crazy and unprecedented year. Our home lives and work lives have gone through and will continue to go through some significant changes. In the design and manufacturing industry, we have had to change how we communicate and collaborate, we’ve needed to retool. …

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Migrating from SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or Standard

Now that you are about to embark on all the fun and excitement that comes with upgrading to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or PDM Standard; how do you get all your legacy data moved over from your old SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault? You need a good strategy! …

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection GDT Font Installer

Are you having trouble reading some of the characters in your inspection reports generated by SOLIDWORKS Inspection? The inspection reports often include characters that are not supported by the regular Windows fonts installed on your machine; in this article we will provide a quick and easy solution for…

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Adding Languages in SOLIDWORKS Inspection [VIDEO]

If you work with customers, suppliers or partners overseas, then you probably have received drawings that include notes in a foreign language. SOLIDWORKS Inspection allows you to extract your notes in multiple languages. To do so,  you may need to modify the settings of the Optical…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Productivity Tips

SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a simple and intuitive application that reduces the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90%, and virtually eliminates errors inherent to any manual process, thus improving quality and reducing time to market. Although the software is very easy to use, this article…

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