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The Future Is Now: Production Grade 3D Printed End-Use Parts

Production grade 3D printed parts

Learn about the two leading additive technologies that are the tip of the spear when it comes to  production 3D printed end-use parts. Prototyping, research, product development and manufacturing aids have been the long-standing pillars of the 3D printing universe – but times are changing. With the recent disruptions to supply chains and the increasing…

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Manufacturing technologies that will position your company for success in the second half of 2022 and beyond

Manufacturing technology investment

There’s no question that the business disruptions and challenges of 2020 and 2021 will have a lasting impact on the future of manufacturing and the technologies required to manage your business. Manufacturing challenges are taking on new dimensions as companies face greater complexity and urgency in the wake of rapid shifts in customer demands, supply…

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Put Your Extra Mouse Buttons to Use in SOLIDWORKS!

SOLIDWORKS side buttons of a mouse

This article focuses on using a non-traditional way to assign hotkeys to your SOLIDWORKS session: Using your extra mouse buttons. SOLIDWORKS is designed to assign as hotkeys keyboard strokes and mouse gestures. The most important aspects of a design are speed, accuracy, and quality. SOLIDWORKS offers a variety of ways to shortcut your design efforts,…

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What is the Right SOLIDWORKS Electrical Package for my Business?

SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Electrical schematic design tools fill a vital niche in the engineering environment. Falling somewhere between pure electrical and mechanical design, they allow engineers to communicate crucial system-level wiring specifications to technicians, vendors and other downstream project stakeholders. Recognizing the importance of this facet of production, SOLIDWORKS provides several solutions to allow multidisciplinary teams to work…

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Easy Data Management Your IT Team and Designers Will Love

Project Planner Task View

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has raised the bar for collaborative work and changed the traditional workplace by having easy data management. Watch the on-demand webinar as TriMech Solutions Consultant – 3DEXPERIENCE, Wayne White, explores the biggest benefits of the Platform and its ability to execute many tasks on any device, anywhere, regardless of the underlying operating…

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Introduction to DriveWorks Form Design

DriveWorks Form design

DriveWorks is the leading CAD automation and CPQ tool for manufacturing companies, making it easy for engineers, sales teams, and customers to specify products through an online form quickly and easily without mistakes. Watch our on-demand webinar as TriMech System Architect, Devin Martin, dives into how the DriveWorks form designer can help you set up…

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Undestroyed Deleted Files Can Negatively Impact SOLIDWORKS PDM Performance

When files are deleted in a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault, these files are placed in the PDM equivalent of the Windows Recycle bin. These files will stay in this location until they are destroyed. Having a large number of deleted files can impact performance negatively. Information about deleted files is stored in a table called ‘dbo.HistoryDelete’…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Error: ‘The Owner SID on a Per-user Subscription doesn’t exist’…Huh?!

On occasion, there are error messages generated by our SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional environment which are less than clear. The error message  “The owner SID on a per-user subscription doesn’t exist,” is one of those. This error is nestled away in the Windows Application Event log and indicates SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server Service is failing to…

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What roles are included in the 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package?

Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE

The 3DEXPERIENCE Base Package provides the essential Roles and Apps for your team to work and collaborate with SOLIDWORKS data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Dassault Systemes data management tools can help take your business to the next level. 3DEXPERIENCE allows teams to control their data in a cloud environment while collaborating in real time, reducing infrastructure costs,…

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The Potential of FDM Technology

Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

3D printing has been around for decades, and like all technologies, it has changed a lot! It also can have different meanings depending on who you are speaking to. For example, someone that has been in the industry for the last 15 to 20 years may use terminology like “grown” or “digitally grown” to refer…

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