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3161 scoring in the 2011 game - “LogoMotion” at the Hersey Centre (Apr. 1, 2011)

Sponsor the FIRST FRC Team 3161 – The Tronic Titans from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario!

Over the past couple of years, I have been fortunate enough to mentor an enthusiastic and highly motivated high school robotics team, FIRST FRC Team 3161 – The Tronic Titans...
How to Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part I

How to Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part I

As promised in my previous post – (How to modularize/standardize your Electrical Design) here is how E3 WireWorks can help you make your designs configurable. E3 WireWorks has the feature...
How to modularize/standardize your Electrical Design

How to modularize/standardize your Electrical Design

A lot of customers and designers out there want to know how to modularize and standardize their designs and rightly so. The benefits of having standardized design and modularizing of...
When is a Single-Line Drawing more than a “Single Line Drawing”

When is a Single-Line Drawing more than a “Single Line Drawing”

Most people who have designed a system understand the importance of a single line drawing in the design process. It gets you going in the right direction and what we...
IMPORTANT TIP – SolidWorks SNL: How to avoid downtime when upgrading!

IMPORTANT TIP – SolidWorks SNL: How to avoid downtime when upgrading!

If you have a SoildWorks network installation your SolidWorks SolidNetwork License (SNL) server may be installed on a computer in a server room somewhere, it may seem simpler to use...
ping test

EPDM – Testing Connectivity to Archive Server Using the Ping Test

In order to troubleshoot Solidworks Enterprise PDM connectivity issue between the Archive Server and client, a simple ping test can be used. The ping test is performed on the client...

Latest Vlogs

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Live Online Sessions

If you couldn't make it to Nashville for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 (formerly SOLIDWORKS World) to see the latest from SOLIDWORKS, no problem. You can attend the conference LIVE ONLINE on...
ChristmasTopper

SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us and Michael Bublé is singing festive songs. Every year when putting up my tree, I have the same Christmas...
Fig. 5 Preview of Markups on Rotation

Using Markup in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Markup is a great way to communicate ideas between teams, allowing users to propose changes without having to edit the geometry of a part. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, there is...