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How to make the right decision when purchasing a 3D printer: What is the right technology for me?

Once you have answered the basic questions to justify the purchase of a 3D printer (please refer to my previous post), you need to determine...

NEW In SolidWorks 2012 – SolidWorks Part Reviewer

A new feature added in SolidWorks 2012 is the SolidWorks Part Reviewer Add-In.  This new tool can be used to review, step-by-step, the features used...
Customization -- Make it your own!!

Shortcuts/Hotkeys in E3 WireWorks

We are all so used to using keyboard shortcuts while working and designing. They do tend to increase productivity and ease of use in a design environment....
Composer Plug-in menu in SolidWorks

3DVIA Composer Plug-in for SolidWorks: How to Configure Default Export Settings?

For those users of 3DVIA Composer that periodically need to ask a SolidWorks designer to export files into the native Composer file type, this tip is for...

Make Every Hour an Earth Hour!

Help! I Can’t See My Model in SOLIDWORKS!

When providing technical support to our customers I see this issue a fair amount among new users. They cannot see their part on the screen...

COVID-19 Related Posts

Cloud based simulation

How to make more Informed Engineering Decisions with Cloud based Analysis

Tech Clarity research indicates top performers succeed with cloud based analysis technology. Nearly half (44%) of manufacturers say design decisions have become more difficult. If engineering wasn't hard enough, economic...
Simulate virus spread

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation demonstrates how social distancing helps limit the spread of COVID-19

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software can analyze and simulate real-life fluid and heat transfer behavior of products. By using CFD, you can also analyze real-life scenarios, including...
SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Assembly Visualization

A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training Event

Alin Vargatu shares his 3DEXPERIENCE World presentation (A SOLIDWORKS X-Ray Machine: The Ultimate Assembly Visualization Training) in an online live training format. For users who work with SOLIDWORKS assemblies, which...