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Work seamlessly with other CAD Tools using SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect [On-demand Webinar]

SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect Inventor Files

SOLIDWORKS 2017 3D Interconnect delivers groundbreaking new capabilities for working with both neutral and native CAD data from various sources, unlocking powerful new workflows for you to collaborate with customers and vendors. SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect is designed for a “mixed CAD” environment: Consultants/Manufacturers working with customers that have…

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How to enable SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect

Enable SOLIDWORKS 2017 3D Interconnect

If you haven’t yet heard of SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect, you are missing one of the key features of the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Release. The 3D Interconnect utility allows you to import third-party CAD files that were created in other CAD systems. This is done directly without…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Import & Export Options are now in the best location possible!

SOLIDWORKS Import Export Options

One of my absolute favorite enhancements in this latest release of SOLIDWORKS is the migration of the SOLIDWORKS Import Export options from the obscurity of the “Save As” dialog over to the main SOLIDWORKS Options. In order to access the Import & Export options in SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Importing and Exporting 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF)

SOLIDWORKS 3MF

SOLIDWORKS 2017 now provides us with the ability to import and export 3MF files. 3MF is a new 3D printing format that will allow design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other systems (both hardware & software). The 3MF specification will allow…

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How to Import Data and use it effectively in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Importing data into SOLIDWORKS

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS provides more than 30 translators to convert CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format? Common 3D file formats that can be translated include 3D XML, IFC, 3DS, IGES, Parasolid®, ACIS, Autodesk Inventor® Rhino, SAT, Solid Edge®, CATIA®, STEP, and STL. But which format should you use? And what happens…

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How to Flatten a “dumb” solid in SOLIDWORKS

It is very common in the sheet metal industry to share or receive files from other CAD platforms. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to recreate the part in order to get everything that we need out of it. SOLIDWORKS has great tools to convert imported bodies…

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How to Export from SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer to SOLIDWORKS

I recently experienced SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 and needless to say I was excited. When I returned to the Javelin office afterwards, I knew I had to get my hands on this product. Sure enough, I did and as exciting as…

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Thinking of switching 3D CAD systems? Might not be as hard as you think!

CAD System White Paper

Are your engineers frustrated with your current 3D CAD tools? Are parts not fitting together the first time? Are you missing important product launch dates because of assembly issues? Does your CAD Data Management system take your engineers away from design work due to data…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize FREE Trial via MySolidWorks

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Trial

Do you want a SOLIDWORKS Visualize free trial and experiment with the latest rendering tool for sales and marketing? Learn how in this blog post: SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a brand new rendering tool for SOLIDWORKS Subscription Customers which is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium. But…

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