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    Engineering Services, 3DEXPERIENCE

    How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Cloud Computing

    July 26, 2021

    The road to the future is paved with Industry. As you take steps towards the future of your business, you’ll need to first recognize the foundation at your feet is Industry 4.0. We previously discussed "What is Industry 4.0 and Why Should You Care?" and today we're going to expand on that answer by taking a closer look at one of the key tenets of industry transformation: cloud computing technology.

    Engineering Services, 3DEXPERIENCE

    Why You Should Care About Industry 4.0

    June 28, 2021

    There comes a point in time where a business, company, or even an entire industry realizes they have the choice to either drive change or get left behind. Industry marches to an ever-faster beat where merely blinking your eyes might miss an entire revolution. Did you blink? We’re already well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the next waiting in the wings. In today’s world, you have to think past tomorrow. So where are we now, how did we get here, and where are we going?

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Detailing Mode

    March 22, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS 2021 is all about performance. It is a common thread woven throughout all aspects of the user experience from parts, assemblies, drawings and more. In this article, let’s take a look at the biggest performance gains for drawings thanks to some changes to the software architecture and extensions to detailing mode.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Lightweight Assemblies

    March 15, 2021

    One of the best enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the improvements to lightweight components. Working with lightweight is the best way to dramatically increase the performance of your SOLIDWORKS assemblies. If you want to make performance a standard part of your workflow, see how the changes to lightweight components can make this an effortless reality.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Silhouette Defeature

    March 8, 2021

    Silhouette Defeature was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2019 and it quickly became a favorite tool used to easily create simplified versions of your components. This offers an easy way to get some performance improvements or protect your intellectual properties. In SOLIDWORKS 2021, this powerful tool got even better by extending its capabilities to now include the option to save the simplified version as a configuration instead of a separate file. Let’s take a look!

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Equations in Custom Properties

    March 1, 2021

    Now, with SOLIDWORKS 2021, the Custom Properties tool got a welcomed extension of functionality to include the use of equations. This tool has been a fan favorite for many years because it is incredibly useful as a way to reuse information about your design. Custom properties are a huge part of any power user’s toolbox and in this article we're going to look at what’s new in SOLDIWORKS 2021.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Command Search

    February 22, 2021

    Want to save time when using SOLIDWORKS? You can use the search functionality, but that’s not news. The Command Search has been one of our favorite tips to share for over a decade. What's new to SOLIDWORKS 2021 is the addition of the search capabilities to the customize interface. If you want to really save time when working with SOLIDWORKS, you can take advantage of the robust searching tools that are now available to you to help you instantly find what you're looking for. There’s no need to memorize were something is.  You can save that precious brain space for other, more important knowledge.

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Flush Miter

    February 15, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS 2021 brings with it countless enhancements to an already great piece of software, building upon the strength of the core modeling tools for designing most anything you can think of. Whether it’s sheet metal, large assemblies, or weldments, you’re guaranteed to find something useful in SOLIDWORKS 2021. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

    Top 11 Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021: Curved Edge Flange

    February 8, 2021

    As we look at all the great improvement to SOLIDWORKS 2021, it is hard to pick just one we like the most. When we asked the question: “What’s your favorite enhancement this year?” we get different answers from different industries. But one thing is clear, if you’re using the Sheet Metal Tools, then I’m pretty sure your favorite enhancement is the new curved edge flange tool.