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    SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses - What Do I Need?

    May 17, 2022

    Given that you need a license to view files, people often wonder what license types are required for their company. Before we can get to how many licenses, you need to understand the differences between the PDM license types.

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    Sub-D Designing in xShape from Start to Finish

    April 14, 2022

    Subdivision modeling is a completely different workflow from your typical CAD with parametric dimensions and history-based feature trees. In this tutorial, I will walk through the steps of designing a new handle using sub-d designing in xShape from start to end.

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    How Does SOLIDWORKS Communicate Data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

    March 25, 2022

    If you’re looking for an all-inclusive environment that lets you create parts in 3D CAD, test your design in real-world conditions, collaborate with teammates and store your files without worrying about overwriting, then the  3DEXPERIENCE platform might be what you’re looking for. This article explains how 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS communicates data with Simulation, Sheet Metal and Visualize on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to better enhance your working environment.

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    Dashboards in DELMIAWorks

    February 25, 2022

    DELMIAWorks (formally IQMS) helps manufacturing companies manage their business from first client interaction to the shipping dock. This suite of integrated software provides real-time visibility and business intelligence throughout the entire manufacturing business making your company more agile while also driving better quality and higher profitability.

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    Understanding Your 3D File Formats

    August 2, 2021

    Have you ever wondered why there are different types of 3D printer file formats? Well, these various formats carry the encoded information that includes geometry, texture, color, transparency and more. The format dictates the variety of the information available and makes it possible for 3D printers to read. However, there are quite a few to choose from. Today I am going to share with you which ones are the most common and what information they carry to help you determine what will be the best fit for your 3D printing project. 

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    Using the Innovative Head Optimization Wizard on the Stratasys J55

    May 7, 2021

    We all know that a well-maintained machine will produce better printers for a longer period of time. The previous generation of Polyjet 3D Printers proved difficult to maintain with cumbersome and confusing wizards and processes. Stratasys was well aware of this and has taken extensive measures with the new generation of 3D printers to make it easier to take care of your printer and far easier to navigate maintenance steps. Let's dive in and take look at the Head Optimization Wizard.

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    Creating Manufacturing Notes Within GrabCAD Print

    April 16, 2021

    Communication is an area we can all work on, even in the 3D printing space. But never fear, GrabCAD Print has a little-used tool to help annotate and mark up parts for both file setup and secondary operations. This tool is rightfully called Manufacturing Notes and it does exactly as its name implies – allows for the dictation of valuable information on the part being printed within GrabCAD Print.

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    Material Replacement Wizard on the Stratasys J55 3D Printer

    March 5, 2021

    As the PolyJet 3D printing platform continues to grow and expand, the onboard tools get even better and more user-friendly with the Stratasys J55. The onboard tools on the J55 provide the user with step-by-step instructions and makes it as seamless as possible when performing regular maintenance. Let's dive in and take a look at the Replacement Wizard in action! 

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    Opening the Latest SOLIDWORKS Files in GrabCAD Print

    February 19, 2021

    If you you've been asking yourself, “What gives? Why can’t I open SOLIDWORKS files in GrabCAD Print anymore?" You are not alone. I know the struggle. I may have even said a few expletives over it. This is not due to GrabCAD Print dropping SOLIDWORKS compatibility. It is the result of GrabCAD Print’s development team needing to take some time to verify that the latest version of SOLIDWORKS files is compatible with all the features that GrabCAD Print has to offer. Let's take a look at some details.