February 22, 2017

My First SOLIDWORKS World

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By Cody Pendzich

I had so many different expectations for SOLIDWORKS World set by co-workers that I actually didn't truly know what to expect. Well, let me tell you it was AWESOME!

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February 21, 2017

SOLIDWORKS CEO, Stratasys CIO Named Engineer 3D! Keynote Speakers

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By Melissa Polley

Special Guest David Everett from Spectrum Brands Will Also Speak About Innovation and Design

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February 17, 2017

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Recap: The New. The Next. The Never Before.

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By Melissa Polley

SOLIDWORKS World 2017 really upped the ante this year - from the round stage set up that ensured no one had a bad seat to the exciting sneak peek at some of the new features to come. Get the full scoop on the event below.

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February 15, 2017

5 Habits Of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users

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By Melissa Polley

We all get busy and when you're rushing to get a job completed, it's easy to form some bad SOLIDWORKS habits along the way. We polled some of our power users to see what helped them break the bad habits and increase their efficiency in SOLIDWORKS.

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February 08, 2017

Get the GSC Add-In For SOLIDWORKS 2017

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By Jeff Setzer

Stay in touch with GSC easier than ever with our SOLIDWORKS 2017 add-in!

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February 06, 2017

Introducing the Stratasys F123 Series

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By Tom Rohrbeck

Introducing smarter prototyping for your business. The Stratasys F123 series combines powerful FDM technology with design-to-print GrabCAD software for the most versatile and intelligent solution available. 

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February 03, 2017

Top 5 Best Practices for a Seamless CAD Implementation

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By Dave Vedder

Over my 37+ years in manufacturing, I have overseen several CAD system implementations and optimizations within a global environment. Some have gone smoother than others, but I’ve learned a lot of great lessons along to help you get the most value out of your CAD system.

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February 01, 2017

SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect: Seamless Collaboration Between CAD Platforms

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By Jeff Setzer

3D Interconnect is a revolutionary technology that allows a SOLIDWORKS user to directly open files and use models from other native CAD systems in their native format.

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January 30, 2017

Access 100+ Sessions at Engineer 3D! Trainining + Technology Conference

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By Melissa Polley

GSC will hold its biennial Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference on April 25-26, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, WI.

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January 25, 2017

SOLIDWORKS World 2017: Counting Down to LA

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By Melissa Polley

With less than two weeks until SOLIDWORKS World 2017, the excitement is building at GSC. Twenty-five GSC staff members will make the journey to Los Angeles to network with you, our customers and grow our skills to further fuel your success.

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January 06, 2017

The General Process of Fatigue Analysis

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By Brandon Donnelly

Running a fatigue analysis is becoming a growing trend in mechanical parts and assemblies.

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December 22, 2016

Create Amazing Christmas Ornaments in SOLIDWORKS

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By John Setzer

Follow along as I create a new ornament for the GSC Christmas tree using the new SOLIDWORKS 2017 Wrap Method: Spline Surface.

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December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from GSC!

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By Jackie Zachar

Using magnetic mates in SOLIDWORKS 2017, Mrs. Claus can assemble her gingerbread house with just a drag and a click. Ensuring her gingerbread house design ends up the winning pick. 

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December 07, 2016

Top 8 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017

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By Melissa Polley

Over 500 new features and enhancements were added to SOLIDWORKS 2017 based on direct feedback from the user community.  Our technical experts have each selected the features they're most excited about for improved time savings and ease of use.

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December 05, 2016

How to Write-off your Software and 3D Printer Purchases on Your Taxes

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By Melissa Polley

As the year nears its end, so do the deadlines for any tax incentives your business could take advantage of when tax season rolls around. One often-overlooked tax incentive is the Section 179 Deduction.

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November 11, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Bar Quick Tip: Adding Feature Tools to Your Sketch Shortcut Bar

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By John Setzer

Here's a quick tip to help you customize your SOLIDWORKS Sketch Shortcut Bar with tools outside of the normal grouping.

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November 02, 2016

Sol and Sal Save Selection Sets In SOLIDWORKS

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By Sam Hochberg

'Save Selection' will save you time and headaches when making multiple changes to your design by saving the design elements you have already selected.

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October 26, 2016

Make Your iPad Pro A Drawing Tablet For 3DExperience!

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By Jeff Setzer

For a while now, I've been using an app called Duet Display with my 12.9" iPad Pro, allowing it to act as a second screen for my Macbook Pro at home. It was a "look, but don't touch" scenario, but that all changed overnight.

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October 26, 2016

Using Fatigue Analysis to Predict Quality

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By Brandon Donnelly

Understanding the reasons why predicting the EXACT lifespan of a part isn't possible is important because it helps us bound the level of accuracy of our predictions. They're the same common culprits of uncertainty that exist within nearly all engineering analyses.

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