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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October 19, 2016

GSC Premiere Week: Welcome to the New Home of GSC!

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By Melissa Polley

GSC celebrated a BIG week last week - the grand opening of the GSC Technology Center, the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Premiere, and the inaugural Print 3D! | the 3D Printing User Summit. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us celebrate!

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October 06, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Electrical and Draftsight Team Up!

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By Evan Stanek

I love fall with the cool crisp air, the smell of warm apple cider, the glorious colors, leaves and rumors swirling of what's under the hood of the new  SOLIDWORKS 2017, pumpkin spice everything (maybe not EVERYTHING), and of course, the greatest of all team sports, football!  

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September 23, 2016

Understanding Rotating Regions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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By Chris Olson

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation offers some great tools for analyzing rotating region problems. There are a lot of capabilities within the tool but, often times, there isn’t a lot of information about these capabilities.

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September 21, 2016

The GSC Technology Center is Open for Business

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By Melissa Polley

After months of construction, preparation, and packing we have finally settled into our new home, the GSC Technology Center. And, we're excited to show it to you!

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September 19, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Premiere: Be the First to See SOLIDWORKS 2017

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By Melissa Polley

SOLIDWORKS 2017 raises the bar yet again with new tools, better performance, and a whole new level of interoperability with other systems! You can get a sneak peek of the latest enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017 here. 

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September 14, 2016

Removing Interfering Material In A SOLIDWORKS Assembly

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By Sam Hochberg

From my product designer’s perspective, one of the most useful functions in a 3D solid modeler such as SOLIDWORKS is the ability to check for potential interferences in their still-virtual assembly.

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September 12, 2016

SOLIDWORKS 2017: More Power to Drive Innovation

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By Melissa Polley

SOLIDWORKS 2017 is here and the experts at GSC are excited to share with you all of the new features!

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September 08, 2016

Use SOLIDWORKS Align Sketch Tool to Move Underdefined Sketch Elements to the Origin

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By John Setzer

While production models should generally have fully defined sketches, sometimes you just want to make all the elements in an underdefined sketch move to the origin, such as when working with imported or copied geometry. There is an easy way to do this in SOLIDWORKS, you just have to know where to look.

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August 18, 2016

Graphics Systems Corporation Is Now GSC

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By Melissa Polley

We look different, but we’re still your same trusted resource for 3D engineering solutions committed to providing you exceptional service. Our new brand better reflects the breadth of expertise and solutions we offer to ensure your success. Our engineering experts operate as an extension of your team, sharing their years of industry experience to create tailored solutions to achieve your goals faster.

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August 17, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Time Savers

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By Evan Stanek

These SOLIDWORKS Electrical tips will save you time over the long haul.

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August 10, 2016

How to Export Using a Custom Coordinate System in SOLIDWORKS

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By John Setzer

CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS and CAM systems use different directions for defining coordinate systems. The result is, when a model is exported from SOLIDWORKS and imported to a CAM system, the model comes up in the CAM system in the "wrong" orientation. The good news is there's a simple fix!

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