June 13, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Augmented Reality On Your Device!

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By Jeff Setzer

It's easy to use your mobile device to view your SOLIDWORKS models in augmented reality.

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May 30, 2019

Proper Engineering Practices & Data Management

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By Max Kent

Having a workflow for engineering documents to travel through in their life cycle is not only efficient, but convenient.

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May 23, 2019

SOLIDWORKS & The End Of Windows 7

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By Jeff Setzer

SOLIDWORKS has long supported Windows 7, but now it's time to upgrade to Windows 10. Here's why.

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May 16, 2019

Design Automation – What, How & Why?

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By Madhu Valikkodath

Free up design engineers from repetitive, monotonous tasks and elevate product quality at the same time. DriveWorks provides this and more.

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May 09, 2019

I Hired a New Grad! Now What? Find Top 3 Ways to Train & Retain

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By Monica Sanz

Your new employee won't stay long without investment from you. Find some of our insights on how to best train, and therefore retain, new grads.

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May 02, 2019

Complement Your CNC Production With HP Multijet Fusion Tech

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By Mike Krause

Some geometries are difficult, let alone impossible, to manufacture with CNC. Print these complex geometries through HP's lattice structures or topology optimization - and in batches.

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April 18, 2019

Turn Tooling on Its Head With 3D Printing

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By Mike Krause

Advances in high-strength 3D printing have brought impressive solutions to the factory floor. Do you know the top ways to save with this tech?

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April 11, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 6

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By Evan Stanek

Let’s see how SOLIDWORKS Electrical lets you pick what players in the game (...or in the project) make it to the finish – in our final reporting.

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April 09, 2019

3 Reasons to Get New Employees in SOLIDWORKS Training

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By Monica Sanz

Technical training in 3D software is a must in the onboarding process of Designers and Mechanical Engineers, no matter the experience level. Here are 3 reasons why.

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April 04, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 5

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By Evan Stanek

The deciding moments of a game are especially strategic. Managers do everything they can to give their team the best chance to win. Similarly, SOLIDWORKS Electrical enables you to make last minute changes on the fly and get your design lineup laid out perfectly through Edit Attributes.

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March 28, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 4

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By Evan Stanek

Learn how to make your choice of one-time or permanent symbols through the black box feature. Much like having a skilled veteran player up your sleeve, we can retain these permanent players to your roster for wins, wins, and more wins.

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March 21, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 3

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By Evan Stanek

In baseball, every collectible piece of information is tallied and accounted for. The same is true in your SWE project – as a comprehensive database program, master your Component Numbers and make better decisions because of it.

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March 14, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 2

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By Evan Stanek

Find more Electrical tips and tricks! Like pitch framing in baseball, we have a little adjustment you can do to the wipeout frames in your library of footprints, giving you the control you need to knock out another design.

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March 07, 2019

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Spring Training Series: Part 1

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By Evan Stanek

How is SOLIDWORKS Electrical like everyone's favorite game (ahem, Baseball), and the nation's much-anticipated Spring Training? Well, as the players get to work tuning every element of their game, from the simplest fundamentals they picked up in Little League to the latest analytic-driven techniques, we at GSC are also ramping up your electrical game up for a best-ever year! Take a look!

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February 28, 2019

White Paper: Welcome Electrical Users to SOLIDWORKS Schematics

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By Clare Schaeffer

What makes SOLIDWORKS Electrical technology unique on the market? Learn about its unified, collaborative, and cross-functional capabilities today.

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February 20, 2019

"We Want Metal!" - Markforged's Metal X Printers

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By Nick Schmidtke

Gain the ability to 3D print your parts, fixtures, tooling, and whatever else you can conceive, in real metal.

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February 08, 2019

SOLIDWORKS How-To: Copy a Part Using Virtual Component

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By John Setzer

When you want to modify a part, but you want to change a copy and not the original, use a virtual part. Learn how.

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January 31, 2019

Embracing Intelligent Schematics for Electrical Design

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By Clare Schaeffer

There are amazing benefits to implementing intelligent schematics for electrical design. Do you know them? What's the cost of not knowing?

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January 24, 2019

Fuel Your Design Inspiration - Design Quotes Part II

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By Sam Hochberg

What drives you? Often, we're driven by the desire to create something better, or something entirely new. Here are some favorite design quotes to fuel that fire.

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January 17, 2019

The Stronger, the Cheaper, the Better: Markforged 3D Printed Parts

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By Nick Schmidtke

What makes Markforged untouchable in the 3D printing industry? Compare surface finishes, heat resistance, and unparalleled part strength through Continuous Fiber Reinforcement at a truly affordable price.

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December 27, 2018

SOLIDWORKS How-To: Normal To Orientation Trick

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By John Setzer

Do you know how to orient a model normal to a face but not have the view orientation use default “Y” orientation?

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December 20, 2018

Online Training Offerings Now Available

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By Cody Pendzich

We're excited to announce that we're now offering online training for several of our existing courses.

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December 06, 2018

SOLIDWORKS How-To: Create Virtual Sharps in Sketches

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By John Setzer

Place a point in a sketch that represents the location of 2 lines intersecting - creating a virtual sharp (not a shared a point).

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November 30, 2018

SOLIDWORKS How-To: Reorient an Imported Part

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By John Setzer

See how you can easily fix orientations on imported parts through the Move / Copy body function.

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November 15, 2018

SOLIDWORKS How-To: Add Relations with Shared Sketch Endpoints

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By John Setzer

Less clicks means less time sketching. Learn how sketch relationships can be quickly added by the press of a button.

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November 08, 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2019: Bill of Materials (BOM) Enhancements

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By Sam Hochberg

Get convenient, quick explanations on all things BOM - detailed previews in expanded views, easy exports to Excel, and other enhancements.

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October 31, 2018

SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler for PDF Creation

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By John Setzer

Gain helpful tips on how to use SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler to create PDFs from SOLIDWORKS files.

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October 19, 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2019: Subscription Benefits You Might Not Know About

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By Rachel Gintner

Refresh yourself on GSC's provided benefits and support when you implement SOLIDWORKS 2019 for your production.

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September 06, 2018

Camp 3D 2018: 3 Things the Kids Taught the Teacher

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By John Setzer

Thoughts on what the kids taught me as I conducted Camp 3D! in 2018

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July 24, 2018

What IS the Best CPU for SOLIDWORKS?

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By Jeff Setzer

There seems to be a fair amount of confusion with regard to computer CPUs and SOLIDWORKS performance. I'm here to clear that all up.

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June 15, 2018

New SOLIDWORKS Tricks Series: Quicker Assembly Modeling

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By Jeff Setzer

Just incorporating a few recent enhancements to SOLIDWORKS can help you put together assemblies quicker than ever before.

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June 01, 2018

9 Design Inspiration Quotes to Help Inspire Innovation

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By Sam Hochberg

Today’s designers stand on the shoulders of the giants who came before them. To help inspire your next innovation, I've gathered my favorite quotes on design, innovation, and the tools designers use.

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May 25, 2018

Quickly Delete Surface Holes In SOLIDWORKS

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By Jeff Setzer

It's easy to remove gaps and voids on imported surfaces with a few simple tools in SOLIDWORKS.

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April 26, 2018

Top 7 Favorite Professional Development Books

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By Melissa Polley

Continuous learning plays an essential role to your future success. There’s several ways you can invest in yourself such as reading industry blogs, attending webinars, and enrolling in comprehensive training. Or, it could be as simple as reading a book.

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March 08, 2018

Best Practices for SOLIDWORKS Motion Analysis

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By Brandon Donnelly

SOLIDWORKS motion analysis uses the assembly mates along with part contacts and a robust physics-based solver to accurately determine the physical movements of an assembly under load. But, how do you know if you’re making the most out of this powerful tool?

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January 26, 2018

Design Inspiration – Less Is More: Dieter Rams

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By Sam Hochberg

Taking design inspiration from Dieter Rams and his Ten Principles for Good Design.

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December 07, 2017

How to Become a SOLIDWORKS Superhero [e-book]

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By Cody Pendzich

Most superheroes discover their new found superpowers after a freak accident, but not you.

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November 13, 2017

Benefits of Virtual Simulation Over Hand Calculations [White Paper]

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By Melissa Polley

Learn why best-in-class companies are turning to virtual simulation over hand calculations and physical prototyping.

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October 05, 2017

Strategies for Data Migration Between CAD Systems

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By Jeff Setzer

Migrating to a new CAD system can seem complex, but it comes down to managing two things: data and people.

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August 28, 2017

Break Out of the Bubble: Changing CAD Systems is Easier Than You Think [e-book]

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By Jeff Setzer

Do you feel like you’re in an ocean of SOLIDWORKS resources and talent, yet you’re enveloped in a bubble by your MCAD system? Stop letting your system prevent you from leveraging the resources and talent around you.

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August 10, 2017

A True GSC Story: The Making of a Simulation Consultant

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By Brandon Donnelly

I’ll be the first to tell you that I never expected to be here. I’ll even admit that when entering the engineering program in college, simulation wasn’t even on my radar.

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August 02, 2017

Designed in SOLIDWORKS: Solar Filters for Binoculars

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By Jeff Setzer

Create your own solar filters for binoculars using SOLIDWORKS and a 3D printer, and get a close-up view of the August 21 solar eclipse.

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July 14, 2017

Design Inspiration – Timeless Design Principles

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By Sam Hochberg

It’s ironic that we so easily overlook good design – when bad design so easily jumps out at us!

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June 16, 2017

Design Inspiration: Brooks Stevens

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By Sam Hochberg

How Brooks Stevens' designs inspired the next generation of engineers.

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March 31, 2017

5 Best Practices for Successful Product Development & Innovation

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By Dave Vedder

Successful product development and innovation goes far beyond designing something you think is cool.

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February 15, 2017

5 Habits Of Successful SOLIDWORKS Power Users

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By Katie Vanden Heuvel

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 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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