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Design and Manufacturing Tech Tips for 3DEXPERIENCE / SOLIDWORKS software, Stratasys 3D Printers, Artec 3D and ZEISS/GOM 3D Scanners, and related industries

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3DEXPERIENCE xSheetMetal

Creating Circular Patterns in xSheetMetal

xSheetMetal in 3DEXPERIENCE allows users to create three different categories of patterns: rectangular, circular and user defined. A rectangular pattern consists of a pattern that…

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SOLIDWORKS Coordinate System

How to Reorient an Imported Part File in SOLIDWORKS

When a part is imported from another file format into SOLIDWORKS, the orientation may not be ideal. This is the front view and isometric view…

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Fit Spline and Curvature Continuity in SOLIDWORKS

Curvature continuity in SOLIDWORKS refers to the smoothness between two adjacent curves or faces at the point where they meet. This blog discusses three types…

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SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler Tool Premium

Use the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler Tool to Easily Manage and Track Tasks

The Task Scheduler is still an underrated tool I see many SOLIDWORKS users are not aware is available to them! Clients tell me they spent…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server could not open the Windows Registry?

After installing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Client for the first time, the Archive Server must be identified in PDM Administration.   When attaching a client computer…

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How to Choose the Right SOLIDWORKS PDM Software Package

TriMech carries two solutions to fit your Data Management need. Our products include SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. While both manage your SOLIDWORKS design files,…

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Version and Revision – What’s the Difference?

When companies switch to PDM, there is often confusion regarding versions versus revisions. Are they the same? Do you need both? How do you increase…

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Intro to Using Shaded Sketch Contours in SOLIDWORKS

In this tutorial, we are going to walk through the basics with the Shaded Sketch Contours feature. It is worth mentioning because not everyone takes…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Licenses – What Do I Need?

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…

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Sub-D Designing in xShape from Start to Finish

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…

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How Does SOLIDWORKS Communicate Data on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

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…

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Dashboards in DELMIAWorks

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…

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Understanding Your 3D File Formats

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,…

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Using the Innovative Head Optimization Wizard on the Stratasys J55

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…

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Creating Manufacturing Notes Within GrabCAD Print

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…

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