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Are You Using DfX Practices? Are You Using DfX Practices?
By ConnectPress and HCL Technologies
This spring ConnectPress and Geometric (now part of HCL Technologies) surveyed readers to see how they were deploying Design for X (DfX) practices.
The Factory of the Future is Your Office and Beyond The Factory of the Future is Your Office and Beyond
By Rize
Rize's Julie Reece discusses market potential for 3D printers to enable new direct manufacturing applications beyond the additive manufacturing lab.
ANSYS AIM Simplifies Simulation of LED Fixtures ANSYS AIM Simplifies Simulation of LED Fixtures
By ANSYS
Thermal management of LED fixtures can be complicated by the multiple physics involved. See how ANYS AIM can simplify this process.
Integrating PLM is Not a One-size-fits-all Approach
By Razorleaf
Razorleaf provides 3 approaches to PLM integration, including an introduction to CLOVER, Razorleaf's integration platform, in this on-demand webinar.
Tips & Tricks
Viewing SOLIDWORKS in 3D PDFs Viewing SOLIDWORKS in 3D PDFs
By Jamie Lee, Dassault Systemes
Take advantage of Adobe Readers 3D PDF functions, such as sharing models with non-CAD users, viewing section cuts, and adding SOLIDWORKS files.
Exporting SOLIDWORKS Data into SOLIDWORKS Visualize Exporting SOLIDWORKS Data into SOLIDWORKS Visualize
By Michael Souders, Trimech
New to SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the ability to directly export CAD data to SOLIDWORKS Visualize with one click. There are two options for doing so.
Why Does My Machine Crash So Often? Why Does My Machine Crash So Often?
By Benjamin Modic, GoEngineer
GoEngineer's Benjamin Modic talks about computer crashes, why expensive graphic cards can run poorly and the best hardware options for SOLIDWORKS.
Managing SOLIDWORKS Plastics Results Managing SOLIDWORKS Plastics Results
By Andrew Jaskey, CAPINC
CAPINC's Andrew Jaskey covers two possible ways plastics can be saved in SOLIDWORKS 2016 and older. See the tip and webinar in this tutorial.
Case Studies
Innodep Cuts Development Time 40% on IoT Device with Dell Innodep Cuts Development Time 40% on IoT Device with Dell
By Dell
Innodep worked with Dell OEM Solutions from the early stages of its design to development of the finished product, reducing time by 40%.
The Frontloading Aproach with Mentor Graphics' FloEFD The Frontloading Aproach with Mentor Graphics' FloEFD

See how Tamturbo Oy are extending the useful life of the air compressors with frontloading CFD to get results earlier in the design phase
Optimizing a NASCAR Racing Machine with FloEFD Optimizing a NASCAR Racing Machine with FloEFD
By Mike Gruetzmacher, Technical Marketing Engineer, Mentor Graphics
Nascar driver Anthony Kumpen consulted with Voxdale CFD engineering consultancy, to see what CFD could do to improve his race car.
3D Scanning Enables Better Picture of Entire Part 3D Scanning Enables Better Picture of Entire Part
By Belinda Jones, Hexagon Metrology
Stevens Manufacturing praises Hexagon's 3D scanners for their point cloud inspection, reverse engineering, virtual assembly and CNC milling.
Columns
Kablooe Facilitates Design in One Single Package Kablooe Facilitates Design in One Single Package
By Dassault Systemes
Due to the lack of integration with Autodesk Alias and SOLIDWORKS, Kablooe Design switched to SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer, saving days.
Digital Twins: Extending Essential Collaboration Digital Twins: Extending Essential Collaboration
By Peter A. Bilello, President, CIMdata
Avatars for products and product-related lifecycle processes are being incorporated into PLM as PLM solutions are enhanced for avatars.
New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT New Dell Technologies Uniquely Positioned for IoT
By Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S)
MI&S believes Dell can help customers solve its IoT puzzle, offering solutions for predictive maintenance, improving facilities management and more.
Electronics Packager Speeds Time to Market with SOLIDWORKS Electronics Packager Speeds Time to Market with SOLIDWORKS
By DS SOLIDWORKS
Using SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design software, POLYRACK has streamlined the development of early design concepts, resulting in a shorter sales cycle.