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ANSYS in ACTION: Improving Product and Business Development ANSYS in ACTION: Improving Product and Business Development
By ANSYS SpaceClaim
See how with SpaceClaim users can produce better responses to RFPs, bid more accurately and increase business win ratio by up to 50%.
The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM The Business Value of the IoT in Design, Maintenance & PLM
Compiled by ConnectPress
This report discloses ConnectPress survey results on the Internet of Things, along with examples of industry adoption and overcoming barriers.
The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value The Current State of 3D Printing and Its Future Value
Compiled by ConnectPress
This paper looks at how automotive, aerospace and AEC industries are utilizing 3D printing, along with ConnectPress member results from our survey.
What's in Store for Design Tech in 2017? What's in Store for Design Tech in 2017?
Compiled by Rita Stange, ConnectPress Managing Editor
ConnectPress talked to Tony Glockler of SolidProfessor, Carl Smith of IMAGINiT and Stan Przybylinski of CIMdata to get their take on emerging trends.
Tips & Tricks
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.
11 Common Concerns when Viewing 3D PDFs 11 Common Concerns when Viewing 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..
Advanced Data Cards in SOLIDWORKS EPDM: Part 1 Advanced Data Cards in SOLIDWORKS EPDM: Part 1
By Michael Craffey, Razorleaf
There are multiple inputs or fields on a data card that may be valid, but certain fields are not valid and should not be allowed to be editable.
SOLIDWORKS 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts Guide SOLIDWORKS 2016 Keyboard Shortcuts Guide
By Nic Rady, GoEngineer
While working on a part, pressing the D key will bring the breadcrumbs down to your mouse. See the full guide from GoEngineer.
Case Studies
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.
Now on Demand: OtterBox Innovation with the Stratasys J750 Now on Demand: OtterBox Innovation with the Stratasys J750
By Stratasys
See how electronics accessory company OtterBox, has used Stratasys 3D printing to advance their business in this on-demand webinar.
Columns
ABCO Eliminates Waste and Removes Unnecessary Costs ABCO Eliminates Waste and Removes Unnecessary Costs
By DS SOLIDWORKS
With SOLDIWORKS Enterprise PDM software, ABCO Automation has experienced shorter design cycles, increased collaboration, and greater design reuse.
Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive Power of IoT Demonstrated with Rooftop Beehive
By Dell
Dell in Ireland set up an "internet of bees" colony, providing a working example of what the IoT can deliver and how IoT success lies in five phases.
Center for Advanced Design Accelerates Industrial Design Center for Advanced Design Accelerates Industrial Design
By Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS
Using advanced surfacing and parametric modeling tools in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer, the company has achieved greater speed and flexibility.
Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT Change the Way You Collect and Analyze Data with IIoT
By David White and Greg Gorbach, ARC
This paper by ARC Advisory discusses the emerging need for edge gateway devices and highlights how Eigen Innovations uses the edge.