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When working with a customer last week, they posed a very good question about file updates in Composer. This is their current process from which they are having problems with Composer Document Updates. The Process The R&D group starts all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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As we remise those people, places and things we have lost in life, we think of how they fulfilled our lives. In this article, I would like to memorialize a place… Labs.SolidWorks.com. Although you were only around for four short... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Every year when the SOLIDWORKS What's New PDF becomes available, I go straight for the Composer enhancements. As I look through the vast array(you know what I mean if you've seen the list) of new items, one particular enhancement jumped... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
The other day in class a student asked about making a Composer animation stop at a certain point of the animation without making a part flash a color. Well, here is one answer in the YouTube video below. It involves... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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So here at CATI we do a lot of hardware testing, mostly centered on RAM, CPUs, and Videos cards. Our partnerships with with Intel and Nvidia have been great on these matters. But one fun little thing has been missing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
The other day I had a support call about controlling your BOM ID numbers inside of SolidWorks Composer. This video, I hope you agree, will give you some insight into working with parts and assemblies. Cheers, Bob McGaughey, CSWE Technical... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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That's correct kids, Edrawings for Android is now available on the Google Play Store, Link Here is a quick video off my galaxy s3 it runs pretty good. Now that I have edrawings how to I get those files on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
Hi Guys, Bob McGaughey here with another SolidWorks Composer video. Cheers, Bob McGaughey, CSWE Computer Aided Technology, Inc. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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That's correct kids, Edrawings for Android is now available on the Google Play Store, Link Here is a quick video off my galaxy s3 it runs pretty good. Now that I have edrawings how to I get those files on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
I was looking through some amazing things the other night on Ted talks webs site and shall an area for TEDx. What is TEDx, according to TED's Website, "ideas worth spreading to organizations and individuals at a local level to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I'd be posting a video of how to take QR martix codes to the next level by customizing them with GIMP. Gimp is a free open source image editing software similar to Photoshop.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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What is this? How does it help me? Scan Me - CATI Home page. What you see there is a QR™ code (or Quick Response Code), which is a type of matrix barcode. Starting in Japan in the automobile industry... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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A while back I was speaking about the raspberry pi, a credit sized computer that runs a Linux OS with the purpose of teaching you about programming and building your own electrical projects with motors, sensors, and other forms of... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
The other day, a customer was asking me about raspberry pi's and sharing breadboard designs with others. A good and free option is a tool from Interaction Design Lab at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Its an easy software... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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If you didn't attend SolidWorks World 2013, sorry you missed Harry Potter World. Well I didn't either I was sick. However, you and I did not miss out on the good stuff, except for Free Harry Potter Beer. As of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
A couple of you SolidWorks Composer users have been asking lately how the new network licensing work does? Well it works just like the SolidWorks SolidNetwork License Manager, because that is what it is using. Same tools, same process, one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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The other day I was reading up on microcontrollers. Wikipedia calls them, a small computer on a single integrated circuit containing a processor core, memory, and programmable input/output peripherals. When I ran across this little gem called a raspberry pi.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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This year for SolidWorks World I put together a couple of presentations. One prepared and I’m very proud of is, “Product Marketing Communication with SolidWorks Tools.” In the short of it I discuss: What does marketing do? What is our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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The other day I was on a website called Shapeways where you can upload, 3dprint and sell your 3d models. There I shall something that was a blast from 1985 someone a designer named Joaquin Baldwin design a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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Good afternoon everyone just wanted to take a moment to share some info with you about SolidWorks and Windows 8. First stay tuned to this blog over the next couple of weeks to see hands on SolidWorks in Windows 8.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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Over the last few years November has received a face lift, changing its name to Movember. The staffs at CATI, customers, and partners are working together to not only to raise money but to raise awareness on health issue. So... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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In SolidWorks 2001 plus we introduced 2d to 3d functionality. Here is a quick run through on how it works. The following is an updated version of the “what’s new” document from September 2001. The 2D to 3D tools facilitate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
A while back a customer asked me if SolidWorks could create a 360 turn table animation that you could inter activitly controll on the web. I told the customer that SolidWorks does not out put that, but it can get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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It’s been a long time since 1995, 17 years is a while. So I think its time to appreciate from where we came from in this fun CAD world of ours. So I’m introducing you to you my new blog... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes
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Last night I got home and it was Christmas, a bright shinny package was sitting on my front door. It was from Verizon, my new Galaxy S3. This thing is really pretty compared to my old Motorola Android 1. Ok,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at CATI Tech Notes