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Did you know that CATI has more than 50 training classes to help you with SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Data Management and 3D Printing? We have worked with you and your companies to provide you the best tools to get your job... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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Are you looking for a new way to get your product in front of your customers? Do you recognize that the current generation of young buyers wants to customize their products to make it their own? Do you know that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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The colors are coming! The colors are coming! The colors are coming! THE COLORS ARE COMING! Ever since beta 2016 was released we have heard the complaints. Some people love the new interface change, but……. The community has spoken and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS World 2016 is only a few days away. There is still time to join the fun and learn an incredible amount of information about SOLIDWORKS! 3 solid days of workshops covering all aspects of the product. Purchase your ticket... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at CATI Tech Notes
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What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, Inspection, MBD, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed through the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download the installation manager you will need to click the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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This is a hotfix that has been released from SOLIDWORKS as documented in the knowledge base. Solution Id: S-070177 SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP4 Stability Hotfix is available for users experiencing some common instability scenarios. In SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP4, it is possible... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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Eco-friendly and Sustainable products are buzz words we are frequently hearing on the internet, radio, and TV. The "Green Movement" as it is commonly referred to, is taking a look at our manufacturing processes (and other activities) to make sure... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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3D printers are everywhere you look. You can buy these on the internet, in Home Depot, or in your local Sam's club. SOLIDWORKS recognizes this and has provided us with some new functionality so we better understand what our printed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS 2016 offers a few new options for installing the software. The first enhancement will make the CAD Administrators happy. You are now allowed to deploy installs based on IP addresses or IP ranges. This eliminates the need to list... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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Recently, we have found many issues inside of SOLIDWORKS due to the recent Microsoft security updates that have been released in preparation for Windows 10. We have found this patch in particular, has been causing many issues inside of SOLIDWORKS.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month we are continuing our look at the SOLIDWORKS Costing tool. We have a ton of information to share with you as we not dive into the specific disciplines of this tool. We will be discussing how to use... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month we are going to begin an in-depth look at the SOLIDWORKS Costing tool. We are going to take a look at the various capabilities in the tool that will help you generate quotes or make important decisions based... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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Recently, I have received several questions about controlling the precision of values in SOLIDWORKS. 2015 now makes that easier, but only at a global level. A new rounding function was added to the document property under the units. Decimal rounding... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month, we are going to take a deep dive look at some seldom discussed SOLIDWORKS tools that are also a part of the toolbox. These tools are Beam Calculations, Bearing Calculations, Structural Steel, Grooves, and Cams. The tools will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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The fun and excitement of SOLIDWORKS World has come and gone, but it is the many messages conveyed to the SOLIDWORKS community and the 5500 attendees of this years conference that keeps us motivated for the next year. This year... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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Discovering and Understanding SOLIDWORKS Dismissed Messages Delivering the Impossible, Great Teamwork Makes Medical Device History SOLIDWORKS World is just around the corner and the techs at CATI are very busy completing our 14 presentations that we are giving this year.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month, we are going to take a deep dive into MySolidWorks. This is the new website that SOLIDWORKS released as sort of a one stop shopping site for all things related to SOLIDWORKS. This four part series will break... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed thru the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS 2015 is now available for download from the SOLIDWORKS website. http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/downloads Media kits will beging shipping out now, so you should receive your sometime in the next month. Please see our blog series SOLIDWORKS 2015 What's New for a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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The enhancements of SOLIDWORKS 2015 keep coming. Engineering drawings have always had drawing zones around the outside of the title block to communicate what areas of the drawings are being referenced in documentation. SOLIDWORKS 2015 allows you to define the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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The new release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is just a few weeks away and here at CATI the Tech Team is excited for this release. To kick off this series we wanted to lead with a new feature that really caught... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month, we are going to take a deep dive into the SOLIDWORKS Model Property tools. These tools are part of the standard SOLIDWORKS tools, most of which can be found on the Evaluate toolbar. The 4 main tools that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month, we are going to take a deep dive into SOLIDWORKS assembly validation tools. These tools are part of the standard SOLIDWORKS tools, most of which can be found on the Evaluate toolbar. The 4 main tools that we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month we are going to take a deep dive into the free SolidWorks Xpress utilities. There are 4 utilities that are found in every version of SolidWorks under the Tools pull down menu; DriveWorksXpress, DFMXpress, SimulationXpress, and FloXpress. Xpress... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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This month we are going to begin a deep dive into the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker. We are going to take a look at how this tool allows a company\user to maintain consistency across their documents. The Design Checker is a... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes