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CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted earlier this week. This month I documented the Where, When, What, Why & How of SOLIDWORKS World and submitting a presentation for SOLIDWORK World. The article answers all of the critical... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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SOLIDWORKS announced last week that the Beta version of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is scheduled to go live near the end of June. Like in years past SOLIDWORKS will have a Beta program that will allow users to test the new software.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog will posted later this week. This month I to look at the dangers that we can run into when downloading files to be used in SOLIDWORKS. The article talks about potential problems we... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog was posted last week and SOLIDWORKS has a monthly 22 minute webinar series and for the month of May they have asked me to bring out some of my Redneck Workarounds. The presentation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog will posted later this week. This month I to look at the challenges that we can run across when working with imported files in SolidWorks. The article starts off by taking about the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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With my earlier article this week letting everyone know that it is National Engineers Week I asked that everyone get out and do their part to spread the work to the next generation of Engineers. I followed thru with that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Did you know it is National Engineers Week this week, Feb 16th thru 22nd 2014? According to the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) and DiscoverE websites National Engineers Week is observed on the third full week of February. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Good morning and while SolidWorks World ended on Wednesday it has taken a day of travel and recovery before I was able to put up this post for what the CATI Crew did to finish out SolidWorks World. Overall it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Good Evening I wanted to take a few minutes to let everyone know what the CATI Crew has been up to at SolidWorks World and today was another busy day for the CATI Crew. The CATI and InFlow Tech Teams... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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Good Evening I wanted to take a few minutes out of a busy day to let everyone know what the CATI Crew has been up to at SolidWorks World and today was a jam packed day for the CATI Crew.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog was posted last week. This month I chose to dig up an older topic that still gets asked a lot on the support line and that is how to change the orientation of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog was posted this week. This month I chose to write about how to the importance of Design Intent when creating files in SolidWorks. The article is based upon a discussion about Design Intent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog was posted this week. This month I chose to write about how to flatten complex sheet metal parts with SolidWorks Lofted Bends. The article is based upon a some common questions that we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog was posted this week. This month I chose to write about proper modeling methodology for SolidWorks, this is part one of a two part set of articles. The reason for writing this article... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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When we were taught SolidWorks it was in one of two ways--we were either self taught or we took a class through a local SolidWorks reseller, or maybe at a local college. In either case, when we learned SolidWorks we were taught what the different features and functions were, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
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Optimal Configuration & Conclusion In looking back at the past 20 articles we have posted about Free SolidWorks from Performance Constrains one of the items we promised in our first article was to give you the two optimal configurations that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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(Modeling Methodology - Large Assembly Mode) The use of Large Assembly Mode and Lightweight is the one setting that made the largest impact in our testing. Large Assembly Mode allow a user to open an extremely large assembly without bringing... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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(Modeling Methodology - Save As Part) The next tool that we are going to look at for reducing the level of detail in our parts and subassemblies is Save As Part. The ability to save an assembly as a part... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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(Modeling Methodology - SpeedPak) The next tool that we are going to look at for reducing the level of detail in our parts and subassemblies is SpeedPak. The SpeedPak utility allows you to create a simplified configuration of an assembly... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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(Modeling Methodology - Large Design Review) The next tool that we are going to look at for reducing the level of detail in our parts and subassemblies is Large Design Review. Large Design Review lets you open very large assemblies... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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(Modeling Methodology - Envelope) The next tool that we are going to look at for reducing the level of detail in our parts and subassemblies is Envelope. Both parts and assemblies can be set as an Envelope when inserted into... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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CATI's monthly contribution to the SolidWorks Blog was posted this week. This month I chose to write about how section views have changed with SolidWorks 2013. The article is based upon some common questions that we get into our tech... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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One of the questions we have seen a lot in the Technical Support department today is about some of the new functionality that has been added in SolidWorks 2013. There are generally two questions that users ask and the first is "How do I use the new functionality?" and "Can... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at The SolidWorks Blog
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(Modeling Methodology - Defeature) In one of our previous articles we talked about reducing the level of detail in our parts and subassemblies and one of the questions we have been asked is what features and tools that SolidWorks provides... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes
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(Modeling Methodology - Top Level Mates and Flexible Subassemblies) When an assembly is opened, all of the mates at the top level of the assembly are calculated as well as any mates that are involved in flexible sub-assemblies, you can... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at CATI Tech Notes