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How to install the Workgroup PDM Admin Tool?

Posted by Simran Rekhi on February 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Are you looking for instructions how to install the Workgroup PDM Admin Tool? Here are the instructions that you can use to install the 2016 WPDM Admin Tool on the server or a client machine. Regardless if it is a client (SolidWorks) machine or a Server machine the installation process is the same.

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Take Advantage of Colors in Your Drawings with SOLIDWORKS

Posted by Michael Koenig on January 19, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Did you know that you can bring the colors from your 3d models into all of your drawing views with SOLIDWORKS? This is a great way to utilize color to help distinguish between components in assembly drawings, especially in 2d views and large assemblies. 

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CADD Edge's Rocketry Project: Part 2

Posted by Patrick Cash on January 12, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Part two of the CADD Edge/Keefe Tech Rocketry project introduced the students to assembly modeling and flow simulation. Andrew Barnes instructed the students in how to create assemblies and proper modeling techniques while Michael Kalin introduced them to flow simulation to calculate drag and center of pressure on their rocket designs.

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The Future 3D CAD Virtual Reality

Posted by Michael Souders on January 11, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Is CAD Virtual Reality - eh Real?

This past Wednesday, Oculus began accepting preorders for the consumer version of their virtual reality headset. Development kits have been available for some time now, but this marks a move into a much wider market for Virtual Reality. Google and Samsung have also hopped on board with their own versions of VR headsets. Google has been pushing the boundaries and back in 2014 even put together a $25 kit for using phones for VR (see: http://www.cnet.com/news/googles-cardboard-vr-headset-is-no-joke-its-great-for-the-oculus-rift/). 

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Hyatt Disaster analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Posted by Michael Kalin on January 7, 2016 at 4:21 PM

The Kansas City Hyatt walkway collapse of July 1981 is a heavily studied engineering disaster; 114 People were killed, and over 200 injured due to the faulty design of the unique skywalk system.

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Ornament Drop Test with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

Posted by Michael Kalin on January 4, 2016 at 4:30 AM

Everyone has dropped a delicate blown glass ornament and seen it smash into a thousand pieces. Did you know we can simulate the effect of dropping with SOLIDWORKS Simulation?

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SOLIDWORKS and Windows 10

Posted by Matt Kokoski on December 31, 2015 at 12:14 PM

How do we know if Windows 10, SOLIDWORKS, and your computer will play well together? 

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SOLIDWORKS System Requirements

Posted by David Bazinet on December 28, 2015 at 2:53 PM

With every release of SOLIDWORKS it’s always a good idea to verify your system meets the minimum system requirements to run the software. Now that “upgrade season” is upon us I wanted to take a few minutes to review (at a high level) a few of the items you will want to pay attention to before heading out on this adventure. You may ask “why would I bother, my system is brand new and or the latest and greatest out there”. While this may be true, keep in mind SOLIDWORKS more than likely was already coded and may not be compatible with it. For example, let’s consider Windows 10, per SOLIDWORKS, the first release to officially support Windows 10 is SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP5.

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Why I like SOLIDWORKS MBD

Posted by Patricia Bar on December 21, 2015 at 12:37 PM

A Bit of MBD With My Bite….

How many people work through their lunch? If you are like me, I sit at my desk during lunch more often than not. Why not make your lunch productive, and learn something over lunch? Not just learn anything, but learn something cool that will help you with your job? Sounds like a no brainer to me!

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CADD Edge's Rocketry Project

Posted by Patrick Cash on December 4, 2015 at 11:16 AM

December 3rd, 2015 marked the first day of CADD Edge’s Rocketry project in collaboration with Joseph P. Keefe Vocational High School. The project, proposed by Michael Kalin of CADD Edge, aims to introduce students to design and simulation tools inside the powerful CAD package, SOLIDWORKS, as well as expose them to engineering and science principles.

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