Upcoming Webinars
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, Simulation, Enterprise PDM, Composer, Electrical, Mechanical Conceptual & Inspection Webinars

CADD Edge offers regularly scheduled webinars. These webinars cover SOLIDWORKS basics and design process fundamentals. Learn how to increase the accuracy and reliability of your product designs with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Software, optimize the design and development process with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, communicate and display design concepts more effectively through Composer, and manage and share your design data anywhere with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM.

 

Speed Up Your Product Design Validation Process Using SW Simulation
January 20, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Test your product design by setting up different virtual test environments using SW Simulation tools. In this webinar we will learn how to conduct different types of analyses such as static analysis, thermal, drop test, and frequency analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. These tools will allow you to test your product’s design and performance when subjected to various loading scenarios.
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The Benefits of Engineering Data Search Tools
January 27, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Modern CAD applications allow engineers and designers to develop new designs faster than ever. They often find it easier to design something again than to look for an existing design that has already been produced. However, often overlooked are the costs of turning that design into a product. Testing, validation, prototyping, sourcing, and documentation are just a few of the hidden costs involved with launching a new design. There are tools that can accelerate these tasks but they still must be performed. Reusing an existing part that has already gone through those steps can save time, money and even sanity. Learn how you can deploy and utilize your own internal Engineering Search and Decision Engine.
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After the First Login: Getting Started in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM
January 29, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn how to get files into your vault, and find them once they are there. We will also look at how to open and modify files once you have them in the vault.
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10 Easy Steps to Make Your 3D Model Come to Life
February 3, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In this webinar we will produce great marketing items that allow your 3D models come to life. Photo view 360 provides easy, efficient tools to produce eye-popping images. Coupled with SOLIDWORKS motion, animations have never been easier. Lastly, we will look at making walkthroughs of your plant design.
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Refining Your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Experience
February 5, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Come learn about features you may not even know exist in SOLIDWORKS. We'll reveal the secrets every SOLIDWORKS pro should have in their tool kit. Stand out from the crowd by working faster and smarter.
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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 3D Mechanical CAD
February 10, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In this webinar, we’ll take a look at how SOLIDWORKS can provide a complete solution to help you create more powerful and accurate designs in less time.  We’ll show you how easy SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling software is to use, and will demonstrate how to create detailed production quality parts, assemblies, and drawings. You'll also learn about utilizing FEA (Finite Element Analysis) through SOLIDWORKS Simulation to ensure your designs will stand up to their vigorous real-world requirements before you even reach the prototype stage. Finally, we’ll teach you how to more accurately track your revisions and workflows, and generate assembly instructions concurrently with the design process, saving you from tedious rework once the design is finalized.
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Using SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM to Automate Simple Tasks
February 12, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
In this webinar we will look at further refining your workflows to add in notifications and tasks, as well as how to have standard files ready to go when you start a project.
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Four Ways to Ensure Your Parts Are Within Spec
February 17, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In this webinar we are going to look at four areas that you should consider when it comes to your product inspection. We will talk about what these items are and solutions to help you implement them into your process.
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5 Easy Ways to Populate Your SOLIDWORKS Electrical Libraries
February 19, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
In this two-part series we’ll touch on a couple of the most frequently asked questions regarding SOLIDWORKS Electrical drawings and assemblies. This week, we’ll explore 5 easy to learn methods of populating your libraries with manufacturer part data to jump-start your user experience. Once you have an organized, accurate, & intelligent library you’ll wonder how you ever did without!
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Tips and Tricks for the SW Part Modelers Who are Looking to Become Instant Experts
February 24, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Learn new approaches and methods to creating sketches and parts much faster, smarter, and more efficiently with a whole bunch of fun tricks, speed tips, and automation methods. You'll learn a series of timesaving tips and tricks to getting your designs completed faster and in fewer features.
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5 Simple Reasons Why Your Wires Aren’t Routing in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D
February 26, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
In this two-part series we’ll touch on a couple of the most frequently asked questions regarding SOLIDWORKS Electrical drawings and assemblies. This week, we’ll investigate 5 different reasons why your wires are not routing in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D. Along the way, you’ll gain valuable insights as to how the software is able to automatically route all of your 3D wires in a matter of seconds.
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Tips and Tricks for SW Assemblies to Make You Look Like a Design Hero
March 3, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
You'll learn a series of timesaving tips and tricks for getting your assembly designs completed faster. We’ll also cover how to set up dynamic assembly movement with a bunch of different advanced assembly mates and high-end mechanical mates.
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Avoiding Engineering Disasters with Simulation Series – Part I – Static Analysis
March 5, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Structural failures from history, such as bridge collapses, structural failures, and inadequate designs will be analyzed with SOLIDWORKS Static Analysis to see what went wrong and how it could have been prevented. The Kansas City Hyatt collapse, a staple of engineering failure studies, will be shown in detail.
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Tips and Tricks for the Ones Who Keep Production Going with Detailed Drawings
March 10, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Working on drawings got you down? Learn a ton of new techniques for how to create and manipulate drawings much faster and automate tedious everyday tasks.  We’ll be pushing your drawing skills to the limit with a whole bunch of new tools.
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Avoiding Engineering Disasters with Simulation Series – Part II – Flow Analysis
March 12, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Bad geometry, inadequate knowledge of flow phenomena, and improper applications can all lead to disaster when fluid dynamics is involved. We will use SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to see deficient designs, and also prove how to correct them. The P-38 Lightning, infamous for its uncontrollable dives, will be shown in detail.
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5 Ways to Improve Access to Your Engineering Documents
March 17, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
There was a time when access to engineering documents was through a shared network directory of 2D prints (we are skipping past the rooms full of filing cabinets and paper prints.) For most companies those days are gone. 3D files must now be accessed for digital manufacturing (3D printing), and CAM operators who are programming machines directly from the solid models. Even Technical Publications groups need access to engineering data for things like Service and Operator manuals. How a company stores its engineering data can significantly impact its efficiency. There are numerous factors that should be considered when developing access to engineering data. How documents are distributed modified and shared require careful consideration. Join us to learn what to consider when developing a data access strategy and some pitfalls to avoid.
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Avoiding Engineering Disasters with Simulation Series – Part III – Advanced Analysis
March 19, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Not all problems are structural in nature. Problems that develop over time can still cause catastrophe. We will use all the tools available, such as non-linear, dynamic, and fatigue to find what went wrong with some of the worst design failures of all time. The De Havilland Comet, the first large scale fatigue failure of a commercial aircraft, will be shown in detail.
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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 3D Mechanical CAD
March 24, 2015 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In this webinar, we’ll take a look at how SOLIDWORKS can provide a complete solution to help you create more powerful and accurate designs in less time.  We’ll show you how easy SOLIDWORKS 3D modeling software is to use, and will demonstrate how to create detailed production quality parts, assemblies, and drawings. You’ll also learn about utilizing FEA (Finite Element Analysis) through SOLIDWORKS Simulation to ensure your designs will stand up to their vigorous real-world requirements before you even reach the prototype stage. Finally, we’ll teach you how to more accurately track your revisions and workflows, and show how assembly instructions can be created concurrently with the design process, saving you from tedious rework once the design is finalized.
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Are Title Blocks Holding You Down?
March 26, 2015 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Stuck using SOLIDWORKS or some other archaic method to create your documentation because you require a title block? Join us as we show you how to add a title block to your images with Composer while maintaining a link to your existing custom properties.
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