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QUICK STARTS

CAD MANAGEMENT SERVICES

What is a Quick Start?
The Fastest Way to Get Up and Running
Quick Start services are designed to enable you to immediately become productive with a new software purchase. Across all the Quick Starts we offer we typically see an 80% reduction in set up time vs self-implementation.
What types of Quick Starts are available?
Further down this page you will find detailed descriptions for each of the quick start services we offer. Currently Quick Starts are available for all SOLIDWORKS Products and a number of Partner Products.
What is covered in a Quick Start?
Quick Start contents vary from product to product (as described further down this page) but will usually cover system settings and configuration, templates and set up, basic workflows and direct users towards relevant support and learning resources.
Key Benefits
Some of the key benefits of the Quick Start are:
  • Avoiding the time associated with self-implementation.
  • Helping users to become productive in the shortest time possible.
  • Ensuring best practice from day one.
  • Ensuring all users are aware of available support and resources.
SOLIDWORKS QUICK START

One of our engineers will review all key settings and installation features, help to establish templates for various elements of the software – including drawings, and give best practice advice across everything and anything SOLIDWORKS. This service is available via remote session or a visit to your office.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Perform a PC health check.
  • Standardise file locations.
  • Optimise SOLIDWORKS Settings
  • Setup the Custom Property task pane.
  • Generate company specific templates.
  • Demonstrate the best practice workflow for creating parts and drawings.
  • Provide best practice advise for SOLIDWORKS file management and revision control.
  • Register the user for additional online support resources, available thought the subscription contract.
ELECTRICAL QUICK START

The SOLIDWORKS Electrical Quick Start program has been designed to enable our customers to maximise the return on their investment in SOLIDWORKS Electrical rapidly and with as little disruption as possible.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Provide SW Electrical admin instruction (30 min Overview)
  • Custom library and project template setup including; manufacturer parts, cables and symbols.
  • Sample project creation by working through a relevant project with the end user.
  • Go Live with over the shoulder support from our engineer.
  • Provide best practice advise for Electrical file management.
PCB QUICK START

The SOLIDWORKS PCB Quick Start program has been designed to enable our customers to maximise the return on their investment in SOLIDWORKS PCB rapidly and with as little disruption as possible.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Provide SW PCB setup instruction (30 min Overview)
  • Generate a company specific schematic sheet boarder template.
  • Provide up to three integrated libraries and review their contents with the end user.
  • Demonstrate the process of creating custom library data by reviewing the standard symbol and footprint data, then swapping mapping and supplier links.
  • Sample project creation by working through a relevant project with the end user.
  • Go Live with over the shoulder support from our engineer.
  • Provide best practice advise for SW PCB file management.
PCB CONNECTOR QUICK START

The SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector Quick start program has been designed to enable our customers to maximise the return on their investment by employing direct collaboration between SOLIDWORKS and Altium Designer using the SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Install SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector
  • Provide SW PCB Connector setup instruction (30 min Overview)
  • Sample project creation by working through a relevant project with the end user.
  • Go Live with over the shoulder support from our engineer.
COMPOSER QUICK START

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Quick Start program has been designed to enable new or existing customers to maximise the return on their investment and enable their Composer user(s) to become proficient in the software as quickly as possible.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Perform a PC health check.
  • Optimise the import profile, application preferences and advanced settings to suit the customers intended workflow.
  • Assist in the preparation of company styles for arrows and labels etc.
  • Demonstrate the process of creating custom 2D or 3D library data.
  • Define the company profile for standard technical illustration outputs.
  • Sample interactive project creation by working through a relevant example with the end user.
  • Provide best practice advise for Composer file management.
INSPECTION QUICK START

The SOLIDWORKS Inspection Quick Start program has been designed to enable new or existing customers to maximise the return on their investment and enable their Inspection user(s) to become proficient in the software as quickly as possible.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Define a standard company standard project template, including project properties and standard tolerances.
  • Configure the OCR library with any fonts typically used by the company or their customers.
  • Where applicable, update the CMM equipment catalogue with the company specific machinery.
  • Generate a customised excel report template.
  • Provide best practice advise for Inspection file management.
MBD QUICK START

The SOLIDWORKS MBD Quick Start program has been designed to enable new or existing customers to maximise the return on their investment and enable their MBD user(s) to become proficient in the software as quickly as possible.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Setup SOLIDWORKS custom properties within the existing templates or the SOLIDWORKS task pane (if pre-existing properties do not exist).
  • Define standard notes for application to the standard notes library.
  • Identify and outline the best practice workflow all users should adopt when using MBD at your company.
  • Generate a company specific 3D PDF template for use when producing MBD output.
  • Provide best practice advise for MBD file management and revision control.
VISUALIZE QUICK START

Need to produce renders fast? The SOLIDWORKS Visualize Quick Start program has been designed to enable new or existing customers to maximise the return on their investment and enable their Visualize user(s) to become proficient in the software as quickly as possible.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Configure your graphics card for optimum performance.
  • Define your ideal import settings.
  • Establish your optimum output settings.
  • Setup common library files, which can be shared with your colleagues over a network.
  • Set up the Auto-paint workflows.
  • Provide best practice advise for Visualize file management and revision control or enable the link PDM link for existing PDM Pro Customers.
  • Demonstrate where you can access the additional cloud-based assets.
  • Introduce the user to the multiple free online tools which can provide the Visualise user with additional resources and improved productivity.
VISUALIZE PHOTOBOOTH

Rendering lots of similar images, for very similar products? Create a virtual photobooth, enabling a simple 'One-Click' render process. Producing consistent images en-mass will have never been easier! Ideal for customers who want to create consistent imagery (catalogue, websites, brochures etc.)

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Define your ideal style of render which will include:
  • Default Cameras
  • Default Environment
  • Default Lighting
  • Default Materials
  • Optimise Auto-Paint (appearance application) setting for the Virtual Photobooth
  • Optimise Auto-Import settings for the Virtual Photobooth
VISUALIZE QUICK START BUNDLE

Get the best start with Visualize with this bundle that combines the Quick Start and Visualize Photobooth offerings. When delivering both items the process can be streamlined, the savings are passed onto you so this bundle offers great value

Details

Get yourself instantly setup and ready to go with our Visualize Quick Start service and learn how to produce consistent quality imagery in the shortest possible time, as we help set up your own Virtual Photobooth for ‘One-Click’ renders.

SOLIDCAM QUICK START

The SOLIDWORKS Manufacturing Quick Start program has been designed to enable new or existing customers to maximise the return on their investment and enable their CAM user(s) to become proficient in the software as quickly as possible.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Install 1 instance of SolidCAM – recommended that you do this in advance so that more time can be spent carrying out review and set up.
  • SolidCAM Settings - many settings reviewed including Default CAM Part, GCode Locations, CNC Controller and Post location.
  • Set Up Machine Simulation - if applicable.
  • Set Machine Default - Speed & feed, CAM Tree view options, Link
  • Set up Initial sample tool library
  • Initial part programme - Set up CAM Part, Apply Fixture, Apply Toolpath, Generate GCode.
  • Ensure customer is set up with access to all available resources and to access support and is aware of support process.
SOLIDWORKS CAM / CAMWORKS QUICK START

With the SOLIDWORKS CAM & CAMWorks Quick Start one of our manufacturing engineers will visit your site to help you get set up with your new CAM system as efficiently as possible. The quick start also comes with a bespoke Technology Database that has been preconfigured by us with some common feature strategies and settings.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Install / Check software Installation – recommended that you do this in advance so that more time can be spent carrying out review and set up.
  • Configure the user options to your needs.
  • Install the Bespoke TechDB.
  • Intro to NC editor.
  • Setup a sample TechDB.
  • Register on the MySolidSolutions Portal.
  • Demonstrate call logging & GoTo Assist.
  • Confirm contacts and details.
  • Help with any programming queries.
SWOOD CAM QUICK START

The SWOOD CAM Quick start will help you get up to speed as fast as possible and help to ensure that your templates, settings and reports are optimally configured for your business.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Install SWOOD – recommended that you do this in advance so that more time can be spent carrying out review and set up.
  • Set and advise location for SWOOD Data Directory.
  • Add SWOOD Post processor into the DATA directory.
  • Set up SWOOD cam panel template if applicable.
  • Assist with initial tool set up.
  • Basic Report modifications.
  • Show SWOOD content on the Website.
  • Show SWOOD RX for future support calls.
  • Back up advice for files and SWOOD data directory.
  • Explain Support Contact procedure and relevant contact information.
SWOOD DESIGN QUICK START

The SWOOD Design quick start will help you to save time when modelling by making sure your settings and libraries are optimized for your requirements.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Install SWOOD – recommended that you do this in advance so that more time can be spent carrying out review and set up.
  • Set and advise location for SWOOD Data Directory.
  • Set up SWOOD file templates.
  • Set SWOOD appearance/Textures file path.
  • Set SWOOD specific SOLIDWORKS option.
  • Show how to turn off and on the SWOOD Add - in.
  • Discuss and advise Material library set up.
  • Discuss and advise Edgebands library set up.
  • Discuss and advise connectors library set up.
  • Discuss and advise Frame library set up.
  • Discuss and advise SWOODBox's library set up.
  • Show and explain Copy/Rename Process for SWOOD files.
  • Show SWOOD content on the Website.
  • Show SWOOD RX for future support calls.
  • Back up advice for files and SWOOD data directory.
  • Basic Report modifications.
  • Explain Support Contact procedure and relevant contact information.
DRAFTSIGHT QUICK START

One of our engineers will review all key settings and installation features, help to establish templates for various elements of the software, and give best practice advice for using DraftSight. This service is available via remote session or a visit to your office.

Details
During the service our engineer will:
  • Perform a PC health check.
  • Standardise file locations.
  • Optimise DraftSight Settings.
  • Setup the Design Resources task pane.
  • Generate company specific templates.
  • Demonstrate the best practice workflow for creating parts and drawings.
  • Register the user for additional online support resources, available thought the subscription contract.
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