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Routing – Piping: PVC Xylophone Project
Friday November 25, 2016 at 9:20am

In this webcast we will show how to create custom pipes and fittings that are not part of the standard database. These will be put to action in a PVC musical instrument project similar those used by the famous Blue Man Group during their live performances. The webcast is aimed at beginner SOLIDWORKS Routing add-in users which is included within SOLIDWORKS Premium which is currently on offer.

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Realistic machine operation with Event Based Motio
Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 4:41pm

Capture realistic assembly movement and sequencing using Event Based Motion in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Templates
Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 2:12pm

Understand how to create customised Excel Templates to display the correct information in your SOLIDWORKS Inspection reports.

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What if Analysis in Flow Simulation
Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 4:24pm

Learn how What if Analysis allows for multiple design variations to be tested quickly and accurately in Flow Simulation. Use parametric features and boundary conditions to test multiple design problem from a single flow project, and post process results and plots in a single window.

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Best Practice - Upgrading to SolidCAM 2016
Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 11:58am

Taking a look at some of the new features within SolidCAM 2016, from menu changes to improvements with the HSS toolpath operation.

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10 things you need to know about Assembly mates
Wednesday October 26, 2016 at 4:19pm

10 Assembly mates to help speed up assembly including forgotten gems, new features, popular on the support desk and old favourites.

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10 things you need to know about Sketches
Wednesday October 26, 2016 at 3:36pm

10 sketch tools to help speed up sketch creation including forgotten gems, new features, popular on the support desk and old favourites

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An Introduction to FloXpress
Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 5:12pm

A first look at running a fluid flow analysis using the simulation package available with all levels of SOLIDWORKS.

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Populating PDM Professional Card Lists from Excel
Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 3:58pm

We are often asked if it is possible to populate a list on a data card from an excel spreadsheet rather than input this data manually. Watch this Webcast to learn how to set up data card lists to read from an excel spreadsheet regardless of whether this is stored inside or outside of the PDM Professional environment.

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Configuring a Revision Block in PDM
Tuesday October 4, 2016 at 3:54pm

Since SOLIDWORKS PDM doesn’t support the automatic population of Revision Tables, customers often ask us how to populate a revision block in their SOLIDWORKS Drawing Borders when using PDM. Watch this Webcast to learn how to configure the Data Cards in PDM to drive the data into a Revision Block on your Drawing Border.

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SOLIDWORKS Home Improvements Webcast
Friday September 23, 2016 at 9:17am

Ever thought about making those home improvements but didn’t want to employ that architect or interior designer, well why not use your SOLIDWORKS skills to get creative and visualise your ideas. Join us for Part 1 of 2 as we build a home from a set of plans and use configurations to try out different layouts and improvements.

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Earthquake analysis with SOLIDWORKS Dynamics
Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 3:56pm

SOLIDWORKS Simulation (dynamics) can help us predict the effects from earthquakes, the resultant stresses and displacement ultimately show us whether the structure is fit for purpose. We will look at how to use the response spectrum analysis within a Linear Dynamic study and simulate an earthquake’s effects on a house.

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The link between SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and SO
Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 3:54pm

Taking the data collected from SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation we will process that into an FEA study to see what stresses can appear from the results obtained from the Flow Simulation.

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SOLIDWORKS PCB – Effectively using Design Rules
Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 4:01pm

A webcast reviewing the use of Design Rules within SOLIDWORKS PCB. If used correctly, you can save time by setting up the rules which then help drive the creation of your PCBs. These rules can also be exported out for reuse in other projects.

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SOLIDWORKS PCB – Templates & Libraries
Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 12:20pm

One of the first tasks with the software is setup; this webcast reviews the creation and reuse of schematic templates, as well as the creation of schematic and PCB libraries within SOLIDWORKS PCB.

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Creating pub games in SOLIDWORKS
Monday August 22, 2016 at 10:47am

This webcast goes though how we can use SOLIDWORKS Motion to play pool!

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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability
Monday August 22, 2016 at 10:40am

Discover SOLIDWORKS Sustainability in this video tutorial and see how you can use the software to improve your carbon footprint.

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Top 10 Commands Not On Your Toolbar
Wednesday July 6, 2016 at 3:57pm

Aimed at relatively new users this webcast will take a look at some of the most useful modelling commands that aren't found on the default tabs of the command manager.

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Creating classic games in SOLIDWORKS
Wednesday July 6, 2016 at 12:19pm

This webcast will demonstrate some advanced modelling mating and configuration techniques in the context of classic games such as chess and connect 4.

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10 things you need to know about Drawings
Monday July 4, 2016 at 4:51pm

Kevs top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks to ensure your Drawings skills are top notch!

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10 things you need to know about Modelling
Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 12:26pm

Kevs top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks to ensure your modelling skills are top notch!

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An Anthology of a Part Number
Monday June 27, 2016 at 2:00pm

Part Numbering, what it means to be “right” and what it means to be very “Wrong”. Intelligent or Generic?

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Push, Pull and Twist Your Models
Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 4:13pm

SOLIDWORKS has a range of tools that allow for the dynamic manipulation of your models. We’ll be looking at a few examples of this, using the flex, indent and deform tools.

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Editing Imported Geometry
Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 12:20pm

SOLIDWORKS allows for importing of models from a range of file types. We’ll be looking at a couple cases where the imported geometry needs some manual repairing. Where geometry needs to be recreated with surface modelling tools.

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A closer look at Drawing features and functions
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 6:13pm

Tips and tricks on how to handle drawing files. Topics covered: Import .dxf/.dwg title blocks, using blocks and layers to work around some limitations of the classic Drawings.

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A closer look at Assembly mates and features
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 2:33pm

The webcast looks at assembly features that were very briefly discussed in Assembly Course, or not even mentioned at all. Examples covered would show: Mate References, Assembly level Cut features, Path Mate and Linear Coupler.

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Lesson 1 - SOLIDWORKS Animations
Wednesday June 1, 2016 at 4:34pm

In this webcast we will discover SOLIDWORKS Animations and what is included in lesson 1 of the training course.

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Lesson 1 - SOLIDWORKS Visualize
Wednesday June 1, 2016 at 12:35pm

In this webcast we will discover the new SOLIDWORKS Visualize rendering package and what is included in lesson 1 of the training course.

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Shape Optimisation with TruForm
Thursday May 26, 2016 at 9:54am

How do you optimise a product to most efficiently use material? Where can you save weight and cost? TruForm is a fully integrated add-in to SOLIDWORKS Simulation that carries out ‘Topology Optimisation’ on SOLIDWORKS parts.

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Particle Studies
Thursday May 26, 2016 at 9:43am

How do small particles behave when carried along in a fluid flow? This might be a question you would ask when examining for instance moisture droplets around a vehicle, mud particles in a drill pipe, dust particles in electronics or metal swarf particles in a machine?

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SOLIDWORKS MBD
Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 4:47pm

SOLIDWORKS MBD allows you to output interactive 3D PDFs that contain many different view types as well as BOM tables, for assemblies, and borders with editable note fields. We will take a look at how to create these in the MBD Template editor.

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SOLIDWORKS Assembly Costing
Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 12:33pm

Costing in SOLIDWORKS Premium 2016 allows you to calculate a cost for an entire assembly. Components, including purchased parts, can be rolled up to give an estimate to the finished assembly cost. We will look at how to accomplish this in SOLIDWORKS 2016.

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Introduction to Fatigue Analysis
Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 12:10pm

This webcast will introduce the theory of fatigue analysis and the theory behind high cycle fatigue analysis. Understand how physical test results and theories can be used to create fatigue data for analysis, and the effect of mean stress on lifespan of products. The webcast will then use hand calculations and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Software to calculate the fatigue life of a model.

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Wiring a room with SOLIDWORKS Electrical
Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 4:58pm

We need power, so using SOLIDWORKS Electrical we can draw up our schematic and get our components placed ready to start work.

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Blowing Hot and Cold with Flow Simulation
Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 4:56pm

Setting up a new outside office and we need to ensure that we won’t freeze in winter, or melt in summer. We’ll use Flow Simulation and the HVAC module to make sure it all works.

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SOLIDWORKS Library Features
Wednesday April 13, 2016 at 4:16pm

A library feature is a frequently used feature in SOLIDWORKS which you can create once and then save in a library for future use. They can be used on multiple files and are a great way of saving time and ensuring consistency in your models.

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Customise the User interface in SOLIDWORKS 2016
Wednesday April 13, 2016 at 12:06pm

Customise the software so that you can improve your productivity and efficiency when modelling.

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An Introduction to SigmaTube
Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 4:06pm

Tube nesting and programming for round, square, rectangular, or triangular tube/pipe as well as structural material such as I-beams, H-be

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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal
Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 3:41pm

Controlling consistency in sheet metal blank development is one of the key challenges when striving for accurate sheet metal components. In this webcast we take a look at how to control these settings in our designs and look at how we can automate this process when handling design data from multiple sources.

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An Introduction to the Mate Controller
Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 4:40pm

In this webcast we will be demonstrating a new feature to SOLIDWORKS 2016 – Mate Controller. Mate controller lets you manipulate specific mates that control degrees of freedom for a design. We will introduce the basics of the Mate Controller: - Save the position of your model - Recall positions to edit your mates values - Create an animation to save out or continue editing within Motion Study.

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An Introduction to Basic Walkthrough Animation
Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 2:21pm

Want to learn how to create a presentable walkthrough of your model. Join this webcast to find out how to achieve an animated walkthrough of your model. We will cover the basics of motion study walkthroughs: - Constructing a suitable path line - Setting up cameras - Saving out the file for further use

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Creating T-SQL Reports for SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro
Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 5:23pm

In this webcast Wayne will show us how to create a report in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional using both T-SQL and the PDM report Generator.

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Introduction to T-SQL Queries for SOLIDWORKS PDM
Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 4:49pm

In this webcast Wayne our PDM product manager will give an introduction to T-SQL Queries for SOLIDWORKS PDM.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical - 2016 Refresh
Wednesday March 9, 2016 at 5:15pm

With the new enhancements and UI improvements of 2016 take time to review new workflows to become more efficient with day to day designs.

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An Introduction to SOLIDWORKS PCB
Wednesday March 9, 2016 at 2:35pm

First look at the partner product PCBWorks. The standalone PCB design tool uses robust proven Altium features to develop a PCB. Once developed, boards, vias, traces etc can then be passed to SOLIDWORKS mechanical teams to contribute towards the design.

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Aerodynamics, downforce and drag
Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 4:28pm

A review of how SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can help us calculate the downforce levels and drag forces/drag coefficients in motorsport without the lengthy hand calculations

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Heat Distribution in a Brake Disc
Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 12:47pm

A look at how the temperature created by a brake pad when the brake is applied in a car affects the temperature of the brake disc itself.

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Instant 2D & 3D
Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 12:13pm

How and when to use instant 2D & 3D, powerful tools to speed up the design process.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Thread tool – Add your own profile
Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 5:12pm

In this Webcast Alex will show you how to getthe most out some of the new features in SOLIDWORKS 2016 focussing mainly on the Thread Tool

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Install Guide
Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 4:26pm

In this Webcast Alex will show you how to get off to a good start when installing SOLIDWORKS 2016.

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Creating Holes in SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
Thursday January 21, 2016 at 11:17am

A quick look at the different options when creating a hole at the assembly level, is it best to create an assembly feature cut, hole wizard hole or hole series?

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SOLIDWORKS Surface Flatten vs ExactFlat
Wednesday January 20, 2016 at 12:20pm

An initial look at the capabilities of the SOLIDWORKS surface flatten tool, compared to the advanced functionality found in the certified partner product ExactFlat.

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Furniture - SOLIDWORKS Library Features
Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 4:43pm

In depth review of library features also presented in relation to the furniture industry and workflows outlined in the Introduction to Furniture Webcast.

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Furniture - SOLIDWORKS Smart Components
Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 3:58pm

In depth review of smart component functionality with specific relation to the furniture industry and workflows outlined in the Introduction to Furniture Webcast.

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Electrical Schematic 2D – Customising Reports
Thursday January 7, 2016 at 2:16pm

Join Olly for this webcast on SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics 2D, focussing specifically on customising reports.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Tips and Tricks Part 2
Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 10:59am

The final breakout session from the SOLIDWORKS 2016 launch events was based on some of the best Tips and Tricks from SOLIDWORKS over the last few releases. Join us for this webcast and learn some of the best tips and tricks from our team of Elite Applications Engineers

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Tips and Tricks Part 1
Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 10:15am

The final breakout session from the SOLIDWORKS 2016 launch events was based on some of the best Tips and Tricks from SOLIDWORKS over the last few releases. Join us for this webcast and learn some of the best tips and tricks from our team of Elite Applications Engineers

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What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2016 Part 2
Monday December 21, 2015 at 3:17pm

Part 2 of the What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 series covering many enhancements and improvements and focusing on the following themes: Focus on Design, Not Software | Solve Complex Problems Quickly | Streamline Your Parallel Design Process | Fast-Track Your Designs Through Manufacturing

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What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2016 Part 1
Wednesday December 16, 2015 at 10:19pm

Part 1 of the What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 series covering many enhancements and improvements and focusing on the following themes: Focus on Design, Not Software | Solve Complex Problems Quickly | Streamline Your Parallel Design Process | Fast-Track Your Designs Through Manufacturing

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Managing External References
Friday December 11, 2015 at 10:59am

Working top-down is a great way to design inside the assembly environment. We’ll look at the key things to watch out for to ensure the design is correct and stable. When to use external references and when they should be removed.

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SOLIDWORKS Best Practice for Mating Parts
Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 3:29pm

Ensure that your assemblies get built right first time. Should you mate edges or faces? What about planes or sketches? Well look at the best ways to ensure stability of your parts and assemblies to guarantee the best possible results.

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Cabinet Layout Drawings
Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 5:03pm

Once you have a component tree, cabinet layout drawings can be produced to represent your design. This webcast reviews the process of initial setup through to customisation and best practice for layout drawings within SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics.

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Wire Cabling Order Explained
Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 2:59pm

Learn more about connecting components in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics and be confident of making changes to wire order in your projects. This webcast covers the often overlooked “wire cabling order” command in detail, and how to make edits within the tool.

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Engineering Basics – Material Properties
Thursday November 26, 2015 at 3:33pm

This webcast will describe how engineering materials behave under load and the key mechanical properties that are required either in hand calculations or in Simulations. Concepts of stiffness, elasticity, yield and plasticity will be explained along with ductility and brittleness.

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Engineering Basics - Stress and Strain
Wednesday November 18, 2015 at 5:07pm

Following on from this morning’s webcast, this session will explain stresses and strains can be calculated from a working knowledge of the forces acting on a static body. Direct, shear, bending and torsional stresses will be described with examples along with section properties. The webcast will end with an explanation of how stress components can be combined to create ‘equivalent’ stresses and how these can be easily and accurately evaluated in SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

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Engineering Basics – Statics & Forces in Equilibri
Wednesday November 18, 2015 at 12:46pm

Engineers must understand and be able to predict if their designs will fail. To do this requires a knowledge of stress and strain and the pre-cursor for that is a knowledge of forces. This webcast will introduce basic concepts and explain, with examples, how forces can be calculated and applied to parts. Free Body Diagrams will be shown and the session will end showing how internal forces can also be calculated.

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Building Better Models
Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 4:05pm

In this Webcast Gordon Stewart one of our Elite Application Engineers will give you his Tips for maintaining design intent in 3D SOLIDWORKS Parts.

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Creating robust and reliable sketches
Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 1:03pm

Learn about how to make your sketches robust and reliable with this webcast. Your building blocks for SOLIDWORKS models.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional ‘Toolkit’
Wednesday November 4, 2015 at 4:24pm

Solid Solutions have been developing bespoke Add-ins for PDM Professional since we supplied it to our first Customer. Over the past few years we have also started to develop and market a series of ‘Standard’ off the Shelf Add-ins that fill in some of the common functionality gaps in PDM as requested most often by our Customers. This webcast will introduce a few of these: Intelligent Part Numbering System, BOM Export Tool, Flat Pattern DXF Export Task and our Alias List Tool.

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Creating Document Templates within SOLIDWORKS PDM
Wednesday November 4, 2015 at 12:02pm

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional includes a plugin for Microsoft office which allows you to read / write Custom File Properties in Word and Excel files. In this WebCast we will illustrate how you can create a ‘Template Input Form’ to capture key information that can be used to determine where a new file is added to the Vault, how it is named and also populate fields within that Document with key information regarding its nature and creator.

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SOLIDWORKS App Library
Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 4:20pm

The SOLIDWORKS App library brings together some of our automated macro functions as free downloadable content for even more productivity gains in SOLIDWORKS. This webinar explores what is currently in the library and its planned development.

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Getting the most out of MySolidSolutions
Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 12:02pm

MySolidSolutions contains a wealth of resources to get you up and running with SOLIDWORKS but also for the more experience user plenty of content to further enhance your skills. Join us for this webinar that reviews the content we have at hand for you to use.

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Introduction to SigmaNEST
Thursday October 22, 2015 at 10:50am

SigmaNEST is a comprehensive CAD/CAM nesting software solution for cutting all kinds of sheet material from sheet metal and wood to composites.

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Introduction to SWOOD
Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 5:03pm

SWOOD manages all NC machines including wood-working specific technologies. Create your programs and manufacturing documents directly into SOLIDWORKS with full associativity

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Optimise your models for 3D Printing
Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 11:57am

SOLIDWORKS can output to the major 3D Print file formats, but what can you do to better prepare your models for the printing process? Learn more in this webinar.

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Introduction to Furniture Design
Monday September 28, 2015 at 12:24pm

We have created purpose built material for furniture designers- this webinar shows some of the basics you need to complement pre-existing webinars we have already in the MySolidSolutions Archive

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SOLIDWORKS Routing and EPDM Best Practice
Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 4:58pm

Learn how to best manage your SOLIDWORKS Routing files in Enterprise PDM.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical and EPDM Best Practice
Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 12:24pm

Learn how to best manage your SOLIDWORKS Electrical project data in Enterprise PDM

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Photoview 360 Custom Appearances & Decals
Wednesday September 9, 2015 at 4:18pm

PhotoView 360 comes with many default appearances but this webinar shows how to create new ones and work with decals as alternative means of appearance effects

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Composer Key Frame Animations
Wednesday September 9, 2015 at 12:02pm

Key frame animations allow you to interact with the Composer timeline and build dynamic animations for powerful video outputs. Learn more in this webinar.

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Load Case and Shell Managers
Thursday September 3, 2015 at 10:54am

SOLIDWORKS 2015 introduced two great enhancements for Simulation. The Load Case Manager in Simulation Professional to create load inout variations and the shell manager to better handle analyses of thin walled parts. Learn more about these features in this webinar.

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Multibody Parts 101
Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 3:28pm

Multibody modelling can be really powerful as an alternative to assembly modelling. Learn the basics of what multibodies are and how they can be of use to you in SOLIDWORKS.

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Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 4:02pm

Learn the basics of creating bills of materials to catalogue the contents of your SOLIDWORKS assemblies including customising and outputting the values to other formats.

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Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 1:39pm

SOLIDWORKS has many tools to help design plastic parts- including fastening features, uniform wall thickness and draft angles for moulding. This webinar runs through the options we have at hand in SOLIDWORKS.

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Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 4:51pm

Generating high quality results and reported outputs is the key to communicating your analysis results- there are many formats available so learn some of the options and how best to extract key results.

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Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 12:09pm

SOLIDWORKS simulation can be a powerful means of validating your designs. Discover the general processes and tips to get the best results in the most efficient time.

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Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 5:50pm

This webinar introduces some of the basic features of the Sheet metal functionality in SOLIDWORKS.

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Creating Exploded Views and Animations in SOLIDWOR
Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 3:35pm

Exploded Views and Animated outputs are a great way to communicate your designs to colleagues and prospective customers- learn the basics to create high quality video outputs from SOLIDWORKS

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Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 4:31pm

EPDM upgrades should be managed in a structured way as many clients can be affected. Discover how to prepare and roll out the upgrade with minimal downtime.

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Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 3:47pm

There are some great resources out there for SOLIDWORKS support, but also there are a number of things you can do in preparation to help our support team diagnose problems faster

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Wednesday July 8, 2015 at 5:35pm

Learn the best method of creating cable and harness drawings in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

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Wednesday July 8, 2015 at 5:34pm

Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical to create libraries of new parts and symbols ready for your schematic layouts

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Wednesday June 24, 2015 at 5:05pm

This webcast focuses on File References and user defined references to give user a better understanding of reference behavior within Enterprise PDM.

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Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 4:56pm

Toolbox is a library of nuts, bolts and fasteners. It allows you to select from a range of international standards, pick the type of part you want and then simply drag the component into your assembly! Join us for this webcast where Paul will give an overview of how to configure, customise and set it up.

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Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 1:55pm

You can use the Hole Wizard to create customised holes of various types. In this webcast, Paul will be showing the use of the hole wizard in a number of ways available to users and show the customisation that is available.

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 4:30pm

How can configurations be used in assembly mode? How will the configured Assembly show in my BOM? What are the best practices for using configured assemblies? for All these questions and more will be covered during this webcast.

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 3:12pm

During this webcast, Richard will cover an overview for the main options when creating part configurations. However there will be a greater emphasis upon the more advanced configuration functionality including design tables and the configuration publisher.

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Thursday June 4, 2015 at 9:19am

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a feature rich computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool that can be used to simulate a wide range of liquid, gas and heat transfer problems. webcast is intended for existing Flow users and will cover a variety of less well known tools, capabilities and tricks that all users should find helpful. Based on nearly 10 years’ experience using Flow, Andy will use a variety of examples to illustrate tips and tricks for meshing, solving and post-processing results, enabling you to solve faster, with more accuracy and better results output.

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Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 4:04pm

Simulation Standard is a new package of Simulation tools from SOLIDWORKS that enable engineers and designers to test their parts and assemblies, not only for strength and stiffness, but now also for FATIGUE failure (repeated cycling loading) and rigid body MOTION. Experience shows real parts fail more often from fatigue than from any other form of loading. Since a large proportion of structures either move or shake or are subject to alternating pressures or forces, SOLIDWORKS felt it important to provide tools to analyse such situations easily, effectively and affordably

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Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 4:27pm

During this webcast Kevin will touch on some of the basic mating operations. However more focus and emphasis will be placed on best practices for mates, FAQ’s and some of the options available within the property manager for different types of mates.

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Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 1:59pm

What are assembly features? When would you use them over part features? How can I control the behavior of these features? What is the Feature Scope? All of these questions and more will be covered with the help of examples during this webcast.

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How to install the SNL Manager
Wednesday May 20, 2015 at 4:36pm

Learn how to install, activate, modify and upgrade the SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager.

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Professional
Wednesday May 20, 2015 at 12:25pm

SOLIDWORKS Inspection helps simplify the process of creating inspection documents and performing in-process or receiving inspection. Discover how Inspection Professional allows you to input measured dimensions directly into your reports.

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Create Interactive Webpages with SOLIDWORKS Compos
Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 4:17pm

Discover how to make interactive online parts lists and service instructions to help revolutionise your product communication. During this webcast Alan will also explain how to embed this content onto your website.

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Publish Your Design with SOLIDWORKS Composer
Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 12:37pm

Discover the various methods for publishing your designs from within SOLIDWORKS Composer including, High Resolutions Images, Technical Illustrations, Interactive Office Documents and Videos.

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A Definitive Guide to Dimensions & Tolerances
Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 4:12pm

There are several methods available to you for adding dimensions to your drawings. Should you be using Model “Driving” Dimensions or Reference “Driven” Dimensions? How can you automatically add dimensions on view creation and how can you get the most from the Rapid Dimension Tool? All this and more Tips & Tricks will be covered during this webcast.

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A Definitive Guide to Drawing Views
Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 12:56pm

Join us for this comprehensive look into drawing views. During this webcast Simon will show you how to create a selection of standard and derived drawing views whilst demonstrating a selection of neat tips and tricks to ensure you end up with a full appreciation of the drawing view capabilities within SOLIDWORKS.

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How to Create Joinery & Furniture Cut Lists
Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 4:23pm

An overview of the tools & functionality available to get information about our designs out of SOLIDWORKS – Cut lists & BOMS

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Modelling Bespoke Furniture
Wednesday April 29, 2015 at 2:30pm

A quick look at the typical workflows used by our customers in the furniture industry to create the CAD Data for their designs.

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How to Model and Ironman Helmet in SOLIDWORKS
Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 1:31pm

Using the IronMan helmet as a fun example we explore how complex shapes can be developed and the differences between solid & surface modelling techniques.

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A Definitive Guide to Assembly Patterns
Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 5:45pm

The assembly environment has an established tool set for creating and managing component patterns. Learn how to use the basic tools and some of the more complex chain component patterns to simulate roller chains, energy chains and power transmission components.

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A Definitive Guide to Part Patterns
Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 5:11pm

Linear, circular, mirror, curve driven, sketch driven, table driven, fill, variable and cosmetic patterns are the types of patterning tools available to you within the part environment. Join us and learn how and when to use these different types of patterning tools.

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Complex Shapes & Surfaces for Beginners
Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 2:33pm

SOLIDWORKS has a powerful and well established toolset for creating complex shapes and surfaces. Learn how to use some of the core features for creating complex geometry such as lofts, sweeps and the solid/ surface boundary tools.

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SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) Overview
Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 4:25pm

SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. It helps companies define, organise, and publish 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) including 3D model data in industry standard file formats such as 3D PDF and eDrawings®.

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Customising SOLIDWORKS Electrical
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 5:29pm

Explore the tools available in SOLIDWORKS Electrical to customise your projects such as adding your own symbols, manufacturer references and schematic configurations.

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Convert SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics to 3D
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 2:10pm

Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical schematics information in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, by leveraging the from-to list data to create 3D SOLIDWORKS assemblies.

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An Overview of eDrawings Professional
Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 4:52pm

This webcast will give you a 20 minute over view of eDrawings Professional, which builds on the standard functionality of the eDrawings viewer with additional capabilities for measure, mark-up and cross section.

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An Overview of eDrawings Viewer
Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 2:32pm

SOLIDWORKS eDrawings is the simplest way to share data across multiple CAD environments. Join us for this webcast and discover how anyone with a PC can interact with both 2D and 3D SOLIDWORKS data. eDrawings also allows you to view AutoCAD DWG and DXF files.

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Introducing SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 4:06pm

Join Steve for this webcast and learn how to set-up your file structures using a graphical user interface before you start building models in SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is new for 2015 it will help speed up the process of defining your assembly structure.

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3D Printing from SOLIDWORKS
Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 11:47am

During this webcast you will discover how with SOLIDWORKS 2015 and Windows 8.1 you can print directly to a 3D printer from within the SOLIDWORKS user environment.

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How to Manage SOLIDWORKS Files in EPDM
Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 4:13pm

This session will provide an overview of how EPDM captures and manages the relationships in SOLIDWORKS files and how the EPDM ‘Task Pane’ can be used within SOLIDWORKS to collaborate / review and manage the lifecycle of your models and drawings.

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 What’s New in Enterprise PDM 2015
Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm

EPDM2015 is another feature rich release offering enhancements that deliver "Better Data Manipulation & Visualisation" an "Improved User Experience" and improved "System Performance". I have chosen my top 5 to explore in a little more detail.

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Managing File References for Advanced Users
Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 4:33pm

For more established SOLIDWORKS users, this webcast discusses how to adopt a robust file managing system with Windows explorer and show you how to reuse data already produced for more efficient creation of project variations. We will also briefly discuss further data management solutions above and beyond Windows Explorer.

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Managing File References for Beginners
Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 1:56pm

Every file produced in SOLIDWORKS is very valuable to your business – mismanaging files can therefore become a real headache. This webcast is for beginners and new adopters of SOLIDWORKS we will discuss the file referencing scheme that SOLIDWORKS uses and allow you to understand how files inter relate. You will be shown the huge benefits this gives, but also the problem that can occur if managed incorrectly.

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A Definitive Guide to SOLIDWORKS Cut Lists
Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 5:11pm

SOLIDWORKS automatically creates and updates your Weldment Cut List accelerating your design process, saving time and increasing productivity. Watch this Webcast to discover how customized Cut Lists templates can be used for more than just the traditional Weldment model and efficiently extract the key properties required for specific downstream purchasing or manufacturing operations.

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A Definitive Guide to SOLIDWORKS BOM’s
Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 4:44pm

SOLIDWORKS automatically creates and updates your BOM’s (Bill of Materials) accelerating your design process, saving time and increasing productivity. Watch this Webcast to discover the different types of BOM available, how to display and annotate BOM information on your 2D drawing or directly in your 3D Assembly and how to create customized BOM templates for specific downstream operations.

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Reduce Costs With Simulation
Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 4:05pm

Many companies are now experiencing significant and measurable improvements across the development and manufacturing process by integrating SOLIDWORKS Simulation into their workflow. Join us for this webcast and find out how you can reduce your product development costs with SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015
Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 12:43pm

SOLIDWORKS 2015 is packed with engineering and design performance boosts to help you get your work done faster and easier. Find out about all the great new features and enhancements specifically in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015

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How to Populate Drawings with Custom Properties
Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 4:21pm

Populating drawings with custom properties (from parts or assemblies for example) can help you save time, improve consistency and reduce errors. Once setup correctly you only need to enter your custom properties once and SOLIDWORKS will automatically repurpose the relevant information as defined in your template.

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How to set up Drawing Templates & Sheet Formats
Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 12:48pm

Setting up Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats can be a little tricky without prior knowledge or training. This 20 minute webcast is designed to give you a brief insight and enough information for you to configure your own custom templates.

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I’ve installed SOLIDWORKS – What Next? (Part 2)
Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 4:25pm

This two part webinar is aimed at new customers that have recently purchased SOLIDWORKS and are looking for the best possible start to their implementation. Learn about the SOLIDWORKS file formats, licensing procedure and helpful tips to get up and running as quickly as possible- plus information and useful content you can receive from ourselves as your Value Added Reseller.

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I’ve installed SOLIDWORKS – What Next? (Part 1)
Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 12:25pm

This two part webinar is aimed at new customers that have recently purchased SOLIDWORKS and are looking for the best possible start to their implementation. Learn about the SOLIDWORKS file formats, licensing procedure and helpful tips to get up and running as quickly as possible- plus information and useful content you can receive from ourselves as your Value Added Reseller.

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Masterclass What’s New Breakout – Product Designer
Monday December 22, 2014 at 11:31am

This webcast is a repeat of the Product Designers Masterclass breakout session from the SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Events. Join Gordon and discover how to get the most from the powerful surfacing, photorealistic, animation and technical communication tools.

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Masterclass What’s New Breakout – Fabrication Engi
Thursday December 18, 2014 at 10:07am

This webcast is a repeat of the Fabrication Engineers Masterclass breakout session from the SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Events. Join Chris and learn a selection of best practices and learn how to setup SOLIDWORKS to ensure you're getting the most from the powerful weldment and sheet metal tools within SOLIDWORKS.

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Masterclass What’s New Breakout - Mechanical Desig
Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 12:40pm

This webcast is a repeat of the Mechanical Designers Masterclass breakout session from the SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Events. Join Mike and pick up some useful tips and tricks to help you manage complex mechanical designs. Learn how to optimise and work efficiently with large assemblies and complex parts.

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Executive Overview of SOLIDWORKS Premium
Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 5:21pm

Join us for this webcast and discover how SOLIDWORKS Premium can help you reduce development costs whilst enabling you to get your products to market before your competitors.

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Lesson 1 –SOLIDWORKS Weldments Training
Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 4:22pm

Using Weldments in SOLIDWORKS is a powerful means of creating fabricated structures within a single (multibody) part environment. The seventh edition of our “Lesson 1” series take you through using a vast library of standard profiles to create complex structures from simple base sketches.

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Lesson 1 – SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Training
Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 12:01pm

The sheet metal functionality built into SOLIDWORKS is a powerful aspect of the package that allows users to create the fully folded designs and quickly generate the flattened form for manufacture. The sixth edition of our “Lesson 1” series introduces the Sheet Metal Flange method.

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PhotoView 360 Masterclass
Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 5:08pm

In 20 minutes we go from a blank canvas to a fully rendered image with custom appearances, decals and multiple versions to explore different colour ways. Plus tips for lighting the scene and getting the most from your output images.

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Tips & Tricks
Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 4:28pm

From productivity tips for creating professional 2D manuals to workflows for animations and interactive online content, this webcast should have something for everyone whether they are new to SOLIDWORKS Composer or experienced users.

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Simulation Tips & Tricks
Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 4:12pm

Certain challenges crop up in FEA now and again which look simple on the surface but it’s often not obvious to know how to proceed once you begin. Working out the slip torque for a peg in a hole, or pulley on a friction fit shaft for instance will be covered here. Also the best way to setup a 3-point-bend test using symmetry.

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Beyond Training – Simulation
Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 12:21pm

Our beyond training series takes a look at specific examples that are not covered in the standard training. This webcast looks at non-uniform load application in SOLIDWORKS Simulation. We had a customer on our support line recently who wanted to know how to simulate the force applied to a pulley from a rope hanging from it and he suggested it would make a good webcast topic!

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Lesson 1 – SOLIDWORKS Surfacing Training
Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 5:57pm

“Surfacing” based webcasts are probably the most popular webcasts that we run. Lesson 1 from the Surfacing training course will be no exception. Lesson 1 is titled “understanding surfaces” and gives a great fundamental introduction to this powerful tool set.

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Lesson 1 – SOLIDWORKS Assemblies Training
Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 12:33pm

Our “Lesson 1” series is proving to be very popular and this week should be no exception. Assemblies are the backbone for developing products in SOLIDWORKS. A strong foundation is a must to ensure maximum efficiency. Lesson 1 takes you through the key principles behind assemblies – a must for every user.

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First Look - SOLIDWORKS Electrical
Friday October 24, 2014 at 4:49pm

Learn how SOLIDWORKS® Electrical 2015 can simplify your electrical system design with its intelligent design tools, comprehensive parts database, and real-time integration of your 2D schematics and 3D models.The simple, intuitive design makes both electrical and mechanical engineers more productive, enabling increased collaboration and integrated Bills of Materials (BOMs) and project data. The results are fewer mistakes and complications, for faster time-to-market.

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Enterprise PDM Tips & Tricks
Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 3:32pm

Take a look at this webcast to find out the Enterprise Teams top tips and tricks when administering and using Enterprise PDM.

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CSWE Exam – Preparation Tips
Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 3:24pm

Learn how to pass the CSWE exam first time would some insightful tips on what is tested during CSWE examination. Also learn about the prerequisites for allowing this exam to be taken.

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CSWP Exam – Preparation Tips
Wednesday October 15, 2014 at 1:07pm

Learn how to pass the CSWP exam first time would some insightful tips on what is tested during the 3 part CSWP examination.

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SolidCAM MillTurn Overview
Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 2:51pm

SolidCAM provides the most comprehensive turning package with powerful toolpaths and techniques for fast and efficient turning. SolidCAM Turning provides functionality for a wide range of machine tools, including 2-Axis lathes, multiturret configurations, sub-spindle turning centers and mill-turn machines.

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SolidCAM iMachining Overview
Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 12:11pm

iMachining: “Simply Amazing” - This is what customers, machine tool manufacturers and tooling companies alike say about iMachining. This new CAM module, fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS, will make you and your CNC machines more profitable and more competitive than ever before.

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3D Sketching Tips and Tricks
Thursday October 2, 2014 at 10:02am

3D sketching is a very powerful tool within SOLIDWORKS and one that has been refined and improved over the years by direct feedback from users. Join Mark for this 20 minute webcast to learn how to get the best from this sketching tool.

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Beyond Training – Pipe & Tube Routing
Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 4:20pm

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CSWA Exam – Preparation Tips
Thursday September 25, 2014 at 3:05pm

Exams can be a daunting thought - but with these preparation tips for the SOLIDWORKS Associate exam you will be able to convey your skills with ease. Success is just a preparation tip away!

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Lesson 1 - SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Training
Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 3:31pm

The next stop in our new “Lesson 1" series takes you through SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modelling. Lesson 1 includes multibody techniques, such as, patterning, tool bodies and combining techniques. This webcast is ideal for new and great for intermediate users to brush up on their skills.

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SOLIDWORKS Premium Overview
Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 5:38pm

Explore SOLIDWORKS Premium and the advanced tools it offers users: SOLIDWORKS Routing to connect complex assemblies with pipes, cables, tubes and wires. CircuitWorks to Import Circuit board data from ECAD packages, Scanto3D to repurpose 3D scan data, Tolerance Stack Up Analysis to identify the tolerance ranges of SOLIDWORKS Assemblies and finally SOLIDWORKS Simulation to perform accurate stress and motion analysis on parts and assemblies.

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Partner Spotlight – FormatWorks
Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 2:53pm

Learn how FormatWorks can help with issues such as SOLIDWORKS Import Errors, Incorrect file translation and Manual repairing of imported files. FormatWorks is a Gold Partner Product that offers advanced repair and healing tools for a large number of file formats such as CATIA, STEP and IGES. Streamline the import process and reduce errors when working with other CAD systems.

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Replace, Replace, Replace
Thursday September 11, 2014 at 9:38am

“Replace” commands in SOLIDWORKS can be excellent time saving and “get out of jail” tools. Join us and learn how to use a selection of tools such as replace: components, references, faces, sketch entities to name but a few.

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Top Down Modelling – Best Practice
Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 2:24pm

In top-down assembly design, one or more features of a part are defined by something in an assembly, such as a layout sketch or the geometry of another part. The design intent comes from the top (the assembly) and moves down (into the parts), hence the phrase "top-down”.

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Beyond Training – Electrical Routing
Wednesday September 3, 2014 at 12:30pm

Our “Beyond Training” webcasts focuses this month on Electrical Routing. Discover some great, tips and tricks that complement the training course to ensure you get the most out of the electrical routing add-in.

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Populating Drawing Title Blocks
Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 4:29pm

Adding key information to your drawing borders can be a mundane and time consuming task. Learn how to automate this process within your business, ensuring key information is quickly added and always up to date.

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Lesson 1 - SOLIDWORKS Drawings Training
Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 3:31pm

The second in our new “Lesson 1” series take you through SOLIDWORKS Drawings. Lesson 1 from the drawings training course covers (the slightly confusing area of) sheets and formats, drawing settings, view creation and manipulation. This 20 minute webcast introducing the drawings training is ideal for new users and is a great refresher for even the most seasoned SOLIDWORKS user.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Advanced Overview
Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 4:37pm

Extending the features seen in Plastics Premium, SOLIDWORKS Plastics Advanced allows designers and CAE analysts to fully analyse mould cooling line layouts and predict warpage. Users can design and analyse parts and assemblies of varying complexity, optimise cooling systems and minimise cycle times.

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics Overview
Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 2:28pm

SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation software combines injection moulding simulation with advanced CAE analysis to give plastics designers the capability of predicting just how melted plastic flows during the injection moulding process. Join us for this webcast to learn how you can predict and prevent manufacturing defects at the earliest stages of plastic part and injection mould design cycle whilst designing plastic parts and moulds of improved quality.

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Discover SOLIDWORKS Professional – Costing
Thursday August 14, 2014 at 12:01pm

Discover how to quickly and accurately cost your components using SOLIDWORKS Costing. Available in SOLIDWORKS Professional, SOLIDWORKS Costing is easy to use and comes with standard manufacturing templates which are customisable to your specific needs.

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Discover SOLIDWORKS Premium – Scan to 3D
Thursday August 14, 2014 at 11:53am

Reduce the time required to build complex 3D models of real-world items, such as sculpted objects and anatomical items by using ScanTo3D which is available in SOLIDWORKS Premium. Scanned data such as point clouds or mesh can be imported, parsed, manipulated, modified, and turned into 3D solids and surfaces.

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Beyond Training – PhotoView 360
Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 4:40pm

Our “Beyond Training” webcasts focuses this month on PhotoView 360. Pick up some useful and time saving Tips and Tricks which go beyond the scope of the SOLIDWORKS PhotoView training course. Discover some of my personal favourite settings and techniques to make your render stand out!

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3D Content Central – Essential Guide
Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 11:56am

3D ContentCentral® is a free service for locating, configuring, downloading and requesting 2D and 3D parts and assemblies, 2D blocks, library features and macros. Join us for this webcast to take a look at how the active community of 1,210,272 CAD users share and download user contributed and supplier-certified content.

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Partner Spotlight – Exact Flat
Thursday July 31, 2014 at 9:56am

This webcast is a must if you have a requirement to develop, prototype, cost and manufacture any products that incorporate composites, industrial fabrics or technical textiles. ExactFlat, a fully integrated, easy to use, Gold Partner add-in to SOLIDWORKS and uses the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method to determine the flattened shape of anisotropic materials.

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How to Render Cosmetic Threads
Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 9:44am

This blog post explains how you can Render Cosmetic Threads in SOLIDWORKS to make them look a lot more realistic than the 'screw thread' appearance.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D Overview
Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 4:34pm

Learn how to easily integrate your Electrical schematic design from SOLIDWORKS Electrical into the SOLIDWORKS 3D environment. Bi-directional capabilities allow mechanical and electrical designers to work concurrently and seamlessly on the same design to help reduce errors whilst speeding up the design process.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics Overview
Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 12:23pm

Join us for a brief 20 minute overview and discover how to quickly create single-line and multi-line Electrical Schematic drawings by reusing common data and by accessing more than 500,000 manufactures parts from the integrated database. SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics is the easy to use 2D electrical schematics solution from SOLIDWORKS.

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Partner Spotlight - LogoPress
Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 3:59pm

This month the partner spotlight turns its attention on LogoPress. LogoPress is a fully integrated Gold Partner add-in to SOLIDWORKS with capabilities to flatten complex shapes, develop strip layouts. It also has a powerful 3D die design toolset which includes access to standard component libraries and advanced dynamic interference, detection and animation features.

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Creating Inspection Reports
Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 4:12pm

Do you ever need to create Inspection Reports from customer drawings or directly from SOLIDWORKS?

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Evaluate your SOLIDWORKS Models
Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 4:22pm

Discover how to use the tools on the ‘Evaluate’ toolbar. Some of these features are self-explanatory, however as with most features within SOLIDWORKS these tools can be used across a variety of situations and challenges some more obvious than others.

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SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training - Lesson 1
Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 11:59am

A new series of webcasts which unlocks the first lesson from our certified SOLIDWORKS training courses. SOLIDWORKS Essentials training is the first stop in this series. In class this 4 day training course covers all the basic features that every user needs to become proficient in SOLIDWORKS. Lesson 1 introduces sketching.

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Enterprise PDM Users - Managing Non-CAD Data
Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 4:49pm

With the introduction last year of the Microsoft Office Add-in for EPDM 2013 and 2014, more and more of our Customers are finding that EPDM can be used to manage non-CAD data effectively and less intrusively, than other more traditional Document Management tools. This webcast will explore the capabilities of EPDM when creating, managing, searching /viewing and interacting with a range of document types (Office, images, movies etc) that may already form part of your business’ documentation requirements.

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Enterprise PDM Admin - Tasks
Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 4:22pm

EPDM has 3 standard ‘Task’ add-ins, which after being installed into your Vault can be triggered as part of a Workflow or on demand. This Webcast will discuss the set up and options available within the Convert Task, Print Task and Design Checker. We will also introduce a couple of custom Tasks developed by Solid Solutions; One a bespoke BOM export task, the other for automating the export of Sheet metal flat patterns to dxf.

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Automate Simple Tasks with the SOLIDWORKS Macro
Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 4:43pm

Sick of the tedious task of repeating mouse-clicks for the same repetitive tasks- well you may be able to use a macro instead. Learn to real basics of macro recording to automate your processes.

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Discover SOLIDWORKS Professional - Design Checker
Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 11:51am

Discover some of the lesser known features of the SOLIDWORKS Professional package within Utilities and Design Checker. Utilities give you additional functions to compare geometry, features and BoMs and also check Symmetry in your models. Design Checker is a great way to standardise the way you work and ensure models and drawings conform to company standards.

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Partner Spotlight - SolidCAM
Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 10:15pm

This webcast will introduce SolidCAM, the gold partner CAM add-on that seamlessly integrates into SOLIDWORKS. We show you how to create simple 2.5D machining operations and demonstrate how design changes propagate through to machine code to help save time, money and reduce errors.

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Strategies to rough a 3D part in SolidCAM
Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 9:40pm

This webcast will demonstrate how with SolidCAM you can quickly and efficiently rough out a 3D component such as a mould or die to a semi-finished state prior to treating any local areas and finishing the component.

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eDrawings for New Users
Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 3:56pm

This webcast is designed to give a succinct overview of the features and capabilities of eDrawings – the free SOLIDWORKS, STL, DXF and DWG viewer. An ideal webcast for new and experienced users alike.

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Beyond Training – Surfacing
Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 11:56am

Despite the name, “SOLID”Works has excellent surfacing capabilities which are covered in the 2 day surfacing training course. This webcast looks beyond the standard surfacing training to give you additional tips and tricks to help ensure you get the most from this powerful toolset. View the Video here

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Optimising SOLIDWORKS
Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 4:21pm

Computers change each and every day, with new software installed and more of the hard disc space being used up. Join us for a webcast that shows you some useful tweaks and maintenance plans you can use on your PC to get the most out of it for SOLIDWORKS.

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Discover SOLIDWORKS Professional - Task Scheduler
Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 12:23pm

The Task Scheduler is a great feature to allow you to automate many common tasks in SOLIDWORKS. Do you do batch printing or file conversions, have to render large files, or update files to the current SOLIDWORKS version? The scheduler will allow you to do this out of working hours to minimise disruption and at a time that suits you. Join us to uncover some of the great utilities included I this SOLIDWORKS Professional module.

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Discover DimXpert
Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 3:49pm

SOLIDWORKS provides a number of ways of designing your parts utilizing Parametric relationships and dimensions.  However, sometimes these dimensions aren’t useful for manufacturing.Utilising DimXpert, users can create manufacturing dimensions on Prismatic and Turned parts, using plus and minus or geometric dimensioning and tolerancing standards. Join us to discover the powerful tools that validate and document your designs for the manufacturing processes downstream. View the Video her....

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Discover SOLIDWORKS Premium -TolAnalyst
Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 2:04pm

Tolerance stack-up analysis is the study of dimension and tolerance schemes to determine potential form, fit, and function problems in parts and assemblies. It is a tool for performing tolerance stack-up analysis on parts and assemblies. Join us for a webcast that shows you some of the features within this Premium Add-in. View the Video here

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Managing Standard Libraries in WPDM
Thursday May 15, 2014 at 3:09pm

Best practice showing show company standard components and the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox should be implemented within a Workgroup PDM environment.  View the Video here 

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Discover SW Professional – WorkgroupPDM
Wednesday May 14, 2014 at 12:20pm

An overview of the data management already included within SOLIDWORKS Professional, enabling individuals and teams to securely manage revision history and access to files. This control also makes it easier to work collaboratively while storing what changed, why and by whom during a project. View the Video here

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