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Composite Analysis functionality has long been enabled by powerful solvers like Abaqus, and the foremost composites design tool is CATIA. Both solutions are industry leaders, and the advent of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has enabled these functionalities to be merged into a single solution for a Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) unified workflow for all of your composites needs.

PCB Design Apr 16, 2024

The Cadence License Server is a key component of Cadence Design Systems software setup, designed to oversee the distribution of software licenses across a network. Think of it as the heart of the operation, ensuring every user who needs to run Cadence's software tools can do so without stepping on each other's toes. It makes certain that the total number of users at any given time doesn't surpass the licenses your organization has. 

When removing sketch entities in SOLIDWORKS, deleting a specific portion can require extensive cleanup and adding additional sketch entities. However, the Trim Entities command will automate a lot of the busy work and allow you to trim or extend entities in your sketch in one single operation. This article explains, in-depth, uses of the SOLIDWORKS Trim Entities command and provides an overview of all the different selection options. 

3DEXPERIENCE Design Apr 11, 2024

As a SOLIDWORKS or CATIA company, making the correct design decisions while juggling a stack of competing requirements is hard. Luckily, there's a cloud-powered design optimization tool to exhaustively and realistically simulate thousands of variants at once, ensuring your product is the best it can be: The Multidisciplinary Optimization Engineer role on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.


With every new release of SOLIDWORKS, we often get asked how to open new files in the previous version. Maybe our vendors are using a newer version than we are, or maybe a coworker upgraded and converted a file to the new year before you were ready. Almost all our customers have asked at one time or another, "How do I open a SOLIDWORKS file into an older version of SOLIDWORKS?” 

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Apr 08, 2024

Textures add depth and interest to everything from food to art, and the same is true for Visualize Appearances. Without textures, surfaces in Visualize can look flat or unrealistic, so let’s look at ways we can add and manipulate textures in SOLIDWORKS Visualize.

3D Scanning Apr 04, 2024

PolyWorks Inspector is a premium metrology and inspection package ideal for high-volume inspections, manufacturing line quality control, and advanced reporting - all wrapped up in a clean and easy-to-use interface. The biggest difference between PolyWorks and other inspection software (like Geomagic Control X and Creaform VXinspect) is that it can act as a measurement technologies hub. 

3D Printing Apr 03, 2024

Most software packages are designed to cover a wide range of situations, and Stratasys Insight software is no exception. This can be seen in the general settings for tool paths, infills, slice heights, and the purge/sacrificial towers. The default purge tower for a Stratasys F123 series 3D printer is depicted below next to the L Bracket. In this tutorial, learn how to create a custom purge tower using Stratasys Insight software. 


Have you ever wanted to create text around a circle (for example, a clock face or a rotary knob dial), but are unsure how to do it? This SOLIDWORKS tutorial walks through creating the text, which can be reused on other parts by simply copying it. 

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