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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. 

Abaqus Apr 01, 2024

Abaqus is a powerful software package used for simulation and analysis of engineering problems. In this tutorial, we will provide step-by-step instructions for how to install Abaqus 2024 Golden (GA) with Tosca, fe-safe, and Isight on a Windows or Linux machine. 



Abaqus Apr 01, 2024

After installing Abaqus Golden, you are now ready to patch Abaqus with the latest hot fix. Dassault Systèmes continues to release updates to Abaqus throughout the year. That is what “SIMULIA Abaqus 2024.FP.CFA.####” is in the Level menu. 


DriveWorks Mar 29, 2024

In this guide, we compare each level of DriveWorks and give a general overview of the interface and operation to help determine what level of DriveWorks is best for you. This comparison is demonstrated below by showing the same simple model transitioned from DriveWorksXpress through DriveWorks Pro. 


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