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3DEXPERIENCE Design Sep 18, 2023

In this tutorial, we provide step-by-step instructions for how to install 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA. From retrieving the installation files to first launch. 


DriveWorks Sep 15, 2023

In DriveWorks, users can group multiple projects into one top-level project. Certain projects lend themselves to grouping small child projects into one large project. For example, if I wanted a project for a layout of conveyor belts, I could have one project for one conveyor section, and then the layout project could contain multiple conveyor section projects and verify they all had the same width so that they would be compatible.


SOLIDWORKS has many useful keyboard shortcuts and key bindings to speed up the modeling process and increase efficiency when working in the software. In this blog, learn about 11 CTRL key shortcuts in SOLIDWORKS you can start using today.


When I decided to redo my backyard, there were a few goals I wanted to accomplish: pour more concrete, replace the grass, and build a garden box. So, I started modeling my design plans in SOLIDWORKSMy initial goal was to confirm how much space there was to incorporate the new features and then determine where to place them - but I was able to use my model for much more than that!

3D Printing SLA Sep 12, 2023

Stereolithography is a 3D printing method that utilizes a laser to cure a photosensitive resin. Engineers, designers, and manufacturers use it to craft detailed prototypes, intricate models, and functional parts with high accuracy and smooth surface finishes. The Neo series from Stratasys represents a game-changing advancement in stereolithography technology that redefines the user experience.


The Fluid Dynamics Engineer Role on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform allows users to select between three turbulence models: Spalart-Allmaras, SST k-ω, and Realizable k-ε. In this article, we'll break them down to help you gain a better understanding of the differences between them and the strengths and limitations of each. 


3DEXPERIENCE has two easy ways to upload existing SOLIDWORKS files into a 3DEXPERIENCE cloud tenant. Both solutions do only the latest version of the file, so you won’t have version history for the initially migrated data. Instead, you’ll have every file set as the system’s initial revision, typically A. The two upload methods are: Bulk load tool and EDAT FTK (file-based transfer). The processes have some similarities in what they do and how they do it, but there are some important differences between them.


Business needs sometimes dictate that a specific replicated archive is no longer needed. It may be that you are changing the replicated location from one to another, that you are transferring the server between machines (physical or virtual) at the same location, or that you just no longer need replication. Whatever the reason, the process will be to remove the replicated archive server before decommissioning it. This will help prevent and limit errors and orphaned files. This article explains how to remove a replicated SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server. Let's get started.

eDrawings Sep 07, 2023

Since SOLIDWORKS 2014 and beyond, eDrawings can animate rotated explode steps in an assembly exploded view. This blog covers the simple steps of adding a rotated step to an existing exploded view and viewing the animation in eDrawingsFor this example, we have a flashlight assembly with an existing exploded view.

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