3D Solutions Spotlight

Solutions for SOLIDWORKS and CAMWorks. Every Friday.

Product Information Webinars – 11AM every week

Every month, Hawk Ridge Systems presents a series of educational webinars focusing on a specific 3D solution offering. Join us every Friday to learn valuable technical information about new 3D design tools and capabilities.

Upcoming Webinars

Friday, February 24th - 11:00am

Which Rendering Tool is Best? Comparing the Rendering Options available for SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Visualize helps organizations leverage 3D CAD data to create photorealistic marketing content. From static images to animations and immersive web content, SOLIDWORKS Visualize delivers photographical content that clearly and emotionally depicts products in the real world. PhotoView360 is built into SOLIDWORKS, and can generate great marketing images among other things. SOLIDWORKS offers two amazing redering options - now you have to decide which to use for your project.

Friday, March 10th - 11:00am

3D Solutions Spotlight: Making the Switch from Workgroup PDM to SOLIDWORKS PDM

Are you currently using Workgroup PDM to control and manage your SOLIDWORKS data? Did you know that SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the last release to include Workgroup PDM? Are you wondering how to move that data to SQL database-driven SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional before SOLIDWORKS 2018 is released and Workgroup PDM is no longer available? Attend our webinar to learn how to migrate data from Workgroup PDM to a SOLIDWORKS PDM system, and how to plan your SOLIDWORKS data management strategy moving forward.

Latest Videos

The wave of the future is electronic drawings that include Product Material Information (PMI) for part specifications; use the same electronic document for your Quality Control as well. Join us for an in-depth explanation of SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) and SOLIDWORKS Inspection to uncover the uses for 3D PDF in both manufacturing and QC. Get the scoop on using MBD to streamline production, reduce errors, and help with compiling with industry standards. Learn how simple and intuitive SOLIDWORKS Inspection is - see how it reduces the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90%. Register today to see this webinar and learn all the useful tips from our Technical Communications expert, Scott Woods.
The wave of the future is electronic drawings that include Product Material Information (PMI) for part specifications; use the same electronic document for your Quality Control as well. Join us for an in-depth explanation of SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition (MBD) and SOLIDWORKS Inspection to uncover the uses for 3D PDF in both manufacturing and QC. Get the scoop on using MBD to streamline production, reduce errors, and help with compiling with industry standards. Learn how simple and intuitive SOLIDWORKS Inspection is - see how it reduces the time needed to create inspection documentation by up to 90%. Register today to see this webinar and learn all the useful tips from our Technical Communications expert, Scott Woods.
2/21/2017
SOLIDWORKS Composer, part of the Technical Communications suite from SOLIDWORKS, allows you to re-purpose existing 3D design data.
SOLIDWORKS Composer, part of the Technical Communications suite from SOLIDWORKS, allows you to re-purpose existing 3D design data.
2/10/2017
2017/02/10: 3D Solutions Spotlight - Assembly manuals, shop floor drawings, parts list, or high-end renderings are all time-consuming to create. Have you ever had to make adjustments to these after a model has been changed? - what a headache. SOLIWORKS Composer takes this stress away from you; learn how to streamline updating your deliverables, improve efficiency thorough associativity to the model, and see how easy it is to communicate through deliverables. Improving efficiency is simply a matter of using the right tool for the job. Join our Product Manager, Scott Woods, for the useful tips and tricks of SOLIDWORKS Composer.
2017/02/10: 3D Solutions Spotlight - Assembly manuals, shop floor drawings, parts list, or high-end renderings are all time-consuming to create. Have you ever had to make adjustments to these after a model has been changed? - what a headache. SOLIWORKS Composer takes this stress away from you; learn how to streamline updating your deliverables, improve efficiency thorough associativity to the model, and see how easy it is to communicate through deliverables. Improving efficiency is simply a matter of using the right tool for the job. Join our Product Manager, Scott Woods, for the useful tips and tricks of SOLIDWORKS Composer.
2/10/2017
Do you regularly convert DWG, DXF, and Microsoft Office documents to PDF?
Do you regularly convert DWG, DXF, and Microsoft Office documents to PDF?
2/9/2017
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SOLIDWORKS Technical Communication Suite includes SOLIDWORKS Visualize. With SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you can work with ballooned drawings (including PDF's, TIFF's and any CAD drawings),  inspection templates and reports. Join Scott Woods as he shows you the many methods of reporting with SOLIDWORKS Visualize.
SOLIDWORKS Technical Communication Suite includes SOLIDWORKS Visualize. With SOLIDWORKS Visualize, you can work with ballooned drawings (including PDF's, TIFF's and any CAD drawings), inspection templates and reports. Join Scott Woods as he shows you the many methods of reporting with SOLIDWORKS Visualize.
2/2/2017
Program complex Mill-Turn (multi-tasking) and Multiaxis machines quickly and easily with CAMWorks Mill-turn and 5 Axis modules. These easy-to-use modules are fully integrated into the SOLIDWORKS software. Come and see how CAMWorks features and operations are designed to make programming multiaxis toolpath is simple, understand how to use the sub spindle manager, and you'll also learn about programming for live tools. Register today to see this webinar and learn all the useful tips from our CAMWorks expert, Daniel Lyon.
Program complex Mill-Turn (multi-tasking) and Multiaxis machines quickly and easily with CAMWorks Mill-turn and 5 Axis modules. These easy-to-use modules are fully integrated into the SOLIDWORKS software. Come and see how CAMWorks features and operations are designed to make programming multiaxis toolpath is simple, understand how to use the sub spindle manager, and you'll also learn about programming for live tools. Register today to see this webinar and learn all the useful tips from our CAMWorks expert, Daniel Lyon.
1/27/2017
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Molds are often used in manufacturing to produce parts, the machinist are faced with the challenge of cutting these in a timely manner. CAMWorks has the Volumill technology to cut this machining time down by 80%. Discover how this powerful module will help you beat your manufacturing goals. In addition to Volumill, other 3 axis machining methods will be used to cut our example part, proving to you the complete flexibility CAMWorks has to offer. Join us to learn more about CAMWorks Volumill and 3 Axis milling.
Molds are often used in manufacturing to produce parts, the machinist are faced with the challenge of cutting these in a timely manner. CAMWorks has the Volumill technology to cut this machining time down by 80%. Discover how this powerful module will help you beat your manufacturing goals. In addition to Volumill, other 3 axis machining methods will be used to cut our example part, proving to you the complete flexibility CAMWorks has to offer. Join us to learn more about CAMWorks Volumill and 3 Axis milling.
1/20/2017
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When designing assemblies, if multiple parts can be machined together in one operation, it saves time and effort – but it can be challenging to manually bring parts together in a machining environment to generate toolpaths. The Nesting solutions available with CAMWorks offer a seamless process to lay out individual parts for machining as efficiently as possible, and then generate toolpaths for 2.5 axis machining with ease. CAMWorks is the most integrated CAM solution available for SOLIDWORKS, so changes to part components will propagate through to the nested file, and toolpaths will update on demand. Join us to learn more about the seamless art-to-part process using SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks and NestingWorks, using the example of a fixed-wing drone.
When designing assemblies, if multiple parts can be machined together in one operation, it saves time and effort – but it can be challenging to manually bring parts together in a machining environment to generate toolpaths. The Nesting solutions available with CAMWorks offer a seamless process to lay out individual parts for machining as efficiently as possible, and then generate toolpaths for 2.5 axis machining with ease. CAMWorks is the most integrated CAM solution available for SOLIDWORKS, so changes to part components will propagate through to the nested file, and toolpaths will update on demand. Join us to learn more about the seamless art-to-part process using SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks and NestingWorks, using the example of a fixed-wing drone.
1/13/2017
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