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Hawk Ridge Systems Newsletter: June 2014

Hawk Ridge Systems Newsletter June, 2014
 

Hawk Ridge Systems Night SchoolSOLIDWORKS Simulation Night School
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Night School hits the road July 8-10 for 6 stops in Canada and the US. Analysis experts Glenn Whyte and Damon Tordini will walk you through the stress analysis process, how to generate and interpret results, and ways to get you to a better design faster. You'll also get solutions for common analysis challenges, and learn key troubleshooting steps. If you can't make it to a live event or if there isn't one near you, mark your calendar for an online, daytime version. Glenn and Damon will lead a 2-part webinar adaptation of Night School on July 22 and July 24. Night School sessions are complimentary for SOLIDWORKS users with Subscription Service, and offer a great chance to learn new SOLIDWORKS tips and tricks, network with other users, and meet your local Hawk Ridge Systems team.
>> RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR SOLIDWORKS NIGHT SCHOOL

 

Digital Manufacturing Lab Opens in Santa ClaraDigital Manufacturing Lab
On June 10, with great fanfare, we opened the doors to the 17th Hawk Ridge Systems location. The Digital Manufacturing Lab is a showcase for professional and production 3D printers, along with a wide variety of sample parts and prints. Now, with the full line of 3D Systems printers available, we're able to offer a complete solutions portfolio to take your ideas from design to prototype to print. If you missed the grand opening, you can still sign up for a 3D printing open house, and enter to win your customized prototype for free (up to $1,000 value).
>> ATTEND A 3D PRINTING OPEN HOUSE
>> JOIN THE WEBINAR ON JULY 2 at 1PM PDT

 

Customer Corner - Tesla Motors, Inc.Tesla Motors Inc.
Tesla Motors, Inc. is synonymous with innovative design and envelope-pushing technology. On June 12, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company was releasing all of its patents to encourage a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform. We're proud to have Tesla as a SOLIDWORKS customer, and are inspired by their decision to embrace an open source philosophy regarding their patents. By opening the playing field, Tesla Motors continues to demonstrate their commitment to accelerating the advancement of sustainable transportation.
>> READ THE BLOG: ALL OUR PATENT ARE BELONG TO YOU

 

Productivity Tools Designed for You
Optimize your designs with our exclusive suite of productivity tools for SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM. Last month, Senior PDM Specialist Chris Cook hosted an in-depth look at HawkWare™ tools. Watch What is HawkWare? again - or for the first time - and see how tools like TreeView and Custom Notifications can save you hours of time.
>> WATCH THE WEBINAR: WHAT IS HAWKWARE?

Automate common routines and eliminate repetitive tasks in your workflow with CustomTools, a Certified SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner. CustomTools gives you easy ways to customize drawing templates, fully automate the printing of your SOLIDWORKS files, and generate an advanced file name. For only $199, you can enhance your creativity and productivity with this suite of time-saving tools fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS.
>> GET A CUSTOMTOOLS DEMO

 

Upcoming Events and Webinars
Webinar Wednesday The July schedule is up - be sure to tune in for eLearning sessions at 11AM PDT. Complimentary eLearning webinars include CAMWorks - Programming a 4 Axis Part, SOLIDWORKS - Machine Design; Electrical - Title Blocks, EPDM - SQL, the EPDM Backbone, and SOLIDWORKS Composer - Top 10 Things You Need to Know. You can also get insight on new products at an eDemo for 3D printing, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, CAMWorks, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, or SOLIDWORKS Inspection.
>> GET THE JULY WEBINAR WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

On Target Tuesday with SOLIDWORKS Composer Tuesday, June 24 at 10AM PDT. There's still time to register for the final episode in our latest On Target Tuesday webinar series. Product Manager Scott Woods shows you how you can supply your company and customers with the latest in interactive 3D experiences.
>> REGISTER NOW

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Hands-on Test Drive Are you tired of managing countless spreadsheets and CAD drawings to document your electrical design projects? Do you want to streamline collaboration with other team members? SOLIDWORKS Electrical gives you the tools you need for schematic designs in 2D and 3D.
>> FIND A SOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL HANDS-ON TEST DRIVE LOCATION NEAR YOU

>> MORE EVENTS

 

YouTube Videos, How-to Blogs, and Tutorials
From the Hawk Ridge Systems Blog

9 Common Modeling Shortcuts in SOLIDWORKSCommon Modeling Shortcut Commands in SOLIDWORKS
Holly Cheek, Applications Engineer - OREGON
There are so many great shortcut commands in SOLIDWORKS that even the most common ones often go unnoticed. Familiarization with onscreen navigation, and getting a better idea of what you're looking at is key. I decided to compile a list of the commands that help me when I'm creating a SOLIDWORKS model.
>> READ MORE

From YouTube
SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks - Layout-Based Design
Jordan Winger, Applications Engineer - BRITISH COLUMBIA
Hawk Ridge Systems YouTube: SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks - Layout-Based Design
This video covers layout-based part design using a single 2D sketch to control the overall geometry of a bicycle frame. Also see how blocks can be used in sketches, and how the belt/chain tool can be used.
>> WATCH THE VIDEO

 

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Beta Testing

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Beta 1 testing is scheduled to go live at the end of June. Help impact the quality, performance, and reliability of SOLIDWORKS products by participating in Beta. All subscription customers are eligble to participate. Visit the SOLIDWORKS Beta site for more information. Want to see what we're doing for Beta testing? Read Training Manager Lars Petersen's new blog.

 
 
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June Promo Specials

 

SOLIDWORKS

Don't miss the spectacular savings on SOLIDWORKS – including instant upgrades to the next SOLIDWORKS package. Get SOLIDWORKS Professional for the price of SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Premium for the price of SOLIDWORKS Professional, or get SOLIDWORKS Premium with Simulation Professional for the price of Premium alone. We also have limited-time offers on DS SOLIDWORKS applications like Electrical, Enterprise PDM, and Composer. Offers expire on June 30, so get your quick quote today.

>> GET A QUICK QUOTE

 

CAMWorks

If CAM is in your future, this is a great time to get an updated CAMWorks quote. These are the best prices of the year - you can save 30% off the cost on all CAMWorks modules.
>> LEARN MORE

 

Training

Get more training for less. Buy one class, and you'll get 50% off a second course of equal or lesser value. Take advantage of this offer with classes online or in person at one of our 16 training locations in North America.
>> CONTACT A TRAINING ADVISOR

 

Professional Services

Is it time to tune up your analysis process? Are you looking for another set of eyes on your design? If so, check in with our Professional Services team. They've helped businesses big and small overcome design challenges, improve product quality, and streamline processes.
>> CONTACT THE SERVICES TEAM

 

Subscription and Support

Get a quote for 3 years of Subscription Service and save 16%. Contact a Subscription Account Manager now.
>> GET A 3-YEAR QUOTE

 

The NVIDIA GRID VCA Takes Off

Have you caught the buzz about the new technology platform for hosting SOLIDWORKS in a remote environment? Think of the GRID as a SOLIDWORKS appliance. If you have 6-8 licenses of SOLIDWORKS CAD, and you're interested in reviewing the cost benefits of a centrally managed system, take a closer look at the NVIDIA GRID VCA. Watch Product Manager Jared Conway's overview webinar and see if the GRID is the right fit for you.
>> WATCH THE WEBINAR

 

Partner Corner - HP

Maximize Design and Engineering Productivity - Watch the Workstation Webinar
If your computer runs slowly, then so will your engineers, designers, and analysts. This webinar shows new considerations to be aware of before you buy your next workstation for SOLIDWORKS, as well as tips and tricks to tune your workstation for optimum SOLIDWORKS performance.
>> WATCH THE HP WORKSTATION WEBINAR

 

 

Send Us Your Ideas

Have ideas for blog topics? Hoping for a particular feature to be profiled on a Webinar Wednesday eLearning session? Interested in suggesting our next Night School series? We appreciate your input - email us today.

 

 

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