3D Solutions Spotlight

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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, March 31st - 11:00am

3D Solutions Spotlight: Take Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Experience to the Next Level

Have you recently implemented SOLIDWORKS PDM? Have you been using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (formerly Enterprise PDM) for a few years? Do you feel unsure about whether you are using SOLIDWORKS PDM to its fullest potential? If so, attend this webinar to hear more about how you can take full advantage of SOLIDWORKS PDM whether it’s understanding the administration tool better, optimizing your SQL server for faster performance, or automating repetitive data entry.

Latest Videos

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? Watch this 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.
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? Watch this 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.
3/10/2017
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. There are very easy ways to identify when one option should be used over another, and we plan to share those with you in this webinar. We’ll compare the capabilities of Visualize with the rendering and technical communication tools currently available in SOLIDWORKS. Join us for an in-depth look into photorealistic rendering options available to you.
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. There are very easy ways to identify when one option should be used over another, and we plan to share those with you in this webinar. We’ll compare the capabilities of Visualize with the rendering and technical communication tools currently available in SOLIDWORKS. Join us for an in-depth look into photorealistic rendering options available to you.
2/24/2017
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.
2/17/2017
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.
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
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.
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1/20/2017
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.
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1/13/2017
Still in Beta testing and scheduled for full release in 2017, 3D Interconnect allows you to open proprietary 3D CAD data in SOLIDWORKS and retain associativity to the original file. You can insert proprietary CAD data directly into a SOLIDWORKS assembly without having to convert it to a SOLIDWORKS file and all downstream operations and features created in SOLIDWORKS update if the referenced file is updated. Supported formats include Creo®, CATIA® V5, Solid Edge®, NX, and Autodesk Inventor®. The good news is you can try it now in SOLIDWORKS 2017. Join us to see how you can work seamlessly with anyone, and incorporate design changes dramatically faster.
Still in Beta testing and scheduled for full release in 2017, 3D Interconnect allows you to open proprietary 3D CAD data in SOLIDWORKS and retain associativity to the original file. You can insert proprietary CAD data directly into a SOLIDWORKS assembly without having to convert it to a SOLIDWORKS file and all downstream operations and features created in SOLIDWORKS update if the referenced file is updated. Supported formats include Creo®, CATIA® V5, Solid Edge®, NX, and Autodesk Inventor®. The good news is you can try it now in SOLIDWORKS 2017. Join us to see how you can work seamlessly with anyone, and incorporate design changes dramatically faster.
12/19/2016
In this session we'll focus on SOLIDWORKS Professional and what it adds to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard to increase design productivity. with file management tools, advanced photorealistic rendering, automated cost estimation, eDrawings® Professional collaboration capabilities, automated design and drawing checking, and a sophisticated components and parts library. We’ll show you what’s new in 2017 for the Professional package as well as an overview of the additional tools you’ll get.
In this session we'll focus on SOLIDWORKS Professional and what it adds to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard to increase design productivity. with file management tools, advanced photorealistic rendering, automated cost estimation, eDrawings® Professional collaboration capabilities, automated design and drawing checking, and a sophisticated components and parts library. We’ll show you what’s new in 2017 for the Professional package as well as an overview of the additional tools you’ll get.
12/7/2016