Webinar Wednesday

Informative Webinars on 3D Design, Manufacturing & 3D Printing

Gain insights from Hawk Ridge Systems Applications Engineers on SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks and 3D Printing

Webinar Wednesday - Free Webinars Wednesday at 11AM PDT

Want to pick up some advanced tips to help optimize your 3D design process?  Join us on Wednesday's for our Webinar Wednesday informational webinar series. Our product experts cover a wide range of topics designed for engineers and designers of all skill levels – from those looking for general information about new SOLIDWORKS capabilities that can help your design process, to experienced users looking for tips and tricks to get their job done faster and better than ever before.

Interested in 3D design product highlights? Join the Friday Webinar Series - 3D Solutions Spotlight - for overviews of newly announced, or newly enhanced solutions from SOLIDWORKS, CAMWorks, HP and Markforged 3D Printers. 

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, November 29th - 11:00am

Webinar Wednesday: What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2018: Parts and Features

SOLIDWORKS 2018 is chock full of enhancements to improve the user experience. In this webinar, you'll learn about new user enhancements, Sketching, Tab and Slot feature, and new workflows for manipulating Mesh Data. 

Wednesday, December 6th - 11:00am

Webinar Wednesday: SOLIDWORKS Visualize: Red or Blue Pill? Visualize blurs the lines of reality

SOLIDWORKS Visualize is the industry leading rendering tool for 3D Models that allows for quick and easy creation of visual content. Join Product Manager, Scott Woods, to learn about photo-realistic imagery, video rendering and website friendly virtual reality outputs.

Wednesday, December 13th - 11:00am

Webinar Wednesday: SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services at Hawk Ridge Systems

Hawk Ridge Subscription Services allows you to have access to new product releases, our outstanding technical support team, and so much more. Join us during this webinar to get a full understanding of the benefits we can offer you and your team.

Wednesday, December 20th - 11:00am

Webinar Wednesday: Common SOLIDWORKS Composer Importing Errors and How to Fix Them

Hawk Ridge Systems has a full team of technical experts dedicated to SOLIDWORKS Composer.  Join our technical support expert, Mike Starr, as he goes over some of the more frequently-asked questions he gets asked about Composer.  

Latest Videos

Webinar Wednesday 10/25/2017: Typically when we think about a structural analysis, we consider the effects of our model undergoing some type of load or pressure. What about the structural integrity of our models due to temperature? Join this webinar to learn about the different thermal conditions that can be applied to multiple study types in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite. Whether you only have capabilities to run linear static studies or have the full suite of analysis tools, we can show you how to easily apply the thermal load on your structural analysis. -- Presented by Silvio Perez
Webinar Wednesday 10/25/2017: Typically when we think about a structural analysis, we consider the effects of our model undergoing some type of load or pressure. What about the structural integrity of our models due to temperature? Join this webinar to learn about the different thermal conditions that can be applied to multiple study types in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite. Whether you only have capabilities to run linear static studies or have the full suite of analysis tools, we can show you how to easily apply the thermal load on your structural analysis. -- Presented by Silvio Perez
10/25/2017
SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces a new integrated CAM package, SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional, that can be purchased as an additional product from SOLIDWORKS. This package allows you to program parts for CNC manufacturing including a wide range of milling and turning operations, high-speed material removal to speed up production on the shop floor and fixture avoidance to prevent costly machine crashes.
SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces a new integrated CAM package, SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional, that can be purchased as an additional product from SOLIDWORKS. This package allows you to program parts for CNC manufacturing including a wide range of milling and turning operations, high-speed material removal to speed up production on the shop floor and fixture avoidance to prevent costly machine crashes.
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10/18/2017
Are you struggling with revision control or engineering change order (ECO) management processes? Does collaborating via a shared network drive create reference problems, overwritten files or require frequent Pack-and-Go routines? With SOLIDWORKS PDM, many of your daily data management tasks can be automated, allowing you to get back to focusing on your designs instead of file management. In this webinar, we'll show you: -How SOLIDWORKS PDM can improve your revision control and ECO processes -How to save valuable engineering time and improve the tracking of your design changes. Presented by Tyler Smith
Are you struggling with revision control or engineering change order (ECO) management processes? Does collaborating via a shared network drive create reference problems, overwritten files or require frequent Pack-and-Go routines? With SOLIDWORKS PDM, many of your daily data management tasks can be automated, allowing you to get back to focusing on your designs instead of file management. In this webinar, we'll show you: -How SOLIDWORKS PDM can improve your revision control and ECO processes -How to save valuable engineering time and improve the tracking of your design changes. Presented by Tyler Smith
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10/12/2017
SOLIDWORKS, like most software, sometimes encounters warnings, errors or bugs while it's running. In this webinar, Kevin Chow, Technical Support Engineer, will show you different tips, tricks and fixes that are most recommended by our dedicated Tech Support Team at Hawk Ridge Systems. Learn how to optimize performance, manage files and work with corrupt files. Get our recommended system settings and admin tips based on user needs. Join us to find out about common issues and how to resolve them to optimize your SOLIDWORKS user experience.
SOLIDWORKS, like most software, sometimes encounters warnings, errors or bugs while it's running. In this webinar, Kevin Chow, Technical Support Engineer, will show you different tips, tricks and fixes that are most recommended by our dedicated Tech Support Team at Hawk Ridge Systems. Learn how to optimize performance, manage files and work with corrupt files. Get our recommended system settings and admin tips based on user needs. Join us to find out about common issues and how to resolve them to optimize your SOLIDWORKS user experience.
9/28/2017
Webinar Wednesday 9/20/2017 - If you do complex analysis and find yourself pushing the capabilities in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, then it may be time to consider SIMULIA Abaqus. SIMULIA Abaqus is a tool best suited for intricate analysis with advanced physics. In this webinar, Ryan Magruder, Analysis Services Engineer, will demonstrate several workflows that allow a current user of SOLIDWORKS Simulation to quickly and easily make the transition to Abaqus. By using the SOLIDWORKS Associative Interface, Ryan will demonstrate how to export your existing Simulation studies to Abaqus. You’ll gain valuable insights into which analysis tool is best suited for your needs.
Webinar Wednesday 9/20/2017 - If you do complex analysis and find yourself pushing the capabilities in SOLIDWORKS Simulation, then it may be time to consider SIMULIA Abaqus. SIMULIA Abaqus is a tool best suited for intricate analysis with advanced physics. In this webinar, Ryan Magruder, Analysis Services Engineer, will demonstrate several workflows that allow a current user of SOLIDWORKS Simulation to quickly and easily make the transition to Abaqus. By using the SOLIDWORKS Associative Interface, Ryan will demonstrate how to export your existing Simulation studies to Abaqus. You’ll gain valuable insights into which analysis tool is best suited for your needs.
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9/21/2017
Webinar Wednesday 9/13/2017: SOLIDWORKS Composer is a powerful tool for utilizing 3D CAD assets for documentation, animation and other visual deliverables. Getting off to the right start is critical for streamlined operations and seamless project updating. Join Applications Engineer, John Slipec, for our fourth installment of the Composer Core Concepts Series. In this webinar, John will cover best practices and pro-tips for creating, using and reusing 2D authoring elements such as annotations, arrows, exploded lines and images. These simple, yet powerful 2D elements can be used numerous times and can provide assistance to your 3D designs, clearly illustrating every step of the documentation. You will also learn how to leverage your 2D authoring elements to best tell your story in 3D.
Webinar Wednesday 9/13/2017: SOLIDWORKS Composer is a powerful tool for utilizing 3D CAD assets for documentation, animation and other visual deliverables. Getting off to the right start is critical for streamlined operations and seamless project updating. Join Applications Engineer, John Slipec, for our fourth installment of the Composer Core Concepts Series. In this webinar, John will cover best practices and pro-tips for creating, using and reusing 2D authoring elements such as annotations, arrows, exploded lines and images. These simple, yet powerful 2D elements can be used numerous times and can provide assistance to your 3D designs, clearly illustrating every step of the documentation. You will also learn how to leverage your 2D authoring elements to best tell your story in 3D.
9/14/2017
Many industries require a wide range of sheet metal parts for structural applications or housing their designs. In this webinar, you'll learn from Gabe Crisologo, Applications Engineer, how to quickly and cost-effectively create sheet metal part and assembly designs using SOLIDWORKS. Join us to see how you can design sheet metal models and input your own bend radius, thickness and K-factor. Learn how you can design around a group of parts in an assembly and automatically estimate sheet metal manufacturing costs as you design. When we’re finished, we will automatically flatten the 3D sheet metal part to generate flat patterns that include bend compensation for manufacturing. This webinar will show you how SOLIDWORKS can accelerate your sheet metal design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.
Many industries require a wide range of sheet metal parts for structural applications or housing their designs. In this webinar, you'll learn from Gabe Crisologo, Applications Engineer, how to quickly and cost-effectively create sheet metal part and assembly designs using SOLIDWORKS. Join us to see how you can design sheet metal models and input your own bend radius, thickness and K-factor. Learn how you can design around a group of parts in an assembly and automatically estimate sheet metal manufacturing costs as you design. When we’re finished, we will automatically flatten the 3D sheet metal part to generate flat patterns that include bend compensation for manufacturing. This webinar will show you how SOLIDWORKS can accelerate your sheet metal design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.
9/7/2017
SOLIDWORKS PDM is a powerful tool for managing your CAD data, but how does it handle other types of documents like Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), specifications, images, and more? The same powerful tools for managing CAD files via workflows, revisions and file history can be used for your non-CAD documents as well. Did you know that you can create links from your CAD model to the associated documents and keep BOMs updated in SOLIDWORKS PDM? Learn how SOLIDWORKS PDM can help you to manage your full product design cycle from CAD models to ECOs and BOMs. Sign up for the webinar to see the full potential of SOLIDWORKS PDM at work.
SOLIDWORKS PDM is a powerful tool for managing your CAD data, but how does it handle other types of documents like Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), specifications, images, and more? The same powerful tools for managing CAD files via workflows, revisions and file history can be used for your non-CAD documents as well. Did you know that you can create links from your CAD model to the associated documents and keep BOMs updated in SOLIDWORKS PDM? Learn how SOLIDWORKS PDM can help you to manage your full product design cycle from CAD models to ECOs and BOMs. Sign up for the webinar to see the full potential of SOLIDWORKS PDM at work.
8/31/2017