Tutorials

An Overview of Scan to 3D

This video is an overview of the Scan to 3D add-in. It details the add-in's functionality and gives a brief tour of the interface. Presented by Silvio Perez For more information about SOLIDWORKS, visit https://www.hawkridgesys.com/products/solidworks
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Digging into the UPG to write Post Processors with CAMWorks

Webinar Wednesday 08/09/2017 - Post processing is a critical part of any CAM system, and one that many CAM users don’t know how to manipulate effectively. Join our CAMWorks Technical Expert, Daniel Lyon, for an in-depth look at how you can customize your post processor to optimize machining performance and prevent costly mistakes and rework. You will learn how to create your own CAMWorks post processor using the Universal Post Generator and EC Editor and witness how the different post files interact with each other. Sign up for the webinar to dive under-the-covers of CAMWorks Post-processing and take control of your machining. -- Presented by Daniel Lyon
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3DSS - Summer School 2017 - Top Tips and Performance Guidelines for getting more from your SOLIDWORKS PDM system

SOLIDWORKS PDM is a powerful data management tool, but it needs to be kept in shape to make sure you're getting the best performance from it. Join SOLIDWORKS PDM Expert, Jake Howard, as he takes you through some of the most effective things you can do to keep PDM running at its best. This includes tips and tricks to improve efficiency for both PDM Administrators and Users. We'll showcase many of the tools and services that are available from Hawk Ridge Systems, including complex migrations, customization and programming solutions. Learn about the new PDM Performance Tuning Packages, and see how our experts can make the backbone of your engineering processes perform at its best.
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Webinar Wednesday - When do I need to run a non-linear study? A look into when a linear static study is not enough

Do you currently run linear static studies and have you ever asked whether it is necessary to run a non-linear study? Are you ready to run a non-linear study but not sure what additional capabilities you get with that study type? Join this webinar for a deeper look at non-linear analysis scenarios and learn how SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium and SIMULIA Abaqus can help better simulate real life scenarios to attain more realistic and accurate results.
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Webinar Wednesday - Managing Legacy Data with SOLIDWORKS PDM

Do you have legacy CAD data lying around on your network drives, servers and even local desktops? How do you manage importing that legacy data from Windows Folders into PDM as well as make sure the revisions match with the PDM revision? In this webinar, we will discuss general strategies for importing legacy data, how to map existing revisions using the Set Revision feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM, as well as other important tips and tricks for managing legacy data in SOLIDWORKS PDM.
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Webinar Wednesday - SOLIDWORKS Composer Core Concepts - Pro-tips for creating industry leading technical documentation

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 us for our third installment of the Composer Core Concepts Series; we are going to cover in detail best practices and pro-tips for making the most of the time-saving features in Composer you may not know about. Like any program, there are little tricks and undiscovered gems are huge time savers – once you know about them. Join us for an in-depth look into these massive, yet simple, time savers.
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Webinar Wednesday - SOLIDWORKS Composer Core Concepts - Prepping Your Models for Asset Generation

Webinar Wednesday - 2017/05/03 SOLIDWORKS Composer is a powerful tool for utilizing 3D CAD assets for documentation, animation, and other visual deliverables, and that can be made even more powerful, by performing some basic preparation steps to your CAD geometry. Join us for our second installment of the Composer Core Concepts Series; we are going to cover in detail the best practices for what to do with your models after they have been imported into Composer. There are a few critical steps you may not be aware of that will save you hours when it’s time to put together your Composer technical documentation.
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Webinar Wednesday - In Search of the Perfect Install - SOLIDWORKS Installation Tips and Troubleshooting

SOLIDWORKS installations are easier than they’ve ever been, but there’s a still some best practices and technical guidelines you can follow to get SOLIDWORKS software installed as quickly and effectively as possible. Our technical experts will walk you through the software installation process and make you aware of common issues that can occur (and how to fix them!). We’ll share a variety of resources that are available to help, including support assistance from Hawk Ridge Systems installation logs. Join us to go under the hood and get your SOLIDWORKS experience started the right way, with a simple, clean installation.
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Webinar Wednesday - Drawings and Detailing - Night School 1 of 2

Join us for Part 1 (of 2) of our online encore of our recent Hawk Ridge Systems Night School. The hot topic this session is Drawings and Detailing. Our Application Engineer will share useful tips, tricks, and procedures for detailing designs and show some time-saving tools that may be new to you. In this session we’ll reinforce best practices with a focus on getting started with drawings – setting up templates, properties, and linked annotations. We’ll show you how to create several different types of drawing views (auxiliary, break, isometric sections, etc) and highlight the pros and cons of each one.
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Designing a product that does its job well is always priority number one for any engineer - but getting a product off the ground can be just as challenging. Whether you’re involved with metalforming, extrusion, or plastic injection molding, we offer a variety of tools and services with SIMULIA Abaqus and SOLIDWORKS Plastics to predict the manufacturability of your next product. Join us for a look at making sure your next product can be made the way it was dreamed up before firing up the production line.
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