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Parametric Modeling Video Series: Part 5

By Matt Perez | 11/16/2018

We originally planned to make this a four-part series, but we have extended it to at least another four videos. You learned about global variables in Part 1, then Matt taught you how to make a curve-driven pattern in Part 2. In Part 3, Matt demonstrated how you can use equations to make the same hole pattern. Part 4 was all about If Statements. This week, Matt is going to show you how you can turn a pattern into a library feature for future use.

Parametric Modeling Video Series: Part 4

By Matt Perez | 11/09/2018

If you like the previous entries in our Parametric Modeling Video Series, then you're going to love this one. Today's topic is If Statements. You learned about global variables in Part 1, then Matt taught you how to make a curve-driven pattern in Part 2. In Part 3, Matt demonstrated how you can use equations to make the same hole pattern. This time you'll be using if statements to control your hole pattern in a way that's more intelligent and more efficient. This relies on a part file that you would have made if you followed along with Part 3, so you may want to watch that installment first. If want to get straight to the if statements, then you can follow along using this SOLIDWORKS 2018 part file.

Parametric Modeling Video Series: Part 3

By Matt Perez | 11/02/2018

You learned about global variables in part 1, then Matt taught you how to make a curve-driven pattern in part 2. Today Matt is going to show you that there's more than one way to skin a cat. Instead of using a curve-driven pattern, this time you'll be using an equation-driven pattern to make holes in a plate. This relies on a part file that you would have made if you followed along with part 2, so you may want to watch that installment first. If you're sick of curve-driven patterns and want to get straight to the equations, then you can follow along using this SOLIDWORKS 2018 part file.

Parametric Modeling Video Series: Part 2

By Matt Perez | 10/26/2018

Matt Perez is back at it again with part two of our parametric modeling video series. Whether you're new to SOLIDWORKS and want to learn from the best, or you're an old dog that's not averse to learning new tricks, you're going to want to follow along. In our first installment, Matt introduced the very important concept of equations and global variables. In this installment, Matt shows how you can use global variables when creating a curve driven pattern. We'll be releasing one video each week, so stay tuned and bookmark our blog to watch each new video.

Parametric Modeling Video Series: Part 1

By Matt Perez | 10/19/2018

Our very own CAD-master Matt Perez has just completed a great new video series. Whether you're new to SOLIDWORKS and want to learn from the best, or you're an old dog that's not averse to learning new tricks, you're going to want to follow along. In our first installment, Matt introduces the very important concept of equations and global variables. We'll be releasing one video each week, so stay tuned and bookmark our blog to watch each new video.

Converge Events: Putting The V Back In VAR

By Chad Garrish | 9/18/2018

Well there’s a new value added reseller (VAR) in town and we feel your pain – We’re not just another training course.  Come hear how we’re putting the “V” back in “VAR”! We’re not your average Solidworks Value Added Reseller (VAR). Check out some of our recent events!

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM - Your Guide to the End-Of-Life of this Product

By Tanner Knight | 9/15/2018

We've had a love-hate relationship with the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM product since it's inception. This was a free product meant to address the issue of Data Management for users who did not have the need nor the budget for Enterprise PDM. Luckily, in SW2016, we were given an alternative to Workgroup PDM, called SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. This wasn't just a cursory name change. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard was a ground-up new software that was more of a defeatured version of PDM Pro (formerly Enterprise PDM since SW2016 as well) that operated on a Microsoft SQL database, which Workgroup PDM could not boast.

Clear Automation: Finalist for FANUC America's ASI Innovative System of the Year

By Chad Garrish | 9/14/2018

Clear Automation, a longtime Converge customer and proponent of CAD in the Cloud was named a finalist for FANUC America's ASI Innovative System of the Year award for 2018 for the Cosmetic Case Assembly robot. You can see their robot and some of the other finalists in the video below. We are honored to be a part of their operation through our Cloud-hosted products. Be sure to read the Customer Story we wrote about them if you'd like to learn more about how they leverage CAD in the Cloud.

Don’t Miss This Must-See Unveiling of SolidWorks 2019 Live!

By Chad Garrish | 9/12/2018

See What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 Tune into YouTube or Facebook on September 12 at 11:00 AM EST to see the live unveiling of SOLIDWORKS 2019

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Top 5 Tips to Transform Product Design for Smarter Products

By Chad Garrish | 9/11/2018

The Journey Toward New Development Approaches

The emergence of smart, connected technologies is enabling unprecedented innovation. We have public trash cans that let trash collectors know when they need to be emptied. Pill bottles that remind you to take your medication. Complex machinery that notifies you when it needs servicing. The opportunities and growth potential seem limitless.

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