DASI Solutions Blog


The Case for FEA Simulations Early in New Product Development


Written by: Dave Leahy, Simulation Solutions Manager

When thinking of taking a product from concept to finished product, I often think of the Steve Jobs quote about how you determine your final product attributes:

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done.  Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.”

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JOB POSTING: CAD Designer/Mechanical Engineer

DASI customer, Total Gym, is seeking a SOLIDWORKS engineer, based in San Diego, CA.


  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Duration: Intermittent Part-Time Freelance
  • Only local candidates who can work on a W2

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Updated Way to Unblock Securities for DropBox and FTP Links


Written by: Peter Estes, Application Engineer

Here at DASI, we get several requests for the Download files of a desired SOLIDWORKS version. We will share these large download files as a zip file through Dropbox or our FTP site. With the releases of Win 7 through Win 10 Operating Systems, we have seen the Securities block necessary files so the user can’t start the installation of SOLIDWORKS. The most common culprit of the securities being blocked is the Installation Manager will be blank.

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Installing SOLIDWORKS PCB with PCB Services

SOLIDWORKS PCB Installation - PCB Services

Written by: Marty Adams, Technical Support Engineer

The new SOLIDWORKS PCB design tool, powered by Altium, combines the power and usability of Altium with the 3D expertise of SOLIDWORKS. PCB Services is the key to the collaborative features in SOLIDWORKS PCB, SOLIDWORKS PCB Add-In, and the PCB Connector for Altium. The following should help get the central element installed.

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Employee Spotlight: Julie Reid

Julie Reid - California Sales Manager


What is your role at DASI?

I am the California Solutions Manager. We have offices in San Diego, Fresno and Sacramento.

How long have you been working at DASI?

I started at Digital Dimensions, now DASI Solutions, as an Account Manager over 5 years ago. About 2 years into my role, I was presented an amazing opportunity and took it, allowing me to move back to my home state and enjoy the beautiful weather of San Diego to take over the Sales Manager job.

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