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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Happy Sweet 16, SolidWorks!!! And THANK YOU!

That’s right! On a historic day in November of 1995, SolidWorks 95 was first released to the public. Then, I was still a year away from graduating from Western Michigan University with a degree in Engineering Graphics… That’s a Mechanical Engineering … Continue reading

Richard Darbyshire Talks About Automation Alley’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Future of the Electric Car in Michigan

Article Reprint from Automation Alley Newsletter, 11/15/2011 Automation Alley is committed to supporting the growth of the clean tech sector in Southeast Michigan. As a symbol of that support, an electric vehicle charging station was recently installed at Automation Alley … Continue reading

Call for Speakers – Materialise World Conference 2012

Materialise World Conference 2012 will be held on April 18-20, 2011 in Leuven, Belgium. Materialise officially announces a call for speakers for the Automotive Summit and Additive Manufacturing Summit. [  Abstracts due Sunday, January 15th  ] The Materialise World Conference … Continue reading

Using Enterprise PDM Search to Identify Missing Metadata

When talking about custom variables (custom properties) in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, one could argue that they are the backbone of harnessing the power of the tool. They are used to identify files, track approvals, and even provide quick reference without … Continue reading

We’re Making the Move… Prepare for 2012

With the release of the SolidWorks 2012 software many companies are preparing to upgrade to the newer version. There are always concerns with any changes to systems or software. Here are a few things to keep in mind outside of … Continue reading