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How to Make Sure Auto-Recover and Backup Functionalities Are Working Properly


Written by: Enrique Garcia, Application Engineer

SOLIDWORKS has two very handy functionalities in case things go south when working with the software. To help save hours worth of work, SOLIDWORKS has a backup function that will save versions at different save states in a directory of your choosing. Also, in case you have failed to hit the save button, SOLIDWORKS has an auto-recover functionality that will periodically look to log unsaved changes. If these functions are already set up, we will show you how to check that these two functions are working property.

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Who Has Time to Create a Spare Parts List?

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Written by: Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist

Do I really need to waste my time creating a spare parts list?? Who has time to create a list that is never used by my company, but the customer requires this time consuming report? How are you creating this report?? Scanning the schematics, one by one, writing down which components are going to be needed to add to your report; these are all time consuming tasks! Checking with the mechanical department to see which of your electrical components they feel will need to also be added to the list also takes time. Time that you may not even have.

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4 Keys to Save Time – SOLIDWORKS Shortcuts


Written by: Maurice Cherian, Application Engineer

Part of the fun in teaching SOLIDWORKS is showing some of the time-saving shortcuts available to make students more efficient. This helps make the software easier to use and gives users more time to focus on what’s really important: their designs. It is hard to remember all the shortcuts and there really isn’t a complete, master list out there. This tech tip is a good start on documenting some of the available shortcuts, focusing on four keys on your keyboard. They are ShiftCtrl, Alt, and Tab keys.

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Tech, Jobs, Food, Entertainment. It’s A Good Time to Be in Pontiac

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Written by Laura Cominotto, Marketing Manager

It seems as if anyone with any business ties to the city of Pontiac has been trying to tell you that a resurgence is coming, that it’s a great time to be in Pontiac. It’s taken a bit longer than I think these people expected, but now is definitely a good time in the history (and future!) of Pontiac.

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JOB POSTING – Design Engineer

DASI customer Peninsula Plastics has a job opening for a Design Engineer with SOLIDWORKS experience, based in Auburn Hills, MI.


Our company specializes in material handling solutions and is a leader in the thermoforming industry. We custom design and manufacture returnable and recyclable shipping pallets, tray and lids that will accommodate any product regardless of shape or size, primarily for the automotive industry.

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