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Reduce Cycle Times and Tool Wear with Volumil – SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional

Written by Marty Bucholz, Technical Support Engineer

The modern machine shop is always on the go. In order to meet customer demands we must make the most of our machines and cut down on cycle times. Taking advantage of the Volumil Technology found in SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional helps shops achieve cycle time improvements of 50-80% and improvements of up to 75% in tool wear.

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How to Leverage Going PRO Talent Funds

If your talent development is limited by available funding, Michigan’s Going PRO Talent Fund could be the solution. The fund makes awards to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees.  Here’s what you need to know to get your share of nearly $30 million in employer grants. Applications open August-September 2019.

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Why Won’t My Wires Route in SOLIDWORKS Electrical? Part 1

Written by Cheri Guntzviller, Electrical Application Specialist

If you have ever tried routing wires in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D, you know they look awesome when complete! The challenge is getting there. Here are a few items to keep in mind when routing wires that will make the task easier.  Let’s look in SOLIDWORKS Schematic and SOLIDWORKS 3D for these key tips.

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Get in the Right Frame of Mind with SOLIDWORKS Reference Geometry

Written by Daniel Soltero, Application Engineer

When designing in SOLIDWORKS it is good practice to use reference geometry. Reference geometry can be any one of planes, axis, edges, or faces that are used to help establish restraints on edges, faces, vertices, and beam joints. While frequently used when creating sketches and features, they can also be used in assemblies. In this post we will cover the reference geometry options that are available to designers.

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Assembly is a Snap with Tab & Slot

Written by Heather McHale, Technical Support

Have you ever designed something, and attempted to weld it together, but didn’t have enough hands or clamps?  Did you have pieces propped together, hoping breathing didn’t cause collapse?  If the end product is going to be produced hundreds of times, now would be the time to design a fixture.  But what if this is a small job, a prototype, or you don’t have the time or resources to design and built a fixture? Consider tabs & slots.

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