ACS is Teaching at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

While many of you are counting down the days until the holidays, we are getting excited for SOLIDWORKS World 2018! SWW2018 will be held from February 4 to February 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. The best part is that Applied CAD Solutions owner, Tom Cote, will be teaching alongside Mike Dekoning of Sealed Air.

Advanced PDM Professional Data Cards

This lesson will take an in-depth look into some of the advanced capabilities and extra tasks that users can perform using the SOLIDWORKS PDM data cards. Attendees will walk away knowing some of the advanced data card functions and features.

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Presentation Discipline: Data Management

Data Management: System Admin (Data Cards)

Session Level: Deep Learning (3 to 10+ years of product experience)

Session Type: Hands-On Session

Session Length: 1 hour

Be sure to mark your calendars for this session and check out the full SWW2018 Agenda


And just in case you can’t make it to our session…

Be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!

We are located at booth 226 in the Partner Pavilion

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Best Practices for Managing SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Models

Did you miss attending SOLIDWORKS World 2016?

Well, good news: Tom Cote’s presentation Best Practices for Managing Large Assembly Models was recorded and you can watch it for free! This was one of the more popular sessions from SOLIDWORKS World that will provide advice on how to get large part and assembly models to perform more efficiently. You will learn:

  • What is a large SOLIDWORKS assembly and why is it important?
  • What affects performance and how do we measure it?
  • Which features and options have a negative or positive impact on performance?
  • What tools in SOLIDWORKS can help performance?

WATCH NOW HERE and see the capabilities in SOLIDWORKS that can help you accelerate your design process, save time and development costs, and increase productivity. Special thanks to Dassault Systems for recording this presentation.

First NHSWUG Meeting of 2016!

Join us for the first NHSWUG meeting of 2016!

Where: Daniel Webster College 20 University Drive, Nashua, NH 03063

When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 5:15 – 9:30 pm


5:15 – 6:15 Eat, Mingle, Network

6:15 – 6:30 Business and Introductions

6:30 – 7:30 Global Variables, Equations and Linked Equations – Tom Cote, Applied CAD Solutions

7:30 – 8:00 Break, networking

8:00 – 9:00 What’s New in SW 2016 – John Nolin, SolidXperts

9:00 – 9:15 Business, Giveaways and Closing

For full details and RSVP

We look forward to seeing you there!

ACS Owner, Tom Cote, is Presenting at SOLIDWORKS World 2016

While many of you are counting down the days until the holidays, we are getting excited for SOLIDWORKS World 2016! SWW2016 will be held from January 31 — February 3, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. The best part is that Applied CAD Solutions owner, Tom Cote, will have two presentations:

Managing & Best Practices for Large Assembly Models

Monday, February 1, 2016 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm during the Technical Training Sessions


Equations, Linked Dimensions and Global Variables (Hands-On)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm during the Technical Training Sessions


Be sure to mark your calendars for these two awesome events and check out the full SWW2016 Agenda

December SWUG Visits

BANSWUG Meeting on December 3rd

Topics: “New Product Tour: SOLIDWORKS Industrial Conceptual and SOLIDWORKS Visualize”

Where: ITT Technical Institute – Boston North Campus, 200 Ballardvale Street #200, Wilmington, MA 01887

When: 5:30 pm – 9:00pm

RSVP: By visiting the BANSWUG website

CMASWUG Meeting on December 9th

Topics: “DriveWorks Express & DriveWorks” by Jason Pancoast and “Geometry Repair & the Feature Manager” by Laura Weismantle.

Where: Porter and Chester Institute, 220 Brooks St, Worcester, MA 01606

When: 5:15 pm – 9:15pm

RSVP: By visiting the CMASWUG website


Recent SWUG Guest Appearance:


Tom visited the PCBSWUG on November 5th to present Tips and Tricks for using SOLIDWORKS. The PCBSWUG is in Panama City, Florida. For more information about the event and who attended, check out the Eventbrite event.


Stay Tuned…

We will be announcing more information about presenting at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 🙂

Tom Cote at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

Attending SOLIDWORKS World is always a blast and 2015 was no different. I, Tom Cote, was given the opportunity to present again. This year I chose to speak about Understanding File Management and File Relations. The session was for beginners to help teach how SOLIDWORKS references files, the order SOLIDWORKS searches for files, and the importance of file names. I also shared how to manage and change file references, the benefits of using Pack & Go, and how to fix broken references. As many have asked to have a copy of the presentation you can view and download the PDF here. To see highlights and some of my past SOLIDWORKS World topics, please check out the SWW YouTube page. Be sure to let me know your thoughts and what you learned at SWW 2015!



SOLIDWORKS File Management

Since many of you have asked for the presentations for the SWUG here they are.

North Eastern SOLIDWORKS User Conference (NESWUC)

When: November 13, 2014

Where: New Hampshire SOLIDWORKS User Group at the Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH

Topic: SOLIDWORKS File Management / Relations

Presenters: Randy Lennox and Tom Cote

View the presentation here:


SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Presenter

SOLIDWORKS World 2015 is coming February 8-11, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ and I hope to see many of you there as I will be a presenter!

Here’s what to expect:

 – SOLIDWORKS 2015 to be released

 – Our founder, Tom Cote, will be presenting:

Topic: Understanding File Management and File Relations

DescriptionThe presentation will focus on SOLIDWORKS file references, including how SOLIDWORKS “searches” for files, the different ways to change file references, different file naming conventions & why, using Pack & Go, and review different data management options.