ACS at SWW 2018

We want to thank everyone who stopped by our first booth at SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2018 and/or attended our teaching session. We had an absolute blast and can’t wait until next year!

For those of you that couldn’t attend the session or want the presentation, then here it is with some details about the session. Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions or if you would like to schedule a training session with your team.

Advanced PDM Professional Data Cards
This lesson takes 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.

Presentation Discipline: Data Management

Data Management: System Admin (Data Cards)

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

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.

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

Upcoming SWUG Events

SWUG Summit — May 19, 2015

SOLIDWORKS will be holding a User Group Summit at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY on May 19. ACS founder Tom Cote will be presenting “Tips and Tricks.” For more information and registration details for the event visit

CMA-SWUG Meeting — June 11, 2015

Eat, mingle, network and learn! Join us at Primetals in Worcester, MA non June 11. Topics are Modeling Tips and Techniques by Sal Lama of SOLIDWORKS and Sketching, Curves and Reference Geometry; the Foundations of your SolidWorks Designs by Jay Pinheiro. For more information and registration details visit

BAN-SWUG Meeting — June 23

Join us to learn “Lesser-Known Tips and Tricks” and “Creating Custom Library Parts” at FLIR Systems in North Billerica, MA. For more information and registration details visit

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks

ACS founder, Tom Cote, presented SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks last night at the NHSWUG meeting. The user group met at Daniel Webster College and learned about the interactive “What’s New” help window, sketching on surfaces, the ToolBox Flag and more. Click here to download and view the presentation to learn more!

Tom Cote will be at the next CMA-SWUG meeting on April 1st at WPI in Worcester, MA. The Central MA SWUG welcomes all SOLIDWORKS users; industrial, academic, large and small businesses to come share the food, fellowship, and technical presentations.