Best Practices for Managing SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Models

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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

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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:

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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 :)

Upcoming SWUG events in August

CMA-SWUG Meeting — August 5, 2015

The next CMA-SWUG meeting is Aug 5th at Metso Automation in Shrewsbury, MA.  Visit CMA-SWUG.com for more details (No doing any presentations scheduled at this time)

 

NM-SWUG Meeting — August 12, 2015

ACS founder, Tom Cote, will be presenting at the Albuquerque MN, SWUG (NMSUG) meeting on Aug 12th on Understanding File Management and File Relations. For more information visit SWUGN.org.

 

SOLIDWORKS User Group Summit — August 27, 2015

SOLIDWORKS will be holding a User Group Summit at the Embassy Suites – Valley Forge, Wayne, PA (just outside of Philadelphia) on August 27th.  ACS founder Tom Cote will be presenting Global Variables, Equations & Linked Dim’s. For more information and registration details for the event visit SWUGN.org.

SOLIDWORKS Tips & Tricks

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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.

Tom Cote at SOLIDWORKS World 2015

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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

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

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:

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SOLIDWORKS World 2015 Presenter

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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.