A long time ago, people created drawings on paper using a pen and a ruler, ensuring parts fit on the appropriate paper size, creating 1:1 scale 2D drawings.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed demand for oxygen delivery systems overnight.  Global health care specialists warn that the world’s manufacturing systems need to also prepare us for pandemics to come.   Whether your company is an automotive or other manufacturer newly moving into ventilator manufacture, or is an existing ventilator manufacturer seeking to multiply production several fold, any and all production bottlenecks need to be eliminated to meet this skyrocketing demand.

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Variable Pattern Rocky Lighthouse: This model is intended to demonstrate the power of the Variable Pattern feature. A rocky landscape is created by patterning a Rock feature. By utilizing Variable Pattern, the dimensions within the Rock sketch are driven by a Design Table as each instance is created.

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In general, designer platforms connect people to the content is via the “USER INTERFACE”. The USER INTERFACE enables the platform to look simple and is more intuitive for the user.

In any of the 3D CAD design platforms, the name that truly emphasizes a true USER INTERFACE is none other than SOLIDWORKS Nashville.

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CFR Part 11 applies to drug manufacturers, biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, contract research organizations, and several other FDA-regulated industries (such as food and beverage manufacturing) – some companies use Part 11 as a guide to assure that they are utilizing good processes for managing their electronic training records and other documents.

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What separates the average machine designer from an expert designer? The work speaks for itself when everything fits together like it is supposed to. If you have ever witnessed someone bang or smack sheet metal parts to get the desired fit, then let’s take a look at how SOLIDWORKS Nashville Sheet Metal tools can trivialize some of the most common issues and productivity sinks when manufacturing sheet metal parts.

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In this tutorial you will be shown a range of simple modelling features to create a honeycomb coaster and a beehive lid with a bee topper. This tutorial uses a wide range of modelling features including, boss and cut extruding, filleting, revolving, shelling, mirror bodies, dome and combine.

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Growing up and playing with LEGO® as a budding engineer, had you ever thought about how strong your LEGO® pieces were? We shall investigate this thought using SolidWorks Simulation, an FEA module that runs natively within the SolidWorks User Interface.

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In this special two-part Visualize Quick Tips, we cover the hidden but extremely powerful Sunlight environment type.

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If you’re a SOLIDWORKS Nashville user then chances are high you’ve seen the dreaded “future version” file error. Perhaps you’ve even caused this grief for another user. So how does one avoid this problem in the future?

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