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What to Expect from Your Architect: Designing Your Home
What's it like to work with an architect to design your home? Well, we think it should be a lot of fun! What to ExpectDocumenting the Process of Working with an Architect: This is part of an ongoing series of posts documenting the process of the 018House, a new contemporary residential project we began in April,… The post What to Expect from Your Architect: Designing Your Home appeared first on Studio MM Architect [more...]
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They Grow Up So Very Fast - Happy Birthday Katie
My daughter Katelyn "Katie" turns 13 years old, and becomes an official teenager tomorrow which is technically now in Australia which is now 12:00AM August 1st, 2014 in Perth. She has always been my princess and it is both an honor and pleasure to watch her grow from a baby to the beautiful smart young lady she is today and for her to call me dad. Reaching 13 is another big milestone in life and makes me realize how fast [more...]
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EA040: My 4 Simple Steps to Getting Things Done [Podcast]
A little past 6AM, tunes from the local radio station wake me from a very deep slumber. Typically, I will set the alarm to 6:14, so I hear music rather than the daily bad news report. I am very serious about my full media blackout. I certainly dont spend enough time sleeping and for the [… [more...]
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The Metrics You Need to Keep Your Contract Manufacturer On Track
For many entrepreneurs, manufacturing in high volume is a new journey. In turn, how do you know if your contract manufacturer (CM) is performing up to snuff with no basis for comparison? There are many things you could track but some key supplier metrics to watch over time could be: Key subassembly test yield(s) Final functional test yield Final inspection data/trends Ongoing life test results On-time shipment record Watch for trends, but also watch for st [more...]
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New Book Illustrates That BIM is for Practices of All Sizes
Computers Unlimited, the Vectorworks software distributor in the United Kingdom, recently sponsored the publication of a new book that dispels the misconception that BIM is appropriate only for larger practices. Written by architect and author Robert Klaschka, BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies features 10 BIM projects designed by small architectural firms. One of those [more...]
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Resurfacing a ZBrush Concept Car Model
In this tutorial Aaron Walker from carstylus explains how to export a ZBrush car 3D model to Maya, retopologize it and finalize it in Autodesk Alias [more...]
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 1 Now Available!
In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 1, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by Autodesk's internal testing team and by customers using the Customer [more...]
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PTC Kicks Up IoT Focus With Axeda Acquisition
PTC's intent to steer a course toward the Internet of Things (IoT) is no secret, especially for those of us attending the recent PTC Live 2014 event in Boston this June. Now with the proposed acquisition of Axeda Corp. made public this month, it appears PTC is about to go at the IoT full throttle [more...]
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On the road again
A visit to company in Great Malvern to shows how this British manufacturer is marrying traditional craftsmanship with cutting edge technology to create unique cars including the new three-wheeler Bombing along the country lanes in a Morgan three-wheeler with the air whipping round your face, the rumbling of the engine and the beautiful views of the Malvern Hills in the distance is an experience I wont forget for a long time. The Morgan three-wheeler [more...]
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Autodesk Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 1
Autodesk has released Service Pack 1 for Civil 3D 2015 . Be sure to read the download page and the readme file (English only). This service pack contains the fixes included in Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 Service Pack 1 and Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2015 Service Pack 1. This service pack includes the Autodesk AutoCAD Security Hotfix. Tags:  Service Pack Civil 3D Civil 3D 201 [more...]
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Massive Machines: Vuylsteke Construction
Vuylsteke Construction is a Belgian company that focuses on metal worksaluminum, stainless steel, and steel. Since the company launched in 2000, its constructed cranes, hoppers, generator chasses, and many, many other products. It also offers maintenance and repair services for companies struggling with a shortage of good technicians and machines that have fallen into disrepair. [… [more...]
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iLogic Assemblies - It's wise to normalise!
In this video tip, Gavin shows us why it's important to "normalise" your iLogic assemblies before using the "Place iLogic Component" tool in Inventor [more...]
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i don't know what that means
As usual, my mind associates day to day experiences with my world as an architect. I really don't plan these things. Yet, even a trip to the phone store at the mall can remind me of analogous aspects of the profession. Call it a gift. Earlier this week my family decided to change mobile phone [… [more...]
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Cimatron's Second Quarter 2014 Results Release Scheduled for August 13th, 2014 Before US Markets Open
GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, July 31, 2014 Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of [more...]
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Saving Lives Against All Odds with SOLIDWORKS: The story of WestWind Technologies, Inc.
Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but of all the uncertainties, Mother Nature is perhaps the most uncertain and unforgiving. Its hard to turn on the … Continued Author information Asya Bashina Subscription Services Marketing Specialist at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Subscription Services Marketing Specialist. Brand Marketing pro and travel enthusiast with a sense of humor. Twitter LinkedI [more...]
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View and Data API Presentation Material
I presented the Autodesk View and Data API at the Basel.js meetup yesterday evening. Now I would like to share the material that I showed with you as well: Appetiser demos Introduction Slide deck and notes Curl shell scripts for [more...]
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3D Systems Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2014 Financial Results
3D Systems Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2014 Financial Results Expanding installed base and increased utilization fueled materials revenue growth of 30% Higher demand for design and manufacturing printers drove a 126% unit sales increase for the category Increased revenue guidance on strong business fundamentals and recent announcements Improving enterprise-wide synergies delivered $19 million [more...]
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Lean Construction Case Study: UCSF Cardiovascular Building Team Implements "Value Stream Mapping"
McGraw Hill Construction, the Lean Construction Institute, and Dassault Systmes teamed up to produce an in-depth report on Lean Construction. Below is a case study from that report on Value Stream Mapping, implemented on the Cardiovascular Research Building project at the University of California in San Francisco. Achieving Savings Through Value Stream Mapping Rosendin Electric was challenged by [more...]
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Project Sundance extended to October 15, 2014 on Autodesk Labs
source: movieclips,com When I was only 9 years old, I saw the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with my parents. In one scene when the main characters jumped off a cliff into a river far below, they both [more...]
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Design News: Early Concepting: The Design Before the Design
"Thanks to ever-emerging technology, the design process is changing. New technology tools such as 3D printing are helping brands explore product design strategies before the design process officially begins. In early concepting, teams that may include marketing, finance, and design consultants are giving input to the design team." "Early concepting used to be done with [… [more...]
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CAD Links Worth Your Time [July 2014]
Keep your 3D skills sharp with do-it-yourself CAD education using the links below. SketchUp   SketchUp is a powerful tool but limited export options can cause a hiccup in your workflow when placing SketchUp files into other 3D software programs. In this tutorial , youll learn how to import SketchUp models into Blender (though the process is applicable across all 3D software programs that support specific mesh formats).   Tips for Getting Great [more...]
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Intosite: A Best Practice for Manufacturing Collaboration
In the complex business of manufacturing, finding the right information to get a job done and sharing best practices between production facilities are big issues. Siemens IntositeTM and its complementary Intosite mobile application for the iPad (immediately available on the Apple App Store) are designed to solve these challenges and improve the way manufacturing engineers [… [more...]
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It's different for girls
Statistics presented at the National Women in Engineering Day Conference raised some alarming questions, and some inspiring answers On 23 June I attended an engineering conference in London where 96 per cent of the delegates were female. Having been a journalist in this industry for 12 years, Im used to seeing a sea of suits (the trouser variety) at engineering events and never having to queue for the loo during coffee breaks.    The event was the inaugu [more...]
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SIG: Chaos Group News for SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver
Chaos Group to host Two "V-Ray Days" at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Augus [more...]
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SIG: In Brief: Maxon news at SIGGRAPH 2014
We have some details on Maxon's participation at SIGGRAPH 2014 this yea [more...]
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Survey Nails
One of the problems I so often get when teaching surveying is the use of survey points, most of the time on green field sites anyway, timber 50mm square pegs are sufficient, but so often hard surfaces and the like prevent them being used, so I turn to surveyor nails with a large plastic or […] The post Survey Nails appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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My Office Make My Face Hurt
Architects offices are supposed to look cool, they are supposed to create and reflect the creative environment that awaits all who enter ... they are NOT supposed to look like the community space in a retirement home [more...]
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Delcam updates DentMILL for Roland dental milling software
Delcam has released a new version of its DentMILL for Roland dental milling software tailored specifically for the production of crowns and bridges in zirconia, wax and PMMA on the Roland DXW-50 desktop machining system [more...]
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STEM Tutorial: Junior Solar Car
A new SolidWorks STEM tutorial for the Junior Solar Sprint car has been developed by teacher Pat Haley, Cuda Country. Partners Technology Student Association (TSA) and Army Education Outreach Program … Continued Author information Marie Planchard Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Community, SolidWorks. She is responsible for global d [more...]
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3D Systems to Acquire Simbionix, the Global Leader in 3D Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation and Training
3D Systems to Acquire Simbionix, the Global Leader in 3D Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation and Training Combination expands 3DS Healthcare reach from the training room to the operating room Synergistic technologies accelerate the creation of end-to-end platform for 3D simulation, training, virtual surgical planning, guiding and delivery of 3D printed procedures and devices Complementary global sales cha [more...]
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Please Vote to Support Virunga's Impact Challenge
My good friend and respected paleontologist Dr. Louise Leakey tells me we are in the final hours to vote to support Virunga's Google Impact Challenge! Help Virunga Foundation win 500,000 and Google's support to protect wildlife and communities. It only takes a couple seconds to vote, and you can make a real difference in the world, and to the last remaining mountain gorillas and other endangered wildlife.This can be your good deed for the day, and feel rea [more...]
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3DVision Technologies Open House
3D Printing Open House Hosted by 3DVision Technologies Thursday, August 14th 10:00am-2:00pm Come and see the Stratasys line of Fortus and Objet printers and learn more about 3D printing and how it can save you time and money. Join us for a casual and informative Open House to learn about the latest advances in 3D printing […] The post 3DVision Technologies Open House appeared first on 3DVision Blog [more...]
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Animation Magazine Reviews Stoke MX 2 and Deadline 6.x
In its July 2014 issue, Animation Magazine reviews Thinkbox Software's Stoke MX 2.0 . The reviewer, Todd Sheridan Perry, has many positive thoughts on the product in particular and the Thinkbox arsenal in general. His conclusion? "It took me a while to wrap my head around what Stoke is doing, but now that I'm down that rabbit hole, I may never create a simple particle system again."    In its previous (June 2014) issue, Animation [more...]
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GigTank Demo Day 2014 - An Insider Perspective
GigTank Demo Day 2014 - An Insider Perspective Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:54 by Hugh Evans, VP, Corporate Development & Ventures Yesterday I spent the day in Chattanooga, TN, at GigTank. Under the capable leadership of Mike Bradshaw, GigTank has created the very first 3D printing (3DP) accelerator in the US. Ten 3DP start-ups from across the country have spent the past two months here working with mentors, collaborating and probl [more...]
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The Beach Ball Icons in SOLIDWORKS
Marketing suggested that this months blog topic be related to summer in some fashion. Im going to talk about the beach ball icons that pop up when you select a face on a SOLIDWORKS model.           Related Stories Tips for Submitting an Enhancement Request Where Did My SOLIDWORKS Error Messages Go? SOLIDWORKS: What Makes a Golf Ball? [more...]
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A Guide to Placing Graphics in InDesign
If you're new to InDesign, our Adobe InDesign training course, taught by industry expert Jeff Witchel, is a great learning tool to teach you the basics of the program. In this post, we'll take you through the process of placing graphics in an InDesign document. The most common way to place is an image is [… [more...]
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Free Manager's Kit: Flexible Modeling in 30 Minutes
As an Engineering Manager in the business of product development, everyone relies on you to meet project schedules, cut costs, get to market first, and make remarkable products. But without effective development processes, that's nearly impossible.   Flexible Modeling can help. Add this technology to your PTC CAD software, and your team can better meet [… [more...]
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The G.R.E.A.T. 3D Academy Delivers on the 3D Promise
The G.R.E.A.T. 3D Academy Delivers on the 3D Promise Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 13:39 Every summer for the past five years, the North Carolina-based Richmond County School District has been hosting 3D summer camps aimed at encouraging students to try, experiment and achieve in 3D and software coding. Led by educators Jeff Epps and Chad Osborne, the 3D Academy has consistently proved cynics wrong by showing that students 5 th grade and younger [more...]
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Quadcopter Project Brings SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual to the Skies
At the recent SIMULIA Community Conference in Providence, RI, we shared how we transformed a design process with the Dassault Systmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and the power of simulation to solve … Continued Author information Nicolas Tillet SIMULIA User Experience Manage [more...]
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Door Template Wall Types
Prior to Revit 2015 the stock door template had one wall type called Wall 1. Many users create additional wall types to make it easier to test our work for problems that can arise with different wall types (those with a different thickness), prior to loading into a project to test further. A very subtle change with 2015 is that the stock door template now has three types: Generic - 6", Generic - 8" and Generic - 12". The metric door template has Generic - [more...]
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Joy Ride: NVIDIA Interns Build Bikes for Low-Income Kids
Smartphones. Remote controlled cars. Digital music players. Every kid loves electronics. Ask kids what they want most, however, and the answer is almost always the same. They want bicycles, Robyn Bartkowski, a program manager with TurningWheels For Kids, a non-profit that distributes bikes to low-income kids in the San Francisco Bay Area, told a group… Read Mor [more...]
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How is Social Media Strategy like a Sandwich Shop?
How is Social Media Strategy like a Sandwich Shop? Thats what I talked about in Chicago at the American Institute of Architects National Convention. You Have To Have A Hook When Sybil Walker-Barnes from AIA National asked me to give a presentation in the Town Hall at the Convention she warned me that there would… Read More » The post How is Social Media Strategy like a Sandwich Shop? appeared first on Architect of the Internet | Social Media Uniquel [more...]
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Too little too late: maintaining the value of geographic information
Sanjay Kumar of Geospatial Media in a recent blog highlights a problem that has been in many sectors a festering sore for years, maintaining geographic data. Sanjay was visiting the newly-built headquarters of a large company (I assume Trimble) in [more...]
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Nemetschek Vectorworks Honors America's Veterans, Wins Community Stewardship Award
For the fifth year in a row, Nemetschek Vectorworks employees and their families gathered at Virginias Arlington National Cemetery to participate in PLANETs annual Renewal and Remembrance beautification project on July 28. Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for landscape and lawn care industry professionals, considers this event the largest green industry day [more...]
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Michigan Solar Car team wins eighth national championship
This is the eighth time that the University of Michigan has won the American Solar Challenge. The team uses Siemens PLM Software to design, analyze and build their solar vehicles [more...]
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Maker Galaxy E28: The Future of Wearables (Jordan Edelson)
Were always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where sleep management systems can learn when to wake us at... The post Maker Galaxy E28: The Future of Wearables (Jordan Edelson) appeared first on SolidSmack.com [more...]
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Should You Hire New CAD Help? Nope.
Business is good and you're anticipating a big new project. The development team seems stretched, and you think it might be time to add headcount. But as a manager, you know that finding the funds and approval for a new employee is rarely easy. And nobody wants to hire someone today, only to have to lay him or her off 6 months from now when the current projects wrap up. One alternative would be to look closely at how efficiently your current team operates [more...]
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Wordless Wednesday
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Weekly App Smack 09: Asana Mobile, The Design Museum, Notepad+, Google Wallet and More…
Well, time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows. The Weekly App Smack is the best of... The post Weekly App Smack 09: Asana Mobile, The Design Museum, Notepad+, Google Wallet and More… appeared first on SolidSmack.com [more...]
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Swapping Drawings in Toon Boom Harmony 11
Watch the video to see how to swap drawings in Harmony 11 and how this has improved over earlier versions of Harmony. The video shows you the following: Swapping drawings in previous versions; Creating new drawings; Filling empty cells; What is a Key Exposure?; Adding a Key Exposure; Swapping drawings; Marking drawings; Swapping drawings on cut-out characters.  Filed under: 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Animation, animation [more...]
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Stratasys and Automation Alley Joining FISHER UNITECH to Deliver Update on 3D Printing
FISHER UNITECH, a top reseller of SOLIDWORKS 3D design software and Stratasys 3D Printers, will host a technical counsel on the advancement of 3D printing on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM at... Do you want to know how to create sections in 3D? How about forgotten sketch techniques? Visit my Blog and learn these and more valuable SolidWorks Tech Tips [more...]
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PTC Creo 3.0 Top Enhancement: Google Searchable Help
The recently unveiled PTC Creo ensures that new users are able to learn quickly, and experienced users are able to achieve higher levels of productivity. When starting the software, users will now see a dedicated window displaying whats new in the release. New getting started tutorials and guides have also been added, allowing new users [… [more...]
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TECHNOLOGY: Fung Capital helps PLM firm expand into Asia
Fung Capital is investing in US-based Centric Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to the apparel industry, helping the US company's expansion into Asia [more...]
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Jul 29, 14
Five Reasons to Upgrade Your CAD Software
Do you upgrade your CAD software every year? Here are five reasons why Brian Benton thinks you should.             Related Stories Is AutoCAD Still Relevant? Will Autodesk Inventor's new Freeform Modeling Tools Change the Way You Design Forever? Specials and New Releases - July 14, 2014 [more...]
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Jul 29, 14
Surfcam Appoints FS Soluções Tecnológicas Ltda. ME As Brazilian Reseller
Surfcam Appoints FS Soluções Tecnológicas Ltda. ME As Brazilian Reseller We are pleased to welcome FS Soluções Tecnológicas into the growing worldwide SURFCAM Reseller network, say Surfcam General Manager Peter Marton. As a complete solutions provider, relationships with CNC machine tool distributors and a diverse customer base ranging from job shops [more...]
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Jul 29, 14
How to Make Better Screencast Videos - Part 4: Audio Editing
In this post, we're looking at basic audio editing techniques that can drastically improve your screencast recordings. From removing background noise to editing out slip-ups and mistakes, there are many easy fixes you can make to bring your videos up to a professional level. This is Part 4 of our Screencasting tips series. You can [… [more...]
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Jul 29, 14
SolidWorks Simulation Workshop - How to Earn your Simulation Degree in 90 minutes or Less
In this new SolidWorks Workshop, How to Earn your Simulation Degree in 90 minutes or Less, Certified SolidWorks Expert Stephen Petrock teaches the concepts and procedure for using SolidWorks Simulation. Stephen is an Elite Applications Engineer and Technical Content Manager working with Modern Tech's Fort Lauderdale office. He is an accomplished […] The post SolidWorks Simulation Workshop - How to Earn your Simulation Degree in 90 minutes or Less appea [more...]
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