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Why the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer Gives You the Online CAD You've Been Looking For

Why the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer Gives You the Online CAD You've Been Looking For

The pandemic has forced companies to look at more flexible software and licensing offerings to help enable their teams on executing their goals. At the same time, many are trying to reduce overhead costs. Collaboration, not just across teams and departments, but also across physical regions, has become a necessity in today’s workforce. Labor costs are rising, and IT overhead can become a challenge for all companies. 

January 18, 2022
SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Is Retiring: Here's What You Need to Know

SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Is Retiring: Here's What You Need to Know

Users may notice a change in licensing behavior when they install SOLIDWORKS 2022. As announced last year, SOLIDWORKS online licensing is being retired for all installation of SOLIDWORKS 2022, and for all other versions of SOLIDWORKS on 2/12/2022.

January 14, 2022
What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: eDrawings Enhancements

What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: eDrawings Enhancements

If you use eDrawings, there have been some exciting enhancements with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022. Now, there are options when it comes to saving custom properties of a SOLIDWORKS file, as well as some noteworthy user interface improvements.

January 4, 2022
How to Determine ROI With 3D Printing Equipment

How to Determine ROI With 3D Printing Equipment

I work with companies of all sizes to justify the purchase of additive equipment in price ranges from $3K to over $500K. What we have found at Hawk Ridge Systems is that the key to bringing in a new piece of equipment is creating a rock-solid justification for the purchase. At the end of the day, key decision-makers in an organization need to see the value in bringing additive technology in-house. They need to understand the return on investment (ROI). In this post we will review how to do just that by providing a blueprint for creating a strong justification.
December 30, 2021
SOLIDWORKS 2022 Upgrade: What You Need to Know

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Upgrade: What You Need to Know

We’re really excited about some of the new developments within SOLIDWORKS 2022, as well as the performance enhancements that have been added to the latest release of the software. Explore some of the frequently asked questions surrounding the release!

December 29, 2021