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Easily Track Markforged 3D Printer Statistics With the Eiger Dashboard

Easily Track Markforged 3D Printer Statistics With the Eiger Dashboard

With their focus on accessibility, Markforged makes it easy for individuals to quickly get up and running with both their printers and software such as Blacksmith. Since any user can quickly start printing on a Markforged system, it could potentially be easy to lose track of administrative items such as user metrics and printer material usage across multiple machines.

January 19, 2022
What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: Linear Sketch Pattern Enhancements

What’s New SOLIDWORKS 2022: Linear Sketch Pattern Enhancements

If you are using linear patterns in your sketches, I’ve got some exciting news for you! There have been some great enhancements with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2022. Now, you can use a line as a direction reference (previously it would become part of the patterned entities). Also, you can pattern and copy text in linear patterns.

January 19, 2022
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