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AEC Autodesk

Struggling to Switch to Revit? Here’s What You Need to Know

Whether you're an architect, engineer, or general contractor, odds are, you've taken advantage of the 2D capabilities of the tried-and-true AutoCAD. But have you ever thought about making the switch to Autodesk Revit? It seems that in the architectural industry,...
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Thought Leadership

Top 9 Trends Affecting your AEC Firm in 2022

The past few years have brought enormous change to virtually every market across the globe. In addition, the pandemic has accelerated specific macro changes to our markets that would have previously taken more than a decade to see. These changes...
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AEC Autodesk

Autodesk Inventor: What Is It Used For?

There is an incredible amount of CAD software solutions on the market today. Each solution has some great strengths, and most of them are already well-known and established. Today, we will dive into one of the world's more popular 3D...
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Manufacturing SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Price Increase & Business Model Transition

At TPM, we work with thousands of customers and manage more than tens of thousands of software licenses. Throughout our nearly 50 year history, we have had significant experience and exposure to various business models with our technology partners. We...
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Manufacturing SOLIDWORKS xShape

Pushing and Pulling Shapes in xShape

What Is xShape? xShape is an exciting cloud-based subdivision modeling tool that runs on a browser on the 3DExperience Platform. xShape allows users to generate freeform shapes in 3D using a workflow that feels more like sculpting than CAD modeling....
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Manufacturing SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS PDM

What’s New for SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022?

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2022 brings significant new capabilities for users and administrators alike with its 2022 improvements. PDM includes advantageous features that manufacturing organizations leverage to manage their data. This fact remains true even before the updates included with the SOLIDWORKS...
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AEC Autodesk

15+ Top Construction Trends for 2022

The resilience required to tackle the challenges of 2021 has become a solid foundation for building in 2022. So how do we turn lessons learned into something that makes us smarter, more strategic builders? With some economists calling 2022 the...
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AEC Autodesk

How Autodesk Build Connects Construction Teams

Traditionally, project management has been complex, particularly in the construction industry. One of the biggest challenges construction professionals faced was the lack of communication from the office to the field. As new technology advancements come to life, communication issues become...
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Manufacturing SOLIDWORKS

Comparing SOLIDWORKS Standard vs Professional

  As you may know, SOLIDWORKS comes with various packages from which to choose. Generally, these packages feature multiple levels of software to benefit your product development. The most popular of the SOLIDWORKS packages are Standard and Professional. We will...
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Press Release

TPM Announces Opening of Expanded 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Lab in Charlotte, NC

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 3, 2021 -- TPM, Inc., a leading technology solutions provider focused on Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing, today announced the grand opening of their renovated and expanded 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Lab in Charlotte, NC.  TPM, Inc.'s 3D Printing...
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3D Printing HP 3D

Understanding HP 3D’s Software Solutions

If you've ever tried to assemble furniture without instructions, then you know it can be more complicated than it looks. When parts come in a box, but the final product is dimensional, understanding how pieces connect often requires mental processing....
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3D Printing HP 3D

Top 6 Manufacturing Problems Solved by HP 3D Printing

Technology is applying scientific knowledge to solve problems. There may be no better example than additive manufacturing and its impact on manufacturing. While there are myriad issues within the manufacturing sector that cannot be solved through technological means, the spectrum...
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3D Printing HP 3D

HP 3D Applications From the Factory Floor and Beyond

One of the most exhilarating parts of watching emerging technologies is watching how the technology itself evolves, but also the way it pushes the industries it supports or impacts to evolve as well. 3D printing is no different. What makes...
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3D Printing Markforged

Top Applications for 3D Metal Printing with Markforged

The introduction of 3D printing to the manufacturing landscape was revolutionary. When it first appeared on the scene, its applications were limited. The technology was restricted by the hardware, skilled workers, size, speed, cost of production, in addition to other...
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3D Printing Markforged

Markforged Materials: Selecting the Best Materials for Manufacturing

The 3D printing world was, for some time, marked by its use of thermoplastics for parts production. While thermoplastics have material characteristics that made them valuable in their own right, for the technology to really grow and expand it was...
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Manufacturing SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM: Search & Ye Shall Find

Old habits die hard, they say. Nothing rings truer than this phrase when it comes to developing a process of storing manufacturing documents and files. In 2006, SOLIDWORKS launched PDMWorks Enterprise, later going through various renames before landing on the...
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3D Printing Markforged

Markforged 3D Printers: Models That Can Change Your Manufacturing

Once it became clear that 3D printing was going to change the face of manufacturing, a race was on to develop the most reliable and versatile printers to a market clamoring for cost-effective ways to harness the tech. In addition...
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3D Printing Markforged

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Markforged 3D Printers

In an industry that heralds innovations and new products as groundbreaking and revolutionary, it becomes hard to discern what products, services, materials, and applications really fit that bill. However, one thing has remained constant in the 3D printing industry and...
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3D Printing HP 3D

Choosing the Best Material for Your HP 3D Printer

While 3D printers may seem like complicated machines, understanding the 3D printing process and the options out there can help simplify it. While we tend to thrust 3D printing under one umbrella that fails to capture the variety of printers,...
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3D Printing HP 3D

HP 3D and Multi Jet Fusion Technology

By the 1990s, it was clear that 3D printing technology would evolve rapidly. As the market finds more uses for the process, as more materials become feasible, and as the process itself begins to respond and drive development itself, there's...
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