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12-02-2022
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How to Change Units in SOLIDWORKS

Changing the units in SOLIDWORKS is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this blog, we will show you how to change the units in your SOLIDWORKS software so that you can create designs in the metric system or any other system you prefer! What are the different types of unit conversions, and how do they work? Unit conversions are just a fancy way of saying that you are changing the measurement system of your design. This can be helpful when you want to work in a different unit system than the default settings […]
10-13-2022
Choosing Licensing Types in SOLIDWORKS PDM

How-to: Setting the License Type in SOLIDWORKS PDM 

What is SOLIDWORKS PDM? SOLIDWORKS PDM helps improve the quality of products by managing data files and documentation. PDM helps teams store and index design data, track versions, and collaborate on designs remotely. The software comes in three packages: SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, and Manage, each of which provides various capabilities. What Are License Types in SOLIDWORKS PDM? Licensing for SOLIDWORKS PDM software is based on floating client licenses. SolidNetWork License Server manages a pool of licenses automatically applied to your system when you log in to a vault. The license is returned to the pool when you log out or exit SOLIDWORKS […]
03-14-2022

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 have helped thousands of organizations navigate the appropriate business model. One of our key partnerships is with Dassault Systemes, owner of SOLIDWORKS, and they are beginning a business transformation strategy to move to a complete subscription model.  For those new to the software space, Subscription or Software as a Service is a consumption model where you rent your software instead […]
02-15-2022
Rotating a chair built in 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. After creating a model in xShape, users can import the model into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and add additional prismatic features to complete the design. This SOLIDWORKS to xShape connection is ideal for creating manufacturing-ready or 3D printing-ready models. Additionally, the relationship between the two modeling apps allows users to change the organic model within the xShape app and then reload […]