18 January 2024

What a great start

We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of our new customers that placed orders with us during our first year of business. As a new company, starting a business in a mature market place can be a daunting experience - but we are fortunate to have many years of understanding what SOLIDWORKS customers really need. We are grateful for the trust you have put in us as a key supplier. You've told us that dealing with ourselves is refreshingly simple and very different to what you have been used to, that our Prices being clearly shown on our website has saved you a lot of time and that the flexibility of our product offerings is not something you have seen before - hurrah!

19 December 2023

SOLIDWORKS Certification – What’s Covered & How Do You Take Them?

Certification Blog Part 2. In this second part, we look at what's covered and how to take the SOLIDWORKS Certification exams. In Part 1 we looked at the benefits of the Certification program for employers and employees. SOLIDWORKS Certification Program - Outline Following on from our blog looking into the benefits of certification, here we’ll be looking in more detail at what’s covered and at how you actually take the exams.

15 December 2023

The Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Certification

Certification Blog Part 1. In this first blog of our 2 part blog series we look at the benefits of SOLIDWORKS Certification. In Part 2 we look at what's covered and how to take the exams. SOLIDWORKS - Why get certified? In today's competitive marketplace, staying ahead of the competition and improving skill levels is crucial for both employers and employees. A good way of achieving this is with SOLIDWORKS Certification.

12 December 2023

SOLIDWORKS Hardware Recommendations

Of all the questions we get asked regarding SOLIDWORKS, Hardware is always right up there as one of the most hotly discussed topics. Here, we will take a look at the specs for Workstations that will run SOLIDWORKS correctly and make sure that you are working optimally.

5 December 2023

SOLIDWORKS and AI

There’s no doubt that AI is currently causing quite the stir in the media and is the most hotly discussed topic in technology today. In this blog, we’ll be exploring how it can be used to improve design and, more specifically, how SOLDWORKS are integrating the technology to help make life easier.

28 November 2023

Adding Users to a company’s 3DEXPERIENCE Account

From 2023, all information and applications that were previously controlled through the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal, have now switch to the 3DEXPERIENCE Customer Portal. In order for a SOLIDWORKS user to access the subscription benefits of their company, they will need to be added as a user by the company’s SOLIDWORKS Administrator.

21 November 2023

How to Borrow a Network License

Network licenses offer fantastic flexibility for companies needing to share licenses between multiple users and machines, managing the distribution of licenses from your company server. But what if you’re working away from the server? How can you still use SOLIDWORKS? The ability to “Borrow” a license from the server for up-to 30 days is your solution.

14 November 2023

How to activate SOLIDWORKS Xpress Products

All SOLIDWORKS CAD licenses come with some fantastic lightweight Simulation tools called SimulationXpress and FloXpress. These are cut down version of the bigger packages. While included with every desktop CAD License, they need to be activated before they’ll be accessible.

7 November 2023

How to Transfer a SOLIDWORKS License 

Many of our customers want to move licences between machines.  This can be done by following our brief guide below. If you wish to transfer a SOLIDWORKS license from one machine to another, there is a quick and easy process to do this as long as you’re connected to the internet. 

31 October 2023

How to create your 3DEXPERIENCE ID

From 2023, all information and applications that were previously controlled through the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal, have now been switched to the 3DEXPERIENCE Customer Portal. Each user will need to create a 3DEXPERIENCE ID to access the subscription benefits tied to their company. These benefits include access to the download centre where you can get of the latest releases and service packs, access to over 30 hours of online training, access to the Knowledge Base, the SOLIDWORKS forums, and access to your 2 free certification exams included within your subscription benefits.

11 October 2023

Adding a new License(s) to your SOLIDWORKS SNL

In 2023, SOLIDWORKS changed the process of adding an extra license(s) to your existing SOLIDWORKS Network Licence set up. If your company has purchased an additional license(s) for its Network set up, you will first need to add them to your Network Manager and refresh the service before they become accessible on your client machines.

6 October 2023

SOLIDWORKS Consultancy Services

Sometimes, you need someone to lean on for SOLIDWORKS advice that goes beyond that of normal tech support. You know what you want to do but you’re not sure how to do it. You might need a bespoke training course, some help with a simulation project or assistance with PDM Workflow changes. We offer consultancy days for just such requirements.