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Introducing Let’s Chat About – Brand New Weekly Technical Discussion Sessions

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We are excited to launch Let’s Chat About. These brand-new technical discussion sessions will help you learn more about DriveWorks, improve your technical knowledge and get the most from the software. In each session, members of the DriveWorks team will discuss a specific topic, encouraging you to ask questions and share your own knowledge with others in the DriveWorks Community. Learn more and sign up for upcoming sessions.

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DriveWorks Drivers September 9th Meeting Agenda

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DriveWorks Drivers aims toconnect DriveWorks Usersfrom around the world, invite guest speakers toshare experiencesandencourage questionsand dialogue about the technology. Sharing technical know-how and practical experience informally with each other is something we know many people using DriveWorks like to do. We will be hosting the next meetings on Thursday, 9th September at 3pm and 9pm (BST) so feel free to join us at whichever time suits you best! Here’s what you can expect from the next meeting.

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Catching Up With Our Community Round Up

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We have been busy catching up with lots of different people from all corners of the SOLIDWORKS Community over the past few months. Its been great to learn more about the different career paths that have led members of the community to being such a key part of the network. Catch up on any blogs you may have missed.

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SLUGME 6 Years Later and Still Going Strong

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On Saturday, August 21st at 6pm Paris, France local time, (just after the green flag waved starting the 24-hour Le Mans) this years SLUGME started! This was the 6th iteration of the SOLIDWORKS Largest User Group Meeting Ever but instead of the largest event, this time it was the SOLIDWORKS Longest User Group Meeting Ever.

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Catching Up With: Kirby Downey and Jonny Harrison

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We had a chance to sit down and have a catch up with Kirby Downey and Jonny Harrison to talk about The CORE Podcast, Hallway Hangouts and eating really spicy chicken wings whilst CAD modelling! Look out for Part 2 coming soon where we will be chatting about the Magic Wheelchair and the upcoming SWUG events Kirby and Jonny will be hosting.

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CPQ: Configure, Design and Sell Custom Products in Record Time

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The ability to configure, price, and quote easily is a real competitive advantage for SME and multinational manufacturing companies. This applies to all industry sectors and is a great way to cost-effectively deliver configurable products. DriveWorks goes further than traditional CPQ solutions. DriveWorks software is proven and extends the power of a CPQ solution, with industry-leading automation features.

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Just Released: DriveWorks 19 SP1

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DriveWorks 19.1 is now available to download from the DriveWorks Community. This latest release delivers brand new features and enhancements added to scalability, usability & UX, DriveWorks 3D and Design Automation & PDM. Download DriveWorks 19.1 now to take advantage of the latest updates.

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Creating a 3D Printed Phone Holder Configurator

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Every year we take on placement students across many of our team and this past year has been no different. During Sophie’s placement, we tasked her with developing a Phone Holder Configurator. The goal of the project was to create a new Example Configurator for DriveWorksLive.com demonstrating how DriveWorks can be used to generate 3D printing manufacturing data for highly customizable consumer products.

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Front End Web Developer Job – Warrington

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Were looking for a bright, motivated, hard-working front-end web developer to join our marketing team. You will work closely with UX/designers to maintain and enhance the company websites. You will be involved in the full website lifecycle from brainstorming, requirements gathering, managing projects, website architecture, coding, testing, documentation, and ongoing maintenance. Find out more about the role and apply to join our team – we look forward to hearing from you!

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Solid Solutions Training at DriveWorks HQ

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This week were joined by the team from SolidSolution for on-site technical training with our technical experts,Tom and Will. Solid Solutions are the UKs largest SOLIDWORKS reseller and have office locations all around the country. They have a strong technical team with over 30 Elite Applications Engineers. Its great welcome visitors back at DriveWorks HQ making use of our training room!

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Try the DriveWorks Solo 30 Day Free Trial

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Design automation is enabling businesses to turn around proposals quickly, design and manufacture efficiently and deliver on promises consistently, all whilst maintaining a healthy profit. By automating time-sensitive and often repetitive activities, businesses can focus on innovation and adding value to their products, improving throughput and quality to meet customers requirements. Download DriveWorks Solo free for 30 days and see what you can achieve with design automation.

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Registration Now Open for DriveWorks Drivers September Meeting

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Join us for the next DriveWorks Drivers virtual networking meeting on Thursday 9th September, held at two different times to suit most time zones 3:00pm (BST) and 9:00pm (BST). DriveWorks Drivers is an opportunity for DriveWorks users from around the world to connect, share ideas and talk DriveWorks. Register now to join us!

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Catching Up With: Nick Sweeney, PLM Applications Engineer at InFlow: Part 2

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Recently, we had a chance to sit down and have a catch up with Nick Sweeney. Nick is a PLM Applications Engineer at InFlow Technology. In addition to this, Nick was also on placement with DriveWorks in the UK whilst completing his university studies. It was great to have someone like Nick share his story of his at The Ohio State University, his current role at Inflow Technology and of course, hearing his fond memories of working at DriveWorks! In this second part, we speak about the importance of certifications, attending virtual networking events and more about his time at DriveWorks.

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Get a DriveWorks Certification

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Add to your DriveWorks knowledge and get Certified. Our Certifications, created by our DriveWorks Technical Experts, test your capability and understanding of the training. They are a great way to demonstrate your DriveWorks knowledge and skills. Expand your knowledge, benchmark skills and achieve more with DriveWorks Certifications. DriveWorks certifications are free and available online.

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Phoenix Mecano Improve Customer Satisfaction with DriveWorks

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Using DriveWorks, Phoenix Mecano India has developed a CPQ solution for their product line of Ex enclosures that are used in explosive atmospheres. The design of these products differs depending on their specification, with every product undergoing customer-specific customization when it comes to machining and population of components. We recently caught up with Prashant Malavankar, Engineering Head at Phoenix Mecano India Pvt Ltd, to find out how DriveWorks has improved their design process.

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