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Learn the essentials for getting started with 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services with TriMech’s Starter Guides:

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    How to Activate the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

    Learn how to activate the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services in this short tutorial.

    3DEXPERIENCE attributes map to SOLIDWORKS properties

    How to link 3DEXPERIENCE Attributes to SOLIDWORKS Properties

    It is useful to map SOLIDWORKS properties to their related 3DEXPERIENCE attributes, this will mean you only need to input information in one place, saving time and avoiding the risk of information going out of sync. In this starter guide we’ll show you how.

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    Using Share and Markup in SOLIDWORKS

    The new Share and Markup functionality included with SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services makes it easy to share SOLIDWORKS files between users on the platform and in SOLIDWORKS.

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    How to Enable Share and Markup for SOLIDWORKS

    In this guide we will show you how to enable share and markup functionality included in the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services, to do this there are a couple of settings your Platform Administrator will need to turn on.

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    How to Assign Roles and Add Users to 3DEXPERIENCE

    In this Starter Guide learn how to invite members to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and assign roles

    3DEXPERIENCE Tutorial Webinars

    SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Tutorial Webinars

    Free for customers to attend our optimization webinars will guide you through best practice setup advice for managing SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE.

    Getting Started 3DEXPERIENCE

    Learn 3DEXPERIENCE – Getting Started

    Looking to learn 3DEXPERIENCE? Read our guides and watch video tutorials to get the best start with 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS.

    Whether you’re a solo designer or part of a larger team, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers many benefits that you can start taking advantage of today.

    3DSearch & 3DPlay on the 3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Spaces

    How to Organise your Files with 3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Spaces

    3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Spaces are cloud storage destinations similar to network drives. Learn how they work in this starter guide.

    Managing revisions on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

    How to Manage Revisions in 3DEXPERIENCE

    In this video, we look at how revisions are enabled, and configured within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, as well as how we revise our files within SOLIDWORKS. Revisions in 3DEXPERIENCE help us to track design changes, and store the history and evolution of our products. While revising files can be driven by change actions, which introduce…

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    How to Lock Files on 3DEXPERIENCE

    Locking & Unlocking with the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform In this blog we will cover how to lock files on 3DEXPERIENCE. Locking and unlocking files in a collaborative environment is how we indicate that a file is being worked on then indicate that those changes are complete. A locked file can only be updated by the user…

    Bookmarks on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

    How to Save Files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

    Save files locally When using SOLIDWORKS there are two main ways to save files, ‘Save to 3DEXPERIENCE’ will save files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and ‘Save to This PC’ will save files locally in a chosen location. If you save a file locally then clicking the save icon in future will continue to save the…

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    How to Open Files from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

    Learn about the different methods for opening files from the 3DEXPERIENCE platform when working with SOLIDWORKS.

    Designer Using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform


    Learn how to install 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS / Connected and get started.

    Users Install SOLIDWORKS

    How to Install SOLIDWORKS

      In this post we’ll show you how to install SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD. Please note this is for standalone licenses of SOLIDWORKS, the installation process is different for network licenses or admin images. Following this installation if you’d like to connect SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform then you can follow our guide for installing the…

    3DEXPERIENCE Launcher Install Steps

    How to Install the Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS

    Learn how to Install the Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS and connect SOLIDWORKS desktop software to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.