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Big Data Update!

Managing and organizing your engineering data effectively





Who is concerned about big data in your company? Besides the data being created and stored locally, where else is data saved to? And then how is it located for whatever reason one may have? Why should anyone care as disk space is cheap?

In the case of engineering and new product design the ability to create data often represents a physical part being built or purchased. A little more of a cost impact than say an office doc. Now let’s consider the task of organizing and then locating a particular piece of engineering data. What steps does one go through or not even bother at all. What is the bottom line cost impact for this behavior to go unchecked?

PDM systems today provide companies with a great advantage tackling the task of organizing company data as well as managing visibility, release and control. However data may exist in other repositories unknown to others. How is that data leveraged for possible consideration in a new design? Now consider how many data silos exist in your company that only a few have an idea of what’s inside.

With that said we invite you to join us November 17th for a brief update on the latest release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional as well as what might be a first time introduction to EXALEAD OnePart (EOP). EXALEAD is an offering from SOLIDWORKS that provides companies with more leverage in realizing less duplicate parts through reuse. Learn how the combination of SOLIDWORKS PDM & EXALEAD OnePart is having an impact on companies like yours.

REGISTER NOW for one of the sessions below:

November 17th, 2016 - 11:00 AM ET

November 17th, 2016 - 1:00 PM ET

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From the post by mike Fearon:

SPR #:



1st & 3rd are defaulted in sheet properties would like the option to control which of the ISO,

DI, and Tri views are the default for projection views

The reason we use Dimetric instead of ISO is due to the large equipment we build. The dimetric view shows what we need but takes up the least amount of space on the drawings.


If this is something of interest ask your VAR to attach you to this SPR

SPR #:





If this is something of interest ask your VAR to attach you to this SPR

Support for populating Predefined views on inactive sheet in a multi sheet drawing template






If this is something of interest ask your VAR to attach you to this SPR

Nicole Walden

ChattSUG and Mail Chimp

Posted by Nicole Walden Aug 11, 2015

Hello all,


I will be sending out future meeting notifications and RSVPs using MailChimp moving forward. 


Please sign up to receive those messages moving forward using this link

We will now be meeting June 18th at a location to be disclosed at a time closer to the meeting.


Hope to see you all there.

There is an open position at Astec for a Drafter/Designer.


Use Link below to Apply



Job DescriptionResponsible for the design drafting of asphalt plant equipment and related components to ensure that equipment is properly manufactured.


*Receives work assignments from Engineer and uses computer aided drafting programs to prepare detailed equipment drawings.
*Ensures that drawings and bills of material are accurate and contain all information required by production.
*Meets Astec, Inc. drafting standards.
*Ensures that drawings and bills of material are complete according to schedule.
*Contributes ideas for new designs or improving existing designs.
*Updates drawings and implements design changes as required.
*Works with Manufacturing Department representatives and others to ensure drawings are understood.
*Occasionally required to travel to a customer’s plant site to measure for the installation of new equipment or troubleshoot problems with existing equipment.
*Follows company policies and procedures at all times.
*Follows proper safety rules and procedures at all times.
*Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications*Technical education and/or applicable experience in drafting required.
*Must have a thorough understanding of drafting standards, dimensioning and tolerances, and projections and 3-dimensional layout.
*Training and/or experience in using SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD software required.
*Experience in designing hot mix asphalt equipment is preferred.
*Knowledge of Windows-based programs is required.
*Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail are required.
*Must be able to work satisfactorily as a team member.
*An Associate Degree in Drafting and Design, Engineering or equivalent is preferred.



Nicole Walden

SOLIDWORKS tech blog

Posted by Nicole Walden Sep 27, 2014

Here is the link Jeremy mentioned Wednesday in case you all didn't catch it.



October 8th      2-5

VAR: Concepts in Production


October 9th      8-12

VAR: ModernTech


Here is the link to search and then register for the events and get further details.


Seminars | SolidWorks

Jeremy Regnerus
Richard Doyle

Are our special guest presenters from SOLIDWORKS.





4101 Jerome Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37407


Thursday, June 12th, 2014 @ 5:30 PM EST


5:30 - 6:00 Food


6:00 Presentation


Give a ways include multiple $25 gift cards, etc
Give a ways provided by SolidWorks and The Rapid Group.

Do you think you can find a pattern and predict where the next SolidWorks World event will be held from the following or somewhere new?


1999 - Palm Springs

2000 - New Orleans

2001 - Orlando

2002 - Las Vegas

2003 - Orlando

2004 - Boston

2005 - Orlando

2006 - Las Vegas

2007 - New Orleans

2008 - San Diego

2009 - Orlando

2010 - Anaheim

2011 - San Antonio

2012 - San Diego

2013 - Orlando

2014 - San Diego

Nicole Walden

SolidWorks World 2014

Posted by Nicole Walden Oct 9, 2013

I hope to see you all in San Diego