SOLIDWORKS Tech & Services Blog

Understand SOLIDWORKS PDM Data Cards

Tech Help / May 24, 2024


Repairing SOLIDWORKS and Possible Errors You May Encounter

Tech Help / May 1, 2024


Improve SOLIDWORKS CAD Performance by Utilizing the Freeze Bar

Tech Help / April 12, 2024


Maximizing Efficiency and Performance: The Impact of System and Configuration Consistency in SOLIDWORKS CAD Administration

CAD,SOLIDWORKS / April 10, 2024

Maximizing Efficiency and Performance: The Impact of System and Configuration Consistency in CAD Administration Every…

The Current Computer Identifier Does Not Match the Previously Used Computer Identifier

Tech Help / April 2, 2024


SOLIDWORKS CAD 2023 and 2024 Non-Approved Graphics Card Issue/RealView Graphics Not Available

SOLIDWORKS,Tech Help / March 11, 2024


Unraveling the Cost of Inadequate Documentation in Engineering Systems and Processes

In the dynamic landscape of engineering and design, project success is intricately tied to the…

Bridging the Gap: Aligning Engineering and IT Departments for Effective CAD Administration

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In the intricate realm of CAD systems and engineering processes, the harmony between the Engineering…

Are You Getting Maximum Value From Your SOLIDWORKS CAD Tools?

In the ever-evolving landscape of engineering and design, the role of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools…

Four Ways Your Manufacturing and Engineering Business Is Losing Valuable Resources to SOLIDWORKS CAD Administration

CAD Data Management,SOLIDWORKS / February 20, 2024

Effective administration of SOLIDWORKS CAD systems and processes is crucial for sustained success in the…

Do Not Prompt To Save Read-Only Referenced Documents Check Box Not Working

Tech Help / February 14, 2024


How To Fix “The Source Folder Is Not Versioned Properly” SOLIDWORKS Error?

Tech Help / January 30, 2024


How Can CAD and PDM Administration Services Help You Overcome Five Challenges of PDM Adoption?

CAD,CAD Data Management,PDM / September 13, 2023

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, adopting Product Data Management (PDM) solutions has become essential for…

What Are the Three Challenges That Prevent Manufacturers and Engineers From Deploying SOLIDWORKS PDM?

PDM / June 1, 2023

SOLIDWORKS PDM is a powerful document management system that can transform the way companies handle…

How SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service Is Changing Engineering Teams

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Software Hosting,SOLIDWORKS / March 17, 2023

Cloud-hosted SOLIDWORKS provides engineering firms with a convenient and cost-effective way to reduce IT overhead….

How To Make Setting Up a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault Easier

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PDM,SOLIDWORKS / March 17, 2023

SOLIDWORKS PDM is the industry leader for product data management, providing a secure, efficient, and…

A Guide To Choosing the Best 3D CAD Software

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CAD,SOLIDWORKS / March 17, 2023

3D CAD software has come a long way from its early beginnings in the 1980s….

How the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and SHaaS Are Transforming Businesses

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3DExperience / March 17, 2023

As two of the leading 3D CAD solutions, SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service (SHaaS) and…

SOLIDWORKS 2023 CAD: What’s New This Time Around?

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CAD,SOLIDWORKS / March 17, 2023

SOLIDWORKS is the leading CAD software solution for professionals in the engineering and manufacturing industries….

Why You Need To Get the SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 Update

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PDM,SOLIDWORKS / March 17, 2023

SOLIDWORKS PDM is an industry-leading data management software that enables organizations to manage their product…

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Explained and Its Advantage for Design Teams

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3DExperience / March 17, 2023

The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is an innovative platform that revolutionizes the way businesses operate across the…

The Benefits of Using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD for Design Teams

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CAD,SOLIDWORKS / March 17, 2023

3D CAD Modeling with SOLIDWORKS is an innovative, cost-effective, and powerful way of designing and…

An Overview of SOLIDWORKS PDM and Cloud Solutions

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Cloud,PDM / March 17, 2023

SOLIDWORKS PDM is one of the world’s leading software solutions for product data management. It…

Take Advantage of SOLIDWORKS Cloud Solutions for Your Business


Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / November 29, 2022

Working in the cloud has become common for so many applications that it is now…

The Reasons Your Business Should Use SOLIDWORKS PDM Cloud

Cloud,PDM,SOLIDWORKS / November 29, 2022

Using PDM in a cloud based environment has quickly become the preferred option over traditional…

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS (SaaS) vs. SOLIDWORKS Hosted as a Service (SHaas) Explained


SOLIDWORKS / November 29, 2022

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is one of the most popular tools in the Dassault Systems and…

The SOLIDWORKS Cloud Bundle Brings Together the Best of Design Apps

Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / November 29, 2022

The latest SOLIDWORKS cloud offer has brought together nine brand new powerful next-generation design apps…

The Top 4 Benefits of Using SOLIDWORKS Cloud Solutions for Your Engineering and Manufacturing Business


Cloud,PDM,SOLIDWORKS / November 3, 2022

SOLIDWORKS Cloud is a nebulous terms that can mean different things to different people. At…

The Top 9 Reasons Why Cloud-Based CAD and CAE Are the Best Options


CAD,Cloud / October 25, 2022

Businesses today are always looking for ways to become more efficient and save money. One…

SOLIDWORKS on 3DEXPERIENCE: Everything You Need To Know


SOLIDWORKS / October 25, 2022

3DEXPERIENCE World marked the official debut of SOLIDWORKS on 3DEXPERIENCE. This debut means that SOLIDWORKS’…

Stepping Up Your Design Game: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Cloud CAD Software

CAD,Cloud / October 25, 2022

CAD software is essential for businesses in a wide range of industries. It allows you…

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Solutions: The Most Powerful and Flexible 3D Design Tool


Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / October 25, 2022

SOLIDWORKS Cloud is the most powerful and flexible 3D design tool on the market today….

How Moving to the Cloud Can Accelerate Your Product Development


SOLIDWORKS / October 25, 2022

Manufacturers must be agile and able to adapt quickly to changes to remain competitive in…

Cloud-Based PDM vs Traditional PDM: Which Is Right for Your Business?


Cloud,PDM / September 19, 2022

SOLIDWORKS PDM is a powerful tool for managing data, but businesses often struggle with deciding…

The Cloud Technology Advantage: How CAD in the Cloud Can Benefit Your Business


Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / September 19, 2022

Like most businesses, you’re always looking for ways to become more efficient and save on…

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer: Design in 3D From Any Location


Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / September 19, 2022

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer provides a selection of solutions geared exclusively to mechanical and industrial designers….

What are the advantages of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS over Desktop SOLIDWORKS?


SOLIDWORKS / September 19, 2022

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS vs SOLIDWORKS- what’s the big deal? And why should you care? You may…

Introducing Multiplexed SOLIDWORKS PDM as a Service

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Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / July 20, 2022

Before cloud solutions promised to solve all of our engineering data management and collaboration problems,…

Four Barriers That Impact the Cost of SOLIDWORKS Cloud PDM


Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / July 20, 2022

PDM has always been an essential tool for engineers. Still, many engineers and manufacturers have…

Are You Struggling With the Best Direction for Managing SOLIDWORKS in the Cloud?

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Cloud,SOLIDWORKS / May 13, 2022

The world of CAD and SOLIDWORKS solutions has changed drastically in the past several years. …

SOLIDWORKS CAD and PDM in the Cloud Shouldn’t Be so Hard for Engineering Teams

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CAD,Cloud / April 21, 2022

CAD and PDM in the cloud shouldn’t be so dang hard for engineering teams and…

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Is Exciting

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News / November 17, 2021

Wow, It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away. 2021 has been…

A Unique Message, A Unique Solution, A Unique Team

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Announcements / July 22, 2021

A Unique Message, a Unique Solution, a Unique Team   Blue Origin wasn’t the only…

Moog Music Gains CAD Productivity in the Cloud

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Customer Success / January 20, 2021

In keeping with its storied history and reputation for innovation, Moog Music (rhymes with “vogue”) recently…

Celebrating the Next Great Thing This Thanksgiving

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Cloud / November 25, 2020

  There’s much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving… Like new ways to live, work,…

Flatter Files With SOLIDWORKS PDM: A Cloud-Based Solution for Data Distribution

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Cloud / May 27, 2020

  We’ve touched on this subject before in various CAD-in-the-Cloud blog posts, but I still…

What Customers Are Saying About Our EpiGrid Solution for SOLIDWORKS Cloud

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Customer Success / May 20, 2020

  Here at Converge, we’ve been focused on enabling remote access for CAD teams for…

Has the Cloud Finally Realized Its Potential in CAD?

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Cloud / April 22, 2020

There are several ways in which life will change forever after this Coronavirus pandemic has…

Implementing SOLIDWORKS PDM Made Simple and Cost Effective

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PDM / April 21, 2020

  We are living in unprecedented times with lots of uncertainty. Companies are hyper-vigilant of…

Remove the Barriers to a Remote CAD Team With SOLIDWORKS Cloud

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Cloud / March 30, 2020

If there’s one lesson we can learn at the beginning of this global pandemic, it’s…

How Converge Can Help Enable Your Remote Workforce: COVID-19

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Cloud / March 20, 2020

We want to take a moment to address the Covid-19 crisis and let you know…

MySolidWorks Professional Now Includes All SOLIDWORKS eCourses

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SOLIDWORKS / March 11, 2020

In case you haven’t heard, we have some exciting news to bring you regarding expanded…

Changes to SQL Licensing for SOLIDWORKS Users

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PDM / November 25, 2019

  We try not to get too deep into the nuts and bolts of SOLIDWORKS…

SOLIDWORKS User Advocacy 2019


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  Here at Converge, we’re proud to serve every one of our clients on a…

Why SOLIDWORKS Subscription?

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SOLIDWORKS / October 29, 2019

  Here at Converge, we think a lot about SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services. Love it or…

Data Distribution & PDM | Part 4

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Data Distribution / October 3, 2019

In the last blog post, we discussed Flatter Files. The next step in the data…

Data Distribution & PDM | Part 3

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Data Distribution / September 26, 2019

In the last blog post, we discussed the built-in options for automating some tasks using…

Data Distribution & PDM | Part 2

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Data Distribution / September 19, 2019

In our last installment, we spent a bit of time talking about the data creation…

Data Distribution & PDM | Part 1

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Data Distribution / September 12, 2019

“What we’ve found over the past 5 or so years, is that the problems most…

Software Hosting as a Service

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Software Hosting / August 1, 2019

We’re all familiar with the SaaS model, or Software as a Service, whether we know…

Private vs Public Cloud: Reliability and Performance

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Cloud / July 8, 2019

    Over the past several weeks we’ve looked at different aspects of the question…

Private vs Public Cloud: Management of the Solution

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Cloud / July 1, 2019

      Last week in our series on private vs public Cloud, we discussed…

Private vs Public Cloud: Security and Compliance

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Cloud / June 24, 2019

    This is the third post in our series on private vs public Cloud….

Private vs Public Cloud: Pricing

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Cloud / June 17, 2019

    Last week we gave you an overview of the topic of Private vs…

Private vs Public Cloud (Spoiler: Private is Better)

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Cloud / June 6, 2019

    Here at Converge, we’ve adopted the Cloud as a means to facilitate collaboration…

CAD & Data Management Review

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CAD Data Management / May 30, 2019

  If someone asked if you have a documented engineering workflow, would you have an…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 8

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SOLIDWORKS / May 10, 2019

It is finally here! All great things must come to an end, and sadly our…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 7

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SOLIDWORKS / May 2, 2019

Last week we looked at converting a complex drawing view into a block to help…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 6

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SOLIDWORKS / April 25, 2019

Last week we wrapped up the use of mechanical blocks by checking out Instant3D and…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 5

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SOLIDWORKS / April 18, 2019

So far we have covered a good bit about blocks, but we aren’t done yet! …

Phillip Lewis: SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer

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News / April 16, 2019

  We’re normally not the type to toot our own horn, but when one of…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 4

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SOLIDWORKS / April 11, 2019

This is the fourth video in our series on SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks. If you aren’t…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 3

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SOLIDWORKS / April 4, 2019

We have come to the third video in our ongoing series on sketch blocks. In…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 2

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SOLIDWORKS / March 28, 2019

Last Thursday we introduced you to the concept of SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks. Today, we’re going…

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Blocks Video Tutorial| Part 1

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SOLIDWORKS / March 21, 2019

If you enjoyed our SOLIDWORKS Fundamentals video series, then you are going to love what…

Fossil Uses EpiGrid’s Cloud Hosted Infrastructure

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Cloud / February 20, 2019

  We love seeing success stories from our partners and EpiGrid has no shortage of…

Our First Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exam (CSWA) Prep Webinar Was a Success!

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SOLIDWORKS / February 14, 2019

    This past December Converge hosted the first in our series of free SOLIDWORKS…

How CAD In The Cloud Is Changing PDM

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Cloud / February 7, 2019

  The cloud is a nebulous and unknowable thing, right? Not so much these days….

SOLIDWORKS Tips: Distance Sensors

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SOLIDWORKS / January 18, 2019

In today’s SOLIDWORKS training tip, learn how to use distance sensors to keep tabs on…

What is EpiGrid?

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Cloud / January 10, 2019

Have you heard people talk about SOLIDWORKS Cloud? Do you still struggle to get a…

SOLIDWORKS Training Tips: Measuring Internal Volume

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SOLIDWORKS / January 2, 2019

In today’s SOLIDWORKS training tip, learn how to measure the internal volume of a complex…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 8

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SOLIDWORKS / December 7, 2018

Today we bring you the final installment in our Parametric Modeling Video Series of SOLIDWORKS…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 7

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SOLIDWORKS / November 30, 2018

Today we bring you the seventh (and possibly penultimate) installment in our Parametric Modeling Video…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 6

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SOLIDWORKS / November 23, 2018

Today we bring you the sixth installment in our Parametric Modeling Video Series as part…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 5

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SOLIDWORKS / November 16, 2018

We originally planned to make this a four-part SOLIDWORKS video training series, but we have…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 4

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SOLIDWORKS / November 9, 2018

If you liked the previous entries in our SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals Video Series, then you’re…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 3

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SOLIDWORKS / November 2, 2018

You learned about global variables in part 1, then Matt taught you how to make…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 2

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SOLIDWORKS / October 26, 2018

Matt Perez is back at it again with part two of our parametric modeling SOLIDWORKS…

SOLIDWORKS Training Fundamentals: Part 1


SOLIDWORKS / October 19, 2018

Our very own CAD-master Matt Perez has just completed a great new video series. Whether…

SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM – Your Guide to the End-Of-Life of this Product


SOLIDWORKS / September 15, 2018

  We’ve had a love-hate relationship with the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM product since its inception….

Don’t Miss This Must-See Unveiling of SOLIDWORKS 2019 Live!

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SOLIDWORKS / September 12, 2018

    See What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 Tune into YouTube or Facebook on September…

Top 5 Tips to Transform Product Design for Smarter Products

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Cloud / September 11, 2018

The Journey Toward New Development Approaches The emergence of smart, connected technologies is enabling unprecedented…

DDB Unlimited Customer Spotlight

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Customer Success / September 7, 2018

  DDB knew they had a great product. Since 1996 they’ve been making NEMA enclosures (made for protecting…

EpiGrid and DesignPoint Announce Exclusive Technology Partnership to Enable CAD in the Cloud


Announcements / September 1, 2018

  Today EpiGrid and DesignPoint announced a strategic exclusive partnership to provide CAD and PDM…

Converge Announces Premier Partnership With EpiGrid for Putting SOLIDWORKS® CAD & PDM in the Cloud

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Announcements / July 17, 2018

    Today Converge, LLC announces their acceptance as a Premier Partner with EpiGrid, LLC—establishing…

10 Reasons Engineers Should Be Using CAD in the Cloud

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Cloud / July 7, 2018

  The engineering sector is dynamic – the industry may boom, or economies may lull,…

Attention Mechanical Designers: 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using CAD in the Cloud

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Cloud / July 5, 2018

    You use the cloud every day.  It has become commonplace. Email, phone apps…maybe…

How CAD in the Cloud Helped Rocket Mavericks To Soar Above the Clouds

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Customer Success / July 5, 2018

It takes just one conversation with Thomas Atchison to be infected with his passion for…

SOLIDWORKS CAD Admin Services and PDM Application Management

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CAD Data Management / June 25, 2018

    SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) is an incredible tool. PDM has been the…

Converge’s Private CAD in the Cloud Solutions

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Cloud / June 21, 2018

We’ve given you an overview of CAD in the Cloud as it stands today. In…