SOLIDWORKS Tech & Services Blog

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


Events / November 12, 2019

  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…

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…

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…

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…

CAD in the Cloud Increases Performance and Relieves Administration Headaches

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Cloud / June 13, 2018

Hosted CAD or PDM systems (what we call “CAD in the Cloud”) is an emerging…

Converge Welcomes Kathleen Wilson to the Team

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News / June 7, 2018

  We would like to welcome Kathleen Wilson as the newest Converge family member. Kathleen joins Converge…

Converge Employee Brings Cirque du Soleil Magic to Product Design Using SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS / May 17, 2018

  Recently, Tim Trainer wrote a SOLIDWORKS blog post on Converge team member Eric Spendlove…

Your Wingman to CAD in the Cloud

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Cloud / May 15, 2018

In this blog series, we will discuss how SOLIDWORKS users are leveraging the Cloud. The…

SILVER LININGS: Eight Reasons To Move to SOLIDWORKS Cloud

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Cloud / March 15, 2018

  In a recent article posted in the online Dassault Systèmes magazine Compass, they outlined…

Converge Announces Launch of Company that Enables Leading Edge Product Development Environment by Leveraging the Cloud

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News / February 5, 2018

Today Converge formally announces they are open for business. Converge provides services and products that…