Hawk Ridge Systems Newsletter - March, 2014


Hawk Ridge Systems Newsletter March, 2014

Hawk Ridge Systems Awarded Top SolidWorks Worldwide Honor

Dale Ford, President & CEO | Hawk Ridge SystemsWe are thrilled to be named the #1 Worldwide SolidWorks Reseller for the 4th time in 7 years at SolidWorks World 2014. We value our partnership with each and every one of our customers, who now number 25,500 strong across Canada and the Western United States. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you for all of your engineering design, manufacturing, and 3D printing needs. The real measurement of success comes through the breakthrough designs of our customers. When we have customers who create brilliant designs which change the way business is done, then we know that we have achieved resounding success. Thank you from all of us at Hawk Ridge Systems.
Dale Ford, President and CEO
>> Read the press release from Hawk Ridge Systems


Free Videos, How-to Blogs, and Tutorials

Hawk Ridge Systems YouTube ChannelOur engineers have been busy! Check out the new Hawk Ridge Systems YouTube channel, where you'll find over 30 short and informative videos created by our team. Whether you're interested in sheet metal, electrical wiring, or new features in SolidWorks 2014, it's all there. Don't miss out - subscribe to our channel and stay up to date on your favorite SolidWorks 3D solutions.
>> Visit the Hawk Ridge Systems YouTube Channel

Get the inside story on workarounds, best practices and more from the engineering team. Want to get the Hawk Ridge Systems blog delivered directly to your feed or email? Visit the blog and click on the Subscribe Now button to get started.
>> Read the latest Hawk Ridge Systems blog post

Miss a Webinar Wednesday session? Couldn't make it out of the office for a live event? Don't worry - we've got you covered. With over 200 video tutorials for SolidWorks and CAMWorks solutions on our recorded webinar page, you can easily catch up on previous sessions.
>> Watch a Solidworks Tutorial


Productivity Tools Exclusively from Hawk Ridge Systems

HawkWareHawkWare™ – Get your free download of HawkWare TreeView, a productivity tool from the Hawk Ridge Systems software development team. Zoom, pan, expand, and collapse any branch of the tree. If you haven’t downloaded TreeView, you're missing a great opportunity to get a free desktop utility which provides easy visualization of complex SolidWorks file references.
>> Free HawkWare TreeView download

CustomTools – Save countless hours when you automate common routines with CustomTools. The toolkit offers easy ways to manage custom properties, auto file-naming, multi-printer and multi-size batch printing, and more. For only $199, you’ll reduce the time you spend on repetitive tasks.
>> Buy CustomTools today


Upcoming Events at Hawk Ridge Systems

SolidWorks 3D CAD
SolidWorks Hands-on Test Drive Get to know SolidWorks firsthand and see how easy designing in 3D can be.
>> Find locations

SolidWorks Simulation Design ChallengeDesign Analysis & Simulation
SolidWorks Design Challenge: Simulation 101
At this hands-on event, you’ll get a brief demo from our analysis expert on how SolidWorks Simulation works, and then we'll turn you loose on our machines for a 30-minute design challenge. Do you have the best design? Register now and see!
>> Get the Design Challenge schedule

Technical Documentation with SolidWorks Composer
Composer Workshops Of the fifteen Workshops available in SolidWorks Composer, this webinar will cover the five most frequently used Publishing Workshops: Views, BOM, Technical Illustration, High Resolution Image, and Video. March 26, 2014 at 11AM PT.
>> Join the SolidWorks Composer webinar

SolidWorks Electrical DesignSchematic Designs in 2D and 3D Electrical
SolidWorks Electrical Hands-on Test Drive At this hands-on event, we'll show you how electrical systems can easily be integrated into your SolidWorks models, resulting in shorter design cycles, fewer errors, and efficient collaboration between your electrical and mechanical teams.
>> Get the SolidWorks Electrical Hands-on Test Drive schedule


Webinar Wednesday™ Turns Three

Webinar Wednesday is turning three years old this April! We can hardly believe it ourselves, but we've held over 300 webinars since we launched our weekly series. If you haven't tuned in lately, check the upcoming schedule and register for a morning eLearning session, where you can get tips and tricks for your SolidWorks and CAMWorks solutions, or for an afternoon eDemo, where you can see new capabilities from products you might be investigating. Better yet, register for both!
>> See the Webinar Wednesday schedule


In the Know with Hawk Ridge Systems

Meet Your Peers
Network with your fellow SolidWorks contemporaries at a local User Group. Check our website listings for a SolidWorks User Group near you.

Take a Class
From introductory to advanced topics, learn from the experts at Hawk Ridge Systems. We offer a wide variety of courses online and at our 16 training centers across North America. Talk to a Training Advisor today and find out which class will put you on the road to success.


Send Us Your Ideas

Have ideas for blog topics? Hoping for a particular feature to be profiled on a Webinar Wednesday eLearning session? Interested in suggesting our next Night School series? We'd appreciate your input - Email Contact today

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Customer Corner: eatART Foundation
Jonathan  Tippet  from  eatART  onstage  at  SWW
Did you see the Mondo Spider onstage at SolidWorks World 2014? Built by a Vancouver-based team of artists and engineers, eatART Foundation's 1600 lb., 8-legged walking machine started off as an art project, but has quickly become a sensation. If you weren't able to attend SolidWorks World in San Diego, or if you just want to see the awesomeness of the Mondo Spider again, check out this video recap from the General Session. Congratulations to the eatART team! We can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.
>> Watch the Video from SWW14

Always-on Promotions

SolidWorks Try and Buy
Not quite ready to make the 3D plunge? Still on 2D? Go ahead - test it out for yourself and try the 3D design experience.
>> Get your free SolidWorks 3D trial today

Training Discounts
If you're interested in classroom courses or online classes, we can offer you special incentives up to 20% off on SolidWorks and CAMWorks training.
>> Learn more about SolidWorks Training

Get Support and Save
Not on Subscription service? Reinstate your support now. If you sign up for 3 years, you'll save 16% on the annual support license. *Valid through June 30, 2014 .
>> Get more info on Subscription Services

3D Printers are Here
If you're interested in professional or production 3D printers, there's no time like today. Get the best prices on printers from 3D Systems.
>> Get a quote for 3D Printers


Save the Date!

3D  Systems

Mark your calendar! Join us on June 10 in Santa Clara for the grand opening of the Hawk Ridge Systems 3D Printing Briefing Center. We'll be featuring the new 3D printers from 3D Systems, including the popular ProJet series. Not sure which 3D printer fits your needs? Check out our Buyer's Guide.
>> Download the 3D Printers Buyer's Guide



NVIDIA GRID VCA is a game-changer. If you were at SolidWorks World this January, you saw CEO Dale Ford on the big screen talking about the disruptive technology that allows you to deliver graphics-intensive applications like SolidWorks in an online or cloud-like format. But did you know that we also use the GRID VCA in our 16 training centers?

NVIDIA  -  Hawk  Ridge  Systems  Case  Study

>> Watch the NVIDIA GRID VCA Case Study


Partner Corner - HP/Intel

HP  -  Factory  Five  Racing

Factory Five Racing, the world’s largest seller of replica cars, is recognized for its innovative designs among component car kit enthusiasts around the world. After upgrading to the latest HP Z Workstations, Factory Five cut their design-to-prototype time in half.
See how they used HP Z Workstations and SolidWorks to develop the 818.
>> Watch the video

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