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Stratasys 3D Printers Coming to Pittsburgh!

Attend the Stratasys Roadshow:
Revolutionizing Design & Manufacturing

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August 12 | 1 PM – 4 PM

Sheraton Station Square | Pittsburgh, PA

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3D Printers | Presentations | Demonstrations | Lunch will be served

 

3D Design and Additive Manufacturing Roadshow: Design to Manufacturing — Faster, Better, and More Affordable than Ever Before.

This half-day event has a packed agenda that includes:

  • A 3D Manufacturing Exploration around new additive design and prototyping applications, solutions, and the impact on manufacturers
  • Real-world examples of 3D designing, prototyping, and additive manufacturing. Learn from the experts how to improve processes, performance and profitability
  • Networking with Stratasys and other attendees
  • Interactive exhibits showcasing 3D prototyping and manufacturing application
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The Independence Day Design Challenge from Prism Engineering

Liberty Bell2Enhance an Independence Day Inspired CAD Model & Win a Special Prize!

 

Happy July 4th! Prism’s SOLIDWORKS Tech Support Department created 3D CAD models inspired by our Founding Father’s, symbols of America’s birthday, and BBQ’s. We’d like to challenge you to download our models & exert your design independence!

What’s the Challenge?:

Download a 3D CAD model from the list below & modify the design to your heart’s desire: fix a crack in the Liberty Bell, change the lens material on Ben Franklin’s glasses, or add a flavor layer to a deliciously American Popsicle!

How can you win the Challenge?

Post an image (& CAD model if you’d like!) of your modified model on Prism Engineering’s Facebook Page & the winning design, as judged by the Prism Engineering SOLIDWORKS tech department, will win a special prize. You’ll be promoted as the Nation’s Proudest Designer on Prism’s social pages & website, too!

When does the Challenge end?

Post you model ASAP! Winner will be selected on the official date the Declaration of Independence was signed–August 2nd!

Questions?

Ask us at marketing@prismeng.com. Good luck!

Download your Independence Day Model & Start Designing!:

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SUMMER SCHOOL: Reform your design & manufacturing skills

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Prism Engineering, Inc. is proud to announce Summer School: Self-paced CAD, CAM, and 3D Printing video training delivered to your inbox weekly at no cost!

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This summer, reform your design & manufacturing skills from the comfort of your beach chair! Taught by Certified SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam, and 3D Printing Applications Engineers, Prism Engineering’s Summer School course will whip your CAD, CAM, and 3D Printing skills into shape just in time for the busy fall season.

 

What is it?

Summer School is a self-paced video training course intended to help you reform your design & manufacturing skills on your own time, from anywhere!

All participants will be sent weekly video lessons to the email provided at sign up. Course content includes several hours of self-paced video instruction, supplemental guides, blog posts, and educational content. Quick quizzes will be administered weekly.

How much does it cost?

It’s free! Summer School is Prism Engineering’s way of saying, “Thank You!” to the Prism Engineering Community. At the conclusion of the weekly video lessons (accessible from anywhere with Internet), participants will receive a link to a quick quiz. The first 25 students will receive a $100 credit to attend a LIVE Prism Engineering training class, led by a Certified SOLIDWORKS or Mastercam training instructor!

What will I receive?

All participants will be sent weekly video lessons to the email provided at sign up. Course content includes several hours of self-paced video instruction, supplemental guides, blog posts, and educational content. Quick quizzes will be administered weekly.

Summer School Weekly Lessons:

1. Creating your 3D Model

2. Preparing your 3D Model for Manufacturing

3. 3D Printing your 3D Model

4. Manufacturing your 3D Model

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At the conclusion of the weekly video lessons (accessible from anywhere with Internet), participants will receive a link to a quick quiz. The first 25 students will receive a $100 credit to attend a LIVE Prism Engineering training class, led by a Certified SOLIDWORKS or Mastercam training instructor!

When does it start?

Classes start in July! Sign up for Prism Engineering’s Summer School ASAP as space is limited

How can I sign up?

Visit www.prismeng.com to sign up for Summer School today!

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Mastercam X9 is Available!

Learn about the new features & product changes released with Mastercam X9 at a Prism Engineering Rollout Training Session

 

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Join Prism Engineering to learn about the enhancements of Mastercam X9, including product changes that drastically increase functionality & versatility of the software. Users can now enjoy the benefits of previous tools offered as add-on products within their software package.

Existing Mastercam users can follow the Prism Engineering instructions to install Mastercam X9 today! Attend a Prism Engineering Mastercam X9 rollout to receive complimentary training (and live machining demos) & learn more about the Mastercam X9 product changes.

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Mastercam (CNC Software, Inc.) Announces New Leadership

Meghan Summers-West Named President of CNC Software, Inc.

 
Meghan Summers-West has been appointed president of CNC Software, Inc., the developer of Mastercam® CAD/CAM programming software for CNC machine tools. Former president, now chairman, Mark Summers made the announcement to all 139 employees on Thursday, April 2 at the company’s headquarters in Tolland, Connecticut. Its educational division staff located in Gig Harbor, Washington, participated in the celebratory announcement via teleconference.
“As many people close to the Summers family know, this transition has been almost 32 years in the making. My daughter Meghan was born the same year that my brothers and I officially launched Mastercam and established CNC Software, Inc. in 1983,” Mark Summers said. “As a father, I am proud. As a business owner, and to all of you who have contributed so much of yourselves to make this company successful, I am wholly confident in this decision. For the majority of you who have watched Meghan grow up in these offices and have been impressed by her warm and direct leadership style, her curiosity and willingness to learn, her product knowledge, and her overall intelligence, I know that you are certain, too, that the future of our flagship product Mastercam and our organization is in very capable hands.”

Summers also said that with the rapid consolidation of many CAD/CAM companies, this decision represents a continuation of CNC Software’s deep, personal dedication to Mastercam and to Mastercam’s global customer base. He emphasized that appointing Meghan also demonstrates that the company remains a private entity. This is important for both employees and customers as it represents the least amount of potential change for the company.

“We answer to our customers rather than a board of directors, and we intend to stay that way. Today is a very happy day,” he said.

Meghan Summers-West also spoke to the crowd. “Today is two things. It’s an acknowledgment of all I have worked for and desired since I can remember. It’s also, more importantly, the beginning of the next 30-plus years for Mastercam and CNC Software,” she said. “I am honored and excited to take on this role and to continue to work with the sincerest and smartest people in our industry – you and our dedicated and loyal worldwide Reseller network and our bright, innovative customers.

“Mastercam plays a vital role in changing lives for the better. It’s used in all facets of industry, from helping to make life-saving medical devices for the human body to parts for planetary exploration, expanding our knowledge of the universe. Mastercam boosts personal and industrial productivity, supporting our global economy as a whole. Mastercam for educators and students helps train future machinists, engineers, and programmers – people who create, solve problems, and enjoy good incomes and satisfying careers. Mastercam touches almost every person in every place in some way. We are changing the world, one feature at a time. As such, my intention – with your valuable contributions – is to continue to evolve Mastercam by anticipating manufacturers’ and technology teachers’ needs and wants for decades to come.”

Ms. Summers-West has served as Operations Manager at CNC Software since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Bentley College, Massachusetts and an MBA in Management at Hawaii Pacific University. In 2014, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers named her one of the “30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing”. She serves on the Young Professionals Group for HVCC, the local food pantry and human services agency. She also participates in the School to Business Partnership as well as interview days and career fairs at several local schools. She resides in Vernon, Connecticut with her husband and their two children.

Current executives at CNC Software, Inc. will continue in their leadership roles. Brian Summers is vice president. Gary Hargreaves is vice president – business development and Rich Norton, corporate controller. Mark Summers will also be involved in the daily operations of the company.


Purchase SOLIDWORKS & Get an Add-On Product at No Cost

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This special offer makes purchasing a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license an even smarter buying decision. From now through May 31, 2015 extend your design capabilities by including one additional product license at no cost*.

Request SOLIDWORKS Promotional Pricing Here

Purchase SOLIDWORKS Premium, and receive one of the following at no cost:

  • SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • SOLIDWORKS Plastics Standard
  • SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D or 3D

Purchase SOLIDWORKS Professional, and receive one of the following at no cost:

  • SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM CAD Editor
  • SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition
  • SOLIDWORKS Inspection

*Terms and Conditions: Offer valid until May 31, 2015. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Educational and Research licenses do not qualify for this offer. Subscription Service must be purchased for one-year at full price on each new SOLIDWORKS Professional or SOLIDWORKS Premium license as well as full one-year subscription price on additional no cost product license(s) outlined in this offer. Other restrictions may apply. Contact marketing@prismeng.com with questions.

 


Mastercam Dynamic Motion Seminar Announcement

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March 20, 2015—Philadelphia, PAPrism Engineering, Inc., the Mid-Atlantic’s most trusted & preferred source for CAD, CAM, and 3D printing solutions, welcomes Mark Summers, President & Founder of CNC Software, the developer of Mastercam, to its Mastercam Dynamic Motion Seminar March 26, 2015.

Mastercam’ Dynamic Motion toolpaths use material-aware technology to generate milling & turning toolpaths that reduce cycle times, extend tool life, and reduce machine wear.

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CNC Software, Inc. is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art software tools for CAD/CAM manufacturing markets. Our goal is to provide superior software products based on our users’ needs to solve simple to complex design and machining problems.

Mastercam Dynamic Motion Seminar:

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What is it?: At Prism Engineering & CNC Software’s Mastercam Dynamic Motion Seminars, we demonstrate the Dynamic Motion technology in presentations, in-depth technical explorations, videos, and live machining demonstrations.

Where is it?: Prism’s Mastercam Dynamic Motion Seminars take place at Mid-Atlantic machine dealers giving you the opportunity to explore best-in-class CAM software AND CNC machines!

Who should attend?: Those managing/using or interested in using CAM software or CNC machines in their businesses should attend these events. Learn what Dynamic Motion toolpaths are, how they work, and why they’re the industry-leading toolpath technology for any machine.

Find a Prism Engineering Mastercam Dynamic Motion Seminars near you.

 


March Madness: SolidWorks & Stratasys Savings

SolidWorks & Stratasys Savings until March 31st:

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Save up to 27% on SolidWorks Products through March 31st! Get 0% financing on a new Stratasys 3D Printer!

  • SolidWorks Professional – Save $1000 or 18% savings
  • SolidWorks Premium – Save $2000 or 25% savings
  • Buy SolidWorks Premium and Get a Simulation Upgrade for $1000 – Save $4000 or 27% savings
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam – NO COST – 100% Savings Learn More Here
  • Stratasys 3D Printers – 0% Financing for 36 months – Learn More Here
  • Additional SolidWorks Products – Promotional Pricing Available

Some restrictions apply. Promotion expires March 31, 2015. Cannot be combined with other offers. Contact Prism Engineering at marketing@prismeng.com with additional questions.


Become a CAD Power User & Get Certified for Free

>>>>EXTENDED: Now you’re able to take advantage of this special offer to take the CSWA Exam for free until APRIL 30, 2015!<<<<

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How can I become a certified CAD power user for free?

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Certification (CSWA) provides a strong entry into the SOLIDWORKS Certification program: a series of certifications that enable users to become experts in SOLIDWORKS CAD software. There are over 85,000 certified CSWAs worldwide who are more competitive at work and in their local job market because of the CSWA!

Now for the first time, Prism Engineering & SOLIDWORKS are offering an official prep course to pass the CSWA exam, available at My.SolidWorks.com.  The 45 module prep course is meant to prepare you to take and successfully pass the CSWA exam.

Until March 31st, this prep course is free. To begin the process, visit My.Solidworks.com and register, or log in and visit the MySOLIDWORKS CSWA Prep course page.  To make this deal even better, if you complete the entire course during the promotional period, you will also receive a voucher via email to take the CSWA exam for free*!

You only have until March 31st, so start your journey to becoming a SOLIDWORKS CAD expert TODAY!

*You will be able to take the CSWA exam only once with the voucher you receive via email. If you don’t pass, you will have to pay for any additional exam attempts. When you complete the prep course, you will be send your voucher code via email. For further instructions, please read this post.

Learn more about certification & training options on www.prismeng.com!

 


UPDATE: Issue with SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP0 and SP1

Hello Prism Engineering Community,

We emailed you yesterday to inform you of a bug  discovered in SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP0 and SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP1. The bug is described as follows:

SPR#833247 – any file containing a custom property value consisting of a date value will decrement the date by 1 day every time the file is saved and reopened

Here is an example of how this would affect SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP0 and SP1 users:

A drawing has the custom property for DRAWNDATE.  This property TYPE is set to DATE.

This property is mapped to the SOLIDWORKS Drawing Title block.

When a user SAVES and CLOSES the drawing, then RE-OPENS the drawing, this DATE field decreases by 1 unit.

This bug has been resolved in SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP1.1, and SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP0.0 and 1.0 have been removed from the download page at SOLIDWORKS.com

The Prism Engineering tech team recommends that any users of SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP0.0 or 1.0 upgrade to SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP1.1 as soon as possible.

UPDATE:

Today you will notice a dialogue box appear when you start SOLIDWORKS 2015:

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This addresses the same issue. Download these instructions to learn how to install SOLIDWORKS 2015 SP1.1.

Thank you,

Toby Schnaars and the Prism Engineering SOLIDWORKS Tech Team

Toby Schnaars | SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer
Prism Engineering, Inc. | 655 Business Center Drive | Suite 100 | Horsham | PA | 19044
Phone: 215-784-0800 | Fax: 215-784-0945
www.prismeng.com | Highest Customer Satisfaction in North America

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NEW! Stratasys 3D Printer Additions

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NEW! Announcing 12 Stratasys 3D Printers

Announcing powerful new additions to the Stratasys 3D Printing line available for purchase TODAY!

Stratasys announces 12 additions to its 3D printing line, including the Objet30 Prime, Eden260 VS, Objet260 Connex 1, Objet260 Connex2, Objet260 Connex3, Objet350 Connex1, Objet350 Connex2, Objet350 Connex3, Objet500 Connex1, Objet500 Connex2, Foruts 380mc, and Fortus 450mc.
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WEBINAR: Want to learn more about the new 3D Printers?

TUNE IN TO PRISM’S INFORMATIVE WEBINAR NOVEMBER 13 @ 12 PM

Join Prism Engineering to learn more about the exciting new additions to the Stratasys 3D Printing line. New Connex solutions bring you multi-material, mulit-color capabilities in various sizes. Need a faster, more streamlined FDM solution? You’ll find the Fortus 380/450mc a welcomed addition. Tune in to learn about the enhancements & benefits of all 12 new 3D printers during this 30 minute webinar.

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TRIPLE-JETTING TECHNOLOGY

The new Objet260/350/500 Connex1, Connex2, and Connex3 printers harness the power of TRIPLE-JETTING TECHNOLOGY to combine multiple materials with ease resulting in fine resolution, durable models.

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VERSATILE DESKTOP SOLUTIONS

The Objet30 Prime is the most VERSATILE desktop 3D printer available on the market today. Building on the PolyJet technology of the Objet30, the Objet30 Prime broadens the material capabilities of the desktop offerings, enabling printing of soft-touch models and bio-compatible parts.

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Fortus 380/450mc

Harness the tough, reliable qualities of FDM technology in record build time with the Fortus 380/450mc 3D Printers. These printers represent the latest enhancements to the FDM technology.
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SOLIDWORKS 2015: Design Competition

Prism Engineering “Inspiring Innovation” SOLIDWORKS 2015 Design Competition

Enter to win a 3D printed model of your 3D CAD model! The design that “inspires innovation” will be the winning submission; winners will be selected at Prism Engineering SOLIDWORKS 2015 Launch Events. Some restrictions apply.

Enter your design at Prism Engineering’s “INSPIRING INNOVATION” SOLIDWORKS 2015 Design Competition

Watch Toby’s “INSPRING INNOVATION” SOLIDWORKS 2015 Design Competition Video below:


Prism Engineering Opens Region’s Largest 3D Printing Additive Manufacturing Lab

Prism Engineering Announces Grand Opening of the Region’s Largest Additive Manufacturing Lab

August 21, 2014-Philadelphia, PAPrism Engineering, Inc., the Mid-Atlantic’s most trusted & preferred source for CAD, CAM, and 3D printing solutions, announces the grand opening of the region’s largest Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Lab. Prism’s Additive Manufacturing Lab includes seven Stratasys 3D printers, featuring production-level machines down to tabletop units.

The Prism Engineering Additive Manufacturing Lab brings the region the only industrial show room equipped with Stratasys 3D printers available for 3D printing demonstrations. The region now has direct access to preview Stratasys 3D printers available for purchase. Additive Manufacturing with 3D printers is moving the design-to-manufacture process away from traditional machining and subtractive manufacturing methods, saving many engineers & manufacturers time and money.

On September 10, 2014, Prism Engineering will host a Grand Opening Event at its Additive Manufacturing Lab in Horsham, PA from 10 AM – 7 PM. 3D Printing presentations, complete with prize raffles & industry examples, will be followed by tours of the Additive Manufacturing Lab. Prism is also entering all attendees into a drawing to win a MAKERBOT 3D PRINTER!

In addition, Prism will unveil its Applications Engineers’ designs to “3D Print a Better Work Day” at its Grand Opening on September 10, 2014. Join us to learn how 3D printers are changing not only the design & manufacturing industries, but also day-to-day life.

To learn more about Prism Engineering, Inc.’s technical support, subscription service, and other products & services, visit www.prismeng.com.

About Prism Engineering, Inc.:
Prism Engineering is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of SolidWorks 3D CAD software, Mastercam CAM software, and Stratasys 3D Printers. In addition to these products, Prism offers a host of complementary Training and Support Services at its regional facilities and Certified Training Centers located in Horsham, PA, Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Elkridge, MD, and Lynchburg, VA. For more information, demonstrations, and news about products and services, please contact Prism at 888-441-9696 or visit www.prismeng.com.

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Contact: Elizabeth Shovlin, Prism Engineering, Inc., 888-441-9696, marketing@prismeng.com.


Prism Engineering Announces New Office & Training Center in Harrisburg, PA

Prism Engineering Announces New Office & Training Center in Harrisburg, PA

May 15, 2014-Harrisburg, PAPrism Engineering, Inc., the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of CAD, CAM, and 3D printing products & services, announces the addition of its Harrisburg Office & Training Center. Prism’s Training Center is located at 479 Port View Drive, Suite B27, Harrisburg, PA 17111.The new office brings Prism’s award-winning training & support services closer to the engineering, manufacturing, and design professionals in the Harrisburg region. Serving as Central Pennsylvania’s only Certified SolidWorks and Mastercam Training Center, Prism’s Harrisburg location will begin hosting certified training classes effective June 1, 2014.

“Our Harrisburg office complements Prism’s additional three offices in Pennsylvania and fills the region’s need for Certified SolidWorks and Mastercam training,” said John Ewell, President of Prism Engineering. “Our Harrisburg office will provide Prism’s award-winning training & services to our valued customers in this area.”

In addition, Prism will bring a selection of Stratasys 3D printing products & services to its Harrisburg office to serve a growing local demand for additive manufacturing solutions.

On June 4, 2014, Prism will host an Open House event at its Harrisburg office to demonstrate the capabilities of CAD, CAM, and 3D printing products and services. Join Prism between 3 and 6 PM for SolidWorks, Mastercam, and Stratasys demonstrations on the hour and half hour. Please RSVP on www.prismeng.com.

To learn more about Prism Engineering, Inc.’s technical support, subscription service, and other products & services, visit www.prismeng.com.

About Prism Engineering, Inc.:
Prism Engineering is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of SolidWorks 3D CAD software, Mastercam CAM software, and Stratasys 3D Printers. In addition to these products, Prism offers a host of complementary Training and Support Services at its regional facilities and Certified Training Centers located in Horsham, PA, Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Elkridge, MD, and Lynchburg, VA. For more information, demonstrations, and news about products and services, please contact Prism at 888-441-9696 or visit www.prismeng.com.

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Contact: Elizabeth Shovlin, Prism Engineering, Inc., 888-441-9696, marketing@prismeng.com.

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Prism Engineering Announces Expansion of Office & Training Center in Pittsburgh, PA

Prism Engineering Announces Expansion & Relocation of Pittsburgh Office

May 15, 2014-Pittsburgh, PAPrism Engineering, Inc., the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of CAD, CAM, and 3D printing products & services, announces the relocation & expansion of its Pittsburgh Office & Training Center. Prism’s Training Center is located at 700 Blaw Avenue, Suite 104, Blawnox, PA 15238.The office expansion enables Prism to serve engineering, manufacturing, and design professionals in the Pittsburgh region with additional training and support capabilities. Prism’s Pittsburgh office remains the only Certified SolidWorks and Mastercam Training Center in Pittsburgh; classes began this week at the expanded facility.

“We identified a need for additional SolidWorks, Mastercam, and Stratasys services in the Pittsburgh region,” said John Ewell, President of Prism Engineering. “Prism’s expanded Pittsburgh office in Blawnox will allow us to accommodate the increased demand for in Prism’s award-winning training & services.”

In addition, Prism will bring a selection of Stratasys 3D printing products & services to its Pittsburgh office to serve a growing demand for additive manufacturing solutions in the Western PA region.

On June 5, 2014, Prism will host an Open House event at its Pittsburgh office to demonstrate the capabilities of CAD, CAM, and 3D printing products and services. Join Prism between 3 and 6 PM for SolidWorks, Mastercam, and Stratasys demonstrations on the hour and half hour. Please RSVP on www.prismeng.com.

To learn more about Prism Engineering, Inc.’s technical support, subscription service, and other products & services, visit www.prismeng.com.

About Prism Engineering, Inc.:
Prism Engineering is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of SolidWorks 3D CAD software, Mastercam CAM software, and Stratasys 3D Printers. In addition to these products, Prism offers a host of complementary Training and Support Services at its regional facilities and Certified Training Centers located in Horsham, PA, Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Elkridge, MD, and Lynchburg, VA. For more information, demonstrations, and news about products and services, please contact Prism at 888-441-9696 or visit www.prismeng.com.

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Contact: Elizabeth Shovlin, Prism Engineering, Inc., 888-441-9696, marketing@prismeng.com.

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Prism Engineering Sponsors 3D Maryland in Howard County, MD

Prism is proud to sponsor 3D Maryland of the Howard County Economic Development Authority in Maryland. 3D Maryland is a state-wide leadership initiative to increase engagement between 3D printing and additive manufacturing and regional businesses, industry, and entrepreneurs.

Additive Manufacturing is a process that is becoming more prevalent in household names across the country, like Oreck. Read more in our previous blog post: Printing Production Tools with Stratasys 3D Printers.

Learn more about Prism’s sponsorship and additive manufacturing in this clip from WBAL in Baltimore, MD:


Toby delivers Surfacing lecture at Happy Valley Users Group

Hello Prism Engineering Community,
Last night I had the distinct honor to present at the happy valley users group meet.

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This was terrific meeting held in the beautiful Stuckeman Family Bldg at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. There were about 80 people in attendance at this users group, and many of them were future engineers (Students!).

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The lecture was titled “Beginners Surfacing for Beginners“. We posted a very similar version of this lecture as a webinar on the Prism Engineering youtube page, so for a review of the material covered check out the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9MqW3o4ZLE

Of course the organizers of the event wouldn’t let me get away without first singing my song about FULLY DEFINING YOUR SKETCHES, EVERY TIME.

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This song is also available on our youtube page at the following link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RORuZoj2ag

Following the meeting I got a TON of questions from students who came up to my computer and wanted some additional tips and tricks. It was a great night with a lot of crowd participation and a lot of laughs. And, of course, some great surfacing tips and tricks!
Thanks very much to Randall Bock and all the organizers of the Happy Valley Users Group!


What Manufacturing Really Looks Like

Prism Engineering is a proud supporter of hundreds of US manufacturing facilities, and we wanted to share this snapshot of “What Manufacturing Really Looks Like” created by NIST. As a proud participant of Manufacturing Day 2013, and a slated participant of Manufacturing Day 2014, we realize the benefits of supporting engineers, manufacturers, and machinists with strong tools, like SolidWorks, Mastercam, and Strasys 3D printers. We’re proud to help a fraction of the whopping 17.4 million Americans working in the Manufacturing sector, such as the featured Rodon Group!

“What Manufacturing Really Looks Like” infographic from NIST:

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Learn more facts & figures on NIST’s Manufacturing Innovation blog post. Questions? Comments? Let us know in a comment below!


Prism Engineering to Host 3D Printing Event During Philly Tech Week 2014

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March 26, 2014 -Philadelphia, PA Today, Prism Engineering, Inc. announced plans to host an event during the 4th annual Philly Tech Week, entitled, “Building Philly’s Future with 3D Printing”. The event will be held at Prism’s Horsham office on April 11 from 1-3 PM and will feature FDM and PolyJet 3D printers offered through Stratasys Ltd., with particular emphasis on the practical and exciting ways 3D printers are enabling innovation in Philadelphia businesses.

Prism Engineering is a leading provider of Stratasys 3D printing products & services in the Mid-Atlantic region; through interactive presentations and on-site 3D printing demonstrations using Stratasys 3D printers, Prism will demonstrate the innovative results produced by the integration of additive manufacturing in a host of industries.

Philly Tech Week is a weeklong celebration of technology and innovation, organized by Technical.ly Philly, where the community is invited to participate on an open calendar. In 2013, 20,000 people attended 110 events organized by 200 partners. Prism Engineering’s participation in the open calendar positions them as an official partner of Philly Tech Week. Hundreds of news publications covered last year’s Philly Tech Week 2013, including the Wall Street Journal, Marketplace, Fast Company, Polygon, All Things Considered, TODAY Show, Christian Science Monitor, Daily News, Inquirer, Washington Post, Time, Business Week, and many others.

“Building Philly’s Future with 3D Printing” will be held on April 11 at Prism’s Horsham, PA Office & Training Center from 1 – 3 PM. Tickets are free. Those interested in attending can RSVP on Prism Engineering’s website.

About Prism Engineering, Inc.:
Prism Engineering is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of SolidWorks 3D CAD software, Mastercam CAM software, and Stratasys 3D Printers. In addition to these products, Prism offers a host of complementary Training and Support Services at its regional facilities and Certified Training Centers located in Horsham, PA, Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Elkridge, MD, and Lynchburg, VA. For more information, demonstrations, and news about products and services, please contact Prism at 888-441-9696 or visit www.prismeng.com.

About Stratasys:
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet® processes produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye On Demand digital-manufacturing service. Online at: stratasys.com or blog.stratasys.com.

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Prism Engineering Announces Preferred Reseller Partnership with SolidBox

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March 4, 2014—Philadelphia, PAPrism Engineering, Inc., the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of CAD, CAM,
and 3D printing products & services, announces its “Preferred Reseller” partnership with SolidBox, a turnkey
hardware integrator for SolidWorks and Mastercam end users.

SolidBox defines Preferred Resellers as a source for superior SolidWorks & Mastercam software & training
solutions in that region. Defined on the SolidBox website as a reseller that shares “the same passion for
customer service” as SolidBox, Prism Engineering provides “services and support that actually do add value to an
already amazing software package” for SolidWorks & Mastercam users.

As an exclusive Preferred Reseller in the Mid-Atlantic region, Prism now provides a direct path to optimized and
approved hardware solutions for its best-in-class software packages: SolidWorks and Mastercam. Prism
Engineering clients have direct access to 6 different configurations of laptop and desktop packages approved &
optimized by SolidBox specifically to run powerful & demanding CAD and CAM packages. Visit Prism’s
“Recommended Hardware” page to learn more: SolidWorks SolidBox Packages; Mastercam SolidBox Packages.

“We want to give our clients the best solutions to do their jobs’ effectively, which includes hardware offerings,”
says Toby Schnaars, Director of Technical Services at Prism Engineering. “We’ve partnered with SolidBox to
provide this option as they are the leading turnkey hardware integrator for systems optimized for SolidWorks
and Mastercam.”

To learn more about the Preferred Reseller program, visit the SolidBox Preferred Reseller listing.

To learn more about Prism Engineering, Inc.’s technical support, subscription service, and other products &
services, visit www.prismeng.com.

About Prism Engineering, Inc.:
Prism Engineering is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of SolidWorks 3D CAD software, Mastercam CAM
software, and Stratasys 3D Printers. In addition to these products, Prism offers a host of complementary
Training and Support Services at its regional facilities and Certified Training Centers located in Horsham, PA,
Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Elkridge, MD, and Lynchburg, VA. For more information,
demonstrations, and news about products and services, please contact Prism at 888-441-9696 or visit
www.prismeng.com.

About SolidBox:
SolidBox is a turnkey hardware integrator for SolidWorks and Mastercam end users. We sell servers, desktops,
and laptops that are configured specifically for SolidWorks and Mastercam. Our integrator process ensures an
optimal experience. Go, create…Empower Yourself! www.mysolidbox.com.

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Contact: Elizabeth Shovlin, Prism Engineering, Inc., 888-441-9696, marketing@prismeng.com.


Prism Engineering Recognized at SWW14 as Top Performing VAR in North America

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Prism Engineering Recognized at SolidWorks World 2014 as Top Performing VAR in North America

February 20, 2014-Philadelphia, PAPrism Engineering, Inc., the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of CAD, CAM, and 3D printing products & services, was the proud recipient of several awards recognizing its best-in-class technical support, customer service, and sales processes at SolidWorks World 2014 in San Diego, CA.

At the annual Reseller Awards Dinner-a dinner attended by nearly all SolidWorks resellers around the world-Prism received the Elite 190 Club Subscription Services & President’s Club awards, among additional sales excellence awards.

The Elite 190 Club Subscription Services award is awarded to resellers that renew their clients’ SolidWorks subscription service contracts at best-in-class rates each year. This is a direct indication of the VAR’s quality of technical and sales support service; Prism is proud to provide its clients with expert-level technical support, a dedicated & attentive sales team, and unique, value-added benefits.

The President’s Club award recognizes VARs with customer-oriented business practices and best-in-class sales performance. The award exemplifies Prism’s status as a leading reseller in North America.

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From left: John Ewell, President, and Chris Tarka, Vice President of Sales at Prism Engineering

 

“I am proud to receive these awards that exemplify our staff’s commitment to our clients,” said John Ewell, President of Prism Engineering. “We strive to provide superb technical support and industry-leading solutions for the design & manufacturing industries in the Eastern United States. These awards demonstrate our success in 2013.”

To learn more about Prism Engineering, Inc.’s technical support, subscription service, and other products & services, visit www.prismeng.com.

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From left: Dan Wilkes, Regional Manager – Pittsburgh, Rodger Stephens, Account Manager, and Rob Radzai, Account Manager at Prism Engineering

 

About Prism Engineering, Inc.:
Prism Engineering is the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of SolidWorks 3D CAD software, Mastercam CAM software, and Stratasys 3D Printers. In addition to these products, Prism offers a host of complementary Training and Support Services at its regional facilities and Certified Training Centers located in Horsham, PA, Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Elkridge, MD, and Lynchburg, VA. For more information, demonstrations, and news about products and services, please contact Prism at 888-441-9696 or visit www.prismeng.com.

About Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.:

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation. SolidWorks products deliver an intuitive experience in product design, simulation, publishing, data management and environmental impact assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit the company’s website (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

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Contact: Elizabeth Shovlin, Prism Engineering, Inc., 888-441-9696, marketing@prismeng.com

 

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Prism Engineering at SolidWorks World 2014

Thanks to all that came out to support SolidWorks & visited with Prism Engineering at this year’s SolidWorks World. It was a busy week, but sunny San Diego treated the Prism team well!

SolidWorks World 2014 Recap

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Photocred: MLC CAD Systems

We even had a few cases of sunburn, but we decided that was the lesser evil compared to frostbite from the bitter-cold temps at our East Coast offices:

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We finally adjusted to the sunshine, and embraced the So-Cal spirit with a ukelele session during Toby’s Surfacing for Beginners technical presentation on Tuesday. Watch the Surfacing for Beginners presentation Toby previously recorded:

Surfacing for Beginners – Part 1

Surfacing for Beginners – Part 2

Toby is Prism Engineering’s Director of Technical Services; frequently he carries a ukelele & performs this instructional musical video entitled, “Fully Define (Every Time)”. It’s a quick guide to ensuring your sketches are properly restrained:

We are also very proud of a few special members of the Prism Engineering User Community; two of our longtime customers & friends were recognized for their superb SolidWorks talent & dedication:

jeff holliday awardJeff Holliday | User Group Leader of the Year

Jeff Holliday is the local leader of the MARISUG (Mid-Atlantic Region Independent SolidWorks User Group) SolidWorks User Group & has been a customer of Prism for many years. Jeff is not only a great partner to work with, he is a pillar of the SolidWorks community in Prism Engineering’s User Community. Congratulations, Jeff!

tom smith awardTom Smith | Model Mania Champion

Tom Smith is a regional power user of SolidWorks. Tom smoked the competition during the Model Mania design-off this year by recreating a complete model accurately in 9 minutes and 53 seconds–WOW! Tom is also a Prism partner of many years, and he regularly attends Prism & SolidWorks events–make sure you say, “HI!” next time you see him! Congrats, Tom!

Stay tuned for more updates on SolidWorks World 2014; some exciting product announcements coming your way! Join us for Toby’s SolidWorks Tech Talk–it’s a free webinar featuring tips, tricks, and news surrounding SolidWorks–on March 5 at 12 PM for further updates regarding SolidWorks.

 


SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual: What you NEED to know!

Eight Things You Need to Know About SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual (via http://blogs.solidworks.3mwdev.com)

1. It’s all about concept design. Innovative conceptual design is the core of any successful product. SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual, powered by Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, removes the constraints of traditional structured design programs…

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Win a free pass to SolidWorks World 2014 through the SolidWorks Holiday Gift Contest

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It’s that time of year again—the holiday season is upon us (and even over for some), and SolidWorks World is only a few weeks away.

In the spirit of the season, SolidWorks is giving away two passes to SolidWorks World 2014 to two winners of its SolidWorks World 2014 Holiday Gift Contest.

We know the Prism Engineering user community loves a good design competition (think “Design a Stein” and “Prism Pine Car Derby“), so give it a shot! It’s also a great opportunity to attend SolidWorks World for free. Not THAT’S the gift that keeps on giving!

If you could give someone a gift that you designed yourself in SolidWorks, what would it be? Just leave a comment on the SolidWorks blog post, and include a screen shot or rendering of your design.

Fine print:
You have until 11:59PM EDT on December 22, 2013 to post your entry. SolidWorks will take a look at all of the entries on December 23, then declare the two winners. Naturally, there are some certain terms and restrictions, which you can learn about in the terms and conditions below. In a nutshell, the work you post much be your own original creation (no posting someone else’s work!) and you can’t be a Dassault Systemes employee or a reseller. You’ll also need to be 21 one or older (you have to be 21 to attend the event). And this contest is just for a conference pass–you will have to cover any travel and hotel costs.