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Solidtec is now Intercad the largest reseller of SOLIDWORKS in Australia and New Zealand

Intercad is part of Central Innovation. For over 25 years it has been helping customers transform their design, engineering and manufacturing process. By providing world class software, such as SOLIDWORKS, ongoing technical support, continuing professional development, specialist consulting and high performance hardware, Intercad ensures customers have the tools and expertise to perform: more quickly, more productively, more easily, to budget and with exceptional accuracy. Intercad has the largest team of certified SOLIDWORKS experts and team of engineers experienced in systems development and integration in Australia and New Zealand. It has a results-focused culture; partnering with clients to develop highly cost effective and innovative solutions. Intercad provides the full suite of SOLIDWORKS courses and other customised design training programs at their training facilities around Australia and New Zealand.

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Intercad strengthens SolidWorks offering with Solidtec acquisition

Design solutions providers to merge business operations in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, Australia (January 5, 2014) – Intercad Pty Ltd, the leading supplier of 3D solid modelling products and services across Australia and New Zealand, has acquired fellow 3D CAD specialist Solidtec Solutions.

As part of the deal, Solidtec personnel will join Intercad to further increase the level of expertise at the company, which over the past three years has transitioned into a full-service mechanical computer-aided engineering solutions provider.

“We will merge the two businesses to support a larger range of services,” said Max Piper, Chief Executive Officer, Intercad Pty Ltd. “Established nearly 25 years ago, Intercad is the longest-standing 3D solid modelling specialist in the region, giving us a depth of industry knowledge that is evidenced in the range of services we offer and the breadth of products we represent.

“Our customers come to us because of our best-in-class technical support, training programs, and industry and business knowledge. This merger of operations will serve to enhance these offerings which can deliver competitive advantages to those customers.”

Solidtec sales personnel will join Intercad as a result of the acquisition. Former Solidtec Chief Executive Officer Shane Preston said the sale will ultimately benefit both organisations – their personnel and the customers.

“Now is the time for the manufacturing industry in Australia to embrace innovation and efficiency as a means to global competitiveness, especially given a stubbornly high Australian dollar as well as increased competition from many low-cost countries,” said Preston. “In this climate, the best way for both companies to help their customers is through the combination of their expertise. The integration of Solidtec with Intercad will provide a focus on customer success and ensure Australian and New Zealand manufacturers, engineers and designers have the best available tools, training and support to increase productivity and better compete on a global scale.”

Solidtec customers will now be able to access the full portfolio of products that have been introduced to Intercad customers in the past 12 months.

“Manufacturing is facing significant headwinds, but it’s a resilient industry and companies are constantly looking to invest in services that increase productivity in a competitive global market,” said Piper. “Intercad is working on developing partnerships with organisations such as IC3D to further strengthen our ability to offer customers a more complete solution that meets their requirements and maximises their investment in SolidWorks, including products for steel fabrication and simple language translation.

“Our commitment to helping our customers navigate through a challenging time has not wavered, and this deal opens the door for increased customer feedback and collaboration.”

About Intercad Pty Ltd
Intercad Pty Ltd is the leading distributor of SolidWorks in Australia and New Zealand. Intercad Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned company specialising in Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering, Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (MCAE/CAD/PDM/FEA) solutions. Established in 1988 with offices in each major state capital in Australia and in New Zealand, its core activities include software sales, technical support, training and consulting services.

For more information please visit www.intercad.com.au or call Intercad’s head office on 1300-223 226.

51. SolidWorks Electrical - Separate Mechanical and Electrical Components in BOM



This video demonstrates how to separate Electrical and Mechanical components in a SolidWorks Electrical project and place them on separate BOMs.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

50. SolidWorks Electrical - Intelligent Wires


This video demonstrates how easy and quick it is to create electrical schematics with the use of the intelligent wires in SolidWorks Electrical.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

49. SolidWorks Electrical - How to Customise all User Data in SolidWorks Electrical


This video demonstrates how to fully customise each user data field in SolidWorks Electrical. User Data 1 - 20 can be used to create company specific information that needs to be attached to a project or component.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

48. SolidWorks Electrical - How to Add a Cable Reference to a Wire


This video demonstrates how to add Manufacturers data or a Cable reference to the wires that are used in the various schematics.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

Export DWG/DXF 3D Point Coordinates to xyz - plot into SWX Via Excel Macro





In this video Solidtec.com.au Applications Engineer Perry Klinger shows you a new method of extracting 3D reference points from a DWG or DXF via a third party application called Dxf2xyz (note other software is available that can do this process also) to an .xyz file which can be opened in MS Note pad. Then by copying the coordinates to a macro based excel document we can plot the 3D points back into a SolidWorks part.

References:
Dxf2xyz 2.0 - http://www.guthcad.com/freestuff.htm

Download Excel XYZ to SWX macro + SWX to Excel XYZ macro here --http://goo.gl/0CmHHL

http://solidtecsolutions.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/this-blog-shows-you-how-to-create.html

For more information about SolidWorks and Solidtec please check out the links below

http://www.solidtec.com.au/

http://youtube.com/SolidtecAU

47. SolidWorks Electrical - How to Password Protect the Libraries



If you have a large group of designers working in SolidWorks Electrical, you do not want every designer making changes to the large library in the software. This video demonstrates how to password protect the library so that only "Document Control" can add / modify / delete data from the library.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

46. SolidWorks Electrical - How to Move Terminals in their Terminal Strip



This video demonstrates the various options to move terminals in their terminal strips after you have reordered component marks in SolidWorks Electrical.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

45. SolidWorks Electrical - How to Open the Correct Ports in your Firewall


This how-to video demonstrates how and what ports need to be opened in your firewall in order for SolidWorks Electrical to work with its SQL Database and Collaborative Server.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

44. SolidWorks Electrical - How to use Terminal Bridges on Terminal Strips


This video demonstrates how easy it is to bridge terminals in the Terminal Strip Manager of SolidWorks Electrical. The video then continues to illustrate how bridges can be represented in a terminal strip drawing.
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

43. SolidWorks Electrical - How to Create a 2D Electrical Drawing with Cabinet and Back Plate


This video demonstrates how to utilise Solidworks Electrical 2D to create a 2D Drawing of an Electrical cabinet and its back plate. The designer can then continue to add the DIN rails and components to the project. 
Posted by: Christian van der Horst, SolidWorks Electrical Technical Manager

Weld Check Using SolidWorks Simulation



In this Blog Applications Engineer Amgad Yacoub shows how to use the weld check tool available in SolidWorks simulation professional.

This is a very neat and handy tool that can help designers to identify problems with their weld connectors.


For more information about SolidWorks and Solidtec please check out the links below

http://www.solidtec.com.au/

https://www.youtube.com/user/SolidtecAU

SolidWorks 2013 Flat Tree Display



In this video Solidtec Applications Engineer Nayshil Singh shows us the new feature in SolidWorks 2013 called 'Flat Tree Display".

this is an excellent and useful feature and may become a regular favorite during modeling.

the hot key for this neat trick is CTRL+T

For more information about SolidWorks and Solidtec please check out the links below

http://www.solidtec.com.au/

https://www.youtube.com/user/SolidtecAU

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