Author: Lee

  • Versa Note Extended Trial Period and Enhanced Security

    CAD Innovations is proud to announce two exciting improvements to our flagship SolidWorks drawing notes add-in, Versa Note. Not only have we boosted security with Microsoft Trusted Code Signing, but we have also extended the free trial period to three months. Empowering Users with an Extended Trial Period You’re busy. We get it. It can be…

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  • Enhance Your SolidWorks MBD Workflow with Versa Note Model Annotations

    In the dynamic world of CAD design, efficiency and accuracy are paramount. At CAD Innovations, we are always striving to improve Versa Note and provide an invaluable tool for our SolidWorks users. The latest update to Versa Note furthers this goal with the inclusion of SolidWorks MBD (Model-Based Definition) support to take this efficiency to…

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  • A Beginners Guide to Creating PDM Add-ins

    On the heels of our earlier step-by-step guide to creating a SolidWorks add-in, I wanted to offer a similar guide to creating SolidWorks PDM add-ins from the beginning, right up to and including deploying the add-in. Although our flagship SolidWorks drawing note add-in, Versa Note, doesn’t directly interact with PDM currently, it is possible to store your drawing…

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  • Overcoming Challenges with SolidWorks PDM Vault Data

    Any SolidWorks PDM user knows that managing a vast library of CAD files can be a challenge. The SolidWorks PDM (Product Data Management) system offers a powerful solution for organizing, securing, and accessing CAD data. However, what happens when you need to update every file in your SolidWorks PDM vault with specific changes, like custom…

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  • Enhancing Efficiency with New Versa Note Admin Application Features

    In the world of engineering and design, precision and clarity are paramount. Efficiently managing notes and annotations in SolidWorks drawings is a critical aspect of this process, ensuring that every detail is communicated accurately. The Versa Note SolidWorks drawing notes add-in is an invaluable tool for users seeking to streamline their note management workflows, and…

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  • Introducing Versa Note’s New License Tiers: Choose the Perfect Plan for You!

    Starting with version 1.7.0, we’re excited to introduce our brand-new license tiers for our SolidWorks drawing note add-in Versa Note. Whether you’re a freelance designer working solo, part of a small team or a large organization, there’s a Versa Note plan just for you. Personal Tier The Personal license tier, available monthly, is our lowest…

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  • Troubleshooting the Versa Note Installer and Logging Issues with Serilog

    Nothing is easy; in software, and in life. Challenges and hiccups are inevitable when developing . Developers often find themselves grappling with a multitude of issues, ranging from registration problems with installers to debugging customer software tools. In this blog post, we will explore two distinct yet equally significant challenges faced by developers and the solutions…

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  • Getting Creative with GitHub Actions

    Getting Creative with GitHub Actions

    In this blog post, we’ll delve into the intricacies of setting up GitHub Actions and some of the challenges we overcame when developing the CI/CD pipeline for Versa Note, our versatile SolidWorks drawing note add-in. GitHub Actions are an automation and CI/CD platform, enabling the automation of software development tasks through workflows directly from any…

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  • Effortless Exploration of Versa Note

    Effortless Exploration of Versa Note

    Today, we’re thrilled to introduce an improved setup process for new Versa Note users (available starting in v1.4.0). We’ve revamped the onboarding process and included a sample template that requires no initial setup, making it easier than ever for new users to get up and running adding drawing notes in SolidWorks. In previous releases, getting…

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  • Grassroots Email Verification

    Grassroots Email Verification

    Today, we’re delving into another aspect of the new automatic trial license creation for our flagship SolidWorks drawing note application, Versa Note. To ensure fast and easy setup, we’ve automated the trial license creation process. Just download & install the application, launch Versa Note in a SolidWorks drawing, provide your email address, and your trial…

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