IRAP Business Funding Grants for SolidWorks Software Implementation & Customization

The National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has been one of the most prolific Canadian Government Funding Organizations with regards to their support of technological innovations within Canada’s Industries. Due to changes to the 2012 Federal ... Read More

Breakfast Television at Javelin

BT Jennifer Valentyne & Javelin Intern Martyna Domurad

Yesterday was an exciting day at Javelin! We had Breakfast Television come by our office for our National Engineering Month event. Our special guests were the OTHS Red Devils Robotics Team, Sheridan Engineering Club / S.I.T Racing and Engineers without Borders. It was a huge ... Read More

3 Ways to Increase Productivity Today + The Multitasking Myth

At our Javelin office in Oakville, we're lucky to work in a colourful, spacious and social work environment. Here are some tips that you can easily follow to increase productivity and over-all mood at your office! #1 Be happy. Being in a good mood increases ... Read More

Introducing Andrew Lowe – Winner of the 2011 Rocket Design Competition

Andrew in action

Today I got the chance to chat with Andrew Lowe, the 2011  Winner of the Rocket Award for Best in Show at the 2011 Rocket Design Competition. Beside being an young but accomplished industrial designer, Andrew is also the author of a very interesting and useful article posted ... Read More

Become a SolidWorks Expert

If you want to become more efficient with SOLIDWORKS then learn SOLIDWORKS live over the web with Javelin. Classes include Drawings, Surfacing, Sheet Metal, Simulation, plus GD&T.

How to prepare pictures of real parts or hand drawn sketches as input for SolidWorks 3D models

Remote Control Sketched Elevations

As SolidWorks users, sometimes we have to create a 3D part from a sketch provided by a creative professional, such as an industrial designer. Quickly adjusting the images in Adobe Photoshop can provide more accurate results when the images are used as modelling aids in ... Read More

Introducing Ralph Wright – our Newest Blog Contributor

Ralph Wright crop

Ralph Wright has just posted a very useful tech tip on the Javelin blog, including a detailed step by step guide about how to add new hole sizes in the Hole Wizard. I know Ralph very well from meetings at the Ontario SolidWorks User Group and from having him in my SolidWorks ... Read More

PhotoView 360 – Surface Finish Overview Video

Question Mark

One of the most underutilized feature sets of PhotoView 360 is the appearance surface finish tab.  Why is it underutilized?  For a couple of reasons I think, those being: It’s found in the appearance advanced settings that some users may never activate. Most users don’t ... Read More