How to Perform a Telnet Test [VIDEO]

Telnet Test

When troubleshooting connectivity issues for some SOLIDWORKS products, such as the SolidNetwork License Manager, SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM or SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, it's possible that a ping test may succeed but the communication may still be failing. A Telnet Test can be ... Read More

Using the Modify Configurations Table in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Modify Config

For many users, both new and more experienced, working with files with multiple Configurations can get very complicated and confusing, especially if several different variables are being controlled in the various configurations.  To help manage this, one thing I recommend to all ... Read More

How to create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library [VIDEO]

Step 3

One question that often comes up in SOLIDWORKS training courses is "How do I create a SOLIDWORKS Notes Library for my drawings?".  A catalog of commonly used annotations, including notes, can be created in the SOLIDWORKS Design Library. Step 1:  Create a folder in the Design ... Read More

Including the PNG Image Background in a PhotoView 360 Rendering [VIDEO]


In a previous article we explained how you can save a PNG file from Photoview 360 with a transparent background, but what if you want the PNG image background included with the higher image quality of the PNG file?  No problem.  It's actually a very simple procedure but not one ... Read More

Showing the Descriptions of SOLIDWORKS files in Windows Explorer [VIDEO]

Description Column

If you are using SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, one very nice feature is that the vault view can be customized to display any of your SolidWorks custom properties in the detail view as you browse your files.  However if you are just storing your files in Windows Explorer, it doesn't ... Read More

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Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files [VIDEO]


SOLIDWORKS installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also create a SOLIDWORKS Custom appearance file from any image you wish. Create a Custom Appearance File To create a new custom appearance file, you need to start by ... Read More

Contour and Cartoon Rendering with SOLIDWORKS and PhotoView 360 [VIDEO]

Detail - Cartoon Line

You are probably already familiar with the amazing photo realistic renders that are possible using PhotoView 360 in SOLIDWORKS, but what if you want to render a high quality image that looks more like it's been hand drawn?  Well, PhotoView 360 can do that too! Starting with ... Read More

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Extend your SOLIDWORKS Design Capability

Javelin has a solution for every stage of your design process, and to help you be more productive and efficient we have a new SOLIDWORKS promotion to extend your design capabilities. From now through June 30, 2015, when you purchase a license of SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium ... Read More