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

Extend your Design Capabilities with our SOLIDWORKS Add-in Promotion

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 May 31, 2015, when you purchase a license of SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium ... Read More

Freehand Sketching with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Software


We have done quite a few demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer and every time we do I get more excited about the impact this new technology will have on the Industrial Design process.  In fact, I get excited for any customer who does complex surfacing or creates ... Read More

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Why do my SOLIDWORKS Drawing dimensions move after I placed them? [VIDEO]

Dimension Move

When detailing a drawing, a common complaint for users first starting out with SolidWorks is that dimensions will seemingly arbitrarily jump around after they've been placed.  It isn't that your SolidWorks program is trying to defy your commands, it's actually that the program is ... Read More

Automating SolidWorks for Pool Liner & Cover Design

PoolWorks 1

SolidWorks has been and still is an amazing design tool for any industry that has similar or repetitive design work but when some industry specific programming is done, it can be mind blowing how much time and effort can be saved.  A project that we took on this year was to ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Dynamic Reference Visualization [VIDEO]


Another excellent feature that has been added to this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS is Dynamic Reference Visualization; this is the ability to dynamically see the parent / child relationships between features within the FeatureManager. To quickly ... Read More