SOLIDWORKS 2015 is here! My Favorite Top 20 CAD Enhancements

Cage build with 3 Width mates

Ever since I watched the SOLIDWORKS 2015 teaser videos at SOLIDWORKS World in January, I knew that the newest release of SOLIDWORKS will be something special. Let me tell you why. In every new release I am looking for three very important factors: How many enhancement ... Read More

Javelin Technologies Reports Growing Interest in 3D Design and 3D Printing in Western Canada

The Javelin Technologies Team

3D seems to be the tech topic of the year in Canada's western provinces and the nation's own Javelin Technologies is leading the charge, partnering with creative engineers in sectors such as agriculture, oil and gas, water purification, manufacturing, health care, and ... Read More

Hole Wizard Database File is not the Expected Version

Hole Wizard Holes

The Problem: A question we often get on the support line is in regards to this error message: It reads: "Error: The database file 'C:\SolidWorks Data\lang\english\swbrowser.mdb' is not the expected version (16.02)" The file path and the number shown may vary. The ... Read More

Excluding Components from your Simulation Studies [VIDEO]


There are a couple options for excluding components from your SolidWorks Simulation studies, but they behave differently. Method #1: Using the Exclude from Analysis command The first method is directly in an existing study.  You can right-click on ... Read More

A solution for designing with fabrics in SolidWorks

Furniture designed with SolidWorks

As a SolidWorks Designer there may come a time when your product design requires you to work with industrial fabrics or composites. You've got your SolidWorks 3D design and now you need to determine how to cover it in the required fabric or composite material, produce patterns ... Read More

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Lean Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS and a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer [VIDEO]


Acist (Advanced Contrast Imaging System Technology) is a medical-device company that specializes in developing contrast injection systems in the fields of cardiology and radiology. Acist’s devices infuse dye into the vascular system, letting physicians visualize ... Read More

How to Add a Welded Nut to Your Sheet Metal Part in SolidWorks using Move-Copy Bodies [VIDEO]


If you've ever tried to tap an M6 thread into a 1.5mm sheet metal part in real life, you will find that the threads strip very easily due to the fact that you will not even get 2 full threads in the material. Clinch nuts are the ideal answer, but another commonly used practise is ... Read More