SOLIDWORKS Javelin Online Live Training (JOLT): An Effective and Environmentally Friendly Learning Experience

Javelin Online Live Training

The Javelin Online Live Training (JOLT) is an opportunity for users to learn the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD program from their work location. I participated in Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Essentials JOLT training course a few weeks ago in order to become more knowledgeable with SOLIDWORKS so ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Slice Section View now includes Surfaces! [VIDEO]


Until the current release of SOLIDWORKS, displaying surfaces within a drawing view has been a bit tricky in SolidWorks. Past releases have had us jump through a few hoops to get exactly what we want to have displayed on a drawing. SOLIDWORKS 2015 alleviates the majority of those ... Read More

Missing the 5th tab in your SolidNetWork License Manager?

Server Administration tab on the 5-Tab SNL Manager

For much of the functionality of managing the license server, you need to go into the Server Administration tab of the SolidNetWork License (SNL) Manager. This can normally be accessed by going into the license server and going to Start > All Programs > SolidWorks 2015 > ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Spline Based Leaders [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Spline Leader

Sometimes the best path between two points is a curve! Among the many new features of SOLIDWORKS 2015 is the ability to apply spline based leaders. Take a look at the video below to see how you can apply a spline based leader to your annotations in ... 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.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy (?)


A common concern I hear when presenting SOLIDWORKS Simulation is whether or not the results are accurate. This is a difficult – if not impossible - thing to prove without empirical data to back up the results. To reassure those concerned, I usually rely upon the ‘Validation ... Read More

New Mates in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Mate to Profile Center [VIDEO]


There are many cases as designers that we are simply looking to get a job done - generally seeking the most efficient way possible. The ability to use the center of a geometric profile to provide a feature against which to mate, definitely falls within the efficiency ... Read More

20 SOLIDWORKS Enhancement Ideas to Vote for! (in case you are too busy to read all 972 submissions)


It must be very easy being a SOLIDWORKS Product Development Manager nowadays. The users are pretty much doing your job. :) It is that time of the year again, when all SOLIDWORKS users are invited to vote for the Top 10 Enhancement Ideas to be revealed next month at the ... Read More