SW2017

Using Preserve Geometry References when saving a SOLIDWORKS Assembly as a Part

Part with solid bodies

Do you have an assembly with complex parts which has a high rebuild time? Maybe it’s a supplier assembly, or an assembly that you don’t want any components modified. Saving the assembly as a part can help to reduce file size, decrease load time, and ensure confidentiality for the component geometry if shared outside your…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017 is a Game Changer with Motion Study Export

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2017

With the release of SOLIDWORKS Visualize in 2016 DS SOLIDWORKS added an incredibly powerful true to life rendering tool to the Innovation Platform.   Visualize makes it as easy as a drag and drop to get jaw dropping, realistic images out of your CAD system, and even though it is very easy to use…they’ve made…

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Large Assemblies taking too long to load? Try SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Mode

SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review

Are your SOLIDWORKS assemblies taking too long to load? There is a solution for you with the SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Mode. When you need to get into an assembly and would like to view all the components and maybe get some measurements you do not need to open up the assembly fully resolved. Instead…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Installation

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional installation for the 2017 release is now carried out through the SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager. The installation can be selected from the Installation Manager Welcome page, under Server products as shown in the figure below: On the summary page click on Change to configure the PDM installation. Choose the appropriate product. In this case PDM…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Navigation Controls

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Navigation Options

SOLIDWORKS Visualize was a great addition to the tools available to SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium users.  But the SOLIDWORKS Visualize navigation controls in the 2016 release were very different from SOLIDWORKS; which made switching back and forth between the programs a bit confusing for long time SOLIDWORKS users. Starting with the 2017 release of Visualize though,…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 includes new features for the Composer Player API

In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 the Composer Player Application Programming Interface (API) has been enhanced with a number of new features.  Some of the new enhancements to the SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 API are briefly outlined below: Reset “Zoom Fit all” Property for Views New methods have been made available to reset the value of the Zoom…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2017 for Large Assembly Modeling [WEBINAR]

solidworks 2017 large assembly webinar

New SOLIDWORKS 2017 Large Assembly Modeling functionality allows you to do more while you wait for components to fully resolve when loading. In previous releases, while waiting for components to load and fully resolve, you could only pan, zoom, and rotate the model. Now you can also do the following: Navigate the FeatureManager design tree Measure distances Create cross sections Hide…

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Discover the Optimal Digital Design Process at a SOLIDWORKS 2017 Event

Attend a SOLIDWORKS 2017 Event

Over the next couple of months, Javelin’s 3D design experts will be hosting a SOLIDWORKS 2017 Event in a Canadian city near you. Each complimentary seminar will highlight the top enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017, provide performance best practices, and show you how to increase your productivity through the Optimal Digital Design Process.  Are your SOLIDWORKS Settings and…

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