Javelin’s Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips 2016

Article by Rod Mackay updated December 12, 2016


The Javelin Technical Team has been hard at work this year creating nearly 500 SOLIDWORKS Tips! The year is nearly over and we want to thank our 1 Million+ web visitors with a list of our Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips 2016.

Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips 2016

Listed below are the most popular posts published this year, how many have you read?

 1How to change a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Dimension Colour
This is actually an updated post from a few years ago and has been very popular with our readers this year who wanted to know the various techniques for changing dimension colours in a drawing.
 2Why are my SOLIDWORKS Thumbnails and Previews missing?
This blog post was created to answer a frequently asked question we receive from our customers. Being the second most read post this year it looks like a lot of other SOLIDWORKS users also needed an answer to this minor problem.
 3The Top 10 New Features in SOLIDWORKS 2017
What’s New SOLIDWORKS posts are always popular and a lot of our readers wanted to know what the top ten new features are in the latest release of SOLIDWORKS this year.
 4Download SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional FREE Trial
SOLIDWORKS Visualize is one of the coolest products available from Dassault Systems and as such proves popular with our readers. This post was created to help users obtain a free trial of the professional version and where to find a quick training course.
 5How to Add a Watermark to your SOLIDWORKS Drawing
In at number 5 is an informative post on the best procedure for adding a watermark to your drawing documents.
 6How to add materials to the SOLIDWORKS Material Database
SOLIDWORKS Simulation software in becoming more popular in the marketplace and one of the main things Simulation users want to know is how to add material to the database. Our number six most read post has the answer.
 7SOLIDWORKS 2016 Automatic Drawing Border
Automatic drawing border is a great feature added to SOLIDWORKS 2016 and has proved a popular topic with our readers looking to speed up their drawing production.
 8Create a Photo-realistic Rendering in only 5 Minutes with SOLIDWORKS Visualize
To prove how fast and easy SOLIDWORKS Visualize is to use we wrote a blog post to demonstrate a decent rendering can be done in 5 minutes.
 9How to create a SOLIDWORKS BOM Template for Drawings and Assemblies
Here is a great productivity tip on how to create a BOM template so you can use save time when inserting and formatting a BOM table in your production drawings.
 10How to learn SOLIDWORKS when you can’t attend a training class?!
The last post in this list is actually about our online training service, and proved popular with users searching for alternative methods to learn SOLIDWORKS.


That is our Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips 2016. If you are interested in the most popular tips from last year you can also review our Top Ten SOLIDWORKS Tips 2015.

Let us know in the comments below which was your favourite tip? And any requests for tech tips are always welcome.

Thanks for reading,

Javelin Technical Team

Related Links

Certified SOLIDWORKS Services available from Javelin

Javelin can help you to:

Find Related Content by TAG:

Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.