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Need to create a non-standard SOLIDWORKS Drawing View?

I have the following tube I need to detail: Tube that requires detailing Wouldn't it be nice if I had a view normal to the hole...

Suppress features or components with nested SOLIDWORKS IF statements

I recently had a customer ask me if it was possible to automatically suppress features or components based on an overall length. This stood out to me as a perfect...
SOLIDWORKS Bolt Connectors

Estimate required Bolt Strength using SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bolt Connectors

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation  bolt connectors allows us to define bolts without the need for a physical bolt modeled and meshed in our assembly. We can define preload for these bolts, pitch...
SOLIDWORKS On-site Training

The benefits of Custom SOLIDWORKS On-site Training from Javelin

Upgrading to a newer version of SOLIDWORKS is a big step in improving your business and productivity. Each year there are over 200 enhancements made to SOLIDWORKS so on top...

Create a solid from an enclosed volume using the SOLIDWORKS Thicken command

The Thicken feature has a hidden option you may not be aware of! If you do any amount of surfacing work you should be familiar with the Knit feature, which...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vs Professional

3 Reasons for Upgrading SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard to Professional

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vs Professional With fast-moving projects and complex designs, data management is extremely important in any environment.  A primary goal of a data management...

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...

New methods of converting Surface into Solid with SOLIDWORKS

When working with surfaces in SOLIDWORKS you would typically convert a surface into solid using the Knit Surface or Thicken Surface feature. But in SOLIDWORKS 2016 you now have the ability to...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the...