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Coordinate System setup for CNC Milling using SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard

In this article, we will define our Coordinate System for 2.5/3 axis milling with SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard. The Coordinate System setup indicated on the part will become the work offset for machining (ex. G54). It is critical that the axis of the CNC machine matches the part to be machined. In the SOLIDWORKS CAM Feature…

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Splice Up Your Life with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019

Route your complete design in 3D with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019!

Much like taxes, new Marvel movies, and broken fillets in SOLIDWORKS, inline connectors and splices are an eventuality for electrical harness designers. These types of connections are easy to set up in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, but were prone to errors when the design was sent for 3D routing. Being able to plan and calculate the…

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SOLIDWORKS and Additive Manufacturing are a Pairing for Perfection

With a wide range of office and professional grade printers, Javelin's Vancouver office houses the most robust additive manufacturing lab in Western Canada.

Do you ever find that an off-the-shelf solution doesn’t quite suit your needs? Maybe you can find something close enough to get the job done, or maybe you can hack several options together, but this can often be a time consuming, trial and error process. Javelin’s Vancouver office recently purchased a new coffee machine (instant…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Large Design Review now has Editing Capabilities

The SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review mode is essential when working with large assemblies.  Models can be opened in a fraction of time for quick review and then load only the components you need to work on.  Use tools like snapshots or walk-through to make the most of it. New in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the ability…

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Getting to the Point is Easier with SOLIDWORKS Rx 2019

Running into an error or unexpected behavior is never a welcomed event by most users, and when a solution is not self evident, it is important to create a SOLIDWORKS Rx file so that your VAR’s technical support team has all the information to make a diagnosis and to resolve the issue. With SOLIDWORKS 2019,…

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How to Split a SOLIDWORKS Manage Auto Number

A delimiter can be added, to the display of a Number (Part Number, Project Number, Document Number etc.) created by Auto Number. This will not change value in the system, but only how the Number is displayed. Splitting of an Auto Number, is accomplished through SOLIDWORKS Manage Administration Options. Select Numbering Schemes from the Advanced…

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How to manually delete a SOLIDWORKS PDM Local Vault View

Rarely, it may not be possible to delete SOLIDWORKS PDM Local Vault by the standard method of right-clicking on it and selecting Delete File Vault View. In these cases, the vault view can be deleted manually. Caution should be taken to ensure all files are checked in first, if possible. After the below processes are…

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How do I move files from one SOLIDWORKS PDM workflow to another?

A question I often come across while on tech support is: How do I move files from one SOLIDWORKS PDM workflow to another? When a new SOLIDWORKS PDM workflow has been created and additional logic and transitions or states added. There is a need to move many existing files over to the new workflow, the…

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How to set default values generation for new sheets in a SOLIDWORKS PDM Drawing

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2019, when you add new sheets to a checked-out SOLIDWORKS drawing file, SOLIDWORKS PDM generates default values for the newly added sheets and updates the values in the drawing data card. Previously, you had to manually update the values of mandatory variables in the drawing data card before check-in. NOTE: You…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Install Quick Reference Guide

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Overview This article aims to describe the steps to install SOLIDWORKS PDM in a client machine in a simplified way, as a quick reference. For detailed instructions, please refer to the SOLIDWORKS PDM Installation Guide on the SOLIDWORKS website. SOLIDWORKS PDM Client Installation Steps Before you begin, make sure you are logged on to the client…

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