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The Javelin Automotive Virtual Tech Conference begins Today! 

Automotive Tech Conference Today

Calling all designers and manufacturers of automotive parts, heavy equipment and transportation machinery across all industries attend our virtual tech conference today at 11:00AM ET! The theme of the Automotive Virtual Tech Conference is geared toward the automotive and transportation industries, but if you aren’t working in the automotive or transportation industry – not to…

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Microsoft SQL Licensing for SOLIDWORKS PDM FAQs

SOLIDWORKS Microsoft SQL

SOLIDWORKS PDM, SOLIDWORKS Manage and SOLIDWORKS Electrical software all rely on databases hosted by Microsoft SQL Server software to operate. The Microsoft SQL Server software is licensed separately from your SOLIDWORKS software, so it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct licensing for both the Release and Edition of Microsoft SQL Server…

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How to hide and show a BOM in SOLIDWORKS Composer Animations

Maximum opacity-BOM shown

SOLIDWORKS Composer geometric actors or collaborative actors such as a BOM can be shown or hidden in an animation. If once the actor is hidden it will remain hidden throughout the animation and if we try to show the actor, it will be visible throughout the animation. Hence, hide or show is not the right…

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Why Javelin Authorized SOLIDWORKS Training is the best option

SOLIDWORKS Training

Where should you go for the best SOLIDWORKS training, a College, University, or an Authorized SOLIDWORKS Training Centre? So you realize that training is a vital aspect for growth and increased productivity at your company, but where should you go for the best training? The choices are broad and varied, from college and university courses to books and…

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Push your SOLIDWORKS design envelope with SIMULIA Structural Mechanics Engineer

SIMULIA Structural Mechanics Engineer

To have a competitive advantage, we see that more businesses are investing in solutions which can help achieve reduced time-to-market, be cost-effective, sustainable, and have an optimal design with better performance. As a result, it is important to have a solution which encourages collaboration on the design and engineering front, validates them by enabling users…

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Transforming a high-detail Artec 3D Scan with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool

Artec Space Spider 3D Scan

When using SOLIDWORKS to create CAD models of complex, high-detail meshes, you need to start with a first-rate 3D scan of the model, such as this example from an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner. Then use the SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool to simplify the geometry. Using an Artec Scanner you are guaranteed detailed scanned models…

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Dynamic FEA Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation & 3DEXPERIENCE Works

Vibration Analysis / FEA

This on-demand webinar covers the simulation of vibration and dynamics using SOLIDWORKS FEA tools. DS discuss some basic concepts in natural and forced vibration, explaining a few different types of linear dynamic analysis types, plus a review of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation linear dynamics study setup, and transition to the benefits of using Structural Mechanics Engineer…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawings Best Practice Tutorial

SOLIDWORKS Drawings

Got drawing issues? One of the biggest issues that our customers face is a disconnect between the design and manufacturing departments. Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Drawings Service is customized to solve your unique drawing production and manufacturing issues. In this on-demand webinar, Javelin’s certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and Training Process Consultant; Jamie Hill, will demonstrate what Javelin’s Drawing Service can do for…

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Stratasys adds carbon fiber on the F123 series printers with ABS-CF10

ABS-CF10 Alignment Fixture printed on the Stratasys F123 printer

Can you 3D print carbon fiber? Stratasys F123 series printers including the F170, F270, and F370 are now capable of printing stronger, stiffer, and lighter-weight parts with the addition of a carbon fiber material – ABS-CF10. ABS-CF10 is an ABS-based material with 10% chopped carbon fiber, making it 15% stronger and 50% stiffer than ABS….

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Mate Property Manager Interface Change in SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Mate PropertyManager

The Standard, Advanced, and Mechanical mate categories found in the Mate Property Manager have now moved into tabs at the top of the Property Manager in SOLIDWORKS 2021! SOLIDWORKS 2021 Property Manager: SOLIDWORKS 2021 User Interface has the Mate type categories as tabs and the appropriate mates are shown under the “Mate Type” group box….

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