Articles by: 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.
Thursday, December 9, 2021Online10:00 AM ET

Get to Know DriveWorks

DriveWorksXpress

Are your designs “the same but different”? Have you ever wondered if you could automate repetitive designs and tasks? Let us show you how to reduce costs and increase profitability while automating your customized designs. Join us on Thursday, December 9th, at 10 AM ET for our…

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Best of What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2018 – 2022

SOLIDWORKS 2018 - 2022

Catch up with the new and old SOLIDWORKS updates with the Best of What’s New 2018 – 2022. Recent releases of SOLIDWORKS have introduced significant enhancements that improve the way you work. Evolutions in assembly performance, graphics responsiveness, and drawing detailing give you time back…

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Introduction to Stereolithography 3D Printing / Prototyping

Stereolithography printing

Designers, engineers and part providers are increasingly choosing stereolithography (SL) printing technology for prototyping applications because of its ability to print complex designs with a high degree of accuracy, fine resolution and smooth part sidewalls. Parts produced using SL technology require little or no post-processing, resulting in…

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Get Ready for SOLIDWORKS 2022 with an Update Guide

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Update Guide

Are you ready for your SOLIDWORKS 2022 update? Get your company, department and individual users ready by downloading our comprehensive guide. SOLIDWORKS 2022 is coming soon, in October we are running SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New Online Training Sessions to help you get up to speed with the…

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021Online10:00 AM ET

SOLIDWORKS Online Training Free Preview

SOLIDWORKS Online Training

Our experienced team of engineers spend hours in SOLIDWORKS and are constantly adding to their skillset with the latest “What’s New” additions. Whether you are looking for a new tool, keyboard shortcut, or concept, come experience a shortened sketching lesson and see what it is…

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October 4 - 5, 2021Online10:00 AM ET

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 Live Tech Talks Digital Event

SOLIDWORKS 2022 What's New Launch Event

Attend the TriMech and Javelin – A TriMech Company, 2-Day Live Broadcast Event to discover What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 plus the latest in technology for 3D Scanning, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, and Cloud-collaboration. What you will learn at the 2-Day Digital Event Get What’s New Tips & Tricks…

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Thursday, September 9, 2021Online10:00 AM ET

SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketches Tips & Tricks

SOLIDWORKS 3D Sketches

Traditionally when working with SOLIDWORKS sketches, one of the axes is ignored to allow for a simpler method of creating feature profiles. However, when working in a three-dimensional space as opposed to traditional two-dimensional, your sketching may become difficult without the right knowledge or skills….

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Thursday, September 23, 2021Online10:00 AM EST

How to Manage Your SOLIDWORKS Design Using Global Variables & Equations

SOLIDWORKS Global Variables

Change is an important part of the design process, which is why building your design intent into your models is extremely important. Global variables and equations allow us to build intelligence into our parts by creating mathematical relationships between features and dimensions. If a design…

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What You Need to Know Before the SOLIDWORKS 2022 Release

SOLIDWORKS 2022 Release

SOLIDWORKS 2022 has been in public beta since June and the new version is scheduled for release in late November. Whether you update every year or only occasionally, there are things you should do that will assure your SOLIDWORKS update is an interruption-free process. Watch the…

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