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.

Which Materials should I use to 3D print PPE or Medical Components?

Medical Materials

If you want to use your 3D printer to help in the fight against COVID-19 with the production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), medical devices, or components for medical equipment, like a ventilator, then you need to pick the right type of material. FDM Materials…

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SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Virtual Events

SWUGN SOLIDWORKS Virtual Event

SOLIDWORKS has recently announced a complete series of free SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Virtual Meetings from March through to May. You will be able to learn SOLIDWORKS tips, tricks, plus information on the latest products, features and technology. The Online Events are taking place during…

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3D Printing Face Shields for Canadian Medical Teams fighting COVID-19

3D Printed PPE Face Shield

To support the Canadian COVID-19 response, we are leveraging our manufacturing facility and medical industry experience to manufacture Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields for medical workers, and provide 3D printing services for designers, manufacturers, and healthcare professionals creating medical-grade components for pandemic response initiatives….

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SOLIDWORKS Online Training delivered by a Live Instructor

Online Training

You are likely spending most of your time working from home now due to COVID-19 and this gives you the opportunity to develop your SOLIDWORKS skills with online training. If you want to learn online then you have a couple of choices, your choice will…

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Services to help you access your SOLIDWORKS Data via the Cloud

Javelin Cloud Services

Right now with the COVID-19 outbreak a lot of companies are being forced to change the way they operate, with employees having to work remotely outside of the office. This means accessing the shared SOLIDWORKS data in your office becomes more of a challenge. In…

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How to study for a SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam with MySolidWorks

How to get SOLIDWORKS Certified

One of the most common questions regarding SOLIDWORKS certification is ‘What is the best way to study for an exam?’.  A free online solution to SOLIDWORKS users is MySolidWorks – a resource library of tutorial videos designed to help you prepare for a Certification exam….

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Is there a Free Tool available to View, Measure & Print DWG / DXF Files?

eDrawings DWG Measure

At the end of last year DraftSight Standard switched from being a Free Tool to an Annual Subscription product. DraftSight is only US$99 a year (which you can purchase directly from DS) but this left a gap in the market for a free DWG Viewer…

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SOLIDWORKS Term (Rent) License vs Perpetual License you own

SOLIDWORKS Term License

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing is a licensing option that lowers the upfront cost of SOLIDWORKS software and allows for more flexible deployment options for start-ups, makers, consultants, contractors and businesses of any size. Term Licensing is essentially renting a SOLIDWORKS License for a 3 month or…

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New Online SOLIDWORKS CAM Training Courses Now Available

SOLIDWORKS CAM Training

This month two new SOLIDWORKS® CAM courses have been released. A SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard training course and a SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional training course. SOLIDWORKS CAM is a fully integrated, Knowledge Based Machining (KBM) technology that allows you to integrate 3D design and manufacturing processes under…

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