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.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018Online2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Experience Metal 3D Printers for Prototyping to Mass Production

Desktop Metal 3D Printers Sintering Parts

Javelin in known across Canada as the top supplier for SOLIDWORKS software and the full range of Stratasys 3D printers, has just added Desktop Metal 3D printing systems to its additive manufacturing offerings. Desktop Metal 3D printers are reinventing the way engineering and manufacturing teams produce metal parts – from prototyping through mass production. There…

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How to use SOLIDWORKS Rx to diagnose your system and capture problems

SOLIDWORKS Rx Package Complete

SOLIDWORKS Rx helps you to diagnose and understand how your current hardware and OS environment will impact on the use of SOLIDWORKS and can provide recommendations for improvement. SOLIDWORKS Rx also helps you to capture and communicate technical support issues with a three step problem capture wizard. SOLIDWORKS Rx Features and Benefits Gathers complete SOLIDWORKS…

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What is Design Analysis?

Design Analysis

In its simplest terms, design analysis is a powerful software technology for simulating physical behavior on the computer. Will it break? Will it deform? Will it get too hot? These are the types of questions for which design analysis provides accurate answers. Instead of building a prototype and developing elaborate testing regimens to analyze the physical…

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Watch a recording of our LIVE SOLIDWORKS 2018 Launch Broadcast

The Javelin Blog

SOLIDWORKS 2018 is almost here! On Monday October 2nd, Javelin’s team of Certified SOLIDWORKS experts will be ready to unveil the performance improvements, quality enhancements and new capabilities.

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The Top 20 SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips of all time posted on the Javelin blog

SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips

As part of our Javelin 20 Year Anniversary we want to share our top 20 SOLIDWORKS tech tips of all time featured in this blog. The tech tip posts range from dealing with pesky Windows issues to step-by step tutorials for completing tasks in SOLIDWORKS. The Javelin team have posted 2,000 SOLIDWORKS tech tips and provided millions of…

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Ideation with SOLIDWORKS and a MakerBot 3D Printer just makes sense!

MakerBot 3D Printer in use

Affordable, quick and easy-to-use 3D printers are changing the face of product design and development, bringing this additive fabrication technology in-house for many designers and manufacturers. Thanks to SOLIDWORKS software it can now be just a matter of minutes to create your design concept in 3D, and only a matter of hours to create a physical prototype model…

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Creating an effective SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflow using Configuration Management Methodology

PDM Workflow Plan

Your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault is the heart of your business, and your PDM workflow are the essential arteries that directs the flow of information to personnel from project inception to completion. How your PDM workflow identifies, structures, links, and assigns ownership to your requirements and internal processes directly affects your ability to successfully and efficiently perform…

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DraftSight Professional now only US$99 for 12 months

DraftSight Professional

DraftSight Professional is for small and medium-size companies that need a professional-grade 2D CAD product with powerful, time-saving functionality.

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