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.

Learn how to Future Proof your CAD System for the 2020s

Future proof product design

Learn the five technologies your CAD system must support to stay ahead of the curve in the 2020s. In today’s competitive landscape, companies must innovate to stay ahead of competitors and bring winning products to the market faster than ever. Fortunately there are many new technologies that have created opportunities to increase innovation; however, companies…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta version is now available to try Online

SOLIDWORKS 2020

The SOLIDWORKS 2020 Beta program provides early access to test SOLIDWORKS software for SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Customers. Beta testers can either download and install SOLIDWORKS 2020, or run a version online from a supported browser via the MySolidWorks beta website. SOLIDWORKS 2020 delivers many important enhancements to help you optimize and streamline your product development…

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Design Optimization for 3D Printing

Design optimization 3D printing

A growing demand for 3D printing design services The proliferation of 3D printing technology has created a substantial demand for engineering services that create and deliver its benefits. At the forefront of these services is design optimization for 3D printing. The 3D printing industry has long recognized that engineering design for 3D printing is a…

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Will 3D Printing Spare Parts Eliminate the Warehouse?

3D printing spare parts

Is 3D printing spare parts on demand a realistic business model? This white paper from Stratasys will look at the business drivers for adopting 3D printing and the applications for the technology. In this paper, we consider how 3D printing can be used to meet the spare parts needs of organisations across a wide range…

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Project Management is made easy with SOLIDWORKS Manage Software

Project Management with SOLIDWORKS Manage

SOLIDWORKS® Manage provides a unique set of advanced data management and project management tools. This is accomplished by leveraging the file management capabilities and ease of use of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional and adding powerful project, process, and item management capabilities. Watch our demonstration video filmed at SOLIDWORKS World for an overview of SOLIDWORKS Manage. Learn how the Project Management tools…

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How SOLIDWORKS Integrated Design and Manufacturing will lower your costs

SOLIDWORKS Integrated Design

Taking an integrated approach to get your products from design to manufacturing is one of the simplest ways you can accelerate the product development process. In today’s competitive market with the need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their workflows. Providing all the tools…

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SOLIDWORKS Explorer & SOLIDWORKS PDM Web Client End of Life

SOLIDWORKS Explorer

Two long standing SOLIDWORKS products are about to take a well-earned retirement: SOLIDWORKS Explorer and the SOLIDWORKS PDM Web Client will be considered “End Of Life” as of SOLIDWORKS 2019 SP5, scheduled for November 2019. SOLIDWORKS 2020 will not include either of these products. Below is the extract from the Release Notes. There will be…

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3 Reasons why the Stratasys F120 is the best 3D Printer for SOLIDWORKS

Best 3D Printer for SOLIDWORKS is the Stratasys F120

3D printing is becoming very popular with designers, engineers, educators, and especially SOLIDWORKS users who want to create prototypes of their CAD models. We are often asked the question “What is the best 3D printer for SOLIDWORKS?” That is a great question as there are many good 3D printers on the market right now and they vary…

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