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.

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021

DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS Manage 2021. The latest release provides new ways to manage your projects, edit your Bills of Material, and interact with suppliers, increasing your design management efficiency and collaboration like never before. You can learn what’s new…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Top 5 What’s New Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 Treehouse View

DS SOLIDWORKS have added many new enhancements to SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021. The latest release lets you explore and document references with the highly-requested Treehouse View for Contains and Where Used. Workflow Icons build in visual recognition and awareness of your processes across the team. Bill…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New Top 10 Features

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021

Once again, DS SOLIDWORKS have added countless enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2021, expanding functionality that will simplify and accelerate your workflows. And by popular demand, DS have increased their focus on performance, reliability, and optimizing pre-existing workflows to work exactly as you’ve always intended them to….

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SOLIDWORKS Project Management Workflow with ENOVIAworks

ENOVIAworks Project Management

ENOVIAworks is a new portfolio of browser-based, scalable, cloud data management and PLM offerings built on 3DEXPERIENCE platform designed specifically to provide SOLIDWORKS users with project management capabilities. ENOVIAWORKS offer key data management and PLM capabilities needed during the product development process, including: Lifecycle Management…

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Colour SOLIDWORKS Sketches to communicate ideas and design concepts

Sketch colour applied

SOLIDWORKS provides the ability to colour sketches in your design and this can be useful when you want to prove out your concepts, communicate ideas to other team members, or produce layout sketches. Typically sketches are grey in colour when they are not being edited,…

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Adjusting a Sketch without having to use Edit Sketch

Instant3D drag sketch dimension

Dragging Instant3D manipulators in the SOLIDWORKS graphics area is a quick and easy means of adjusting features, but it is also applicable to sketches. Rather than editing a sketch you can simply select the feature or sketch that you want to adjust and the underlying…

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How to Scale an Assembly in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Assembly to Scale

The Scale feature (found by selecting the Insert menu, Features, then pick Scale) can be used to change the scale of all features within a single part.  When used, this tool appears as an extra feature in the Feature Tree.  However, this feature is limited to use…

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Discover markets and track competitors with the 3DEXPERIENCE Social Business Analyst

3DEXPERIENCE Social Business Analyst

The new 3DEXPERIENCE Social Business Analyst will help you to get answers to your critical business questions using real-time data insights; driving faster decision-making with automated alerts and actions. The 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS provides more than just design apps for your business. Social Business Analyst is…

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