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, August 16, 2018Online2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Additive Manufacturing Cost Justification and ROI

Additive Manufacturing ROI

You recognize the need for a new additive manufacturing machine or software solution but how do you get the decision makers to approve the purchase? Join us on August 16, 2018, for an Additive Manufacturing ROI and cost Justification webinar, where the key elements of a good financial justification will be discussed and strategies will…

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SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

A common question we receive is “What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software?” In this post I’ll provide a SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison and outline the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings. SOLIDWORKS Standard SOLIDWORKS Standard delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. Not only can you create fully…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Beta version is now available to Try Online

SOLIDWORKS 2019

The SOLIDWORKS 2019 Beta program provides early access to test SOLIDWORKS software for SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Customers. Beta testers can either download and install SOLIDWORKS 2019, or run the online version, from a supported browser. From July 2, 2019 the SOLIDWORKS Beta page will provide a Try Online link to access the Beta version online.…

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Are you considering adding CFD analysis to your SOLIDWORKS design process?

CFD Analysis SOLIDWORKS

CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis allows designers to understand the effect of moving liquids and gasses on their designs. The CFD analysis SOLIDWORKS add-in is called SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, and is a general purpose flow analysis tool with a comprehensive range of capabilities. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can quickly and easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer,…

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ECAD Connected Process Solution from SOLIDWORKS

ECAD and MCAD

Every day, products are becoming more complex and features once the stuff of science fiction are now being offered in everything from cars to coffee makers. Smart products involve the marriage of many different systems, resulting in a variety of design and manufacturing challenges. Many SOLIDWORKS® customers are looking for a capable ECAD solution to…

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New Additive Manufacturing Associate Certification available from DS SolidWorks

3D Printing

A new Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate Certification (CSWA-AM) is now available from DS SolidWorks. A SOLIDWORKS User who gains this certification will be recognized by their peers and employers as someone who understands the principles of today’s 3D printing market. Having this certification is also a great marketing tool for you, and your company to…

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The SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacturing Solution

SOLIDWORKS design to manufacturing process

The SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacturing Solution allows you to Design, Visualize, Communicate, Validate, Cost, Manufacture, Inspect, Document and Manage—all in one environment! For years, companies have survived with a separation between their design and manufacturing departments, both by organization and by the tools they used. Now with more competition and a resulting need to produce…

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SOLIDWORKS eCourses FREE for Subscription Customers until Sep 21, 2018

Free SOLIDWORKS Training

Are you a SOLIDWORKS Subscription customer? Want to enhance your SOLIDWORKS skills this summer? Then take advantage of free SOLIDWORKS training from DS SolidWorks. Starting June 21 through September 21, 2018. SOLIDWORKS eCourses are free (with a MySolidWorks Registration) for customers on active SOLIDWORKS CAD Subscription. MySolidWorks provides a library of self-paced, high quality, interactive…

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