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.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021Online12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Join Us at the First Ever 3DEXPERIENCE Works User Group Meeting

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Adoption Program

Dedicated to 3DEXPERIENCE Works Users, but open to all You’ll learn how the ease-of-use of SOLIDWORKS connects to best-of-breed applications on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which lets you: Innovate and accelerate every aspect of your product development process. Extend your product development capabilities and solve problems…

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021Online9:00 AM - 1:00 PM ADT

FREE Atlantic Canada Virtual Tech Conference

Virtual Tech Conference Atlantic Canada

Join us on Tuesday May 11, 2021, at the Atlantic Canada Virtual Tech Conference! This time we are taking a deep dive into the latest trends and impactful 3D technology for businesses in the Maritimes. Learn what’s new in additive manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS tools, best practices for working…

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Thursday, May 20, 2021Online2:00 PM EST

Quick Imported Geometry Optimization Techniques for SOLIDWORKS Large Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Defeature

Join us for a special presentation by Alin Vargatu – Senior Training and Process Consultant at Javelin. Alin will be sharing one of his most popular sessions from 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021, Quick Imported Geometry Optimization Techniques for use in Large Assemblies. Have you ever needed…

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Shrink your SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree using the Variable Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern

The Variable Pattern can be considered the most powerful “macro-feature” in SOLIDWORKS. It can help to reduce the FeatureManager Design Tree of complex parts by a factor of 10 or more; it is the only pattern feature that accepts as input: 2D Sketches, 3D Sketches, Planes,…

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3D Printing with ABS-Carbon Fiber Material

ABS-CF10 Alignment Fixture printed on the Stratasys F123 printer

ABS-Carbon Fiber (ABS-CF10) is an ABS-based material with 10% carbon fiber formulated for use on the Stratasys F170, F270 and F370 printers. It is a robust, stiff material that was specifically engineered to produce strong, stiff and lightweight jigs, fixtures, tools, manufacturing aids and production parts. In this…

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Unlock SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly & Drawing Performance with Macros & API

SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Tutorial

A special SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly and Drawing Performance presentation featuring Alin Vargatu from Javelin and Artem Taturevych from XARIAL. Join the Large Assembly wizards in one of the most popular technical sessions delivered at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2021. The Large Design Review mode for assemblies and the…

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How to Install SOLIDWORKS Network License

SolidNetWork License Activated

In this tech tip we provide an overview of how to install the SOLIDWORKS Network license desktop version, this process applies to SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, or Premium software. You will first register your serial number, download the software, and install the SolidNetWork License Server and…

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The Javelin Automotive Virtual Tech Conference begins Today! 

Automotive Tech Conference Today

Calling all designers and manufacturers of automotive parts, heavy equipment and transportation machinery across all industries attend our virtual tech conference today at 11:00AM ET! The theme of the Automotive Virtual Tech Conference is geared toward the automotive and transportation industries, but if you aren’t…

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Transforming a high-detail Artec 3D Scan with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool

Artec Space Spider 3D Scan

When using SOLIDWORKS to create CAD models of complex, high-detail meshes, you need to start with a first-rate 3D scan of the model, such as this example from an Artec Space Spider 3D scanner. Then use the SOLIDWORKS Mesh Decimation tool to simplify the geometry….

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