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.

Using 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Software for Industrial Design

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS

Growing your company’s market share is inextricably linked to product innovation and a strong brand identity, which requires the adoption of modern industrial design. In an increasingly competitive global market, product development companies need flexible industrial design tools that allows you to express your creativity,…

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How to run SOLIDWORKS on a Mac

SOLIDWORKS Mac Design App

How to run SOLIDWORKS on a Mac? This is a question we receive on a regular basis and while not impossible it was a challenge in the past to get it running on a Mac. But with the new 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS Design Roles, SOLIDWORKS 3D…

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How to Change Units in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Change Units

SOLIDWORKS Change Units is a common term that is searched for on our blog, so here is a quick tech tip on three different methods of changing your units in a SOLIDWORKS Part Document: Using the Unit Quick Select If you currently have a Part…

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Comparing SOLIDWORKS PDM/Manage to ENOVIAworks

SOLIDWORKS PDM/Manage vs ENOVAworks

Dassault Systèmes has recently released ENOVIAworks which is a new cloud-based data management solution for SOLIDWORKS customers. There are now two distinct data management solutions to choose from that will manage your SOLIDWORKS data:  SOLIDWORKS PDM/Manage and ENOVIAworks. The main difference between the two DS…

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DELMIAworks ERP & MES Overview

DELMIAworks ERP

What is ERP and MES? Why do you need them? During this on-demand webinar you will get a first look at DELMIAworks (formerly IQMS) and learn how an effective Enterprise Resource Planning system will accurately process orders and fulfillment, while also providing efficient and timely…

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Working with Imported Geometry in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Imported Geometry

Do you work with multiple CAD systems? Do you reference or modify imported geometry in your SOLIDWORKS designs? Then this on-demand webinar is for you! During this presentation; Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, Jamie Hill, presents 3 key considerations that will allow for better incorporation of imported geometry into…

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What is the difference between DraftSight and 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight?

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Project Management

3DEXPERIENCE® DraftSight® is a new professional DWG-based 2D and 3D drafting offering from Dassault Systemes. Users can easily migrate from AutoCAD® to DraftSight with the familiar interfaces and workflows. But what is the difference between DraftSight and 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight? 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight provides time-saving productivity tools…

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Top 50 Obscure SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks

Top 50 SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tricks

Over many years, SOLIDWORKS applications expert; Jim Peltier, has accumulated a list of more than 100 of tips and tricks. Watch his on-demand webinar below to learn top 50 time-saving tips from that list. For example, hidden commands, combination keystrokes, and interesting workflows that will make you say “that’s a…

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SOLIDWORKS Customer Feedback Survey Out Now

SOLIDWORKS Survey Email

If you are a SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service customer you may have recently received a SOLIDWORKS Customer Feedback Survey email in your inbox from 3ds@dssolidworkscx.com with the title “Your success is our goal! Please tell us how you are doing”. The email will look something like…

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