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.

PlantWorks 2010 now available

Javelin’s Plant Design and Layout add-in product for SolidWorks has been updated for SolidWorks 2010. PlantWorks allows for rapid 3D layout generation from furniture layouts to full machine layouts in your facility for proposals, photo renderings, and fly-through animation. Using PlantWorks and SolidWorks visualization tools you will be able to provide early visibility of your proposed plant solution. Check out this demo to learn more about the product. Interested in PlantWorks? Learn more about the SolidWorks Add-in here: http://www.javelin-tech.com/plantworks Or click here to request a quote for the product

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Sign up for the SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program

The SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program will start in July giving current SolidWorks Subscription Service Customers the opportunity to try out the new release and the chance to win prizes. The 2011 beta program has changed a bit from previous years. There are more special competitions, more prizes to be awarded, and you’ll have a chance to raise your visibility within the SolidWorks community. To learn more about the beta program visit the website: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/beta.htm By taking part in SolidWorks 2011 Beta, you can qualify to win a number of prizes, based on how many bugs and issues you catch. SolidWorks has changed the way they award prizes for 2011 so more people have a chance at winning. This year’s competitions include Part, Assembly, and Photoview…

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PropertyLinksXpress is a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in to manage your Drawing Title Block

PropertyLinksXpress

About a year ago we released a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in product called PropertyLinksXpress to help our customers organize their custom property data and allow them to easily populate their drawing title blocks. We are now happy to announce that over 1,000 SOLIDWORKS users are now using the…

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FREE DriveWorks Solo Web Training Sessions

Learn how automating your product design can help improve Engineer-to-Order for your company. DriveWorks Solo is proven technology that lets you automate many repetitive tasks to generate accurate sales, design, and manufacturing outputs/documents quickly and easily. At the end of June there are three 1 hour live web training sessions: Web Training Part #1 on Monday June 28, 11:00am – 12:00pm (EST): Model Capture, Creating Forms, Building Rules, Running your Project, New File Names and Locations – Click to register Web Training Part #2 on Tuesday June 29, 11:00am – 12:00pm (EST): Replacing Files, Tables, Form Navigation, Improving Your Forms, Driving Replacement Files, Controlling Custom Properties – Click to register Web Training Part #3 on Wednesday June 30, 11:00am – 12:00pm (EST): Documents, Controlling Drawings…

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Create SolidWorks configurations quicker and easier with DriveWorks Solo

Many designers and engineers waste countless hours modifying existing designs for customer requirements. Often this is a tedious operation that can result in many errors or omissions. Also, it may be done too quickly in order to provide a quote for your Sales department. DriveWorks Solo can reduce this problem by automatically generating variations of an existing design, create detailed manufacturing drawings, and a quote for each new custom design variation required.

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Interested in the upcoming Nissan LEAF Zero Emission Electric Car?

Nissan LEAF

Today, Nissan Canada launched the Nissan LEAF consumer website offering Canadians the opportunity to learn more about the first all-electric, real world car. With Nissan LEAF hitting the Canadian market in the second half of 2011, www.nissan.ca/LEAF provides interested Canadians with information on the revolutionary Nissan LEAF, and…

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SolidWorks Sustainability wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Award 2010 for Innovation and Creativity

A top design industry publication has named SolidWorks® Sustainability software as one of the most innovative products of 2010. The editors of Design News magazine chose SolidWorks Sustainability as a Golden Mousetrap Award Best Product winner based on its ability to help designers create more environmentally-friendly products. SolidWorks Sustainability helps users determine their designs’ carbon footprint, energy consumption, and air/water impacts. Read the full press release to learn more

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Customer Design: Coalescing Oil and Polishing Filter Housing Platform

COP filter housing platform

Here is a clever green design for separating oil from water. The two stage oil separation system was designed by another of our green customers – Douglas Toombs of Maple Leaf Environmental Equipment, based in Brockville, Ontario. How does the product work? The two transfer pumps draw oily water…

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Customer Design: Future Hydrogen Gas Station

Hydrogen Gas Station Design Concept

Joseph Paonessa of the UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), in Oshawa, Ontario, submitted his green design concept of a Hydrogen Gas Station for one of our design contests. One day soon we might all be driving around in hydrogen fueled cars, filling up at a gas…

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