Articles by: Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.

SolidWorks Tutorial – Fill an Assembly Cavity to Determine its Volume

In the past articles, we demonstrated the use of the new Intersect Tool for quickly filling an existing cavity with a solid body in order to calculate its volume. That works fine at the part level, but how can you achieve the same thing in an assembly? How can you “fill” the cavity or cavities created between all components of the assembly with material in order to calculate the volume of the “void”? Watch this video and learn how to combine Boolean operations at the assembly level with multibody workflows at the part level:

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SolidWorks World 2014 – My Nominations for the TenLinks Best in Show Award

The task of choosing a favorite to nominate for the SolidWorks World 2014 TenLinks Best in Show Award is not an easy one. Every product showcased in the Partner Pavilion is unique and provides huge benefits to the users in the SolidWorks ecosystem. It is…

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SolidWorks World 2014 – Day 1: Mechanical Conceptual, First Impressions

This will be a very short post, mostly because I am extremely tired after a very long day. The highlight of the day was taking the first glance at the new SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual. I did not see much, but the first impressions are positive….

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SolidWorks World 2014: Top 10 Solidworks VAR Awards, by TenLinks

The Sunday before the official start of the SolidWorks World was actually a very busy day. The registration booths opened at 7 am and people were already lining up to get their badges, agendas, back packs and T-Shirts. Most of the users attended the CAD…

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The SolidWorks World 2014 Series: 1. Preparing for the Conference

SolidWorks World 2014 starts in two days in San Diego and the Javelin Blog intends to keep you up to date with all the events that our team members will participate in. In my case, I will start this series of articles tonight, with a short…

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SOLIDWORKS Edge Flange Linked Profiles [VIDEO]

One of the most used features in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal is the SOLIDWORKS Edge Flange command. It is popular because in its basic mode (blind flange length) can mimic the forming process very well in an intuitive manner. But let’s not stop here, since we can do…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (4) – Sheet Metal Conversion [VIDEO]

This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. After we demonstrated the power of the Import Diagnostics tool for healing topological errors in imported geometry, today we will consider a completely different case study;…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Import Diagnostics (3) – Troubleshooting and Healing [VIDEO]

This is the third in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. As we discovered in the second article of this series, the Import Diagnostics is a good tool for troubleshooting topological errors. It can also be used for fixing…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (2) – The Manual Healing Technique [VIDEO]

This is the second in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. Yesterday we presented a simple case study of using the Import Diagnostics tool inside SolidWorks for troubleshooting and fixing errors in an imported body. While that workflow did…

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