Articles by: Angus Hudson, CSWP

Angus is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional and Applications Expert, based in our Vancouver, British Columbia office.

Simulate Efficiently with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Load Case Manager

Primary load cases can use all, none, or any combination of the specified loads and fixtures. Secondary load cases can then use any combination or multiple of the primary loads.

Getting valid, informative, and useful results is the goal of any design validation and verification activity, whether it be through simulation or physical testing. However, getting these results efficiently is the difference between getting a product to market, or watching your competitor get there first. SOLIDWORKS Simulation’s innovative tools allow you to begin testing your…

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Unify Your Electrical and P&ID Schematics with SOLIDWORKS Electrical

The document and component trees can be organized by book and location for better clarity

Schematic drawings are a universal method for detailing the connections between different components in electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic designs. However, they are also a great way to communicate details of process flow or piping and instrumentation design. Our blog often touts the benefits of SOLIDWORKS Electrical for schematic design, but despite the deceiving product name,…

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Splice Up Your Life with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019

Route your complete design in 3D with SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2019!

Much like taxes, new Marvel movies, and broken fillets in SOLIDWORKS, inline connectors and splices are an eventuality for electrical harness designers. These types of connections are easy to set up in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic, but were prone to errors when the design was sent for 3D routing. Being able to plan and calculate the…

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SOLIDWORKS and Additive Manufacturing are a Pairing for Perfection

With a wide range of office and professional grade printers, Javelin's Vancouver office houses the most robust additive manufacturing lab in Western Canada.

Do you ever find that an off-the-shelf solution doesn’t quite suit your needs? Maybe you can find something close enough to get the job done, or maybe you can hack several options together, but this can often be a time consuming, trial and error process. Javelin’s Vancouver office recently purchased a new coffee machine (instant…

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Make your BOM Worth a Thousand Words in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS 2019 increases the clarity and usability of exported BOMs by enabling the inclusion of component thumbnails

Creating a bill of materials to document the different components in an assembly is a near universal task. For caution of the word all, let’s stick with saying that most designers will need to perform this potentially time-consuming activity during their careers. Therefore, it is no surprise that designers everywhere rejoice when they discover SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides the Fastest Way to Your Ideal Silhouette

SOLIDWORKS Silhouette Defeature

Fall is fast approaching, and you know what that means! Pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners, and weather that makes exercise about as appealing as waiting for your largest assembly to open. Luckily for us, keeping our file sizes under control is easy with the new SOLIDWORKS Silhouette Defeature options in 2019! What is the Defeature…

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Backup and collaborate SOLIDWORKS Electrical with SOLIDWORKS PDM

Project exports can be defined all in one place, making it easy to standardize what is added to the PDM vault

I think we can all agree that nothing ruins a day quite like learning that hours of hard work were lost because of file management errors. Implementing a product data management system reduces your risk by eliminating overwriting, accidental deletion, and document control errors, leaving your day (and budget) intact! SOLIDWORKS PDM is designed specifically…

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Design your Harness your way with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

Electrical and mechanical components can be added to a connection overview

What if I told you that there was an electrical software suite that would turn your existing electrical harness design process on its metaphorical head? Copying commonly used blocks, drawing new ones, typing out bills of materials and connecting everything together with lines… Sure, that’s fine for one drawing, but what about when you also…

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