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Articles by: Bryan Sprange, CSWE

Bryan Sprange is a Technical Solutions Expert at Javelin located in Winnipeg, MB., Canada. He has previously worked in the Aerospace industry as a Designer, and a Manufacturing Engineering Planner. Additionally, he has used many different CAD packages ranging from AutoCAD to CATIA. Bryan has a background in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and enjoys using all of the SOLIDWORKS features to their limits to find new and interesting ways to be efficient and accurate when helping customers with their designs.

Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge Holder (Part 3 of 3)

3D Printing Part

In the final post of my three part series on creating a custom oil pressure gauge holder for my car, I cover the finishing touches to my SOLIDWORKS model file, and 3D printing a physical end-use part. If you haven’t read my previous two posts,…

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Repair All Missing References for Fillets with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Fillet Repair

Have you ever had a Fillet Error? When was the last time that you made a minor change to your model which caused a fillets to have a “missing edge reference” even though the edges are exactly where they used to be? Did it happen…

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Modify a Mesh BREP body directly with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Mesh Editing

The new SOLIDWORKS 2020 release has some exciting capabilities built in for working directly on a Mesh BREP body. Previously only simple features such as add and subtract could be performed, and to do these, a regular solid body first had to be made and…

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Reduce Mesh Body Complexity with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Decimate Mesh Tool

SOLIDWORKS Decimate Mesh Tool

New in the 2020 release of SOLIDWORKS comes even more capability to work with imported mesh files! As is often the case with scanned geometry, the number of graphics triangles (facets) can be overwhelming for many SOLIDWORKS users’ hardware. It usually is also excessive for…

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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge holder (Part 2 of 3)

In my previous blog post for this series, I covered how I used an Artec Eva 3D Scanner along with Artec Studio software to capture the vent area of my Toyota MR2 for the purpose of mounting an oil pressure gauge. With a fused mesh…

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Design to Manufacture of a Custom Gauge holder (Part 1 of 3)

Gauge

The Design Problem For the past ten years, I have owned and “wrenched” on a Toyota MR2. I originally bought the vehicle to have a fun car which looked good, and use to race at local Autocross events. After a few years racing in these…

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Share designs with Non-CAD contacts easily using eDrawings HTML

eDrawings HTML

New for SOLIDWORKS 2019 is the ability to save an eDrawings HTML file to allow a contact who doesn’t have CAD to view and interact with your CAD files inside their web browser. Previously, sharing a design with a customer who doesn’t have any form…

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Keeping track of External Relations in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is now easier than keeping track of your relatives?!

Keeping track of SOLIDWORKS External Relations in a model has been simplified in SOLIDWORKS 2019! It might be impossible to remember all the names of your cousins and what job they’re working, the links created between parts and features is clear and simple. Let’s take…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Exploded View Enhancements

With the updates to SOLIDWORKS 2019 Exploded View, it is now easier than ever to make the highly informative views to which you are accustomed. To explore the enhancements I’m going to update the exploded view for this cable hoist: Rollback bar for Exploded Views?!…

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