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.

Try the ‘Easy Mode’ wizard to create renderings with SOLIDWORKS Visualize

If you’ve opened SOLIDWORKS Visualize before, you may have been lost in the plethora of tabs and toolbars which are present in the default view. The great news is that by simply hitting the ‘space bar’, you can quickly learn how to use Visualize, and…

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How to change a SOLIDWORKS Bend Note angle to be Complementary or Inside

What is a complementary angle? What am I referring to with changing the bend note angle to be complementary? Unfortunately, this won’t mean that your flat patterns will praise how great of a designer you are, but it certainly could help impress the manufacturing department!…

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New Trends in 3D Design & Manufacturing for Agriculture at DEX Saskatoon

Javelin recently exhibited at the Design Engineering Expo (DEX) Saskatoon SK. This event was a great opportunity to re-connect with many of our current customers, and to introduce ourselves to companies that weren’t aware of numerous ways that Javelin can help them with their Design…

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Communicating designs securely with eDrawings Professional

eDrawings Professional AR

Now that your design is finished, it’s time to share it with your various contacts for their feedback. How do you currently go about this task? Do you send a drawing package, and maybe attach a screen shot or two? Or possibly you convert your…

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How to attach additional leader lines to SOLIDWORKS Balloons

Messy drawing views

Does your company require you to have every part in a drawing identified to avoid confusion? This blog post will show you how to identify every item in your drawing view without requiring extra SOLIDWORKS balloons. When you identify every item in an assembly drawing…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hole Wizard Update

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hole Wizard Update

Much like when SOLIDWORKS made your first sketch dimension auto scale your whole part back in 2014, with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018, they have added another feature that users have asked for which makes modeling your designs easier even if it seems like a minor…

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Enhance your SOLIDWORKS Cut List by including Custom Folder Names

A great new enhancement for SOLIDWORKS 2018 is the ability to make SOLIDWORKS cut list folder names a custom property! If you’ve taken the time to re-name your cut list folders for added clarity in your design, the ability to bring those custom names into…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Welcome screen

An exciting new feature for SOLIDWORKS 2018 is the addition of an extremely useful ‘SOLIDWORKS Welcome Screen’! What can you find on it? When you first open SOLIDWORKS, the welcome screen will be on the home tab. Some great features of this tab include: Being…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Smart Explode Lines

SOLIDWORKS Smart Explode Lines

Finally! The only boring part of making an exploded view (connecting all of the parts with explode lines) has been automated with SOLIDWORKS 2018! No longer will time be spent connecting each bolt to each nut in your exploded view. The new ‘insert/edit smart explode…

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