Articles by: Colin Murphy, CSWE

Colin is a Technical Solutions Expert at Javelin and a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) based in our Oakville, ON., head office.

Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

The Defeature Preview Window rotates and zooms with the SOLIDWORKS viewport, making it easy keep tabs on the simplification process

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS Visualize. However, all of this can result in performance slow downs, this is where SOLIDWORKS…

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Reduce Costs with Optimization Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

When completing structural designs, it is common practice to “over-design” our materials. That is, use a size or thickness of material that we know works despite the potential for additional weight. This practice can have a hidden cost though. Why are we designing with heavier,…

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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether this is a file that we’ve received from a customer, a supplier, or even geometry…

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Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS Structure System

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list using weldments can save many hours of manual work and re-work when compared to traditional…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Composer as a Sharing Tool

SOLIDWORKS Composer is a fantastic tool for generating design documentation, be this through imagery, animations, or interactive web content. Did you know that it also works very well as a design sharing tool? Consider the following, I’ve created a SOLIDWORKS assembly for a Miter Saw…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection now has SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration

SOLIDWORKS PDM Integration

As of SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP2, SOLIDWORKS PDM integration has been added to the Standalone version of SOLIDWORKS Inspection! Implementing the new functionality is easy, first toggle the option ‘on’ in your SOLIDWORKS Inspection options as shown below: Once you have this option toggled, a new…

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Create Documentation Content with SOLIDWORKS Composer 2018

SOLIDWORKS Composer 2018

SOLIDWORKS Composer is a fantastic tool for generating 2D and 3D visual content for use in product manuals, assembly instructions, and interactive web content. In 2018, these capabilities are taken even further with several great updates and enhancements. Import SOLIDWORKS display states, colours & textures…

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How to hit that $500,000 basketball shot with SOLIDWORKS Motion

SOLIDWORKS Motion Basketball shot

It’s finally happened. After years of attending basketball games you’ve finally been chosen. Called from your seat in the second quarter, it’s your turn to take the half-court shot to win $500,000. With only one shot at this life-changing amount of money, you know this…

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