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.

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 we’ve captured ourselves with a 3D scanner, using and manipulating…

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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 modelling techniques. In SOLIDWORKS 2019 this process can be completed…

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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 design that I’d like to share within my company and…

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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 tab/section dedicated to SOLIDWORKS PDM will appear in your ribbon…

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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 When importing your CAD model from SOLIDWORKS, display state appearances,…

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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 is an opportunity that you simply can’t waste. Thankfully you…

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3D Interconnect is even better in SOLIDWORKS 2018!

Introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2017, 3D Interconnect is a revolutionary new technology allowing SOLIDWORKS users to utilize native parts from other CAD systems directly in their designs. See a 2017 demo below: This meant that no conversion to neutral file formats was necessary to view, edit, and manipulate models generated from PTC Creo, Audodesk Inventor, Siemens…

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Improve your SOLIDWORKS Weldments with Configurations!

Using a combination of SOLIDWORKS Weldments and part configurations, you can easily generate and update cutlists for various frame sizes. In this case we’ll look at an example using a basic wooden pallet. In the picture on the left, the base for a wooden pallet has been created. One horizontal sketch line (the blue line)…

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