Javelin / TriMech Author

Eric van Essen

I have been working with Javelin for 10 years and now have the role as director of products where I oversee the ramp up of new solutions for our customers or potential customers.

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional on a mobile device [VIDEO]

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I recently came across this video created by DS SOLIDWORKS Senior Technical Manager Steve Fick.  Steve did a great job touching on two very important advantages of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional version over the standard version to 1) ensure that a distributed and mobile team can access data…

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The Best Process for Creating Inspection Documentation

SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2017

Implementing a robust quality control process is critical to ensuring your products assemble with ease, operate to your customers satisfaction and last their desired lifespan.  The problem a lot of our clients are facing is that the amount of effort it takes creating inspection documentation for this quality control…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Control Best Practices [VIDEO]

PDM Workflow Plan

SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision control has always been the most important reason why customers are adopting the PDM system.  The term “revision control” however can mean different things to different people.  Fundamentally, it is important to keep an ongoing history of a part or product design but…

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Migrating to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional

Loading files into SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional can be very easy.  Because the PDM tools are built on Windows Explorer architecture it can literally be as simple as drag and drop, but there are a few things to keep in mind when populating your new…

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SOLIDWORKS Embed eDrawings Models into Your Website or Blog

I have had the opportunity to preview the new functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2016 and I am excited to be once again hosting our Annual Launch Event for the new SOLIDWORKS release in October. Like every release of SOLIDWORKS, there are literally hundreds of enhancements and once again…

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Bunkspeed Rendering now part of the SOLIDWORKS product line from Javelin

I am excited to share the news that Bunkspeed rendering and animation product are being offered by Javelin Technologies.  This is in alignment with our belief in Bunkspeed as a recommended high ended rendering solution for SolidWorks designs.  One of the coolest things about the technology is…

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Freehand Sketching with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Software

We have done quite a few demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer and every time we do I get more excited about the impact this new technology will have on the Industrial Design process.  In fact, I get excited for any customer who does complex surfacing or creates complex…

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Automating SOLIDWORKS for Pool Liner & Cover Design

SolidWorks has been and still is an amazing design tool for any industry that has similar or repetitive design work but when some industry specific programming is done, it can be mind blowing how much time and effort can be saved.  A project that we…

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EXALEAD OnePart – Amazing New Intelligence for Legacy Data

I have recently had the pleasure of learning the functionality that EXALEAD OnePart offers. I was incredibly impressed with how quick it was to setup the software and I was by far most impressed with the amount of intelligence that it offered automatically. Just by…

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ExactFlat is the Fastest Path from 3D CAD to Cutter [VIDEO]

Fabric Cutter

I am very excited to announce the addition of ExactFlat for flattening and patterning textiles from within SolidWorks. Designing with fabrics has historically been a very cumbersome process and has really been an art more than a science. ExactFlat has revolutionized this process by leveraging…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Web Portal [VIDEO]

SolidWorks EPDM Web Portal

The latest SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Web Portal has a number of advantages over the previous web portal. The fact that it is programmed from scratch with updated language to support any web browser is by far the most notable. This has a direct positive impact…

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How to access SOLIDWORKS PDM on a Mobile Device

SolidWorks PDM Web Portal on an iPhone

With the latest release of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, a new web portal has been included that provides access to the PDM vault with any web browser. This includes all mobile phones and tablets! Check out this video to discover some of the key capabilities of the…

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EPDM Performance

Over the last 7 years I have been working with EPDM I have had many clients justify the investment based purely on performance increase. Many clients without a PDM system in place need to work off a shared network drive in order to centralized data…

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SolidWorks Electrical 3D Provides Enhanced Routing Tools

DS SolidWorks has included electrical routing in their SolidWorks Premium package for a number of years now, but with the release of the new SolidWorks Electrical 3D software provides a number of features which really enhance the routing experience.  The most substantial feature is the ability to define pathways for wires, cables and harnesses to run.  This leaves out a lot of the ambiguous decisions that SolidWorks Routing Auto-route did in the past and can create a route path which is in line with your requirements. To illustrate this key functionality I have created this quick video to highlight both the wire routing and cable routing functionality.  I will leave the harness routing for a future post.  Please let me know if you have any questions related…

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Selecting an Electrical CAD Tool for Wiring Design

I recently wrote an article for Electrical Business Magazine and it was published in the August edition.  Here is the link to the published magazine archive.  The article is on page 20/21. Introduction Selecting new software to use for electrical wiring design can be a…

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