Articles by: 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 quickly and reliably, and 2) having the ability to make good…

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The Best Process for Creating Inspection Documentation

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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 process can be quite time consuming.  When SOLIDWORKS Inspection was…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Revision Control Best Practices [VIDEO]

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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 when it comes down to implementing a PDM system, it…

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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 vault. This article provides direction on the tools and techniques that are…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 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 there is a good mix of user requested time savers…

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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 how it leverages the reality matching accuracy of Nvidia iray® materials and…

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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 organic shapes in general as the capabilities truly redefine the…

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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 took on this year was to create a SolidWorks Add-in specific…

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