Javelin / TriMech Author

Jamie Hill, CSWE

Jamie is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert working in the Javelin Oakville, Ontario, Canada office.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Feature Pattern Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has increased Feature Pattern performance! Linear pattern feature performance is improved for SOLIDWORKS 2017, especially when the number of instances is large. In SOLIDWORKS 2016 and prior releases the Pattern Feature takes in some cases over 30% longer to rebuild. This performance boost…

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How to Window Select Instances to Skip with a SOLIDWORKS Fill Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Fill Pattern

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to window select instances to skip in patterns! Have you ever had a component with a large pattern? A pattern you had to painfully remove a great number of instances from? Now with SOLIDWORKS 2017 this is a painless process!…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Normal Cut Optimize Geometry for Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides optimized cuts through complex sheet metal parts! Cuts through thick walled sheet metal could sometimes give unexpected results. But a new option to ‘Optimize Geometry’ helps avoid problematic shapes when cutting through angled or curved faces. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources Access our resources page…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Bidirectional Circular Pattern

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to use bidirectional circular patterns! A top 10 user requested enhancement, you can now create circular patterns in both directions. Circular pattern end condition and spacing can be the same or different in both directions. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Resources Access our…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Hole Wizard

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has a new feature: Advanced Holes! Mold tooling often involves networks of complex multi-step holes. These features can be tedious to create and reuse. The SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Hole Wizard provides a simple way to stack up these complex holes. Just select from…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Hide All Types of Reference Geometry in the Heads-up Toolbar

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you the ability to Hide All Types via the Heads-up Toolbar! The screen display can get cluttered when you have lots of annotations, sketches and reference geometry visible. We wanted an easy way to hide everything at once! Now the Hide/Show icon in…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Dynamic Reference Visualization Redesign

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 the Dynamic Reference Visualization has been redesigned! Dynamic reference arrows have been redesigned to improve clarity in the FeatureManager Design Tree. The white dot shows the originating feature, and the new arrows won’t get in the way of underlying text in the tree….

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Thread Feature Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS 2017 gives you new options with the thread feature! Thread features can now trim to start or end faces. This saves the extra step of creating a cut feature to trim threads. Threads can now also have multiple starts, so an extra circular pattern feature is…

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Increase SOLIDWORKS performance by disabling Selection Accelerators

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 now gives you the ability to disable the SOLIDWORKS Selection Accelerators! The Fillet, Move Face, and Delete Face tools make use of Selection Accelerators to predictively assist with making tedious selections. however, they could degrade performance of the preview graphics when many faces/edges are…

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SOLIDWORKS Transparent Section Views

SOLIDWORKS Transparent Section View

SOLIDWORKS 2017 now gives you the ability to create transparent section views! Instead of a section view that completely cuts away the model. We can now designate components to be displayed as transparent. SOLIDWORKS Transparent section views leave a ghosted view of the sectioned off quadrant; but…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 enhances the Comments functionality

SOLIDWORKS Comments

SOLIDWORKS comments have been enhanced in the 2017 release. SOLIDWORKS PDM is great for documenting files, but sometimes we need to comment and document features and other items within a design. That just got easier in SOLIDWORKS 2017. Now all items with a comment can be shown…

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