Javelin / TriMech Author

Justin Flett

Changing Board Layers and Colours in SOLIDWORKS PCB

SOLIDWORKS PCB Board layers and colours can be easily configured by using the View Configurations tools.  This tool can be found under View > Switch to 3D > View Configurations > View Configuration, or by simply clicking on the bottom left “LS” button (Layer Sets).  This…

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Altium MCAD Co-Designer Extension for SOLIDWORKS

PCBWorks & SOLIDWORKS

Traditional collaboration between MCAD and ECAD software in the past has been less than ideal. As complexity and integration of electro-mechanical systems advances, we need our software solutions to advance in turn. The MCAD Co-Designer extension for Altium Designer does exactly this.  It takes the guesswork out of…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation

The SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation tools work slightly differently to the view tools and techniques you are likely more familiar with in SOLIDWORKS. With SOLIDWORKS PCB 3D Navigation you may receive the error “Action not available in 3D view”.  This generally means you are just using the incorrect commands to navigate in the…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB User Interface

As a new and emerging product, one of the first characteristics users will notice is the “face” of SOLIDWORKS PCB. The SOLIDWORKS PCB user interface is familiar and easy to use for any Windows user.  It has a very modern and easy to use design environment, which promotes a smooth…

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SOLIDWORKS PCB Installation Overview (formerly PCBWorks)

PCBWorks & SOLIDWORKS

Traditionally mechanical and electrical design have been treated as two separate and distinct entities. As we move forward and continue to innovate, it is becoming more and more apparent that close collaboration and integration is needed to fully utilize our projects. SOLIDWORKS PCB is a…

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PCBWorks Free Trial & Introductory Tutorial

PCBWorks has teamed up with SOLIDWORKS to provide an extensive electro-mechanical collaboration design package.  The best way to get familiar with this new and exciting software is to try it out yourself with a PCBWorks Free Trial. PCBWorks has released a great introductory tutorial which anyone can follow…

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How to improve SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger Image Quality [VIDEO]

When using the SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger tool, you may notice that after capturing the image the quality of the digger image seems to be quite low.  The reason for this is due to the resolution settings as defined in WorkShops → High Resolution Image. In the image…

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How to hide the SOLIDWORKS Composer compass from Animation & Image Outputs

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Compass Icon in the top-right corner of the viewport is used to help orient your viewpoint within the 3D environment.  The compass is a collaborative actor and can be used and controlled just like any other collaborative actor. When creating images and…

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How to improve SOLIDWORKS Composer Video Quality

One of the main benefits of SOLIDWORKS Composer is the ability to generate videos or animation outputs.  When first creating videos with composer you may notice that the rendered motion of the video may be quite slow, the quality of the video output may be…

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Our Top 10 List of New Features in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016

DS SOLIDWORKS has just released their latest version of SOLIDWORKS Electrical.  With this 2016 release we have reviewed many of the new enhancements and improved features in our blog during the last few days.  Review the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 top 10 list below and pick on a link to read the related…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Limiting User Rights on Project Data

With SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 we can now limit the access to project documents by using specific project books!  We can group users based on specific profiles, and associate each profile to apply rights for each user group. First we must define the different working groups and users…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Improved Attributes Management

A new and improved interface to manage attributes and settings directly from the symbol in the graphics area has been added in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016. When right-clicking on a symbol within your project we have the option to edit attributes as we always have, however…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Project Macros

One of my personal favorite enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 is the addition of the Project Macro functionality.  The project macro allows a user to save a project or a part of a project for re-use within another project. New for SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 is the…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 Improved Paste Special Wizard

New steps have been added to the paste special wizard in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016.  This is very useful in helping the user to manage individual elements to paste. When using the paste special command (Right-click > Paste Special or Ctrl + Shift + V) a dialog…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 New Properties Side Panel

One of the greatest enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2016 is the addition of a new side panel display on the right side of the user interface to help users find information faster and more efficiently.  This will also improve ease of use and productivity by reducing…

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