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Articles by: Saeed Mojarad (CSWE)

Saeed Mojarad is an application engineer at Javelin Technologies. He received his B.S from Mazandaran University, Iran; and his M.S. from École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Canada. He has several years of experience using SOLIDWORKS in different industries such as manufacturing and aerospace. Currently located in Calgary, he is helping SOLIDWORKS users all across Canada as a technical support and SOLIDWORKS instructor.

Adding Balloons to a Sub-Assembly in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Balloon Sub-Assembly

If you have been working with a SOLIDWORKS bill of material table (BOM) for a while, perhaps you have noticed that there are limitations when it comes to adding balloons to a sub-assembly and its components. For example, if you want to add a balloon to…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tab and Slot Feature

SOLIDWORKS Tab and Slot feature works in parts, multi-body parts and assemblies.

A costly part of manufacturing is creating the fixtures that are used to hold the parts in position during fabrication. That is why many designers are now turning to self-fixturing design technique to reduce the assembly and setup costs in the manufacturing process. In this…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 includes enhancements to the Performance Evaluation Tool

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Performance Evaluation Tool

One of the lesser known tools in SOLIDWORKS assembly environment is the “Performance Evaluation” tool. This tool is especially useful when working with large assemblies and helps to identify areas that you can work on to improve the performance when working with a large assembly….

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides Hole Callout features for Advanced Holes

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hole Callout

SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduced the Advanced Hole feature which is a powerful tool for creating complex multi-stepped holes. Now in SOLIDWORKS 2018 you can quickly and easily detail an Advanced Hole using the Hole Callout feature. Furthermore, as you place the callout, new “Reverse callout order” and…

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Blank SOLIDWORKS Assembly?!!!

You start your day and open an assembly that you were working on and suddenly you freeze and panic because there is a blank SOLIDWORKS assembly?!!! For sure the first thing you do is try a Rebuild or Force-Rebuild but it doesn’t help. You try Zoom-to-Fit…

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Assembly Visualization is even better with SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Visualization

Without a doubt, one of my favorite tools is SOLIDWORKS Assembly Visualization. It provides different ways to display and sort an assembly’s components in a list and in the graphics area. One area where you can benefit from using this tool is improving the performance…

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Manually adding a Part to a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Weldment Cutlist Group

SOLIDWORKS Weldment functionality is a great tool to make a weldment structure. A Weldment structure is a unit formed by welding an assembly of parts together. Once you start making a structure using Weldment functionality, SOLIDWORKS generates a list of the components in the Weldment…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Mirror Part now includes Material and Visual Properties

Mirror Part PropertyManager

SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides a variety of new enhancements. One of the new enhancements is the ability to include the material and the visual appearance of the parent part in the derived part when using the SOLIDWORKS Mirror Part command (Insert -> Mirror Part). If you…

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Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model look so dark?

Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model look so dark?

One of the questions that I often receive is “Why does my SOLIDWORKS Model look so dark?”. It gets even worse if you switch to a ‘Shaded’ display style. Our customers ensure they have a supported graphics card and driver, and in most cases there are…

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