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.

How to adjust the amount of Transparency applied to SOLIDWORKS Assembly Components

SOLIDWORKS Transparency Amount

Have you ever wondered if you can have a different amount of transparency applied to different components in your assembly? I was asked that question recently and fortunately the answer is yes and there is a quick way to do it. In order to have…

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How to sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Components in your BOM table [VIDEO]

Sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox BOM

Have you ever wondered how you can sort your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials in a way that all of your SOLIDWORKS toolbox components are listed at the foot of the BOM table? That was the problem that one of our customers was facing. If you look at…

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Why do my SOLIDWORKS Printed Drawings have Grid Lines?

SOLIDWORKS Grid Lines

In some cases, we may need to show SOLIDWORKS grid lines in our drawings or sketches for reference. To set grid and snap options you can click Tools > Options and on the Document Properties tab, select Grid/Snap. I recently received a call from a customer…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder Template for Assemblies & Drawings

If you have specific custom properties that should be added to all of your parts, assemblies or drawings, you might realize that this process can be very time consuming if you want to add them each time using the File > Property method. Fortunately, you can…

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Why do my Bend Line Notes disappear when a SOLIDWORKS Broken View is applied?

Have you ever tried to apply a Broken view to your flatten view in a SOLIDWORKS drawing? If the answer is yes, then you have probably noticed that sometimes the bend line notes disappear when you add the break lines to the view. Also it…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Cut List Sorting

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS users had limited control over the way they could sort the cut list components. One of these limitations was when you slightly change one of the solid bodies in your part, it was shown as a separate component in the cut list….

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Linking a Note to a Table/BOM Cell in SOLIDWORKS 2017

We all know that notes are an important part of any engineering drawing and help to transfer vital information. One of the problems when dealing with drawings is to keep these notes up to date. The best solution for that problem is to automate the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Disabling and Enabling Equations in All Configurations

SOLIDWORKS Equation Views

During the past few years SOLIDWORKS has improved “Equation” functionality. Up to SOLIDWORKS 2013, you could only configure equations and global variables by suppressing or unsuppressing them in selected configurations. With SOLIDWORKS 2014 the way formulas and suppression are handled in SOLIDWORKS changed. Now you could create variations…

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