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.

Using a Global Variable for the Number of Instances in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pattern [VIDEO]

If you have been using SOLIDWORKS for some time you may agree with me that using global variables and equations can save a lot of time. It is easy to make a variable and link it to a dimension. Well at least most of the time….

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How to create an Angular Model Break View in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Angular Model Break View

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS you could not make an angular break view in your drawings. For example if you have tried to add a break line to your isometric view you ended up with something like this: In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you now have the ability to…

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How to create a Curved Spring in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Curved Spring in SOLIDWORKS

Modelling a simple straight spring in SOLIDWORKS is really easy. But what if you want to model a curved spring in SOLIDWORKS? The best example of a curved spring is a garter spring; which is a coiled steel spring that is connected at each end to…

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How to Link SOLIDWORKS Flag Notes to Balloons or Notes in a Drawing

One of the great new features that has been introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is “Flag Notes”. Flag notes are a method of cross-referencing one area or feature of a drawing to a list of notes. In order to add SOLIDWORKS flag notes to a drawing…

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How to add a watermark to SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Part Assembly Watermark

Before SOLIDWORKS 2016 it was only possible to add a watermark to a drawing. But SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduced new functionality that makes it possible to add a watermark to your Part and Assembly documents. You have the option to display the watermark on top of…

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SOLIDWORKS licenses will expire in XX days, what does this message mean?

There have been cases where users received a message saying “SOLIDWORKS licenses will expire in XX days” on a SolidNetWork License (SNL) client machine when they start up SOLIDWORKS. What is the problem? SOLIDWORKS allows you to use the software without activating it only for…

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How to Add a Watermark to your SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Perhaps there are times when you want to add a watermark to your SOLIDWORKS Drawing. Let’s say you want to have a “CONFIDENTIAL” stamp on your drawing. When you add a note to your drawing view you may notice that the note covers the drawing lines and dimensions as shown in the figure below:…

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Importing STL files into SOLIDWORKS as a Solid or Surface model

Occasionally I am asked if there is a way of importing STL files into SOLIDWORKS as a solid/surface model and not as a graphic body. Well the answer is yes, and it is pretty simple. All you need to do is follow these steps: 1. Start…

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SOLIDWORKS Hatch Pattern Customization

SOLIDWORKS has a good amount of standard hatch patterns that you can use in your drawings. But there are some occasions that you may need to customize some of those standard hatch patterns or even make your own one. Now the question is…how do you modify or create…

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