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.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Link Counterpart Location Label to a Display Zone

SOLIDWORKS Counterpart location label link

In my previous post “Using location Labels in SOLIDWORKS Drawings” I explained this neat tool and why you need it. However, in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS the location labels can only point to the zone of the parent view’s centroid. This may be confusing when you have a…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Crop and Detail Drawing Views feature new Outline options

Drawing View Jagged Outline

SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides more control over the outline of Crop and Detail drawing views. You can now make a Crop or Detail view with a jagged outline or with no outline at all. Drawing View Jagged Outline To create crop views with jagged outlines simply select a crop view…

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Using Location Labels in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

Location Label Example

A major difference between a good and a bad drawing is how well it can communicate the necessary information. A good drawing is easy-to-read and includes all the necessary information. SOLIDWORKS Location labels are a great way to make a drawing easy-to-read by building correlations between items that are…

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How to Add a Header to a SOLIDWORKS BOM Table

BOM Header

Recently I was asked by one of our customers if it was possible to add a header to a BOM table in SOLIDWORKS. Fortunately, the answer is yes and here’s how you can do it. After inserting a BOM table, and while it is still selected — you…

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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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