Articles by: Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.

Why Javelin Authorized SOLIDWORKS Training is the best option

SOLIDWORKS Training

Where should you go for the best SOLIDWORKS training, a College, University, or an Authorized SOLIDWORKS Training Centre? So you realize that training is a vital aspect for growth and increased productivity at your company, but where should you go for the best training? The choices are…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Results on Specific Assembly Components

Using assemblies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation can make things more difficult to view the results of the various plots.  Perhaps you only want to see results for specific components in your assembly.  There are techniques to view the results on selected components. Here is a simple…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Solver Performance Improvements

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Solver

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 has made significant improvements to solver performance that can reduce the solution times of some studies.  The improvements are focused on studies with a large amount of surface-to-surface contact elements. There are three default solvers available: FFEPlus, Intel Direct Sparse, and Direct…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Maximum Annotation in Probe Tool

SOLIDWORKS Simulation colour plots provide the ability to show the Max Annotation flyout which quickly points out the maximum value in the entire plot.  The easiest method to enable the flyout is by clicking on the top number of the colour plot and select the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Lock Rotation for Slot Mates

SOLIDWORKS Slot Mate

SOLIDWORKS 2021 adds functionality to lock rotation of slot mates, similar to lock rotation of concentric mates which has been available since SOLIDWORKS 2014. The Lock Rotation option can be found in the mate PropertyManager or by right-clicking on the Slot mate in the FeatureManager…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update installation and configuration frequently asked questions answered by reading this tech tip article.

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Requirements FAQs

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2021 hardware / computer specs. The following gives details on specific hardware components.  However the entire system should be designed and assembled for optimal performance.  Custom machines can be a cheaper option, however selecting components individually…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Enhanced Blended Curvature-Based Mesher

SOLIDWORKS Simulation provides three different types of meshers.  The Standard and Curvature-Based meshers have been available for a long time.  The Blended Curvature-Based mesher was introduced in Simulation 2016 with improved algorithms that can assist where the other two meshers may fail. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 Improved Bonded Formulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Bonded Formulation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2021 has made changes to algorithms related to bonded interactions to improve the accuracy and stability of static, frequency and buckling studies.  There may be small gaps between the physical geometry that were not noticed.  In some cases the geometry may have no…

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