Articles by: Vicky Guignard

Vicky has been working in the CAD industry since 2010 and has a background in machine design and steel structure design. Vicky works closely with the Javelin sales team, helping to solve complex customer challenges utilizing the SOLIDWORKS product line. She is also an instructor for Javelin and teaches training courses in the Edmonton office, and online through Javelin's JOLT training. Vicky has been an Application Engineer with Javelin since 2014.

The SMART way to use SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners
Do you find yourself designing hardware components from scratch? Or even downloading them from websites? You might think you’re saving time by downloading these files but what if I told you there is a better way! Included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium software is SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, a library of over a million standard hardware components,…
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SOLIDWORKS export options for a SOLIDWORKS Composer .SMG file

A common question we receive from customers with SOLIDWORKS Composer is: “What are the recommended export options when saving a SOLIDWORKS file to the SOLIDWORKS Composer .SMG file format?” Export .SMG file from SOLIDWORKS The following SOLIDWORKS export options are available effective with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP0. To export a SOLIDWORKS Part or…
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Working with Mesh data in SOLIDWORKS 2018

Anyone who has needed to work with mesh data knows how much of a pain it is to get anything from it inside of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces new ways you can utilize mesh data offering many more possibilities than ever before. This works for a variety of formats such as STL, OBJ and AMF…
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Discover the new Area Light capability in SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018

What if I told you you could simply pick a point on your components, select a type of light and BOOM you have an ultra realistic reflection on your part ready to be rendered. It’s never been easier!  New in 2018, is the SOLIDWORKS Visualize Area Light tool which lets you do just that. Here’s…
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Why you should attend our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update training course

SOLIDWORKS Update Course
Every year, DS SOLIDWORKS releases new core software with approximately 250 enhancements, it’s hard to keep up with all these new features! We all have our own way of using the interface and we all have our favorite set of tools, that is usually based on how we were taught to begin with. What if…
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An option to reverse arc and spline tangency is now available with SOLIDWORKS 2018

For the longest time when creating a tangential arc in a SOLIDWORKS sketch it was hit or miss if the arc was aligned correctly. We would create our arc and hope it would be in the right direction…If not, we would need to delete it and recreate it being careful with our mouse movements. Now…
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How to increase SOLIDWORKS performance when working with downloaded Vendor models

Working with downloaded Vendor models can be an issue, since these are often. STEP or .IGES files. You may not have full control over the level of detail included in the model. One of the main causes of slow SOLIDWORKS performance is due to the level of detail being displayed on screen. For vendor models,…
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SOLIDWORKS MBD Can Help Your Manufacturing Team Avoid Costly Errors

Does your 2D drawing on the shop floor match your 3D models? Can you easily communicate your designs and products with the manufacturing team, service team, suppliers, dealers, and customers? If you are simply not satisfied with either of your answers to these questions, then maybe it is time to look at going paperless. This…
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