Javelin / TriMech Author

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 delivers private, and public training in Western Canada, as well as online through Javelin's JOLT training. Vicky has been an Application Engineer with Javelin since 2014.

Working with 3D Scanned Data using SOLIDWORKS Mesh Tools

SOLIDWORKS Mesh Tools

The use of 3D scanned model data has evolved significantly in the past decade. When you need to replace or repair a part the traditional method of measuring tape and calipers simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Now companies rely on 3D scanning to capture and leverage their…

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Quick tips on how to work with Mesh files in SOLIDWORKS

Working with SOLIDWORKS Mesh Files

If you need to work with Mesh files inside of SOLIDWORKS, you probably know how hard that is. These files have always been hard if not useless to work with! But with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2018 a new Mesh Body type was added, which…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Engineering Change Request made easy with Javelin ECR Module

Over the years, many customers have asked us to help them manage their engineering changes requests (ECR) and automate their workflows. This means a lot of different things depending on who you talk with. But typically, It is a very linear process that affects many…

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Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review each drawing to ensure they conform to company standards. This can involve checking fonts, decimal…

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Walkthrough your Assembly with SOLIDWORKS 2020 eDrawings VR

SOLIDWORKS 2020 eDrawings VR

Have you ever thought, I wish I could be inside my computer and interact with my assembly? I know I have! Virtual Reality (VR) in eDrawings Professional enables users to explore their designs at a one-to-one scale using a VR headset like the HTC Vive….

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Reduce Costly Manufacturing Errors with a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Service

SOLIDWORKS Imported Sheet Metal Service

Common Sheet Metal Issues When I visit clients, I am surprised that SOLIDWORKS users are not aware of the sheet metal bend tables included with the software and quite often I find there is a disconnect between design/engineering and manufacturing departments. Typically this means: Engineering/design…

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How to Import Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) Data into SOLIDWORKS Composer

Product Manufacturing Information in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Composer lets you re-purpose your 3D models for creating rich content to express processes and procedures in technical communications, such as manufacturing assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, training guides, marketing brochures, and sales bidding kits. With the SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 release,…

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SOLIDWORKS MBD now has support for Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS MBD Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS MBD is a fantastic tool that eliminates the need for standard 2D drawings on the shop floor by creating and communicating design information directly onto your model. SOLIDWORKS MBD was first introduced in 2015 and has come a long way to deliver even more…

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Why should you attend our SOLIDWORKS 2019 Launch event?

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Launch Event

Join us at a SOLIDWORKS 2019 Launch Event, either in a Canadian city near you or live online, to learn about all the new features in the latest release. This is also a great opportunity for you to connect with our team of SOLIDWORKS experts,…

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How to route Pipes, Tubes, Wires, Cables, or Ducting in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Routing Add-in

Do your designs contain piping, tubing, wires, cables or even duct work? If so, you know that these contain many parts to create, assemble and then detail! SOLIDWORKS Premium software includes the SOLIDWORKS Routing add-in application. With the SOLIDWORKS Routing add-in you can create a special…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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