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.

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, so we can get to know you better, discuss your…

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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 type of sub-assembly that builds a path of pipes, tubes,…

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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 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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