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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Print 3D Tool

If you are thinking about 3D Printing and wondering which 3D design platform to use then look no further — SOLIDWORKS is the way to go! Besides being the industry leader, the SOLIDWORKS Print 3D tool is geared towards optimizing parts for 3D printing in order to…

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Is repetitive Custom Property insertion taking too long? Try the Property Tab Builder

I am always surprised when I discover that a long time SOLIDWORKS user does not know about the SOLIDWORKS Property Tab Builder. During training courses at Javelin, we always emphasize the importance of building strong standards across your teams. It helps to organize information input and…

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Why your Sales and Marketing Teams need SOLIDWORKS Composer [On-Demand Webinar]

Assembly Instructions

How much time are you spending on Technical Documentation? Getting the necessary images for technical documentation and or marketing can take several weeks, or even months! Delays in the process will often occur as the product needs to be completely designed and or manufactured before…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017

SOLIDWORKS MBD 2017

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…

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PlantWorks is a complete 3D Plant Design & Visualization Solution for SOLIDWORKS

If you are looking for a 3D Plant Design tool to help you develop early visibility of your proposed plant, or are simply looking at reorganizing your shop floor — we have a great solution for that! It is PlantWorks! PlantWorks Demonstration PlantWorks is a really…

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Resolving line quality issues when exporting SOLIDWORKS Drawing to PDF

Are you experiencing linetype quality issues when creating a SOLIDWORKS Drawing PDF? This may be caused by a simple option when saving as a PDF from a SOLIDWORKS Drawing. When saving a drawing as a PDF from the File > Save As menu. Click on the Options button in the…

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What’s New for SOLIDWORKS 2017 Add-in The Steel Detailer [WEBINAR]

SOLIDWORKS Steel Detailer 2017

To take advantage of the enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017; there is a new 2017 release of The Steel Detailer (TSD) gold partner add-in software. TSD has been updated to give you better performance and reduce your workload. We will be hosting a live What’s New webinar for The Steel Detailer 2017 on Thursday,…

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Use the SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller to create mate-based motion and animation

SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller

It can be time consuming to create animations inside of SOLIDWORKS to represent motion of an assembly. There are different ways to get this done, either by creating an animation or configurations representing different positions of components. For SOLIDWORKS 2016, a new feature called the SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller was…

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Automated SOLIDWORKS structural design with The Steel Detailer [VIDEO]

Do you work in the following Industries: Building and Construction Industry Mining Industry Oil & Gas Industry Then you need to check out The Steel Detailer (TSD), it is an automated SOLIDWORKS structural design software product created specifically for your industry to speed up the production of structural…

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Do you design with TSLOTS? Download a FREE TSLOTS SOLIDWORKS Add-in

TSLOT Model

Many SOLIDWORKS users work with TSLOTS for their machine, robot cages and or frame designs. TSLOTS are basically Aluminum Extrusions that come in various sizes and standards (Metric, Fractional, B-Series). You can represent them inside of SOLIDWORKS by creating profiles to use in a weldment environment OR…

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How to Flatten a “dumb” solid in SOLIDWORKS

It is very common in the sheet metal industry to share or receive files from other CAD platforms. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to recreate the part in order to get everything that we need out of it. SOLIDWORKS has great tools to convert imported bodies…

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Reverse Sketch Offsets SOLIDWORKS 2016

In previous SOLIDWORKS releases it was impossible to change the direction after using the Offset Sketch Entities tool. If you made a mistake in the offset direction you had to delete and redo the command. In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you can reverse the direction of an offset…

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