SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

3D CAD Design Techniques and Tutorials

Is it time to consider making the switch to SOLIDWORKS?

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We are in an age where technology is changing faster than we can consume it, this can make it difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest in the CAD market and you may not be aware that your CAD platform could be limiting your design and document workflows. With the ever changing landscape…

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New Trends in 3D Design & Manufacturing for Agriculture at DEX Saskatoon

Javelin recently exhibited at the Design Engineering Expo (DEX) Saskatoon SK. This event was a great opportunity to re-connect with many of our current customers, and to introduce ourselves to companies that weren’t aware of numerous ways that Javelin can help them with their Design and Manufacturing challenges. This is why I wanted to provide…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Solutions to Build a Hand Crank Flashlight: Part 1 – Mechanical Design

While working as an engineering intern in the electrical department at Javelin, I am putting my academic knowledge to the test by creating a fully functional hand crank flashlight. This will be an excellent addition to any emergency/zombie apocalypse survival kit. To add to the challenge, I am using salvaged electronic components and 3D printed…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS zoom direction of your mouse wheel

When some companies/designers switch to  SOLIDWORKS 3D design from other designing software they often have issues with zooming in and out as in other software zooming in and out using the mouse wheel occurs in reverse. This can be annoying that when you try to zoom into the model, it zooms out and vice-versa. Well, to…

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Measure Tool Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2018

There has been many enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2018 which will helps us overcome some of the earlier limitations. In this Blog article I will be sharing  some new enhancements to the Measure Tool. The measure Tool has been revamped in SOLIDWORKS 2018 with  the following additional features: Input box: The input box that lists selections now…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 can Select Over Geometry

select over geometry

With SOLIDWORKS 2018 a new geometry selection tool is introduced called Select Over Geometry. The selection tool lets you drag a box or lasso selection over a model without starting the drag from a blank region of the graphics area.This tool is helpful when you drag a box or lasso in a model that is zoomed…

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How to Randomize Scale for Auto Hatching in Section Views

How to Randomize Scale for Auto Hatching in Section Views

In SOLIDWORKS 2018, auto hatching in section views and broken-out section views has a new option called Randomize Scale. This option can be used to randomize the hatch scale for the same material in the drawing view. Clear this setting to keep the scale identical for all hatches of multiple parts of the same material….

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Mouse Gesture Enhancements

Mouse Gestures were introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2010 and are a real time saver when using SOLIDWORKS to bring your designs to life. SOLIDWORKS 2018 brings a more interactive way to utilize mouse gestures and allows you to choose which tools will appear in the mouse gesture wheel. Similar to SOLIDWORKS 2017, mouse gestures can be accessed through…

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