SOLIDWORKS 3D Design

3D CAD Design Techniques and Tutorials

The basics of SOLIDWORKS xDesign Demonstration Video

SOLIDWORKS xDesign

Watch and learn how SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines 3D CAD modeling and cloud collaboration using a web browser. In this 90-minute, on-demand video you’ll learn how to create parametric models and assemblies or let xDesign’s Design Guidance suggest solutions for you. SOLIDWORKS xDesign SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines ease of use with innovative design methodologies and cloud collaboration…

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Learn how to Future Proof your CAD System for the 2020s

Future proof product design

Learn the five technologies your CAD system must support to stay ahead of the curve in the 2020s. In today’s competitive landscape, companies must innovate to stay ahead of competitors and bring winning products to the market faster than ever. Fortunately there are many new technologies that have created opportunities to increase innovation; however, companies…

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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether this is a file that we’ve received from a customer, a supplier, or even geometry we’ve captured ourselves with a 3D scanner, using and manipulating…

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SOLIDWORKS Design Intent: what is it, and why should I care?

Ever hear of the term “design intent” and wonder what it means, or how it pertains to design? In SOLIDWORKS, we refer to design intent as your plan as to how the model should behave when it is changed. This really begs for a demonstration, so here it is!  Take these four simple parts, for…

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Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS Structure System

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list using weldments can save many hours of manual work and re-work when compared to traditional modelling techniques. In SOLIDWORKS 2019 this process can be completed…

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SOLIDWORKS and Additive Manufacturing are a Pairing for Perfection

With a wide range of office and professional grade printers, Javelin's Vancouver office houses the most robust additive manufacturing lab in Western Canada.

Do you ever find that an off-the-shelf solution doesn’t quite suit your needs? Maybe you can find something close enough to get the job done, or maybe you can hack several options together, but this can often be a time consuming, trial and error process. Javelin’s Vancouver office recently purchased a new coffee machine (instant…

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SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

A common question we receive is “What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software?” In this post I’ll provide a SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison and outline the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings. SOLIDWORKS Standard SOLIDWORKS Standard delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. Not only can you create fully…

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The SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacturing Solution

SOLIDWORKS design to manufacturing process

The SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacturing Solution allows you to Design, Visualize, Communicate, Validate, Cost, Manufacture, Inspect, Document and Manage—all in one environment! For years, companies have survived with a separation between their design and manufacturing departments, both by organization and by the tools they used. Now with more competition and a resulting need to produce…

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