SOLIDWORKS Tech Tip

SOLIDWORKS Tech tip created by the team of Certified Experts at Javelin

How to change SOLIDWORKS Background Color or apply an Image

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Ever wonder why some files have fancy-colored backgrounds, and sometimes they are just white? The reason is someone used a SOLIDWORKS background color or scene when saving the file. The color background can be saved with the file. If you want to set your SOLIDWORKS to use a specific color for new files, you can…

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5 tips for Navigating the 3DEXPERIENCE Task Pane in SOLIDWORKS

3DEXPEREINCE Task Pane

When using SOLIDWORKS Connected or the Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS Role, your 3DEXPERIENCE file management and collaboration tools can be accessed through the task pane on the right side of the screen. MySession is where you can view relevant Part and Assembly metadata, execute lifecycle management commands, and ensure your connection to the correct Collaborative…

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Getting Started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal

Please note that SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing has been discontinued as of February 5, 2022 For further details: SOLIDWORKS Online Licensing Discontinuation (javelin-tech.com) Take control of your SOLIDWORKS assets using the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal The SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal is an online service and management interface, where individuals who administrate any size group of SOLIDWORKS licenses can…

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Evaluate and Improve SOLIDWORKS Performance

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Are you falling victim to long rebuild times in SOLIDWORKS? If it feels like it is taking too long to open specific part or assembly files, there might be a way to reduce that load time! Using the Evaluate Performance tool within SOLIDWORKS you can identify and attack the sources of these long load times…

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Upgrade your SOLIDWORKS Software & Dell Hardware for Maximum Productivity

SOLIDWORKS Hardware

Watch our on-demand webinar with Alin Vargatu – Large Assembly Wizard at TriMech, Scott Hamilton – Global Industry Strategist at DELL and Don Breda – Senior Alliance Manager at NVIDIA to witness how assemblies are opening four times faster after performing a “routine upgrade” of Dell hardware and SOLIDWORKS software. Like all users of SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS Model Items Tech Tip

Model items

Because I spent over a decade of my life as a drafter, dimensioning schemes are one of my favorite topics. When I am discussing how to create drawing, it’s always a little surprising to me how many people don’t know the difference between model items and smart dimensions. So, let’s take a look at SOLIDWORKS…

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Tech Tip: SOLIDWORKS Stud Wizard

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Most engineers have a Machinery handbook sitting on their desk, or a familiar poster with dimensions along with drill size callouts hanging on their walls. They’re necessary when designing to make sure the parts we make can be put together; our parts and gadgets with fasteners we can purchase from our favorite vendors. One of…

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SOLIDWORKS Certification Testing Tips

SOLIDWORKS certification tests are a timed way to test people’s software aptitude. If you have never previously taken a certification test, they will typically have a part to model, then ask you a multiple-choice question about that part (typically mass related). After the initial multiple-choice question there are typically open answer questions that have you…

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Using the Learn Checks Wizard in SOLIDWORKS Design Checker to Create a Standards File

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SOLIDWORKS Design Checker is a great way to automate drawing consistency. The SOLIDWORKS Design Checker has four available modules: check active documents, check against existing file, build checks, and learn checks wizard. The Check Active Document module allows a user to compare a drawing to a chosen .swstd file. Check Against Existing File allows a…

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