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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New Top 10 Features

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021

Once again, DS SOLIDWORKS have added countless enhancements to SOLIDWORKS 2021, expanding functionality that will simplify and accelerate your workflows. And by popular demand, DS have increased their focus on performance, reliability, and optimizing pre-existing workflows to work exactly as you’ve always intended them to. You can learn what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2021 by attending…

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Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

This tip on Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox came from the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge base. This is a question I receive on a regular enough basis that I felt that it would be worth posting on the Javelin blog. This tip as well as many other great tips can be found on the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge base which can be…

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Colour SOLIDWORKS Sketches to communicate ideas and design concepts

Sketch colour applied

SOLIDWORKS provides the ability to colour sketches in your design and this can be useful when you want to prove out your concepts, communicate ideas to other team members, or produce layout sketches. Typically sketches are grey in colour when they are not being edited, but you can easily apply a colour to a sketch…

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Adjusting a Sketch without having to use Edit Sketch

Instant3D drag sketch dimension

Dragging Instant3D manipulators in the SOLIDWORKS graphics area is a quick and easy means of adjusting features, but it is also applicable to sketches. Rather than editing a sketch you can simply select the feature or sketch that you want to adjust and the underlying sketch manipulators will appear. The Instant3D functionality works for the…

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How to Scale an Assembly in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Assembly to Scale

The Scale feature (found by selecting the Insert menu, Features, then pick Scale) can be used to change the scale of all features within a single part.  When used, this tool appears as an extra feature in the Feature Tree.  However, this feature is limited to use with a part ( .sldprt) file only. How do you…

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How to Change Units in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Change Units

SOLIDWORKS Change Units is a common term that is searched for on our blog, so here is a quick tech tip on three different methods of changing your units in a SOLIDWORKS Part Document: Using the Unit Quick Select If you currently have a Part file open and want to quickly change system units then…

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Working with Imported Geometry in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Imported Geometry

Do you work with multiple CAD systems? Do you reference or modify imported geometry in your SOLIDWORKS designs? Then this on-demand webinar is for you! During this presentation; Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, Jamie Hill, presents 3 key considerations that will allow for better incorporation of imported geometry into your SOLIDWORKS designs. Working with Imported Geometry in SOLIDWORKS 2020…

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SOLIDWORKS Fastener Comparison: Toolbox vs Custom Made vs Downloaded

SOLIDWORKS Fasteners

Growing up my dad had a bucket of screws, bolts, nuts and washers. His father had the same. Sometimes I was called upon to find a nut for “this” particular bolt. Cliché’ – needle in a haystack. There is a time and place for SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, Custom and Downloaded Fasteners. Let’s discuss the top pros…

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