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How to increase SOLIDWORKS Part Performance and Reduce File Size

SOLIDWORKS Performance Evaluation

At Javelin we are always looking for ways to increase SOLIDWORKS Part Performance and reduce Part File Size to help our customers. In this post I’ll go over some options available to help reduce file size, and a rather unscientific test on an example file which will show you the benefits of using configurations and…

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How to Automatically Exclude a Component from a SOLIDWORKS Section View

Section View InFastener Excluded Component

In a SOLIDWORKS Drawing, you can specify which components or rib features are to be left uncut in a section view or broken-out section view of an assembly by adding them to the excluded components list under the Section Scope tab of the View dialog box. But did you know that you can designate any…

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How to Show Part Knurling in SOLIDWORKS – Part 3

SOLIDWORKS Knurling appearance can be added on a per face basis as shown in part 2 of my SOLIDWORKS Knurling series. The knurling appearance was applied along the entire cylindrical face until the radii starts a new face. What if you don’t want the appearance to be on the entire face? We will need to…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Custom Property Workflow Tutorial

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Service Custom Property

In this drawing video tutorial certified SOLIDWORKS expert Jamie Hill takes you through the process of adding custom properties to components so that the related drawing will be automatically populated with the relevant manufacturing information: Learn the picks and clicks for adding custom properties plus techniques for creating templates, using layers, and making modifications to…

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Optimizing Mates for SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Performance Tutorial

SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Tutorial

Our SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly and Drawing Workshop is the best training course and solution for users who experience drastic SOLIDWORKS performance issues when working with large assemblies and drawings. One of the critical takeaways from this workshop is the importance of knowing in which phase of the assembly open process the slowdown occurs, how to…

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How to Show Part Knurling in SOLIDWORKS – Part 2

In my previous SOLIDWORKS Knurling article, I promised this process would get much easier than being thrown into the deep end like in part 1. This is a kiddie pool in comparison. What I’m going to do in part 2 is very similar to what we suggest for fasteners, and that is to add an…

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How to Show Part Knurling in SOLIDWORKS – Part 1

SOLIDWORKS Knurling Part

We all know what knurling is, right? The most common use for knurling is to add grip to an otherwise slippery part. Using this is done on a lathe, turned with special bits or tooling. Now, how do we get knurling on a SOLIDWORKS part? Well, put on your swimming goggles because we are diving…

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Why can’t I Foreshorten my SOLIDWORKS Dimension?

SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten Dimension

I recently had a reoccurring problem when creating drawings in SOLIDWORKS. I would constantly lose the Foreshorten option. Yes, you read that correctly! See below for a typical Display Options menu where the Foreshorten dimension option is missing. Something to note is that the Foreshorten option isn’t technically missing from the menu but rather we’re…

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How to Attach Annotations to an Existing SOLIDWORKS Drawing View

Attach SOLIDWORKS Annotations

Do you ever find yourself looking at SOLIDWORKS drawings where annotations are NOT linked to views, but should be? It is simply there on the paper sheet … floating … without a drawing view ‘home’… doesn’t move when you move any drawing views… Why would someone do this? Why I ask…WHY? Cause of Detached SOLIDWORKS…

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