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Getting to Know the Javelin Customer Care Team – We are Rollcoaster Junkies

Everyone once in a while, we like to get out as a team and do something fun!  This summer, the majority vote was for Canada’s Wonderland.  Well, turns out we have a fair number of coaster junkies.  If you are a fellow junkie and have visited Wonderland between now and 2008, you’ve likely ridden the…

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3D Models on your iPhone or iPad

3dVia Mobile

Want to view your 3D designs on your iOS device?  There’s an app for that.  In fact there’s two, 3DVIA Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch and new 3DVIA Mobile HD for iPad.   These 3D viewers allow you to show off your SolidWorks models on the go.

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Using and Customizing SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures [VIDEO]

Mouse Gestures Wheel

With SOLIDWORKS 2010 a new productivity tool was introduced called SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures.  Once you get used to using them, Mouse Gestures can be a real time saver when using SOLIDWORKS to bring your designs to life. How SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures Work: You use Mouse Gestures by pressing and holding the right mouse button and moving the cursor…

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Speed up your sketching with “on screen numeric input on entity creation”

Sketch Dimension Input

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 is the option to “Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation”.  Though it’s name doesn’t do it justice, this feature can really have a big impact on your ability to create accurate sketches quickly.

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Circular References

A Circular reference occurs when two or more components, in an assembly, share external references in a way that a rebuild of one component necessitates a rebuild of another component(s). If PDM is involved, circular references will prevent the check-ins. A circular reference can manifest itself by the presence of reoccurring rebuild symbols. Rebuilding the…

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How to insert additional bodies into a 3DVIA Composer file

There is a simple procedure to use with 3DVIA Composer that allows you to insert a new actor (body) into an existing file.  With the receiving document open, simply go to the File -> Open menu and then  select the setting “Merge into the current document” in the dialog, then click Open.  The file will then…

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The Sketching Dozen

1.     KISS- Keep It Simple. Simple sketches are easier to edit less likely to develop rebuild errors help downstream features such a configurations 2.     Center the first sketch of a part on the origin. simplifies downstream operations such as Mirroring promotes the use of symmetry for subsequent sketches & features

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How to Reserve Licenses on SolidNetWork License Manager for Users or Groups

You are able to reserve specific SOLIDWORKS licenses for selected users or groups of users so the license is always available to them.  Any SOLIDWORKS licenses reserved for a user or group are dedicated to them and not available to any other user even if the license is not in use. This can be accomplished…

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