Articles by: John Lee, CSWE

John Lee is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. A CSWE with fifteen years of experience using SOLIDWORKS and a background in mechanical design, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.

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…

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How to Fix a Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Corrupt SOLIDWORKS Drawing

Oh no, your SOLIDWORKS drawing appears to be corrupt!  It either won’t open properly, won’t save, throws a corruption message, suggests a repair or contacting technical support, etc.  What steps can you try to fix it before calling in the cavalry? This article serves as…

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How do I find my SOLIDWORKS Serial Number, Version, and Service Pack information?

SOLIDWORKS Serial Number

What is my SOLIDWORKS serial number? Which SOLIDWORKS version and service pack am I currently running? You may have asked yourself these questions, or needed to know the answer in order to receive technical support or run an upgrade. This blog post will show you how to find the SOLIDWORKS system information for your current installation. NOTE:…

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SOLIDWORKS Pattern Slow or Failing? Try the Geometry Pattern option!

SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern

Is your SOLIDWORKS pattern slow to rebuild, or worse: just failing outright, with no explanation given?  If so, then keep reading, as we introduce the Geometry Pattern checkbox! On tech support we have seen a few odd situations where the pattern fails without Geometry pattern…

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Assign SOLIDWORKS Products to Members using the 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) This article continues from our previous article, How to Invite Users to SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before a SOLIDWORKS user can make use of…

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How to Invite Users to 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) In previous article we showed you how to get started with the SOLIDWORKS Admin Portal. Before users can be assigned SOLIDWORKS assets, an administrator…

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Managing formed feature information in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal, the easy way!

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Formed Feature

When manufacturing sheet metal parts from a SOLIDWORKS model and drawing, how can we ensure that raised features (also commonly referred to as formed features) will protrude from the correct side/face of the part? This article guides you through how to control and communicate, in…

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Minimize SOLIDWORKS Drawing save time when working with Shaded With Edges display style

Starting in SOLIDWORKS 2020 is the ability to open drawings in Detailing Mode (File > Open > select the drawing > Mode > Detailing > Open) for high performance when loading and saving, without loading model data. However, when loading in Resolved mode with views…

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How to transfer your DraftSight Custom Settings between versions or computers

A common DraftSight question we receive is how to transfer custom DraftSight settings between installations? This situation might crop up when upgrading versions, switching between computers, or cleanly uninstalling and reinstalling DraftSight. Standard procedure is found by searching for “Migrating Preferences” in the DraftSight help. …

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