Articles by: TriMech Solutions, LLC

TriMech provides thousands of engineering teams with 3D design and rapid prototyping solutions that work hand-in-hand, from sketch to manufacturing. Javelin became a subsidiary of TriMech Solutions LLC in 2021.

Which Version of SOLIDWORKS Should I Buy?

Version of SOLIDWORKS

Deciding which version of SOLIDWORKS is the best option for you is one of the most popular questions we get. Each version provides a variety of tools that you’ll benefit from! SOLIDWORKS Standard Standard is the first stepping stone of SOLIDWORKS if you are just…

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Are there admin images on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform?

Compass install on 3DEXPERIENCE

Amongst other great things, the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has the added benefit of reducing the amount of IT overhead required to introduce, administer, and maintain all the powerful tools a user may need for their typical day-to-day. While some smaller companies may be less strict about…

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How to Store and Access SOLIDWORKS Templates through 3DEXPERIENCE

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Creating a new Part, Assembly, or Drawing file in SOLIDWORKS always starts with a template. Template files specify necessary document properties like draft standards, font and dimension styles, and title blocks/borders in drawings. To maintain uniformity across your design team, SOLIDWORKS users should have access…

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Top 5 Features in Shop Floor Programmer

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With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, you have access to hosts of different powerful tools depending on your role in the product development and production process. One of those powerful tools is Shop Floor Machining which can be found included in the Shop Floor Programmer role. Shop…

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Manipulating Subdivisions in xShape Using Symmetry, Translation, and Scaling

xShape demo screenshot

Subdivision object is a three-dimensional object that is split into smaller slices that can then be manipulated. Easy ways to manipulate subdivision objects is through translation, scaling, and symmetry. A translation is a geometric transformation in which an entire object is moved a specific distance…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Balloons in Drawings

balloons in SOLIDWORKS drawings

Balloons in SOLIDWORKS Drawings are a useful tool for annotating your project. Balloons help identify different aspects and pieces of your assembly drawing. You can choose to manually add a balloon or use the auto-balloon command. Customizing Balloons You can change the number inside the…

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How to use appearance hierarchy in SOLIDWORKS

change appearance of components and parts

Appearances can be viewed by creation order, alphabetically, or by hierarchy in SOLIDWORKS. Hierarchy can be a very informative option, because you can see how each level appears. If you add something to the part, then add something to just one face, the face takes…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize Rendering Competition

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Examples

We are running a SOLIDWORKS Visualize rendering competition where you can post images or animations of your projects on LinkedIn with the chance to win prizes. We want to showcase our clients and their amazing SOLIDWOKS Visualize renderings or animations. See example images and renderings…

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