The Javelin Blog

Tech tips, tutorials, and advice for SOLIDWORKS 3D software and Stratasys 3D Printers

Recent Posts

Property Manager of Scale Feature

Methods of Scaling Solid Bodies in SOLIDWORKS

A 3D Solid Body can be scaled up or down using the SOLIDWORKS Scale feature. In this blog article other than introducing the Scale feature, a few scaling scenarios are...

Optimize Complex SOLIDWORKS Electrical Harness Design using Super Part and Dynamic Connectors

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Harness Design often requires the inclusion of many connectors. Creating a super part for each connector will simplify the repeated creation process while dynamic connectors allow full control...
Spin Box Increment Settings for Individual Dimensions

How to adjust SOLIDWORKS Spin Box Increment Values Locally & Globally

Upon editing a dimension value in SOLIDWORKS, you can use the SOLIDWORKS spin box instead of typing in numbers. The middle mouse wheel or clicking on the little up/down arrows...
VeroClear Material Medical Example

3D Printing Tutorial: How to Embed and Print Parts with VeroClear Material

VeroClear is a transparent material that simulates PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), commonly known as acrylic. Like PMMA, VeroClear material is used as an alternative to glass and is ideal for concept...
pcb serv

How to install SOLIDWORKS PCB Services

SOLIDWORKS PCB is powerful electronic design software that enables the streamlined integration of electrical and mechanical engineering. Collaboration between SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PCB is managed through a program known as...
login SQL

SOLIDWORKS PDM Maintenance & Backup Recommendations

For SOLIDWORKS PDM Maintenance to optimize performance and prevent data loss, it is important to perform scheduled back-up of your PDM components. Let's first examine the components that should be...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: Topology Optimization

The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study included in the Professional version simplifies structural topology investigations with a goal-driven approach to mathematically alter the stiffness of the meshed geometry.  Assuming linear...
The finished 2D Design

Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical Episode 2 – 2D Drawings

Welcome back readers! Previously on Mechanical Engineering Meets SOLIDWORKS Electrical  I discussed my project to design and build a new home theater. Last time I covered the components I would...
Salvaged components

Using SOLIDWORKS Solutions to Build a Hand Crank Flashlight: Part 1 – Mechanical Design

While working as an engineering intern in the electrical department at Javelin, I am putting my academic knowledge to the test by creating a fully functional hand crank flashlight. This...