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There is a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design

Spending too much time on prototyping and attempting physical tests? Use a SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package to virtually test your design! With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the virtual testing environment makes validating your design a...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles

SOLIDWORKS PDM Combobox Styles Reference

Within the SOLIDWORKS PDM (Data) Card Editor, there are four different Combobox Styles to list data; Combobox Dropdown, Combobox Simple, Combobox Droplist, and a Listbox: Combobox...
Set Revision

Why is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Update Variable greyed out when using Set Revision?

A question I run into often while on tech support is: "Why is the SOLIDWORKS PDM Update Variable checkbox greyed out when using the Set Revision tool?" ...
Metal Material Rod

Metal 3D Printing Materials Analysis – Everything You Need to Know

Javelin Technologies, known across Canada as a top reseller for SOLIDWORKS software and the full range of Stratasys 3D printers, has added Desktop Metal 3D printing systems to our additive manufacturing offerings....
Messy drawing views

How to attach additional leader lines to SOLIDWORKS Balloons

Does your company require you to have every part in a drawing identified to avoid confusion? This blog post will show you how to identify every item in your drawing...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views

How to create SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views

Did you know that you can build  SOLIDWORKS PDM Custom Explorer Views with additional columns based on variables within the vault? This is a useful tool, as it allows users...

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

A kin to the article that our teammate Josh Carrier wrote, back in 2010, I thought it high time we review the process of how to increase virtual memory on...

New methods of converting Surface into Solid with SOLIDWORKS

When working with surfaces in SOLIDWORKS you would typically convert a surface into solid using the Knit Surface or Thicken Surface feature. But in SOLIDWORKS 2016 you now have the ability to...
SolidWorks drawing template & Sheet Format

SOLIDWORKS Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SOLIDWORKS.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the...