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Protect your SOLIDWORKS Configurations from unwanted features

There is a SOLIDWORKS Configuration Suppress Features checkbox in the advanced options of the Configuration Properties, and it is checked by default.  What is the purpose of the Suppress Features...
SOLIDWORKS Routing Add-in

How to route Pipes, Tubes, Wires, Cables, or Ducting in SOLIDWORKS

Do your designs contain piping, tubing, wires, cables or even duct work? If so, you know that these contain many parts to create, assemble and then detail! SOLIDWORKS Premium software...
Display View Types

SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types in the Windows Explorer Local Vault

There are three SOLIDWORKS PDM Display Types available in the Windows Explorer Local Vault: Show Files Show Bills of Materials Show Search Results They can be found under the Display menu...
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UVic Submarine Racing Club at eISR: Final Recap

The races are over and the tallies are in! Javelin is a proud sponsor of the University of Victoria Submarine Racing Club and we are thrilled to announce the results...
How to move a window that is off screen

Window off screen in SOLIDWORKS? Get it back!

How to move a window that is off screen Ever find yourself asking, "Hey!  Where did my window go?" or, "Why is my window off the...
Toolbar Tab

Why can’t I access the SOLIDWORKS Automatic Border tool?

The SOLIDWORKS Automatic Border tool lets us control the shape and segments of a sheet format border such as zone layout and border size. The details of creating borders and saving...

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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...
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How to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam with help from MySolidWorks & Subscription Service

Did you know that if you are a SOLIDWORKS customer who has an active Subscription Service contract, you have access to MySolidWorks Standard, which includes preparation materials designed to help you become a Certified...
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...