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How to sync SOLIDWORKS Composer sub-assemblies with SOLIDWORKS

If you use SOLIDWORKS Composer in tandem with SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Design to generate the models, chances are that you have had difficulty updating the Composer file after an update in...
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Multiple-year versions of SOLIDWORKS Installed? Set File Locations the easy way!

When it becomes necessary to install multiple year versions of SOLIDWORKS, we recommend our best practices guide for the installation.  This article assumes that the aforementioned guide was used, and...
Completed 3D printed TPU brake pedal part

3D Printing Service – Brake Pedal Cover: TPU 92A Material

Here at Javelin Technologies, our 3D printers are hard at work. Whether it's a 3D printing service job, a benchmark, or a part for internal use, the 3D printers are...
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SOLIDWORKS Backup / Recovery Settings Explained

The loss of data, whether from hardware failure, software issues or simply human error is a constant concern for all designers.  To help protect your data you may take advantage...
Topology Study produces organic geometry that is optimized for its intended application

Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Additive manufacturing is no longer a bleeding edge technology; this powerful method is being used across countless industries, for applications ranging from rapid prototyping to jigs/fixtures and production end-use parts. Widespread...
SOLIDWORKS Simulation is offered in Standard, Professional, and Premium packages

Which SOLIDWORKS Simulation Package is best for me?

Why spend money on features you don't need? Similar to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Simulation is offered in Standard, Professional, and Premium packages, giving you a choice of analysis modules,...

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SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The basics of SOLIDWORKS xDesign Demonstration Video

Watch and learn how SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines 3D CAD modeling and cloud collaboration using a web browser. In this 90-minute, on-demand video you'll learn how to create parametric models and...
SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I've had a touch screen on my computer, and for a...
Topology Study produces organic geometry that is optimized for its intended application

Design for Additive Manufacturing with SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study

Additive manufacturing is no longer a bleeding edge technology; this powerful method is being used across countless industries, for applications ranging from rapid prototyping to jigs/fixtures and production end-use parts. Widespread...