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SOLIDWORKS Custom Materials

SOLIDWORKS comes pre-loaded with a great library of materials ranging from ABS Plastic to Zirconium.  The information contained in each of these material library entries includes tensile strength, density and many more material...
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Updating Changes To Your Custom Weldment Profiles

Have you created a library of new custom weldment profiles for use in SolidWorks, or have you added custom property information to some of the pre-existing weldment profiles? You may...
Design Contest Winners

Presenting the Javelin SolidWorks ‘Cool’ Design Contest Winners for 2010

Javelin is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 SolidWorks 'Cool' Design Contest. We had a lot of amazing entries and it was a tough decision to pick an overall...
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Blank SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

If you experience a blank SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager window while attempting to install your software this may be caused by either your local firewall blocking HTML files from rendering on screen...
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How to “Convert” a Section View into a Projected View

Warren Isaacs posted a very interesting question on the SolidWorks Forums: I have a section view on a drawing whose part has been modified such that the section is now...

Give the gift of SolidWorks knowledge

By Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies. I’m very glad to be posting here as my chance to give back to the Javelin team. Back when I was first starting to learn...

Latest Vlogs


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...

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...