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Fastest growing customer segment for file management

Fastest growing customer segment for file management

It is no surprise that the fastest growing market segment for file management is the small to medium sized teams. With today's competitive landscape, it is crucial that these smaller...

MPP Kevin Flynn and Cabinet Minister Sandra Pupatello visit the Javelin Office

Javelin had a couple of special visitors last week.  MPP Kevin Flynn and Cabinet Minister Sandra Pupatello visited the Javelin office in Oakville on Thursday, February 10th.  Minister Pupatello is...
I like beer…but the big question is Can or Bottle?

I like beer…but the big question is Can or Bottle?

I just love a nice cold beer but I also have a big dilemma.  Should I buy cans or bottles?  It tastes great out of both but since I have...
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How to Auto Arrange Dimensions in your SOLIDWORKS Drawing

The SOLIDWORKS Auto Arrange Dimensions tool seems to read your mind when choosing the right positions for placing selected dimensions. Finally you can use the model dimensions to detail your drawing, without...
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Time Saver – Predetermined Zoom in SolidWorks Drawings

Just a little tip that can save you big time when working with your drawings. (more…)

Removing the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Internal Flag

All SOLIDWORKS Toolbox parts have an internal file flag that sets them apart from regular SOLIDWORKS parts.  This flag enables SolidWorks to recognize them as standard parts and places a...

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The Defeature Preview Window rotates and zooms with the SOLIDWORKS viewport, making it easy keep tabs on the simplification process

Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS...
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How to apply Textures to 3D Printed Parts with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS users often need to create complex or repeating features, but these features can be time-consuming to generate, especially on complex models. Some designs, such as a textured surface or...

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...