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Going Green with EPDM

Going Green with EPDM

Why is EPDM green you ask? Well, let me tell you! EPDM can remove the need to print preliminary drawings that need to be approved. When I worked as a...
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Getting to Know the Javelin Customer Care Team – We are Rollcoaster Junkies

Everyone once in a while, we like to get out as a team and do something fun!  This summer, the majority vote was for Canada's Wonderland.  Well, turns out we...
3dVia Mobile

3D Models on your iPhone or iPad

Want to view your 3D designs on your iOS device?  There’s an app for that.  In fact there’s two, 3DVIA Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch and new 3DVIA Mobile HD...
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Using and Customizing SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures [VIDEO]

With SOLIDWORKS 2010 a new productivity tool was introduced called SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures.  Once you get used to using them, Mouse Gestures can be a real time saver when using SOLIDWORKS to...
Sketch Dimension Input

Speed up your sketching with “on screen numeric input on entity creation”

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 is the option to “Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation”.  Though it’s name doesn’t do it justice, this feature can really have a big...
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Circular References

A Circular reference occurs when two or more components, in an assembly, share external references in a way that a rebuild of one component necessitates a rebuild of another component(s)....

Latest Vlogs

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Optimization

Reduce Costs with Optimization Studies in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

When completing structural designs, it is common practice to "over-design" our materials. That is, use a size or thickness of material that we know works despite the potential for additional...
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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether...
SOLIDWORKS Structure System

Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list...