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SWW 2011

The World Series… (SolidWords World that is)

Are you as excited as I am? SolidWorks World 2011 starts this Sunday, the 23rd! This is the first instalment in a series of articles covering SolidWorks World 2011 Not...
Low Resources Warning message

“SOLIDWORKS has detected that your system resources are running low” message explained…

NOTE: An updated version of this information can be found at https://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2018/03/solidworks-resource-monitor-warning/   Anyone who works with large SOLIDWORKS files has very likely received the warning: SOLIDWORKS System Resources Running...
1 Custom Materials

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...
Weldment Part File Did Not Update

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...

Latest Vlogs

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...
3D Printed Texture

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...
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...