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It’s the Little Things that Help the Earth

It’s the Little Things that Help the Earth

Here are a few ways I have changed in how I am doing things this fall.  Try some yourself. I only run the dish washer once a week if possible...
"Don't Ask Me Again"

How to restore your Dismissed SOLIDWORKS Messages

Have you been wondering where those pop-up dialog boxes with options have disappeared to?  If you checked off options like "Don't ask me again", then what you select will be...
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SolidWorks 2011 adds IFC file export

Are you a SolidWorks user who collaborates with architectural or building construction design?  If so, I have good news!  SolidWorks 2011 now provides Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) export based on...
E3.WireWorks Cabling and SolidWorks Routing Integration

E3.WireWorks Cabling and SolidWorks Routing Integration

I have been working with a large number of companies recently who have been curious about how the newest and best ways are to schematically plan connectors and cables as...
Why every designer and engineer should take a GD&T Fundamentals training course?

Why every designer and engineer should take a GD&T Fundamentals training course?

Javelin recently added Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to its comprehensive training portfolio. This article discusses why designers and engineers should take GD&T training and the benefits of attending a course...
Enhancement Request link

ENHANCEMENT REQUEST! Tell SOLIDWORKS What You Want in their Software

Every SOLIDWORKS user at one time or another has likely found themselves working with the software and caught themselves thinking, "Hey, it would be great if it could do this",...

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...