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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   Anyone who works with large SOLIDWORKS files has very likely received the warning: SOLIDWORKS System Resources Running...
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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Custom Material

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...
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...
Blank SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

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 use the new Quick Search option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

With the greatly anticipated Quick Search feature added in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, users have a quick and convenient way to search favorite variables directly from within Windows Explorer.  We can...
SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review...
The rigid connection type (top) produces artificial stress concentrations in the bolt head region. The distributed option (bottom) produces a more realistic stress field.

Distributed Coupling for Bolts and Pins in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

Getting simulation results quickly, while maintaining accuracy, is always a top priority for any analyst. Replacing modeled fasteners with bolt or pin connectors in SOLIDWORKS Simulation is a great way...
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