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Teknion Leverage Workstations installed at new Javelin office

Six days and counting (Saturday, March 26th)

There was a lot of action at the new office as well as at our current office on this day.  At the new office the setup of the new workstations...
Last Training Class at 700 Dorval - SolidWorks Routing

Seven days and counting to the big office move

I am posting to our blog over the next couple of days to describe what is happening leading up to the move to our new office at 3457 Superior Court,...
SolidWorks 2012 Teaser

SolidWorks 2012 Teaser

The 3rd day of SolidWorks World 2011 was the day when users were teased by getting a glimpse of some of the enhancements that might be included in the next version....
The little red dot

Hot, hot, hot! Dynamic Undo during Power Trimming

Not too long ago, if you would had asked me what is my favourite SolidWorks command, I would have answered "The Power Trim". It is fast, elegant and intuitive and,...
PhotoView 360 Surface Finish

SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 Surface Finish Overview

One of the most underutilized feature sets of PhotoView 360 is the appearance surface finish tab.  Why is it underutilized?  For a couple of reasons I think, those being: It’s...

Has your DraftSight Installation Expired?

For those of you using DraftSight for all of your dwg/dxf needs (highly recommended over 2DEditor!), you may have noticed an expiration message recently.  If you haven't opened the program...

Latest Vlogs


3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 Live Online Sessions

If you couldn't make it to Nashville for 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 (formerly SOLIDWORKS World) to see the latest from SOLIDWORKS, no problem. You can attend the conference LIVE ONLINE on...

SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us and Michael Bublé is singing festive songs. Every year when putting up my tree, I have the same Christmas...
Fig. 5 Preview of Markups on Rotation

Using Markup in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Markup is a great way to communicate ideas between teams, allowing users to propose changes without having to edit the geometry of a part. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, there is...