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PlantWorks 2010 now available

PlantWorks 2010 now available

Javelin's Plant Design and Layout add-in product for SolidWorks has been updated for SolidWorks 2010. PlantWorks allows for rapid 3D layout generation from furniture layouts to full machine layouts in...
Sign up for the SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program

Sign up for the SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program

The SolidWorks 2011 Beta Program will start in July giving current SolidWorks Subscription Service Customers the opportunity to try out the new release and the chance to win prizes. The...

PropertyLinksXpress is a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in to manage your Drawing Title Block

About a year ago we released a FREE SOLIDWORKS Add-in product called PropertyLinksXpress to help our customers organize their custom property data and allow them to easily populate their drawing title...
FREE DriveWorks Solo Web Training Sessions

FREE DriveWorks Solo Web Training Sessions

Learn how automating your product design can help improve Engineer-to-Order for your company. DriveWorks Solo is proven technology that lets you automate many repetitive tasks to generate accurate sales, design,...
Create SolidWorks configurations quicker and easier with DriveWorks Solo

Create SolidWorks configurations quicker and easier with DriveWorks Solo

Many designers and engineers waste countless hours modifying existing designs for customer requirements. Often this is a tedious operation that can result in many errors or omissions. Also, it may...

Eco-friendly design using SustainabilityXpress

A great free tool available to all SolidWorks users to help them design products that are more environmentally friendly is SustainabilityXpress which was introduced in SolidWorks 2009. The life cycle...

Latest Vlogs


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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