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PDM Workflow

Using Enterprise PDM with SolidWorks can make life a lot easier!

Before working for Javelin I was a Mechanical Designer creating mobile equipment, and assembly machinery using SolidWorks 3D CAD software. I loved working with SolidWorks but did not have the luxury of...
Why Sustainable Design?

Why Sustainable Design?

Worldwide awareness of environmental issues has never been more acute. Consumers are increasingly considering the environmental impact of products they buy. They’re not just looking at recyclability. They want to...

Helping our communities, the eco-friendly way

Green living has become a part of our every day lives,  every one is trying to contribute and make a difference on our environment.    When we go to the supermarket,...
Chain Model

One method of modeling a Chain in SolidWorks

NOTE: This is an older blog post.  The latest versions of SOLIDWORKS now have the Chain Component Pattern feature which is a better method.  See the following blog posts:
Adding Fasteners to your assembly with a SolidWorks Feature Driven Pattern

Adding Fasteners to your assembly with a SolidWorks Feature Driven Pattern

If you don't have access to SolidWorks Toolbox Smart Fasteners then there is an alternative method to quickly add fasteners to your assembly. To add fasteners first insert the required...
3DVIA Composer Line Widths

3DVIA Composer Line Widths

In the 3DVIA Composer Technical Illustration module, line widths can be a bit tricky to figure out.  This 3DVIA Composer tech tip should make it easier for you. There are...

Latest Vlogs


SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 additional formats available for saving video

In prior years, the only Save As option for a SOLIDWORKS Composer video format was AVI. Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, we also have the ability to save video as...

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...
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