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in-house additive production

Mitigating Supply Chain Risk with End-to-End Automated Additive Manufacturing

When considering Additive for its speed, flexibility, and efficiency, examine how to extend these benefits through the final step of the process. Mitigating risk within supply chains is a goal...
proper shutdown procedure for 3D printer

Procedures for shutting down your 3D printer to avoid costly damage

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there may be a need to shutdown your 3D printer for an undetermined amount of time. If this is the case, it is very...
DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight is a feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists.  There are various levels...
SOLIDWORKS PDM - Sharing the vault view

How to Share a SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View

When creating a new SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault View, we have two options for Attach type; Only for me For all users on this computer SOLIDWORKS PDM...

SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Virtual Events

SOLIDWORKS has recently announced a complete series of free SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Virtual Meetings from March through to May. You will be able to learn SOLIDWORKS tips, tricks, plus...
Fig. 1 Issue

Do you have an Unexpected exploded body in your SOLIDWORKS part?

It is very common to create multi-body parts with an accompanying exploded view. However, there may be occasions where an exploded view needs to be removed, and the result of...

Latest Vlogs


Save Time Creating a Complex SOLIDWORKS Mold Split [VIDEO]

People ask me all the time what areas of SOLIDWORKS to study in order to do their job effectively. Part modeling? Mold Design? Surfacing? Assemblies? The short answer is ALL of THEM!...

SOLIDWORKS BOM (Bill of Materials) management and best practices [VIDEO]

The Bill of Materials (BOM) is such an important report yet it is surprising the number of users that do not have a formal strategy in place with how their...
PhotoView 360 Rendered Animation

PhotoView 360 Rendered Animation in SOLIDWORKS

If you like my previous post about a rendered cruise boat video, you should see PhotoView 360 Rendered Animation too. The Javelin office just moved to a new location earlier...