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Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for Assembly from the Javelin technical team

SOLIDWORKS Drawings

Drawings: Dimension Precision Troubleshooting

Drawings are crucial for communicating the precise dimensions of your part and/or assembly. Understanding and controlling precision is therefore critically…

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SOLIDWORKS External References: Creating New Parts

Have you ever created an assembly file and thought “wow, this could really use a baseplate?” Maybe it’s a lid…

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SOLIDWORKS Part Assembly Watermark

How to add a watermark to SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies [VIDEO]

Before SOLIDWORKS 2016 it was only possible to add a watermark to a drawing. But SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduced new functionality…

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SOLIDWORKS Quick Trick: Propagate Feature to Assembly Parts

Many times in SOLIDWORKS, it makes sense to create features at the assembly level. Sometimes this can be due to…

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SOLIDWORKS Multiple Mate Mode

Often times, in SOLIDWORKS, we will need to apply multiple mates of a similar type in an assembly. There is…

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Reduce SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly Load Time & Optimization Techniques

When loading a SOLIDWORKS Large Assembly did it take so long that you were able to run to the coffee…

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What to try when a SOLIDWORKS Assembly File will NOT Save

When a SOLIDWORKS assembly file will not save the first workaround is to try and save the assembly with a new name, to a…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Filling a Specific Assembly Cavity (one out of many)

Last week I showed you how easy it is to fill a cavity at the assembly level using the new tools…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Advanced Mate References [VIDEO]

Mate references can be set up in two parts to correspond to each other.  When created this way it is…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Apply Material to All Parts of an Assembly [VIDEO]

What do you do when you work on a large assembly, with multiple levels of sub-assemblies, and want to apply the…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional: Write Drawing Card With Part Card Variables [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is capable of copying values from a part or assembly card and writing them to a Drawing…

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SolidWorks 2014 Tutorial: What Was Hard Now Is Easy When Applying Tangent Mates [VIDEO]

SolidWorks has always been a user-friendly software, mostly because 99.9% of the workflows in SolidWorks are natural, like in the real life….

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How Many Mates Can Be Created At Once in SolidWorks? One, Two,… Three? [VIDEO]

Watch this video to learn how to create one, two and even three mates at the same time in SolidWorks.

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Selecting Configuration When Opening [VIDEO]

Configurations are a great way to control your models in SolidWorks.  But when you have an especially large assembly that…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice

SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice #3: Don’t fight with your Mates

Welcome back, fellow SOLIDWORKS users for another installment of our SOLIDWORKS Mate Best Practice series. In the classic Star Trek…

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