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Bill of Materials

SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials (BOM) tech tips and best practices from the Javelin team

Importing SolidWorks Files with Textures in Composer [Video]

If you have been working with SolidWorks Composer you will notice that when you import a file you lose any textures that…

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Translating Parts from Inventor into SolidWorks while maintaining their Features

A quick update to this post as our good friends at SolidWorks were kind enough to point out that I…

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What is SolidWorks Electrical 2013 Software?

We at Javelin Technologies are excited to introduce SolidWorks Electrical 2013 software, the latest product in our Electrical catalogue. There…

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Store your Custom SOLIDWORKS Templates in a Safe Location

You’ve spent time creating your Custom SOLIDWORKS Templates just the way you like them.  The question is where did you save…

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EPDM – Creating a Reference between a SolidWorks File and Another File Type

If you ever needed to link a non-SolidWorks file (Excel, Word, PDF…) to a SolidWorks file, then here’s the steps…

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How to Change SOLIDWORKS Composer BOM Colours [Video]

In this video I am going to show you how to change BOM colours using SOLIDWORKS Composer 2012x.

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Dissolving Subassemblies for a SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM

The SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM style will list all subassemblies as an item, along with all components of the subassembly.  If…

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Hierarchy of BOM Description References

The BOM Description column picks up the Description property from your models.  But if you are finding that modifying the…

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Top 5 Return on Investment Areas for EPDM

If you’re reading this post, you’ve likely wondered at some point about how you can help rationalize what may be…

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Take a look at some cool entries for our 2011 SolidWorks Design Contest

Our SolidWorks Cool Design Contest is still open and currently accepting entries from commercial and educational customers. I thought we…

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SOLIDWORKS BOM

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…

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Mayday! – The Customer Sent a New STEP File in the 11th Hour

You spent a lot of time on this project. Everything started with a STEP file received from your customer, file that you…

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How to Show BOM Info in the SOLIDWORKS Composer Assembly Tree

In SOLIDWORKS Composer it’s possible to show the columns of the BOM in the Assembly Tree area.  This can help…

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Time Saver: Insert Sheet Metal Parameters in your Drawings

Before yesterday, I was sure I knew everything about custom properties and how to use them in parametric annotations. After…

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Thinking outside the box “101” with SolidWorks

So your company has just made a great investment in one of the premier CAD design tools in the industry,…

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