BOM

Lock Column Width & Row Height formatting in SOLIDWORKS BOM Templates

BOM Tables in SOLIDWORKS can sometimes create as many issues as they often solve, as you take the time to manipulate the shape of your table against a given drawing template.  After all of the manipulation via dragging columns and rows to a perfect height,…

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Automate to Dominate: Automate tasks within Enterprise business systems

One of the great things about the internet is how it has simplified many aspects of our lives. You can order nearly anything online quickly and easily with a smart phone or tablet. How valuable would the internet be, however, if you ordered something but did…

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Automate to Dominate: Create effortless Drawings (and other Manufacturing data) with DriveWorks

I joined the Javelin team in October 2000 and vividly remember the impression that we made on designers during SOLIDWORKS drawing creation presentations. They were amazed when we would simply “drag and drop” a 3D model onto a drawing template and instantly create four views and a Bill…

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PLM – It’s All About the Product!

Aras PLM in use

CIMdata recently released an article titled, “PLM for All: Unleashing Product Data to the Enterprise.” It talks about the actual use and perception of PLM in industry and makes solid points about what is needed to realize the value potential of PLM. Here is a…

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Do you design with TSLOTS? Download a FREE TSLOTS SOLIDWORKS Add-in

TSLOT Model

Many SOLIDWORKS users work with TSLOTS for their machine, robot cages and or frame designs. TSLOTS are basically Aluminum Extrusions that come in various sizes and standards (Metric, Fractional, B-Series). You can represent them inside of SOLIDWORKS by creating profiles to use in a weldment environment OR…

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Extending SOLIDWORKS PDM into a Product Lifecycle Management solution

Aras PLM Change Management

Do you want to expand your existing SOLIDWORKS PDM system into a full SOLIDWORKS Product Lifecycle Management solution in order to connect your business systems and processes? Aras PLM from Javelin is the solution you are looking for. Aras PLM works directly with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional as a full-featured, business-ready…

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Use Equations to enhance your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials

Columns in your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials (BOM) can be used for more than reporting model values, quantity counts and custom properties. One of the options is to add a SOLIDWORKS BOM Equation column to calculate and show a result based upon custom properties or other columns…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS BOM Template for Drawings and Assemblies

One of the theories that I try to get across to students in our SOLIDWORKS classes is that of repeatability and attempting to take steps to only perform a setup operation once, and save them for later reuse. SOLIDWORKS BOM templates offer us an opportunity to…

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