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Chris Briand

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

SOLIDWORKS What's New documentation

Where can I find the latest release of SOLIDWORKS What’s New documentation?

The SOLIDWORKS what’s new documentation is an infinitely popular request during each product release season, Aside from some light bedtime…

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Delete key not working with SOLIDWORKS

Delete key not working with SOLIDWORKS? Check your Keyboard Shortcuts

On more than one occasion we have had customers contact our support team with what seems to be a benign…

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Navigate to MyPRODUCTS.SOLIDWORKS.com to access a listing of your SOLIDWORKS assets

Review your organizations SOLIDWORKS assets using MyPRODUCTS.SOLIDWORKS.com After recent updates to the SOLIDWORKS online infrastructure the  SOLIDWORKS MyProducts site is…

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SOLIDWORKS Convert to Bodies

Remove all part features in one easy step with SOLIDWORKS Convert to Bodies

If you go to the trouble of saving a SOLIDWORKS part as a neutral file format in order to remove…

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How to find your SOLIDWORKS Installation Log files

Our Technical teams here at TriMech Solutions will often request the SOLIDWORKS installation log files from clients who are experiencing…

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Is the Windows Indexing Service Helping or Hurting your SOLIDWORKS Productivity.

Some of the modern search functionality within the Windows Operating System is absolutely fantastic. I can type fraction of a…

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SOLIDWORKS Performance

Adjusting Virtual Memory (Windows Pagefile) for increased SOLIDWORKS Performance

We use this procedure a great deal when attempting to enhance the performance of systems where SOLIDWORKS is having difficulty with importing or exporting geometry, or handling larger assemblies.

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Importing neutral file formats in solidworks

3 POINT CHECKLIST for Importing Neutral File Formats into SOLIDWORKS

We often receive inquiries regarding the changes surrounding importing neutral file formats within SOLIDWORKS, especially after upgrades to SOLIDWORKS have…

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DEVICE INSTALLATION SETTINGS

How to stop Windows from updating your SOLIDWORKS certified video card driver!

It is a story we hear time and again from customers: They take the time and effort to download the…

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Windows System Configuration

Recovering your Windows System Resources with System Configuration (MSCONFIG)

In my last post I discussed all of the unnecessary, auxiliary processes that may be running on your system.  Items…

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Master Cut List Property Management while inserting Parts into Parts

A variety of techniques can be employed when building assemblies in SOLIDWORKS. In some cases the weldment module is used…

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Use the ‘Exclude from Cut List’ option to manage SOLIDWORKS Modeled Welds

One of the most common practices we run across while discussing weldment functionality with clients is the use of ‘Modeled…

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Five reasons to avoid ‘Redirected Folders’ if you use SOLIDWORKS

Redirected Folders seemed like a good idea at the time? If you are an IT administrator that is tasked with…

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SOLIDWORKS Zero Radius Not Complex - Complex Bend

Practical Values for approximating “Zero Radius” bends in SOLIDWORKS

I am as sure as the words posted here that every sheet metal designer has been asked to fudge some…

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Why is the SOLIDWORKS Automatic Solve Order option greyed out for my Equations?

SOLIDWORKS Automatic Solve order is Greyed out? If you have encountered any instances where the “Automatic Solve Order” for equations…

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