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

SOLIDWORKS Knurling Part

How to Show Part Knurling in SOLIDWORKS – Part 1

We all know what knurling is, right? The most common use for knurling is to add grip to an otherwise…

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Creating Threads in SOLIDWORKS for 3D Printing [VIDEO]

For years, the ability to create a realistic thread in SolidWorks was something of artistic fantasy; a way to demonstrate…

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How would a CSWE design a marble roller coaster? (Part 1 of many) [VIDEO]

A marble roller coaster should be easy to assembly and use as little material as possible.  If it can be…

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3D Sketching a Helix for a Pipe Route for SOLIDWORKS Routing

When using SOLIDWORKS Routing, a simple way to have a coil of tubing for strain relief or packaging reasons, is to…

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How to create a Spiral / Helical Sheet Metal Model that can be flattened

If you want to create a spiral / helical sheet metal model, using the sweep feature + insert bends will…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS rolled component that can be flattened

A recent customer query had us considering a number of different methods to create a roll of material. After a number…

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Helical Sweep

Creating a Helical Sweep in SOLIDWORKS

It is possible to create a helical solid in SOLIDWORKS which, rather than extending linearly, actually follows a helical (or other) path. …

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