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

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Chamfer

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Chamfer Enhancements

If you have been working with SOLIDWORKS for a while, you have likely noticed the lack of attention that the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Convert an existing Chamfer to a Fillet & back again!

Using the “Offset Face” or “Face-Face” chamfer options within SOLIDWORKS 2017, grants us an additional ability! We can now swap back…

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How to Copy and Paste SOLIDWORKS Features

Let’s say you’ve created a feature in SOLIDWORKS that you really like. If you really like something, you want more…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Favorite

If you frequently use a particular Hole Wizard hole, instead of re-entering the parameters each time you launch the Hole Wizard…

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Dynamic Mirror Sketch

SOLIDWORKS Dynamic MIRROR | ЯOЯЯIM

See what I did there? I used Character Map to get a backwards R, then used symmetric letters to make…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Curvature Continuous Edge Fillets – Constant or Variable Size

SOLIDWORKS 2016 now includes the option to set your edge fillets (constant or variable size) to be Curvature Continuous Edge…

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Baluster twist with Flex feature

SOLIDWORKS Flex Feature for bending, stretching, tapering, and twisting your parts

The SOLIDWORKS Flex Feature is really helpful when it comes to quickly creating a complicated twist, stretched, tapered, or bent shape.

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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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SolidWorks Thickness Analysis [VIDEO]

The SolidWorks Thickness Analysis tool (found under the Evaluate tab in the CommandManager) allows you to quickly review your model to…

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Direct Editing, a SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer Tutorial [VIDEO]

I really like the local “Convert to Direct Edit” functionality of SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual. It means that you do not need to…

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Direct Modeling

Using SOLIDWORKS Direct Modeling to modify an imported model without feature history [VIDEO]

How can you modify a model without history? Use the SOLIDWORKS direct modeling tools to reverse engineer an existing model. When you need…

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SOLIDWORKS Multiple Radius Fillet

Adding Setback Distances to your SOLIDWORKS Multiple Radius Fillet [VIDEO]

Using the Setback option when creating a SOLIDWORKS Multiple Radius Fillet can award you with a near infinite way to…

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SOLIDWORKS Feature Order

SOLIDWORKS Feature Order

In the SolidWorks Essential course we provide students with techniques for creating efficient models. One of the many techniques I teach…

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Circular Chamfer on Non-Circular Edges

When you need to make a circular chamfer around the edges of a non-circular part, such as a nut, you…

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Select like a Pro with Power and Advanced Select

You may have noticed the Select tool in the menu toolbar is always highlighted.  But have you seen the drop-down…

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