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Parasolid

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

SOLIDWORKS Reduce File Size

3 Simple Steps to Reduce File Size of Imported Models in SOLIDWORKS

In this tech tip learn how to reduce the file size of an imported electrical component in SOLIDWORKS using three…

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ELYSIUM CAD Translator

Retain PMI and Design Intent when you translate CAD Models into SOLIDWORKS with ELYSIUM

Got a lot of CAD models and drawings to translate into SOLIDWORKS format?  Don’t want to lose your design intent…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (4) – Sheet Metal Conversion [VIDEO]

This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. After…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Import Diagnostics (3) – Troubleshooting and Healing [VIDEO]

This is the third in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. As…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (2) – The Manual Healing Technique [VIDEO]

This is the second in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. Yesterday we…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (1) – “Face Piercing Through Solid” Error [VIDEO]

 This week, we will post a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in…

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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 Tutorial: Direct Modeling [VIDEO]

Some people will be shocked by the title of this article. How can you say that SolidWorks can do direct…

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Marble Roller Coaster Save Template (Part 3 of many) [VIDEO]

To read the first part of this series of articles, please CLICK HERE. To read the second part of this…

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Imported Bodies Video Series – 3. Repairing an Imported Model (Automatic Selection of Open Edges Using a Macro) [VIDEO]

In the first episode of this series I deleted a faulty face from an imported model, only to re-create it using the…

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Imported Bodies Video Series – 1. Troubleshooting an Imported Model [VIDEO]

There are lots of reasons why models imported in SolidWorks from IGES, STEP or Parasolid files have topological errors. The simplest…

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Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – You Decide: Fast or Small…

The 14th video from the What’s Really New in SolidWorks 2013 series presents one of the most popular SolidWorks enhancement requests…

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How to Reduce the Number of Edges for an Imported Surface?

How many times have you imported a neutral format file (STEP, Parasolid, IGES) in SolidWorks and encountered challenges when working on…

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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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SOLIDWORKS Extend Surface command does not work with my model?

You are a tool and die designer and your customer has just sent you an IGES file containing a solid…

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