SOLIDWORKS 2016

Tech tips for SOLIDWORKS 2016

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sweep in Two Directions

Sometimes it’s much easier to generate a profile sketch for a sweep feature somewhere along the path.  For example if the path crosses normally to one of the reference planes. Previous versions of SOLIDWORKS required the profile sketch to be placed at one of the endpoints…

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The Impact of SOLIDWORKS Live Events

SOLIDWORKS Live Events

February was a very busy month for Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS experts across Canada. We successfully delivered 16 SOLIDWORKS Live Events in 7 Provinces to over 300 attendees! During Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Impactful Planning events, attendees discovered the important updates included in SOLIDWORKS 2016, learned about the tools…

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Reverse Sketch Offsets SOLIDWORKS 2016

In previous SOLIDWORKS releases it was impossible to change the direction after using the Offset Sketch Entities tool. If you made a mistake in the offset direction you had to delete and redo the command. In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you can reverse the direction of an offset…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sheet Scale Control in Status Bar

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2016, working with drawings is a little easier.  In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, the Status Bar showed the current sheet scale in Drawings, now in 2016 the sheet scale can be controlled from the Status Bar. The popup sheet scale list allow users…

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How to find your SOLIDWORKS 2016 Installation Log files

The support team here at Javelin will often request the installation log files from customers who are experiencing issues with their SOLIDWORKS Installation.  These logs will assist us in determining the corrective actions required for an installation to proceed. Prior releases made it a tad…

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It’s Easier to Manipulate Constrained Sketch Segments in SOLIDWORKS 2016

Constrained Sketch

In this tech tip video, you’ll learn about the new enhancements to the Detach Segment on Drag tool in SOLIDWORKS 2016.  It’s now easier than ever to move entities around in a constrained sketch, while automatically deleting and adding necessary relations as you go. It’s…

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SOLIDWORKS Resource Manager Notifications and Diagnostics

SOLIDWORKS Resource Manager Icon

The SOLIDWORKS Resource Manager (the small SW icon in your task tray that pops up when you launch SOLIDWORKS) has been enhanced in the 2016 release.  Previously this icon would just give you a green check mark if system resources were available or give warnings…

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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 Fillets for a smoother transition to adjacent faces.  This also applies to the Asymmetric fillet parameter.  Previously the Curvature Continuous profile was only available with Face Fillets….

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Globally Replace Failed Mate References can be a Big Time Saver

Back in SOLIDWORKS 2014 there was a great enhancement for replacing sketch entities to avoid rebuild errors and update references to the new geometry.  This helped update features, mates and even Simulation studies.  Read Alin’s and Irfan’s blog posts on this great functionality. However this…

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