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SOLIDWORKS BOM

Best practices to manage and utilize your SOLIDWORKS BOM (Bill of Materials) from the Javelin team

Dissolving Subassemblies for a SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM

The SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM style will list all subassemblies as an item, along with all components of the subassembly.  If…

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Hierarchy of BOM Description References

The BOM Description column picks up the Description property from your models.  But if you are finding that modifying the…

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Top 5 Return on Investment Areas for EPDM

If you’re reading this post, you’ve likely wondered at some point about how you can help rationalize what may be…

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Take a look at some cool entries for our 2011 SolidWorks Design Contest

Our SolidWorks Cool Design Contest is still open and currently accepting entries from commercial and educational customers. I thought we…

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SOLIDWORKS BOM (Bill of Materials) management and best practices [VIDEO]

The Bill of Materials (BOM) is such an important report yet it is surprising the number of users that do…

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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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How to Show BOM Info in the SOLIDWORKS Composer Assembly Tree

In SOLIDWORKS Composer it’s possible to show the columns of the BOM in the Assembly Tree area.  This can help…

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Time Saver: Insert Sheet Metal Parameters in your Drawings

Before yesterday, I was sure I knew everything about custom properties and how to use them in parametric annotations. After…

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Thinking outside the box “101” with SolidWorks

So your company has just made a great investment in one of the premier CAD design tools in the industry,…

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Show Properties with Linked Dimensions on a BOM in Different Units

Using linked dimensions from properties on a BOM is very useful.  They are all linked so everything will update together….

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BOM Magic – The Quick Resize Trick

As a designer, you want to spend most of your time designing, not drafting and this is one of the…

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SolidWorks 2012 Teaser

The 3rd day of SolidWorks World 2011 was the day when users were teased by getting a glimpse of some of…

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Time Saver – Predetermined Zoom in SolidWorks Drawings

Just a little tip that can save you big time when working with your drawings.

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Give the gift of SolidWorks knowledge

By Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies. I’m very glad to be posting here as my chance to give back to the…

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How to add a dummy part to a 3DVIA Composer project

Sometimes in 3DVIA Composer you need to show an item on the BOM but there was no actor in the file to…

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