SOLIDWORKS Drawing

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Tech Tips and Tutorials

Why do my SOLIDWORKS Drawings show “deg” instead of the degree symbol?

DEG vs Symbol

Have you ever come across a SOLIDWORKS Drawing where the letters “deg” are displayed instead of the degree symbol and just couldn’t change it? In this blog article we will learn how to control how the units are shown. (And before anyone asks…no, it’s not…

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Adjusting the Weight/Mass Accuracy in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Weight Accuracy

In this article I’ll show how to change the numeric precision on the weight/mass linked annotation in a SOLIDWORKS drawing. If you are anything like me, you might play this game when you’re bringing your groceries in from your car, the game is: trying to…

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Managing formed feature information in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal, the easy way!

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Formed Feature

When manufacturing sheet metal parts from a SOLIDWORKS model and drawing, how can we ensure that raised features (also commonly referred to as formed features) will protrude from the correct side/face of the part? This article guides you through how to control and communicate, in…

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Minimize SOLIDWORKS Drawing save time when working with Shaded With Edges display style

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020 is the ability to open drawings in Detailing Mode (File > Open > select the drawing > Mode > Detailing > Open) for high performance when loading and saving, without loading model data. However, when loading in Resolved mode with views…

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Two settings to customize after a new SOLIDWORKS Installation

Two settings worth customizing right off the bat after a new SOLIDWORKS installation (not necessarily an upgrade) are reviewing backup settings, and ensuring that Sheet Properties are easy to access in any drawing. It’s something you’ll do once and then not have to worry about…

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How to fix Empty SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views

SOLIDWORKS drawing empty views

Are you seeing empty views when opening a SOLIDWORKS Drawing?  Where did the Views and Annotations go? In this tech tip I’ll describe the blank view problem and provide a solution. Why are my Drawing Views empty? If the urge to swear out loud is…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawings Best Practice Tutorial

SOLIDWORKS Drawings

Got drawing issues? One of the biggest issues that our customers face is a disconnect between the design and manufacturing departments. Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Drawings Service is customized to solve your unique drawing production and manufacturing issues. In this on-demand webinar, Javelin’s certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and Training Process Consultant; Jamie…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Adds VDA Balloons

SOLIDWORKS 2021 VDA balloons

VDA refers to a German Quality System, generally used for the automotive industry. This is a highly recognized and respected quality management system, which requires a 90 percent compliance record for formal audits. So, we’re glad SOLIDWORKS 2021 has added these specific balloons in the…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer App available with SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer

DS SOLIDWORKS has launched a new viewer app to visualize the electrical project drawings, called SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer. It gets installed automatically with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation. To start the Electrical Viewer: Click on Windows Start Menu > SOLIDWORKS 2021 Program setup > SOLIDWORKS Electrical…

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