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SOLIDWORKS Equations

Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Equations more effectively

Round Up in SOLIDWORKS

Rounding Up in SOLIDWORKS Equations

Similar to other programs such as Microsoft Excel, SOLIDWORKS has functions available to round numbers. However, certain workflow might require…

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SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Design

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Design using Equations & Configurations

At Javelin, we teach a lot of SOLIDWORKS training classes that have great techniques, I’ve often said: ” Oooooooh! Wish…

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Why SOLIDWORKS Link Values is better than a Global Variable

Back with the release of SOLIDWORKS 2010, SOLIDWORKS introduced Global Variables. A nice little utility, to define a constant that…

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How to Suppress/Disable Equations in different SOLIDWORKS Configurations

The ability to configure equations was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2014.  This change removed the previous simplified functionality of only suppress/unsuppress…

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How to show SOLIDWORKS Equations and Custom Properties as fractions with your model in decimals

Having to work in decimals and show SOLIDWORKS fractions in your drawing can be frustrating when you require the use of…

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How to Share/Link Global Variables and Equations among SOLIDWORKS Models

Global variable and equations in SOLIDWORKS link various dimensions to a specific value or to one another. This technique helps…

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Nested IF Statements in SOLIDWORKS Equations to control dimension length

Recently a customer asked me: “Is it possible to automatically size sections of a body or component based on an…

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SOLIDWORKS If Statement

The Syntax of a SOLIDWORKS “IF” Statement in an Equation

Hypothetical scenario: you have a design for a container wherein you have a length, width, and height. The length and…

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SOLIDWORKS BOM Equation

How to add a SOLIDWORKS BOM Equation to an Entire Column

The SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials allows you to add Equations to cells for calculations.  Did you know that you can…

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SOLIDWORKS Equation Views

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Disabling and Enabling Equations in All Configurations

During the past few years SOLIDWORKS has improved “Equation” functionality. Up to SOLIDWORKS 2013, you could only configure equations and global variables…

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Using a Multiple Unit System in SOLIDWORKS Equations [VIDEO]

Even though your SOLIDWORKS model is set to a specific unit system, this definitely does not hold you back from…

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How to Round Numbers in SOLIDWORKS Equations

Equations in SOLIDWORKS can be a very powerful tool to automatically calculate dimensions and other parameters in SOLIDWORKS models. However what…

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SOLIDWORKS Units

Linking Units to Global Variables in SOLIDWORKS 2014 [VIDEO]

If your SOLIDWORKS document units are not set to global variables this can cause the shape and size of your…

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Showing or switching SOLIDWORKS BOM Units [VIDEO]

NOTE: This article is relevant for SOLIDWORKS 2023 and prior.  SOLIDWORKS 2024 introduced new functionality to link custom properties to…

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