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SOLIDWORKS Pattern

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

SOLIDWORKS Geometry Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Pattern Slow or Failing? Try the Geometry Pattern option!

Is your SOLIDWORKS pattern slow to rebuild, or worse: just failing outright, with no explanation given?  If so, then keep…

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SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern

Shrink your SOLIDWORKS Feature Tree using the Variable Pattern

The Variable Pattern can be considered the most powerful “macro-feature” in SOLIDWORKS. It can help to reduce the FeatureManager Design Tree…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Component Pattern Synchronize Options

New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 are Synchronize options for the configuration of a component pattern, for instance if we need components…

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SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Pattern

Create and Edit Component Patterns in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review Mode

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create assembly component patterns in the Large Design Review Mode. The patterns that can…

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SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern

Setting up a SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern

There are a lot of great demos out there of what the SOLIDWORKS Variable Pattern (introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2015) can…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Patterns

SOLIDWORKS Sketch vs Table vs Variable Patterns

There are several methods to pattern a profile in “random” locations.  The advantage is that an update to the original…

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Using a Global Variable for the Number of Instances in a SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pattern [VIDEO]

If you have been using SOLIDWORKS for some time you may agree with me that using global variables and equations…

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SOLIDWORKS Hatch Pattern Customization

SOLIDWORKS has a good amount of standard hatch patterns that you can use in your drawings. But there are some occasions…

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Mirror SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal with Flat Pattern

Sheet metal is mirrored as any other SOLIDWORKS part by selecting a face and using the Insert > Mirror Part command. The…

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Why Would SOLIDWORKS Flat Pattern Drawing View Display the Formed Part Instead?

SOLIDWORKS users occasionally come across a sheet metal drawing view that displays formed (bent) part instead of flat pattern. Here is…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Equal Spacing Option for Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry [VIDEO]

How often do you need to add a linear pattern to fill a length with a specific number of instances?…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Chain Component Pattern [VIDEO]

It’s what we have all been waiting for some time now – the curtain has been pulled back to reveal…

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SolidWorks Sheet Metal – Why is my Flat Pattern Displayed as a Bent Part?

When the Flat pattern drawing view of a SolidWorks sheet metal part displays the part in the bent condition, this…

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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Drawing View Flip and Rotate

Often times we create sheet metal works of art (or just really complex designs) and we want the design to…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Pattern vs Feature Pattern [VIDEO]

As a former designer of automated machinery, I prefer to stay a stranger to danger by using machine guarding. It keeps…

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