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SOLIDWORKS Sketch

SOLIDWORKS Sketch tips and tricks from the Javelin team

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Torsion Continuity Relation (G3)

SOLIDWORKS 2020 adds an additional sketch relation to provide torsion continuity (G3) between splines and any other sketch entity in…

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SOLIDWORKS Missing Font

How to Add Missing Fonts to SOLIDWORKS

Do you ever get this SOLIDWORKS Missing Font warning when trying to open a part that came from someone else?…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Ink

Using SOLIDWORKS Sketch Ink in Your Workflow

I’ve always used a tablet ever since I took my first graphics arts class back in high school.  I’ve found…

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SOLIDWORKS angle dimension between 3 points

What if we need an angle dimension in a sketch, but one of the entities is not a line (perhaps…

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SOLIDWORKS Mirror sketch

How to speed up your 2D mirror in SOLIDWORKS sketches!

If you’ve mirrored sketch entities in SOLIDWORKS, you are probably familiar with the Mirror command.  In that operation, you specify…

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SOLIDWORKS Favorites Folder

Add feature tree items to a SOLIDWORKS favorites folder for quick access!

Want quick access to a feature, sketch or mate without having to scroll or search the SOLIDWORKS feature tree every…

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Gotta pattern something in SOLIDWORKS? Reduce your effort with a Sketch Driven Pattern!

A SOLIDWORKS Sketch Driven Pattern is a great way to control instance locations, but did you know you can use…

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Start a SOLIDWORKS Sketch and activate the Line Tool with a Single Key

There are many ways to start a SOLIDWORKS sketch.  After starting a sketch, good chance you go straight to the…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Normal to Curve

How to quickly create a SOLIDWORKS Sketch Normal to Curve

Here is a quick method to create SOLIDWORKS Sketch Normal to Curve without having to create a plane first, and…

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SOLIDWORKS Virtual Sharp Display Options

A SOLIDWORKS Virtual Sharp in sketches and drawings provide the ability to dimension to the imaginary point where two lines…

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Mirror Sketch Entities using Reference Planes and Planar Faces in SOLIDWORKS 2018

In all versions of SOLIDWORKS in the past, we had to draw a center-line to be used with the Mirror…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Automatic Solve and Undo for Sketches

Using Automatic Solve specifies whether SOLIDWORKS should automatically do the computation to solve the sketch geometry of your part as you…

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An option to reverse arc and spline tangency is now available with SOLIDWORKS 2018

For the longest time when creating a tangential arc in a SOLIDWORKS sketch it was hit or miss if the…

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Select the outside of an Arc rather than the center when adding a dimension in SOLIDWORKS

When adding arc dimensions, you should always select the actual arc rather then the centre point. Doing so will give…

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SOLIDWORKS Quick Snaps Toolbar

Imagine you have a very crowded sketch in your part. Let’s say you want to pick an end point but…

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