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SOLIDWORKS Sketch

SOLIDWORKS Sketch tips and tricks from the Javelin team

My SOLIDWORKS Detail View Circle is stuck?!

We all have moments where we’re in a bit of a rush and accidentally end up with some unintended consequences….

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Dimensioning Pre-Selected Entities

This is the third article from the “What’s Really New in SOLIDWORKS 2016” series, where we continue to extensively test…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 New “Equal Curve Length” Sketch Relation

This is the second article from the “What’s Really New in SOLIDWORKS 2016” series, where we continue to extensively test…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Instant2D for changing Sketch Dimensions

SOLIDWORKS 2016 introduces Instant2D to dynamically manipulate sketch dimensions in sketch mode. You can click a dimension and quickly change its value…

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Suppressing SOLIDWORKS Sketch Relations

Greetings, fellow SOLIDWORKS user! A neat trick that not many users are aware of is the ability to suppress a…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Convert Entities Tool can now Capture Internal Loops Automatically

When designing in the context of an assembly or within a single part reusing geometry from existing features is a…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Offset Entities Enhancements

New for the SOLIDWORKS 2016 Offset Entities sketch tool is the ability to create cap ends while offsetting open loop entities in 2D…

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Start sketching in SOLIDWORKS by selecting an edge

This is one of those interesting sketching in SOLIDWORKS tricks that can be very useful and you may not be…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Center Lines Sketch Rectangle Tool [VIDEO]

The Center Lines Sketch Rectangle Tool enhancement is one of those changes that is far more profound than one may first think….

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SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer Tutorial: Best Practices for Defining Features [VIDEO]

This video explores the different outcomes between selecting a sketch object, a sketch, one or more edges, or even a…

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SOLIDWORKS Sketch Relations Summary

The SOLIDWORKS Online Help provides a summary of all of the SOLIDWORKS sketch relations available. There is something missing from…

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When is a Fully Defined Sketch not Fully Defined? [VIDEO]

We all like Fully-Defined sketches. There’s no room for ambiguity. The sketch and resulting features are more stable. Rebuild times…

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SOLIDWORKS Replace Sketch Entity [VIDEO]

Doesn’t matter if you are The Company Owner, a Manager, a SolidWorks Expert or just a SolidWorks Beginner, you will be extremely…

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The Greatest Time Saver – Auto-Sketch Scaling in SolidWorks 2014 [VIDEO Tutorial]

Auto-Sketch Scaling in SolidWorks 2014 will save the world about 2,500 user-years annually!!! It is a bit ironic that you will…

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SOLIDWORKS Path Length Dimension

SOLIDWORKS Path Length Dimension [VIDEO]

New in SOLIDWORKS is the ability to dimension the overall length of a chain of sketch entities. Imagine you have to…

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