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SOLIDWORKS tips, and best practices from the Javelin team

SOLIDWORKS Cosmetic Thread Display in Parts, Assemblies and Drawings

There are many options and settings to adjust the display of a SOLIDWORKS Cosmetic Thread in the various environments.  Here is…

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How to use the SOLIDWORKS Belt/Chain Assembly Feature to control a Chain

The Chain Component Pattern introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2015 is a powerful tool to pattern chain links around a path.  It…

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Selecting Faces with the SOLIDWORKS Select Other tool

The ‘Select Other’ is a common tool used in SOLIDWORKS, but some may not be aware of its functionality or…

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My SOLIDWORKS Drawing Pack and Go has an Extra File Reference!?

On rare occasions, you may see an extra referenced model when making a Drawing Pack and Go, even if the model…

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Hole Wizard Thread Data Not Found When Using Newly Created Hole

The ‘Hole Wizard Thread Data Not Found’ error message may appear when using a newly created Hole Wizard hole. This…

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Example Model created with SWID

Getting started with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer software [VIDEO Series 1 of 4]

When I first started using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) I was thrilled to test out all of the exciting new functionality that I…

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Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also…

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Using Tree Display to De-clutter the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager

One pet peeve that I have with the SOLIDWORKS Feature Manager, is the need to scroll back in order to…

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Quick Measurements with the Status Bar (Enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2015)

If you need quick measurements from your model, you don’t always have to launch the Measure tool.  Selecting edges or faces…

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Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips

The Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips in 2014

The Javelin Technical Team has been hard at work in 2014 creating close to 200 Tech Tips! The year is nearly over and…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Open Part in Position [VIDEO]

Perhaps you need to open a part or a subassembly from an assembly and make some modifications in a specific…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – A Choice When Deleting Components from Assemblies [VIDEO]

SolidWorks 2015 now gives you more control when deleting components out of assemblies.  In SolidWorks 2013, there was a change…

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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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Join the SOLIDWORKS Customer Experience Improvement Program

SOLIDWORKS is getting better every year through great enhancements, but they always strive to increase the quality and stability of…

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Excluding Components from your Simulation Studies [VIDEO]

There are a couple options for excluding components from your SolidWorks Simulation studies, but they behave differently. Method #1: Using the…

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