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SOLIDWORKS Tip

SOLIDWORKS tips, and best practices from the Javelin team

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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Locate Your Graphically Heavy Components in SolidWorks [VIDEO]

A while ago, we showed how you can use the Assembly Visualization tool to locate components that take the longest time…

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SolidWorks Thickness Analysis [VIDEO]

The SolidWorks Thickness Analysis tool (found under the Evaluate tab in the CommandManager) allows you to quickly review your model to…

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SolidWorks Mirror Components Orientation Options [VIDEO]

When using the Mirror Components command, there are 4 orientation options available if you don’t create an opposite hand version….

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Search for Files

Why is SOLIDWORKS unable to locate my Assembly Components?

I’m sure you’ve seen this before.  After opening up a SOLIDWORKS assembly file, there is a message that a file cannot…

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SolidWorks 2014 – Selected Components for Section Views [VIDEO]

SolidWorks 2014 adds new functionality to the Section View tool.  Now you can select components to exclude from the section,…

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SOLIDWORKS Recent Documents now provides Open options

Enhancements have been added to the SOLIDWORKS Recent Documents window.  The SOLIDWORKS Recent Documents dialog can be opened through File…

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How to Replace Model in SOLIDWORKS Drawing View

The latest version of SOLIDWORKS has the ability to replace model in SOLIDWORKS drawing view when the drawing is open….

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SolidWorks 2014 – Bent Lofted Bends [VIDEO]

The Lofted-Bend tool in SolidWorks has now been enhanced giving you the option to created formed lofts or made up…

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SOLIDWORKS Freeze Bar

SOLIDWORKS Freeze Bar will help you to avoid editing the wrong Features and reduce your Rebuild time

If you haven’t used the SOLIDWORKS freeze bar before, here’s how you can become a little “cooler”.  This functionality was…

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SolidWorks: Animating a 6DOF Robot from Point to Point [VIDEO]

Suppose you need to make an animation of a 6 degree-of-freedom robot. However you only need to show the end-effector…

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Creating Your Own Sheet Metal Forming Tool [VIDEO]

There are several Sheet Metal Forming tools available in the Design Library that can be easily dragged onto a Sheet…

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Find Supplier Content or Post your Own in 3D ContentCentral

Within the Design Library in the Task Pane, there is database of SolidWorks files provided by suppliers and other users….

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Filetypes in your Design Library Folders

If you’ve added your working directories to the design library (see the post “Using the Design Library for Quick Access…

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Selecting Configuration When Opening [VIDEO]

Configurations are a great way to control your models in SolidWorks.  But when you have an especially large assembly that…

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