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The Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips in 2014

Top 10 SOLIDWORKS Tips

The Javelin Technical Team has been hard at work in 2014 creating close to 200 Tech Tips! The year is nearly over and we want to thank all our readers with a list of the Top 10 most read SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips in 2014: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates 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 area.  And when you were in the assembly, you had rotated around to find the area you needed to work on.  Now in SOLIDWORKS 2015, you…

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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 to the functionality such that selecting a component in an assembly and pressing Delete would delete just the component that was selected.  If the component…

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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?  Or perhaps you need to fill a length with specific spacing, but you need it to automatically determine the number of instances that are required?…

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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 the product at the same time. You can help by joining the Customer Experience Improvement Program that will send logs and information about your SOLIDWORKS…

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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 Exclude from Analysis command The first method is directly in an existing study.  You can right-click on a component in the Simulation tree and choose “Exclude…

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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 to rebuild.  This was demonstrated in the post “Find the weakest link! Which assembly component(s) takes the longest to rebuild?” But you may want to…

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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 see if there are any areas that are too thin.  It can also be used to visualize areas that fall outside a specified range. The following…

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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.  So the question is how are these orientations determined? In a previous blog post, we showed how SolidWorks 2014 now has the option to mirror…

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