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SOLIDWORKS Tip

SOLIDWORKS tips, and best practices from the Javelin team

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bend Allowance Calculations

In SOLIDWORKS there are several options for Sheet Metal Bend Allowance Calculations.  These calculations will determine the length of the flattened…

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Select like a Pro with Power and Advanced Select

You may have noticed the Select tool in the menu toolbar is always highlighted.  But have you seen the drop-down…

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Are Bulk Selections costing you valuable time?….. Try Power Select!

  Have you every had to fight your way through a model performing several CTRL+Select operations as you are attempting…

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Merge Note Option

Prevent drawing notes from merging

A new option was added in SolidWorks 2011 SP3 that you may find quite useful.  In a past release, the…

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How to insert additional bodies into 3DVIA Composer – Part 2

In a previous tip, a method of inserting additional bodies using the File -> Open dialog, was presented.  In this…

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Not responding

SOLIDWORKS is not responding – but has it really crashed?

Have you been receiving the SOLIDWORKS not responding Windows message: ‘sldworks.exe is not responding‘, more often since switching to Windows…

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Pick Replace Fitting

How to substitute a custom elbow into a Pipe Route

When Pipe Routing you may need to have an elbow that has a drain or weldolet on it.  This is…

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Configuration Properties

Notes on combining multiple Routing library files

To speed up the Pipe Routing process or simplify your library, it may help you to combine similar routing parts into…

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Mouse Gestures Wheel

Using and Customizing SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures [VIDEO]

With SOLIDWORKS 2010 a new productivity tool was introduced called SOLIDWORKS Mouse Gestures.  Once you get used to using them, Mouse…

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Sketch Dimension Input

Speed up your sketching with “on screen numeric input on entity creation”

Introduced in SolidWorks 2009 is the option to “Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation”.  Though it’s name doesn’t…

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SNL Options File

SolidNetwork License Manager Options File to Control Timeout Period

The SolidNetwork License Manager has a default timeout period of 2 hours.  This means if someone is using a network…

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Chain Model

One method of modeling a Chain in SolidWorks

NOTE: This is an older blog post.  The latest versions of SOLIDWORKS now have the Chain Component Pattern feature which…

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Adding Fasteners to your assembly with a SolidWorks Feature Driven Pattern

If you don’t have access to SolidWorks Toolbox Smart Fasteners then there is an alternative method to quickly add fasteners…

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