SOLIDWORKS

Configure, Price, Quote Easily with DriveWorks

Why use a Configurator? The ability to configure, price and quote easily has become essential for manufacturing companies of all sizes, in all industries. We’ve all seen, and probably used, some kind of sales configurator. They’re now widely used by many recognized brands as a way of cost-effectively offering configurable products. Configurable products are becoming the norm and many companies are seeking a configure, price…

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Preparing for a Multi-Release Upgrade Between SOLIDWORKS Versions

SOLIDWORKS Multiple Version Upgrade

Is it the Correct Time for Me to Upgrade? Customers upgrade their SOLIDWORKS licenses for a manner of reasons. Those same reasons may be identical to the reasoning that another company or organization chooses not to upgrade. As the old adage goes “If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it”, and this approach by and large works for many customers who do not have need…

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SOLIDWORKS Visualize – Star Wars Lightsaber Edition

The release date for the new Star Wars® feature film “Star Wars:The Last Jedi” is just around the corner. We thought we would celebrate the best way we know how, making Lightsabres in SOLIDWORKS Visualize! By utilizing some techniques like the Visualize add-in for SOLIDWORKS, you can get a fast and great looking render in no time. In the video below, we will show you…

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University of Alberta SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) Meeting on November 15, 2017

SWUGN Meeting Attendee Badge

UAlberta Hosts SOLIDWORKS User Group Network Meeting On Wednesday November 15, 2017 Javelin is co-sponsoring the UAlberta SOLIDWORKS User Group Network (SWUGN) Meeting. The mandate of the SWUGN is to provide an independent forum for local SOLIDWORKS users to discuss the software and exchange information freely. The UAlberta SWUGN is for users to share experience and solve problems with design in SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation. The group…

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SOLIDWORKS Plastics: Leveraging Smart Data for Optimal Plastic Part Design & Manufacturability [LIVE WEBINAR]

Are you a Plastic Part Designer, Process Engineer, and/or an Injection Mold Designer that needs real world answers to the following questions? Has my plastic part design been optimized to ensure optimal cycle time? How can I reduce tooling costs, lead time and eliminate tooling revisions? How can SolidWorks Simulation Technology leverage my Scientific Molding process? SOLIDWORKS Plastics brings injection molding simulation directly to the designers…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Import with more flexibility

I’m sure you know SOLIDWORKS Inspection can open SOLIDWORKS Drawing files as well as PDFs and TIFFs, but did you know that SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 can work with other CAD drawing files such as: AutoCAD DWG files PTC Drawing files CATIA V5 CATDrawing files Smart Extract is a new feature inside SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018, that is used to pull one or more characteristics based on…

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Updates to the End of Life (EOL) plan for SOLIDWORKS and other products

SOLIDWORKS End of Life Plan

SOLIDWORKS has updated their System Requirements to include SOLIDWORKS 2018. This includes updates to the End of Life (EOL) plan for SOLIDWORKS and other products. In addition, the SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management web page has been simplified to update many notes for clarity. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with these updates and pay particular attention to: EOL SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM products is 2017 SP05 SOLIDWORKS…

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SOLIDWORKS Multi-sheet Drawing Custom Properties Source

When a drawing annotation has a link to a Custom Property based on the ‘View specified in the sheet properties’, it references the Custom Property from a view on that sheet. The Sheet Properties by default is set to use the properties from the model in the drawing view which was first added to the sheet (Default).  Though you can choose a specific view on…

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