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SOLIDWORKS tips and tutorials from the Javelin team of certified experts

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Twist in SOLIDWORKS

I want to discuss some parameters you can take advantage of to stabilize sweep profiles when given uneven curvature fluctuations….

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Use Sketches in SOLIDWORKS to define Reference Geometry

Less Common Ways That Sketches Are Used In SOLIDWORKS

Let’s investigate some less-obvious ways how to leverage Sketches in SOLIDWORKS. Sketches are a ubiquitous part of SOLIDWORKS. Obviously, they…

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SOLIDWORKS Settings with Multiple Versions

With each major release of SOLIDWORKS comes the option to upgrade an existing installation or perform a new/separate installation of…

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SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality

Is SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR) Still Supported?

Introduced in beta version with SOLIDWORKS 2019, SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR) provides the ability to export CAD models to formats…

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File Properties and Linked Dimensions that Share a Name

Have you ever upgraded your SOLIDWORKS only to find that you now receive this warning about equations: “This equation uses…

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SOLIDWORKS Default Templates are Not Valid? Simply Create New Default Templates

Are your SOLIDWORKS Default Templates not valid? Missing? Not set correctly? Do you see the following message? Before we attempt…

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Calculating Internal Volume in SOLIDWORKS

Calculating Internal Volume in SOLIDWORKS

You may have come across several scenarios while designing where you want to calculate an internal volume of a model…

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Using the Split Command in SOLIDWORKS

One of the features that makes SOLIDWORKS so versatile is the “Split” command, which allows users to cut a part…

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Help, I’m Missing a Face – SOLIDWORKS Model Faces

Nope, this isn’t a scary story…BUT who wants to be faceless? If you are like me, you have come across…

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Unlock The Power of SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard

Are you still using the Extrude Cut feature to create holes in your designs? If so, you might be missing…

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Two Directional Linear Pattern Feature

Creating a pattern is one of the most efficient features available to designers in SOLIDWORKS. By choosing to pattern an…

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add design folders to SOLIDWORKS

How to add folders to Design Library

Have you ever wanted to pull custom components and features into your assemblies or part files without having to recreate…

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Better SOLIDWORKS File Organization for the New Year

Have you ever tried to open an assembly file in SOLIDWORKS and been met by assemblies that fail to find…

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Creating Opposite-Hand Versions of Parts in SOLIDWORKS

We are all familiar with creating multiple configurations of the same part for parts that vary in sizes and dimensions…

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Using Markup Tools in SOLIDWORKS

When I was in my high school drafting class, my teacher used to have this very fancy red pen he…

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