SOLIDWORKS

Improve your SOLIDWORKS Weldments with Configurations!

Using a combination of SOLIDWORKS Weldments and part configurations, you can easily generate and update cutlists for various frame sizes. In this case we’ll look at an example using a basic wooden pallet. In the picture on the left, the base for a wooden pallet…

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Javelin’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations Across Canada

Javelin's 20th Anniversary

July 3rd, 2017 marked the official 20th Anniversary of Javelin Technologies Inc. To celebrate this milestone in true Javelin style, we hosted fun parties in 11 cities across Canada with our customers, colleagues and friends! We want to thank you for celebrating with us. We truly…

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SOLIDWORKS Rebuild Commands

SOLIDWORKS Rebuild

When you are working with SOLIDWORKS you may see the rebuild icon next to some of the features every once in a while. This means that SOLIDWORKS needs to rebuild the model in order for the dimensional changes to take effect. The SOLIDWORKS Rebuild Command…

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Javelin and SOLIDWORKS Celebrate Women in Engineering

SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Program

The 23rd of June marks an important day for the support of women in engineering. Thanks to the Women’s Engineering Society, today is recognized as “International Women in Engineering Day”, where we can celebrate the achievements of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)…

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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Gusset Tool

The SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Gusset tool can quickly add various size and shaped gussets to your bent parts.  In this example I have a 90deg bend, but it also works on acute and obtuse angles. You can launch the Sheet Metal Gusset tool from either…

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Is your SOLIDWORKS Sketch Dimension difficult to Delete or Modify?

To delete a SOLIDWORKS Sketch Dimension you typically select the dimension and hit Delete.  To edit the value of the dimension you would double-click on the value to open the Modify dialog. Are you having difficulties performing these steps?  See if you have the option…

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Design Automation Software: Why It’s a Game-Changer for Manufacturers

Steiner Technologies produces a family of automatic back boring tools called the Autofacer®. They have been using DriveWorks since 2010. In a recent blog post, they explained how DriveWorks has significantly improved their processes to make them faster, better and more cost-efficient. Like many other…

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Dimensioning in Style (with SOLIDWORKS Dimension Styles)

Often times, SOLIDWORKS Dimension Styles are passed without notice because it is quite easy to get the job done without using them. However, they can be used for dimensions that have very common notes attached to them. For instance, when I used to design automated…

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How to flip a SOLIDWORKS Section View Direction

As a designer or drafter we need to know the correct projection of the orthogonal views in drawings. There are two projection methods: First Angle and Third Angle. Depending on where on the globe we are living the projection direction will be different. For North…

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