SW2016

Customized SOLIDWORKS Section Views using Parallel to Screen Planes

The SOLIDWORKS Section View is a great tool to investigate the details of complicated parts and assemblies. For instance you can use the section view when: A Shell command is used with or without multi-thickness checked, A Hole wizard is used to make sure holes are aligned, Assembling many parts and you need to make sure they don’t collide, You need to examine the motion of a…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Animation Timeline Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Composer like all other SOLIDWORKS products is constantly being improved from year to year.  One of the biggest enhancements for the 2016 release in my mind has been the improvements made to the animation timeline. In previous versions, the animation timeline had a limited number of rows representing the animation keys.  There was a row for properties, for camera views, and for digger keys.  These were…

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How to control the visibility of SOLIDWORKS Bodies with your mouse & keyboard

Hide a solid body

Last year during the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2016 we showed you the new component visibility toggle functionality to quickly hide and show components in your assembly. Well did you know that this functionality also applies to bodies? Here is an example of a SOLIDWORKS weldment comprised of solid bodies. I’ll use the SOLIDWORKS bodies visibility tools to hide and show weldment sections: Hide Body If you…

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Unhide SOLIDWORKS components with a click

If you thought that hiding components from your graphics area using the TAB key was a slick trick – SOLIDWORKS has once again improved on prior functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2016. All our keyboard Ninjas can rejoice! As we now have the ability to use key combination CTRL+SHIFT+TAB in order to temporarily display the previously hidden components. The temporary shading of the hidden components shows them…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sweep in Two Directions

Sometimes it’s much easier to generate a profile sketch for a sweep feature somewhere along the path.  For example if the path crosses normally to one of the reference planes. Previous versions of SOLIDWORKS required the profile sketch to be placed at one of the endpoints of the path, as it could only travel in one direction.  This may have required a reference plane generated at…

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The Impact of SOLIDWORKS Live Events

SOLIDWORKS Live Events

February was a very busy month for Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS experts across Canada. We successfully delivered 16 SOLIDWORKS Live Events in 7 Provinces to over 300 attendees! During Javelin’s SOLIDWORKS Impactful Planning events, attendees discovered the important updates included in SOLIDWORKS 2016, learned about the tools and solutions available to make their businesses more productive; and how collaboration systems such as SOLIDWORKS PDM can help the…

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Reverse Sketch Offsets SOLIDWORKS 2016

In previous SOLIDWORKS releases it was impossible to change the direction after using the Offset Sketch Entities tool. If you made a mistake in the offset direction you had to delete and redo the command. In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you can reverse the direction of an offset sketch entity with the REVERSE DIRECTION functionality. To reverse sketch offsets you have three choices: 1. In the Dimension PropertyManager,…

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sheet Scale Control in Status Bar

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2016, working with drawings is a little easier.  In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS, the Status Bar showed the current sheet scale in Drawings, now in 2016 the sheet scale can be controlled from the Status Bar. The popup sheet scale list allow users to select from any common scale options, or to quickly access “Sheet Properties” where any custom sheet scale can be…

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