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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Tech Tips and Tutorials from Javelin’s Certified Experts

How to apply Textures to 3D Printed Parts with SOLIDWORKS

3D Printed Texture

SOLIDWORKS users often need to create complex or repeating features, but these features can be time-consuming to generate, especially on complex models. Some designs, such as a textured surface or a grip, require textures or bumps which can be functional or just for aesthetic purposes….

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Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I’ve had a touch screen on my computer, and for a while, it hadn’t occurred to me use it in SOLIDWORKS. So when I did, I…

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Save Time with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019

What would you do with more time? The sky is the limit: you could become the next Carlos Santana, create an industry disrupting technology, or have more chances to perfect your designs before your deadlines. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 can’t create more time (I wish), but…

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Slicing imported Mesh or Scanned Geometry into SOLIDWORKS Sketches

In a world that is moving more and more towards additive manufacturing as a primary method of creating our designs, working with mesh geometry is becoming ever more important. Whether this is a file that we’ve received from a customer, a supplier, or even geometry…

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Introducing Structure System in SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS Structure System

SOLIDWORKS has long been an industry leader in the modelling of welded frames and their components. Quickly generating beam members based on 2D or 3D sketches and exporting a cut-list using weldments can save many hours of manual work and re-work when compared to traditional…

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How to Automate Bend Allowance in SOLIDWORKS 2019

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, setting up sheet metal parts has become a bit easier, making it possible to automate bend allowance selection by linking materials & sheet metal parameters. With the use of custom materials, you can set the bend allowances to change based on a…

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Creating 3D Textures in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice to give your model a sense of depth by adding 3D textures, maybe a surface with seemingly random bumps to make the part look more organic, or applying a random pattern full of different shapes and elevations that would seem impossible…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller now provides Negative Values for Limit Angle Mates

In SOLIDWORKS 2019 you can now add negative values for SOLIDWORKS Limit Angle Mate in the Mate Controller. In an assembly with a Limit Angle Mate, click on Insert > Mate Controller to open the Mate Controller property manager. In the following example, a Limit…

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How to Select Identical Components in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows you to select identical components by selecting one of the components. This option works within the features including: Pattern Components (Circular Patterns, Circular Component, Curve Driven Component, Linear Component, Pattern Driven Component, Sketch Driven Component) Mirror Components Move/Rotate Components (available with Collision…

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