SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents dialog box improvements

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS 2019 introduces some great new capabilities that not only improve the user experience, but also increase your daily productivity with new SOLIDWORKS 2019 Recent Documents functionality: The SOLIDWORKS 2019 Welcome page now lists up to 100 of your recently opened documents.

How to publish SOLIDWORKS Composer content in a PDF document

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Composer content can be published in a PDF document in three different formats: Universal 3D : This format displays as 3D data. Attend a SOLIDWORKS Composer training course either in a Canadian classroom near you or live online.

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Documentation Update Best Practices

Javelin Tech Tips

One of the greatest features of SOLIDWORKS Composer is the ability to update documents. Imagine your technical documentation team generates a 100-page instruction manual. Does the documentation team need to start completely from scratch to re-create their 100-page instruction manual?

RepRap: Blog: Automatic documentation and project evolution

RepRap Blog

Automatic documentation and project evolution. While designing my Mendel, I found out that I really hate to write documentation. Thankfully, I met Kliment who did such an amazing job on documenting the entire Prusa Mendel build! I was writing the documentation for a few weeks in my Prusa Mendel files the way I found to be most natural, then writing of the ThingDOC itself began much later. What does documentation look like from actual files in Prusa Mendel repository.

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Incoming Inspection Documents


You can create an incoming inspection document that identifies only the dimensions critical to your part , only the ones that need to be checked. For more training and tutorials on the many 3D CAD Modeling solutions in the SolidWorks family of products and add-ons, please feel free to look through our Webcast Archive , register for an upcoming webcast or event , or look into our 3DU SolidWorks Training and Certification courses.

How to Copy & Paste SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties between documents

Javelin Tech Tips

Of course you use them, they’re terrific for populating your BOM automatically and can be used for a whole host of other purposes. The post How to Copy & Paste SOLIDWORKS Custom Properties between documents appeared first on SOLIDWORKS Tech Tips, Videos & Tutorials from Javelin.

How to link PDF Document Properties to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Data Card Variables

Javelin Tech Tips

In SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2016 it’s possible to link PDF document properties with SOLIDWORKS PDM variables and create a two way relationship. PDF Document Properties.

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Synergis Software PLM Vision 2015+

Tech Clarity

Synergis plans to stay the course and continue to […]. Synergis Software has been a consistent presence in the engineering software community for some time.

Attend an upcoming webinar and you could WIN a SOLIDWORKS Visualize Training Course

Javelin Tech Tips

Javelin’s own Alen Topic and Scott Ellery designed a SOLIDWORKS Visualize Training course specifically to help users build skills and expertise in the product. One participant in each webinar will WIN free enrollment in a SOLIDWORKS Visualize Training Course.

How to change the SOLIDWORKS Composer SVG highlight colour

Javelin Tech Tips

This highlight colour that we see in the viewport is what is saved into an.svg image and can be changed through: File > Properties > Document Properties. Any changes made to the document properties apply to the current open document. How to access document properties.

Four Reasons Why PDM Pro is the Only Way to Go

The Solidworks Blog

At the basic level, PDM provides secure file vaulting, access control, revision history, and more for every CAD and project document you and your teammates create. Not just creating files, but storing them where everyone else expects to find them, and notifying them new documents are ready.

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Save As vs. Save As Copy in SOLIDWORKS


Of course this only matters if more than one file (being referenced) is open. Save as - Saves the document to a new file name that becomes the active document without saving the original document. The original document remains open.

How to embed SOLIDWORKS Composer files into Microsoft Word

Javelin Tech Tips

Sometimes when you want to show your content to other users who do not have Composer or the Composer Player installed on their machines, publishing it in a PDF or MS Word document is the best method for sharing the data. Composer document embedded in Word.

Let Your Data Work for You with SOLIDWORKS Manage

The Solidworks Blog

Red flags can arise at any time during the course of a product development project. Effected items, documents, and CAD files can be attached to the process and tasks can be automatically created.

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Learn How to Improve Collaboration between Mechanical and Electrical Designers in the ECAD Town Hall Series

The Solidworks Blog

We are going to breakdown these tools over the course of three consecutive webinars for each tool, providing a deeper dive into the software to show you where you can gain value and make you and your team’s collaborative experience even better.

3dprinting story run by published 8th and 9th December over two days

Philip Cotton

However, there are many free courses available where teachers can learn about the basics of 3DCAD and then pass this onto students and with Autodesk making their software free to all teachers and students this will greatly help with this issue.

How to create an Assembly Level BOM in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Javelin Tech Tips

The colours used by SOLIDWORKS Composer for part selection mode and assembly selection mode are document properties and can be accessed through File > Properties > Document properties > Selection.

SOLIDWORKS TECH TIP: Easy Template Storage


Problem is, every time I go to upgrade, I''ve got a long list of folders to point SOLIDWORKS to in Tools > Options > System Options > File Locations > Document Templates. I have a template for everything.

SOLIDWORKS Composer File Open Options for importing geometry

Javelin Tech Tips

The three options on the right-hand side of the Open dialog are “Open”, “Merge into the current document” and “Merge into a new document”. When creating a new SOLIDWORKS Composer file you may notice a few different options for opening your 3D CAD files.

From creation to consumption

Thornburg Thoughts

This is an amazingly bold document that anticipates a time when there might be more humans living in space than currently live on Earth. Of course, without a large number of scientists and engineers, none of the proposed milestones will be reached. It I was engaged in conversation last night with one of my best friends in the world, Roger Wagner – the inventor of Hyperstudio ([link] ). One

Inserting additional components into an existing SOLIDWORKS Composer file

Javelin Tech Tips

Merge into the current document. In this case let’s say we wanted to add a retaining ring tool into our existing assembly to help build our assembly documentation. Within the Open dialog make sure to select “ Merge into the current document ”.

Update Training that will help you become a SOLIDWORKS Power User!

Javelin Tech Tips

There are literally 100s of what’s new videos on the internet, a multitude of reference books, and of course the What’s New PDF document included with each release of the software. By taking the update course you will: Become much faster at using SOLIDWORKS.

Facade Design and Fabrication: The Expensive Disconnection

3D Perspectives

Waste consists of redundant document production, unused stored materials, idling workers, rework of installations, and other factors. When facade design engineers make fabrication documents, information exchange is a critical issue.

Drawing View Labels enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2014

The Solidworks Blog

These options are found under each view type at Tools>Options…>Document Properties>Views. In Document Properties for Orthographic views, the option Show label if view scale differs from sheet scale was replaced by Add view label on view creation.

Additive Manufacturing is Innovating the Future of Aviation Parts Certification

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

In the case of additive manufacturing, we have leveraged decades of process development in the composites manufacturing space, to chart a very similar course for the certification of 3D printed parts.

printrbot GO – Trapezoidal Lead Screws


The fact that I have access to one of these and have not yet used it to document any of my 3d printing explorations is inexcusable at best, so let me remedy that right now. So I’ve been struggling with my Z axis to some extent since before I even got the GO up and running.

Output SOLIDWORKS Composer images at the exact size with Paper Space

Javelin Tech Tips

I can control the paper space size by going to File > Properties > Document Properties or Default Document Properties. From here the Document Properties window will open and I can navigate to the “Paper Space” tab.

Part 107 Changes Will Relax Commercial Drone Flight Restrictions

3D Printing Hub

Just like with being granted a driver’s license, being a Part 107 licensed drone pilot means adhering to all the operational limits and documentation requirements as mandated by the FAA. according to the NPRM document.

Eric Beatty’s Intro to SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

Of course, I leapt at the chance. Of course, I wanted to develop a compelling model to submit, but I also wanted to stress-test the software. Over the course of the next three weeks, I put xDesign through its paces.

Let’s Recap, shall we…

Rants and Raves Without Rhyme or Reason

Operational planning documents leaked by Defense Department officials. And of course, the lowest approval rating of any President ( [link] ) and Congress ( [link] ) in history. One last reminder before election day. Don’t forget, this is what happens when you vote Republican.

Chromebook – my first impressions

Thornburg Thoughts

I just admit that I had some misperceptions that kept me off the Chromebook wagon for over a year, but now I think I can use it as my primary road-tool for giving presentations, creating documents (such as this blog) and doing other things (but not all things) I used to use my laptop for. Once you register with your Gmail account, you are able to create documents (such as this one) along with slideshows even if you have no internet connection at the time.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Getting Started

Javelin Tech Tips

For those of us who are relatively new to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical software , we can find a number of great references and documentation to help us get started. Attend a SOLIDWORKS Electrical training course either in a Canadian classroom near you or live online.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical – The Future is Bright!!

The Solidworks Blog

We are going to breakdown these tools over the course of three (3) consecutive webinars for each tool – diving deeper into the software, showing where you can gain value and make you and your team’s collaborative experience even better.

What is the difference between ‘Paste’ and ‘Paste shared’ in SOLIDWORKS PDM?

Javelin Tech Tips

The files will each have a unique record in the database (Document ID) and have a separate file history. A shared file will have same record in the database (Document ID) but share version history with the other instances of the shared copy.

Spotlight on PHI Cubed: Guiding the AEC Industry Toward Greater Levels of Integration

3D Perspectives

The former architect and current building information consultant teaches a course on the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform at the University of Miami School of Architecture with the goal of increasing collaboration in all areas of the industry.

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Taking on the Alpe d’Huez, One of Cycling’s Toughest Climbs, to Help Cure Cancer

Shapeways Blog

On June 2nd, Marjolein and her Shapeways sponsored team are going to ride and run it not once, not twice, but 20 times between the six of them over the course of one day as part of the Alpe D’HuZes, a fundraiser for the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF). Alpe d’Huez.

3D Printers Play Music from Mario Bros., Star Wars’ Imperial March & More

3D Printing Review

I personally can’t stand printing documents on my 2D printer when I’m trying to concentrate at my desk, much less a 3D printer. Let us know which one is your favorite, and of course, feel free to upload your own and share it in the 3D Printer music forum thread on

Drawingless or Paperless?

The Solidworks Blog

So, of course, we can print out our designs for different jobs if needed. Here is how it works: It starts with a single source of data in PLM: 3D models along with attributes, signatures, template, complementary documents….

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Smart PDF

Javelin Tech Tips

For example, all documents, locations, and components are bookmarked making it extremely simple to navigate to specific sheets or specific components within your projects. Attend a SOLIDWORKS Electrical training course either in a Canadian classroom near you or live online.

Missing SOLIDWORKS Training, Education & Community?


MySolidWorks Professional – provides access to SOLIDWORKS certification preparation courses and extended online training with over 400 training videos. SOLIDWORKS EPDM Creating and Checking in Documents : Learn how to create new files in a vault while working in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

A Preview of the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Canadian Launch and What’s New Training Broadcast

Javelin Tech Tips

DOCUMENT CREATION — Simplify your document creation. A SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update Training Course (Javelin Online Live Training). The SOLIDWORKS 2017 Canadian Launch Broadcasts begin next week!

Tutorial Tuesday 24: Learn to Code in 3D With BlocksCAD

Shapeways Blog

For further reference and descriptions of BlocksCAD tools and features, see the BlocksCAD Documentation. Happy Fourth of July! Today we’ll take it easy with a look at 3D design with BlocksCAD , an accessible block-based CAD programming tool that you can work with online in your browser.

SOLIDWORKS Free Trial now available through MySolidWorks

Javelin Tech Tips

To test SOLIDWORKS 2017 you can try the exercises in the What’s New document, and you also have access to the what’s new files online. DOCUMENT : Access the What’s New document by selecting Help > What’s New > HTML , or PDF , or What’s New Examples.