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.

Saving a PDF/Word document in a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Archive

Javelin Tech Tips

Most often users want to add a PDF or Microsoft Word document in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical project and collect it within the project archive. This can be done only by adding the document in the document tree. Add PDF document in the document manager.

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Unable to access SOLIDWORKS Composer User Guide or Help document?

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Here is the result I get when an HTML document opens on Google Chrome for me. HTML document blocked by google chrome. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS Composer attend our SOLIDWORKS Composer Essentials training course either in a classroom near you or live online.

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?

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Save As Copy and Open: Close the Original Document Option

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Save As Copy has always been a great option for managing references when creating copies of documents under new filenames. This option can help free up memory and prevent clutter of too many open 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.

Why is a Colour Property change not applied to an Animation after SOLIDWORKS Composer document update?

Javelin Tech Tips

To avoid the re-work of creating all the views and animation again in a Composer assembly you can update the Composer document. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS Composer attend our SOLIDWORKS Composer Essentials training course either in a classroom near you or live online.

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.

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 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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Why you should attend our SOLIDWORKS Advanced Update training course

Javelin Tech Tips

SOLIDWORKS Update Course. This course can also be customized to your company needs. Check out the topics covered in the course below: Most efficient ways for using the SOLIDWORKS User Interface. How to document the recipe for each model fast, easy and clear.

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.

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.

360 Degree Capture in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

Javelin Tech Tips

And can be defined through File > Properties > Document Properties > Viewport > Vertical axis > Select (+,-) X or Y or Z. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS Composer attend our SOLIDWORKS Composer Essentials training course either in a classroom near you or live online.

How to change the SOLIDWORKS Composer SVG highlight colour

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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.

How to link Balloons to Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing Template

Javelin Tech Tips

Link in Document Properties. In Document Properties under the Balloons tab, the default text for a balloon can be set to a Custom Property as well. Balloon Document Properties. Of course the parts themselves must contain the same Custom Property.

How to change the SOLIDWORKS Composer Viewport Ground

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Through Document properties: Go to File > Properties > D ocument properties (current document)/ Default Document Properties (future documents) > Viewport. Ground properties – Document properties (DS logo removed using backspace).

How to search for commands in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019

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You can directly access Search to search for commands in the ribbon and recently used documents. Type the name of the command or recent document you are looking for. Ribbon commands and recently accessed documents that contain the search string appear.

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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.

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.

ECAD Solutions Town Hall Mini-Series

The Solidworks Blog

Be sure to join us on Cinco de Mayo, May 5 th , as we coordinate and demonstrate a successful workflow while utilizing these tools over the course of two consecutive webinars. Session 2 – Design, Analysis, and Finalizing Documentation.

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 Composer File Open Options for importing geometry

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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.

Inserting additional components into an existing SOLIDWORKS Composer file

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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 ”.

What’s the Difference between SOLIDWORKS Macros, Add-Ins and Executables?

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A SOLIDWORKS macro is essentially a shortcut to a task performed repeatedly in SOLIDWORKS, such as adding specific items to custom properties, changing image qualities prior to closing a working document, opening default templates etc.

Access and control backup file options in SOLIDWORKS Composer

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SOLIDWORKS Composer stores a backup of the original document before any changes are saved to the file. It is one version before the last saved version of the document.

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.

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

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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.

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.

How SOLIDWORKS Design Tables work and why they are still relevant.

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Of course this can now be done more efficiently using Modify Configurations in SOLIDWORKS. Keep in mind that Design Tables are embedded in the SOLIDWORKS document, not linked. Of course this applies to only items specified in the Design Table.

How to sync SOLIDWORKS Composer sub-assemblies with SOLIDWORKS

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In this article, we will explore a way to set up your Composer document so that you can update sub-assemblies within the Main assembly of your file. Being able to Set up your Composer document so that you can update sub-assemblies can save a lot of time when updating 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

Output SOLIDWORKS Composer images at the exact size with Paper Space

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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.

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.

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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 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.

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

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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.

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

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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!

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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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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Using Location Labels in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

Javelin Tech Tips

To set document properties for Location Labels for your drawings you can go to Tools > Options and then select the Document Properties tab and click Annotations > Location Label.

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.

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.