Being Transparent with SOLIDWORKS

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Have you ever been working in SOLIDWORKS and had a face go transparent with no idea how to get it back? How about an entire part? Occasionally, it may seem SOLIDWORKS has a mind of it’s own in terms of making elements transparent. This blog will go over all the ways that elements can become transparent within SOLIDWORKS and the best way to make these elements visible again. Transparency within SOLIDWORKS can be a very powerful tool. Having the ability […]

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SOLIDWORKS – Dynamic Mirror Entity

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Perhaps one of the most under utilized tools sketching tools within all of Solidworks is Dynamic Mirror Entity. This tool allows the user to mirror a sketch about a line while the user is creating their sketch. Depending on design intent this tool can save an immense amount of time. Dynamic Mirror Entities used to be more limited in the past as user was only allowed to use this tool with a centerline as the mirror line. However, in Solidworks […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Dynamic Mirror Entity

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Perhaps one of the most under utilized sketching tools within all of SOLIDWORKS is Dynamic Mirror Entity. This tool allows the user to mirror a sketch about a line while the user is creating their sketch. Depending on design intent this tool can save an immense amount of time. Dynamic Mirror Entities used to be more limited in the past as user was only allowed to use this tool with a center-line as the mirror line. However, in SOLIDWORKS 2018 […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Opening Documents

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Working with older files in SOLIDWORKS 2020 should be dramatically easier than in previous versions of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS 2020 introduces a new system option that allows the user to choose whether all documents associated with a file are saved to the current session OR only documents modified in the current session. This new functionality can be found in the System Options under the External References. Deselecting this option will be particularly helpful upon the first save of large assemblies and […]

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