SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review

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Are you looking for a way to open those large assemblies faster? Everyone should be familiar with Resolved and Lightweight modes and the Large Assembly settings but have you ever used Large Design Review? Large Design Review (LDR) was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2012 and was useful in opening large assemblies for viewing purposes. Below is a screenshot from 2012 showing the functionality available in LDR. With the recent Edit Assembly enhancements, LDR mode is now more than just a tool […]

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SOLIDWORKS – Accelerated Zoom!

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If you are like me, when a new major version of SOLIDWORKS is released, I get so excited to open the What’s New document and start exploring all the new enhancements. Sometimes it is easy to focus on the flashy new features and overlook or forget about some of the more subtle enhancements. To ensure I do not miss some functionality that could be useful, I periodically review the What’s New documentation. So, what new functionality did I recently discover […]

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SOLIDWORKS – Basic Editing of Imported Parts

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Have you ever imported a part into SOLIDWORKS and wanted to simply change the type, size, or location of a hole? Let’s take a look at this imported mounting bracket. Pro Tip: Use Import Diagnostics to help identify and repair problem areas in the imported model before doing any editing. Even though this is an imported body and there are no features present in the FeatureManager Design Tree. The type, size, or location of the holes can be changed by […]

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