SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New – Graphical Manipulator in Structure Systems

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When it comes to weldments, orientation and placement are critical. An L bracket or an I beam in the wrong orientation can be catastrophic. With SOLIDWORKS 2021, we have more accessibility to the manipulation of our profiles for Structure Systems. When you select a profile, the graphical manipulator appears in the graphics area at the pierce points. This allows you to drag the profile horizontally or vertically, or even rotate it to suit your alignment. If precision is required, a […]

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Build your Own: Weldment Profiles in SOLIDWORKS

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Building your own weldment profiles is the foundation of any new or even established SOLIDWORKS user that is wanting to build accurate models. SOLIDWORKS comes stock with a handful of standard profiles, and even more can be downloaded easily enough through the design library on the right, under “SOLIDWORKS Content” (Click here to view the entire process detailed below in video format) To download, CTRL+ click on the additional library you want and download to any chosen location. To have […]

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My Life in Drawings: SOLIDWORKS Dimension Palette

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When it comes to mass changes to dimensions on your drawings, one perfect tool to assist with this is the Dimension Palette! Whether you need to customize tolerancing or arrange dimensions, this underrated tool can help you achieve your goal in a zip. If you prefer to view content in video form, click here! First and foremost, Why? Personally, I like the accessibility of it. I know just about everything can be done in the property manager but the ease […]

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