SOLIDWORKS 2013 – Varied Dimension Patterning

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One of my favorite enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2013 is the new ability to vary dimensions when creating a pattern.  To do this first create a feature to pattern as in the image below. Then Start a pattern command and specify the direction as usual. In this instance it has been done in two directions. Once you have started the pattern you can turn on the options box for varied dimensions. With this option turned on we can vary the pattern […]

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Utilizing dual monitors

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Are you like me and have two monitors? Most Engineers utilize two monitors to optimize their productivity. SOLIDWORKS 2012 allows users to span across both screens and place a separate file in each window to easily work on two things at once. To do this follow the steps below.  Step 1: In the upper right hand corner you will find the Span displays button. Press this  SOLIDWORKS will now span both screens, like below.  Step 2: To place a different file on […]

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Select All – Filtered

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New to SOLIDWORKS in 2012 is the select all command. This follows in suite with how SOLIDWORKS quick key commands mimic Windows commands such as ctrl+c for copy or ctrl+v for paste. In this case the quick key command is ctrl+a. Well let’s take this a little further. What if I use the select all command on a part with a filter applied? Well the select all command takes effect but with regard to the filter that is currently applied. […]

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