Exploring SOLIDWORKS Explorer

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SOLIDWORKS Explorer is a free tool that is similar to Windows File Explorer but allows you to manage file references for SOLIDWORKS parts, drawings, and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS Explorer can be launched from the Tools drop-down inside SOLIDWORKS or from the Windows Start Menu under the SOLIDWORKS Tools folder. The most commonly used features of SOLIDWORKS Explorer are found by navigating to a SOLIDWORKS file within SOLIDWORKS Explorer and clicking the file name to expose the flyout shortcut toolbar. On this […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Performance Evaluation – #SW2019

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 improves the use of Performance Evaluation in assemblies. Performance Evaluation is used in assembly files to analyze and suggest improvements to the performance. You can find Performance Evaluation in Tools > Evaluate > Performance Evaluation. The Performance Evaluation Report in SOLIDWORKS 2019 now allows you to click the “Open” icon to open a file in a new window from the “Details of the Open Document File” and “Graphics Triangles” sections. This offers you the ability to quickly access […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 What’s New – Comparing Geometry in Upgrade Assistant #SW2019

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Have you ever been really excited to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of SOLIDWORKS but were hesitant because of the possibility of differences in the rebuild of your models? Well, you do not have to worry any longer! NEW in SOLIDWORKS 2019 is an update to the Upgrade Assistant where SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler 2019 will report if the center of mass or volume of the model has changed. Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2019, the upgrade assistant would only report […]

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Quick and Easy Ways to Customize Your SOLIDWORKS User Interface

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SOLIDWORKS gives us the ability to customize our user interface in virtually anyway we like. However, we always recommend keeping your User Interface with the default settings until you are comfortable with the SOLIDWORKS User Interface. Once you get the hang of things, there are many ways to customize your SOLIDWORKS User Interface to increase efficiency and productivity. In this blog we will cover Customizing Menus, Creating & Editing Custom CommandManager Tabs, and Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Gestures. 1. […]

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Capturing 3D Views in SOLIDWORKS MBD

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SOLIDWORKS MBD is a useful tool where the 3D models you create contain all necessary manufacturing information, eliminating the need for 2D drawings where there is room for interpretation and possibly error. In this blog, we will discuss how SOLIDWORKS MBD makes it easy to capture your own 3D Views that can be used to create and publish 3D PDFs, eDrawings files, or STEP 242 files. These custom captured 3D views can be created on both parts and assemblies and […]

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eDrawings — An Easy Way to Share 2D and 3D CAD Data

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eDrawings — An Easy Way to Share 2D and 3D CAD Data One of the most valuable free tools that is offered in the 3D CAD world is eDrawings. eDrawings comes in two flavors – the free Viewer version and the Professional version. Although the Professional version is not “free”, it is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium. You are probably wondering — what makes this tool so valuable if I already paid for modeling software such as SOLIDWORKS? Well, […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Broken-Out Section Views – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Broken-Out Section Views – #SW2018 With SOLIDWORKS 2018, you can now add Broken-Out Section Views to Alternate Position Views, Detail Views, and Section Views in your drawings. Broken-Out Section Views are useful when you need to cut away a portion of an assembly in order to expose inner details within the same drawing view. The steps for creating a Broken-Out Section View are the same whether you are adding the Broken-Out Section View to an […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Creating a Bounding Box – #SW2018

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 What’s New – Creating a Bounding Box – #SW2018 SOLIDWORKS 2018 now allows you to create a Bounding Box around your parts! This Reference Geometry feature can be applied to multibody, single-body, and sheet metal parts to show the smallest box in which the part will fit, and automatically updates as the part features change, as bodies become hidden within the part, or as the part is flattened, folded, or unfolded. This feature is easy to use and […]

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