PART 2 of New Virtual Component functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2008

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Last month I wrote a blog entry titled “New “Virtual Component” functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2008” hoping to CLEAR UP some of the confusion that was going on with customers switching to SolidWorks2008. But a week or so ago I realized an important new OPTION that you probably want to have turned on for the new “Virtual Component” functionality to flow better… Under TOOLS–OPTIONS–SYSTEM OPTIONS–EXTERNAL REFERENCES you should probably TURN ON the option “Update component names when documents are replaced”. Otherwise […]

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What’s New in 2008 Technical Tip: Setting a default RealView Appearance for all parts/assys

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Several people have asked me if/how you can set a DEFAULT RealView Appearance for any part that you open. There are really TWO ways to do this. The RealView Appearance gets SAVED WITH THE PART/ASSY FILE. So, for any NEW parts that you are going to create in SolidWorks2008, if you set a RealView Appearance in your part or assembly TEMPLATE and save the template, it will use that appearance. But the real reason people are asking about this is […]

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