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SOLIDWORKS – Convert Entities – It Remembers!

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I have had quite my fair share of tech cases where a configuration would fail unexpectedly. I’ve also been part of cases where moving or changing something simple created quite a lot of unexpected errors. One of the reasons was the simple fact that SOLIDWORKS Remembers what you picked when using the Convert Entities tool in the sketch. In this example we picked the Edges, convert entities worked just fine. Let us finish the other side with a boss. Next […]

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Download Errors for SOLIDWORKS Training Files

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In early October, we started noticing some issues with the SOLIDWORKS training website. When trying to download a file set, the download would either display an error or simply never begin. This behavior has continued since then, so I reached out to SOLIDWORKS directly for some answers. This is not caused by any particular threat contained within the training files, which I have been assured are perfectly safe. The problem is related more generally to how different web browsers are […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Changes to System Options and Document Properties

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 has some very exciting enhancements. New features like the Threaded Stud Wizard, the additional control of the Configuration Table, and new types of Administrative Images are already receiving great reviews. Stepping away from these glamorous additions to SOLIDWORKS 2022, Let’s look at some of the more subtle changes to the System Options and Document Properties. There are several updates to both the SOLIDWORKS System Options and the file specific Document Properties. Some of these are simply rewording to […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Dimensioning Arcs and Circles

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Here is a quick trick for dimensioning arcs and circles in SOLIDWORKS. When creating Smart Dimension and clicking on the circles, SOLIDWORKS will attach the dimension to their center points. The SOLIDWORKS setting that controls how the dimension is attached to arcs and circles is called “Arc Condition.” Selecting the dimension, and viewing the property manager, we can easily see our options. By default, the arc conditions will be placed with the “Center” condition. The “First Arc Condition” corresponds to […]

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