SOLIDWORKS: MBD Template Editor – Adding Custom Properties

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MBD Template Editor – Adding Custom Properties   So you’ve added Custom Properties to your Part or Assembly in SOLIDWORKS and now you want to bring those Custom Properties into your MBD Templates for creating 3D PDFs.   Tech Tip: If you need help setting up Custom Properties in your Part or Assembly in SOLIDWORKS see our tech blog on Adding Custom Properties here.   Shown below is a snapshot of the Custom Properties set up in this part. The Custom Property […]

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SOLIDWORKS: MBD 3D PDF – Enable 3D Content by Default in Adobe Reader

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Enable 3D Content by Default in Adobe Reader   If you’ve either created or received a 3D PDF, you’ve probably seen this message across the top of your Adobe Reader:     3D Content in Adobe Reader is disabled by default, and if you select Options, you can ‘Trust this document one time only’ or ‘Trust this document always’.   If you select ‘Trust this document always’, the next time you open this specific 3D PDF the message will be […]

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SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF – Enable 3D Content by Default in Adobe Reader

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SOLIDWORKS MBD 3D PDF – Enable 3D Content by Default in Adobe Reader If you’ve either created or received a 3D PDF, you’ve probably seen this message across the top of your Adobe Reader.     3D Content in Adobe Reader is disabled by default, and if you select Options, you can Trust this document one time only or Trust this document always.   If you select Trust this document always, the next time you open this specific 3D PDF […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: DimXpert – #SW2017

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DimXpert The DimXpert tools within SOLIDWORKS are used add details to the model for fabrication by adding tolerance features and associated 3D annotations. These 3D annotations (datums, dimensions, and geometric tolerances) are used to partially or fully document the geometry. As the annotations are created they are automatically oriented in 3D space to match the source feature orientation and the standard views (Front, Top, Right, etc.) of a drawing. They are organized into annotation views which may be used later […]

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Xdesign

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Xdesign is the "guts" of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. This is a full design product that runs in any browser anywhere! Enabling users to design anytime, anywhere, and from any device. Did you ever think there would come a day where you could design on your phone? – That day is almost here! Xdesign will bring in full collaboration with the integration of Edrawings. Further, MBD is integrated to include 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). Xdesign will be available to every […]

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Are you using SOLIDWORKS MBD yet?

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SOLIDWORKS: MODEL BASE DEFINITION (MBD) Did you know that “1/3 of engineering dollars are spent on 2D drawings. Yet 60% of them don’t match 3D models.” If there were a way that you could save time and money, at the same time, increasing productivity – You would want to take advantage of that, right?   WHAT DO OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SOLIDWORKS MBD? Industrial Designer: “For molded products, SOLIDWORKD MBD is the future.” Engineer: “Great tool, especially when vendors use 3D […]

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3DVIA Sync

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What can 3DVIA Sync do?  3DVIA Composer is a great tool to quickly re-use CAD data to create documentation of all kinds for your product, but what about 3DVIA Sync?  Does it help automate this process?  Does it help update your information when CAD data changes?  Let’s take a look at an example of using 3DVIA Sync to speed up the time it takes you to update your documentation…. Below is a diagram laying out the interaction between SOLIDWORKS, Composer, […]

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