Design Checker Series – Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of our Design Checker series blog.

In this section we will be discussing the Build Checks area.

Starting the Build Checks, you will have 2 options, either create a new standard file, or open an existing file (along with Help and Tutorial). The Standards file will be the file that all the checks are will be compared to.


Creating a Standards file.

This is where you will be specifying any areas to be checked.

These can include:

  1. Documents
  2. Annotations
  3. Dimensions
  4. Drawing
  5. Part
  6. Assembly
  7. Features


As with all these options, you have a variety of settings that can be specified, however with any area you will have a few addition options on Criticality and also have the options for the referred auto correct value option.


You will also notice that there are a few additional tabs along the top

Dialog View (default)

Summary view


-The Options tab is one that may get overlooked. There is one important setting here that may throw you off if not selected. You will notice that you have to check the Active Configuration or All Configurations. Make sure you have your settings set accordingly.


Once you set all your checks, you obviously want to save the file. The file will be saved as a ".swstd"

We hope this series has given you an insight to how to access the tools in the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the Dedicated Support Team will continue posting new series of articles every month that go further into the details of many of the SOLIDWORKS tools. All of these articles will be stored in the category of Daily Dose…..of SOLIDWORKS Support and links to each article with their release date are listed below:


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