5 Great SOLIDWORKS Tips and Tutorial Sites

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SOLIDWORKS has one of the biggest communities of users and advocates that post tons of helpful information online for beginners and advanced users to learn more and improve their skills. Below I have outlined 5 sites that offer helpful tips, tricks and tutorials for free.

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How to create a Decal Mask using Paint.NET

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By default Decals are fully opaque so they’ll block all of the model behind them. Decals have controls to adjust their overall transparency but what if only a portion of the decal is transparent, this is where a Decal Mask file come to play. A Decal Mask is a black and white image of the original decal where the black areas of the decal are transparent and the white areas are opaque.

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High Resolution Output in SolidWorks

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If you need a high resolution screen capture but do not need a photo realistic render using PhotoView 360, SOLIDWORKS gives you an easy way to accomplish this. When saving as a graphics file, such as jpeg, select the Options button.

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