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SOLIDWORKS Smart Drawing Blocks – Using Attributes as Editable Text Fields

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Using Blocks in your SOLIDWORKS Drawings is a great way to re-use symbols and other sketch collections, so you don’t have to constantly draw them over and over. But what if you need those re-usable blocks to contain customizable information? Customize Blocks An often-overlooked capability of blocks is the ability to include editable Attributes. This allows you to designate any Notes in the block as a unique Attribute with its own Name and Value. You can then edit this Attribute […]

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How to Modify your SOLIDWORKS Installation

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Modifying a SOLIDWORKS install is a procedure that is commonly used when certain changes are needed. The two primary examples are: When your serial number changes and when you need to install an additional product or add-in. In order to modify your installation, you will need admin privileges to your machine. You start by navigating to your ‘Programs and Features’ in windows. You can access this from your control panel and going to ‘Uninstall a program’ (For Windows 10 you […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Interface Colors

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The colors are coming!     The colors are coming!     The colors are coming!       THE   COLORS   ARE   COMING!   Ever since beta 2016 was released we have heard the complaints. Some people love the new interface change, but……. The community has spoken and SOLIDWORKS has heard you. You HATE the new interface color scheme! Be patient, because there is an option coming in service pack 3 (which should be out toward the […]

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