Nearly every commercial product has some sort of product marking. It could be a rating plate, the brand name or logo, or instructions to assemble the batteries. Product marking can be an adhesive label applied to the product, or, artwork that is pad printed. In SOLIDWORKS, we represent the product markings with Decals. SOLIDWORKS, out of the box, includes a few decals and are found in the Task Pane > Decals folder. […]
Controlling Decals and Scenes by Display States Among the new enhancements coming to SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the ability to now control different instances of Decals and Scenes using Display States. You can use Display States to control the following aspects of your part: Hide/Show State Display Mode Appearance (Now includes Decals and Scenes!) Transparency To add a new Display State, you can Right Click in any blank area in the Configuration Manager and select Add Display […]
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.