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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New – MBD Enhancements

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New – MBD Enhancements – #SW2021 With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2021, we see some great added functionality to Model Based Definition. The first involves Datum Targets. You can now add Datum Target Symbols to your DimXpert Dimension Scheme. Why is this so important? Datum Target Symbols are used to define a point, line or zone which can be used to measure to/from during your inspection process. Tech Tip: You can customize the leader type, symbol orientation, […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – DimXpert and MBD updates

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 has some new updates in the area of MBD (Model Based Definition) and DimXpert annotations. The first couple updates are just to the DimXpert tool which EVERY SEAT of SOLIDWORKS has regardless of whether you own the MBD add-in or not… The names of the DimXpert annotations now follow a new format which adds the feature name and dimension value (@feature_name(value)). Individual annotations are now listed in subfolders for each annotation view to help visualize the relationship between […]

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Quick Tip: How to Create DimXpert Geometric Tolerance in a section view

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Have you ever created a Geometric Tolerance in a part using the “DimXpert?” Have you then created a drawing and wanted to get the Geometric Tolerance Dimension into a SECTION VIEW? How can you do this? You cannot use the standard move/copy (Ctrl + drag or Shift + drag) method. There is not a “perfect” way to do this, but there is a trick you can use to get close. What you do is use INSERT > ANNOTATIONS > NOTE […]

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