SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Controlling Decals and Scenes by Display States – #SW2017

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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 […]

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Configurations VS Display States in Assemblies

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Configurations and display states are very powerful tools to control how your SOLIDWORKS assemblies look. It is important to understand the differences of what you can control with each of them. Configurations control assembly feature, part, and sub assembly suppression. Dimensional changes for mates and reference geometry, alternate part translation and rotation, and the current configuration of existing parts and sub assemblies. In this example I am showing a configuration change for an assembly. The second image has one part […]

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