Exploded Views

SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Auto-Space Components in Explode Views

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In SOLIDWORKS 2019, Exploded Views in SOLIDWORKS assembly files got a much-appreciated workflow overhaul. Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2019 when creating an exploded view as you moved components with the triad, you were required to then click in the graphics area to finish that step. In SOLIDWORKS 2019, there were several enhancements including a rollback bar, the ability to reorder steps, and a nice workflow change that prompts the user to select ‘done’ when completing each step. In SOLIDWORKS 2020 the […]

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Invisible External Reference in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing I bet that title caught your attention! It did mine when I was on a support call with a customer who had a part listed as an external reference on the drawing but it didn’t exist in any view. The scenario was this: A drawing was created of an assembly. This was a small 5 part assembly with only 1 exploded view configuration. There was a part that showed up when selecting Find References but, this part was not part […]

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