The Importance of Organization

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For almost all users of SOLIDWORKS, organization is vital for understanding another designer’s methods.  Everyone designs a little differently and what makes perfect sense to one person may seem completely crazy to another.  The ability for one person to lay down a design and have another person pick it up and be able to immediately begin working from where the first person left off can be invaluable.  A good example of a chaotic feature tree is shown below.   Looking […]

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SOLIDWORKS Freeze Bar: Enabling It and Using It

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With the winter weather at our doorstep, I thought Freeze Bar Feature.  In 2012, SolidWorks introduced the Freeze Bar Feature. Why? To save users "time" by taking control of their models. Large models can really bog users down when it comes to rebuild time, especially when working with imported data, large data sets, or complex models. Users often find themselves waiting for SOLIDWORKS to rebuild multiple times for features and parts that we are working around for our design. The […]

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HELP!!! My feature tree is missing entities in 2012.

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Update as soon as possible to avoid this issue. Important fix included in SOLIDWORKS 2012 SP2 for missing entities in part and assembly FeatureManager after converting data to SOLIDWORKS 2012 format DS SOLIDWORKS Corporation has detected a workflow that may result in the FeatureManager missing items or having entities listed at an incorrect position in the FeatureManager. This issue may occur with files that have multiple configurations during the conversion of data from a prevision version to SOLIDWORKS 2012 SP0 […]

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