SOLIDWORKS DRAWINGS – Hiding and Showing Annotations and Dimensions

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So, you’ve hidden a dimension on your drawing but now you want to bring it back. Wait, where’d it go? To bring back any hidden dimension or annotation in your drawing, you’ll need to activate the Hide/Show Annotation command found under View > Hide/Show > Annotations. First, let’s hide some dimensions. If you select one or more dimensions, you can Right Click on a dimension and select Hide. Tech Tip: If you hold down the Ctrl key while you select […]

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SolidWorks’ Power Hide Tool

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The Tab+Mouse Hover in SolidWorks is an extremely fast* way to hide parts in an assembly that is often overlooked. Give it a try; (1) Open an assembly, (2) Put the cursor over a part, (3) Press the TAB key on your keyboard. Viola! That part is hidden!   If you'd like a "Full Auto Mode"; Keep the Tab key held down as you move the mouse around. – Parts will disappear one right after the other!   *Full Auto […]

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Old SOLIDWORKS Dog Gets A New Trick

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Experienced Users: Missed Item #1 in 2012 What's New Experienced users tend to dive into a new version (like 2012) and not take any time to review what's new. Taking time to go to a What's New Event / Roll-out might seem like a lot of time to loose. Reading the What's New Document(PDF/HTML) from the Help Menu in SOLIDWORKS seems like work (that the boss isn't interested in) and thus people miss out on some really nice enhancements. Sometimes […]

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