SOLIDWORKS – Pictures on Models and in Drawings

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At times it's effective to use images or pictures on models to add a realism factor with minimal effort. Here I'll show two methods of getting images in or on your parts and also to their drawings. The first method will use a "Sketch Picture", the second will use a "Decal". The picture above shows a "Sketch Picture" of a Danger Label. Starting a 2D Sketch one can use Tools, Sketch Tools, Sketch Picture to add an image/picture to a […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Drawing Zones #SW2015

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The enhancements of SOLIDWORKS 2015 keep coming. Engineering drawings have always had drawing zones around the outside of the title block to communicate what areas of the drawings are being referenced in documentation. SOLIDWORKS 2015 allows you to define the zones on a sheet format for providing locations of drawing views and annotations. Right click on the sheet and select properties. There is a new tab for Zone Parameters. The visibility of the zones can be controlled under the View […]

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Enterprise’s Label Function

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Remember that kid that was always picked last to be on a kickball team? I think SOLIDWORKS Enterprise’s Label function was that kid. Rodney Dangerfield makes fun of the EPDM’s label function. What good is it? I have seen it used three different ways. First, versions that have a label are never cold storaged. Add a label to a version and you will always know it will be there when needed Second, you can search for text inside a label. Imagine […]

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