SOLIDWORKS: Troubleshooting Scaling Issues (Large Icons/Text)

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SOLIDWORKS is highly customizable, but “why are my ‘already’ small icons suddenly larger than normal?” Well, laptops often have smaller screens than our second monitors; after all, aren’t we all using dual monitors with SOLIDWORKS? If you’re now working from home and notice a difference from your work setup, here’s how to properly scale things back to normal.   Multi-sized dual monitor setups aren’t ideal. On Windows 10, Microsoft does a great job formatting the two, but we need SOLIDWORKS […]

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SOLIDWORKS Model Property Tools – Part1 – Measure

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This month, we are going to take a deep dive into the SOLIDWORKS Model Property tools. These tools are part of the standard SOLIDWORKS tools, most of which can be found on the Evaluate toolbar. The 4 main tools that we want to focus on in this series are: Measure, Mass Properties, Section Properties, and Check. When we refer to the model properties, we are not referring to the Custom Properties of a file. We are looking at some of […]

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Where is your file shared?

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The ability to have the exact same file exist in more than one location within your SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM vault can be a huge time saver. The difficulty sometimes is that once a file has been shared, it can be difficult to tell where the file has been shared. If the file has not been deleted, you can search for the file –a separate listing of the file should appear for each share. I think it is easier to RMB […]

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