SOLIDWORKS 2017 What’s New: Dynamic Reference Visualization – #SW2017

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Dynamic Reference Visualization   Among the new enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2017 is an update to the Parent and Child Dynamic Referencing Arrows in the Feature Manager Design Tree.   Below you can see an example of the Dynamic Reference Arrows in 2016 and the new design in SOLIDWORKS 2017:   SOLIDWORKS 2016     SOLIDWORKS 2017   With the enhancement in SOLIDWORKS 2017, the Dynamic Reference arrows are now spaced in such a way that there is no overlap of information […]

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Controlling Automatic Relations in SOLIDWORKS

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When sketching, automatic relations can be very helpful. But, sometimes they can be trouble.  By default, Automatic Relations is enabled. Relations are added to sketch entities depending on the position of your pointer. The pointer will change shapes and show you which relation can be created. This is known as Cursor Feedback. Note that 1 or more relation can be added simultaneously. The yellow boxes below indicate what relation will be added. See what I mean….   If you find them […]

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Suppressing Sketch Relations in SolidWorks

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I ran across a discussion at a recent user group meeting in where someone asked me if it was possible to create part configurations where the same sketch segment could have two different sketch relations. I wasn’t sure if this was possible so I did some investigating. Much to my surprise, this is in fact possible! Here are some screen shots of this process in action. First, make your sketch and add some relation to this. In this case I […]

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