SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 Enhancements

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It’s hard to believe that SOLIDWORKS Composer has been part of the 3DS product suite for almost 10 years now. The enhancements continue to grow with each new year’s release, and 2019 was no exception to that statement. One of the simplest and most user-friendly examples of this is the ability to Lock a View. As we use Composer to create countless detailed views of our SOLIDWORKS designed content, the accidental update of a view has probably reared its ugly […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Composer 2017 – Moving Actors Precisely

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2017 – Moving Actors Precisely   Recently I presented a SOLIDWORKS Composer Hands-On session at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles, California. One of the common questions from this session was, “How do I move actors to an exact distance away from their current position?”   Well the task is actually very easy but not the most intuitive to start. So here is an example on how to do this task. We start with an imported assembly:   […]

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Make an Invisible Cube in Composer – Method 1

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Recently I was teaching a Composer class during which we were discussing how to make walk through videos by using Composer’s “Attach Camera ‘Move-With’ (Rigid attachment)”.  If you’ve been to our class you know how we teach it.  If not it’s your lucky day.  I’m going to walk through the way we usually capture awesome videos walking around an environment quickly without adding a bunch of camera keys. Create a primitive inside Composer Grab the initial position of the primitive […]

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Keeping Shop Floor Information Up to Date with SOLIDWORKS Composer

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Recently, at 3DVision Technologies, we have launched anew “How to Solve” webinar series highlighting topics such as SOLIDWORKS PCB, and how to create complex design features by using patterns in SOLIDWORKS. These webinars are designed to show you ways to make you BETTER, FASTER, and SMARTER and will take place on the first three Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 AM. This week, I talked about keeping shop floor information up to date using SOLIDWORKS Composer. Check out a recording of my webinar […]

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Trick or Treat With SOLIDWORKS

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Every year around this time the focus of nights and weekends turns to one thing, the kids Halloween costumes.  Even though the kids only wear them for a matter of hours, days and weeks of preparation go into making them a success.  This year my two year old Henry wanted to be an “airplane”.  This proved to be harder than just a pilot costume.  I figured Henry could be both.  Everyone I talked to had an idea for the costume.  […]

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Automatic Handling International Inc.

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Automatic Improving Engineer-to-Order Production with SOLIDWORKS Solutions Automatic Handling International, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of custom handling and packaging systems, serving leading companies in the pulp and paper, tissue and towel, nonwovens, fiberglass, agriculture, stone, and steel industries. With a mission of continuous internal and external improvement, Automatic Handling helps its customers improve efficiency while reducing costs by integrating the latest technology with proven machine designs. The company brings the same focus on efficiencies and cost reductions to its own machine development, manufacturing, and assembly operations. In 2002, […]

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Automatic Handling International Inc.

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Automatic Improving Engineer-to-Order Production with SOLIDWORKS Solutions Automatic Handling International, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of custom handling and packaging systems, serving leading companies in the pulp and paper, tissue and towel, nonwovens, fiberglass, agriculture, stone, and steel industries. With a mission of continuous internal and external improvement, Automatic Handling helps its customers improve efficiency while reducing costs by integrating the latest technology with proven machine designs. The company brings the same focus on efficiencies and cost reductions to its own machine development, manufacturing, and assembly operations. In 2002, […]

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3DVision Technologies Customer, Fin Pan, Inc’s, Success With SOLIDWORKS Composer

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3DVision Technologies customer, Fin Pan, Inc., is the world’s oldest process manufacturer of concrete backer board and inventor of the process. They have developed lightweight installation products such as one-piece niches, lightweight shower pans, and installation products. Fin Pan, Inc. has had great success with SOLIDWORKS Composer. The company purchased it because they saw the opportunity to create marketable installation videos and instructions for their lines of building products. Contractors and Do-It-Yourselfers prefer having some kind of video to watch […]

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Installing and Configuring SOLIDWORKS Composer 2013 SP2.0 on a NETWORK License

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A couple of you SOLIDWORKS Composer users have been asking lately how the new network licensing work does? Well it works just like the SOLIDWORKS SolidNetwork License Manager, because that is what it is using. Same tools, same process, one important thing. You must have your network license manager on SOLIDWORKS 2013 sp2.0 to use that activation base network licensing and the newly release SOLIDWORKS Composer 2013 sp2.0. Below is a YouTube video that shows this process on the server and client side of […]

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3DVIA Composer is Becoming SOLIDWORKS Composer

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It's official, 3DVIA Composer is being re-branded as SolidWorks Composer. “What does this mean to me and why the need for such a change?“ is a very logical question. Well for starters, moving forward, there will be one annual release, followed by multiple service packages consistent with the SOLIDWORKS release schedule. This means that you will now be able to upgrade your CAD and technical publication tool simultaneously. So, the next major release will be SolidWorks Composer 2014 launched with […]

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