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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Updates to Sketching

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Among the changes in SOLIDWORKS 2022 are two important improvements focusing on the reuse of sketch geometry: Directions in the Linear Sketch Pattern command can be defined using lines from the current sketch, and sketch text can be replicated with Linear Sketch Pattern and Copy Entities. Let’s take a closer look at these enhancements. Directions in the Linear Sketch Pattern Command In past versions of SOLIDWORKS, the directions in a Linear Sketch Pattern could be represented only by the default […]

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What is “Dissolve Sketch Text?”

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                When adding text to a part, SolidWorks has made the task simple.Text is added by using the ‘Annotation’ feature in the Sketch Command Manager. Text can be used with Extrude Boss/Base or Extruded Cut.                 For this example, a guide curve was used to position the text.                       Notice the test is all one Annotation entity. […]

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I Need To Use A Non-True Type Font

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Recently a customer called to inquire about using a non-True Type font with SolidWorks. They had an older laser-cutting machine that could not work with True Type fonts, so could they install a non-True Type font to use with their designs? Installing a new font is a piece of cake, but the issue is that SOLIDWORKS only supports True Type fonts. So what to do? Create your own library of letters or words? That did not sound appealing to me, […]

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