Updating Standard Views in SOLIDWORKS

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Often, we like to use the standard views that SOLIDWORKS offers. Other times, in order to work smarter not harder, we want to change things up and customize SOLIDWORKS to work in our favor. Back in 2013, SOLIDWORKS added the functionality of Updating Standard Views. With many “What’s New” blog posts with each release of SOLIDWORKS, sometimes features slip through the cracks. Let me introduce you to, or rather, re-introduce you to Updating Standard Views. Open a model in SOLIDWORKS. […]

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SOLIDWORKS: Isometric Section View is a right mouse click away

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During drawing creation, we often make section views to show more detail. SOLIDWORKS offers an option that allows the user to show an existing section view as an isometric section view. A right-mouse click on an existing section view will display the Isometric Section View option.    When Isometric Section View is selected, the section view will change to an isometric view.      To change it back to its original state, right mouse click and select Remove Isometric View. […]

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Using the SolidWorks’ Convert View to Sketch Command

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SOLIDWORKS has so many commands to choose from. Many commands are available with a simple Right Mouse Click (RMC).  The ‘Convert View to Sketch’ command is one of those RMC commands available within the drawing environment. Here is a drawing of a part where the standard front, right, top and ISO views are present.  The Convert View to Sketch Command lets the user take any drawing view and convert it to 2D geometry.   Right Mouse Click on a view […]

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Keep your Drawing Views Rolling

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Have you ever wanted to rotate a model in a drawing view like you can in eDrawings? SOLIDWORKS should really add this functionality. Oh wait….they did. Inside your drawing, if you go to View>Modify>3D Drawing View, you will be asked which view you want to rotate. Once you choose the view, you will be able to rotate, pan, and zoom. Now you can see the back side of your model in real time. With it rotated you can open the […]

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