Linking Units to Global Variables in SOLIDWORKS 2014 [VIDEO]


If your SOLIDWORKS document units are not set to global variables this can cause the shape and size of your part to dramatically change when different document units are specified. Watch the following tutorial video to learn how linking units to global variables in SOLIDWORKS ... Read More

Why is SolidWorks “Crashing”? [VIDEO]

Task Manager 1

What I am showing is not technically a crash, but to users of SolidWorks the result is the same. GDI objects are used to draw window elements that are not in the graphics area in SolidWorks.  For maximum performance the Graphics area takes advantage of OpenGL which gives more ... Read More

SolidWorks Sketch Relations Summary


SolidWorks Online Help provides a summary of all of the sketch relations available in SolidWorks.  It is provided here There is something missing from this table, it should show ... Read More

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Add-in Series 5 – Handle Selections [VIDEO]


The mouse events are triggered quite frequently, and many times nothing in SolidWorks has changed.  It is possible to use selection change events instead.  This means your code can assume that it needs to reprocess the selection. In this example I am going to set up my task pane ... Read More

Add-in Series 3 – Create Task Pane [VIDEO]

Task Pane Host

A Task pane is a panel that resides on the right hand side of the SolidWorks graphics area by default.  It is a great place to provide information to users regardless of their environment (part, assembly, or drawing).  Follow the steps below to create a task pane, later videos in ... Read More