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DraftSight Professional

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The “Easy Bake” recipe for Displaying Cosmetic Threads

Are SOLIDWORKS Cosmetic Threads a ‘Nice to have’, or a ‘Nuisance’? Depending on your organizations standards, SOLIDWORKS Cosmetic Threads can be a life-saver or a nuisance. The nuisance factor may be enhanced multi-fold, when you are unable to display cosmetic threads as intended in your drawings or assemblies. Given the difficulty that can ensue with…

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Update Training that will help you become a SOLIDWORKS Power User!

When it comes to learning what’s new in SOLIDWORKS there are many resources available to you. There are literally 100s of what’s new videos on the internet, a multitude of reference books, and of course the What’s New PDF document included with each release of the software. These resources are great at providing you with an overview of the new SOLIDWORKS features…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Mirror Drawing View

SOLIDWORKS Mirror Drawing Views

In SOLIDWORKS 2017, you can Mirror SOLIDWORKS Drawing View, including display model, relative to model, and predefined drawing views without having to create the mirror components. Projected and other derived views carry over the mirror state from their parent view. How to Mirror SOLIDWORKS Drawing View To mirror drawing views: In the drawing environment, select a Model, Relative…

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Using Location Labels in SOLIDWORKS Drawings

Location Label Example

A major difference between a good and a bad drawing is how well it can communicate the necessary information. A good drawing is easy-to-read and includes all the necessary information. SOLIDWORKS Location labels are a great way to make a drawing easy-to-read by building correlations between items that are related but apart from each other e.g. a detail view…

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How to manage SOLIDWORKS Drawing Note bullet/number spacing

We recently received questions about how to adjust the spacing between a SOLIDWORKS drawing note bullet or number and the associated text. The problem is shown in the following image. This becomes even more annoying if there is a very limited space to fit the notes in the drawing sheet. How to Adjust the Spacing By double-clicking on the text, a Formatting…

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How to identify and label X & Y coordinate points in a SOLIDWORKS Drawing

In complicated drawings where there are many details to represent, you may want to label specific SOLIDWORKS coordinate points in your drawing views. If only a few labels are required then two dimensions can be used, one for horizontal and the other for vertical distance. Alternatively, Chain or Ordinate dimensions can denote XY coordinates with a measured distance from an…

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How to create an Angular Model Break View in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Angular Model Break View

In previous versions of SOLIDWORKS you could not make an angular break view in your drawings. For example if you have tried to add a break line to your isometric view you ended up with something like this: In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you now have the ability to create a break in your model using the Model Break View tool….

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