Bend Lines Not Shown: Some Common Explanations [VIDEO]

bend-lines

A common SOLIDWORKS question we receive on the support desk is "where are my bend lines?" or "why are my bend lines not shown?" This can happen for a variety of reasons as I will explain in this video: http://youtu.be/tK5a3evQiO4 The first method I tried was to go to View ... Read More

Why do my SOLIDWORKS Drawing dimensions move after I placed them? [VIDEO]

Dimension Move

When detailing a drawing, a common complaint for users first starting out with SolidWorks is that dimensions will seemingly arbitrarily jump around after they've been placed.  It isn't that your SolidWorks program is trying to defy your commands, it's actually that the program is ... Read More

Rotate SOLIDWORKS Drawing View to Align an Edge to Horizontal [VIDEO]

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Ideally when you are creating a part in SOLIDWORKS, you want to setup your sketches and features in such a way that the part is oriented as it would be when used in the assembly or how it would be naturally positioned in reality. This has the potential to not work out so well for ... Read More

SolidWorks Tutorial: Step by Step Guide to Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats [VIDEO]

SolidWorks Sheet Format

Many people get confused when it comes to creating custom Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats in SolidWorks.  It's not as straight forward as Part and Assembly templates due to the fact that each sheet can potentially have different sheet sizes and title blocks.  Because of this ... Read More

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Displaying Mass using Different Units on a SolidWorks Drawing [VIDEO]

Drawing Units

When dimensioning models in a SolidWorks drawing it’s very simple to switch the dimensions from inches to millimeters to meters by changing the drawing files unit system.  Regardless of the unit system being used in the model file (the part or assembly), as soon as the drawing ... Read More