SOLIDWORKS Composer

Why your Sales and Marketing Teams need SOLIDWORKS Composer [On-Demand Webinar]

Assembly Instructions

How much time are you spending on Technical Documentation? Getting the necessary images for technical documentation and or marketing can take several weeks, or even months! Delays in the process will often occur as the product needs to be completely designed and or manufactured before any content can be created including images, screen shots and…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer File Open Options for importing geometry

SOLIDWORKS Composer File Open Options

When creating a new SOLIDWORKS Composer file you may notice a few different options for opening your 3D CAD files.  The three options on the right-hand side of the Open dialog are “Open”, “Merge into the current document” and “Merge into a new document”.  In this article we will review each of the SOLIDWORKS Composer File…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Composer Executable (.exe) Package [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Composer Package

There are a number of options to help export final outputs for your Composer projects. Perhaps one of the most useful options to save out your composer projects for customers or clients viewing is the Save as SOLIDWORKS Composer Package option. This option saves an .exe file which holds ALL project information as well as a…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Animation Timeline Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Composer like all other SOLIDWORKS products is constantly being improved from year to year.  One of the biggest enhancements for the 2016 release in my mind has been the improvements made to the animation timeline. In previous versions, the animation timeline had a limited number of rows representing the animation keys.  There was a row for…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Documentation Update Best Practices

Assembly Instructions

One of the greatest features of SOLIDWORKS Composer is the ability to update documents.  Imagine your technical documentation team generates a 100-page instruction manual.  Just days after completion, the engineering and manufacturing team makes some minor or major changes to their components and assemblies.  Does the documentation team need to start completely from scratch to re-create…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Import Options

Choosing the correct SOLIDWORKS Composer Import Options is a crucial step when importing your CAD files into a Composer project.  This will help optimize your project down the line when it comes to annotating components and creating bill of materials within Composer. When importing CAD files into Composer a number of import options are presented…

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How to improve SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger Image Quality [VIDEO]

When using the SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger tool, you may notice that after capturing the image the quality of the digger image seems to be quite low.  The reason for this is due to the resolution settings as defined in WorkShops → High Resolution Image. In the image below it is quite obvious that the captured digger image on the…

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How to hide the SOLIDWORKS Composer compass from Animation & Image Outputs

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Compass Icon in the top-right corner of the viewport is used to help orient your viewpoint within the 3D environment.  The compass is a collaborative actor and can be used and controlled just like any other collaborative actor. When creating images and animations generally we would not want the compass in our…

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