Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files [VIDEO]


SOLIDWORKS installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also create a SOLIDWORKS Custom appearance file from any image you wish. Create a Custom Appearance File To create a new custom appearance file, you need to start by ... Read More

Quick Measurements with the Status Bar (Enhanced in SOLIDWORKS 2015)


If you need quick measurements from your model, you don't always have to launch the Measure tool.  Selecting edges or faces will give you simple values in the Status Bar at the bottom of your screen.  Depending on what you select, you can find some useful information.  NEW in ... Read More

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Open Part in Position [VIDEO]

Open Model in Position

Perhaps you need to open a part or a subassembly from an assembly and make some modifications in a specific area.  And when you were in the assembly, you had rotated around to find the area you needed to work on.  Now in SolidWorks 2015, you can open the part in the position that ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – A Choice When Deleting Components from Assemblies [VIDEO]

SW2015 - Choose what you want to delete

SolidWorks 2015 now gives you more control when deleting components out of assemblies.  In SolidWorks 2013, there was a change to the functionality such that selecting a component in an assembly and pressing Delete would delete just the component that was selected.  If the ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Equal Spacing Option for Linear Patterns with Reference Geometry [VIDEO]

SolidWorks 2015 - Linear Pattern - Up to Reference

How often do you need to add a linear pattern to fill a length with a specific number of instances?  Or perhaps you need to fill a length with specific spacing, but you need it to automatically determine the number of instances that are required? In the past, we would use the ... Read More