Why is SolidWorks unable to locate my Assembly Components?

Search for Files

I'm sure you've seen this before.  After opening up a SolidWorks assembly file, there is a message that a file cannot be located and you must browse for it yourself or the component will be suppressed.  Or perhaps this message was dismissed so the assembly opens fine but a lot of ... 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

SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Tutorial: How To Pack And Go Files Out of The Vault [VIDEO]

No Pack And Go

If you are managing your SolidWorks files using Workgroup PDM, you may have wondered how you can package up file sets so that you can share them with others. When managing your SolidWorks files using Windows Explorer you can use Pack and Go, and when using Enterprise PDM there ... Read More

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SolidWorks 2014 – Selected Components for Section Views [VIDEO]

Selected Component Section View

SolidWorks 2014 adds new functionality to the Section View tool.  Now you can select components to exclude from the section, or alternatively select only the components you want to include.  This provides the ability to see through portions of your model without cutting ... Read More

SolidWorks 2014 – Open Options or Drag and Drop from Recent Documents

Recent Documents - Click to Expand

Enhancements have been added to the Recent Documents window in SolidWorks 2014.  The Recent Documents dialog can be opened through File > Browse Recent Documents, or press the keyboard shortcut "r". Now in SolidWorks 2014, hovering over a recent document has the option to ... Read More

SolidWorks 2014 – Replace Model in Drawing View

Replace Model

New in SolidWorks 2014 is the ability to replace model in drawing view references to other models when a drawing is open.  In previous releases, the drawing would need to be closed and then go to File > Open, select the drawing file and click the References button to change ... Read More