Using the Modify Configurations Table in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Modify Config

For many users, both new and more experienced, working with files with multiple Configurations can get very complicated and confusing, especially if several different variables are being controlled in the various configurations.  To help manage this, one thing I recommend to all ... Read More

Including the PNG Image Background in a PhotoView 360 Rendering [VIDEO]

Render

In a previous article we explained how you can save a PNG file from Photoview 360 with a transparent background, but what if you want the PNG image background included with the higher image quality of the PNG file?  No problem.  It's actually a very simple procedure but not one ... Read More

Showing the Descriptions of SOLIDWORKS files in Windows Explorer [VIDEO]

Description Column

If you are using SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, one very nice feature is that the vault view can be customized to display any of your SolidWorks custom properties in the detail view as you browse your files.  However if you are just storing your files in Windows Explorer, it doesn't ... Read More

Installing the SOLIDWORKS Add-In for EPDM [VIDEO]

epdm-add-in

The SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM CAD Editor license includes access to the EPDM Add In for use right within the SOLIDWORKS program.  Through this Add In, you have quick access to many EPDM actions and information from the Task Pane area of SOLIDWORKS. However, if after installing ... Read More

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Creating SOLIDWORKS Custom Appearance Files [VIDEO]

Custom

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