SOLIDWORKS Drawing Break View [VIDEO]

Model Break View

With the new Part and Assembly BREAK VIEW functionality available in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2015, the drawing is where it can all come together.  Similar to an exploded view, SOLIDWORKS Drawing Break View can be selected from the view properties and included in your drawing if so ... Read More

Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files to 2015

database-converter

After manually updating an earlier version of Toolbox, as described in my blog article, Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox, the swbrowser.mdb used by earlier versions, must be updated to the swbrowser.sldedb used by SOLIDWORKS 2015. In the Data Utilities folder, located in the ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS Reference Plane Normal to View Position [VIDEO]

reference-plane-normal

Another handy enhancement contained in the SOLIDWORKS 2015 release is a fantastic feature for anyone working with non prismatic models that require a bit more of an "Organic" touch. As the following video will show, we now have the ability to create a SOLIDWORKS reference ... Read More

Quickly Generate a SOLIDWORKS Profile Sketch Normal to Model Edge [VIDEO]

normal-plane

When you need a SOLIDWORKS profile sketch normal to model edge, for say a Swept profile sketch, hold off on generating a Reference Plane.  If you preselect the edge close to the endpoint where you want the plane to be generated and select the Sketch tool... ...this will ... Read More

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Access your Configurations with a new Toolbar [VIDEO]

configurations-toolbar

Accessing the various configurations of a model or an assembly has never been easier, as we now have an additional spot within the SOLIDWORKS interface to switch configurations - the CONFIGURATIONS TOOLBAR. The advantage with this toolbar is that it can be located anywhere and ... Read More