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

Contour and Cartoon Rendering with SOLIDWORKS and PhotoView 360 [VIDEO]

Detail - Cartoon Line

You are probably already familiar with the amazing photo realistic renders that are possible using PhotoView 360 in SOLIDWORKS, but what if you want to render a high quality image that looks more like it's been hand drawn?  Well, PhotoView 360 can do that too! Starting with ... Read More

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

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Manually Updating SOLIDWORKS Toolbox files to 2015


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]


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