How to find Parent View of a Section or Detail View located on a different sheet in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]


With all of the information you need to show on your drawing sheets they get rather full and complicated.  You might want separate sheets with the Section and Detail views.  If you try creating a new sheet to add these views, you will notice that they are greyed out.  Section ... Read More

How to improve Performance & Stability of SOLIDWORKS when using an AMD FirePro Graphics Card


If you are using an AMD FirePro graphics card, there may be a setting you can apply for better performance and stability of SOLIDWORKS.  This option does not apply to all AMD FirePro cards, but it's worth a quick check. In the Windows Task Tray, you might see an AMD Control ... Read More

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Creating a Cutout in a Sheet Metal Part for a Pipe Intersecting at an Angle [VIDEO]


If you've ever dealt with a panel that has a pipe intersecting it at an angle, you've probably been faced with the awkward situation of having to create a cutout for it. It's not going to be a circular cutout (unless the angle is 90°). It's not going to be a slot, either. The ... Read More

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