SOLIDWORKS 2017 Controlling Decals by Display States

Article by Chris Briand, CSWE updated September 15, 2016


SOLIDWORKS Decal Display State is new for SOLIDWORKS 2017. When placing a decal, there is now an additional section to the Decal PropertyManager that will allow you to choose the display state[s] the decal should be applied to.

SOLIDWORKS Decal Display State

Decal PropertyManager with Display State

The results of this addition are better control of decals and scenes, for inclusion in renderings and drawing views. Also reducing the need for creating additional configurations where the sole changes are the decal.

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Chris Briand, CSWE

Chris has been educating and supporting Engineers, Designers and IT Personnel within the 3D CAD industry since 2002, and was adopted into the fantastic team of applications experts here at Javelin Technologies in early 2006 and migrated along with his team members to the TriMech Solutions team in 2021.  Chris enjoys the continuous learning driven by the ingenuity and challenges Designers bring forward. Innovation using 3D Printing, 3D CAD and other technologies, combined with a diverse background as a technologist, allows Chris to find solutions that accelerate Designers, and take Design Teams to new heights. Chris is currently being held at an undisclosed location, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.