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John Lee, CSWE

John Lee is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. A CSWE with fifteen years of experience using SOLIDWORKS and a background in mechanical design, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.

Protect your SOLIDWORKS Configurations from unwanted features

There is a SOLIDWORKS Configuration Suppress Features checkbox in the advanced options of the Configuration Properties, and it is checked by default.  What is the purpose of the Suppress Features option? If Suppress Features were unchecked, then any features added in other configurations will be…

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Window off screen in SOLIDWORKS? Get it back!

How to move a window that is off screen

Ever find yourself asking, “Hey!  Where did my window go?” or, “Why is my window off the edge of the screen?” Frustratingly, some SOLIDWORKS window or dialog box has been inconveniently located out of reach.  It’s either partly or completely off the screen.  Work grinds…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Named Views in Exploded Assembly Drawings

SOLIDWORKS named views

Is the Exploded view in your drawing appearing differently to your model view?  It might not be referencing a SOLIDWORKS Named View. Ever had this happen?  I have created an exploded assembly configuration with all the components spaced consistently apart, but in the drawing the…

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Warning – A Journal File Could not Be Created. Another SOLIDWORKS Session Running

another SOLIDWORKS session running

Do you receive a warning message every time you open SOLIDWORKS? The warning states there is another SOLIDWORKS session running. You probably have made sure that there is no other session running on your machine; or have performed a Windows reboot. To check that, we…

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Changing the default Viewport Ground in SOLIDWORKS Composer

When working in SOLIDWORKS Composer you will notice that there is a Dassault Systèmes logo on the SOLIDWORKS Composer Viewport Ground. If you want to remove this, or change it to something else you can. To change the image to one of your own, go…

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