Articles by: Mehdi Rezaei, CSWE

Mehdi is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) and works near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SOLIDWORKS Mirror Drawing View

SOLIDWORKS Mirror Drawing Views

In SOLIDWORKS 2017, you can Mirror SOLIDWORKS Drawing View, including display model, relative to model, and predefined drawing views without having to create the mirror components. Projected and other derived views carry over the mirror state from their parent view. How to Mirror SOLIDWORKS Drawing Views To mirror…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 SpeedPak enhanced to now include reference geometry

In SOLIDWORKS 2017 you can now include reference geometry and curves in a SpeedPak. Sketches from any level of the assembly can be included in a SpeedPak. Previously, all top-level unabsorbed sketches were included in the SpeedPak. You had to suppress top-level sketches that you wanted to exclude,…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Opening Large Assemblies

Opening SOLIDWORKS Large Assemblies

In SOLIDWORKS 2017, more functionality is now available while waiting for components to fully resolve when opening SOLIDWORKS large assemblies. This change is most noticeable in assemblies that take a long time to load. In addition to previous releases in which you could only pan, zoom, and rotate the model…

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Customized SOLIDWORKS Section Views using Parallel to Screen Planes

The SOLIDWORKS Section View is a great tool to investigate the details of complicated parts and assemblies. For instance you can use the section view when: A Shell command is used with or without multi-thickness checked, A Hole wizard is used to make sure holes are aligned,…

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How to manage SOLIDWORKS Drawing Note bullet/number spacing

We recently received questions about how to adjust the spacing between a SOLIDWORKS drawing note bullet or number and the associated text. The problem is shown in the following image. This becomes even more annoying if there is a very limited space to fit the notes in the drawing sheet. How…

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Edit your SOLIDWORKS Title Block on the fly!

The best practice for populating a SOLIDWORKS title block is to have the fields linked to model custom properties. So when your part or assembly model is dropped into the drawing the title block will be populated automatically. But not everyone wants to work this way, so let’s assume…

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How to protect your Intellectual Property when sharing SOLIDWORKS files

In most cases, neutral formats such as *.stp are used to hide the details of a design. The reason is that this format provides a dumb solid model without providing much information about how it was made. This capability and even more is possible with the…

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How to use the Design Binder to attach related documents to your Parts and Assemblies

Did you know that you can attach related documents to your SOLIDWORKS model all in one file? Yes, that is true. Microsoft Word or PDF files can be attached to Design Binder folder which appears in the FeatureManager design tree. This folder allows you to include documents with related notes to both part and assembly…

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My SOLIDWORKS model is missing? Check if the solid body is hidden!

Is your SOLIDWORKS model missing? The part file exists but there is no model visible when you open the document? The features are listed but there is nothing in the graphic area? You probably can see a ghost outline of the model by moving your mouse pointer over…

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