Articles by: Mersedeh Zandvakili

Mate to Reference Geometry in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create mates that use reference geometry as their reference in the Large Design Review mode. By creating your mates in the Large Design Review mode, you can save time and resources without having to open the assembly in the…

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Creating Primary Members based on Points in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Weldments

SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides you with additional tools and control options for creating primary members in weldment structures. In this article, we are going to review these new options in SOLIDWORKS 2020 for primary members based on “point and length”, members “between points”, members using “up…

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How to apply a SOLIDWORKS Hole Callout to Non-Hole Wizard Hole

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can now add Hole Callouts to non-hole wizard holes that have a cosmetic thread. In the following example we have created a hole in a plate and applied a cosmetic thread to the hole. In order to insert a hole callout…

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How to apply All Uppercase to SOLIDWORKS Dimensions & Hole Callouts

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can set the dimension characters or hole callouts to show as all uppercase characters in the graphics area for drawings. This can be done for a single dimension by selecting that dimension, going to dimension property manager, and clicking on All…

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How to Isolate Interference in SOLIDWORKS 2020

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can isolate components (including part and sub-assemblies for your assemblies) or bodies (for your multi-body parts) from the Interference Detection tool. You can tag interference, bodies, or components for isolation after you exit the Property Manager. To do this, open…

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Thicken a Surface with Specified Direction in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Thicken Surface

In SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can thicken a surface by specifying a direction other than normal to a face with Thicken and Thicken Cut features. The direction for Thicken or Thicken cut can be a linear sketch entity, two vertices or sketch points, cylindrical or conical…

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Editing a Selection Set in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS selection set

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can edit an existing selection set to add or remove items. You can also add items to multiple selection sets at once. The items that need to be added to a specific selection manager can simply be dragged from the Feature…

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Overlay Configurations in Alternate Position View with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Alternate Position View

With SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can now overlay two configurations of a part in a single view in your part drawings using Alternate Position View. This is very useful for comparing two configurations that are made from one another. For example, you may purchase a part…

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Create and Edit Component Patterns in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review Mode

SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Pattern

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create assembly component patterns in the Large Design Review Mode. The patterns that can be created include linear and circular component pattern. Also, other component patterns including pattern driven pattern and sketch driven pattern can be edited in the…

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