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SOLIDWORKS Spell Checker

SOLIDWORKS spell checker

SOLIDWORKS can check the spelling of the words in your document notes, dimension text, and drawing title block using a central dictionary. The Spell Checker is available with Microsoft Word 2000 or later. If a wrong spelling is found using the Spell Checker tool, you…

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Why am I unable to obtain a license for SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard?

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Examples

Complimentary seats of SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard are included with SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium Network License that is on active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. But in order to use them you need to reactivate your SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard license every year. Once you activate your network license manager…

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SOLIDWORKS Mate Controller now provides Negative Values for Limit Angle Mates

In SOLIDWORKS 2019 you can now add negative values for SOLIDWORKS Limit Angle Mate in the Mate Controller. In an assembly with a Limit Angle Mate, click on Insert > Mate Controller to open the Mate Controller property manager. In the following example, a Limit…

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How to Select Identical Components in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows you to select identical components by selecting one of the components. This option works within the features including: Pattern Components (Circular Patterns, Circular Component, Curve Driven Component, Linear Component, Pattern Driven Component, Sketch Driven Component) Mirror Components Move/Rotate Components (available with Collision…

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SOLIDWORKS Drawing Open Progress Indicator

SOLIDWORKS Drawing Process Indicator

The SOLIDWORKS drawing open progress indicator introduced for SOLIDWORKS 2019 provides insightful information about the status of operations when a drawing is being opened. If a drawing takes longer than 60 seconds to open, the drawing would still remain open after the drawing has been…

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How to Group SOLIDWORKS Assembly Mates and Fasteners into Folders

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, you can group SOLIDWORKS Assembly mates by status and separate fasteners into folders. You can group the mates by their status, such as Solved mates, mates with Errors, Over defined mates, Suppressed mates, Suppressed mates that reference missing components, and Inactive (fixed) components (mates that reference fixed components). Group mates and…

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Geodesic Entities are new in SOLIDWORKS 2019

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, using the Offset on Surface tool, you can create Geodesic Entities. Within the Offset to Surface tool, you need to specify either you want a Geodesic Offset or an Euclidean Offset. The Offset on Surface tool can be accessed through Tools > Sketch Tools > Offset on Surface. Previously you were only able…

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Automatic View Update option saved as a Document Property in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019, the SOLIDWORKS Automatic View Update option is saved as a document property. This property is stored within the drawing and it will be remembered for the future sessions when you open the drawing again. Previously, the selected option was only applied…

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SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Lock Rotation of new Concentric Mates to Components

In SOLIDWORKS 2019, any new Toolbox components can have their concentric mates rotation locked automatically. In order to activate the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Lock Rotation for concentric mates option, you need to go to: Tools > Options > System Options > Hole Wizard/Toolbox and under Toolbox Mates, check the Lock…

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