Skip to content

Articles by: Moe Younis

Importing SOLIDWORKS Views, Cameras, and lights into SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Import options now include

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 has now made it easier to create real view renderings, since we can now import all custom saved cameras, views and even the physical lighting straight into Visualize from SOLIDWORKS 2018. NOTE: These SOLIDWORKS Visualize Import Options ONLY work when importing from…

Read More...

Repairing a SOLIDWORKS Installation

Repairing SOLIDWORKS

When Repairing SOLIDWORKS Installation it is best to go through the Windows Control Panel > Programs and features > Uninstall a program. What you will do next is right-click on SOLIDWORKS 20XX and select Change NOT Uninstall. Once this is done you will select OK:…

Read More...

How to define a SOLIDWORKS Detail View in a specific shape rather than a circle

SOLIDWORKS Detail View selection

When teaching the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course I often get asked “Can you make a SOLIDWORKS Detail View that is not a circle?” The answer is yes, you can! First create a closed contour sketch where you want the detail view using either an ellipse, spline,…

Read More...

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Concentric Mate now includes a Misalignment option

SOLIDWORKS Concentric Mate Misalignment

Working with assemblies we sometimes have holes that are slightly misaligned, especially when working with imported parts from a supplier. Even though they are still within spec and will work for the intended use, we get the Over Defined ketchup and mustard in our feature…

Read More...

Rotate Instances in a SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linear Pattern

Having the ability to rotate your linear pattern as its created is something that would have previously required two or more features. Now with SOLIDWORKS 2018 this can be done with just an extra click of the mouse. In the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Linear Pattern PropertyManager…

Read More...

Select the outside of an Arc rather than the center when adding a dimension in SOLIDWORKS

When adding arc dimensions, you should always select the actual arc rather then the centre point. Doing so will give you more options for the dimension. As you can see in the image below, under the leaders tab after selecting a dimension, we can select…

Read More...

Want to become a SOLIDWORKS Expert?

Take a LIVE Online Training Course from Javelin

Scroll To Top