Articles by: Prasadh Annalingam, CSWE

Prasadh is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert and Technical Applications Analyst based in the Javelin Oakville head office.

SOLIDWORKS Macro to toggle “Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit”

SOLIDWORKS Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit

The “Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit” option, as it sounds, automatically rotates the view orientation to be normal to a sketch plane when it is created or edited. In this article I’ll show you how assign this option…

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How to Remove or Edit SOLIDWORKS Macro Buttons

SOLIDWORKS Remove Existing Macros

In this tech tip learn how to remove or edit an existing SOLIDWORKS Macro Button. To learn how to Create Macro Buttons, please read my related article. To remove a Macro Button, the first thing we’re going to do is open the Customize Window (Tools…

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Searching for Commands while you Customize SOLIDWORKS 2021

Searching for Delete Command in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Do you enjoy customizing your shortcuts and toolbars? Then you will love the update to the SOLIDWORKS 2021 Customize Window (found in Tools > Customize). You can now search for commands by typing it in a search bar under the Shortcut Bars and Commands tabs….

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SOLIDWORKS Assembly Components Copy with Mates

Copy With Mates

Copy with Mates is a fantastic ability available in SOLIDWORKS that allows you to copy a component and paste them along with the mates that were used. Let’s imagine that we have to mate a spacer over a select amount of hole locations and a…

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Rounding SOLIDWORKS Equation Values

Round Up in SOLIDWORKS

Similar to other programs such as Microsoft Excel, SOLIDWORKS has functions available to round numbers. However, certain workflow might require you to always Round Down or Up regardless of the decimal value. Before we get started, if you are interested in SOLIDWORKS rounding in general…

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Creating Macro Buttons in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Create Macro Button

In this tech tip, learn how to create and add SOLIDWORKS Macro Buttons to your toolbars along with creating a new Macro from scratch. If you would like to learn how to record a Macro and assign shortcuts then read our tech tip: Recording Custom…

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