Articles by: Prasadh Annalingam, CSWE

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

Numeric Keypad Numbers Different than Alphanumeric Keys in SOLIDWORKS!?!

SOLIDWORKS Shortcut Keyboard

That’s right! If you have a keyboard that has number keys on the side, it is important to note that they are a bit different than the numbers at the top of your keyboard. To be exact, they are different when it comes to the…

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Mate Property Manager Interface Change in SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Mate PropertyManager

The Standard, Advanced, and Mechanical mate categories found in the Mate Property Manager have now moved into tabs at the top of the Property Manager in SOLIDWORKS 2021! SOLIDWORKS 2021 Property Manager: SOLIDWORKS 2021 User Interface has the Mate type categories as tabs and the…

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Why is my SOLIDWORKS Sketch Text Upside Down?

SOLIDWORKS Sketch Text Upside Down

Have you noticed that sometimes your SOLIDWORKS Sketch Text is upright going left to right but sometimes the text is upside down and is reversed right to left? This is not a bug or a mistake in the program but rather an intended behaviour. The…

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SOLIDWORKS Advanced Width Mate – Taking It One Step Further!

Advanced Width Mate- Starting Point

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Width Mate is very useful in centering one component (identified as tab) between two planar faces. If you are new to Advanced Width Mates, please take a look at SOLIDWORKS Width Mates and Constraints in the Width Mate. Taking it one step further!…

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Sketch Text Convert Entities in SOLIDWORKS Workaround

If you are reading this article then you have most likely tried to use Convert Entities on SOLIDWORKS  Sketch text and was not able to?! Although we cannot use Convert Entities on Sketch text (at least for now…SPR shown at end of article) we can…

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Redo Support for Part Features in SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Redo

For anyone who has used the Redo ability in SOLIDWORKS prior to 2021 and loved it…one thing may have come to mind…UPGRADE, UPGRADE, UPGRADE! For everyone that loved the ability (including myself), we wanted more! In SOLIDWORKS 2021, yes you guessed it, the command has…

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How to create 3D PDFs of SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS 3D PDF- End Result

Sometimes we want to be able to send 3D information to individuals who may not have SOLIDWORKS access such as managers, customers, vendors, etc.  How can we send them 3D information? In SOLIDWORKS we have the ability to save a model as an eDrawings file…

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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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