Articles by: Samony Riyaz

SOLIDWORKS PDM Reference Tree Selection Controls

Check Out Assembly

Navigating large assembly reference trees within SOLIDWORKS PDM can be difficult, especially when Checking a file In/Out, performing a Copy Tree function, or Changing States. Let’s look at the dialog box when checking out a file: When checking out a file, the dialog box above…

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How to Wrap Text in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Wrap Text

SOLIDWORKS Electrical uses attributes to represent information pertinent for the project including those in the title block, cover page and to describe component information in the schematics. This information is easily represented in a single line of text, but occasionally, you may have text going…

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What’s the Difference between SOLIDWORKS Macros, Add-Ins and Executables?

SOLIDWORKS Routing Add-in

When working within SOLIDWORKS, there are a lot of processes that can become repetitive and take quite a long time to complete and most of us see if there’s a way to streamline the process and reduce time. Lucky for us, there are three ways…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Application Program Interface (API)

SOLIDWORKS 2020 API

SOLIDWORKS has a lot of tools that allows users to model a simple part design to mount a VFD all the way up to simulating a real life flow simulation task and even extends out to data management capabilities. Given the above range of events,…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Reporting Enhancements

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020 Reporting Enhancements

Have you ever been frustrated with SOLIDWORKS Electrical Reporting, and how the Rows and Columns properties cannot be easily controlled? In SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2020, you can now have a column that not only specifies the row number but also controls the row height in reports….

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SOLIDWORKS Macro to create Drawings for All Configurations with Updated BOM

Create SOLIDWORKS drawings macro

Have you ever had a part with tens or hundreds or thousands of configurations? And you’re responsible for creating a drawing for EACH of those configurations with a correct BOM? Well fear no more! We’ve got a SOLIDWORKS Macro for you in which all you have…

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Using Search Operators and Wildcards in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

SOLIDWORKS PDM Search Operators

New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, when performing a complete search, you can now use Search Operators and Wildcards such as “AND”, “OR”, or “NOT” separated by a space. From previous releases, we know that you can refine your search using various parameters including file name,…

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Reorder Columns in Search Results with SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

solidworks pdm search columns

Whether you’ve just created your vault view and added files into your vault, or if you’re a long time user of PDM. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, you now have the capability to reorder columns right in your search window and have that change automatically…

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Why is my SOLIDWORKS Macro not Running?

SOLIDWORKS Macro Not Running

Have you ever ran into a situation where your SOLIDWORKS Macro is not running? Or it looks like it runs but nothing happens and it doesn’t give you an error message? The most common reason for this is that you’ve recently performed an upgrade on…

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