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Articles by: Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office

Restoring a Dismissed SOLIDWORKS Composer Message

In SOLIDWORKS, dismissed messages can be re-enabled individually.  In SOLIDWORKS Composer, it is possible to restore them, without the option to select individual messages. A SOLIDWORKS Composer message is dismissed by selecting the option ‘Don’t ask this question again.’: The next option selected in the…

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Using the Foreshorten View SOLIDWORKS Drawing Option

Creating Aligned Views in SOLIDWORKS can have different results, depending on the geometry of the model being sectioned and the settings selected in the process of creating the Section View. The SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten view option that appears during creation of Aligned Views makes a big…

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Changing Reference Configuration in Inserted Parts and Mirrored or Patterned Instances

In SOLIDWORKS, instances of mirrored or patterned assembly components are not limited to the current configuration of the original part or sub-assembly.  As for any other component, the SOLIDWORKS Reference Configuration of a patterned or mirrored instance can be changed using the Quick Configurations toolbar or…

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Update SOLIDWORKS Decal in multiple models by renaming the source image file

SOLIDWORKS keeps a reference of the location and file names of images used to create decals.  When multiple SOLIDWORKS files need to be updated with a new version of a decal, one option is to rename the old image and apply the original name to…

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Disabling SOLIDWORKS Wireframe Colour

Two settings determine if part colours are displayed in a SOLIDWORKS assembly set to wireframe, HLR or HLV mode; one set in the part, the other in the assembly. In this image, there are several components with different colours applied at the part level; however,…

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SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional launches as the Standard version?

Move up SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional in the License Order tab

Users of SOLIDWORKS network license that includes SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional may find that despite SOLIDWORKS CAM Professional license being available in the License Manager, SOLIDWORKS CAM starts as the Standard edition.  Users of Simulation Professional and Premium licenses may have similar issues.  When two levels…

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SOLIDWORKS Inspection Numbering Sequences

In SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Standalone, numbering sequences can be applied to characteristics to differentiate machining methods, drawing views, drawing sheets, etc.  Starting with the first number of the range, balloon numbers are incremented by one.  Numbering sequences are specified in project options and can be…

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Balloon models & new import formats in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018

Starting with SOLIDWORKS 2018, the SOLIDWORKS Inspection Add-in supports creating reports from SOLIDWORKS part and assembly models.  Balloons can be added to model dimensions, notes, GD&Ts, and hole callouts created in SOLIDWORKS MBD or using DimXpert.     Inspection reports can be exported to Excel, eDrawings…

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Support for Misaligned Concentric Mates in SOLIDWORKS 2018

Working with downloaded or imported models can create a situation where multiple pairs of holes cannot be mated concentric although there is no problem fitting manufactured components.  SOLIDWORKS 2018 misaligned concentric mates option can account for this small difference in hole distances. When the option…

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