Articles by: Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

Vip is a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) and is based in our Oakville Ontario head office.

Permanently changing the Automatic root value for symbols in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Within SOLIDWORKS Electrical each electrical symbol we place in schematic/line diagram drawings has a default root value assigned to it. This root value can be any alphabet from A to Z. At some point you must have thought of changing this default root value to something else, referring to your company’s standards. However, each time…

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How to place an Image (texture) on the cylindrical face of a Geometric Actor

If you are a SOLIDWORKS Composer user, you must have come across using textures within the views, whether that’s on the geometric actors or the background in the view port. In this article I will discuss how you can use your own logos or textures and apply them to faces of the geometric actors. To…

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How to Reorder Components in 2D Cabinet Layout Drawings

If you are a SOLIDWORKS Electrical user you must have accidentally added the electrical components before adding the dinrail or before adding the cabinet layout. It doesn’t matter in what sequence you add the electrical and non electrical components. Order Tool on the Cabinet Layout Tab or on Modify Tab can be used the change…

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Fastest way to create and edit properties of Explode Lines in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer Explode lines indicate the path from the assembled position or the neutral position of an actor to it’s exploded position. These paths can be associative or non-associative paths. Associative paths are the paths that update when the geometric actors are moved after explode lines are created. Non-Associate paths are the paths that do…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS Composer SVG highlight colour

SOLIDWORKS Composer helps your organization, including nontechnical users, leverage 3D CAD data to create dynamic graphical content that clearly and effectively depicts even your most complex products. One of those contents are SVG images which are saved using the Technical Illustration within the Workshops pane. Most users want these SVG images to apply a different highlight colour,…

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Description option missing on Save as dialog box. How to fix it?

Recently, a few customers have contacted me to report that their SOLIDWORKS Save as dialog box is missing the description field? When saving a part, assembly, or drawing document, you can add a description for the file via the Save As dialog box as shown below: Normally, when you install SOLIDWORKS this description field should…

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How to restore SOLIDWORKS file shortcut options in Windows Explorer

Many SOLIDWORKS users are used to access SOLIDWORKS which appears when we right click on any part, assembly or drawing file within Windows Explorer. This SOLIDWORKS file option has various sub-options such as Pack and Go, Rename, Replace and Move. Hence, it allows user to create pack and go of the file right from the…

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How to get the best performance from SOLIDWORKS Composer

While carrying out technical support, customers report different types of issues related to SOLIDWORKS Composer performance in which Composer doesn’t behave normally. Most of these issues are graphics related; and many occur when a different version or service-pack of Composer is installed on a machine which resets all the performance options to default. Some of…

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