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Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

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

Access and control backup file options in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer Backup File Options

SOLIDWORKS Composer stores a backup of the original document before any changes are saved to the file. It is one version before the last saved version of the document. SOLIDWORKS Composer Backup file settings/options can be accessed through File > Preferences > Application Preferences dialog…

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How to change SOLIDWORKS Visualize 3D Viewport Resolution

Change Resolution

When a 3D model is imported into SOLIDWORKS Visualize, the resolution that we see in a preview within the viewport is the resolution of the image that is rendered as an output. This resolution can be changed as required, following the steps below: Import the…

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How to hide and show a BOM in SOLIDWORKS Composer Animations

Maximum opacity-BOM shown

SOLIDWORKS Composer geometric actors or collaborative actors such as a BOM can be shown or hidden in an animation. If once the actor is hidden it will remain hidden throughout the animation and if we try to show the actor, it will be visible throughout…

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How to create Multiple Animations from a SOLIDWORKS Composer Assembly

Save Root

SOLIDWORKS Composer is used to create the technical documentation or animations referring to the various processes such as assembling components. There is always a need to create multiple animations from the same composer assembly such as one animation could show the exploded position of the…

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How to Speed Up a SOLIDWORKS Composer Animation Export

Delete unused keys in animation

SOLIDWORKS Composer can often take an extended amount of time to export animations as MP4. The main cause for the slow processing is due to the number of animation keys within the animation key track. There could be a lot of extra unwanted keys in…

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Copying or Moving animation keys in SOLIDWORKS Composer

While working with a SOLIDWORKS Composer animation, there could be cases when we have to copy or move the animation keys from one time-frame to another. Maybe there is a need to copy the location, opacity, material or event of an actor. By selecting a…

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Controlling the Display of Hidden Edges in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021

Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021, the visibility of hidden edges can be controlled, when we select or highlight elements. We can define the colour and intensity used to display hidden edges whereas this wasn’t possible in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020. To control the visibility of hidden…

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Control Visibility of Invisible Actors in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021

Hidden Actors Composer

In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 we can control the visibility of the actors that are invisible in the viewport when selected. As hidden or invisible actors have their visibility turned off and sometimes when we show them in the viewport, it’s difficult to locate if the…

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer App available with SOLIDWORKS 2021

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer

DS SOLIDWORKS has launched a new viewer app to visualize the electrical project drawings, called SOLIDWORKS Electrical Viewer. It gets installed automatically with the SOLIDWORKS Electrical installation. To start the Electrical Viewer: Click on Windows Start Menu > SOLIDWORKS 2021 Program setup > SOLIDWORKS Electrical…

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How to create Multiple Drawings Simultaneously in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Multiple Drawings

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, we can simultaneously create multiple drawings from a book, a folder, or a drawing. We can select both the quantity and the type of drawings we would like to create. Earlier this process was time-consuming as we had to create…

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Multiple Configurations in a SOLIDWORKS Composer File

SOLIDWORKS Composer Configurations

In SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 it was really time-consuming when we had to work with SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies that have multiple configurations. When we exported the parts and assemblies from SOLIDWORKS to a .SMG file (composer file), we were only allowed to export one configuration…

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How to Exclude a Manufacturer Part from a SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM

SOLIDWORKS Electrical BOM Exclude

Now in SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2021, you can use the “Exclude from bill of materials” property in the Manufacturer part properties dialog box to show or hide components in a BOM. In previous releases there was not a simple option to exclude manufacturer parts from the…

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Managing Revision Attributes Order in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

Most of our customers ask this question about the revision attributes order. When the title block is modified, you will notice that even though Revision attributes are placed as REV0, REV1, REV2 and so on, in ascending order (from top to bottom), but when the…

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Replacing the title block for a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawing

Just like in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD one can change the title block and sheet size so quickly, even after finishing the drawing, by replacing the sheet format. In a similar way, with SOLIDWORKS Electrical you can change the title block even when the drawing is…

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How to enable “Update drawings” when printing SOLIDWORKS Electrical Drawings

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Update Drawings dismissed

When the Drawings or reports in SOLIDWORKS Electrical are printed, it provides a dialog box to update the drawings, if any changes have been made to the reports and drawings they get updated. What if we accidentally click on the “Do not show again for…

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