Articles by: Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

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

Using Opacity property to hide and show actors in SOLIDWORKS Composer Animations

SOLIDWORKS Composer animations

While creating SOLIDWORKS Composer animations everyone uses the collaborative actors such as arrows, 2D text labels, digger views etc., to make animations more interactive and easier to understand. At some point you may want to hide some of these collaborative actors throughout the animation. NOTE:…

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How to search for commands in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019

Until SOLIDWORKS Composer 2018 the search command was located within the File menu. Now, in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 the Search command is available on the ribbon.   You can directly access Search to search for commands in the ribbon and recently used documents. On the…

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Filter BOM by each book in SOLIDWORKS Electrical

SOLIDWORKS Electrical has provided us with an option to create multiple books for each project, to keep our electrical projects and drawings more organized and easy to manage. Once we have multiple books created for multiple electrical sub-assemblies or functionalities, we can create separate Bill…

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How to avoid updating views in SOLIDWORKS Composer by mistake?

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Lock View tool can be used to avoid updating a view by mistake. Once the view is locked it can be unlocked when needed. Views in SOLIDWORKS Composer do not just change the orientation of the model like SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. Views…

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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 create a Fade-in-out effect for Digger views in SOLIDWORKS Composer animations

SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger tool lets you zoom parts of your model to show a detail view of complex geometry, you can change opacity, visibility, and capture a 2D image. Follow the steps below to use the SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger in animations and apply a…

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How to create SOLIDWORKS Electrical Passive Symbol?

You should create SOLIDWORKS Electrical Passive Symbols for the following situations: Symbol has no mark defined Symbol is not be shown on Bill of materials, Symbol has no manufacturer part information defined Or the Symbol does not consume a device mark or a device tag….

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Aligning linear diameter dimensions in SOLIDWORKS drawings

Diameter dimensions can be modified to display as linear dimensions if needed. To convert the diameter dimension into linear follow these steps: Step 1: Right click the Diameter dimension > Display options > Display as linear OR this can also be done by selecting the…

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