Articles by: Vipanjot Kaur, CSWP

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

How to rename the BOM column heading in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer BOM heading

In SOLIDWORKS Composer the BOM columns can be configured and various properties and meta-properties can be added as new columns in the Bill of Material. The existing property names can also be renamed, by following the steps below: Step 1: Firstly, make sure the BOM…

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Customization of user interface in SOLIDWORKS Electrical!

Are you aware of settings in SOLIDWORKS Electrical that allow you to change quite a few things in the user interface, just like we make modifications in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD? Do you prefer the mouse wheel to be reversed for zoom direction? Maybe a darker…

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What is the best method to open a SOLIDWORKS model in Revit?

Export IFC file from solidworks

SOLIDWORKS models can be quickly opened up in Autodesk Revit. Here are the steps to do so: Step 1 – Export from SOLIDWORKS: Open the 3d model in SolidWorks. Now save the model as either IFC 4 (.*ifc) or IFC 2×3 (.*ifc) through File >…

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How do I backup/archive the individual projects in SOLIDWORKS Electrical?

backup solidworks electrical projects

You can backup and archive SOLIDWORKS Electrical Projects individually rather than taking a backup of the whole electrical data using the Environmental archive. Archiving a project backs up all of the documents and data within it, as well as items required for design work like…

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Creating a Custom Appearance in SOLIDWORKS Visualize

SOLIDWORKS Visualize installs with a large library of appearance files that you can apply to your models, but you can also create  Custom Appearance files and save them in your Appearances Palette for future use. Create a Custom Appearance File Brand new appearance can be…

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Saving a PDF/Word document in a SOLIDWORKS Electrical Project Archive

Most often users want to add a PDF or Microsoft Word document in the SOLIDWORKS Electrical project and collect it within the project archive. This can be done only by adding the document in the document tree. If there are a limited number of files…

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How to run SOLIDWORKS Visualize AI Denoiser on almost any computer

SOLIDWORKS Visualize 2018 SP3.0 onward includes an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Denoiser tool, which allows professional renderings to be made 10x faster. When the Denoiser is enabled it helps in the significant reductions in render time for production-quality images.It produces better-looking renderings with fewer passes, which…

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Why is a Colour Property change not applied to an Animation after SOLIDWORKS Composer document update?

While working with SOLIDWORKS Composer assemblies (.SMG) there are always cases where SOLIDWORKS designers make some changes in the source model. To avoid the re-work of creating all the views and animation again in a Composer assembly you can update the Composer document. This update…

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How to enable BOM Model Highlighting in SOLIDWORKS Composer

When we publish images from SOLIDWORKS Composer specifically Technical Illustrations, it allows us to save .SVG type images and upon opening the images in a web browser we can easily identify corresponding parts in the model by hovering the mouse pointer over line items in…

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