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SOLIDWORKS Composer Tech tips and Tutorials for creating technical documentation

Creating a BOM with Part & Assembly Actors in SOLIDWORKS Composer

When working in SOLIDWORKS Composer, there might be a situation were the information that is being expressed in the Bill of Materials (BOM) come from both the part & assembly level. In the article ‘How to create an Assembly Level BOM‘, we learned how to get BOM items at the assembly level. Lets take that…

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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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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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Opening Large Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer works hand in hand with SOLIDWORKS CAD by converting part and assembly files to workable models for documentation. The process is relatively straight forward, but when working with SOLIDWORKS large assemblies, there are a few things to keep in mind when converting them to Composer (.SMG) files. Sometimes, large assemblies do not get…

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How to Import Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) Data into SOLIDWORKS Composer

Product Manufacturing Information in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Composer lets you re-purpose your 3D models for creating rich content to express processes and procedures in technical communications, such as manufacturing assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, training guides, marketing brochures, and sales bidding kits. With the SOLIDWORKS Composer 2019 release, we can re-purpose even more of our work! We can…

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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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How to import Product Manufacturing information (PMI) into SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer can directly import Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) data from SOLIDWORKS models. PMI conveys attributes that are necessary for manufacturing a product component. The attributes include geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T), datums, dimensions, Special symbols such as diameters and degrees and surface finishes. To import PMI data into SOLIDWORKS Composer: When SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies…

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