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SOLIDWORKS Composer Tech tips and Tutorials for creating technical documentation

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 fade in and fade out effect without using the actual…

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How to sync SOLIDWORKS Composer sub-assemblies with SOLIDWORKS

If you use SOLIDWORKS Composer in tandem with SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Design to generate the models, chances are that you have had difficulty updating the Composer file after an update in a sub-assembly. In this article,  we will explore a way to set up your Composer document so that you can update sub-assemblies within the Main…

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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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