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Integrating SOLIDWORKS Composer and PDM

SOLIDWORKS Composer and PDM

Learn how SOLIDWORKS Composer and PDM can help users creating technical documentation work smarter with revisions and approvals.

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SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic Links

SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic Links

SOLIDWORKS Composer does not support mates like SOLIDWORKS, and SOLIDWORKS mates are not transferred to Composer during the import process. Mating relationships between actors must be re-created in Composer. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Composer Kinematic…

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Importing Hidden and Suppressed Components into SOLIDWORKS Composer

import hidden components

When working in SOLIDWORKS, components can be “removed” from an assembly by either Suppressing or Hiding them. In SOLIDWORKS, Suppressing a component takes it out of the assembly, including the calculation of mass properties and mate positions,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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,…

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Searching the Help in SOLIDWORKS Composer

Greetings, users of SOLIDWORKS Composer! In our previous article we explained how to access the Help for SOLIDWORKS Composer. In this article, we explain how to get the keyword search function working in the Help. …

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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…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 – Sharing (Default) Document Properties

SOLIDWORKS Composer Document Properties

New in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 is the ability to share Default Document Properties across different computer systems!  This allows us to create a company standard for the default document properties.  With this powerful enhancement, we…

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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…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 – Delete Empty Groups at Import

SOLIDWORKS Composer Delete Empty Groups

Ever imported models into SOLIDWORKS Composer only to find that some of the assembly structure is empty?  You might then be tempted to go through the assembly tree and manually delete those empty groups.  Fortunately,…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021 – Highlighting of Invisible Actors

SOLIDWORKS Composer Highlight Invisible Actors

A new enhancement in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2021, and the latest Composer Player, is the ability to automatically highlight invisible actors contained within the selected assembly. This can be very useful for keeping track of what…

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TriMech has compiled this recommended SOLIDWORKS 2024 hardware guide to aid you in the process of upgrading or purchasing new hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

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IMPORTANT! Transfer Activation Prior to Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS 2024

Prior to installing SOLIDWORKS 2024, you need to transfer activation from your prior release of SOLIDWORKS to ensure it’s available to activate SOLIDWORKS 2024.

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What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software? Learn about the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings.

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