SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer Tech tips and Tutorials for creating technical documentation

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 process could include: Existed part removed/deleted from assembly New part…

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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 the BOM. However, when we are working with an assembly…

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Unable to access SOLIDWORKS Composer User Guide or Help document?

Every now and then SOLIDWORKS Composer users report that they can’t access the SOLIDWORKS Composer user-guide/help document through SOLIDWORKS Composer window > Help > Help Topics, and by default Composer tries to open the HTML help document through the default browser, in my case I use Google Chrome. Here is the result I get when…

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SOLIDWORKS Rx now included with SOLIDWORKS Composer

Until SOLIDWORKS 2019 SOLIDWORKS Rx used to get installed automatically by default only with SOLIDWORKS installation. And now in SOLIDWORKS 2020, SOLIDWORKS Rx now supports SOLIDWORKS Composer and installs by default when SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 is installed. When we have different sorts of issues with Composer — for example performance issues, the Problem Capture tab…

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How to change the SOLIDWORKS Composer Viewport Ground

When working in SOLIDWORKS Composer you will notice that there is a Dassault Systèmes logo on the SOLIDWORKS Composer Viewport Ground by default. If you want to remove this, or change it to something else you can. To access the SOLIDWORKS Composer Viewport Ground properties: Through Collaboration Tab: On Collaboration Tab > Expand Environment > click…

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How to create a Section View in SOLIDWORKS Composer?

SOLIDWORKS Composer Section View

Section views are created to see the internal cross section of the model or peer inside the model — without moving or hiding any geometry. Normally, we create the section view in a SOLIDWORKS 3D model with the Section Tool from the Heads up view toolbar, and in SOLIDWORKS Drawings using the section line. In…

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360 Degree Capture in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

SOLIDWORKS Composer 360 Degree Capture

Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 we have a new option – “360° Capture” which captures a defined number of images of the model along a vertical axis performing a 360° clockwise rotation. Using this tool will help us efficiently publish/save custom views directly rather than manually creating them in views tab and then publishing. 360°…

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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 Inlaid Text for Linear Arrows

SOLIDWORKS Composer Inlaid Text

Earlier in SOLIDWORKS 2019 we used to place an arrow to show the details on the view, but to show what we were pointing to we used the “Text 2D” tool on Author Tab, to show a description. But now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 linear arrow has a new property called “Inlaid text”. Here are…

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Why is my JPEG file not being displayed in SOLIDWORKS Composer?

When working in SOLIDWORKS Composer, it is not uncommon to use other media such as pictures to add a personal touch to the project for branding or actor texture purposes. Once in a while, you may run into a situation where your JPEG files are not displaying in SOLIDWORKS Composer. Hours have been spent wondering…

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