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How to attach additional leader lines to SOLIDWORKS Balloons

Messy drawing views

Does your company require you to have every part in a drawing identified to avoid confusion? This blog post will show you how to identify every item in your drawing view without requiring extra SOLIDWORKS balloons. When you identify every item in an assembly drawing do your views end up looking like the example below…

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Help DS SolidWorks Improve the Performance of Large Assemblies and Drawings

Submit SOLIDWORKS Software Performance Reports (SPR) and Enhancement Requests (ER) Have you encountered SOLIDWORKS software performance that has hindered your workflow and caused frustration? One of the less known techniques for bug reports and performance enhancements requests is getting Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation attention by reporting issues directly to them and voting for enhancements. The…

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How to bring back the SOLIDWORKS Dimension Palette Icon after moving your Mouse

When you select a dimension in a drawing, the SOLIDWORKS Dimension Palette icon pops up. This allows you to hover over to bring up the palette to make quick formatting edits. You need to move your cursor straight to the Dimension Palette icon.  If you move your cursor somewhere else, the icon will disappear even…

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Hide and Show Components in Multiple SOLIDWORKS Display States

Display States are great for various graphical representations of a model.  If you have multiple SOLIDWORKS Display States you might have a situation where a component needs to be hidden or shown in only a select few states.  Instead of activating each Display State one by one and hiding the component, you can use the…

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Troubleshooting an Uninstall of SOLIDWORKS

On some occasions a SOLIDWORKS uninstall and reinstall is required if there were issues with the original installation.  Problematic installations typically stem from: Improper permissions, Active antivirus scanners or Windows User Account controls. Be sure to follow best practices during any installations, upgrades, or uninstalls of SOLIDWORKS to avoid problems right from the start. When…

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SOLIDWORKS Virtual Sharp Display Options

Virtual Sharp - Dot

A SOLIDWORKS Virtual Sharp in sketches and drawings provide the ability to dimension to the imaginary point where two lines would intersect in space.  Our previous blog posts show how you can add a virtual sharp using the Point tool or using Find Intersection with the Smart Dimension tool. Did you know you can change…

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SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM with Single Body Sheet Metal Part

When you create a SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM from an assembly that contains sheet metal or weldment parts it will add further indented rows with the cutlist information.  You have the option to show the ‘Detailed cut list’ in the Indented BOM.  For weldment files, deselecting the ‘Detailed cut list’ option will show the total length…

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How to create a Jog in a SOLIDWORKS Weld Symbol Leader

SOLIDWORKS multi jog weld symbol

In this post I will show you how to create a SOLIDWORKS multi jog weld symbol. This is one of those neat options that can help a lot especially when dealing with complex drawings. Usually there are a lot of dimensions, notes, balloons and so on; and fitting all of that information into your drawing…

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