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Save as Copy with a Subset of Configurations in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Save as Copy with a Subset of Configurations in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides you with the capability of saving a copy of a part or an assembly with a subset of its configurations. This will save time by not having to delete the configurations manually afterwards. When selecting configurations to save, the active configuration is selected by default. Also, if you select a derived configuration,…

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Body Compare Analysis in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Body Compare

SOLIDWORKS Body Compare is new for SOLIDWORKS 2020 and is used to compare two groups of bodies that are located in the same part or assembly to find their differences. This feature allows you to even compare your CAD models against a mesh file or a scan file. Differences are colour coded so you can…

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Auto-space Components in an Exploded View with SOLIDWORKS 2020

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, for Exploded Views you can turn on the option “Auto-space Components on Drag” even for existing explode steps. You can also select center, rear, or front of the bounding box for the order of auto-spaced components. To create a new exploded view and explore these options, create a new exploded view from…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2019 Update installation and configuration frequently asked questions answered by reading this tech tip article.

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Hardware FAQs

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2020 hardware.  Browse through this FAQ for more detailed information. Processor: 3 GHz or higher clock speed (preferably over 4GHz) Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Memory: 32GB (16GB minimum) Hard Drive: Solid State Drive (SSD), maintaining at least 20GB free space Graphics Card: Standard assemblies: NVIDIA…

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Why is my SOLIDWORKS Macro not Running?

SOLIDWORKS Macro Not Running

Have you ever ran into a situation where your SOLIDWORKS Macro is not running? Or it looks like it runs but nothing happens and it doesn’t give you an error message? The most common reason for this is that you’ve recently performed an upgrade on your SOLIDWORKS systems and the macro was created in an…

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Microsoft Visual Basic: Run-time Error ’91’

Ever encountered the Microsoft Visual Basic error “Run-time Error ’91’: Object variable or With block variable not set” when opening a SOLIDWORKS file? Or if you’re creating a new SOLIDWORKS Macro, and while running it you see this pop up? Lucky for you, this is a very common VB error that’s encountered and it’s not…

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Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review each drawing to ensure they conform to company standards. This can involve checking fonts, decimal spaces, title block information and much more. This process can…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance Improvements for Older Version Files

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2020 assembly performance has been improved when working with older version files.  Previously, components not upgraded to the latest release caused longer open and save times. This was more noticeable when referenced components had multiple configurations.  In SOLIDWORKS 2019 and earlier, only the “master” configuration of a previous version component would load on open…

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