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Applying Decals with Background Masking in SOLIDWORKS – Part 2

Building on the previous article about adding a decal and masking the background, there are occasions where we need to take masking a step further to get  the desired result. I’m going to add another decal below my Javelin decal. This is the same procedure of right clicking in the open area and clicking Add…

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Applying Decals with Background Masking in SOLIDWORKS – Part 1

Have you ever applied or used decals in SOLIDWORKS? What I learned is that not everything has the background colour you need for the decal you have. Sometimes you just want the background of the decal to match the colour of the object you’re putting in. Thankfully SOLIDWORKS  has a solution for that and it’s…

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Aligning linear diameter dimensions in SOLIDWORKS drawings

Diameter dimensions can be modified to display as linear dimensions if needed. To convert the diameter dimension into linear follow these steps: Step 1: Right click the Diameter dimension > Display options > Display as linear OR this can also be done by selecting the dimension >  property manager launches on left > go to…

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How to save a ScanTo3D (.3ds) file from a SOLIDWORKS part?

You must have the SOLIDWORKS ScanTo3D Add-in enabled before you can save parts as the ScanTo3D 3DS file format. There are a few ways for you to enable SOLIDWORKS add-ins as described in this blog article. However, saving the part files directly as a ScanTo3D file format shows the warning message stating: “No available entities…

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Unable to Save after Changing a SOLIDWORKS Weldment Profile?

So you are working on a SOLIDWORKS Weldment part, you go to save, and suddenly the following error message appears: If you are unable to save after changing a Weldment Profile, this could be caused when there is a set of custom properties whose value is defined by a cut list property; e.g. length, mass,…

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Using SOLIDWORKS Sketch Ink in Your Workflow

I’ve always used a tablet ever since I took my first graphics arts class back in high school.  I’ve found it to be an invaluable tool over the years, helping me with the creative process. When I found out that SOLIDWORKS has integrated tools that work with tablets, I had to give it a try….

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Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers

SOLIDWORKS Touch Mode

More and more, we run into touch screens. Laptops and monitors are starting to come standard with touch capability. I’ve had a touch screen on my computer, and for a while, it hadn’t occurred to me use it in SOLIDWORKS. So when I did, I found it intuitive and fun to use. You could arguably…

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Multiple-year versions of SOLIDWORKS Installed? Set File Locations the easy way!

When it becomes necessary to install multiple year versions of SOLIDWORKS, we recommend our best practices guide for the installation.  This article assumes that the aforementioned guide was used, and employs a technique designed to work with the settings we use in that guide. Once the multiple versions have been installed, your system will now…

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