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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Adds VDA Balloons

SOLIDWORKS 2021 VDA balloons

VDA refers to a German Quality System, generally used for the automotive industry. This is a highly recognized and respected quality management system, which requires a 90 percent compliance record for formal audits. So, we’re glad SOLIDWORKS 2021 has added these specific balloons in the core products. Before we use the VDA balloon we first…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Active Window Highlighting

If you’re anything like me you can have multiple SOLIDWORKS files open at any one time.  If a command is open on one model it prevents selecting a different window until the command was closed or completed. As a user, this used to slow me down when switching between explorer and SOLIDWORKS, resulting in time…

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SOLIDWORKS Macro to toggle “Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit”

SOLIDWORKS Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit

The “Auto-rotate view normal to sketch plane on sketch creation and sketch edit” option, as it sounds, automatically rotates the view orientation to be normal to a sketch plane when it is created or edited. In this article I’ll show you how assign this option to a toggle switch. The option is found in Tools…

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How to Remove or Edit SOLIDWORKS Macro Buttons

SOLIDWORKS Remove Existing Macros

In this tech tip learn how to remove or edit an existing SOLIDWORKS Macro Button. To learn how to Create Macro Buttons, please read my related article. To remove a Macro Button, the first thing we’re going to do is open the Customize Window (Tools > Customize). Next, simply click and drag the existing Macro…

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Searching for Commands while you Customize SOLIDWORKS 2021

Searching for Delete Command in SOLIDWORKS 2020

Do you enjoy customizing your shortcuts and toolbars? Then you will love the update to the SOLIDWORKS 2021 Customize Window (found in Tools > Customize). You can now search for commands by typing it in a search bar under the Shortcut Bars and Commands tabs. Simply type in the name of the command you are…

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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2021 On-demand Webinars

SOLIDWORKS 2021 What's New

We recently ran a Virtual Tech Conference where our certified SOLIDWORKS experts unveiled the new features and enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2021. You can watch the What’s New recordings in the videos below, they are broken down into four different parts, Core CAD enhancements, Simulation, Data Management and Communication tools: Part 1: Core CAD Enhancements Discover…

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SOLIDWORKS Assembly Components Copy with Mates

Copy With Mates

Copy with Mates is a fantastic ability available in SOLIDWORKS that allows you to copy a component and paste them along with the mates that were used. Let’s imagine that we have to mate a spacer over a select amount of hole locations and a pattern just isn’t possible. You might have previously sighed, then…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Update frequently asked questions

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Update FAQs

Get your SOLIDWORKS 2020 Update installation and configuration frequently asked questions answered by reading this tech tip article.

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Recommendations

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Hardware Requirements FAQs

Here is an overview of our current recommended SOLIDWORKS 2021 hardware / computer specs. The following gives details on specific hardware components.  However the entire system should be designed and assembled for optimal performance.  Custom machines can be a cheaper option, however selecting components individually and connecting them together may not be compatible or efficient. …

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