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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Measure Tool can remain On Screen for all Tools

The Measure tool is one of those features that you always need around.  So why not keep it open as you work?  SOLIDWORKS 2019 enhances the Measure tool so it can remain open while working in other tools.  This applies to any tool in Part, Assembly or Drawing environments! With another tool open, the Evaluate…

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Make your Tables Pop with the Cell Border Thickness Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2019

When it comes time to create drawing documentation for large and complex assemblies, we are often met with SOLIDWORKS tables that reflects that. So, it can be daunting for end users to sift through drawings trying to find corresponding part information. That is why with the launch of SOLIDWORKS 2019, there is a new SOLIDWORKS…

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How to Suppress/Disable Equations in different SOLIDWORKS Configurations

The ability to configure equations was introduced in SOLIDWORKS 2014.  This change removed the previous simplified functionality of only suppress/unsuppress equations in different configurations.  SOLIDWORKS 2017 introduced disable/enable equations, however this can only be applied to all configurations at once.  So the question is how can we configure SOLIDWORKS Equations in order to suppress/disable/ignore an…

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How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to a Newer Version

After upgrading SOLIDWORKS to a newer major release, you may see a warning that the Hole Wizard and Advance Hole database is not the expected version.  This indicates that the Hole Wizard/Toolbox database has not been properly updated to the same version. You will need to upgrade SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to the newer version. If your database…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 Interference Detection on Multibody Parts

The SOLIDWORKS 2019 Interference Detection tool can be used directly on a multibody part.  This is very useful to check weldment parts (or multibody sheet metal parts) for any potential interferences that need to be reviewed.  Previous versions required other solutions such as combine or inserting into an assembly. This is also useful when running Simulation studies…

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SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3 of our SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide offers steps relating to Windows and hardware. We recommend testing after each step to determine whether it resolved the problem before moving on to another step. Are there any Windows updates pending?  Sometimes implementing them solves the problem.  This can also be undone if needed…keep reading for how to…

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SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide (Part 2 of 3)

Part 2 of my SOLIDWORKS Crash Troubleshooting Guide includes recommendations for graphics cards and utilizing SOLIDWORKS Rx. Catch up on part 1 of the guide. Ensure that your graphics driver is certified.  This does not mean the latest driver.  The latest driver is not necessarily the greatest!  You can prevent automatic updates of the driver…

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Using the Foreshorten View SOLIDWORKS Drawing Option

Creating Aligned Views in SOLIDWORKS can have different results, depending on the geometry of the model being sectioned and the settings selected in the process of creating the Section View. The SOLIDWORKS Foreshorten view option that appears during creation of Aligned Views makes a big difference in the view projection. The two images below show…

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