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Editing a Selection Set in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS selection set

In SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can edit an existing selection set to add or remove items. You can also add items to multiple selection sets at once. The items that need to be added to a specific selection manager can simply be dragged from the Feature Manager design tree or from a selection set to the…

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Overlay Configurations in Alternate Position View with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Alternate Position View

With SOLIDWORKS 2020 you can now overlay two configurations of a part in a single view in your part drawings using Alternate Position View. This is very useful for comparing two configurations that are made from one another. For example, you may purchase a part from a supplier (as-purchased configuration) and then machine some holes…

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Create and Edit Component Patterns in SOLIDWORKS 2020 Large Design Review Mode

SOLIDWORKS Large Design Review Pattern

New in SOLIDWORKS 2020, you can create assembly component patterns in the Large Design Review Mode. The patterns that can be created include linear and circular component pattern. Also, other component patterns including pattern driven pattern and sketch driven pattern can be edited in the large design review mode. In order to create component patterns…

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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 2020 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 / computer specs.  Browse through this FAQ for more detailed information. Processor: 3 GHz or higher clock speed (preferably close to 4GHz) Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Memory: 32GB (16GB minimum) Hard Drive: Solid State Drive (SSD), maintaining at least 20GB free space Graphics…

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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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