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How to check if a SOLIDWORKS Face is Planar / Flat

How can you check if a face is planar or not?

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Using PropertyLinks Professional to filter a Finish or Heat Treat based on the selected SolidWorks Material

In this tech tip you will learn how to use PropertyLinks Professional to filter a Finish or Heat Treat based on the selected SolidWorks Material. Prerequisites SolidWorks 2007 or above PropertyLinks Professional V4 or above Database editing application (example Microsoft Access or SQL Server) A working knowledge of the database application (in this example we are…

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Helping our communities, the eco-friendly way

Green living has become a part of our every day lives,  every one is trying to contribute and make a difference on our environment.    When we go to the supermarket, we now have the choice to bring our own bags or purchase a plastic one (made from recycled materials) for a small amount.    When we…

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One method of modeling a Chain in SolidWorks

Chain Model

NOTE: This is an older blog post.  The latest versions of SOLIDWORKS now have the Chain Component Pattern feature which is a better method.  See the following blog posts: New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 – Chain Component Pattern [VIDEO] How to use the SOLIDWORKS Belt/Chain Assembly Feature to control a Chain     If you need…

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Adding Fasteners to your assembly with a SolidWorks Feature Driven Pattern

If you don’t have access to SolidWorks Toolbox Smart Fasteners then there is an alternative method to quickly add fasteners to your assembly. To add fasteners first insert the required fastener part, then apply a SolidWorks feature driven pattern which utilizes a pattern feature of an existing part located in your assembly. Watch the following…

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3DVIA Composer Line Widths

3DVIA Composer Line Widths

In the 3DVIA Composer Technical Illustration module, line widths can be a bit tricky to figure out.  This 3DVIA Composer tech tip should make it easier for you. There are two main types of lines in Technical Illustrations, “Strong/Silhouette lines” and “Weak/Outline lines”.  To control the thickness of these two lines we adjust 3 variables:…

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Copying or resetting interface customizations and “clean” uninstall of 3DVIA Composer

3DVIA Composer Reset Registry

Note: this tip is for advanced users who are familiar with editing the registry of a computer! SolidWorks has the ‘Copy Settings Wizard’ to copy user customizations to other computers.  Unfortunately we have no equivalent with 3DVIA Composer.  All is not lost however for those familiar with editing the computer registry. The user settings are…

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What is CircuitWorks?

CircuitWorks

CircuitWorks is a translator bridge for SOLIDWORKS.  It allows SOLIDWORKS to open files produced by Electrical CAD software for Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design.  Upon opening the file, SOLIDWORKS will create an assembly model of the PCB. CircuitWorks also allows SOLIDWORKS to save changes back to files to be imported in the electrical design software. …

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