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Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Many companies that have a drafting department often also have a checking or quality department to maintain SOLIDWORKS standard compliance. The design checker in this department usually have to review each drawing to ensure they conform to company standards. This can involve checking fonts, decimal spaces, title block information and much more. This process can…

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance Improvements for Older Version Files

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Assembly Performance

SOLIDWORKS 2020 assembly performance has been improved when working with older version files.  Previously, components not upgraded to the latest release caused longer open and save times. This was more noticeable when referenced components had multiple configurations.  In SOLIDWORKS 2019 and earlier, only the “master” configuration of a previous version component would load on open…

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Repair All Missing References for Fillets with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Fillet Repair

Have you ever had a Fillet Error? When was the last time that you made a minor change to your model which caused a fillets to have a “missing edge reference” even though the edges are exactly where they used to be? Did it happen yet this week? Making changes to a 3D model seems…

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Modify a Mesh BREP body directly with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Mesh Editing

The new SOLIDWORKS 2020 release has some exciting capabilities built in for working directly on a Mesh BREP body. Previously only simple features such as add and subtract could be performed, and to do these, a regular solid body first had to be made and then converted into Mesh. Now even advanced features like Drafts…

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Reduce Mesh Body Complexity with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Decimate Mesh Tool

SOLIDWORKS Decimate Mesh Tool

New in the 2020 release of SOLIDWORKS comes even more capability to work with imported mesh files! As is often the case with scanned geometry, the number of graphics triangles (facets) can be overwhelming for many SOLIDWORKS users’ hardware. It usually is also excessive for an accurate representation of the model. Now the number of…

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New Touch Mode Enhancements for SOLIDWORKS 2020

With the release of SOLIDWORKS 2020, there are a couple of changes that have been made to Touch mode to enhance your experience. In addition to the features that have been highlighted in the previous article Utilize Touch Mode in SOLIDWORKS for Touchscreen Computers, there are a couple of changes that have been added to…

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DCHU Graphics Card Driver Information regarding SOLIDWORKS

For newer computer setups running on Windows 10 versions 1809 and newer, you might notice that our current graphics card driver has DCHU attached to it as seen in the image below.  This stands for Declarative, Componentized, Hardware Support Apps, Universal API compliance. This is essentially a new driver structure for hardware manufacturers. The following…

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SOLIDWORKS VBA Macro Code to Save Drawing as a PDF

save solidworks drawing to pdf

Usually when we want to speed up process tasks in SOLIDWORKS, we tend to search for Macros that can do the task for us so we can decrease our process time. A lot of these Macros are published online by various users, but be mindful as the code published is SPECIFIC to their machine and environment…

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How to Align Breaks in a SOLIDWORKS Projected View with a Parent View

A customer recently contacted me with a strange situation: they were unable to drag the breaks in a SOLIDWORKS projected view in their drawing. See the image below as an example: the bottom view is the parent view and the top view is the projected section view. There is a setting in SOLIDWORKS to control…

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