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When is a Single-Line Drawing more than a “Single Line Drawing”

When is a Single-Line Drawing more than a “Single Line Drawing”

Most people who have designed a system understand the importance of a single line drawing in the design process. It gets you going in the right direction and what we...
IMPORTANT TIP – SolidWorks SNL: How to avoid downtime when upgrading!

IMPORTANT TIP – SolidWorks SNL: How to avoid downtime when upgrading!

If you have a SoildWorks network installation your SolidWorks SolidNetwork License (SNL) server may be installed on a computer in a server room somewhere, it may seem simpler to use...
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EPDM – Testing Connectivity to Archive Server Using the Ping Test

In order to troubleshoot Solidworks Enterprise PDM connectivity issue between the Archive Server and client, a simple ping test can be used. The ping test is performed on the client...
Export and Import views

3DVIA Composer Exporting Views for reuse in other projects

In Composer it is possible to export and import the views you have created.  To do this: To Export: Go to the Views tab and right-click on the view you...
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3DVIA Composer Create a Walkthrough animation using Fly Through

A quick way to create a walkthrough style animation in 3DVIA Composer is by using the Fly Through Mode tool and capture various "stops" along the way.  Here's how: 1....
Assembly selection notifications

3DVIA Composer Assembly Selection Methods

In Composer we have the ability to select either subassemblies or the parts within them when performing a function such as a translate.  The difference is subtle but important.  If we...

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SOLIDWORKS Christmas Tree Topper

December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us and Michael Bublé is singing festive songs. Every year when putting up my tree, I have the same Christmas...
Fig. 5 Preview of Markups on Rotation

Using Markup in SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS Markup is a great way to communicate ideas between teams, allowing users to propose changes without having to edit the geometry of a part. With SOLIDWORKS 2020, there is...
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SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020 additional formats available for saving video

In prior years, the only Save As option for a SOLIDWORKS Composer video format was AVI. Now in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, we also have the ability to save video as...