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Always Show the Solid Bodies Folder

Accidentally hiding solid bodies within a part file is a common source of confusion, leading to the inevitable question regarding why the user is unable to see the part. A...
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Adding Custom Toolbox Component Sizes

If there is a specific fastener you need but can’t find the size in the default Toolbox, you can modify and add custom sizes.  Open SOLIDWORKS and go to Tools...
Tool and Die – Emboss Punch Design Topic: When Extrude to Surface does not work…

Tool and Die – Emboss Punch Design Topic: When Extrude to Surface does not work…

As a former Tool and Die designer I came to appreciate the power of SolidWorks when designing Embossing Dies. Most of the times, I would use the face of the...
“Fast Rebuilt” Technique for SolidWorks Patterns (when even a bodies pattern is too slow)

“Fast Rebuilt” Technique for SolidWorks Patterns (when even a bodies pattern is too slow)

Sometimes conventional patterning techniques are not the fastest. In this example we tried standard feature and body patterns for stacking 100 pots and found out that the rebuild time was...
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How to check if a SOLIDWORKS Face is Planar / Flat

How can you check for a SOLIDWORKS Planar Face with one mouse click? Just select a face in the graphic area and see if the Insert Sketch icon appears in...
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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...

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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...
SOLIDWORKS PDM Quick Search

How to use the new Quick Search option in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020

With the greatly anticipated Quick Search feature added in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2020, users have a quick and convenient way to search favorite variables directly from within Windows Explorer.  We can...
SOLIDWORKS standard compliance with the SOLIDWORKS Design Checker 2019

Maintain SOLIDWORKS Standards Compliance with SOLIDWORKS Design Checker

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...
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