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SOLIDWORKS Composer Backup File Options

Access and control backup file options in SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer stores a backup of the original document before any changes are saved to the file. It is one version before the last saved version of the document. SOLIDWORKS...
SOLIDWORKS Etch Marks

Using existing geometry to create Etch Marks in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Parts

When designing sheet metal parts within SOLIDWORKS you may want to add in etch marks to be etched later by the laser or HD plasma machines. Adding etch marks helps...
SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger

How to create a Fade-in-out effect for Digger views in SOLIDWORKS Composer animations

The SOLIDWORKS Composer Digger tool lets you zoom parts of your model to show a detail view of complex geometry, you can change opacity, visibility, and capture a 2D image....
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How to create SOLIDWORKS Electrical Passive Symbol?

You should create SOLIDWORKS Electrical Passive Symbols for the following situations: Symbol has no mark defined Symbol is not be shown on Bill of materials, Symbol has no manufacturer part...
3D Printing Education

How Educators and Students create realistic full-colour multi-material 3D models

Ask anyone in education what their top objectives are, and they’ll probably say it’s to enable students and faculty to achieve more, faster than what’s possible now, while saving money...
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How to automatically create a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Configuration

If a job can be automated in SOLIDWORKS and reduces the amount of time it takes to create I say do it, especially if it works every time. The flat...

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The Defeature Preview Window rotates and zooms with the SOLIDWORKS viewport, making it easy keep tabs on the simplification process

Why you should use the SOLIDWORKS Defeature Tool

Creating a digital twin of your real-life assembly can provide a lot of benefits; including accurate bills of materials, machining instructions, true-to-life simulation results, or stunning renders out of SOLIDWORKS...
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How to apply Textures to 3D Printed Parts with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS users often need to create complex or repeating features, but these features can be time-consuming to generate, especially on complex models. Some designs, such as a textured surface or...
SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The basics of SOLIDWORKS xDesign Demonstration Video

Watch and learn how SOLIDWORKS xDesign combines 3D CAD modeling and cloud collaboration using a web browser. In this 90-minute, on-demand video you'll learn how to create parametric models and...