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How to substitute a custom elbow into a Pipe Route

When Pipe Routing you may need to have an elbow that has a drain or weldolet on it.  This is actually easily accomplished.  Simply model...
Configuration Properties

Notes on combining multiple Routing library files

To speed up the Pipe Routing process or simplify your library, it may help you to combine similar routing parts into one file.  You can make...
Specify Elbow

Pipe Routing using only one elbow file with multiple angle configurations

In SolidWorks Pipe Routing we can only specify one default elbow for the route subassembly.  Historically this  meant that if we have more than one angle...
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How to create a Spiral / Helical Sheet Metal Model that can be flattened

If you want to create a spiral / helical sheet metal model, using the sweep feature + insert bends will not do the job. You...
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How to Create Custom Size Holes in Hole Wizard?

Holewizard tool covers most of the hole standards and sizes.  However, if you want to add custom sizes, what can you do? The "show custom...
How to upload my model to 3D content central with multiple configurations?

How to upload my model to 3D content central with multiple configurations?

If you have tons of configurations of models and you want to upload them to the web for your clients to download, you should try...

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Posts

SOLIDWORKS MBD Datum Targets

Datum Targets now available in SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021

In SOLIDWORKS MBD 2021, Datum Targets are now available. Previously only Datums were available,  but now in MBD 2021, Datum Targets can be added to a Datum. The Datum Target...
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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021 File Explorer Enhancements

One of the best features of SOLIDWORKS PDM has been the integration with Windows Explorer. New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2021, the ribbon control of Microsoft® Windows® File Explorer is available in...
SOLIDWORKS 2021 Collapsible CommandManager

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Collapsible CommandManager

The SOLIDWORKS CommandManager is undoubtedly a well-designed interface for finding what tools you need in SOLIDWORKS, and is now collapsible in SOLIDWORKS 2021. After learning where SOLIDWORKS tools are, and...